I think you can guess what brightened this day.
There are two reasons.
Yarn Harlot's new book made her long journey up here and landed in the mail box by the main road. And in the very same mail box was hiding a note form the local store that there is a package there waiting for me. I jumped into my old war horse to get it from the little store (the only store in the village) that sells groceries, gas and coffee plus does postal services.
The package had some yarn in it.
Not any yarn, but some Koigu, some Lornas Laces Shepherd Sock, some Gems Opal and some Gems Pearl and some Mountain Colors Bearfoot. All perfect for socks. I'm so excited that I can hardly concentrate on writing and my hands find it hard to stay on the key board. So you have to excuse me for writing such a short post today...
I will knit more stockings (knee high socks) and socks because... I got my Sock Mojo working (my husband loves blues and at this very moment - Friday afternoon - I can hear Muddy Waters singing I got my mojo working...) but the stockings will not be in the words or charts in the very near future. Pattern writing is something I have to learn to do. And stockings because... they are warm in these latitudes (abt 67 degrees N)... like when it is raining and you need wellingtons... like when you go fishing and you need wellingtons... like when you are gardening early in spring and you need wellingtons... like when you go trekking in late chilly fall weather... like when you go ice skating in winter... like when you go dancing with wool...all very good causes for long socks. And there are many many more reasons out there (like beautiful yarn!!). And because there is this someone in this house who likes short skirts and wool socks.
But I really need to go now to enjoy my new yarn. And then I'll make a huge cup of coffee, take two chocolate cookies and settle down in a nice and quiet place and spend some quality time with the Book. I hope you all have a sunny week end.
PS. Forget the coffee and the cookies, I'll have red wine. Forget the wine. I'll drink some cognac.