Friday, April 07, 2006

Such an ingrate

While my computer was down I was fortunate enough to receive two packages in the mail on the same day. I must publicly thank the givers for their generosity.

First was a package from my Knitty Secret Pal

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There's a beautiful pair of wood needles in their own satin case. They are obviously too special to be thrown into my needle roll. I need to find a project knit on size 8 needles so I can try them out.

There's a copy of "French Kiss." Very funny. I highly recommend it.

There is also some E-tomic Balm. Very nice to rub on sore hands at the end of a long knitting session. Good stuff.

And last but not least is the Vogue Knitting Stictionary. So beautiful. I love the smell of a new book. As a child books were borrowed from the library. Only really good books that were going to be read over and over again were purchased. So books to me are almost sacred. This one is so pretty with such lovely illustrations. You can just see the potential on every page. I am overwhelmed by your generosity with this perfect gift.

Also included in the package was candy for the children, twizzlers for The Greatest, and chocolate and biscotti for me. None of that lasted long enough for a photo session.

Once again, thank you so much SP.

The same day I received a package from the fabulous Katrina. If you don't read her blog you should. She is an amazing person, mother, friend, and knitter. She also runs movie line contest and send yummy yummy chocolate to the winners.

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There was some chocolate that didn't live long enough to be photographed, some Bath and Body works hand lotion in vanilla Bean Noel (what could be better than smelling like a cookie) and the Stitch and Bitch Knitters Design Journal. Thank you so much Katrina. I love you too. But it was unfair of you not to include a return address.

It's almost like my SP and Katrina conspired together. Between the Stictionary and the design journal I have no excuse but to try and tackle that sweater design that's been rumbling around in the back of my mind (except there are about a million patterns already written by others that I want to knit).

Coming soon: actual knitting content. I have been knitting. I've got quite a few almost done things, but I think I've been cursed again.


Katrina said...

Oh, thank you for your kind words. Especially today when I'm feeling so lost from my sister leaving.

Not including a return address on your package was completely unintentional, but still not very good manners, I agree. But it also came with no strings attached, just with genuine affection and concern, and of course my love.

I am thrilled by the thought of knitting up a sweater designed by you one day. Please seriously consider that thought. You are so talented.

We've only been blog buddies for a few months, but I consider you to be a dear friend of mine. Isn't it funny how that happens?

Lynda said...

I totally agree with the smell and joy of a NEW book. There's something about that crackly crisp noise and the great smell. When we were kids my mom always made it a point that we could not look through books were were giving away as gifts, and I didn't get it. Now, I totally get it, it ruins the "new Bookness!!"

Chris said...

Oh, I love happy mail days like that!!

candsmom said...

What fabulous mail love!! I love thumbing through that Vogue Stitchionary whenever I'm at the bookstore. I'm so happy for you! Your baby sweater is beautiful! And I love all the socks- especially the pair for The Greatest. Fantastic design! The matching socks are so cute, too. Thank you so much for all your support and good wishes this past week- it really meant a lot to me. Hope all is well with you.. take care! :-)