I forgot to include this picture of Willow when I posted photos of my father-in-law's flower garden:
There are a couple of rocks like this in my in-laws' garden and there is an interesting story behind them. When my in-laws built their house 30+ years ago, they had a hard time digging the basement because this area is notorious for the rocks close to the surface. BIG ROCKS. These rocks had to get blasted out of the ground to dig for the basement. In any case, they kept a few of these large rocks to put in strategic places in the garden, and if you walk through their neighbourhood, you will find other such rocks... the neighbours liked my in-laws' rock garden so much they wanted some of their own! This is Willow's favourite climbing rock.
Today I received a package at work... my third and last package from my Knitty SP6 Secret Pal... who I now know is Helen from http://purlpower.blogspot.com/ ! Helen, thank you so much for my package! This package, as well as the previous one, had been opened by Customs... we knitters are a suspicious-looking bunch, aren't we?
Let's see... leftish to rightish: beautiful sock yarn in 'Ocean' - so calm and pretty, HP Sauce, Marmite (!), 3 skeins of burgundy Rowan Ribbon Twist, a Lush bath bomb (!!!), Milk Chocolate Hobnobs (little did Helen know I have a package of these in my desk at work for my morning coffee break!), and a bar of lovely smelling soap. There was also a hilarious card of a small child in an unfortunate knitted outfit ;)
Here's a close up of the sock yarn - I love how quiet the colour changes are:
And... there was something for Willow in the package as well:
Helen, I'm sorry. Sometimes it is impossible to take a picture of a three year old. They just don't sit still. Helen sent Willow a darling little felted purse which had a small tube of lotion inside. She now thinks she is a proper lady and I am doing my best to have her *not* slather all the lotion on at once!
The Library Manager telephoned me yesterday and said that he had no problem at all with my knitting group having permanent digs at the library. There was no mention of the snarky librarian, but he did say he wanted to talk to me further about this when he gets back from vacation. In the meantime, we have a room and are now considered to be a library-sponsored group, which means out SnB will be on the library's website schedule! Yay!