On my journey home from Birmingham this evening, after an evening out with my friend Lynn, I was conjuring up a blog post in my mind. This weekend will be 1 year since I moved from London and back to Wolverhampton. I have had two really lovely weeks, filled with seeing people and doing things and generally finally feeling like I am properly settling in here... It hasn't been easy; adjusting to life back where I grew up, where nothing is quite the same, missing my friends, learning to live in the same house as my boyfriend. I've had times where I have been thoroughly miserable, but I have great friends and although they are not just around the corner, I can still rely on them for support and a shoulder to cry on when things get hard and I love them all for that. On the plus side, I have had a lot more time for crafty things, more time to devote to this blog and I also feel like I've made friends with people online. I'm hoping to meet up with Wendy this weekend as I'm down her way on a course... I'm sure a time will come when I bump into all of the other knitting friends I've made. All is well with the world once again :0)
Anyway, now all that is out of the way... I can show you something that makes far more interesting reading. I got home this evening to 4 parcels! Number 1 (top) contained my Hogwarts sock kit. A little late, as it has been returned to sender once!
Kiki sent me a fabulous Ravenclaw parcel of hand dyed sock yarn from a friend of hers, a bag and stitch markers she made herself, some lavender,sweets, needles and Harry Potter stickers. Thank you Kiki, it is fabulous package . The second parcel I sent to Lena also arrived today. Yipeee.
Next up comes some Yarn Yard Sock Yarn. Natalie had a sale at the weekend and it seems I was having a green day!
We have (l-r) Tour de France Trente-huit, seize, dix-huit and trente-cinq. I love them all!
In the little parcel we have the Malabrigo I have been waiting for to start the Mystery Shawl.
Emily bought her MS3 to Brum Knit Night on Tuesday and it is truly amazing (as is her swallowtail shawl - check it out!). She also bought some Malabrigo for me to fondle and I was really really hoping mine would arrive soon.
I think I will be winding this into a ball tomorrow! I can't possibly describe how soft this is.
And finally, in the last (ridiculously large) box were three new books...
But as I haven't even had a chance to open them yet you'll have to wait until next time for a review!