Saturday, March 31, 2007

Thank You, Nova and Little Sir!

It's been work, work, work here at Molecular Knitting this week (and the past two weeks, too, come to think of it). So much so that the senior graduate student in lab, who is finishing writing her PhD thesis, remarked that she was glad she was not me, she only had a thesis to write. Regrettably, she wasn't being sarcastic. I have spent less than 30 minutes knitting this week. Yes, it's all very sad. It shall continue thus until the end of work on Friday. Therefore, I was very excited to have the mail carrier deliver this to me today.

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Contest loot from Little Sir's First Birthday Contest (moderated by his super nice, cool-knitter mom, Nova, Archivist on the Edge!

Nova wrapped the package so prettily. I am a terrible package wrapper; I find folding paper nicely very difficult. Therefore, I appreciate lovely wrapping. I especially like the flowered ribbon here. Nova had several different prizes to give away, and I had not expressed a preference in my comment to enter, so I had no idea which of the yarny prizes I had won. I got a really, really nice one.

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Kid Seta in an imperial purple shade to die for!

Mohair/silk: so soft, so silky! It was hard to put down to go out for lunch. Nova also included chocolate and very cute sheep note cards. As I had used the last of my favorite note cards just a few weeks ago, this was a timely gift indeed. M recommended not eating the chocolate right before lunch. He is so mean. But I know he won't eat my chocolate either. M paid for college working as the head cook for a sorority; he understands the mystical importance of a woman's chocolate stash.

I have to spend much of tomorrow afternoon graphing data and fitting curves to the data and then making wonderful, wonderful tables of all the key features. I think I shall keep the imperial mohair silk next to my laptop for occasional petting and as a reminder that soon I will have time and energy to knit again.

12 comments:

Kristy said...

I'm sorry things have been so busy. That sounds frustrating :/ You got such a cute package, and I'm glad you have some new yarn to pet! I petted a skein of yarn a lot when I was studying. I think it helped :)

knittingphilistine said...

Great loot! Stay sane at work and try to squeeze in a few rows of the chevron when you have a few minutes!

Brigitte said...

I'm the same when it comes to wrapping packages - I'm lousy... What a great package! And chocolate, my favourite brand as well.

I'm glad it made the week a bit better!

Christy said...

I hope things calm down soon. Nice treat in the middle of the rough week though.

Rachel said...

Oh what fun! I NEVER win contests, so I'm always excited when someone I "know" wins one.

Have fun with your chocolate. Dark chocolate is my personal favorite, and that (along with a nice cup of tea) single handily got me through college with a bit of sanity left.

Lorraine said...

Brenda- Chocolate can solve most of your problems.

And a little yarn never hurts either.

kristi said...

That is a great shade of purple, it looks nice and soft too!

Twisted Knitter said...

Chocolate and mohair in one package? How luxurious! I am SO with you on the importance of a chocolate stash. Must replenish mine. ;-)

nova said...

I am glad that the package lifted your spirits!

Kim said...

Lucky you! I love the ribbon too.

Chris said...

I suck at wrapping packages, too. It's a good day when I find a piece of tissue paper that the cats haven't gotten to...

I love that purple and those sheep cards!

JulieFrick said...

Ooooh, lucky you! That Nova is a dear!