"I hate waiting."

As you might guess, I'm a bit impatient. I had hoped that picking up a pair of knitting needles would help me learn about the virtue of patience... but it seems I just want my projects to go along as quickly as possible.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Halloween happiness

So, like I posted, I survived the test. Now I have to survive waiting the 6-8 weeks while they figure out whether or not I passed. Meanwhile, I get to study for comps (which i need to pass to graduate). My program lets us take comps instead of writing a thesis. (Thank the powers that be).
One day last week, in the midst of being out of my mind, I come home to my mailbox which has a lovely RAOK from Angela!!!

I had started to rip it apart, but hastily put it back together in my attempt to be a good blogger.

Half the fun of the package was opening it! Angela interchanged between black and white crepe paper...

with bits of goodness stuck between each layer... so you unwrapped more and more goodies...

until you got to the end.... there were far more layers than pics, but I got (ahem) impatient and tired of waiting to see what was in the middle!

We have a bookmark, stitchmarker, candle, chocolate treats, a pumpkin jumper, and a charm. THANKS ANGELA!!! (she sent a card a couple days later too!)

ok! a girl can take a hint. really, the haul from Shuttles wasn't THAT exciting. I was tired and didn't have a specific project in mind... so i bought sock yarn. Not just any sock yarn. KOIGU.

I also got 2 back issues of Interweave Knits. The book in the back is Nicky Epstein's Knitting on the Edge that I bought at the meetup the week before. When i got home after shuttles, I got online, bought my SP a book at Amazon... and thought, hmm...we shouldn't waste free shipping!! So I bought myself another Erika Knight book (simple comforts) and Last Minute Knitted Gifts, aka Oh Shit! Knits, dubbed by Cathi. And a boring book for my future career (on couples therapy). In front, we have the three skeins of Koigu, and the new Vogue Knitting...

If anyone needs a good laugh, I present you with:

a prime example of why Asians kick ass at karaoke.

the tale of the leather pants
. If you don't laugh or smile, i'll take you out for coffee.

I leave you with a cute and gratuitous pic of my 'helpers.'


Blogger celia said...

that video is hilarious! thanks for a good giggle.

hmm.. is it bad if u can remember dating someone who was like that? hmm, i think i shd shut up now before i reveal to much about my colourful past!

10/27/05, 6:53 AM  
Blogger Jon said...

Why did Cathi dub that book that title?

I saw that ebay thing before and it's a riot. What a schmuck to buy those when he wasn't even sleeping with that woman!

10/27/05, 7:08 AM  
Anonymous marti said...

i love the picture of your two *helpers*. I think i am going to do the pumpkin crepe paper thing for my girls for halloween, that will be loads of fun!

10/27/05, 8:07 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

That present looked like so much fun--that is some clever gift wrapping! Do you like Last Minute Knitted gifts? I don't think I've ever looked at it? I love your "helpers"--I'm definitely a cat person with a long standing love of black cats(even though mine aren't). Good luck with comps--I remember when I had to do mine; they actually had to take our papers away at the end--I think we would have kept writing forever!

10/27/05, 8:42 AM  
Anonymous Jena said...

I have borrowed Last Minute Gifts from the library a couple times, but I still haven't knitted anything from it. It's an awesome idea, though... and I love the nickname for it. :)

Did the package arrive yet? I'm assuming not, since it didn't make this post. I sent you the tracking number the other day... and again, I apologize for being a wicked late second-package SP. I'm hoping the contents will make up for it. ;)

10/27/05, 4:23 PM  
Blogger Wanda said...

Nice package there! And some of the issues of IKs are ones I love too. Where do people get the creative ideas for packaging? I think I run out of time before I get to do things like that.

10/28/05, 8:29 AM  
Anonymous Cordelia said...

Yay! for sock yarn -- especially when it's Koigu!
I absolutely positively have to make some wool socks. It's brr-cold here...

10/28/05, 11:47 AM  
Anonymous Jeni said...

Funny stuff!!!

I meant to ask you the name of the book you had at the last knit night at Fluid, the finishing book. I think I need it. Glad to hear at least one exam is down.

10/28/05, 2:51 PM  
Blogger Bookish Wendy said...

Congrats on surviving the test!!! Waiting is the easy part.

10/28/05, 2:53 PM  
Blogger Catherine Kerth said...

shows you what great lengths guys go too to get laid!

10/28/05, 2:54 PM  
Blogger Jenifer said...

Yay to you on your test! :) And Koigu is never a "non-exciting" post. I don't know why but I feel really compelled to go buy more Koigu right now.

10/31/05, 1:18 PM  
Blogger Nik said...

That new title is funny. especially since it's oh so fitting.

11/2/05, 10:39 AM  

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