January 8, 2009

The Mailman Is My Friend

Posted in Fermented Beverages, Fiber tagged , , at 10:13 pm by bookwoman

It’s been rainy and cold in miserable outside Philly these days.  On days like these, there can be one really bright spot: seeing a package sitting waiting on the steps.

The first package was the one from my falling down on the credit card incident order at Webs.  Item number one:

Tangled Up in Blue

Tangled Up in Blue

4 hanks of Louet Riverstone.  This is for the Aspen Top Down Sweater (Rav link).  This pattern is the reason I bought the book.  I’m thinking it will be #2 in my NaKniSweMoDo.

The other goodies from Webs:

You Say You Want  a Revolution

You Say You Want a Revolution

9 balls of Bollicine Revolution.  First of all, I am astounded by the shininess of the yarn in the picture.  It honestly doesn’t look like that in person.  It’s just a fabulous vibrant red.  This will go to the Simple Pullover from Cables Untangled.  Like I said, it’s a really simple pattern, but I think it would be quick and cute.  And with a crazy goal of 12 tops for the year, there’s something to be said for quick and cute.

Best of all, both sweaters will get me started on my other goal of knitting from my books.  I’ve used some of the cable patterns from the back of  Cables Untangled, but haven’t knit any of the patterns yet.

And, what better way to end the first day back to work after a two week break than to come home and find a package waiting on the steps.  What was in that package, you ask?  This quarter’s selections from the Beer of the Month Club.  I haven’t photographed them, I’ll do that later (I’m nice and cozy under the blanket on the couch).  For the last two Christmases my aunt and her husband have given Geek Boy and me a subscription to the Beer of the Month Club.  We get a box quarterly with three bottles each of four different beers.  We had a great time with it last year, and I discovered one of my new favorite beers, Black 47 from Nutfield.  It’s a nice, easy stout.  Lots of coffee flavor and great with pepperoni pizza.  I don’tremember what the breweries are in the most recent package, but one of them is described as a blend of porter and scotch ale.  That’ll be the first one I try.