Saturday, March 25, 2006

I Got My Mystery Swap Stuff!

From Jenni, the sly minx. My camera battery died as I took the first pic (and I forgot to get the batteries when I was at home, bad me) so I can't load the pic or take another, but she got me an awesome haul. Skeins of burgundy Misti Alpaca that I've already knit up into about eight different projects in my head, Bellagio chocolate (gone, mysteriously), Tony Hillerman's The Blessing Way (I love his books. Peter Bowen writes series about Gabriel Du Pre, a Metis Indian in Montana that I like too), a Southwest bookmark, Starbuck's Italian Roast Coffee..... just. Awesome.

Now that is what I consider using your vacation time wisely. Thanks, Jenni!

In more prosaic news, watched Dr Who last night -I liked it. Once Rose snarked that the 'last human on earth' was nothing more than a "bitchy trampoline" I was hooked. Good news! I can pre-order the first season DVD before its June release! Ye gads. I'm still Not Buying Things (when is Easter? When? When? Forty days is a really long time).

Yay for Swaps. I got to shop! It really is as much fun to give as to receive. I'm not even a shopping kind of gal, but evidently I'm a buying kind of one. When the cash register rang up the total and I handed over the money, it just felt so. damme. good. (See? Damme! Rhett Butler would say that. I'm all about Rhett Butler).

I bet EZ Rawlins would say that too. Watched Devil In A Blue Dress this morning and now I'm all stoked for a Blues or Jazz club outing. It's been so long since I've read the book, I really liked the movie. (Usually I read the book, hate the movie. I try to see the movie first).

Got a few more rows done on the Adamas Shawl, leafed through the Tudor Rose book (Elizabeth I or Catherine Howard?), picked up the tweed wool for the twinset, studiously ignored the Norwegian Sock (that doesn't seem to be knitting itself), (the pink cable isn't either) and now what am I doing? I'm Not Working, that's what I'm doing.

Must. Work.


Blogger Zee said...

How awesome! Enjoy your goodies. :)

I just sent my mystery pal her package yesterday. She should have it by Wednesday. :) I've had so much fun with this!

8:39 PM  
Blogger RheLynn said...

nice swap contents!

you make me feel guilty -- I need to work more too ;o) and today I promised myself I would.

Have you ever been to a Jazz club? I so wanted to go to Basie's in Fargo, but never got up the nerve.

8:25 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Oh, what fun (and apparently tasty) stuff!

Hmm, your knitting projects aren't knitting themselves, either? Selfish things.

9:52 AM  
Blogger Jenni said...

I am glad you like your swap stuff. I was wondering about the Dr. Who show. I saw an ad for it on TV. Is this the genuine deal? I used to watch Dr.Who all the time and even went to a Dr.Who conference.

2:25 PM  
Blogger Marji said...

sounds like a great swap package. Don't you just love opening packages? I love how you've already knit the yarn up - in your mind.
funny, the two projects I have the yarn for from Tudor Roses are Eliz 1 and Jane Seymour, but it is the Katherine HOward that is my carrot at the end of the stick for Christmas if I get all my projects done this year like a good girl. ;)
I'm putting out a feeler today for KAL participants for Tudor Roses.

7:48 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

What wonderful goodies from Jenni!

10:45 AM  

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