Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Belated Birthday presents

Sabrina sent me a HUGE belated birthday box about 2 weeks ago, but I haven't been able to sit down at a computer to download all of the pictures!
London Brochures! Tube Maps! :-)
In the box.....
A small, tightly wrapped package... that, when unfolded, revealed this awesome t-shirt! Fear The Dachsund! Woof! I wore it to school the next day. :-)

Intelligentsia Coffee. Wow, this stuff smells good! As soon as Sabrina comes to visit with her coffee grinder, I'm going to brew this! I love a good coffee (I drink mine black, thank you) and this smells like really good coffee!!! Mmmmmm.....
Approximately 450 yards of superwash merino sock-weight yarn, dyed by Sabrina (and smiley face stitch markers!) The picture doesn't do this yarn justice - the colors are just plain gorgeous. A ball of superwash merino from My Small Wonders. The colors are just wild - I love it! I'm thinking that it needs to be a pair of sideways gloves.
4 oz of Montadale top in the color "Prairie Blossoms. This is from Esther's Place Fibers, and it is gorgeous! It just feels like it needs to be a pair of socks!
BFL from Sandy's Palette! I've already spun about 300 yards of worsted weight - when I get my camera back out, I'll show you. This is *nice* fiber - I love BFL!
Art Yarns UltraMerino 4. 2 skeins. No, I'm not sharing, but thanks for asking! :-)I met Sabrina 7 years ago through the Ohio Soapers. Sabrina lives in Chicago, but she drives here every year to attend our annual gathering. To put it very succinctly, Sabrina makes VERY nice soap, and now some of it is mine! :-)
This tin? Full of homemade Christmas candy. Put it this way - Sabrina makes good Christmas candy. :-) I wish I could show you more, but the evidence seems to have disappearedYep, Sabrina spoils me rotten!
I will, however, get her back. Her 30th birthday was January 8th, you see, and one belated birthday box deserves another. :-)
I hope they never pass a law about transporting fiber across state lines...

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Brand New Bag

One of the librarians media specialists at my high school bought me a present. She said that she saw this, thought of me, and just knew that I would love it. This is my new knitting bag.
Do you know what those numbers are? It's the Dewey Decimal System number for knitting books!
I love it! :-)
On Friday night, Kelson's girlfriend Caitlin and her mom decided that it would be fun to teach Kelson to ice skate. Ummm....yeah. I got a phone call at 8:30 that evening, and it went like this:

Kelson (with slightly shaky voice): Hi, Mom.
Me: What's the matter???
Kelson: Well, I'm okay, Mom, but....what hospital can I go to?
Me: What??!?

As it turns out, Kelson and ice skates do not get along just yet. He was just starting to get the hang of it when he did, by all accounts, a rather spectacular faceplant. He split open his eyelid, just below the eyebrow. Caitlin's mom is a nurse, and she drove him to the immediate care center, where I met them. If it would have been anyplace else, the doctor told me that it would have been 4-6 stitches. Since it was the eyelid, though, he glued it. This was the aftereffect on Saturday morning when he took the bandaid off:

Only my kid could need stitches from flat ice. :-Þ

Now she wants to teach him to ski....

My Dad just found a picture and sent it to me. This is my sister Michelle and me at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in 1971

(anybody remember the original Monkey Island?)

Just for fun, here's a picture of the two of us that we took on Christmas Eve: The cuteness just never fades! :-)
Be sure to pop over to Sabrina's blog today and wish her a Happy 30th Birthday!!!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Ziggin' and Zaggin'

Remember the Zig Zag Coat? It's up on the KnitPicks website! You can click on the picture to be taken directly to the purchasing info. Not bad for around $40 worth of yarn!

(and, once again, Kyle did a great job picking out the buttons)