Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Knackered

I'm back home. It was a long drive, part of which was done over wintery roads. I'm too knackered to write a proper post. Instead I thought I would show you one of several things I mailed when I was in Spokane. Postal rates in the US are a fraction of what they are in Canada, so I decided to take advantage of that fact.


Dispatched to a special person who shall remain unnamed since they won't have received them yet are these mittens. They are the Yarn Harlot's Cloisonn├ęs. I love these and will be knitting more when the Christmas rush is over.


Now I need to go unpack.

15 comments:

  1. Love the mittens; they turned out beautiful. I just bought that pattern a couple days ago and am going through my worsted weight odds-and-ends, deciding how to arrange my colors. :)

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    1. Part of the fun of the pattern is figuring out the colour combinations. And here is a word of warning - knitting the cuff is highly addictive. I could have happily just kept knitting cuffs for days. Have fun knitting them!

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  2. Gorgeous mittens, enjoy your well deserved rest. xx

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    1. Thank you! I am hoping the recipient thinks so too.

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  3. Lovely mittens, and those boxes look very...intriguing... :-)

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    1. One of those parcels is for you (not the mittens though!). There is a little something for your son in the parcel too. I found it the day I was down on the Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation and thought it might have some boy appeal. Hopefully your package arrives next week!

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  4. They're lovely mittens. What isn't lovely is the ornament in your last post ... you have to wonder who buys these things!

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    1. Thanks Annie! They were great fun to knit. Yes, it does make you wonder who would buy such a thing. But someone must or this store wouldn't have used precious advertising space to feature the ornament. It is very disturbing.

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  5. I've received a couple of mail order catalogues within the last few days. Both of them had that ornament in them.

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    1. Seriously? I thought, hoped, this was just a one-off kind of thing. That maybe the store buyer had been drinking heavily the night before she placed the holiday order of goods for the store. Now it sounds like this is some kind of "hot item." Ick.

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  6. Loving the mittens! Someone is going to be very lucky indeed! Cx

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    1. Thanks Catherine! I hope they fit the person they got mailed to. If not she has two daughters and hopefully they will fit one of them.

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  7. Yes, postage in Canada is very expensive - big country, small population......we pay for being Canadian in all sorts of ways....but I wouldn't change a thing....well, maybe a thing or two LOL!

    Love the mittens!

    (and thanks for giving me your honest opinion on my blog(s) - I appreciate it!)

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    1. Thanks Anne. I plan to knit a pair for myself after I finish my Christmas knitting. And you're welcome about the blog input. :-)

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  8. Glad you made it home safe and sound. Great work on the mittens!

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