I Done Been Spoiled

When I got home from work yesterday, there was a package on my front steps.

I assumed this was my recent order at Knit Pixiekpixie (I ordered this Karabella pattern– apparently I’m the first to order that pattern, so you can see what else I bought at the bottom of that page).

I carried my groceries to the front door and peered at the package.

ksks package
KSKS package!

Whoa. It’s not my package from kpixie — it’s my KSKS package from my no-longer-secret-pal, Betty of Knitting Betty!

Although I was tempted to tear into the package on the front steps, I took it inside, took the dogs out, and put the groceries away first.

Then, I finally let myself open the package. The first thing I pulled out of the box was a huge ziploc bag of yarn!

yarn!
a whole lot of sock yarn!

Whoa! That’s a lot of yarn! We have two hanks of a gorgeous red Koigu (yum!!), variegated orangey/yellow yarn from All Things Heather (yum yum!), and an almost solid aubergine shade dyed by Dave over Cabin Cove (yet more yum!). Whoa! Wonderful yarn, and all yarn I would have picked out myself left to my own devices. Also included is a set of US1 clover bamboos. I am in awe!

Obviously, Betty already went above and beyond. However there was more stuff in the box!

non yarn
the rest of the loot

Yowza! What’s all this?

First, a postcard from Nashville! [this reminded me that I totally forgot to put the Washington, DC postcard in the package to my KSKS pal -- oops! Sorry pal. ]

A little notepad, the perfect size for carrying around with my socks-in-progress. Little pens, also the perfect size! A rolling calculator, which I think is so cool. After taking four years of insane calculus, I have trouble with basic math. It’s like when you start working integrals in 20 dimensions, you forget how to divide!

Folding scissors, perfect for me since I keep losing all of my scissors. Two different types of a brand of wool wash I’ve never seen. A bar of delicious smelling soap — DH and I are soap fiends! Some jasmine tea in silk tea bags — yum!

Lastly, a beaded row counter from Mama Llama that I couldn’t get a good picture of, but it is so cool, with dark purple and clear beads, and a sheepie bead.

Thanks, Betty! I hope you and your family have a great trip and I look forward to chatting with you when you get back. I love the package you sent!

4 Comments so far

  1. gleek on August 18th, 2006

    wow, look at all the goodies you got in the mail! what a lucky girl!

  2. Adam on August 18th, 2006

    What a great package! Love the yarns, they’ll make wonderful socks. I totally know what you mean about forgetting how to do basic math…after taking a bajillion hours of math courses needed for an engineering degree, you become somewhat reliant on your calculator ( TI-89 is my choice :) ). Long Division is a skill that has completely escaped me, I don’t think I could do a division that wasn’t very simple, and especially not if decimals are involved.

  3. Betty on August 19th, 2006

    Hi Jess! Glad you enjoyed the package! Did you notice the little pens match the yarn? hehe

  4. [...] Yarns in stash that I’m most looking forward to knitting up include All Things Heather yarn (from my lovely KSKS pal – thanks Betty!), Scout Handpainted yarn, Claudia Handpainted yarn, Schaefer Anne, Greenwood Fiberworks handpainted cotton-lycra sock yarn and Sweet Georgia Yarns. [...]