Tuesday, December 09, 2008

happy amazon dance

is there any more joyful symbol than this:

or any more joyful sight than this at your door when you get home from work:

and you do a little happy dance because you know exactly what it is and you only ordered it 2 weeks ago and the estimated date of arrival was january 6 and here it is a whole month ahead of schedule! so you take it inside and open it up and think what is this? the new bubble wrap? please!

but it doesnt matter because its what under the plastic that counts:

yes folks thats right, my very own copy of victorian lace today. more happy dance. i dont think ive ever been as enarmoured of a knitting book as i am of this one - history, patterns AND techniques all in the one beautiful volume. i am pretty sure i want to knit about 90% of the things in here. i am already working on two, victorian ruby, and the weldon's wide and handsome border scarf, and i have yarn for a melon shawl and am currently stalking some black silk blend for a myrtle leaf shawl. will it never end? no it wont. although the weldon scarf is now nearly at the end of the second chart repeat of the first border:

one more repeat to go then i switch to the body. this is taking a while as there are only so many minutes in the day of optimal lace knitting time given the high concentration factor required.

and arent those sunnyboys multitalented little things. do you have one yet?! i think i need another.....

k xx

7 comments:

Bells said...

yay!!! hopefully Santa is going to be good to me and I will get my own copy for Christmas too. Only two years after I first longed for it.

I know I adore much of it too - so we should have our own little VLT KAL next year!

m1k1 said...

I'm smiling as I think of you smiling as you unwrap your parcel.

Michelle said...

Excellent! I love it when the amazon box arrives (and the book depository box, for that matter).

And you are a dag for talking up the 'boys, but I love you anyway. xo

Rose Red said...

The Amazon symbol is the most happy thing isn't it!! Just perfect.

Such a great book, so glad you've got your own!!

2paw said...

That scarf looks wonderful, but that book is fantastic. No wonder you were dancing!!!

mel said...

You are sooo right k... That is one beautiful book!

TinkingBell said...

I love this book - just love it!

I haven't ordered from Amazon for ages (more from the book Depository) but I always do a happy dance when a parcel arrives....