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Saturday, March 04, 2006


Mrspao has totally outdone herself... I am so spoiled!! These are some lovely, lovely earrings she made me - these are immediately in my 'wearing to work every day' rotation.

Mystery boxes - hint: the top one contained the earrings, the bottom one contained:

TEN beautiful stitch markers! They're so lovely! I especially like the one with the cat face on it. I am using these on my next project, even if I don't need them!

English sugar..... a sugar mouse, some Parma Violets lollies, some chewy spearmint lollies, candy love hearts, Viennese truffle bars (Dave has taken immediate custody of these!), and McVitie's chocolate biscuits.... Mmm.....

Honey, fig and vanilla bath essence, walnut and rosemary hand lotion, and olive, sage and almond skin balm. I wish you guys could smell how good this stuff... well, smells!

So, so, soft sock yarn in beautiful greys and charcoals!

A skein of Colinette in the Florentine colourway - so pretty! I shall have to look for a pattern worthy of it!

And finally...Cadbury Creme Eggs!! Hey, I think I'm getting a little typecast here! I have now eaten Cadbury Creme Eggs from no less than three different countries!

THANKYOU MRSPAO!!! I had such fun opening this package, I was like a little kid with a Christmas present! And you're so generous! Included in the card was a hint: "Part two will be on its way as soon as Amazon has delivered it." There's a part TWO??? I am so lucky!!

*bounce bounce bounce*
I ate English chocolate for breakfast. I am now all sugared up with nowhere to go!

I went to play cards (well, sit on the couch and knit while other people played cards) at a friends house last night, and I came home with.... a spinning wheel!! K's mother (Hi L!!!) swapped it to me for some handknit socks - sweet deal! Which reminds me, L - you need to send me some clues as to your favourite colours so that I can knit you another pair! I need to get some bobbins and a lazy susan and a niddy noddy, but I have the feeling Yarnivorous will be happy to help out with that! Pics of the spinning wheel tomorrow - it has already passed the feline cautious sniff test (which consisted of Dorian sitting well back and waiting to see what happened when Meiko sniffed it), and of course the feline 'pull off the fleece waiting to be spun and roll around in it' test.

In the words of K when she's feeling that gentle alcoholic glow, "I Love You Guys!"

Good thing for the day: I now have more yarn than I did this time yesterday. Heh.
Bad thing for the day: Chris has sent me long list of the yarn stores she lives/works near. I think she just likes the sound I make when I hit the floor in a swoon.....


Blogger Carrie K said...

For some reason the print is very tiny. Perhaps to reflect my heart shrinking in *envy? ;) Cool stitchmarkers! Nice haul. Nice friends. Nice trade too, Peeve. Socks for a spinning wheel?

*But don't send me anything! I have no room! I deny myself nothing! Well, other than getting married again.

9:56 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

WOW! What a fabulous box of goodies! I LOVE that charcoal sock yarn!! And a spinning wheel?! What a lucky, plucky girl you are (sorry, the "lucky, plucky girl" is a line from a song and when I start to type "lucky girl" plucky just squishes in there..>).

So, did the Cadbury Creme Eggs all taste the same? Burning questions. :)

Heh, you figured out my motivation!

10:18 AM  
Blogger mrspao said...

Hint: you might want to delve deeper into the pink box. (!)

11:24 AM  
Blogger Peevish said...

Carrie - the font is tiny because Dave accidentally altered something when he was putting my new buttons up - he promises to change it back later when the Boston Celtics game is over!

Chris - The texture of the American ones was slightly different, and they did a much better job of the 'yolk' in the middle. The English ones were a little sweeter than the Aussie ones. They were all goooood!

mrspao! You are a marvel! I didn't think to look any deeper in the pink box because I honestly didn't think it could get better!! You are such sweetie!!

1:57 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

What was in deeper????

Maybe you can get a quality control job at the Cadbury Creme Egg factory. :)

3:12 PM  
Blogger Chris said...


3:48 PM  
Blogger mrspao said...

Yay! I'm so glad you liked everything! I had great fun putting it all together to send you.

Part 2 has just arrived and will be on its way shortly.

I thought that it would be fun to have a cat to assist you with your knitting :)

5:58 PM  
Blogger Lynne said...

Hmm, lots of goodies and a spinning wheel!
I'll have to see what sort it is, if L didn't tell you (a different L, a not me L).

7:31 PM  
Blogger Peevish said...

Lynne - it's an Ashford, but I don't know any more than that, I'm afraid!

9:33 AM  

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