I was in such a crappy mood this morning. Work is overwhelming – I just got hired for a new project and this should be good news but I have so much going on already and another client keeps piling it on so it’s hard to get to the other (bigger, better paying) projects. I had to rip out a good portion of one of Lisette’s front panels last night because I did the armhole too low. Basically, it’s been stress city around here.
Then I tossed work aside to go meet my drafty table ladies. And they always put a smile on my face no matter how bleak things are. And Iris gave me some chocolate from Moscow, and you know what chocolate can do for one’s mood.
Then I get home and there are 2 packages for me. OH JOY! Look what Jenn sent me for guessing her hair color!!
jennsgift.jpg That yarn is the yummiest superwash wool from Mountain Colors. The colorway is *gorgeous* and it’s so soft. Jenn said it would make great socks, and I do believe she is right. Then some hand care from Burt’s Bees (and boy, I need it) and…chocolate! Thank you Jenn, what a great gift to come home to.
In the same delivery came my Knitpicks merino for a baby blanket for a friend. This stuff will make a very warm blanket for her boy, due in July. So I have time on that. He won’t need a blanket till Fall anyway. I hope she won’t mind the handwashing. She requested blue so blue she’s getting, but I’m not much of a pastel baby blue kind of person (at least for babies, I actually like it on me) so I think these colors work well together and will make a nice bright and happy carriage blanket.
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So, this post is getting long and I won’t go into a big review of Spamalot but all I can say is if you’re in NY, hurry and get tickets before it’s impossible. The show is SO GOOD, I’m still singing the songs in my head, and I want to see it again and again. The cast is superb. It didn’t hurt that I sat 7th row dead center in house seats. But it’s a small theatre so there isn’t a bad seat, really.
And it’s mostly back to work, for me. Sigh.

5 Responses to “Mail Call!!”

Mmmm… dark chocolate Hershey’s kisses. I must share them with everyone!

Hope you like the yarn, isn’t it lovely!?

I may have to come back to NY for a weekend just to see Spam-a-lot. It’s killing me that I can’t be there. :(

Jackie, don’t say yes too often! I am so familiar with your situation… Or, farm it out, do the art direction, and get your cut! And knit more. That yarn from Jenn is lovely! Socks or a summer Clapotis, perhaps?

Glad you’re feeling a bit better. Chocolate does work wonders, doesn’t it?

Just hearing the word “Spamalot” is not causing me to go into convulsions.

That Merino looks beautiful–perfect blanket colors!

Glad your day got better.

Your socks have been dispatched. hope you like.

your sockapalooza pal.