Check Your Mail.

You would think, by now, I would know the importance of checking one’s mail.

I’ve even written a POST about the importance of opening mail.

(ok, it’s a movie recap, but I FELT THE POWER OF THE MESSAGE, YO)

Apparently, the lesson just hasn’t stuck.

I went almost a week without checking the goddamned mail.

This prompted Betsy to send me a somewhat anxious email.

Why, you ask?

Because she was expecting me to have at least mentioned something to her about this:

Birthday Love from Betsy!

Now, I haven’t known Betsy long, but I DO know that she is a little slice of crazy (in a good way).



Look at what was in that box:

*9* hanks of Noro Cash Iroha!

Which, coincidentally, is exactly how many I need, plus one for safety, to make an hourglass sweater. YAY!


That’s not it.

There was also this:

400-someodd yards of Cherry Tree Hill Superworsted!

and this:

1 hank of Cherry Tree Hill Supersock!

Lest you think that is all, I give you this:

A grow-my-own Lavendar plant! :)
Hopefully, Hayley won’t eat it or maim it.

Lovely, no? Ridiculously generous, yes? BUT WAIT! THAT’S NOT ALL!!!

Peruvian Collection Pure Alpaca.

Sugalove, that’s not ONE bag in that box. There are TWO. TWO BAGS.


INSANE. and sweet. and incredibly generous.


Now, of course, you are wondering why I wasn’t checking my mail, huh?

Did you really have to ask?*

PS – there is a store in Harlem that is called “Grandma’s Done Gone Totally Nuts Candy Store.” I just thought you needed to know that, lest your life be otherwise incomplete.

* well, *part* of the reason, anyway.

8 Responses to “Check Your Mail.”

  1. Cara Says:

    Can’t see any of your pictures, but it SOUNDS like a fanfreakingstastic birthday package!!! How does one get to be friends with this Betsy? Put me on the list!

    Hope you’re in NYC on the 24th and you’re coming to SPIN SPIN SPIN! (Or knit. Or even just sit by me so I can hug you every now and again. LOVE!)

  2. Kate Says:

    I think those were my exact words when I first got a goodie package from Betsy… she is insane in the most wonderful way a person can be insane. Enjoy your goodies!

  3. Betsy Says:

    I was starting to get visions of some fucked up crack head stealing your shit and hocking it for drugs! I am glad you enjoyed it all and enjoy the knitting!!
    It’s your birfday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    p.s. CARA – I met you at MS$W, I was with Anne Marie! har

  4. Angie Says:

    Ahem. Dear Betsy, I need your fax number so that I can send over my application to be your new best friend. Thanks in advance.

    Excellent gifts. Amazing!

  5. Silvia Says:

    Hell woman, you should be dating Betsy! She’s a woman among women–wow-ee!

    Cute pix of the cutie pie.

  6. Anne Marie Says:

    Betsy is a yarn store. She really is. I love her.
    Glad you got the package and that you and that brother of mine got to enjoy some cupcakes. He never checks his mail either.

  7. Amy Says:

    Damn girl, you got some birthday loot!!!

  8. Lolly Says:

    Holy crap! What amazing yarns from Betsy! That is awesome ;)