Thursday, June 08, 2006

Whatever, June Gloom

It's June, and in Project Spectrum Land, that means it's the Month o' Blue. Wouldn't really know it, if you live in SoCal, since our normally present blue skies have been absent for the last several days. Yes, June Gloom is officially upon us. It was staggeringly sunny and hot last weekend, and then gloomy since Monday. To counter the *bleh* effects of June Gloom, I thought I would serve up a dose of pretty blue sky and Pacific Ocean waves as seen this winter at the Banzai Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu. A photo of home, especially of the beach, always lifts my spirits!

In keeping with the happy thoughts, I wanted to share the omiyage Nasus brought back for me from London. A darling Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino pattern book and enough yarn to make a pair of the Sandals on page 42. The book is filled with adorable patterns, and the yarn- cashmerino- need I say more? Delish! I absolutely love it! Thanks again, Nasus, for such a thoughtful gift! As a bonus (yes, it gets even better), I also got a hilarious chocolate covered "Penguin" biscuit (botom left corner). I don't know how well you can see it, but that is, indeed, a penguin head carved into Mt. Rushmore. HA! And as if that wasn't humorous enough, there is a joke (I use this term loosely) on the wrapper. Q: Why did the boy eat his homework? A: Because he thought it was a piece of cake. (Uh...)

And now, get a load of what I received in the mail yesterday from Jennifer! So many goodies! Not one, but two balls of GGH Esprit (sooo soft), some cute note cards, and look over there, in the corner- pretty little (blue!) stitch markers (no doubt handmade by Ms. Craftylilly herself)! I have to tell you- this made my day yesterday! Nothing combats bad commuter traffic and PMS quicker than a puffy envelope filled with knitty goodness! So generous- thank you!

Here's a much deserved close-up of the stitch markers. Purdy!

And so, despite the Gloom of June, it is Thursday (TGIT!) and for that, and for friends, and for presents, and for the beach, I am thankful. (Here is where I might insert a list of other things that I am conversely not thankful for at the moment [like how it's taken me all freaking day to post one stinking post- thanks, Blogger!], but then why pollute a perfectly good gratitude post?) ;)
Happy Thursday everyone!
PS: Last, but certainly not least, a late-breaking bit of happy! I got through the first chart of Carmelita (Icarus) today! This is nothing to you lace experts out there, but this is a huge deal to me! More later. For now, suffice it to say I'm stoked!

9 comments:

The Stitchin' Sheep said...

I gave up before even getting started on my post yesterday, because I couldn't even get into blogger at all. So, you see. Not so gloomy for you, after all.

Jennifer said...

Yeah, why has blogger been such a bugger!

Thanks for the shout out! I'm glad your prize got to you safely! The yarn looks like it likes its new home. ;)

Nasus said...

Yay! for Carmelita!

margene said...

Gifts and a good lace day can fix most any bleh day. Enjoy your weekend!!

Shelley said...

So ... do you put a lifeline after each repeat? I hope you have lots of peace and quiet this weekend to knit!!

Amanda cathleen said...

ooohhh!! Look at all the goodies! Very lovely! yay for Camelita! Good luck : )

Chris said...

Wonderfulness abounds!

trek said...

Beautiful stitch markers.

Lolly said...

A picture of Hawaii always lifts my spirits too! very nice stitch markers :)