I ordered a couple of sock needles from Knitpicks a week or so ago and the package got here yesterday. I’d been waiting and waiting for this thing. They sent me an email when it shipped on the 21st of April, and every single day, I was listening for that mailman to drop it off.
You can hear his truck from the living room, the starter’s so bad. He has to park and turn it off between every house on our block, because we all have our mailboxes on the houses instead of on the street. So he’s turning that thing on and off at nearly every single house. He probably could park at one end and walk the whole block in a few minutes, but he likes to drive.
Two days ago I was running around the house doing whatever and there’s a knock at the door. This lady’s standing there with a square priority box in her hand. (Apparently a package that may-or-may-not belong to me had been mis-delivered to her house.) She was holding it up and squinting at it through her bifocals and asked me what the last name was at this house. I told her, and she said no, that wasn’t it. So we both shrugged and she got in her car and started backing down the driveway. And I’m thinking…”Wait! Maybe I had something delivered to Glampyre Knits!”
SO, I caught her a few feet down the street. Before she rolled down the window, she clutched my package to her chest like I was coming to rob her! I told her about the Glampyre Knits thing and she handed it over. But, you guys, she did NOT want to give up that package!
It was a pretty surreal interaction all the way around. Especially that she thought I was so shady. She really took her self-assigned duties as Postal Deputy seriously.
And…it turned out NOT to be my needles. It was SOCK YARN from Unwind Yarn Company in colorways “Carnelian and turquoise” and “Parrotfish.” It’s 70% Merino, 30% Seacell. GORGEOUS. This combination of fibers is lustrous and really has a great squish to it. I think I’ll use 2s to knit these socks.
My needles didn’t get here until yesterday. I knew it might be a while, and they were totally within the 5-14 day time limit, but after day 9, I was really getting jittery. I’ve managed to keep the sock casting-on to ONE new pair so far, but I have a few new yarns that I really want to try out.
This is some that I bought while we were living in Germany. It’s really shimmery. 45% bamboo, 40% superwash, 15% polyamide. I’m knitting my first “toe-up-two-at-a-time-on-one-needle”s.