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.