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Thursday, November 27, 2008

loot! woot!

Thanksgiving is not a holiday here (of course), so the cute postman was able to deliver a perfectly-timed package from Amy! Perfectly timed in several ways: the chocolate turkeys she sent for the boys arrived (and were consumed) right on Thanksgiving Day, how super is that?persiacotedazure

Also, Elemmaciltur just mentioned on Facebook that he was looking forward to the next shipment of the Wollmeise Sock Club. If you'll recall, I was on vacation during sign-ups, and so missed out completely, but I wasn't too sad when the first shipment went out because I'd been the test-knitter for the I mog di pattern. Well, now the next one's en route (you can see it if you ALERT ALERT ALERT THIS IS A SPOILER DO NOT CLICK THIS IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BE SPOILED AHOY THERE YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED click on this link) and I was going to be all mopey about it, but now I have Malabrigo Sock Yarn so I am just about coping.

fab stuffAnd thirdly, what with one thing and another, I'm down to three wips: don't have the yarn for this project, don't have the attention span for that one, the test-knit's on hiatus because the designer is busy with other things right now, and crucially: I can't start this sweater because my big-enough project bags are all (both) in use. Well, now I have another big-enough project bag! I actually turned it inside-out so you can see the lovely green fabric on the inside - the outside is the same purple as the clutch. I don't recall telling Amy that green and purple are my favorite colors, but she seems to have figured it out, possibly because they're hers too. And the thing with the stars (stars!) is a sock-sized project bag, also very wonderful. And chocolate for me and DrBob, she says... yeah, like he's going to get any. Heh. And see the Eric Carle card? I love that!

Oh, and she also sent corn meal so I can make corn bread, which is one of those things that I love beyond reason and can't get here in Sausageland, and also some "toaster pastries," i.e. Pop-Tarts but more upmarket with the organic and the recycled packaging and such. Those didn't make it into the photo, but they are happily ensconced in my kitchen.

So yay. I am thankful for blogging and Ravelry and distant friends.


amy said...

Ravelry--you list your favorite colors on Ravelry as greens and purples. :) And you're right, they're my favorite too. I bought LOTS of that fabric with the idea of making myself a bag, the extra in case I screwed up (completely possible), but by the time I got to it I felt pretty confident in my ability to sew mostly straight seams, and I thought, hey, I know someone else who loves greens and purples, so I decided to make two sets. So we match, just far away from each other. Isn't that cool?

I am SO glad the boys got their turkeys on Thanksgiving! What better way to embrace their American side than eat a chocolate turkey??

Elemmaciltur said...

Awwww....but you got the Malabrigo Socks.

I'll bring the club colourways with me today for you to pet. :-)

bockstark.knits said...

oooooh, malabrigo sock yarn! i've been wanting to see and pet some! the colorways are gorgeous!