It's been an absolutely wonderful week for mail here at the Nipper Ranch. First there was the Snake Scarf kit from Carolyn and now we have a really great Hallowe'en present from Mariko.
This is awesome! I love coming home to find packages shoved into my mailbox. Mariko sent me all kinds of stuff... There's a funny little Japanese journal with silly English on it: "PROXY If you have great talents, industry will improve them. If you have but moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiency." And, "notebook: Most advanced quality. Gives best writing features." So silly and cute. She also sent a very cool handmade necklace. She's so crafty! She sews, she beads, she knits, she cooks... What I wouldn't give for that kind of skill! There were some yummy smelling wipes and some cute little fake tattoos. I am handmade. I'll have to figure out some reason to wear these. Add in the prerequisite great yarn and our shared obsession of candy and you have a very rockin' present! Thanks, lady!! This made my day!
Mariko also sent a great card with the present that she got from Plain Mabel. I had to check out the website and OMG, is it dangerous. I fell in love with this Pickle Purse and had to buy it. I couldn't help myself. I had a difficult time not buying all this designer's bags. I mean, how can you pass up a slug bag, or a brain bag, or my favorite (after the pickle), the heart bag?
It's an all animal, all the time episode here at nipperknits. I had a great menagerie day.
This is part of my Hallowe'en costume. Add the Fluffy Clouds sweater,some white pants, and my brightly pink hair and you have a really cool Jellyfish costume! This was really fun to make. Lots of bubblewrap and some iridescent ribbon with the very scary hot glue gun. Fun.
There was one thing I was very upset to have missed at Rhinebeck and that was the Morehouse Merino Snake Scarf kit. I saw it early on in the day, but when I went back to get it, it was sold out. :( I must have talked about it later in the evening, because Carolyn found one for me the next day. How super cool! Thanks, lady! You rock.
I met up with Cari, Mindy, Iris, Em, and Jackie at Knit NY on Friday. It was great fun. It's been too long since I had some social knitting time. Rhinebeck was great, but I noticed a severe lack of knitting. And in a thoroughly un-Jenn-like fashion, I only took one picture. It turned out so horribly, everyone would be gunning for blood if I posted it. I'll just have to take a better one (or 5) next time.
They did help me with me Ron's stupid R though. There wasn't so much advice except block the shit out of it and moral support. But something must have clicked, because it's looking much better. Thanks, ladies!!