I’m not worthy

My mail is giving me whiplash. The letter carrier has been to my door several times in the last few days, and what he brings is swinging wildly from soul crushing and frightening work contracts, and fabulous presents from afar!
Yesterday morning this arrived, from the lovely (how could she not be?) and generous Cynthia. (Uh…Claudia? Look away…it’s more blue)
Cynthia says that she sent the yarn to avoid having the yarn continue to look “accusingly” at her. As much as she claims that mailing the yarn was self-motivated, I know that anytime you mail off yarn it hurts. (That’s not just me, right?) Even if you don’t like the yarn, even if the yarn and you are through with each other, even if the yarn and you have reached an amicable divorce agreement, and you have forgiven it for not being all that it promised….It’s still hard to let go. Very generous Cynthia. (Look to the postman)
This yarn is Meg’s favourite in the world, (you will remember that a scarf knit of this generated the “wool-pig” comment) I wonder what cosmic effect a sweater would have? (Joe’s request that less foul language is used when knitting the snowflake this time is duly noted)
Then, this morning a very scary work thing came and while I was sitting there, holding the papers, thinking “Here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten us into“, and wondering, really…how many hours do I think there are in a day? When the postman came and gave me THIS.
All hail the goddess Beth. Seriously, look at this stuff. I wish you could feel it, it is moments like this where the internet is woefully inadequate.
There is Honey Mohair (the honey coloured one), a wool/silk/angora blend (grey//blue bottom right) Something very soft and brown/camel coloured (Hey Beth? What is that?) and the pièce de résistance a very soft, very beautiful pale grey that comes (I think) from Beth’s own sheep, fine white blended with grey and alpaca. The sheep have names like Autumn, Grace, Faith and Onyx, and they make me want to trash my stupid urban life and go…have sheep and do….well I don’t know what Beth does with her time, but the way I see it, if you get wool like this at the end of it, I’m in.
Thanks so much Beth!
Now, I’m off to the grocery store to buy coffee. For the first time in about 15 years I have somehow allowed myself to run out. ( I can’t tell you what a bad sign this is. It either means that I am drinking way too much coffee, so much, in fact that it has thrown off a “shopping for coffee” pattern that has worked for me for over a decade, OR I have so much work to do that I have forgotten to buy coffee. Either way, it’s a sign that the end is near for me.)
I am temporarily “making do” with espresso, but since it only took me 37 seconds to type this entry I may be hitting overload with that strategy.

12 thoughts on “I’m not worthy

  1. Running out of coffee is one thing, just don’t stoop to running out of toilet paper or cat food. Life does not go on without that.

  2. Dang, you’re trying to tempt me back into spinning, aren’t you? Look at those lovely wool balls!

  3. I’m glad it arrived safe and sound. I thought of you this am as I passed through all of the Morning Mommy Stages. Today I was told that, if I’d just stated what time it was the first time I came in, she would have popped out of bed with a smile on her face! I can’t imagine it all without coffee. We are “enjoying” the endless cycle of school year ending events.

  4. I must take issue with Lisa K’s comment — in a pinch, you can sustitute certain items for toilet paper and cat food – brawny & tuna for example. However, there is no sustitute for coffee. Run Harlot! Run to the store! Pull yourself back from the abyss!

  5. Bag my afghan project right now, you’re making me want to go spin! Lovely stuff there, and you have lovely friends.
    I don’t do coffee, but I buy cocoa in bulk and I do mean in bulk… Two fifty-pound bags the first time, which I split up with my officemates and my SIL. Thirteen years later, she finally ran out and was going, wait, I have to go BUY cocoa now??!
    I’m about out of the latest batch, and my old source went blooey, so if anybody knows a good source of plain cocoa…. Not that I’ll ever catch up to your 37 seconds with just chocolate, but what the hey.

  6. I missed yesterday’s post to say BEAUTIFUL! BEAUTIFUL! BEAUTIFUL! While I did not *openly* weep, as I work in a cube farm, I did get a bit misty with happiness for your *fine* accomplishment. How cool to be able to do that!
    And now I see you have more fibery fun on hand… I can’t wait.

  7. What I do with my time: work in a Veterinary Clinic, spin, knit, weave, feed animals (and humans) and generally do anything possible to avoid housework. Glad you like the fiber, the brown/camel-colored one is moorit Shetland blended with the honey kid mohair. 🙂 The wool in the wool/alpaca blend comes from my sheep, but I bought the alpaca fiber. No alpacas here _yet_ but I do have 2 llamas!

  8. *points at Beth’s comment* She left out that she talks to her soon to be college graduate daughter on the phone (because I’ve been calling a lot lately). 😉 But that’s okay, she’s still my favoritest mommy. =)

  9. Sigh. The blue world is against me.
    It didn’t hurt a bit to send some mango today. Maybe it only hurts Wool Pigs. Some lady in line at the post office took one look at the bag and said “you’re not mailing those oranges, are you?”
    Get out your juicer.

  10. re: Anon-spinster comment on the prime minister…that would be Prime Minister Martini right?
    You ran out of coffee!!!! and you have kids???? Really really strong tea can help (I lived in a town where all groceries were delivered Thursday night on a barge…and once they forgot to load the coffee pallet) it ain’t the same, but it does help.
    Barb Brown

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