Growing up, the accelerated class track was called “gifted and talented.” Yesterday, I was gifted by talented folks!
I would tell you some of the songs, except I left the CD at home and I’m still at the office right now. But suffice it to say that I’m sure this will be the only CD I will be able to listen to for a while–music is just so dangerous these days!
Rachel, who mailed me the CD, included a lovely card (which I didn’t take a picture of), and this cute thing:
Computer as background for a sense of scale. It’s a keychain! She knitted the little sock. It’s absolutely adorable. I actually have a friend visiting, and was completely lacking a keychain to put the spare keys on. Now I do! It’s beyond cute.
Yesterday was really a crazy day for packages. Because I also got a package from Ashley! This one featuring an adorable card with funky string closure and a hug in a padded envelope–and what a luscious hug it is.
One of her patented* neck hugs. Mine’s in the same delicious yarn, Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk, as the one the link leads you to, in the same perfectly Minty color (excuse the yellowish light in my bathroom; it’s the brightest room in the apartment though). It’s not cold enough to wear it today (why is it back in the 50s? Remember late last week when we thought winter had arrived?), but I will get plenty of use out of it in the new year, I’m sure.
I was so touched by the sweetness of my blogger friends. I’m like Tai in Clueless, when they propose blowing off “7th and 8th” and going to see the “new Christian Slater,” and she says “Oh, you guys!” But you really have to hear it the way Brittany Murphy says it in that scene. It’s squeaky and very cute, and with the arrival of every package I say it to myself.
In other gifting news, I received the Adrienne Vittadini pattern book for the Allegra top (yay!), and Christmas presents from my mom’s brothers’ families. I can’t resist opening a Christmas present when it arrives, so here’s a peek at some of those goodies:
a little pillow that has a string to be hung (also a bar of lavender soap, which I neglected to photograph)
an amazing wreath, which smells amazing.
Not to be outdone, my houseguest went on a secret trip to get me a wreath and some pine fronds as well (before the wreath from my aunt and uncle arrived). I now have two wreathes in my home–me! I’ve not decorated for the holidays in 7 years! (I got a tree my very first year living alone.) My apartment smells amazing.
Note the apron my mom gave me at Thanskgiving: “Amateur chef, professional knitter.” Ha!
Thanks to everyone! It really brightened my Monday.
*Ok, she doesn’t really have the patent on this. But she’s the only person I know who makes them!