Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Many Thanks

The pain of returning from vacation was made better by picking up my gift at RK today. Are you sure that you weren't in my suitcase on vacation? I was just introduced to the wonder of mead while in Vermont. It was such a pleasant thing that I wanted to find out more about where I can find mead in this area. It is perfect! The other gifts will be used with delight. Did someone share that in my other life I am a hammered dulcimer player? I love hearing other inspires me to practice! Many thanks for the great gift. Debbie

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Thanks Pal! You are so good!

Well, I must say that I am so happy with my first ever secret pal exchange. Despite the fact that I never went to river knits and filled out a wish list, my pal did a great job of spoiling me with everything that I love. The brown worsted malabrigo is to die for! I have some lace weight malabrigo in my stash, but I have yet to knit anything with this wonderfully soft yarn.
My pal must have gotten some clues about me and what I like from ravelry, because I do really want to knit that irish hiking scarf. Thanks for the pattern!
The dark chocolate truffles are delicious. One a day is enough for me, and I still have some left... yum! I also love the dr. bonner's lavender soap and orange handmade washcloth. I keep forgetting to take them with me to the shower, but I am looking forward to trying out both the soap and the washcloth. I love dr. bonner's liquid peppermint soap, but I have not tried the bar soap or the lavender scent. The malabrigo yarn now smells like lavender. I hope that it stays that way for a while! Maybe I will just keep the soap with my stash for a bit to make all of my yarn smell as nice!
Thanks again for everything! I can't wait to meet you soon!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Mmmmmm, Aaaaahhhh, Oooohhhhh

No, it's not Poppin' Fresh Dough. It's better. :)

One of the perks of having a key to RK is that I can stop by whenever I want. (This can also be a bad thing....sort of like giving an alcholic the key to a liquor store, but I digress.) Yesterday afternoon, while out running a few errands, I stopped by RK to pick up my gift. I had been warned in advance that part of the gift was in the freezer, so made sure it was my last stop on the way home.

Mmmmm.....creme brulee! I can't wait until the kids go to bed tonight so Tim and I can each enjoy one. Yes, I'm going to share. But only with him. Not the kids. :)

Aaaaahhhhh.....Red Raspberry Wine! This falls in the "after the kids go to bed" category too. I have never had raspberry wine before, and I can't wait to try it!

Ooooohhhh......Atacama Alpaca yarn, so soft and wonderful! And the candles and soap smell heavenly! In fact, I have one of the candles burning on my desk as I type.

Thank you so much! I was just thinking, between the creme brulee, the wine, and the candles, Tim and I are all set to have a nice, romantic evening tonight. ;-)

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Bad Knitter

In spite of all the "knitting etiquette" discussions on Ravelry, I've spent most of the weekend rubbing yarn against my face.

I can't help it. The Alpaca Sox from my Secret Pal is so luxurious that I don't want to put it down. I'm going to have to carry it around to pet until I can make it into something. When I combine it with my new rosewood needles (all safely protected by the dog-proof sock jar!) I'll feel more than pampered.

Thanks, Secret Pal!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Thanks, secret pal

Thank you pal for the delicious chocolate covered cherries, Cascade 220, bath fizzy ball and lavendar eye pillow.
The candy is gone. The yarn may become part of the Pirate Queen's Booty Bag. I will use the eye pillow and fizz ball tonight.
Thanks again.

I Love My Pal!

Clearly my pal knows me well! I got a smoked almond and grey sea salt chocolate bar from Vosges (my VERY FAVORITE), rosewood needles, and 4 balls of baby alpaca silk in lavender that I think is wanting to be a little baby kimono.

I showed more restraint than I ever thought I had and didn't open the chocolate last night, but I know that there is no way that it is going to stay that way today!

I am dying to know who this pal is who is either good at guessing my favorite chocolate flavors or listens really well! Thanks Pal!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Great Pal!

I don't know who by pal is but she must know me pretty well. That being said, a lot of you could fit that description, so I don't know who you are yet!

I found the best package waiting for me this week. I have a Jones Soda (creme soda type) getting cold for me at RK just waiting for the right moment to savor it. It had some ABCD stitch markers tied to it, so I guess I'm all ready for some Cat Bordhi style socks now. There is Bob's Red Mill Scone mix, which I'm looking forward to trying this weekend, great smelling soap from Colonial Williamsburg (who has been to Williamsburg lately??), a terrific Celtic CD that I've been enjoying in the car AND that's not all. I even got my very own skein of Socks that Rock in a colorway called Loch Ness. That is just about perfect!

Whoever you are, thanks!