Saturday, February 16, 2008

A Fabulous Day

Today was a fabulous day. I picked up a mysterious package from Canada at the post office, and it turned out to be the box sent by Midnight Farm from the knitty board! Cotton, a pattern for a very cute entrelac washcloth/dishcloth (remember my entrelac New Year's resolution?), and some roving hand-painted by a friend. Very happy, very colorful, much prettier than the bleached-out winter light makes it appear.


But that's not all. Also included were a book of cat facts and stories, cute heart-shaped post-it notes, and a little red sharpie pen. It's quite obvious from my blog that I'm a bit of a crazy cat lady, but it's also a fact that I love post-it notes and little writing implements. I'm a frequent customer at the office supply "vending machine" at work because I enjoy organizing and labeling things. Professional hazard, I guess, but I digress.


Here are the edibles. Two kinds of tea (one very Canadian-looking, can't wait to try it out), smarties, the little heart thingies with writing on them... and polar bear droppings. Those have got to be my favorite. Coffee beans covered in a white chocolate-like substance. I'm taking them to work and stuffing my face with them when I get sleepy. Instant pick me up!


Thanks so much, this is a fabulous package. Pictures of the entrelac dish cloth coming up as they become available.

After I was done oohing and aahing over my package (and this took a while), Mr. Batty and I drove to a book store we hadn't visited before. They had a cafe that serves cheesecake. I had Cheesecake Factory brand double chocolate cheesecake, it was delicious. It was so much fun, looking at books, having cheesecake, and knitting a little.
I bought Basic Quilting and the Veganomicon, which has some very nice-looking recipes in it. I don't like many of the older vegan and vegetarian cookbooks because the recipes often simply substitute soy products like tofu for meat. More recent ones incorporate a greater variety of grains and vegetables, so it's easier to eat a balanced diet. Particularly when you can't eat soy.

Then we got back home and I knit while Mr. Batty was busy with his computer and the cats were snuggling. This isn't them snuggling today, but I wanted to share the picture because they're so cute.


You didn't think I'd end this post (the first one in two weeks, eek!) without showing you adorable cat pictures, did you?
Of course not. That would be silly.

24 comments:

turtlegirl76 said...

Fantastic package! The garterlac dishcloth is addictive - watch out! You'll be on Celebriknitty Rehab before you know it.

Bonnie said...

What a great package! Thanks for the adorable kitty pics.

You asked about my cat grass - I keep the pots in a very sunny spot with a southern exposure. I water them once a week. The grass has a limited life. When it fades and dies off, I put fresh dirt and seeds in the pots and start over.

Virtuous said...

Thanks Batty for visiting my blog again!! :o)

Nice loot!

cpurl17 said...

What a fun package! I love getting things from different countries and regions!

Love those kitties.

Monica said...

Nice package! A post without ending in a cat photo is not complete, snuggle away kitties!

weezalana said...

Fab package! Such fun stuff!

And as always, adorable kitty pics! :)

Kristin said...

LOVE that picture of the kitties!

steph_knits said...

Veganomicon is a good one. I also like La Dolce Vegan and Vegan with a Vengeance. For baking The Joy of Vegan Baking is a must. My non-vegan friends have borrowed it for recipes; they're that good.

Jo said...

I love Smarties (in fact, I have some in my desk right now!) I have never seen polar bear droppings before - somehow I thought they would be bigger...

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Now that's some VD love!! What a package! The colors on that roving are gorgeous!!

Love love love the kitties!

Eryn said...

I love secret packages! That does sound like a fabulous day.

adrienne said...

What a great package! I really like the Veganomicon cookbook. Everything I've made has turned out really well so far :)

Bezzie said...

Hahahahahahaha! Those white things are polar bear droppings!!! I *love* it!!

fleegle said...

You are so lucky to have giftor friends! the roving is lovely!

And no, I don't have much luck with heads of state.

The Kelly Green Rogue said...

wonderful package!

I heard the ladies who wrote that cook book interviewed on NPR a while back, it sounded great!

Abril said...

That's a great looking package!
Enterlac is something that's been in my list for a while, thanks for remainding me!

chemgrrl said...

Very nice package! And very cute kitty pictures. As always.

...hee. I said you have a nice package.

schrodinger said...

OMG! Valentines smarties!!! How cool is that?

What a great package, I think you're going to enjoy all of it :)

SuzannaBanana said...

That roving is gorgeous! Lucky you.

Maureen said...

What fun and wonderful package! Have fun with all those goodies. I told my hubby about your last cat post with the two snuggled together. Our two cats curl up togeher but I love that one of yours stretches out completely! :)

Larjmarj said...

Hi, long time no blog, not true...I've been sucked in to Ravelry. Are you on there yet? I tried doing a search for Batty and came up empty handed.
Last weekend was fun, I hope to blog about it soon, I have been a big slacker.

Cool package! I heart goodies and the kitties are feeling the luv! ;-) Cute!!

knottygnome said...

beautiful roving!

aww, i just love a good cat snuggle pictures. too cute.

Me said...

what a great package!

and you will have fun knitting that garterlac pattern, I am sure! (I used backwards knitting, which worked quite fine on those short stretches.)

Lauren said...

What a fun package, I love seeing stuff that comes from different areas!

awww kitties are snuggly.