Another Year Older – Another Pile of Yarn
Posted by thedarwinexception on October 13, 2007
So my birthday was great!!!
I woke up to a bunch of E-Cards in my inbox – which was really neat and made me smile. I love E-Cards – they are so funny and clever.
And I got a bunch of cards in the regular mail, too, which was neat. Paul kept asking “Who’s that from?” When I continued to open cards and put them all on the TV (Which was soon full). I kept saying “people”, which made me feel mysterious and special, like I had people I knew that he didn’t.
I got cards from Texas and Michigan and Kansas and Florida, California, New Jersey and even from Canada – how cool is that? Cards with stickers on them and stickers *in* them – here’s my bitch stickers.
How funny are they?? Think somebody knows me?? So I loved all the cards – THANKS.
I got phone calls too – most notably from my mother, who said “Happy Birthday! I sent out a card today!” She does that every year – she sends out a card on the DAY of your birthday. Always. She’s funny like that. And she’s always a little surprised when she GETS cards on her birthday – like “Oh my God – how did THAT happen? How could it have gotten here so quick???”
And I didn’t just get cards in the mail, either. I also got some wonderful Pingouin yarn I had bid for on Ebay. Pingouin No 3 Corrida – gorgeous yarn. I got 10 skeins. Cheap, too, which is the best way to get yarn.
I love this yarn – and I love Pingouin. I’m thinking of using this yarn to make this outfit – what do you think?
And speaking of yarn, another friend sent me a birthday present early and said “Now don’t open this until your birthday”, and I didn’t – I opened it on my birthday like she asked – and guess what this was??? Dale Baby Ull yarn. Now, if there are ANY knitters in here, you will KNOW what this shit is. This is the Rolls Royce of yarn. Rolls Royce, baby.
And how cute is this outfit for the Dale Baby Ull yarn?
Best yarn EVER. Believe me, it just IS. Now I have to figure out what to do with it. I have a bunch of Dalegarn Patterns put out by the same company that makes the yarn, so I have to go through those and pick out something really, really special. But I’m telling ya right now, if I can find the perfect pattern for this yarn, it’s a shoo in winner for the fair. No doubt in my mind. Generally I don’t buy such luxuries as Dale Baby yarn. So this is an extra special treat.
And if you have a baby due next summer, let me know, because I need some ideas and inspiration.
So then, after the mail came and I had played all my E-Cards 100 times, we went out – went to the dollar store, Joann’s (looking for fabric for curtains), Wal-Mart (looking for already made curtains), K-Mart (ditto) and then to dinner at the Chinese Buffet – the best place in town. God I love that place. Then we went to the other dollar store and got some more bins for the never ending parade of yarn coming in the mailbox. Now I’m running out of height availability for the storage bins.
I need another stack of them, because there is STILL yarn on the counter top. Good God.