Saturday, August 19, 2006

I love the mail!

I have been getting a lot of goodies in the mail lately. Would you like to see?

I won this beautiful set of cotton yarns and a dishcloth pattern book from Emily over at Yarn Miracle. She held a contest and I was the lucky winner. Thank you Emily for the yarn, patterns, candy and peanuts. The Virginia postcard in on my fridge. Did you know that I grew up in Virginia? And that I miss it so much that it sometimes hurts? As soon as I can convince my parents that the east coast is the place to retire, this family is heading back!

Next up is the most beautiful hand dyed, hand spun, skein of wool and silk. Schrodinger is one of the participants of SP8 and she made this for me as a thank you/ get well gift. I have never had anyone hand dye and spin yarn for me before. I have no idea what I will knit with it, but it will have to be something very special. It's beautiful and I love it very much!!!

And last, but not least, is the latest package from my SP. She sent me the yarn and pattern to make the slipper socks from Knitpicks. I have been eyeing that pattern since it came out. I plan to make them for ME. They will be perfect in the cold snowy weather. There was also a Knitters Companion book in there as well. But I have to say that the best part of the whole box was the note that she wrote me. It was very touching and if I was closer to Colorado, I'd find my SP and give her a hug. Thanks again SP :-)

My oldest child, Katie, started kindergarten on Monday. I was amazed that I didn't really cry when I left her. She was so excited, I had to remind her to say good bye to me. She has been so eager to go to school everyday, and today was a bit difficult for her. Her first weekend. It was a lazy day, none of up got out of our PJ's until noon. I forgot how nice it is to be lazy when you have been so busy all week! Would you like a first day of school shot?

There ya go!

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