At the top of my list of things to do this Monday is go to the Post Office. I need to mail several packages.
The famous socks won in the Auction at Main Street Church last fall, finally finished AND blocked. It's hard to air dry socks in a week where there are thunderstorms every single day, so they are delayed even a bit more than I had hoped. (pattern "Monkey" as found at Knitty, with an adjustment to the heel; Artyarns Ultramerino 4, Colorway 144)
- A little envelope of goodies for Zorra, long overdue from a swap organized by Mindy. I am grateful that she understood my tardiness.
A pretty bracelet I purchased from an Etsy store that broke on first wearing; the creator has offered to repair it, so I am shipping it back across country to her. I love it because it's purple and has a songbird charm. The designer calls the bracelet "Winter Troubador." It was a bummer to have it crack up! I fully believe I did something wrong and am giving her wares another try, having ordered some earrings more recently. (I must add that a pair of earring ordered from another Etsy store at the same time never arrived. I'm reconsidering my use of Etsy except for stores owned by people I know.)
Like Mindy!! I have a beautiful pair of earrings from her store, and another on the way, the latter picture here. Go
- A surprise for St. Casserole. (No pictures: it's a SURPRISE!) In addition to the surprise are two sweaters to add to her felting pile, long-promised and never sent, because life has been like that. One is a cashmere sweater with a moth hole in a pretty light blue. The other is the remains of a failed knitting project in a gorgeous alpaca yarn. I hope they will make happy stuffies or charming pouches.
Two skeins of ArtYarns Ultramerino4 in a gorgeous purple and black colorway (138), going out to redzils, who left comment #1000!!!
- An actual letter to Snowman at camp. I signed up for BunkNotes, but I have a goal to send real mail, too. I realize this is not actually a package, but it's on my list. He is only allowed to receive one package the whole six weeks, and it cannot contain food. We are waiting for a book a friend is sending him, hoping it will arrive here in time to have at camp. But the book is coming from Korea, so it may not get here soon enough.
Are you mailing things today?