Tuesday, May 27, 2008

We're all goin' on a Winter Holiday, No more working for a week or two!

Well, we are off on holiday tomorrow. This means I am
A) wearing my most disreputable bra
B) the dreadful pants
C) the top I don’t like
D) jeans which are almost (but not quite) ready for the recycling bag

This is standard pre-holiday clothing in my house. What about yours?

For the next or so weeks I will be reclining on a tropical island, sipping banana daiquiris and …What? Oh yes, the children will be there too…

OK – I will be on a tropical island, hot and flustered, hoping the children are moderately good and don’t drown themselves. Happy now?

Of course it’s a holiday. This means I won’t be cooking or washing up for 2 whole weeks – that’s my kind of holiday.

Just to hold you, here are some pretty piccies. First up, the Tidal Wave Sock in Vesper. Aren’t they purty? They look like Raspberry, Mango and Pistachio Gelato – good enough to eat.

Here is a package from the Loopy Ewe. My first ever. Service great – crack er, umm, YARN wonderful. This package has Hand Maiden Seasilk in Renaissance, Numma Numma Baby Boo in Spinach and Brown Rice, Spritely Goods in Mallow and Shibui in Autumn. The bright amongst you (all of you) will have noticed there is only one skein of the Shibui. This is because I become so overcome that I forgot you needed two for a pair of socks. Duh!

This has meant I had to do another order. Bad Knitter! Bad Bad Knitter!!

And finally, a present from the wonderful Madmad – a SIGNED COPY OF THE YARN HARLOT’S NEW BOOK – for me! Thank you!

Oh – and my Rockin’ Sock Club parcel arrived too – Shrinking Violet, for Cleopatra’s Stockings. Mmmm!

So for the next 2 weeks, I’m not dead, just on holiday. I’ll spend 3 weeks after I get back catching up with you all!



Anonymous said...

Happy Holidays, Happy Knitting...and Happy No Cooking and Washing Up!
Umm....can I come with you??

Michelle said...

Have a great time! You will be so busy doing nothing you won't give blogging a thought at all!

This time last year I was on a tropical island as well - way too much fun, and it was VERY hard coming back home!

Olivia said...

Yes I have done the pre-holiday clothing thing too. Even when I am only going away for a few days - because I pack at the last minute so I am always reserving every item I like in case I decide to take it!

Hope you have a great holiday.

Bells said...

I don't go on holidays often enough to really know! But I think I do try and wear things I don't want to take with me.

have a brilliant time! Will miss you being 'around'.

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

Have a wonderful time Tink. Relax, Knit and tell the accountant it is his turn to watch the kids. Can't wait to hear all the stories when you get back.

Georgie said...

As I look out over foggy Canberra, I am insanely jealous.

Of the yarn as well as the tropical island holiday.

Have a fabulous time!

Rose Red said...

Lovely yarn, lovely holiday. Look forward to hearing all about it!! (and yes, I do that clothes thing too. And I always pack too many shoes!!)

Jejune said...

Oooh, am jealous - but in a nice way. Hope you have a very wonderful holiday!! I haven't had one of those sorts of holidays (no cooking or cleaning) in longer than I can remember ...

Donna Lee said...

No cooking or washing up? I'm easy to please, that's what makes it a holiday for me too. I hope yours is relaxing and wonderful despite having to make sure the kidlets don't drown.

MadMad said...

Whoa, Nelly, that's a lot of great yarn. I'm guessing you'll be bringing some knitting along... Have a wonderful time!

2paw said...

Fun and laughter on you Winter Holiday,
May all your dream come tru-ue-ue,
All your dreams come true!!
Have a wonderful time and I agree, socks good enough to eat!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Tink, you've won my Name the New Ewe Competition!!
Yell out when you are home and I'll get some goodies in the mail to you :-)
Mandie & Fleecity

Amy Lane said...

ooooooh... good stash, fiber-junkie! Knit on, and come back crispy!

blackie said...

disreputable bra indeed! if only I had one...all mine seem to have clips involved for easy access these days...and not the exciting kind of easy access! Well, unless you're into breast milk.