Thursday, September 21, 2006

sp8 final package and update...FINALLY




Hi kids.

So here is the final package(s) for sp8. There was some shipping mishap by the lovely usps so it took a while. My pal and I were frantically trying to coordinate while I was moving and she, it turns out, was planning her wedding. No shortage of stress there, lol.

I love my stuff. Here theme was "It's not easy being green" which is very fitting. I'm not sure what her intent was but it relates to my name as well as the color of my new house. I will post pics of teh house soon.

She made me the headband and spun and dyed the wool herself. Very cool. It's beautiful and I love it. Perfect for a fall day on the Sound! I don't know where she got the stitch markers, but they are also lovely. The rest is downright useful and I really appreciate it. So, if you're still out there, thanks pal. You're the best!!!!!!

In other news, we are settling in here in Seattle. It's been absolutely balls out crazy. There's been some fun and a whoile bunch of homesickness. It's only one damn state away but it doesn't feel the same and I miss miss miss much of the time. I feel really weak and vulnerable, a little tired, very tired, hella tired, and also bored and kinda resentful. I don't know how some women just appear to be OK with the constant supportive role but I find it tough and annoying. I'm sick of teachers, law jobs, and workloads. I want my career back. Badly!

BUT, all negativity aside, it's stunningly beautiful here, my neighbors kick ass, there is some amazing shopping and restaurants and I haven't even really looked yet, and I plan to hit the knitting stored very very soon. SO it's not all bad and someday it will be even better. I just need a spa retreat weekend.

As far as knitting goes, I took a few months off and didn't really miss it. I gave away a hell of a lot of my stash before leaving Eugene and don't miss it. I became scared that I'd never want to knit again. And then today... BOOM. The knitting bug is back! I am SOOOOO glad. And all I want to do is find a great scarf pattern and some yarn. Can't wait. So there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

The other good news is that I'm supposed to get this awesome belated birthday present soon. It should be here tomorrow or the next day. I have my hopes set a little high and am consumed with the surprise. So we'll see. I'm hoping it's a giant garden gnome that has a laser penis and pees on people who walk by. That'd be cool.

Hope everybody's doing good.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

A Message to my Secret Pal

Der Pal,

Even though I haven't received the end package(s?) I just want to thank you for being my pal! You were very great and I loved all of the grat yarn and patterns. It was very unique and is fun to work with. I don't think it could have been very easy being my pal as my knitting comments were replaced with moving craziness...but you stuck it out! You are awesome and I think you rule!

I also can't tell you how much your comments in my blog meant. You were always aqround with a hillarious quip or some words of encouragement. It really meant the world to me. I wish I hadn't been going through movign hell during this round but I'm looking forward to finsing out who you are and learning more about you. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

...We move to Seattle tomorrow. I will be offline for ten days. Bummer. I'll try to viswit an internet cafe' or library during that time, though. And I'll let you know as soon as I pooisbly can when stuff arrives.

Thanks again :)