Thursday, October 27, 2005


Wow. Two posts in two days!

Anyway... I also realized that the picture of yesterday's package didn't fully show the very pretty drop spindle and BOOK that came with it. I will try to spin again.

And the first package from my secret pal? The one with the RYC book? And the missing dashboard diva? I should also point out that the package also contained some Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans. BUT I ATE THEM. Because I am a Jelly Belly monster. I would also like to mention that I'm quite disconcerted at how much I enjoy the soap flavored ones. Erm. Yes, I am a freak.

And to answer Emily's question re Chocolate Decandance... still working on the second sleeve. I really havn't been knitting lately, because my hands have been pretty sore.

And not that next month is going to be any better. NaNo will eat my life.

And about my commute-- living in one suburb and working in another does not lend itself well to public transportation. It would require 2 hours, 2 trains and a bus, and given that I work 2 nights a week... I instead spend about 30-45 minutes on the Beltway.

And here are some things I learned about DC:
1. Beltway gridlock doesn't always refer to Congress. The other day, it took me 30 minutes to go 2 miles
2. Capital Hill, is, in fact, a big hill.
3. Living South of the Mason-Dixon line means that fall just came on Monday.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

In which I find my camera, and get yet another package.

Hello Blogging Knitting World!

Guess what I did today? I found my camera. So here is a picture-ful post for you!

Today was a good day, as I got home from work to find that I had a package! From my secret pal!

See the pretty package?

And opened it, in all it's Halloween-y goodness and thought well, I'm going to have to post about how I was all set to come home today and go running! And my secret pal ruined it so now I'm blogging and eating candy instead! Because my, do those gummy pumpkins look good!

See? Don't they look like gumdrops?

I thought they did to. But, um, they're not. They're candles. Luckily, I discovered this BEFORE I tried to bite it. Because me? Spazzy McSpazzerton? Normally? I wouldn've eaten it.

Luckily, there was sugar in the package! AND pumpkin peeps come with cake icing so you can decorate them!!!!

Plus, there's yarn! and needles! and a pattern! And excellent!

And here is the last secret pal package. Except minus the Dashboard Diva, because she's on my desk at work!

AND! Here is the final package from my last secret pal, which I think (hope!) I talked about, because, with the awesomeness, and it is also missing a trio of Burt's Bees handlotions because they're at work, where I use them multiple times a day, because as much as I love books? Very drying on the hands.

And, now we're pretty settled in here in DC. So here is my knitting area!

My overflow yarn stash!

AND LOOK! BOOKSHELVES! No more mondo-pile!

And then tonight got even better, when I went to get beer and found Tiger Beer! I've never seen Tiger in the States! TIGER TIGER TIGER!

Now, if only the Astros would win the game tonight!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Worst Blogger Ever


Just started a new job at a different library in the system.

The new job is awesome, but the commute is looooooooooooooong, as it's on the other side of DC than the one I live on.

I'm in a bit of a knitting slump right now... bit irksome.

But my secret pal? Last week, maybe the week before? MOST AWESOME PACKAGE EVER.

Needed to get that out there.

Should go back to awesome new job.

Goodbye circ desk! Hello reference!