....PARIS!!! Ah, the lovely Effiel Tower.....and I was recommended to stop by the La Droguerie for the most amazing buttons, ribbons and yarn. Someday, someday.....
I also got a package from Leigh (aka chemgrrl) in a Random Act of Kindness!!
Check out the loot!
- Two cute postcards
- Knitting magnet ("Sorry I can't go out with you. I have to stay home and knit")
- Cool wrist pocket (Apparently, all the cool chemists are wearing them thing spring)
- Lovely hand lotion sample
- Personalized stitch markers (for the Texas who are wondering, that lovely white stuff is called "snow".)
- A skein of Lorna's Laces in Shepard Sport in Periwinkle, probably to become copycat socks of Leigh's...I love it too much!
- A yummy smelling jar of loose leaf tea, which I have never used before...been looking for the right tea ball. (...and yes, it really is TEA)
- Yummy bag 'o Jolly Ranchers, one of my FAVS!!
- Official Indiana University periodic table and pencil. You can never have too many.
I also felt her to be a kindred spirit when the box that contained the goodies was from Cambridge Isotopes. As long as I am not the only one who steals boxes from work... :-P
And it that wasn't enough, I got my first Rockin' Sock Club package!
Contents include a pattern binder with goodies inside, official button and bumper sticker, emergency sock yarn, and my first skein of Socks that Rock, medium weight, in the Monsoon colorway. I now know why everyone loves this yarn. I immediately cast-on Friday night and the fabric is sooo soft and squishy. Can't wait to finish!
And then, to the not-so-good parts. Finally took my car to the dealer on Saturday and it stayed there why Kerry and I were at Simpatico. When I finally got the call, it was not good news. My O2 sensor went out and I somehow cracked the exhaust manifold, which is attached to the catalytic converter, so I have to replace the whole thing. All in all, $900. Ugh....the only upside is that I haven't dispersed all my tax refund like I was going to.
I wonder if I can knit an exhaust manifold....