In which I attempt to catch up

Nishanna is having a contest for her birthday – leave her a joke, a funny haiku, or anything else to make her smile and you could win a skein of Schaefer Anne. Leave your comments by 11:59 pm EDT, May 21.

Ali is having a summer knitting goals contest – you could win copies of her tank pattern and some Blue Sky Organic Cotton to make it with. The contest runs through the end of May.

Hee hee – apparently I’ve traumatized poor KitKatKnit for life

Ok, I’ve been getting some grief (*cough* Jeanne *cough*) about how long I can possibly drag out Shepherd’s Harvest. She must think she’s in Groundhog Day or something. Anyway, I’ll give her a break today (no one wanted to see a baby pygmy goat/kid or baby llamas anyway) and turn to some thank yous.

Sallee sent Chaos a very interesting mouse, which I can’t find to photograph. The front half is a regular brown furry mouse. The back half is a soft sparkly red ball with a little bell inside. Finally, there’s a stubby mouse tail sticking out of the ball. Initially, the kitties weren’t quite sure what to do with it, but they’re definitely playing with it now. She also sent some cute stitchmarkers. Thanks, Sallee!

MamaTulip sent me the book Boo because of the cover, disavowing all knowledge of the contents. Thanks, MT! Janet and I set up a little swap between ourselves and she sent me these fabulous cards (I’m not sure I can bear to use them!) and some lovely Hempathy, which I’m looking forward to trying. Thank you, Janet!

“Maybe if I hug this yarn, Mom will let me keep it.” -Mayhem

E and I set up a little cover cd swap and E included this gorgeous necklace in perfect Chris colors! Yum – thank you, E! RheLynn sent me a lovely artist’s card that she painted. Thanks, RheLynn!

“Are you sure that isn’t a cat toy?? Are you completely sure?” -Mayhem

And finally, Frarochvia surprised me with a package yesterday.

“Ok, almost got it…” -Chaos

“Hmm…” -Chaos

“Whatever, big kitty, give it up with the mysterious thing and let me see!” -Mayhem

“Mmmm… tasty box!” -Mayhem

“Yarn and chocolate. It’s always yarn and chocolate, isn’t it, big kitty?” -Mayhem

“You’re catching on, May.” -Chaos

Thanks, Fraro! Bib bib bib bib

44 thoughts on “In which I attempt to catch up”

  1. Wha’?! Jeanne!!! Baby pygmy goats! Baby alpacas!


    Oh Chaos and Mayhem, yarn and chocolate are two of the happiest things in the world! And if my eyes don’t deceive me…it’s not just ANY chocolate – it’s some Green & Black’s!

  2. It is indeed green and black chocolate! Chocolate and orange something something.

    I’m glad you like it! I thought you might want to make a few bibs. Hee hee. But one is supposed to be a dishcloth, you said? Which pattern?

  3. Wow.. You’ve definitely been getting some mail-love huh? Excellent!
    I’m sure those cats already know what that kitchen cotton means for them.. and are plotting a way to get rid of it before it becomes bibs.

  4. Chris- I came across a comment by a fellow on somebody’s blog that denounced people who knit socks and have cat content. What asylum let this guy out?

    The last caption should be” Run awaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!”

  5. Please note that I did not complain about dragging out the festival. Tell Jeanne to stay away for a few days and bring on the pygmy things! That is all.

  6. Hi Chris, Check out project #19 from the Spring/Summer 2007 Vogue Knitting. It’s a cute, short-sleeve lacy cardi. I’ve already bought the black yarn to knit it too. I should start soon!

  7. Must see pictures of baby pygmy goats and alpacas!

    What wonderful gifts you received! And you seem to have very thorough postal inspectors. If only they made chocolate flavored tuna for cats!

  8. You are a lucky gal to get all those lovely gifts from your friends!

    “Think where man’s glory most begins and ends, And say my glory was I had such friends” – Yeats

  9. Pst…Chaos…May…PSSSST, hey, you see those funny looking colorful bundles in the box with the chocolate? Those are eggs…do you know what they hatch into?….BIBS! Attack and Destroy!

  10. Yeah, yeah, it’s just a plot to get us to keep coming back in hopes of baby llama pictures. Humph.

    And what could be a better care package than chocolate and yarn?

  11. Hey there Chris! Did I hear that you’re coming to Colo??? I haven’t blogged about this yet, but, I have Terrible News. Terrible. I’m going to be in Massachusetts during Estes this year. Once I realized this (tickets were booked), I was bummed. Doubly bummed now, though, because I won’t get to meet you in person!!!!! I guess that you’ll have to live on in my fantasies. (That sounded weird, didn’t it?)

  12. Goodies galore! What fun!

    Can we see the animals now that we’ve had a break? And, of course, I don’t mean the kitties, who I would never call animals!

  13. I love the sequence of photos of C&M looking in your box! They are too funny — I guess they’re afraid if they give up one time it might have been the Good Catnip. 🙂

  14. Pygmy goats! Bunnies! Yay! Lots of lovely mail goodies too – those cards for you (of you) are perfect! Chaos and Mayhem crack me up. Hez isn’t bold enough to really snoop well. I shall show her the blog tonight.

  15. OMG!! The place where Jane had the cards made for you has KEENS as some of the shoe choices!! I just drew me 4000 pounds lighter and with lime green Newport H2’s.

  16. I tagged Mayhem for the 7 random facts meme. I know you’ve done the 100 things, and Chaos has his 25 things and his 5 weird things. I thought Mayhem might be willing to cough up 7 facts about herself, as she has such healthy self-opinion, being a teenager and all.

  17. I blame you for the bunny that has been sitting in my driveway the past few evenings. He didn’t even want to move when I practically pulled the truck right in on top of him…then this morning the truck broke down. Evil nasty sinister vorpal rabbit indeed!

    Sugar’n’creme and chocolate, two of my favorites! *happy dance happy dance*

    (Bibs for cats, bibs for cats! *scurry scurry*)

  18. I have to admit it was the weirdest mouse I’d ever seen, too! Glad they’re enjoying it…and Oh…C&M you’d better run – that’s BIB cotton!

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