Dear Mail Lady: We have to figure out a way for you to get my packages to me . . especially the ones from Eat, Sleep, Knit and The Loopy Ewe. Putting those little “you have a package at the post office because it won’t fit in your mail box” notes in my box is creating a rather large problem at my house!
Edited to add: Our mail lady is a very nice lady and she does always call me ahead of time. Since we live along a state highway, there are size limits as to what we can put out there and we have the largest mail box we can have. Also, anything we put out there has to be something that will break away and shatter if hit and hopefully not cause injuries to whoever hits it. The highway department has to install everything we put out there and they have to approve it so we’re doing about the best we can do as far as the box.
Seriously, my mail lady doesn’t come through the gate. She has my cell phone and she’ll call me a few minutes before she gets to my stop. Only problem is that my cell phone doesn’t work in the sewing room so I’m not getting her calls. Yesterday I left a note in the mail box and gave her the number to the sewing room and asked her to try that number first.
In the meantime, Vince went to the post office and picked up a package from Eat, Sleep, Knit. Are you wondering how this yarn managed to end up at my house when I wasn’t going to buy any yarn this year? Do you want the story I was prepared to give Vince or do you want the real story? OK. The real story is good enough.
The Eat, Sleep, Knit lady sent out a note about having this new yarn coming in. Skein. Apparently it’s another of those much-sought-after-hard-to-get yarns so I ordered some. Not a clue what I’ll make with it but since when did that stop me from ordering yarn? The three on the left are Skein Merino Silk Sport in the color Rouge. The one on the end looks like it might be a different dye lot and that doesn’t make me real happy but since I don’t know what I’ll use it for, I’m not going to get real fired up about it. The fourth one from the left is the same yarn and the color is Tuscany. The next three are Tosh Sock and the colors are Ruby Slipper, Cobalt and Copper Penny. On the right is Tosh Sport in Citrus. I have a plan for that one. I’m making socks for a gift for a lady and I was thinking of using the Ruby Slipper and the BFF pattern.
There’s a package coming from Loopy Ewe too. I can’t even remember . . oh, yes! I do remember. They had some of the Regia yarn in the Kaffe Fassett colors. Hopefully the mail lady and I can meet at the gate and receiving that box will not involve Vince making a trip to the post office!