Thursday, May 03, 2007

The Mailman Came !!!!!!!

What a great day this is starting out to be. I was laying on the couch taking my usual morning nap ...I am a firm believer in naps, and I hear the doorbell ring. I am expecting a "secret" package, so I get up to answer the door ( I usually don't do this as it interferes with my much needed napping) Well, it is not the Fed Ex man with the other package, but a package from Deb . She emailed me yesterday about the package so I was not expecting it until Friday. What a pleasant surprise , (those are the only surprises I like ...the pleasant ones). And what a happy looking package it was, look at all those wonderful colors. And this is what I found inside. Wow, Wow, Wow what a great prize package. Deb had a contest back in Feb. Name the project. I didn't get them all right, but I guess I got enough of them right because I won this great package of goodness, well worth the wait Deb :) Enclosed was Misti Alpaca Lace wt and Addi Turbo Lace needles ( I have been wanting some of these, and I love, love, love, Misti Alpaca), now I can knit the Swallow Tail shawl too. A sock blocker key chain kit, I have been wanting one of these too, I will have to fight my DD1 for that, but I will win this one. Lovely Frog Tree Alpaca, which Deb dyed, I love Alpaca, just ask my sister The colors are gorgeous and some of my very favorite. Beautiful hand made stitch markers, a cute sheep tape measure, I will have to hide that or I will never be able to find it, as DD2 thinks they are the cutest things ever, and it is even a black one, they usually have a lot of the white ones and no black ones in the shops. A little felted pouch, I will store my small knitting goodies in. Rosemary crackers and Cranberry Chutney. I can't wait to try the chutney, I love cranberries...I won't have to hide that from anyone since they don't share my love of all things cranberry. Thank you, thank you , thank you, Deb!!!! I love it all!
Last week the mailman brought me a small package. I have been wanting to try this yarn. The colors are more green than the yellow I was expecting, you know that whole monitor thing, but it is soft and I have heard good things about it. I think I am going to knit the Cross Hatch Lace pattern from More SKS with this. I have a ton of things to knit before I knit this, but I went ahead and wound it. I knew I would be pressing my luck if I saved a bunch of yarn to take to Karen's for the next visit. I think my winding faerie may be on strike after the last visit.

I finished the little baby dress too. I finished it yesterday morning, the shower was yesterday evening. I was worried about it getting dry before I had to put it in the gift bag. I left it out for the hour drive up and put it in with the rest of the goodies before I went in, finally dry. It was oooed and awed over. I had a hard time letting that one go. It was an easy knit, I have no need for a baby dress, but there is just something so darn cute about all things baby sized. She loved the socks and the baby blanket too. I had a great time. I don't often go out with friends without the rest of the family, and the girls I work with are crazy. Get them all together and away from work, give a few of them a little wine, and it is a riot. I have not laughed so much in a long time.
Well I think that is it for today. I am going to sit and fondle the Alpaca. Happy Knitting!

15 comments:

Karen said...

That is such a precious baby dress. I don't blame for wanting to keep it. Give that alpaca a rub on your cheek for me, I like it too. You'll be getting a package from me next week HeHeHeHe! The socks are almost done!

Deb said...

Thank you mailman! Glad you liked it all!

hakucho said...

I love your baby dress!!! Is is so adorable :) I never had little girls to dress up...I can only hope for granddaughters some day so I can knit them cute things too...BUT I CAN WAIT...not in a rush at all ;)

happy knitting :)

Sheila said...

Nurse can be crazy fun! And then you add a little wine! oh, boy. The dress is adorable. One lucky baby.

Helen said...

What a great package to receive, and the new Addi lace needles how fantastic. Can't wait to see what you will knit with the Alpaca.

Pat said...

That is the most adorable little dress - what a lucky little girl!!
I have started a Crosshatch Lace pair of socks...I think you will like the pattern - simple, but very pretty and will be even prettier in your J. Knits yarn!
What a prize package!!!

~Tonia~ said...

What wonderful gifts. That was an awesome package. The baby dress is sooooo cute!! LOVE it.

Diane said...

That baby dress can out beautiful. I know what you mean about baby size things. They always make me smile.

Love your package. What great stuff.

Pam said...

The baby dress is beautiful. What a nice package to get, even if it did interupt your nap!

Janice said...

What a great prize box!! Lucky you! Well worth interrupting a nap for, I would say!!! (As a fellow believer in naps...) The baby dress turned out gorgeous. I can't imagine letting it go... Sounds like the shower was a great time!! I love an occasion to laugh a great deal. I do believe it's the best medicine!!

Jknits said...

That's a great dress - now she needs a big baby doll to wear it after she grows out of it! I like my namesake yarn!

Angela said...

Cool yarn and stuff. You have some of the prettiest knitting I've seen. Look at that baby dress!


Ang

Carol said...

It sounds like a fun package. I am so jealous. Love the baby dress.

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Ooooo, so nice getting prize packages in the mail!

sue said...

Ooh I wouldnt want to give it away either. It looks so pretty and adorable and I am sure the mum would love it too.