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I am so glad…

… that so many of you are amused by my father. I told you he was nuts. 😀 And yes, I’ve been working on the hat, but no, there will not be pictures until he gets it. I want him to be surprised.

In other news, I promised pictures of the RAK that Ali sent me, and I finally have one for you.
As you can see, the woman went crazy sending goodies to me! There is a pair of candles in “Asian Musk”, which smells absolutely lovely, a box of Hazelnut Praline Godiva biscuit, a Godiva chocolate bar (72% EXTRA Dark with Almonds – woman knows me well!), a pair of Swarovski sheep magnets, which are too cute to be believed, a bar of Coconut soap (yummy!), a magnet that says “Ever notice how ‘What the hell’ is always the right decision?”, and two hanks of Blue Sky Alpacas Cotton, in pale blue and a raspberry pink.

Thank you, Ali!!! You are too sweet, and I meant what I said about hoping to meet you one of these days! I owe you a huge hug for this!!

In other mail news, Mary, Mary had a little destashing goodie bag giveaway a couple of weeks ago. I joked with her that I thought about throwing my hat in the ring, but thought that I had plenty already. She told me to go for it, and tempted me with sari silk. Being the strong-willed type that I am, I completely caved. *blush* This arrived the other day:
The aforementioned sari silk (10 hanks!) and a cloud of undyed mohair, which she thought would make a nifty throw dyed to coordinate with the sari silk and alternating the two. I am seriously considering that idea. Thank you Mary!!!

Finally, yesterday’s mail brought me the last package from the BMFA Rockin’ Sock Club 2006.
On the left, the December yarn – STR Lightweight in “Mustang Sally” – and on the right, my bonus skein for doing the full-year club – a hank of mediumweight “Rare Gems”, what they call mistakes that they overdye to come up with something unique. I got a perfect skein for me – lots of greens with some blues and golds mixed in. I’ve really enjoyed the club, and I’m looking forward to next year!

And I realized something today. Tomorrow is my two-year blogiversary. I started out over on LiveJournal on Dec. 18 2004, and moved to Blogger on October 10, 2005 so that I could play with the layout and stuff a bit more. (And no, I didn’t move the first couple of posts over from LJ. They were completely lame.). It seems weird that I’ve been doing this for 2 years already!

9 comments to I am so glad…

  • Bezzie

    Too cool! Ali is one cool peep!!!

    I like the concept of those “rare gems” very clever!

  • turtlegirl76

    2 years! Wow! You’re so….old. 😉

    And I am completely coveting the Mustang Sally. Wowee.

  • Knit Mongrel

    Happy blogiversary! And yes, your dad is nuts. But in a great way. 🙂 Can’t wait to see that hat knit up!

  • cathy

    Happy blog-a-versary. These things creep up on you. Before you know it your blog will be a toddler and then going to kindergarden 🙂

  • artemis9976

    Happy blogaversary! I don’t even want to check and see when I started my LJ 😉

    Both of those STR colors are amazing, and I’m trying to figure how how to ‘steal’ them from my monitor into my hot little hands as I type this

  • Anonymous

    Ali is so very cool. The yarns from Mary are also lovely. A throw using both those yarns would be yummy…it would make me want to live somewhere colder just to use it year round. Although I haven’t moved beyond the Fuzzy Feet, joining the sock club is tempting…I still have a little while before registration closes.

  • aija

    Hapy blogoversary! 🙂 I love love the mustang sally colorway, my favorite of all the club yarns I’ve seen on blogs this year 🙂

  • Anonymous

    I am so in love with the last pattern of the sock club. I was so excited that I have already started it! 🙂

    Happy blogaversary! 🙂

  • Nora

    Happy Blogiversary – and here’s to many more. x