And now...the Mystery Stole. I knew it would get hairy soon. I guess I'd better learn how to do lifelines (um, how hard can that be? Bah, silly Kit). Phew, 81 inches...that will make for a beautiful drapey thing. I mean, 7 feet of beautiful stole love! I don't think many people will be ready for Clue 4 when it comes next week, I know I won't.
Now, despite the power outage of the night before, yesterday was Good Karma Love day. I'm not entirely sure what happened. Everyone else seemed to have a miserable day yesterday, but I had an absolutely fantastic day! It started off with going to Suncoast and buying my friend Red a Predator plush (from AvP, she LOVES the Predator) and some DragonFire gum. Happy birthday, Red! My dad came along because he had to pick up his pants he'd ordered from Mr. Mac's. So we were walking along and I pointed out Spirited Away. He picked it up and said "You've got this, don't you?" "Hmm? No, not yet, though I plan on buying it sometime, I just never have gotten around to it." (nevermind that I have bought it for other people, ahem). And so he said "Well, since it's going to be your birthday soon and I like it too, I'll get it for you." Oh dear, my dad...he's such a darling, I love him.
So, then I get home and it'd been a few days since I checked the mail...if we never got any of the junk mail and the coupons, it wouldn't get so bad. And I noticed the keys to the package mailboxes were both missing. But I didn't think anything ove it because I didn't see it in the mail. It wasn't until I came back inside and sorted through the mail that I found that one of the package mailbox keys was right there. I tried not to get my hopes up, but...well, I pranced right back to the box and with a little fiddling, I opened it. Heeheehee...and dashed that box right back to my room! It wasn't until I started opening it that I decided I'd better document my SP's wonderful gift.
I got a beautiful card (that I failed to photograph, for shame!) that wished me a happy birthday (you have such lovely handwriting, SP. Ever thought of working in the medical field? You'd be adored) And a little PS post-it apologizing for only having bought one skein of KnitPicks Vineyard socks. Don't worry about it, I know just what to do with it. ;) Anyways, I began to open and the first thing I see is some Color Your Own 100g of Merino yarn from Knitpicks. It came with some awesome Koolaid colors (blue, purple, red, and yellow).It also came with some awesome Knitty instructions on how to do the whole thing properly. There was much exciting squeakings. But wait, there's more!
I finally decided to do this all properly and lay out everything I found in that box, sans the paper. I think I went into a knitting version of ferret shock. I was squeaking and giggling as my dad sat and waited for me to finish up loving my SP.
I just love everything. Dragon stickers, yay! Itty bitty little #1 sock knitting needles of high class and quality. The stitch markers are beautiful (did you make them yourself, SP?)! If you can't see it in the picture, the charms say "Create", "Believe", "Laugh", and "Live". Gorgeous! And the book looks incredibly exciting. Everything just made my day super. I hope Karma doesn't come and go "Hey, you greedy thing, share some goodness with everyone else!" and take the good stuff away, because I'm so on a high. Thank you so much!!! ^____^d
And now I need to figure out how to spoil MY SP rotten. Lawrence has some AWESOME stores downtown that I think I should use to put things together. Trinket candles come to mind. Hemp yarn like crazy (Lawrence is a crazy granola hippy college town like no other) and who knows what else. ^___^