Saturday, April 07, 2007

My Pal is Better Then Your Pal!

So neener neener!

I love packages. I love them so much that if a certain amount of time gos by and I have not received one, I will order something off line just to get it delivered.
The "something" is usually yarn. But books, wine, beer, magazines, cross word puzzle books..etc. have all fed the addiction. OK, I guess magazines and cross word puzzle subscriptions are not really "packages"..but they are something to look forward to.
(Speaking of magazines, I subscribed to Vogue Knitting and have not received the new issue yet. Hmmmm.)
But I digress.

A couple of days ago I got an e-mail from my pal letting me know she was sending me a package. So I did what I always do. I stalked the mail box, I checked my doorstep 15 times a day. (Because I live in a "split" house, I do not have a doorbell..)..Whenever I heard an automobile drive by the house, I checked to see if it was the good old UPS truck...

I had today off. I was recovering from The Madness. I spent the day drinking coffee and reading Mists of Avalon..great book, only have 100 pages left..and also working on the new clue for my Mystery Shawl KAL. (I will show you progress later this week. Promise!)
It was a sleep in until 11, lounge around in my pajamas all day type of day.
Now, the mail does not come by here until late afternoon. So I had not thought to check it. Imagine my surprise when B comes home from work at 2:00 and walks in with the mail and a package.
Needless to say I was excited. I squealed and said. "It's from my pal! It's from my pal!." B just laughed at me. I snatched the box out of his hands and ripped open the package (not before noting that the package came from pal lives in Texas, that is so cool!), and squealed again.

This is why:

That would be a cute white sheep tape measure (how did my pal know that I have a fetish for cute tape measures? Yet, I did not have this one yet. Sweet...)

And those needles? Totally cool They have measurements on the needles. So swatching is a snap. That is really neat, I have never seen that before. B wants them. I told him he can't have them.

And then she sent me Knitting on The Road. This book has been on my Must Have list for a long time now, and now it is mine. Those of you that have this book know how wonderful it is. I want to make just about every sock in it.

And as if that was not enough, she sent me some beautiful yarn. 550 yards of Superwash Merino Wool from Fearless Fibers in the "Chocolate Pink Cherry" colorway. And trust me, this yarn is as delicious as it's name. But with fewer calories. And it smells good too!

But now I have a tough decision to make. Which pattern from Knitting on the Road do I pick for this yarn? Oh man, if all decisions in life could be like this one!

Thank you pal! Thank you very, very much!



Miss Scarlett said...

Fantastic package! Does your pal know you or what? That is great.
Sorry I have been silent - blogger issues, finally resolved. I am going to catch up on your posts!
Have a great weekend - can't wait to see which pattern you choose from your new book.

Jo at Celtic Memory Yarns said...

I love packages too, and each time I order on eBay, I want it there, RIGHT NOW, in my mailbox!

My Vogue Knitting has only JUST arrived so yours should be on the way any day.

And oh I envy you that Knitting on the Road. I have to get it. Plus the yarn looks delectable - off to look it up right away (and get myself another package in the post, hee hee).

Congratulations on getting through Round 3. Doesn't it take a while to recover? So glad we had some of Easter weekend to relax anyway. Plenty of time before we have to think of (gulp) Round Four...

Miss Scarlett said...

Hey there!
You totally did get back to me re: Jaywalkers - and you saved my butt with your answer.
They are a little wonky at the cuff but I couldn't bring myself to frog back - ah well.
I am loving the pattern.
I promise a pic tomorrow!

Kellie said...

parcels, mmmmmmm, me love getting parcels...
Wow! Your SP rocks - that is one great present! I was just looking at those needles online earlier in the weekend, lol. Everything in this package is just wonderful, lucky you, enjoy!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe it got there so quick!! Glad you liked package number 1... more to come soon.
-Your Pal

Jean said...

What a great package! Those needles are genious! And that yarn looks so yummy. I may need to go order some right now.