Knitwhitties: A Little Knitting Nothing

I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex. - Oscar Wilde

Sunday, December 24, 2006

My Secret Pal Came Through

THIS arrived in the mail on Friday. Wow! Totally unexpected, and most appreciated.

And when I opened it, this is what I saw. Isn't that beautiful?!

The package unwrapped to show all of these lovely, lovely, lovely things.

And when I opened the bag, this:

And this:

And a close-up of the bag:

The magazine contains a pattern just for the eyelash yarn. There are candles, and incense, tea, earrings and a matching charm, a beautiful glass pin to hold a shawl closed, 2 magazine, the bag, a knitting pattern calendar, wristlets, and a beautiful postcard. She included knitting things, and then wonderful apres-knitting/holidays relaxation things. There was so much stuff, I'm sure I left things out, but isn't that something???

Thank you so much, Secret Pal! Everything is beautiful, and just in time for Christmas!

Friday, December 22, 2006

Oh Wow!!

I don't have time to post the pictures today, since I'm running to catch a train, but boy! oh boy! did my Secret Pal do me good! A ton of beautiful, wonderful things. All wrapped up in special Christmas paper, and enough knitting/and apres-knitting relaxing stuff to keep me going for a loooooooong time.

Thank you so much, SP!!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

There Are Some Strange People In This World

Who would do such a thing, even to a caricature of Santa??

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Is This Ingenious? Or Merely Insane?

Or just someone with too much medication and time on their hands?

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Mohair Bias Knit Scarf

For a change, a post with a little knitting content. This is the beautiful mohair from my secret pal, and the bias-stitch scarf I am attempting. Yes, it IS supposed to look like that!! And you should feel it, it's so soft. The color is actually a deeper purple than the color shown here. It's really a beautiful yarn.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Not Just Tacky, but X-rated

I can't even find the words to describe this, or the mind that came up with the idea!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Christmas Car

Boy, I really, really, really like this car. I don't know that it needed to be strung with Christmas lights, but it IS a totally cool car.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Evil Santa

And what does it say about me that I actually LIKE this Santa? I think he's rather jaunty and debonair!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

This Just Makes You Think

Seriously. Don't you want to know the story behind this? I imagine it would start, "Hey, remember that night? Yeah, you know, that night that we..." Good times.

Monday, December 11, 2006

We Are Now Reduced To This:

I do have to thank the SP9 group for coming up with this idea, or there would be a severe dearth of posts this month. So thank you! And first up for consideration is this little gem. What do you think?

On the knitting front: Vintage Velvet and the mohair bias stitch scarf. Why, yes, I AM the slowest knitter in the world, thank you very much!