Sunday, July 17, 2011

A Tale of Traveling Yarn (Weekend Update 7/17/11)

This is also Weekend Update 7/17/11!

A Tale of Traveling Yarn

Friday night I was home from work and was checking the tracking information for an order from Knit Picks ... surely it must be arriving soon. I looked it up and it says delivered that day ... really, where is it?!?! Once before a package had been delivered to a street similar to mine, but it said so on the delivery notice "&^%$ville street" instead of just "&^%$ street" my street name.

A knock at the door and my next door neighbor announcing himself. I open the door to him and his wife and another couple. The other couple saw the box on my mailbox earlier in the day and the woman recognized the tape used as Knit Picks. Then later in the evening while they were walking the dog, they noticed it in the cow pasture up the street ... they were kind enough to pick it up and bring it down here.

They knew my next door neighbors and got them. They all came over to drop it off. She also mentioned, "At least if its yarn it didn't get damaged from getting thrown in the cow pasture." Ah ha! A knitter!!!! Up the street. I thanked them profusely for getting the package and returning it. Apparently my next door neighbor recently noticed some kids doing "thug" stuff around and notified a local cop. So we assume the kids grabbed it off the mailbox and pitched it into the cow pasture for kicks.

Here's a sampling of what was in the box (the rest was bare yarn for dyeing).

Knit Picks Shadow Lace Weight in Pearlescent and Opal Heather, Stroll Sport in Pageant (which is actually the perfect dark purple rather than the blue pictured here) and Gloss DK in Jade destined for the Legolas Kerchief.

I cast on another beaded shawl with the yarn I was using for the Entomology shawl ... I had to remove all 1200+ beads from the yarn! I'm saving pics for the Bead-A-Long post this week.

And something I meant to get a lot sooner after having them at my aunt's house in Florida last month. Bicardi mixers found in the frozen juice section, Pina Colada!! One can, some rum, ice and a blender and voila!



Kitten With a Whiplash said...

How fortunate to have good neighbors, and to meet a nearby fellow knitter. How unfortunate to have neigborbood punks. Glad your yarn arrived in perfect condition, if a little late.

Anonymous said...

That is one thing I hate about mailboxes open to the street. Anyone can take anything out at anytime.

I wish we could go back to the day when mailboxes were up at the porch. Seems to me that most people wouldn't come up on your porch to take a box. (I guess some would, but ....)

Glad you got your yarn back.

FoFo said...

I am so glad you got your yarn back!!!

Alyssa said...

Whew, that was a close one! Kids today... *shakes fist*

geeky Heather said...

Glad the yarn was OK! Whew!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

It's a shame that someone would take your mail like that - but nice to know you have good neighbours!

We have been known to indulge in Bacardi's strawberry daiquiris before...delish!