Thursday, November 03, 2005

Like the Energizer bunny...

I wrote this post the day before the hurricane and planned it as my next post.

Wilma had other ideas.

I'm posting it now, as written, because altho things have changed drastically for Pumpkin and myself, knitting is still an integral part of who I am and knitting has made me part of an amazing, generous, loving community. Knitting has kept me whole in a time when feeling fractured is my norm and brought so many really special people into my life....FRIENDS.

Thank you all for your continued support and friendship. Hopefully my next post WILL contain actual knitting content from the comfort of my living room (such as it is) with a computer that's running on my electrical current rather than battery power!!


Originally written October 22, 2005:

The birthday celebration keeps going on and on and on......not that you'll hear any complaints from this fluffy knitter!

Now they say you can never be too rich or too thin so since neither of those are likely to happen I'm sticking with "you can never have too much yarn!!"

First we have this lovely yarn from a special friend, Judy. Some lovely Sockotta in my favorite color combo of pink, orange and yellow - I just love cool cotton blend sock yarn. The dark skein is some super soft Mountain Colors Bearfoot in the colorway Lupine - isn't this just so rich and glorious? And last but not least, some Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in the Glenwood colorway - orange, yellow and green in the softest sock yarn, yum! Thank you so much Judy, I love the yarn and it was an unexpected surprise!

Then my postman gave me a package that really made my heart was all the way from the Netherlands from my good friend (and I believe, my sister -we were separated at birth, hehe...) my dear, sweet Ada.

First she sent me all sorts of Dutch goodies....Dutch chocolates, Wine Gums (my favorite!!) some Stroopwafels and some Stroopkoeken! Even Pumpkin was excited - you can see a bit of his tail on the left side of the second later he turned around and gave the box of chocolates a big bite! Of course his Mom then *had* to taste the chocolates to make sure they were still good :) I can't wait to try the "cookies" with a nice hot cup of coffee as Ada tells me that's the best way to enjoy them!

Mr. Nosey Pumpkin found this part of my gift from Holland quite interesting as well - some Fa body wash that smells so fresh - it's heavenly! Some bath confetti in a delicious Fruit scent and some lovely sock yarn in my favorite colors, orange and yellow!! I best get knitting and these are all gonna be socks for me, me, me!!

But wait, there's more! I saved the best for last....LOOK! Adorable little porcelain "wooden" shoes with windmills on them! Now what could be more Dutch than these? Ada knit the adorable little pouch for them as well AND she even made a lucet type cord with her fingers!! She did this before I bought my Lucet or ever mentioned one to her - see? sisters separated at birth! Thanks for the wonderful gifts Ada-sis! You made my everlasting birthday extra special!

Since it's all about the P-Man at FKD I've been wanting to capture one of Pumkin's cutest features....his tail!! He's got this really chubby tail that he swishes like mad when he's happy or excited! It's it cute? My brother calls it his "beefy" tail.....I just think it's another thing that makes him devastatingly handsome, don't you?

Next up, actual knitting content....imagine that! See ya then!


Kris said...

I heard (via my mother) that my step-sister has also been told she will be without lights until the 22nd. (She's in Pompano.) I hope it doesn't take that long. You need to lights, girl! ....and a door.....and a door lock....

I'm glad you're safe and sound and it sounds like you may be a bit more hopeful than the last time you posted.

Give pumpkin kisses, he's a cutie!

La said...

Oooh! look at all those goodies!

And P-man is as handsome as ever!

You two are constantly in my thoughts and in my heart. I so hope that the cards fall the right way and that I can actually meet you in person at the end of the month!

Get better, stay safe.

Wendy said...

Lucy meowed when I scrolled down to the picture of Pumpkin. I beleive her actual words were "Meow, baby."

Pumpkinmama said...

Well, at least you had a good sock stash built up for the coming disaster. Glad to hear you and Pumpkin are doing OK. Hang in there.

Janine said...

Glad you are still hanging in there
That cat of yours is so darn cute!

Liz said...

I'm so happy to see you still going strong. And with all that sock yarn to keep you busy... :)

MMM And those ritter sport chocolates, I grew up eating those in Germany. To die for. Enjoy!

Alison said...

Hang in there! What great goodies; I love that Lupine colorway! Might have to look into that one for myself.

heather said...

I'm glad you're hanging in there.
I've been thinking about you and hoping you're doing good. Gosh, I hope you get some power soon. I couldn't handle that myself.
Looks like you made quite a haul with all that sock yarn! Hope you're knitting like a fiend to keep yourself sane.

Logan said...

All that sock yarn, a cat with a "beefy" tail, and a desire to live hurricane free - could it be that maybe you are destined to move north? Like to Canada?

I only ask because that's where I live, and hand knitted socks are a fluffy girl's best friend here (and never too hot to wear). Plus, my Peanut & Bean figure your Pumpkin would find snow, ummm, neat? And we don't get hurricanes here. Tornadoes are extremely rare. And we don't have a Jeb that bites.

Think about it. You could always just come up until the power is back on...

Cathy said...

Your Pumpkin is adorable! I'm glad you are haning in there and I am so terribly sorry for all of the hardships you all have had to bear. Your birthday gifts are wonderful and I pray that all will be right with your world very very soon.

Agnes said...

I've been wanting to ask you ... is your yarn stash okay after the ordeal? I mean, when things get more stable and back to normal, I can make a little contribution to enhance it a bit, you know? ;)
Hang in there ... you and Pumpkin are always in my thought.

margene said...

We get by with a little help from our friends!

Sara said...

Thank goodness for the knitting and the kitty, who can help soothe through any crisis.

Have you gotten more food supplies? If you send your address, I'll send some goodies from San Francisco.

Susanne said...

Sure hope all comes back to normal soon for you Deb. (((((hugs))))) from Canada

Teresa C said...

Thinking of you and looking forward to posts that include you and life back to normal. I can hear a sense of normalcy coming back though. Just posting an old post like this is progress!

Ada said...

You're in my heart, glad you liked the goodies. Love and a hug for the P-man.

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