Thursday, September 21, 2017

Happy Mail

Hi Everyone!

Yesterday brought some happy mail:

The timing could not have been more perfect after a crapola day at work (I love my job, love my bosses, don't so much love some of my co-workers.  Nuff said.).  I was so fortunate to win a drawing that Andi over at My Sister's Knitter held.  Each month Andi features a different and new (to me anyway) indie dyer.  Fabulous stuff.  The variegated yarn is from Dragon Hoard Yarn in the color Peek-A-Boo.  Look at all those colors in it!  And the mini skein of bright green will be perfect for heels and toes.  Of course, I have 4 projects on the needles right now and some Christmas socks to knit for folks, but I'm thinking come January when it is cold outside, this yarn will cheer me right up!

Naturally I could not resist ordering some yarn as well (which came last week):

All these pretties!  The top 3 skeins are from Valerie (FABULOUS Sale!!).  Colors are (left to ight):  Black Dahlia, Leaf Bug and Cosmopolitan.  The bottom 3 skeins I ordered from Simply Sock Yarn (and got a free bag also!).  The skein on the left is Regia - color is camouflage.  The middle skein is from Lang and I can't remember the colorway.  The bottom right is from Blue Moon and the color is Sabertooth Caterpillar.

I was bemoaning the fact that no more packages are due to be delivered...but that is probably a good thing.  I don't know if I mentioned this or not, but Fletch cracked me up the other week by saying he thought he should take up knitting.  My response was WHAT???  His rationale is that if he takes up knitting, he too will be receiving packages in the mail all the time.  LOL.  I should be set for a little while - even if we have a major blizzard and the mail stops for a week or two (never happens).

Anyway, I am back at work and avoiding a certain co-worker.  I will say that one of my bosses complimented me on how I handled that individual yesterday.  There is a slight comfort in knowing that they (bosses) know and understand what I have to put up with on an almost daily basis.  And, you know what?  I'm 64, so it won't be forever (thank God!!).

Hope your week is going well. 


  1. So sorry about the dreadful coworker, but glad for the cheering up in the mail! Every knitter understands happy mail and the contents of your packages are beautiful. I hope the upcoming weekend is rejuvenating and full of only good things!

  2. There is definitely something special about getting packages in the mail!
    Looks like you have some great stash enhancements there!

  3. Oh I love a good mail drop!! I should have ordered from Val.

  4. Nice surprises in the mail are a perfect foil for jerks-at-work. XO

  5. Yes, there's seems to be one in every workplace that creates drama and tension. I'm glad your bosses are observant and understanding.

    The yarn you won and ordered is fabulous - great fun in a small package.

  6. Boy, this is a great array of yarn! Enjoy!

  7. Ohhhhh......what a fabulous haul! I'd be happy dancing all over the house.
    Funny thing about terrible co-workers, I had a few I couldn't stand but now that we are all retired we sit and chat at our ladies lunch like we were the best of friends. Go figure.

  8. I used to say the problem with work is that there are other people there! However, I don't have any problem coworkers at the high school where I work now. That's amazing because it's a huge school and I deal with a lot of different people.
    Congrats on handling a toughie -- and getting noticed for it!
    Getting yarn in the mail helps with life's tough moments!

  9. Sartre was right: Hell is other people.

    How wonderful that your bosses notice that the Problem is real, and that you are doing your level best to work around it/him/her. That is the kind of awareness that goes a long way to making things more bearable and also can lead to better compensation at review time.

    You've earned a great weekend!

  10. yay for being a winner! That is awesome. Boo for co workers who are crushing your joy. May karma bite them.

  11. No can do socks, but will enjoy them through you. Sounds like you are on the countdown to retirement, one of the best things I ever did workwise, even though I was afraid to live without a paycheque.

  12. Nice stash! lol about your DH! Mine has said something about trying knitting, just to be with me. But seriously, I doubt he has the manual dexterity. lol!