Happy day after Christmas everyone! I hope everyone had a good day and those of you who celebrate Christmas got some good presents. What did I get, you ask? Well, socks.
Okay, I didn’t just get socks. But I did get an absurd amount of socks. It was kind of ridiculous.
Anyway, I also finally got to open my Stitching Santa gift, which arrived weeks ago and I think the only reason I managed to keep from opening it this long is that I didn’t get back in town until like four days ago. I love college. Anyway, it turns out my Stitching Santa was Pat aka Lilly’s Mom from lillymycat.blogspot.com and she definitely spoiled me.
So I’m going to go through and do an unboxing post of sorts to wrap up this Christmas adventure. So let’s get into it. Here’s what I got:
This yarn is 75% wool.
I’m allergic to wool……
Okay, so, yeah, I was honestly kind of expecting this, given that wool is pretty prolific in the knit/crochet community. And nowhere on my blog does it actually say I’m allergic to wool. I should probably add that to my about page or something…..
Honestly, I think it’s really pretty and I really like the color and I really wish I could use it. I have a friend up in Albuquerque who will be very happy with this.
….That was less happy than I thought it would be. Let’s try this again.
……………….This is awkward.
So, um, I usually try to discourage people from gifting me food, because it’s very rare that I can actually, well, eat it. See, the thing is I have a deadly allergy to peanuts and tree nuts and I know this particular chocolate bar doesn’t technically contain either of those things, but Ghirardelli is one of the worst brands for cross contamination so I have to treat it like it does so I can’t eat it I’m sorry. Allergies are the worst.
I know it seems like I’m just hating on this gift, and I swear, that’s not my intention. There was a lot of stuff in there, and I have nothing but positive thoughts for the rest of it. I just put these two first because I wanted to condense the awkward as much as possible and get it out of the way as soon as possible. I also want to stress that both the yarn and the chocolate were good ideas, I really appreciate the thought, and I’m really sorry I can’t use them.
Okay, now onto the good stuff.
3. This pen!
This pen is really cute. I like this pen. I will get much use out of this pen.
4. This bag!
This bag is also really cute. And it has a drawstring! I probably won’t get as much use out of this as I do out of the pen, but I will get use out of it.
Welp, into the pile with you.
Okay, okay, dumb jokes aside, these socks are really cute and cozy. I rather like them. They will be worn. Here’s a picture of them being worn because I’m not sure what else to say.
6. This book of patterns!
This book made my life. That might be an exaggeration, but I think I might love it.
I don’t normally get much use out of pattern books, by virtue of them generally containing maybe one or two things I want to make. But, looking through this book, I found quite a few patterns that I was genuinely excited to make. Which is exciting! Looks like I’m going to be doing a lot of knitting in 2018.
So…yeah. That’s about it. Overall, Stitching Santa was a great experience, and I’m glad I participated in it. I hope everyone else had fun with it too. Thank you, Pat, for your excellent and well-thought-out gift. I’m sorry I complained about it.
December brought a lot of status reports to Entropy Creations, which wasn’t my intention, but probably worked out for the best. Pretty much all of what I was working on this month was pretty solidly Christmas related in one way or another. I want to try to keep these kinds of posts to a minimum, because I genuinely prefer writing feature pieces about things I make, and next week is definitely going to be one of those.
Next week is also going to be in the new year. So, happy New Year, everyone! I’ll see you in 2018.