There were two skeins of KnitPicks Memories, in Rocky Mountain Dusk (great for me, since I'm on a purple kick and I've found that it's very difficult to dye dark purple yarn myself), a bright green/blue/turquoise skein of Fantasy Naturale, a Vanilla Leaf tea bag (vanilla is my favorite flavored tea!), and a Hershey bar that didn't make it into the photo shoot. She also sent me Alterknits, which arrived from amazon.com a few weeks ago and I posted about it then. Thank you for everything Kristen, you've been a great swap pal and I'm glad I finally know who you are so I can start reading your blog! I enjoyed all my packages and I see a lot of socks in my future, kindly provided by you!
I also want to share a photo of Felis bastardus in repose on my head:
Dave snapped this one night after I'd fallen asleep. Observe the beast. Most importantly, observe how much pillow he has, in comparison to how much I have. No wonder I keep waking up with a sore neck. What you can't tell from the photo is that he was probably purring away, and that soon after this he probably woke up and starting chewing on my hair. That's what he does. Looks all cute and cuddly, and then chews on my hair. So much so that I sometimes sleep with a shower cap on, which deters him until he starts digging hair out from around the edges with his claws. Now, of course we could lock him out of the bedroom, but he's just too cute to resist, don't you think?
Ooh, I forgot to mention that I, like a lemming, broke down and signed up for Sock Wars. Yes, I'm a joiner, but I felt like I'd be kicking myself for the duration if I wasn't a part of this great event. So, even though I'm not a fast knitter, and I doubt I'll make it very far, at least I'll get a pair of handknit socks! And who knows, maybe my assassin will be really slow...there's always hope, right?