I went to the post office to pick up my mail today and was pleasantly surprised to find a package from my Secret Pal 9 pal. It turns out my pal is Amber Kitty! She sent me some lovely presents. The books Favorite Socks and Folk Shawls (she must have seen my Amazon list.) She also included a stitch and needle gauge, some chocolate (which is almost gone already), a really neat tape measure which is a crocheted cake (I have included a separate picture.) I have decided I'm going to start collecting tape measures because there are so many neat ideas for them. There was also a bag of what I call doo dads that you can use for earrings, etc. I love everything that I have received and appreciate Amber for being a great Secret Pal. I haven't mailed out my last pal package because I'm finishing up a present for mine. I only have about 8 more rows and should get it in the mail tomorrow or Tuesday. I'm having a hard time finding time for knitting with my apartment hunting. For those of you who don't know, my husband and I are splitting up so I am looking for new digs. I think I have found a cute apartment with enough closet space for me and all my crafts and will probably move the end of December or middle of January. Once this is settled I hope to start getting caught up on knitting.