There was a cardboard box in my mailbox when I got home yesterday. Here's what was in that lovely box:
Here's a closer look:
And one more:
It was knit by our Cookie! For me!!! Thank you, Cookie. We shall not mention whether or not there were chocolates.
Pattern: Sweet Jazz
Yarn: Handspun BFL from Denise
The scarf is lovely and soft and it will keep me warm and draft-free since the winter season is starting a bit early. (See the white stuff in the first photo?)
This is also the first snowfall for the cats this season. White Dot was attempting a crossing of the yard when I caught him on video. (Yes, I was having a telephone conversation with Cookie. What? You don't pick up your camera when you're on the 'phone?!)
The story had a happy ending--I yelled at the intruder cat who ran away. White Dot started after him but I was able to catch up with him because of his slow progress across the snow. :D (He already has a face scratch that *just* missed his eye that he obtained last night.) Cookie was long-distance witness to my crazy cat-mom duties. Why yes, I can continue a conversation and grab a cat at the same time........
Last night, Dan made fried scallops with garlic mashed potatoes for dinner. Tonight, he is preparing lamb meatballs with a sauce and rice. I love my birthday week meals. Tomorrow is shrimp de jonge, baby peas, mandarin oranges, and carrot cake if Mom sticks to the traditional birthday menu. It has been a low-key week since I was out of town for my birthday; although, my cousin Kim brought over some chocolate cake Tuesday. Yum. I made my black turtle bean soup today in preparation for deer hunting that starts next Saturday. It is very nice to have several meals prepared in advance when you've been in a tree all day.
Have a super weekend!