a dillydallyknitter: November 2005

Monday, November 21, 2005

G'day, how ya goin'?

I can't believe how long it's been since I've last posted on this blog but today I have some post-worthy news! I received a holiday Secret Pal gift package all the way from the land down under!

Kitties waiting for package

First of all, look how cute the box is!

Inside I found 4 skeins of a super soft, beautiful red yarn made in, yup, you guessed it, Australia! Next I pulled out a notepad that says "Chore List" with a list that says (faintly enough so you can write over them): Let the Cat out, Let the Cat in , Let the Cat out, Let the Cat In...('ain't that the truth!)
Speaking of cats, my SP didn't forget them as she included an adorable cat toy (which I just now used to lure Mika off the keyboard)
Also included was a pair of lovely tortoise coloured (I'm pretending I'm Aussie now, hence the u) Swallow knitting needles that I cannot wait to try.
And...wait, there's more...proving she has a keen sense of humour, my SP also included a platypus Australia pencil and a funny book called "Aussie Slang". Luckily for me, Purler means "Something good or admirable" so I'm keeping my Knitty name. And last, but not least, I found two Christmas ornaments--so cute they deserve their own photo:

I love Christmas and I love decorating my Christmas tree and these will definitely have a prominent location on my tree this year. One of the highlights for me every year is thinking about the person who gave me a particular ornament and now, every year, I'll think of my sweet Holiday Secret Pal!

I hope, someday, I will visit Australia--and SP, if you're out there, you always have a place to stay when you visit Northern California.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Still Here....Still no FOs

When I started this blog, I vowed to keep it entertaining but really, not much is going on my life these days, save for a couple of job interviews, and there's only so much one can say after wearing the same ratty sweatpants 4 days in a row....but on the fun side of knitting life, the Holiday Secret Pal round is in full swing at on the knittyboard's coffeeshop

This is my first time doing this secret pal game and I have to say it's loads 'o fun. My 'upstream' Secret Pal (one who gives to me) claims to be from a place far away chez moi so I imagine it's some cool country outside of the States. Or maybe it's a ruse and she actually lives around the corner. Wherever she is, she's quite clever and sends me funny posts via the knittyboard all written in rhyming verse. So I, accepting it as a poem-off, reply to her in rhyme. Now I find myself thinking of rhymes all day long, except mine are lame, e.g. "All day at the computer eating candy and fats, now it's time to go feed the cats"

As for my 'downstream' (the one I give to) secret pal, I can't say much because she's so clever she just might figure out who I am and then my cover will be blown. So for now, I'll just say she's super cool and I hope she loves the surprises I send her.

Theme song of the week: Time, Pink Floyd