Yes, that's right. Three days in a row of my incessant rambling. So that you will not think that we've been grinches in these parts, here's some pics of gifts that I received. Yes, I did my fair share of gift giving as well, but it's not polite to toot your own horn! Now, I don't think I need to discuss (again) my poor picture taking abilities, and the fact that I'm using a severly less superior camera than what my DH uses....
Up first, from my DH - a ball winder and swift. He bought them from my LYS, with a lot of hinting. Okay, I picked them out. Geez!
He also bought me the second book in the "One Skein Wonders" series - YEAH! My LYS Owner has a pattern in here - "Magic Loop Minis." Great patterns to use with your leftover sock yarn! I asked her to sign the book as well. This might be the time to insert that I need some blog help here - how do you make words and then cross them out and write in other ones. Like what you are really thinking is that I "made her" sign the book, and then after you cross out that phrase (while still being able to read it), you write that you "asked her" to sign you book. Is this making any sense? It's probably a little trick that is something you do in Blogging 101, but I seem to have flunked that class. Or maybe I never showed up for it. I just "jumped right in," might be the better choice of terminology in this instance.
My Aunt Adie gave me these gifts....please ignore the bluriness of the first pic (see first paragraph for pitiful explanation).
A great set of Leki hiking poles!
Crazy Aunt Purl's first book! It's a hoot! I've read it already, very easy reading, even amidst the holiday parties. It came already autographed by Laurie as well! :) Love me some autographs!
Lastly, but surely not least, my employees gave me this beautiful, thoughtful gift of a sock sack (complete with pocket storage for two separate balls of yarn, and little lobster claw clasps attached so that your yarn does not tangle whilst knitting from two different balls when doing socks toe-up, two at a time - WHEW! Now, before you start laughing at me, this is an advantage! It's a goal of mine to knit toe-up, as well as to knit two socks at a time. Stop laughing....I mean it. It is very possible! Anyway, back to the gift....they also gave me a gift certificate to my LYS. They are a thoughtful bunch, and I will miss them when I venture forward with my new job. That's another post in and of itself, entirely.
Enjoy the crappy pics - they match the weather around here lately. Gray and mundane. Not really even cold.....FPS - could we get a little snow here, especially when I don't have to drive in it? :)
PS, If I did not mention the gift that you personally gave me in the post, do not fear. There will be more gift posts, and your gift was not insignificant or unappreciated! :)