Wednesday, December 22, 2004

The eighth thing my Christmas bonus got me for is goodies from Adagio

Mittens and Gloves

Knitting on the Edge


the new Golding Spindle

another sweater of Cascade

a sweater's worth of Cascade

and a letter expressing their thanks...


Today's bonus gift was subsidized by Steph and a lovely RAOK of a gift certificate. I bought several tea samples and the coolest teapot EVER which is pictured there - the tea pours out the bottom. That's really the best way to describe it, but there's a little video on their website here.

I met a new group of knitters last night, which was really nice. They ooed and ahhhed over the mittens for Caroline (well, one mitten. The first mitten I made I guessed wrong on which size to make, and since you can't really tell until it's seemed up how it fits, it wasn't until then I realized it was really more of a sleeping bag than mitten.) Pictures? Heck no. Forgot to take them. But I will do my best to get some before they're given away. I spent the knitting group ripping out the oversized mitten (a mohair blend double stranded with an eyelash. It was like a little Christmas miracle that we didn't see "The Nightmare (three days) Before Christmas: the sequel"). Since the one that fit took under three hours, I figure I can knit that tonight, and that leaves me Thursday and Friday to knit the scarf.

What afghan? (denial ain't just some river someplace...)

And for those of you in need of a last minute gift for that dirty old man in your life, consider this. Let's all say it together.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, the picture of the lap pillow is circulating the office with mass amounts of laughter. I personally want a man lap with "life-like" tighty whitey lines!

Hee hee
Loved it,

2:21 PM  
Blogger purlewe said...

ok. I am officially. creeped. out.

but the funny thing? I bought the tea pot for sue for the holidays. I got it in 2 days. it rocks. i can't wait to see her face.

2:45 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Yuck! I looked because I was nosey enough to want to know what "it" was, but am sorry I did. Talk about the ultimate tacky gift :(

3:36 PM  
Blogger Amy Boogie said...

I got that teapot thing a while ago. I'm so easily entertained that I could fill it up and watch it swoosh out all day long.

8:41 PM  
Blogger vi said...

Amie, are you going to do all 12 days/gifts?
I am enjoying this immensely.

10:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard about the lap pillow on MPR/NPR but it didn't sink in until I followed the link. Let's face it, men are just weird.

Thanks for the tip about the teapot. I have a few gift certificates from the RAOKers but haven't used any yet. Gotta do that - tea is good!

Have a great holiday and I hope you get all that you are wishing for.


12:38 PM  

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