Saturday, May 17, 2008

A Generous Gift

It turns out I was the 1000th person to comment on Soo's blog. I love Soo's blog because she cranks out beautiful knits at incredible speed, does amazing colorwork, and knits several pairs of socks in the time it takes me to make a single sock. She's amazing.

She's also an incredibly generous person. I mean, she sent me chocolate. Chocolate with little vintage pictures on it that tastes wonderful. And Kaffe Fasset sock yarn. And Colinette Jitterbug. The yarn is gorgeous, and in colors I would have bought for myself.
All for commenting on her blog, which I visit with great pleasure anyway. Thank you, Soo! I'm a very happy chocolate-eating sock knitter because of you!


Not even Merlin's attempt at Dad Sweater destruction can spoil my mood today. He ran off with the finished sleeve. While I was trying to save that, the sneaky little furbeast snagged the ball of yarn attached to my sleeve in progress. When I'm done with this sweater, I'll have to turn some of this wool/alpaca blend into cat toys, they love it so much.


The first sock for Mr. Batty was almost done. When he tried it on, it was a good inch too short in the toes, so I unraveled the decreases, got started on making it longer, and got distracted by a business wear and knitting-/cook book shopping spree.
I'm really excited about the cook books. I've heard really good things about The Planet of Vegan and Vegan Cupcakes take over the world. I'll make some and let you know how they turn out... but first, I'm headed to Halifax. Tomorrow, I pack, Monday, I catch a plane, and Tuesday, my boss takes me yarn shopping. Yay!

19 comments:

katesaid said...

The nice thing about getting yarn and chocolate at the same time is that you need to put one down in order to properly enjoy the other, thereby stretching out the whole process just a bit longer.

Travel safely! I haven't been to Halifax in several years, but enjoyed it just fine then. There's a restaurant called The Warehouse with very good all-you-can-eat steamed mussels in several flavors, YUM. Our service was not great but the food really really was. (And if you're a Barenaked Ladies fan, they refer to that place in "Hello City.")

adrienne said...

Yay for chocolate and sock yarn!

Enjoy your trip to Halifax! I haven't been there for years, but I remember really liking the city.

Bezzie said...

I love that Jitterbug--and I realize why--I think that color was one I gave away as a KAYE prize!

Very nice!

Zonda said...

Oh geesh, hehe..hope your Dad doesn't have to worry if he is ever near your cats with that on ;)

Nice looking package! :)

weezalana said...

It must be so nice to have a boss that takes you yarn shopping! I'd never leave that job! ;)

Beverly said...

Soo's blog is great. How cool that you got yarn AND chocolate - 2 of the most wonderful things in this world.

lynnm said...

I have that striping sock yarn. I have it myself and love how it is working.

Bonnie said...

Your boss is taking you yarn shopping???!!!?? That's very cool. Hope the trip is great!

Mary said...

Hallo Batty,
schöne Wolle hast Du da bekommen. Die Jitterbug gefällt mir besonders gut.

Liebe Grüße
Mary

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Yay for yarn shopping!! Have a safe trip!

That gift is both generous and gorgeous! Love the colors she picked too!

Thea said...

Nice boss - and nice blog haul too! Know that if I ever end up with any Halloween themed buttons, I'll totally send them off to you!

ladylinoleum said...

Have a safe trip! Sock yarn and chocolate are a winning combination!!

Lynn said...

I was going to say something about that beautiful gift, but then I read further...your boss is taking you yarn shopping?! You lucky employee, you!

SuzannaBanana said...

Ugh, kitties! Your dad will probably be safe wearing the sweater around them, even if it takes you ten years to finish the second sleeve because they keep unraveling it. Winston went crazy for the balls of angora, but I can wear the finished garment around him without any trouble.

Happy travels!

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

Have a safe trip!

Love the Colinette Jitterbug. Great gift!

Janelle said...

Wow, what a great prize. Have a wonderful trip--with yarn shopping, how can it go wrong? It'll be great. Enjoy the break from home life!

Soo said...

Yippee!!! Glad the goodies arrived safe and sound.

I'm very jealous of a trip to Halifax -- you'll have a great time.(and a trip to Halifax AND yarn shopping - sigh).

Gingerbread said...

hi Batty
what a lovely gift from Soo bet that was a nice surprise for you. And as for merlin I hear cats are little devils when it comes to wool. Hope you enjoyed your trip to Halifax

Maureen said...

You picked some great cookbooks! I really liked the Planet of Vegan. There are several things I make from that one. And who doesn't like cupcakes! Good luck with the sweater and your trip!