Thursday, March 31, 2005

Ahhh, a bit of zen

Yesterday it seems I was juggling a million things at the same time, when I heard a 'thunk' at my doorstep - the familiar sound of the mailman unloading a package. It was what I was hoping for, the second gift from my Secret Pal!

And it couldn't have been more appropriate. Even before opening up the box, I could smell a wonderful aroma that instantly calmed my nerves. I soon discovered it was a bar of rosemary mint soap. Inside were all these other treasures:

Super stuff from my Secret Pal
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My anxiety quickly faded as I realized there was everything I needed for a "zen moment" - the candle, tea, yarn, sweets, and a cozy new frilly scarf (presumably knit by my SP). The soap, of course, would come into play later. Ahhh... THANK YOU, SP for saving the day!

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Happy Easter!

Forgot to mention that in my previous post of two seconds ago... Thanks SP for the e-card. :)

We were too exhausted yesterday after our trip to Harley Farms, so we didn't color our eggs. But the Easter bunny left me a super-rad basket from Sanrio filled with Cinnamoroll goodies - stationery, candy, pencils, erasers, and of course... Cinnamoroll himself! We think he looks more like a girl dog, so we're changing his gender. S/he's a little camera shy so no pic, but I'm sure I'll sneak one when s/he takes a nap.

You can never have too many patterns

During a very successful shopping trip, we went to the bookstore and I managed to pick up the Spring/Summer 2005 issue of Vogue Knitting. I've never purchased this magazine before, though I peruse them on the newsstands when they come out. My general rule is, I have to like at least 4 patterns in any given publication to make it worth buying. Here are the top contenders - there are a few more that I liked but I got tired of scanning (ours is really slow):

Short Sleeve Top in Karabella Empire Silk
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Lace-Up Camisole in Anny Blatt Kanpur
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Wrapped Lace Cardigan in Berroco Glace
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Leaf pattern scarf in Mohair Royal and Wool Gatto
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