Friday, November 03, 2006

SP Goodies!

My SP for this round sent me this cool kitty basket for Halloween. You'll have to take my word for it that it was full of treats when it arrived. In fact, there were so many little chocolate bars in it that I didn't find the Satsuma body butter for three days! It was a pretty nice surprise when we ate down that far. So, many thanks to my SP and I love the card!

This is the pretty mystery beast fibre currently on the wheel and here is the tequila sunrise stuff plyed, but not washed:

I think I might make a couple of the hats from a previous post with it.

And this, this my friends is the motherlovin' charkha. Not only did it arrive safe and sound, but no duty! This is a very nice change after the chain of unpleasant events earlier this week. In fact, other than the yucky cold I have right now (which has turned me into a sneezy oozing mess) things are actually better.
We don't have plane tickets, but at least we have the flight info. The flights aren't great, but we get to Rome in time which was starting to look kinda doubtful. The monkey even got us seats together for all but one of the flights. And no, the travel agancy had NOT booked us seats. Thanks to the quick-thinking monkey that little disaster was averted.
My dress clothes are almost done. We had to add a fitting, but there's still lots of time and the ladies at Bernardi's (sorry, no website) doing the work have been wonderful. I can't believe anyone would ever buy a ready-made dress when you can have the dress of your dreams handmade for so little. These ladies have been simply amazing and they make you feel really good.
Some of you have expressed concern over me being gone so long and not having anything to do. Not to fear! I have wound off enough yarn for two stoles, assembled the beads for a peyote bag, bought 9 books, and I'm considering taking a cross-stitch as well. Pretty sure that'll keep me covered for three weeks. Especially since I plan to take the Italian lessons offered on the ship. The monkey also got me an 8G ipod and I've spent the last couple of weeks transferring every cd I own (around 300) onto it. Should keep me going.
And oh yeah, enough sock yarn for two pairs for knitting on the plane. I'm open to suggestions from those of you who still think I'll be bored...


KnitPastis said...

Lovely colorway there! Have a great time in Rome! By the way, I am knitting with the Socks That Rock yarn you sent me. I already finished one sock and the colors are amazing in it. Such a strong yarn too. Thank you!

Angela said...

Oh my gosh - it arrived, it arrived!

Kerry said...

Aren't you bringing any spinning?

I'm so glad it finally arrived! So are you happy with it? Have you learned how it works? It should fit in a suitcase, no?

Melanie said...

Glad the charkha arrived while you were still home to receive it. I hope you're enjoying it. The tequila sunrise yarn is gawgeous - very happy colours.