8.07.2006

It's just a matter of time before we're all found out

Secret swaps are coming close to an end - isn't it exciting?

Today I finished off and packed up my knit sock kit for She Who Must Not Be Named (well, it is still a secret!). It's all packed up and ready to go out. Here's a sneak peak:



She's getting a booga bag as her "official" sock bag, but I also included the cleo clutch, because she likes to put her socks in whatever bigger bag she's carrying. I figured the clutch could easily slide inside of a bigger bag. I added a metal snap to the inside of the bag, but it's kind of hard to open and close. I'm thinking it'll loosen up as she uses it. There's some delicious candy; the Amelia Raitte sock patterns, and some homemade stitch markers. The stitch markers are in this cute little metal tin that I found at the Container Store. It's decorated on top with a picture that goes along with her blog, but I tried my best to make it blurry so she won't figure out that it's for her if she reads this. Hopefully, that'll all go ok.

I had so much fun wrapping everything up, but then I forgot to take a picture of the final product. Trust me, it was very cute.



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7 comments:

Andrea said...

I like the booga bag. It's made with Noro, right? And the matching koigu is nice too. I'm pretty sure you don't have me as a secret pal but I'm wishing you did. I'm coveting this gift.

SJ said...

Wow, your pal is going to be seriously spoiled! I'm jealous!

To respond to your question, Knit Picks sock yarn is pretty good. Not exactly luxury, but good quality and it stands up well. Plus you can't beat the price. I use it almost exclusively for socks for my fiance, since he doesn't know the difference between Koigu or Lorna's and KP Essential.

kimberly said...

Very pretty colors in the booga bag. It's all wonderful! Great job.

Ramona said...

What a lucky girl. I love the Cleo Clutch.

Bea said...

Sweet! Wish it was ME!!! :o) I especially love the clutch!

Anonymous said...

Nice collection of goodies for your secret pal! I have a few more things to organize, so it'll be another week or so until your final package is ready to go in the mail. The shipping won't take long, so that's in my favor.

Your Secret Pal

Colleen said...

Ooh, ooh! IT WAS ME!

Thanks so much, Rachel. I love, love, love the package, and the Koigu is so yummy that I immediately stopped working on the, um, 3 other pairs of socks I was working on to start with it. The clutch is a little hard to open, but I've found that running a fingernail under the snap does the job nicely. I've already carried both to work, and gotten many compliments.

Thanks again!