Mary Poppins and the knitting spool

If you now wonder what the two have to do with each other, that is indeed a very legitimate question.

When I posted my first spool knitted pieces to Flickr, I was asked to include my pictures in a group pool for spool knitting. I became a member of the Flickr group, later of the Yahoo group (which I have terribly neglected, I must admit) as well.
When the Flickr group admin, Maz, posted a picture of her new spool knitters, I was reminded of Mary Poppins right away. Mary Poppins has always been one of my heroines. She is magic, she is stubborn, she is strict and stern and thinks very highly of herself and still she is lovable and I would have loved to have a nanny like her. I have all the books and I can't even count how often I read them and yes, I still read them from time to time.
It was very hard to pick just one color, they all looked so great, but finally I decided to order a red spool "Mary" and now she's here.
When I opened the parcel, I found a box, that was what I had expected, I was just a little surprised about the height.
Then I opened the box and what I found in that, I hadn't expected at all!

Instead of just my "Mary Poppins" there was so much more in there!
I'll just let the pictures speak for themselves.

Thanks Maz, this was a gorgeous surprise and Mary will get a special place in one of my cabinets for sure!! I wish you could have seen my face when I opened the box, it would have said so much more than my few words ....

And hey, people, if you want to know more about the history of spool knitters, be sure to go by Maz' blog!


  1. Hi Cat!
    I am so relieved that it finally arrived safely!
    Enjoy your "Mary Poppins"/Nancy Spool Knitter!!
    Thankyou for your very kind words and you have put a HUGE smile on my face! .. cheers, Maz

  2. Very cool! I love looking through your projects.