Sunday, October 21, 2007

Generosity, bats and an Incident

The generosity of knitters never ceases to surprise me. I was having a crappy day, the kind that starts out with the train being late, continues with the computer at work crashing, and ends with dinner not turning out quite the way it's supposed to. I was less than happy when I noticed a padded envelope I hadn't been expecting. When I opened it, I found this sign and a great Halloween card from Sue. It made me smile. Thank you, Sue, for turning a sucky day into great one.


The next day, as if one person caring enough to think of me during my favorite holiday season, I received a package full of Halloween stuff -- most of it bats. And we all know how I feel about bats! And in case you're wondering what the little spider web bag contains...


... take a look at this. Sock yarn hand-dyed by the fabulous Ms. Pixie Riot herself, in my favorite colors, named Spooky Girlfriend. I'm swooning. I'm groping. I feel truly blessed to have such generous people in my life.


Thank you, Pixie. I'm serious, you and Sue made me feel all warm and fuzzy. there is just something special in knowing that there are people who care enough to think of me for no other reason except that they're nice, thoughtful people who care.

Speaking of bats, I bought one of Momma Monkey's sock knitting bags (another one... I think I'm addicted). This one I couldn't resist. I mean, bats! And it matches my bat dress.


And finally, the Incident. Right now, I'm just a little too upset to write about it. Let's just say that this picture is a clue to what happened. Yes, this is my cat Merlin, and he is about to stick his face into the bag I use to lug my knitting to work.


But more of that when the impulse to turn him into a gray and white pair of fuzzy slippers has passed. Not that I'd actually do that, but right now, the thought is not entirely unappealing.

26 comments:

chemgrrl said...

LOVE the sock yarn--do you think she'll start selling that colorway?

Oh gawd, I don't even want to think about the kitty-inflicted damage. Did he pull stuff out? Or just barf in there? My cats tend to do the latter. Ick.

cpurl17 said...

Love your batty gifts!! Perfect! I'm glad some knitty love was sent your way..

weezalana said...

Yay for knitty RAKs! :) Sounds like they came on just the right day, too.

Christy said...

as one who is allowed to live with 2 cats, I can imagine what happened.

I came home one night to yarn wrapped around the living room. And wanted a pair of slippers made out of the cats.

Then I realized they'd be two different sizes. :P

Bezzie said...

Very cool! I saw that MM bag and thought of you--I'm glad you got it!

Sue, aka seiding said...

Aw, I'm glad my little package brightened your day.

Chester peed in my knitting bag once. I couldn't pet him for two days, I was so mad. But we always forgive them in the end, especially if they purr at us!

Zonda said...

Ohh! Lucky you a custom colorway just for you! Love it! Cute bag too! Sorry about whatever happened :(!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Those packages are just perfect for you! Its hard not to think of you often this time of year :) Love love love the pixie riot yarn! She sure does rock!!

And, um, about the other thing.... I can't even imagine. Sorry!!

stitchywitch said...

I love the sign! You kitty has the same look mine has when she's about to grab yarn and run... totally nonchalant, right?

ms. pixie riot said...

you and your avatar always make me smile, no matter how crappy my day is. i just wanted to return that smile. -hugs- <3 you, darling.

schrodinger said...

Moments like this make me remember what an amazingly generous community I'm a part of. What great goodies :)

Bobbi said...

what great gifts! that sock yarn is perfect for you!

Bonnie said...

What fun stuff! Esp. the "Gone Batty" sign. I love it!

I hope you have a perfect day today, without a single bump in the road.

spinndiva said...

Momma Monkey's stuff ROCKS!
I got the little sock blocker key chain from her and it is just too cute!
and YAY for the RAK's too!
I have 2 cats and 2 dogs and lemme tell ya! the dogs were harder onmy yarn stash, when they were puppies then the kittens....

ms. pixie riot said...

oh, and by the way, don't worry... i have three monkey bags already. :-D it's easy to be addicted!

Larjmarj said...

Ohhh! that sock yarn is YUMMY!
This is sort of your time of the year is it not?
I saw the bat bag on Etsy, really cute!

Shauna said...

I love seeing people do nice things just because :-)

You know, you do those things for people all of the time. Taking the time to read all of these blogs and comment. It always brightens my day to see a comment from you!

Rebel said...

Nice goodies. I'm really scared about what the kitty did. Talk about knitting horror stories!

Abril said...

Hopefully whatever the kitty did is fixable. Enjoy your favorite holiday!

Mary, Mary... said...

I love the bat swag! I have 2 bats hanging in strategic points outside my house. More to come.

As for Merlin, double dang uh-oh.

Knittypants said...

Love the little bat bag, it's so cute. And you have a dress that goes with it, that is very cool.

sgeddes said...

Great packages. Those looks like a great lift to the spirit.

That sock yarn is going to be great all knit up! I love the colors.

Looks like Merlin was a bad boy!

Elspeth said...

That yarn is gorgeous! The bag too!

maryannlucy said...

Great Batty stuff - looking forward to seeing the dress and the bag together!
What did Merlin do? Are you talking to him?

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Yup, that Seiding, what's not to love? She takes good care of me, too. And what Shauna said about the blog reading and like that.

P.S. Once you go "bat," you can't go back

Jess said...

Love the yarn and the bat bag! Great stuff!