I participated in the Wee Tiny Sock Swap and received this cutie from Eileen of the blog Running Knitter. I pinned it up with two of my favorite bookmarks--the one with Plato's "quote" is from the Santa Cruz independent bookstore The Literary Guillotine where I bought the majority of my books for my philosophy classes at UC Santa Cruz; and the other was made by one of my favorite third grade students (Oh my, I have favorites! Who could've imagined?!).
The same week, I also received an unexpected package from my friend B. who is now in Portland (and I miss her dearly!). She knitted me a gorgeous earwarmer (which I am using as a neckwarmer); included some chocolate; organic, fair-trade Earl Grey tea (my fave); Burt's Bees Hand Salve (much needed); and some small things. Thank you, B., you're too sweet!
Having filled up my frequent customer card at Imagiknit, I bought some more Addi Turbo circular needles (size 0 as I tend to knit loosely; 16 and 24 inches) and indulged myself with some Misti Alpaca sock yarn, which I am using to make an airy cowl. Speaking of cowls, you should get yourself straightaway over to Fricknits to check out all the lovely cowls Julia made! While you're there, you should definitely donate $10 for her Ravelraiser which has some seriously amazing prizes.
(Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Sock Yarn Fingering, Color 08)