Well, that and holiday knitting parties.
Initially, I had planned on being out of town for Jane, Claudia and the CG‘s holiday knitting party. However, due to some awesome happenings in the meantime, it turned out that I could go. So I ran out to get some yarn for the gift exchange and ended up with this for myself (you know, like you do):
The yarn that was given was a skein of Malabrigo sock yarn, plus a skein of my own Kool-Aid dyed, and then I threw in some fancy stitch markers I made. The recipient ended up being a guy, but he was very nice about it and I think he was genuinely pleased to get the yarn (the Malabrigo, at least, was a manly color, as the husband helped choose it).
It went much better this year, since nobody could snatch your gift and everybody brought things that were awesome. I got this lovely batt of Miss Babs BFL top roving
(unknown colorway, but it’s lovely so I won’t whine)
and my very own skein of Bugga. Holy cow. So awesome:
(Hockey Mom told me the colorway, and then I forgot.)
It has blue in it!
Hockey Mom totally made my day. Possibly the entire week. This is also the only way I’ve ever gotten any Wollmeise (not from Hockey Mom, but as a gift).
And so then there was a de-stash, and although I didn’t put anything in, I got some yarn:
Noro Silk Garden, I think.
And the CG gave me some yarn, too:
Hooray for Noro. Add to that the fact that I ate three times too much food, and then went to a party at Jennie‘s and had some wicked egg nog, yesterday was pretty great.
The cats are so not sure about the new yarn. Johnny Cat investigates:
As usual, Lemmy is very surprised:
Today I am taking a vacation day. Which also rocks, but in a different way. Mainly because it’s the 5 year mark for the husband and I and our marriage. He’s the best thing in the whole world.