We Interrupt This Post…

…to bring you POST!
Yay – I got mail!

The problem with being snowed in, is that the postman gets snowed out.
And in the weeks approaching Christmas, that is more than a little nerve-wracking.
But today, as I was sitting at the kitchen table working on a report about smelly toilets and round-bottomed sinks (my life is nothing if not glamorous), there was a rattle at the door. The dog erupted, and who should I find on the doorstep but the Royal Mail-man.
He must be new!  He had left his van at the end of the track and hiked over the snow-laden hill with our post.  They never do that!  Usually I find my mail days later, unceremoniously tied to the wheelie bin with an elastic band.  This informal arrangement does not always work, as you can imagine and I was quite worried, knowing that my Japanese knitting book was on its way.
But here it is!  SO exciting!

 That gorgeous jumper with the cabling and fair-isle yoke has beading on it too!  Imagine!

 I mean, seriously, how hard can it be?!  Um….

The postie also brought me a lovely surprise birthday present from The Girl:  Tim Gunn’s book Gunn’s Golden Rules, and a cruelty-free eyeliner pencil – woo hoo!  I wasn’t expecting it, which makes it even more special :)  Thank you, Girl!

AND… and he brought me a blog giveaway win, which I would really love to show you, but I can’t because I am giving it to The Girl for Christmas – hee hee hee!  Are you reading this, my dear?  You’ll just have to wait and see! ; )  But it’s very fab and I have explained to the giver why I can’t sing her praises just yet.

I hope to get back into the office tomorrow.  My car now has its snow tyres fitted, after FL sat in the garage queue for 3 hours on my behalf.  It must be love!

I’ll close with a picture of last night’s knitting progress.  Another Christmas knit nears completion.  These are the Lotus Eater Mitts from Issue 3 of Knit Now.  I used the leftover yarn from my Liquorice Twist Gloves.  I’m really impressed that I was able to knit two pairs of hand-wear from just 3 balls of this yarn.  And it is “permanently moth-proof” too!

Right, back to the urinals…