Christmas ListWell, I debated this for a while, but I've been told it's not rude or crass at my age to put up a list. So here we are. Please keep in mind I really do enjoy whatever I receive, especially a surprise.
What I would like for Christmas:
- Time with my friends and family. I miss you people! Honestly, the best gift you could give me is a cup of coffee and an hour of your time.
- An "experience" (I am already receiving this twice over- I'm going to see BNL[!!!] and a play.)
- A hand-made quilt.
- House of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski
- I can't find it on Amazon, but the Carleton bookstore had a highly useful-looking Procrastinator's Agenda.
- Yarn. There is no such thing as bad yarn. However, a few pieces of info:
- if it's more than 30% acrylic or cotton or "unknown fibre" (ew), it's probably not to my taste
- if it's more than $6 or $7 a ball, I could find a less expensive substitute
- Horatio Hornblower, especially Mutiny or Retribution
- The Lion King or Beauty & the Beast (I don't need the special editions - just copied from VHS is fine)
- Clothing: I am currently looking for V-neck sweaters and pants that aren't jeans.
- Origami paper and/or plain white cardstock - small amounts are OK
- Folk Knitting in Estonia by Nancy Bush or Latvian Mittens: Traditional Designs and Techniques by Lizbeth Uptis
- A subscription to BUST or ReadyMade magazine
- And if you are still at a loss, gift certificates to Michael's, Chapters, Starbucks, Knitpicks.com or a local yarn store would of course be appreciated.