SP8 Abschluss

Gerade kam mein letztes SP8-Päckchen an. Viel Mühe hat sich mein Spoiler gemacht, nur leider war die Karte etwas knapp, sie hat sich immer noch nicht geoutet 😉

Today arrived my final secret pal-parcel. My spoiler sended a great parcel,
unfortunately she forgot to say in which blog I can find her 😉

Das war alles drin: sehr dunkle Schokolade (die ich ja sehr liebe!), Seife und Shampoo, leckerer Schwarzer Tee, ein Krimi-Hörbuch, das ich während des Spinnens hören werde, ein großer Strang Kauni und last but not least ein schöner Schal, dessen Muster wie die Snowdrops aussieht (stimmt das, Secret Pal?).
Damit geht eine nette Runde von Secret Pal zu Ende, ich danke dir herzlich für all die schönen Sachen!
Und wo wir gerade dabei sind: habe mich schon zu SP9 angemeldet!

Look at this: very dark chocolate (I love it!), soap and shampoo, black tea, a crime talking book which I’ll listen to while spinning, a big skein of Kauni wool and last but not least a beautiful scarf with a pattern that reminds me to the Snowdrops (is this correct, secret pal?).
So, this was the end of a nice round of Secret Pal, I thank you so much for all this beautiful things!
And when I’m just talking about Secret Pal: I subscribed to SP9!

Zwischenstand

Hm, komisches Wetter, komische Stimmung, komische Entwicklung: wie man sehen kann, habe ich nun auch ein strickiges Notizbuch und seit gestern abend steht sogar was drin: habe nun beim zweiten Pseudo-Anna-Strumpf die Waden-Abnahmen fertig und kann nun geradeaus stricken. Was aber auch bedeutet, daß ich meinen selbstentwickelten Zwickel, der auf dem Schmierzettel (rechts im Bild), verzeichnet war, nun feierlich als ersten Eintrag in die Kladde geschrieben habe. Einen zweiten Eintrag gibt es auch schon: das grüne Etwas ist ein selbstentworfener Schal, den ich dann ausführlicher behandele, wenn der Prototyp fertig ist 😉

Secret Pal 8 neigt sich dem Ende zu und mein Spoilee Alison hat ihr letztes Paket bekommen und sich offensichtlich sehr gefreut!

These are the last days of SP8. My spoilee Alison got her last parcel and it seems that she likes it!

Post von SP

So könnte es von mir aus weitergehen: jeden Tag eine Überraschung per Bote 😉 Gerade klingelte der Paketbote und überreichte mir mein erstes Secret Pal-Päckchen:

Und das war in den toll verpackten Geschenken:

Mensch, so schöne Sachen: Eine Opal-Sockenwolle mit dem Namen Sommernachtstraum, die ich ja noch nie gesehen habe. Dann ein Buch von meiner Wunschliste: Lorbeerblatt und Zwetschgenkern, das wollte ich ja schon lange, gibt es aber bei Amazon nicht mehr, da mußte mein Secret Pal gut suchen, um mir das zu besorgen – toll! Statt Süßem Pfefferminztee, hatten wir quasi so abgesprochen 😉 Und der Oberhammer: Ein Rosenholznadelspiel in Stärke 2,25mm, die ich hier noch nirgends gefunden habe und die ich mir so gewünschte habe, speziell für Mustersocken. Phantastisch, und spitz sind sie auch noch: perfekt!! Liebes Secret Pal, mit all den Sachen hast Du mir eine riesige Freude gemacht, tausend Dank!!

Today my first SP-parcel arrived with a lot of wonderful things: Opal sock yarn in a great color I’ve never seen before, called a midsummer night’s dream. A book from my wish list with old German knitting patterns, translated in English: bay leaf and plum’s stone. This book is not available by Amazon so my SP had to search well for it: great! Because it was so hot in Germany we talked about it: no goodies but tea. And rosewood dpn’s in a needle size I’ve never found in Germany: 2.25mm so great!! I wanted this needle size for socks with pattern, oh, I love it! Dear Secret Pal: thank you so much for all of this wonderful things!

SP8 Update

1) What is your favorite season of the year?
I have no favorite season, all of them have their special beauty spots.
2) Where is your favorite vacation spot?
I love Greece and Italy, but to tell you the truth: every place at the ocean is a good place for me!
3) If you could visit any place in the world, where would it be?
Northern California to see the places where my relatives lived/live.
4) If you could pick any job, and be paid well, what would it be?
I love my job (lecturer for computer) and it would be great if it be paid well! Or perhaps farmer…
5) If you were going on vacation for 1 week, and had to take ONLY one project with you, what would it be?
A shawl
6) If you won a shopping spree to your favorite yarn shop, what would you get??
I wish I had a favorite yarn shop :-) Perhaps Rowan Felted Tweed, I love this yarn! Or more Drops Alpaca…

SP8 Questionnaire

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
I prefer pure wool or other natural fibers or sock yarn with a little bit of poly-xy. I love alpaca. I absolutely hate something like Brasilia: fringed yarn (in German we call it Fusselgarn) or boucl, 100% poly-xy: aarhg!!

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
For my circular needles I use a Regia Box (that’s a simple metal box). For my dpn’s I made a little felted case.

3. How long have you been knitting? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
I’m knitting for years, my level is intermediate.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
Yes, I send you the link if you want.

5. What’s your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.)
I’m sorry: I hate candles with any scent! And I don’t like any flavored bath products.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
Oh yes: I love very dark chocolate!

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?
Yes, I’m spinning.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
Yes, my equipment can play MP3s. Music all over the place: Rock, Pop, classical music too but please no Techno!

9. What’s your favorite color? Or–do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can’t stand?
I like blue, red, orange, brown, black, green. I don’t like yellow.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
Single with one cat.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
Yes, I wear scarves, hats and mittens. No Ponchos please! I think they are an undesirable trend.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
I love to knit socks and cardigans or scarves.

13. What are you knitting right now?
At the moment I’m knitting lace socks.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
Yes!!

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
Circular needles or for socks and other little pieces dpn’s, bamboo, ebony or rosewood.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
I only own a Niddy Noddy.

17. How did you learn to knit?
I learned to knit in elementary school and by my grandma and mum.

18. How old is your oldest UFO?
Almost one year and I guess it will be never a FO!

19. What is your favorite holiday?
Day of Reunification: October 3.

20. Is there anything that you collect?
No.

21. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
For the books: see my Amazon wish list. I’m reading the Rowan Magazine, Interweave Knits, sometimes the Vogue Knitting and some German knitting magazines.

22. Are there any new techniques you’d like to learn?
With every new project I learn something new or I learn, that I have to learn a new technique.

23. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
Yes! I love to knit socks! My measurements: in German 40, that’s US 9

24. When is your birthday? (mm/dd)
01/01/