Today was a good mail day

I’ve decided to suspend my outrage at the USPS temporarily. I figure they deserve a one-day reprieve for bringing me some goodies in the mail today.

p9253531booksftf.jpgFirst up, a trio of books from Two Pointy Sticks. She held a poetry-writing contest three weeks ago, and I think she fell and hit her head or something because she actually liked what I wrote and chose me as one of the winners. I got to choose my prize from among a list of books she was getting rid of and opted for two Harmony stitch guides. No sooner had I responded to her e-mail with my choice when she wrote back saying, “Oh, would you like to have another book, too?” So this lovely Jo Sharp book hitched a ride in the padded envelope to my house.

Getting something in the mail that isn’t a bill or junk mail? Wonderful. Getting knitted-related mail? Oh, so very sweet indeed. Thanks so much, Rooie!

p9253532bagftf.jpgSo I’m sitting on our driveway, going through rest of the mail while watching Sylvia scoot along on her scooter, when the mail carrier actually comes back to my house with some stuff he neglected to drop off earlier. (He is not our usual mail carrier. Our usual mail carrier, Catherine, is awesome. And she runs marathons.)

Along with the weekly sales circular (ugh, I hate those things—mine goes straight into the recycling bin) there was a big envelope from…Deborah! She was my downstream secret pal in SP11 last fall, and we’ve kept in touch ever since. She’s a very talented knitter and a great sewer, too. And look what she made for me: this beautiful knitting bag (with a gorgeous solid green lining). And see how the zipper pull matches the stitch markers she also sent? Awesome.

Two gifts in one day: one expected, one unexpected. Okay, USPS, I’ll let you off the hook for now. But tomorrow, you’re going back on my shit list.

4 Responses to “Today was a good mail day”

  1. Chrison 25 Sep 2008 at 9:44 pm

    An excellent mail day indeed! I love bags like that.

  2. Deborahon 26 Sep 2008 at 7:16 pm

    I just checked out your poem! Very nice young lady. I can see why you won those wonderful books. The Harmony one’s are so helpful and I recently bought a Jo Sharp book that I want to knit practically everything in it. I am so happy you liked your bag and markers! I knew when I made the first bag back in the spring, I wanted to surprise you with one. Glad you had a doubley good mail day yesterday. :-)

  3. bethon 28 Sep 2008 at 6:21 pm

    Congratulations on winning the poetry contest. Though I’m on the verge of tears, I really enjoyed your poem and I learned two new vocabulary words!

  4. Vickion 30 Sep 2008 at 6:17 pm

    Wow, nice bag, I like the design, now you will have lots of stitch markers. You need to start a project Giggles