Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Brown paper packages tied up with string....

These are a few of my favorite things!

I got presents! I haven't posted about this yet - because my camera was acting up and I definitely needed photographic evidence of the greatness.

I came home last week from my travels and had two wonderful boxes waiting for me. One was from my One Skein Angel - Selkie - (not her real or even her blog name)
and it had all this goodness inside:

This soap smells amazing and it even has a cool Kokopelli on it!

I love Kokopelli - how did you know!!
It's kind of hard to see it in this picture - but he's there playing his little flute.

I play the flute - although it's been years since I picked it up! Kokopelli is also appropriate because he's all over the place in New Mexico where I'm traveling right now. Maybe it's a clue! Selkie - are you from the southwest?

I just love the sock yarn and the soaps and the card is too cute!

Thank you thank you - you are the best One Skein Angel ever!

I also got this awesome British knitting mag with a cool knitting case from Nicole - just because she's cool like that and thought I would enjoy it :) Thank you for being so sweet!

I just keep seeing cool things to make and Rowan yarns everywhere and ads for wonderful places in England. I may just need to take a trip to England after reading this!

I love how British mags always give away stuff with the magazine. Like an extra incentive to buy their mag. I have bought some in the past with free earrings, free makeup, free CDs - but this is the first one with free knitting swag!

And the final cool thing I got in the mail came yesterday - and it's from my August Project Spectrum swap pal - Dee.

I love it! She used paper and different textures and made this beauitful card. Thank you so much! I had the best time doing the Project Spectrum postcard swap. I wish I had known about it sooner- I only got to do 2 months. I hear there may be another one coming - so I'll just have to wait and see!

I have been busily working on my log cabin blanket too. I have until 2:00 on Saturday to get this baby finished. it measures about 20 inches right now and I need it to be at least 30 inches. It's taking forever to do a color now!


Lolly said...

Have I told you that I love your Log Cabin?? :) It is so pretty!
Great gift from your pal too - that cat card is very cute.

So glad you got your card from Dee too! :) Yep, PS2 will happen next year - hopefully it will go as well as this one did!

Shelby said...

I love the blanket, it's really beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Hahaha! Too funny. How weird would it be if I *did* live in the Southwest, and had maybe met you in the last couple of weeks...? But I don't! Here's a little hint about me. I don't live in the Southwest, but I do live in the South. Shoot, y'all! :-)

I'm glad you liked everything though. I made the bar soap myself (I make it in big batches of melt-and-pour, to have on hand for gifts), and I happen to also like Kokopelli. But I didn't know you liked him, or that you played the flute! How funny! It's like we were meant to be pals.

This week is almost over, I've been so crazy busy at work... but a little birdy told me that you should watch your mailbox towards the end of next week!

And now... knit on!

Selkie, the 1Sk Angel ("of the morning, baby"... and I have so got to stop singing that song!)

m. said...

What great colors! Your log cabin blanket is lovely. I can imagine that you've been slowed down considerably by the looooong sides.

Anonymous said...

You got some really cool things in the mail there! I love the British magazines too.

Hope you finish your blanket in time. :)