I have survived yet another lap around the sun. And in commemoration of that feat, I got the following presents today.
Last night my mother and my stepfather presented me with a piece of pottery that I had asked for. Several months ago, I baked a big batch of cookies to share with my co-workers. I took those cookies in to work in a box that previously housed a six-pack of Anchor Steam beer. It was workable enough, but the people I work with deserve better.
So I got a cookie jar.
Then today when I got home, I found two packages waiting for me on my doorstep. One was a gift from my dear friend Amanda, who knows me all too well.
(If you’re not a Firefly fan, those may not make a lot of sense.)
I also got a present from Jess of the Bugs a while ago while we were doing a little stash-swap. She’s a creative and whimsical woman, which I really appreciate.
I’m legal. Watch out – you never know what I might have under my kilt now.
And finally, my order from Briar Rose came in! I’m counting this as Rhinebeck yarn, since I fell in love with this colorway there, but she didn’t have enough of it in stock for me to get as much as I’d need for a sweater.
I’m designing a sweater especially for this yarn. If there’s enough left over I’ll make a matching pair of kilt hose. I’m becoming an awfully selfish knitter, making all this stuff for myself. But it’s my birthday, so I’m not going to stress over it too much.