Secret Santa Goodies

The Irish Knitters group on Ravelry had a Secret Santa swap for Christmas so of course I joined in. It was great fun finding out about and then shopping for a fellow knitter. None of my friends or family knit except my Mum so I don't get to buy many woolly presents.
The swap was started late so it was decided the presents would be sent for Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan. This was a nice touch as traditionally it's the day women get spoiled after Christmas by their husbands and children.

I received my present and spoiled I was! Loads of wonderful goodies. Lovely yarn which with it's lovely summer colours might make a lovely lacy crocheted scarf. Lots of sweets which are now gone, the percy pigs didn't make it past the first hour. There were even doggie biscuits which Westley was very pleased about.

There's a pack of roving which may be spun into yarn or maybe needle felted into a cool accessory for a bag I'm planning to make soon. There's a pack of very nice, very very handy stitch markers. Those purple buttons are fabulous, I'll have to find something special to put them on. The little dog and cat are very cute.

Lurking there is some hand cream which is great as I have no hand cream left after this week. My allergy caused a lovely rash on my hands which has lead to them peeling. I can't crochet or knit at the moment as my hands get stuck in the wool. So the hand cream is great.

Thanks a million Secret Santa!

2 Responses to "Secret Santa Goodies" (Leave A Comment)

WorstedKnitt says
January 16, 2009 at 3:27 AM

Oh what a lovely package! Jope your hands get better soon.

Barry M says
January 16, 2009 at 5:09 AM

I always knew the 6th as little Christmas, but never heard of Nollaig na mBan until my (German) physiotherapist mentioned it to me! I felt a bit stupid that she asked about this Irish tradition that I never knew about! :D