i love the internets
Example Number 1:
During my first SP experience, I got to spoil ms. Macoco over at Craftpirate. Although I was sending her stuff, we began emailing, and have gotten to know each other pretty well through email and blogs. She came to the D.C. area this past weekend and we met up at KnitHappens for some shopping, and then walked in the Old Town Alexandria area until we found a pub to have a bite to eat.
First, I am going to publicly apologize for my tardiness (30 minutes late) but, in my defense, D.C. area traffic is the worst! But we had a terrific time, and drank some beer and wine, which is probably the reason that I did not remember to take a picture of us. So sad about it.
She did surprise me with a copy of World of Knitted Toys (maybe I will make something for my godson from here) and this really cute dishcloth yarn and pattern. I have never knitted a dishcloth before, but I am very excited about the fact that it is a quick knit, and because : it's pink!
I am sure Tony will love another pink object in his life, but it is important for a guy to be in touch with his feminine side - right?
Example Number 2:
I received a lot of warm sympathy when Henri left us for his trip to Mexico (he loves it there - "the tequila is superb".) But the most surprising response was from Knitpastis, who needed to have Henri's spanish cousin Hugo at her house. She proposed an exchange. Now, I have never done an "on-demand" exchange, usually I am racking my brain to figure out what my secret pal would like. But this one was a piece of cake! Knitpastis already told me what she wanted. (I will post pictures after she has received the package).
I finished Hugo in record time, and included a few other surprises for my new Gemini friend, but she beat me to it - she sent me this wonderful package that arrived this weekend:
ummm... ya! CUTE!! She hand dyed the yarn herself, using colors I told her I liked - it's called "watermelon". I love it! and I think I am going to make myself a cute little felted purse with it. There are also some handmade labels for me to use when I am giving gifts (although I don't want to use them - they are too cute!) some notecards that are now decorating my bulletin board at work, and some spree candy, which is going to go in my "i need a sugar kick" drawer at work.
Thank you thank you thank you ladies! Man I love me some internets friends!
More knitting news:
- My mom came over and we took pics of her shawl - will post those tomorrow to keep my 3 readers in suspense a little longer.
- Salina is blocking as we speak and I will try to seam her up tonight (yuck)
- I am knitting some slippers for house guests.
- Casting on for Somewhat Cowl today.
OH! And I need some advice. I think I want to frog my bolero jacket and redo it in the smaller size - it is just sooo big. What do you guys think? Should I do it? Or keep it as a memento of my very first knitted garment?
I leave you with a closeup of my new gifted yarn!