Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Summer of Yarn Love Strikes Again

Watch me jump up and down and overuse exclamation marks!

I received my July package from my spoiler!

When the mail delivery guy at work came by with my package I was so excited. I'm expecting several packages right now -- mostly from yarn swaps -- and I didn't know which one it would be.

I was a little behind on work so I couldn't ethically stop and open it. I used it to help stop my procrastination and told myself that if I did this and this and this, then I could open it.

So I did a few of them as far as I could take them and took a lunch hour and decided that was the time to open the package since it was my lunch hour, after all!

So just look at all of this:

My benefactress (is that a word?) heard my plea for more of the SWS yarn in the same colorway, so now there's a Curly Q scarf in my future crochet plans. Finally something I get to keep! (Or maybe not. I may be short on gifts this year....)

Anyway, look that beautiful American flag star in the background is going to hang on my front door.  Isn't it gorgeous?

Continuing clockwise, there's a ranting journal with Sponge Bob on it.  Or else a regular journal with a ranting Sponge Bob on the cover. I haven't decided yet.  I don't do a lot of ranting, so probably it'll be the latter.

Next is hand lotion called Gloves in a Bottle that I used right away because my hands are super dry.  But I'm wondering where online I mentioned this because if I didn't, then my Secret Pal is carrying that stalking thang a bit too far.

Next, gorgeous linen yarn. The color ranges from orange to fuschia with graduated shades in between. Gorgeous! I'm gonna hold onto these skeins before I decide what to do with them because there's one more package coming next month and maybe.... Well, never mind.

And last (if you don't count the note that I'm not going to mention because that's between me and my Secret Pal and I only put it in there so you could see the pretty stationery): A Jar!

When I saw this jar I thought perhaps my Secret Pal hadn't gotten my message about not sending sweets anymore because of my high blood sugar. It has the yummiest looking candy apple on it. I thought it was a jar of caramel and I didn't know how I was going to resist opening it and pouring it into my mouth!

But it's not sugar! It's a candle. I tried sniffing it to see what it smells like, but looks like I'm going to have to take it home and burn it to find out. Either that or test my office's sprinkler system.

Maybe not.

Secret Pal, wherever you are and whoever you are, you're still the bestest!

Thank you bunches and bunches!


Grace Yaskovic said...

what an awesome swap box, lucky you!!!

Tamsie said...

A candy apple candle - that's what I need too! MOI, be sure to post photos of the CurlyQ when you make it, 'k?

Myownigloo said...

OH, sure, tamsie. If not here, then it'll be on my projects board at Ravelry anyway.

Preita said...

LOVE! That journal is hilarious! :D Love me some SBSP! :D The yarn is really neat too! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Myownigloo said...

Well, Preita, I promise you it ain't gonna be no fishy! But stay tuned to my projects board because I do have that Life Aquatics swap coming up and I think you'll love what I'm making.

Anonymous said...

Glad you liked your goodies. I was hoping the SBSP would be close to jelly fishes. I know he likes to catch them.

Enjoy your goodies. Now off to see what else I can find.....

Hmm.... next month is the reveal.... can't wait!

Myownigloo said...

Hmmmm. I think I'll crochet a jelly fish for SBSP and keep it near him. Maybe a pen cover? Stay tuned.