Friday, March 22, 2013

Goodies in the Mail

Don't you love coming home to wonderful things in the mail!  I know I do.  I love getting the mail, even on the days when it is nothing exciting.  I love letters and magazines and catalogs and Bed, Bath & Beyond flyers.  But packages are especially wonderful--even when you know they are coming.

My MIL told Mike that she sent a package.  She also told him to wait until I got home to open it.
And then she reminded him again, on the outside of the package.  Good thing, too, because I actually got home first and found this on the porch.  Without the warning I might have slipped and opened it without Mike around.

You see, I knew what was in there.  The most delicious chocolate in the world.
A chocolate fudge Easter egg from Sayklly's in Escanaba, Michigan.  We grew up getting these eggs at Easter.  If you buy them at the store they will write your name on them in yellow icing.  Sayklly's is the only fudge I eat.  It is soooooo good.  Nothing else compares to it, so why even bother.  It is a family owned business where the chocolate is still handmade.  They also sell Yooper Bars, which are the best milk chocolate bars I've ever had.  Every now and then my mother will send us a dozen.  We keep a few and send the rest with Mike to work.  Someone always asks where they can get more of them.

But that wasn't all!  I also got a lovely new knitting bag, perfect for small projects.
Which is great, because I accidentally ordered some new sock yarn.
The yarn is Lorna's Laces Limited Edition for Jimmy Beans Wool in the color Winter is Coming.  Oh yeah, the Game of Thrones color.  The color I received is a bit paler than the color that shows on the website, but it is still very "winter-ish" (or maybe I should say "Snow-ish").  Dark grey, light grey, icy blue, and a little hint of mauve.  I originally ordered the color for Mike, and he said that he is still happy with the color (even with the mauve-y pink) so this will be another pair for him.  Perhaps I will cast on while watching the premiere of Season 3.  (I won't.  I don't knit while watching Game of Thrones.  Too much going on.)

I also have some new reading material.  3191 Miles Apart (the bloggers) now publish a quarterly magazine.  I say "now publish" but since that is issue 9 and issue 10, they have been publishing for at least two and a half years.  But since this is the first I have heard of it, it is "now publish" to me.  I used to read their blog quite a bit, but stopped for some reason or another.  (This sometimes happens when I switch computers, since none of my bookmarks follow me.  I'm told there are ways to make that happen; I just don't know any of them.  But now I get to re-discover blogs that used to share my day.  Kind of like happening across an old buddy at the pub.  Lots to catch up on.)

Now off to work on those other socks, so my needles will soon be free for Winter is Coming!  Ohmygoshjustonemoreweek!  Game of Thrones!  I just can't wait!


  1. Ah Karen! You got the bag!! So pretty. I love it.

    1. Love this bag! It really is the perfect size for a small project. This one is lined in a pretty green silk, but I couldn't get a good picture of it.

  2. Just ran across your blog looking for pictures of the Sayklly's eggs. I grew up in Gladstone and wanted to show my Virginia friend the SIZE of those things. 14 oz. Wow! Haven't had one in years. Remember how you could have them personalized with your name on them?