Wednesday, March 30, 2005

What's up with the postal service??

Has anyone else had weird things happen to them with their mail? I hadn't posted about this a while back, but I had sent a Thank You note to Allena for the beautiful stitch markers that she had sent me. What is weird about this is that she never got the Thank You because it was returned to me weeks later ripped in half in a plastic bag. The plastic bag had a note on it from the US Postal Service apologizing but stating on the note that it wasn't gonna make it to its intended recipient. Really??? Well, I figured that these things happen, so not to worry. Just a fluke!

Well, look at the lovely card that I received. Jackie sent me a lovely card as a Thank You for the sockapalooza socks I made her.

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If you look, you can see a hole at the bottom of the envelope (left side of picture). That is where, I am assuming, the stitch markers that she made for me were ripped out! The note inside told me how much she appreciated the socks and how she enclosed stitch markers for me as a small thank you. How thoughtful! I love stitch markers. I use them all the time. Jackie went out of her way to send me some, and they are literally lost in the mail. Quite disappointed with the postal service. I do have to say that her thank you note was quite nice and it makes me feel really good that she really likes and appreciates the socks that I made her.

As I had noted yesterday, I spent my weekend knitting. Here are the progress that I made on DH's socks:

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I have just turned finished the gussets on both socks. I had originally started his socks a while back, but was having a hard time deciding on whether or not I liked the pattern. I finally decided on the Retro Rib pattern from IK Winter 2004. I started them on Thursday night and should be done with them tonight or tomorrow. Haven't really decided what night to finish them up. DH should be happy. He wanted socks for his birthday (it was last Friday), so I am just a little late.

Well, I am off to make dinner. I have Rocklin Chicks with Sticks (knitting group) tonight. Really looking forward to that. Need some knitting time with the other chicks!


Laura.Y said...

hmmm how nasty! And I thought this sort of thing happens often at my side. Well, I guess postal is the same everywhere. Sigh. Great thank you cards there...:)

Jackie said...

I'm so sad! I knew I should've put them in a padded envelope - more are on the way!!!!

Maureen said...

Sorry to hear about your lost stitch markers. I love the looks of your socks. They have been on my list of things to knit. Can't wait to see the shawl in all her glory. It is gorgeous.

caitlyn said...

Hi Violet,
The socks look great! Yes, I will be at SnB tonight and am really looking forward to it. If you don't mind, I might ask you for sock help again. I am currently stuck on picking up stitches. Have a great day and I'll see you later! =)

linda said...

Hi Violet. I love your Retro Rib socks. I started knitting a pair of socks for myself using the Crusoe pattern from Knitty (in Trekking XXL). I think I'm going to frog and use the Retro Rib pattern instead. Take care.

itgirl said...

I've mailed three RAOKs which were never received. I feel your pain.

Lu said...

Yesterday I received not one but two polybags whose corners were chewed off. ??????