Thursday, February 16, 2012

A mighty big cup o' tea!

A mighty big cup o' tea!  That's what I'm enjoying as I type!  Courtesy of my blog buddy Caffeine Girl, who has sent me the most wonderful package of goodies!  I was lucky to win a giveaway on her blog and Connor and I were very excited to see a box on my front verandah this morning.  I couldn't open it quick enough for Connor, heh heh.  I suspect he wasn't quite as excited by the contents as I was!
My HUGE knit happy mug, a red (but black!) pen, some lovely stitch markers, some gorgeous yarn and a Cow Pie!  Cow Pie!

I know you are all wondering what a Cow Pie is!  So here's a nice close up.  Yep, it's pretty much what you probably thought, heh heh, but edible!!  Chocolately caramelly pecany goodness! 
And Yarntini yarn - gosh I love this stuff - and these colours - so good together - I am already picturing something stripey.
I was also given a blog award by Dorothy - I haven't had a blog award for ages - they went around when I was a newer blogger but I don't see them mcuh lately.  I am not sure what qualities a "versatile blogger" is supposed to have, and I am supposed to pass it on to 15 blog buddies, but I figure we're all knitters and/or crocheters, we all work in and/or out of the home and hence we are all versatile!  So please consider yourself a Versatile Blogger too!  Yay for us all!

I am also supposed to tell you 7 random things about me.  It's been a while since I've done this too, so here goes.  Hopefully they are all "new" random things, heh!

1.  I don't drink coffee any more - couldn't stomach it when I was pregnant and just didn't start again afterwards.  So it's tea all the way for me, preferably English Breakfast made in a pot!

2.  I have only dyed my hair twice, I think.  A long time ago.  So my hair is steadily going grey.  I think husby would like me to dye it, but I'd rather spend the money on yarn!  (or shoes!). 

3.  I hate to reverse park. I have only done one since my driving test.  And that was about a year ago, heh!

4.  I love red (I know - you know!).  I do not love tomatoes.  Or strawberries!  I will eat both, but prefer not to.

5.  I (almost) always read the last page of a book well before I finish it.  Thanks to Wikipedia, I also often do this for tv shows I'm watching too...

6.  I saw the movie of West Side Story for the first time a week or two ago.  I didn't love it.

7.  (I'm running out of steam here...).  Oh, I know.  I'd be lost without my iPad!  It is my faithful friend and collaborator.  Especially in my wikipedia searching, heh!

Anyway, that's it from me today!  Thanks again to Dorothy for my bloggy award and especially to CaffeineGirl for my lovely prize package.  I am off to have some Cow Pie with the remainder of my tea!


Bells said...

more yantini!! So jealous. Want. Great vibrant colours!

Cow pie. Too funny.

I've never see WSS. I feel like it's a gap in my movie viewing history. But then I don't really like old musicals much.

DrK said...

that is one awesome prize!! one can never have too much yarntini. or cow pie. heh. i knew most of those things about you.. you will have to try harder next time! not a huge fan of west side story either.

discoknitter said...

Laughing at number 5 - I am exactly the same, and I can enjoy a story just as much when I know the ending as when I don't. Sometimes more.

Drives friends crazy, but I HATE suspense :)

Ann said...

Lovely gifts. I have never heard of cow pie. I also could not bear the taste & smell of coffee during pregnancy but now I can drink it although I also prefer tea (earl grey).

Dorothy said...

I love reading those 7 random things about fellow bloggers - some really interesting things come out. When I was pregnant I couldn't stand the smell of toast but was able to eat it ok !! silly eh? Had to laugh about that cow pie .. I'd love to get one for my niece who is a dairy farmer in Qld.

Mereknits said...

Lovely blog gift from your blogging friend. I loved hearing these things about you. I'm a tea drinker, too but I loved West Side Story, I cry my eyes out when I see it.
Have a wonderful day. Did Conner like the Cow patty?

Donna Lee said...

West Side Story is such a part of our culture that references to it used to appear in everyday speech. It has never been one of my favorite movies.

Those yarn colors are gorgeous. I am signing up for the The Unique Sheep's Tea and Yarn club again this year. Last year's was terrific (hard to believe it's been an entire year already). I am a (decaf) coffee drinker but I love a good pot of tea.

del said...

Great package! I had to laugh at Cow Pie!

I'll do anything NOT to read the last page of a book, lol.

Sarah said...

Ooh blogger ate my last comment - basically I oohed and aahed over such a great package and your gorgeous scarf from the last post and was then scandalised at how naughty you are reading the last pages of books!!

Gidgetknits said...

Oh that is gorgeous!!! Love the colours. And totally with you. I'm always reading the last page of a book - it's the only way I can settle down and enjoy it without worrying over the characters! And is it me or are those 'prove you're not a robot' words getting harder and harder to read for humans?

Roxie said...

Ooooh- fun times! I love a humongo mug because it holds the heat so long.
No coffee for me. It stunts my growth. If I hadn't had coffee when I was a kid, I'd be a normal size by now.(the joke to this is that I'm six feet tall)
Cow Pies look yummy! I got some chocolate covered RooPoo last time I was in Oz. It tasted raisin-y.
Yes, the verifications words are getting too hard to read.

amy said...

We were shown West Side Story in 7th grade, and the movie version of Romeo & Juliet, too, when we read the actual R&J by Shakespeare. That's probably the last time I've seen either. My husband hates musicals. REALLY hates them. Can't stand when characters up and sing in the middle of a movie (or TV show, either).

Leonie said...

The colours of that yarn would make an awesome pair of Double Heelix socks, just saying :-)

2paw said...

Congratulations on your lovely win. The cow pie looks, well, interesting to say the least!!! My favourite tea is lovely Lady Grey at the moment, as I can't have coffee either. Happy knitting with your lovely new wool!!

kgirl said...

sweet haul ;)

i totally relate to #5, btw - it's like a compulsion!

Lynne said...

What a lovely collection of goodies!

Caffeine Girl said...

So glad everything arrived safely!

Knitdra said...

What a great package, love the mug. I can vouch for the reverse park and that explains the lack of coffee!