Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Can they send stuff like this through the mail???

When I got home yesterday, a package was sitting on my doorstep. So illicit and seductive was this package, it was actually wrapped in plain brown paper. (gosh this is gonna be really disappointing for anyone looking for actual porn here)

My bountifully beloved benevolant benefactor sent me this!!!

She's quite the little vixen, too, since last week I was talking to her about how I wanted this book but wasn't sure it was worth the money. "Oh, don't get it," she says, with this tone that clearly implies "it's pretty but not worth it"... foolishly trusting her, I didn't. See if I ever trust her again (or at least if I ever trust her without running down my mail man to see what he's got for me.)

I immediately fell in love with this sweater

and this one

as just the first(s) of many projects I have to make from this gorgeous book.

And as I was flipping through the pages, this picture just made me burst out laughing.

This is so darn-tootin cute, I actually kept opening to this page when I got angry about something else in the evening (cat gak, stupid commercials, whatever your petty evening worries, they can all be soothed by looking at this picture that makes you laugh out loud.)

I also finished spinning

and plying this - wool/angora/silk, 2 oz of it.

It was another gift a few months ago from the aforementioned benevolant benefactor. She's really waaayyy too good to me, but don't tell her that, okay? I have a pattern tinkling around in my mind for a scarf, but since I am in training for the "worlds most indecisive" Olympics (or maybe I'm not, I can't decide) we'll see if it actually ends up that way.

I did have good company last night. When I was on the couch (knitting) I had this little guy next to me, when I was at the wheel, he hopped up to the back of the couch (on top of my favorite sweater, which got put on the back of the couch when I noticed it has a hole) doing this:


Blogger vi said...

when will the thyroid thing be under control amie, did they tell you how long to expect?
I am continueing my torture, it is having an effect mostly
my left shoulder is still very bad.
(hurts like hell too)
but I have lost a size by having good posture!
so mengele knows her sh*t
feel better

9:00 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

How nice to have such a wonderful BB!! She has great taste in friends and gifts. You are in my thoughts and prayers for your health and your test results.

11:01 AM  
Blogger erica said...

I've drooled over that book for many hours without ever buying it. I may have to add it to my wish list. I have the Norsk Strikkendesign book that is just as yummy.
You are very lucky to have such a benefactor. :)

And your yarn looks scrumptious. Thank you for reminding me that natural white isn't always as boring as it seems when I'm spinning it.

11:21 AM  
Blogger Tracy said...

Having just knitted the orange sweater from that book, I got more wool in the post today to make the sweater version of the title cover. That book is like knitting porn!

5:14 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

I dunno...I think all of that is pretty pornographic. :)

8:08 PM  
Blogger David said...

I need to get me one of them benevolent benefactors. Where'd you order yours? Amazon?

8:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That book looks delicious. I will have to have it too.

Shedir in the previous post looks fabulous. Think I will ever get around to making mine?


9:57 PM  

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