It’s been a while. That’s compounded with me pressing the wrong button and deleting an ENTIRE post. I’d just said “I should save this” and didn’t and now it’s gone.
I got a lovely surprise last Monday. The package delivery person brought me the first package from my secret pal. She lives in the UK and that’s as much as I know.
It was a large box packed to the gills.
There’s chocolate, yummy berry tea, glow in the dark starts for geocaching, stitch markers, happysoap, Jaffa cakes, marmite breadsticks, a card with sock monkey instructions, chicken tikka masala spices, oatmeal ginger cookies and yarn.
The yarn is Araucania Ranco solids in Purple. It’s for socks and I can’t WAIT to use it. I’ve needed some solid colours to work with – I get attracted to stripes and varigated, but I like stitch patterns and they get lost in the colours. The other yarn is to be a pair of Jaywalkers and it came it a sheep tin.
It’s Kaffe Fassett Design Line by Regia in the Carribbean colourway. I took a look at Ravelry and there’s some great jaywalkers made out of it.
D and I are busy planning to go to Aspen for 5 days next week, 3 will be actually snowboarding. I needed to get new snowpants and Fred has decided that he wants to learn to ride.
Ginger has decided our Ikea shoe rack/bench in the front hall is a cat sized capsule hotel.
She’s been hanging out there for the past 2 weeks and gets very upset if there are shoes in that compartment. There’s a heating vent right below it so it’s really cozy in there.
D took this picture and thinks it is what would happen if MC Escher drew a picture of her.
Things I need to do? Get on the bike, get a commuting bike, find a hotel in Amsterdam and sleep!