"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.

Monday, February 06, 2006

ESP*, stash enhancements, and a new knitter.

My SP emailed me earlier this week, asking if I had received her package... when i hadn't gotten anything in the mail by Wed, I was convinced someone at USPS was enjoying MY package! But lo and behold, I had a package slip on Thursday when i got home. I went bright and early to the post office on Friday morning, risking being late for work in Boulder in order to see what goodies I got... and was it worth it!!!!!!!!!

I wish I could have been more patient and waited until I had a camera to take pictures of the unveiling, but there was NO way I was going to wait! Thank you SP...

On Saturday, I met up with some local knitters at Borders, then headed over to String with Wanda and Michelle to check out the Noro Kureyon shrug that Stacey is making for the Knitting Olympics. And I met a new knitter!!!!

That's Cassidy's husband, Shawn. I've met him before, but Saturday was the first time I'd ever seen him knitting in his wife's store. Regardless of the fact that he went to the wrong school, any man that will pick up knitting so he can enjoy more time with his wife has gotta be a great guy. He's been knitting for a little over a week, and I think he'll soon be just as addicted as the rest of us!

Today, I met up with Stacey, Whitney (Stacey's sister), Drew (Whitney's husband), and Alice (we all know who Alice is!) for dim sum. Stacey and I wandered to a boutique... and I bought...

A very generously sized bag, and a matching cosmetics/notions bag! I love the style, size, colors,... big enough that I can lug any size knitting project anywhere.

*ESP: my secret pal has both. the conventional definition, extra sensory perception (how did she read my mind? i've been lusting after this particular knitting book for WEEKS) and she's an especially sweet pal.


Blogger Marina said...

Wow, to own a yarn shop and a husband who knits? Your friend is so-o lucky. But then, so are you. That book is on my wishlist.

2/6/06, 4:09 AM  
Blogger Lynette said...

sounds like you had fun, and those are great gifts. i believe he's knitting with sock yarn. in under a week? how impressive!!!

2/6/06, 4:37 AM  
Blogger Catherine Kerth said...

great time! WOW now that is a husband! thank you for the yarn porn ;)

2/6/06, 5:51 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

What a great gift - you got a fabulous SP!! I love that book - and Meilenweit is one of my very favorite sock yarns.

Love the avatar, altho it looks like you had the same cat problem I did - there's no black cat option. Argh.

2/6/06, 6:54 AM  
Blogger Terby said...

You have the coolest bags. And your SP rocks - isn't Sensational Knitted Socks a great book?

2/6/06, 7:19 AM  
Anonymous Rebekah said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic weekend.

2/6/06, 9:15 AM  
Anonymous Susan said...

Love, love, love that book. I sorta feel like I now need no other sock book :)

2/6/06, 9:39 AM  
Blogger Jae said...

I'm working from that book right now. I love that it takes the gauge issue right out of the equation for the most part. You have a great SP!

2/6/06, 9:47 AM  
Blogger Nik said...

I SO want that sock yarn book. I've been denying myself of it for the past couple of months. you're going to make me give in.

2/6/06, 9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AWWW so sweet. I am glad you like the present. Even though you could figure out who I am so easily now. :) But if you do I will still send you presents. :)

2/6/06, 11:29 AM  
Anonymous Joanne said...

Great gifts, and a wonderful bag. These will make the Stashalong a lot easier!!

2/6/06, 2:50 PM  
Blogger cassidy said...

It's not sock yarn, its cascade 220. I'm making a Cat In The Hat Noni purse!
Thanks Wolverine!

2/6/06, 6:46 PM  
Blogger Cathi said...

Where did you get that bag? It's super cute.

2/6/06, 10:08 PM  
Blogger Wanda said...

You do have a grat Secret Pal. Love the sock yarn, as you already know from me fondling it. Hmm, I did not know about the bag, that is so cute. I love it. You little shopper you! ;-)

2/6/06, 11:20 PM  
Anonymous Ginger said...

That is such a great book, I'm sure you will get lost of use from it.

2/7/06, 2:40 PM  

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