um, as it were.
I got my last knittyboard SP9 package today, in which it was revealed that my pal was the fantastic blu roux!
I don’t have my normal photo taking setup available to me, so I don’t have individual pictures of the yarn, but that is totally enough sock yarn to get me through the semester. And it’s awesome sock yarn, too! Tofutsies in pink and purple, Trekking (mmm Trekking) in a nice bright blue, and Fleece Artist Merino Sock in a gorgeous green/red/gold colourway that is so the perfect thing for fall.
Also in the package were treats for both Kitty and myself, including (chocolate!) smarties!
This is exciting, because in the US what we call smarties are small little discs of flavoured sugar (which are kind of gross, honestly).
And and, an adorable little Lantern Moon keychain that is already hanging out on my keyring:
(Yes, there is only one actual key on my keyring.)
All in all I’m thrilled with how this round turned out. I got awesome pals, both upstream and down (although my downstream still doesn’t know who I am, I still have to send out the final package), and I’m REALLY glad that blu roux sent me Arctic Lace in package #2 because I just picked up a copy for my downstream and I never would have been able to part with it if I hadn’t already had a copy for myself!
Speaking of bags, this week’s blogstalking theme is purse guts. Brace yourselves.
In this massive pile of stuff is: my Friday notebook, English book, recorder, mp3 player and headphones, keys (well, just one key and a lot of keychains, as noted above), four pens, my cell phone, hair clip and various ties, wallet, a random sz7 circ, nearly empty water bottle, knitting bag (with endpaper mitts inside), various bits of gum and wrappers, violet mints courtesy of seiding, my glasses case with both glasses and contact lens case inside, and a shawl (warning! Ravelry link), because none of my professors understand the meaning of the off button on their air conditioning. oof. no wonder my back always hurts after a long day of hauling this stuff around campus.
and now, for a cat that’s really out of the bag.
 and the reason my normal photo taking setup was unavailable?
there was someone napping in it.