Tomorrow is my birthday. I tell you this not to fish for comments or to solicit presents, but to explain the extraordinary haul I am about to display. I know that strictly speaking, I shouldn’t have opened these until tomorrow, but when you see what I got you’ll understand why I simply couldn’t wait (I knew they were coming)!
A whole stack of gorgeous goodies from Knitpicks, and two issues of Interweave Knits. That Pencil-case looking thingy at the top? That is full of these:
That’s right, those are the Harmony Wood Options tips. Aren’t they pretty? (you oughta feel ’em – they are silky smooth to the touch!) They aren’t available here in Australia yet. Hee hee! (sorry, I’m trying very hard not to gloat, but it just comes burbling out a bit). Becky forwarded them for me. She also slipped this in the parcel:
Sorry for the blurry. This was the best I could do (and that’s with the camera’s anti-shake doohickey on) . I was a teeny bit excited. This is Mountain Colors Bearfoot sock yarn, in Indian Corn colourway. I admired some on Becky’s blog a while ago, and she remembered. Isn’t she a sweetheart?
Also, I have the following cottony goodness:
That’s twelve balls of Den-M-Nit in mid-indigo and ten balls of Lara cotton in Brick, both from Elann.com. They will be respectively, this and this. I can highly recommend the service at Elann. I ordered this on the 28th September (which was a Friday) and it got here from Canada the following Wednesday! That’s five days, including a weekend, to get halfway around the world. Kudos to both Elann and Canada’s Postal Service.
Al this is because my lovely husband gave me a birthday budget a couple of weeks ago, sat me down in front of the computer and said “Go shopping!”. If he wasn’t already married, I’d totally run away with him.
The cherry on top? Today is Friday, and I am a child-free zone. I get to play unmolested all day!
This might just be the best birthday ever!