8/21/2006

Yo Ho Ho....and a box of Yarn!!!

Cin received this in the mail yesterday (Cin was actually getting better and then she came down with a sinus infection and she had an allergic reaction to the antibiotic the doctor put her on and she spent Thursday in the hospital and has mostly been in bed since then); she seemed incredibly excited (obviously because she knew what it was..LOL). She was particularly happy with the return address on the box - she knew immediately it was Dani (who apparently sent her an "awesome" box during the Knitting Vacation Swap - sorry I have no clue what that URL is). So this box was part of the Yarn Aboard hosted by Amanda. When she opened the box (okay actually I opened the box and then had to get the inner box out of the US Priority Box) we saw Lewis and Clark on the outside.

On the inside there was lots of "great" stuff - 4 skeins of Plymouth Alpaca (Cindy was very pleased; she loves Alpaca and has a pair of socks already planned for them), 1 skein of Plymouth Italian Collection Sockotta, a recipe for Ginger Cookies (which I promised to make for her), a pattern from Fiber Trends (Walking Away Socks), candies (Dip Dab and Millions which Nick is eyeballing), Sweet Spice Rub and a container of Pink Grapefruit Green Tea Bags from the Republic of Tea (part of Sip for the Cure). Quite a haul. I am impressed with you swapping knitters; you really know how to take care of each other.

Cindy said Dani had also knit squares for Warming Grace and fronted Nick some seriously good chocolate so clearly Dani is a very generous soul. For my part I say thanks very much Dani (Cin was quite touched by the package) and excellent swap Amanda - you rock woman!!!! I packed the stuff Cin had for her swap person (okay there was alot and I have to say even with my jamming and taping techniques I didn't get it all in - the important stuff is in there though!) and I took it to the post office today so that it will get to the next person quickly (as per the wife's orders). Lewis and Clark seemed to have gained a little weight on their trip to the Great White North...

P.S. I have to say this post was kind of fun....I do want Cin to get better but I could get used to the guest posting!!!

25 comments:

Jasmine said...

Send Cyn our healing wishes and thanks for keeping us updated.

Samantha said...

Cool!

Stuntmother said...

I'm glad to hear from the Wooden Sticks household and to know that knitting and socks and packages and yarn are making improving people smile.

Thanks for posting.

amanda said...

Two cheers for Ed! I don't think Mr. Clothesknit enjoyed guest blogging for me so kudos to you.

And yay for Dani putting together such a fantastic package -- I know she was very excited when she saw that Cyn was her pal. Give the hardheaded one a big hug for me, tell her to get better or I'll have to head up there myself and give her a whoopin' (sorry...needed an excuse to use that very funny southern word that makes me laugh).

Dani said...

Ed, thank you so much for posting the updates (and for your kind words about me!) Your wife is a doll, and it is VERY easy to send good things her way (but you already know that Im sure!) When Amanda sent me Cin's name for this swap, I was super excited, and emailed Amanda to thank her for such a great spoilee *S*

I sent the Ginger Cookie recipe along since I know she likes ginger cookies, but I was afraid if I made them and sent them they might not be as good when they arrived. My best advice is to just make sure you give the dough a good amount of chilling time after you make it - otherwise they are very easy and (in my friends and families opion) REALLY yummy! =)

Please give her a (gentle) hug from me, and keep taking such good care of her. We miss her around blogland for sure!

Vicki Knitorious said...

That looks like a box full of good medicine! ; )

Thinking of you...

Lucia said...

Yet another swap I missed! Looks like fun. (I love ginger -- I don't suppose I could have that recipe?) Please give Cin my very best healing wishes.

margene said...

Such fun! I can't wait for the box(es) to come my way! Feel better soon Cynthia!

Jo-Anne said...

So glad to hear Cynthia is on the upswing. She's got plans for her new wool - she must be feeling better. Thanks, Ed, for the guest blogging, and for taking such good care of her. Continue to improve and regain your strength, Cynthia. All the best.

KarenK said...

Cynthia has been in my thoughts recently and I was hoping all is well with her and the rest of her family - I'm sending more healing thoughts on the fresh Oregon ocean breeze! Can you smell the fresh salt air? :-)

Leah said...

Very, very cool stuff! And it's good to see that Cynthia's spirits are still up enough to get excited about her YA box.

Feel better soon!

aija said...

Thanks for keeping us updated and showing off that awesome package! :)

Pink One aka Dawn said...

You rock Ed thanks for the update.

Give that wife of yours a big hug from me.

amanda cathleen said...

wow! So much great stuff! Thanks for the update Ed. Give Cynthia a big hug : )

Dorothy said...

Looks like a great mail day.

Hope Cynthia is feeling much better. Best wishes to her.

Emily said...

Hurry and feel better, Cynthia! I am soooo looonely.

Also, I think Ed might have designs on your blog...
dumdumdumm

your toasty toes pal said...

Hi Ed. Thanks for the update on Cynthia's condition. I hope she is already on the mend again.
It reads like your are really getting the vibes of the fiber community ;-) Great parcel, so full of goodies! Loads of get well wishes from me to Cynthia and also loads of best wishes to you and Nick!

Rhonda said...

Thanks for the update, Ed. Sorry to hear about the "set back" ... altho having plans for the alpaca is a good sign. I can't wait to get my box, but I've forgotten already which Explorer I'm getting. And I'm just as excited about sending stuff out to my own sock pal.

I love ginger cookies also! m-m-mm-m I can smell 'em baking already ....

Catherine Kerth said...

sending cin my well wishes! hope to have her up and about very soon... that box of yarn should get her going too ;)

Miss Scarlett said...

What a wonderful package! Nice post Ed. It is great to be able to keep in touch with Cin through you.

Here is hoping you can get up and about soon.

Ginger cookies you say? Good man Ed. Good man.

sprite said...

Please give Cynthia a healing hug and tell her we're rooting for her to be up and knitting with these new,pretty yarns soon.

Dave said...

Well done, Ed! Tell Cin I said its about time she got beteter now :-)

Teyani said...

lots of loud applause for Ed - thanks for keeping us posted on Cyn, and for taking such good care of her.
Nice bunch of goodies Cynthia!!!
We all hope that you are up and about again SOON!

Tracey said...

You doing a good job guest posting, Ed. Feel better Cynthia! This blog is one site I visit where it is always really crowded so I wanted to enter a quick plug for my creative writing blog if that's not too out of place.

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Give it a try, it may be more fun than you think!

--Deb said...

I hope Cindy is feeling better (by which I mean well and healthy, not just "improved") soon, but Ed, you're doing a great job!