Tuesday, December 04, 2007

A Hannukah Miracle

Hannukah officially started at sundown this evening. We had a fairly low-key celebration, if you can call it that. We'd already agreed that we weren't going to really exchange gifts; The Mister was going to pay for my 2008 Rockin' Sock Club membership as both my Hannukah gift and my birthday present, and he knew he was getting a couple pairs of socks I'd finished earlier in the year as well as his Seamless Hybrid (which he got a little early). When I presented him with one of the pairs of socks, he had a little surprise for me. A wooly little surprise -- this guy:

Isn't he adorable? He's very soft, so I've decided he must be a merino sheep. I've named him Baaaahb (get it?), in an homage to everyone's favorite Ravelry mascot. (Strangely, he goes rather well with the little Hannukah gift I ordered for myself yesterday. I'm really not sure what came over me and caused me to click and order, although I think part of the blame lies with Jen, who kept talking about her research into spinning when the girls were here on Saturday.)

Now, as cute as this little lamb is, he's not the Hannukah miracle. Nope, it would be the other surprise that was awaiting me this evening, and part of it is what he's sitting on.


Thine eyes do not deceive you: That is indeed a skein of Dream in Color Smooshy, in a delectable colorway called Blue Lagoon. This photo has actually captured the color quite well -- it looks like a teal, but up close you can see the gentle gradations of greens and blues. It is so me. This came as part of prize package from Devorah (aka Mama Squid) for having the closest guess for the total mileage for the Squid on Wheels this year. She also included two delicious looking Jacques Torres chocolate bars and a fun NYC souvenir keychain. I had no idea what kind of yarn she'd select -- she only asked my fiber and color preferences. I have no idea how she knew I'd been coveting the Smooshy! Thank you, Mama Squid!

Just a reminder: Tomorrow is the first Wednesday of the month, which means knit night for the Hurricane Knitters. Come and join us!

ETA: Damn you, snow, cancelling our knit night!

10 comments:

Rach said...

Oooohh, that yarn looks heavenly!
:)

Jess said...

I just got that recently too! Isn't it SO gorgeous!?!? Got any ideas on what to knit? I'm not sure yet...

marirob said...

Awww... what a great husband to get you such a sweet gift! And that yarn is bee-yoo-tee-full!

Jenn said...

Jen is a bad influence, isn't she? I will not be tempted: I used a drop spindle in a fiber class in college and I was just SO BAD at it that I think I'm scarred for life.

Can you bring your Smooshy for me to pat tomorrow night?

The_Add_Knitter said...

Jacques Torres and Smooshy, a winning Hannukah combo!! Enjoy the holiday:)

DPUTiger said...

I'm quite glad I'm immune to the spinning virus. :) Baaaahb is quite cute and I'm itching to knit with the Smooshy in my stash. Gotta finish the Steelers Scarf first! See you tomorrow ... :)

carrie said...

that sheep is the cutest -- and i consider myself a stuffed animal critic!

weezalana said...

What an adorable little sheep! And Smooshy, too you lucky girl! I've been coveting the Deep Sea Flower colorway myself. *envy*

Devorah said...

Happy Chanuckah! Glad you like the yarn!

Rebecca said...

WOW! I would take a year membership to the Socks That Rock Club any day.....I think that is an incredible gift.

Guess what? Somehow I ended up with a cut hole in my CPH in the arm. I'll be posting a pic soon and asking for links on how to repair sweaters :-(