4.17.2007

You know it's going to be a good day...

...when you wake up to these!

I participated in a yarn swap on Good Yarn Karma. If you've never visited this site, you should. There's yarn (and books and magazines, too)--some for swap but often just for postage or "karma" (i.e. free for sharing the good fibery love). It's such a brilliant idea. I encourage everyone to support them!

It turned out my swap partner was actually a PRGE'r. Not only did she send me the swap yarn--a humongous skein of Cherry Tree Hill Baby Loop Mohair and four skeins of Koigu KPPPM--but she included two beautiful bracelets and this cool set of stitchmarkers.

So if you feel the need to do some stash-busting, or have some yarn (or roving, or books) for which you're just no longer feeling the love, drop in on Good Yarn Karma. Their tagline says "Think of it like an introduction service for unloved yarn." Check it out--you'll see what I mean and feel the love. Really.

Speaking of feeling the love, I recently won a contest over at Lyssa's blog. And she sent me the coolest prize package! The package goes with the contest theme (it's too hard to explain, but you can see it here... giggle).

Hello, O'Kitty!


All this stuff was in the bag...


...fantastic things like Space Food and the prize-winning karaoke button, plus a toy for the fur babies.


Fur-baby toy in use.


Knitting needles and notepaper and socks and origami paper and scissors...


I have a Hello Kitty thing to begin with, and this package just tickled me no end. It reminded me of going to Yaohan (now Mitsuwa), an enormous Japanese mall in Edgewater, New Jersey, near where I used to live in Hoboken. A Japanese/American friend said visiting Yaohan was like being in Tokyo.

I could spend hours in there trying to identify the mysterious items labelled only in Japanese with strange pictures on them, watching the huge aquariums of live fish, admiring all the beautifully-packaged teas, and (of course) my personal favorite, the entire aisle of wacky candy...

10 comments:

Mouse said...

Dude. I'm so jealous of the packages you received! I love Sanrio stuff.. especially Choco-cat- and your Hello Kitty bag just made me squeal with girly delight!
By the way.. what number KPPM is that? its gorgeous!

Chris said...

Talk about a glorious mail day... Between your yummy GYK stuff and the Japanese goodies - fun!

DAWN said...

I, too have a thing for Choco Cat (or Choco Kitty, as I have dubbed him). As a matter of fact, I am wearing him on a tee shirt right now! ha. A stuffed replica of him lives in my car, as well. Congrats on the nice packages, by the way.

Dee said...

You had a good day! :-)

Anonymous said...

Hello Kitty. Mr. O'Kitten here. Isis looks so cute with her fur-baby toy. Miss you.

Barb said...

very yummy looking yarn :) and what a nice Hello Kitty package :)

said...

Awesome!! Koigu and Tabi socks! Just recently I've been dying to have a pair, even though I hate things in between my toes. :) I don't have a thing for Hello Kitty, but I do have one for Japanese goodies.

lyssa said...

I cannot vouch for the taste of space-food takoyaki...but as I don't really care for takoyaki (think hush puppies with tentacles) in any form, I may not be the best judge.

Isis is really cute! Love the black kitties.

Beth said...

mmmmmm...stuff!
I found those bobbins over by the carder after you left and meant to email you but then there was dinner and kids and haircuts...you don't want to know.
It was such a fun day. Please come for the WHOLE day next time.

Good Yarn Karma said...

Glad that yarn love found it's way to you....