In case the picture isn't clear, she sent some great Batherapy (mmm... lavender bath salts), spa soaps and gorgeous crocheted cloths. (I'll add another picture of these so you can see the great patterns. Talk about inspiration to take up hooking...) Of course there was chocolate. I've surprised myself with the restraint I've demonstrated. There is still some left. Of course, that's because Rachel got me granola and Shelby got me chocolate biscotti for my birthday. I'm trying to be good, but a girl has her limits.
The yarn, in case you don't recognize it, is Rowan Calmer. Ah, feel calmer already... She sent a pattern for it, but I was poking about the internet and thinking about giving it a try in Magknits Nothin' but a T-Shirt (because don't we all have a soft spot for Jessica Simpson music???) or a Berroco lace sweater pattern (made a little more fitted and possibly with 3/4 sleeves for a summer look). Surely with a name like Calmer, the finished product is destined to be a success. I'm a big cardigan sweater wearer so always looking for an excuse to add another to the rotation. (Have you done any sweaters with it, Yarn Kitty? Any suggestions?)
There was another cloth in the package that I'll have to show tomorrow. She's in the laundry and I'm sure the internet doesn't need to see pictures of my dirty wash. I may have restraint on the chocolate, but Thursday's airport journey demanded a follow-up bath. At least after a few days, all has returned to normal here (despite hearing way too many times about how good Mom's homemade ice cream was...). I've added a new list to my other blog but I want to write about it as well. Eventually I'll get there. Oh, and I've managed to check one thing off the list. Any guesses?
Anyway, hopefully I'll get time to do catch-up blogging tomorrow. Believe it or not, I actually still knit and have a few things to show. I guess it really is true that when you hit the big 3-0, you get forgetful and tired and disorganized. Dimensia is just around the corner... Is there a yarn to cure that?