I had the good fortune of being on the receiving end of her love in a yarn swap several years ago. She was the best spoiler. I've always had the very best spoilers in yarn swaps. In fact that's why I stopped doing yarn swaps. My spoilers have set the bar very high, I can't compete, and I don't want the person I'm spoiling to be disappointed, so I stopped participating. I miss the swaps, but I don't miss the pressure of creating a perfect package so my downstream partner doesn't feel gypped (and always secretly feeling I failed).
Anyways, back to Trixie. She included in a package some of her homemade biscotti. Let me tell you, it is heavenly. So yummy, and the perfect texture, it's like eating a slice of heaven. I've blogged my love of her biscotti before. It really is that good. So imagine my excitement when she offered to send me some this year. Just because. Life can be so kind to me at times. Imagine my delight when the day after Christmas I found the promised package sitting in my mailbox. Inside was this
This bag held eight of the most delicious pieces of biscotti EVER. Like a good little blogger I was going to take a picture of it right away, but alas, my camera battery was dead. I tried to resist the biscotti while the battery charged, but I am weak and the biscotti was good. I ate a piece, then ten minutes later I ate another. And I just might have eaten another ten minutes after that. I have nothing to say in my defense. I am unashamed. It was just soooo good.
That was a Wednesday. Then on Thursday I went into labor, and Friday morning I had a baby. Hospital food is bad and I yearned for my biscotti. I wanted the Greatest bring me the biscotti, but while unpleasant the hospital stay was short, they kicked me out on Saturday. Somewhere between Saturday and Monday in my sleep deprived state I ate the rest of the biscotti, leaving only a bag with crumbs to prove it's heavenly goodness ever existed and was not in fact a hallucination caused by my newborn sleep deprivation. I miss it already.
But my lack of photo documentation does not end with the biscotti.
This is the bowl in which I put the Hershey Kisses she sent for the kids. My biscotti did last longer than the Hershey Kisses, so that's saying something good about me right?
In addition to irresistible food items Trixie included Four Skeins of Pure Wool Gold.
Those are four skeins of one of my favorite sock yarns. Knitpicks no longer makes this yarn, so it is like being gifted with Precious Woolly Gold. And in two of my favorite colorways! Oh and I know there's only three skeins in the picture. I'm not so tired that I've forgotten how to count. I think I've already established I have NO willpower. One skein is already in use making these
Another pair of Baby to Toddler Socks. While the first pair I knit took me a few hours, this pair has been on the needles for a week now, knit in random moments when the baby is sleeping, but I'm awake enough to be trusted with pointy objects. Knitting might get really slow around here.
So THANK YOU TRIXIE G! Please accept my gratitude, and my apologies on the belatedness of my Thank You. Your thoughtfulness has added pure joy to a very happy time in my life. Somedays life is indeed very kind.
And because I can, here's a dose of pure baby sweetness.