24 October 2008

Spoils

A few months ago, I came across a new (to me) blog, Molecular Knitting. I really enjoyed it, and when Brenda had a blog contest in September, I was the winner! Which of course, meant a package in the mail (be still my heart!), this time from California.

I received the package weeks ago, and even though I made sure to write and thank Brenda right away, I realized earlier today that I never showed you what she sent me. I expected the yarn prize, but it turned out to be a box full of surprises.

It was so much fun to open everything, and such a nice collection of things. The yarn is merino sock yarn from Creatively Dyed Yarns, and I immediately decided that it will be socks for moi. It is about as soft as it's probably legal for yarn to be ...

She also included a package from Charles Chocolates, which is near where she lives. It contains (well, contained) candied pieces of hazelnut in bittersweet chocolate. There was also a package of roasted almonds with sea salt, which is also now long gone, as I decided that both could be considered healthy foods. And I am all about eating healthy. Lastly, a pretty little pear scented candle, packaged to look like a small can of pears. The note she included said that everything was from places where she lives, or has lived in California. I think it is such a great idea to get to know other places through local treats or crafts.

Thanks so much, Brenda! Every single thing was something I liked.

Tomorrow, The Tim, Seb, and I are heading to Baltimore. My niece Amanda and her husband Pat are having a Halloween party. My other niece La Liz will be there with Greg and Zach, as well as some other friends of all of them that we know. (According to Amanda, one of the couples even changed their plans to come to the party once they found out we would be there. Do they need a life or what??) We are taking a Holiday Cheeseball and a pumpkin cheesecake, and there will be all kinds of other food and drink, so I'm sure a good time will be in store for all of us. I'm sure many pictures will be taken, for better or for worse ...

Oh, and one more thing - have you seen this site? Carol sent me an e-mail from it, and I laughed myself silly. Enjoy!

11 comments:

Chris said...

What wonderful goodies from Brenda! Have fun in Baltimore. :)

Jeanne said...

Great package! Enjoy your weekend!

Carol said...

Sounds like Brenda is indeed your frienda.

teabird said...

Pumpkin cheesecake! Can you swing by my house?

My husband sent me the video from that sight and I, too, laughed myself silly. I may have laughed myself ridiculous!

Lorraine said...

Bridget- Brenda is a terrific knitter and her husband makes amazing cocktails.

That must be the secret of knitting great socks.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Oh yes, those snacks sound very healthy!

The party sounds like fun - I'm taking it for granted that you will post pictures of you in your costumne.

How about that ND freshman receiver!

Maureen said...

Just popped in to award you an award!

Tracy said...

HI, Bridget! WONDERFUL treats you received! Can't wait to see what you make with that lovely yarn...mmm...Thanks for the great links :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

Carrie K said...

Nice haul from Brenda!

Yum, pumpkin cheesecake. Have fun in Baltimore!

Brigitte said...

I'm glad you found Brenda's site - she's great, isn't she?!!

Enjoy the Hallowe'en party. Be sure to leave the pumpkin cheesecake in my fridge as you scoot up to Toronto to deliver it on your way to Baltimore. Just sayin'.

Brenda said...

Glad you like everything! Thanks for such a nice post.