Friday, November 04, 2005

Yoo-hoo, I'm over hear

I was leaving my house yesterday, to take the Bubela to school, and as I'm strapping him into his car chair I hear "Cooweeeee". Again, "coowee". I look over my shoulder and its Nosey Neighbour waving her hand at me. "Good morning" I croaked. Then she proceeded to approach me at the car. Do I not look like I'm busy or in a rush that I have time to stop and chat about the neighbourhood.

"I notice you've not been in work attire recently, are you still working". Nosey Neighbour, knows everything about everyone. You could merely call her perceptive, or just plain nosey. Actually, I told her, I am still working but I work from home now. Then she bogs on about how boring it is to work from home and that you can't pull yourself away from your work, oh she knows alright...so do I now. Do you want to know? She worked for many years at home, she set up her own accounting business from her third bedroom.

Anyway, I love working from home, but I've got the bubela to take to school now, so cheerio. So there was a reason she came out to see me at 8.15 in the morning. She handed me a parcel from Amazon. "Been shopping!!" she teased as she handed me the parcel.

Yes. Yes. Yes. It finally arrived. After Jody's recommendation of Holiday Knits over at SavannahChicKnits I've been dying to get my hands on a copy. And you know what, she was right. Its definitely a great book, and has to be up there with my favourites. I'm going to have to start the holiday knitting soon. Unless, it goes belly up like last year and everyone got.... nothing, well knitted anyway.

The Argyl cardigan is coming along great. Its such a quick knit, I'm thinking of even doing another one. I love the colours I'm using. Mid blue, light blue and brown, just so smart.

6 comments:

Bonnie said...

I had a similar neighbor. I had always dreamed of calling her Mrs. Kravtiz of Bewitched fame. Sadly (for her), her name was Pickles and who could pass up the name Mrs. Pickles. Now I think of your nosey neighbor as the new Mrs. Pickles.

BTW, she asked my hubby how much he made and for his vacation benefits info. And was surprised he didn't answer!

SweetPeaknits said...

Oh bonnie, life just wouldn't be the same without a Mrs Pickles in every neighbourhood.

Donna said...

At least somehting good came out of all that nosey chit chat!

Ruth said...

haha - yea, i agree with the other comments. every neighborhood has to have one of those nosey neighbors. but at least you got a nice package from that exchange! =)

Amelia said...

I keep hoping that one of the sites will have pictures of all of the patterns so that I can decide if I want to buy it or not. It does look nice on the outside!

SweetPeaknits said...

Amelia - http://savannahchik.typepad.com/knitting/ has some photos of Handknit Holidays. In fact, thats what inspired my purchase.