August 3, 2007

The kindness of strangers and coworkers

It was a banner day for booty at my house (not that kind of booty - get your minds out of the gutter).

First, as previously mentioned, my fantastic Sockapalooza package arrived. My pal is Amy of Taitai Knits, and she managed to knit these socks in the midst of making preparations to move - from Charleston, SC to Malaysia! This is clearly a woman that knows how to multitask.

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To show just how well-suited these socks are for me, they're pictured with some of my favoritest stash yarn, in a color I've mentioned adoring) ...

Not content with just making a lovely pair of socks...Amy also threw in some awfully nice goodies for a little taste of her city...

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Thank you again, Amy! You were an awesome sock pal, and I wish you all the best in your move and your new home in Malaysia!

As if that wasn't enough excitement, I had my belated going-away party for my old job yesterday. And I have to say, if you plan to quit your job, you would do well to make sure you have knitting coworkers before you do. Recruit if necessary.

Because if you do have knitting coworkers like Awesome Meredith, your going-away present might look something like this...

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This was a group effort, though, including some very tasty treats all the way from Germany, courtesy of my friend and colleague Dennis, who happened to be visiting from Munich for meetings.

What you can't see is that the yarn is my beloved Berroco Ultra Alpaca, and that I'm now the proud owner of my first Chibi, or that there were some damn cute patterns and other knitting goodies in the basket as well. There was even a gift certificate for Webs.

You know what that means, don't you? 100% guilt free yarn purchases. That Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light? It will be mine.

Oh yes, it will be mine.

Or perhaps a bit of this...

or this...

or some more of this...

I am a lucky woman.

2 comments:

Kristy said...

You certainly are lucky! What a great bunch of booty!

Amy said...

Glad you like the socks and goodies! I loved the colour too. Not sure about the Charleston treats as I am not actually from Charleston! We have only been visiting inbetween a move from Beijing, China to KL, Malaysia.