Fruits of labour

My workmate makes beautiful jewellery, but because I am not a big fan of metal against my skin (yes, i've been told i'm rather odd.. ) I always marvelled and played when she brought stuff in, but never ever purchased.

Then one day I decided to ask if she would make me some stitch markers.. Being a non-knitter, she had no idea what they were and spent awhile researching them and asking me how many were in a "set", what they were used for, what I'd like etc...

The conversation was left at that for awhile, but yesterday she came in and presented the stitch markers she had made for me! Knowing that I loved sets, and adorable things, she picked out a little fruit set..

I thought they were sooo lovely, that I've decided to order myself a few more sets (not just of fruits, but other ones) and I'll be sending these off to my secret pal (i'm pretty sure she doesn't read this blog, so i'm safe for now!). Hopefully she'll get her second package sometime next week.

Besides that, I've only done some basic knitting - simple ribbing, simple stitches, no seaming, no finishing. I've cast on for Kelly Maher's Ribbed Lace Bolero as a stashbuster for my Woodrose coloured aran yarn leftover from my little pink vest (An FO I keep meaning to blog about but haven't yet done).. I love the colour, the pattern is simple, and it's going so fast!!

Anyways, this is my last week at work and then I'll have one month off before taking up my new role. I'm really looking forward to that time, and I'm pretty sure there will be lots of knitting to be had *WOOT*