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Old 07-01-2006, 07:58 PM   #1
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I love unexpected packages :D
Today I received a package from Amazon.com. I wondered, "What the hell is this?" and then I remembered. Almost two months ago I had a friend order me some knitting books as my birthday present from him.

That's right, TWO MONTHS!

I'd completely forgotten about them, but when they showed up I knew instinctively that these were it. These were my first knitting books that anyone else had ever bought for me. (Also, I only had one other book about knitting so this is a fairly large addition to my personal knitty library.)

In the past two hours, I have devoured 133 pages of Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter and after that I am going to read The Sweater Workshop cover to hardcover. (That's right, I have a hardcover copy of The Sweater Workshop. I think I might squee I'm just so happy.)

Two months, and they had only shipped about three days ago. Two months my books sat aronud waiting to join up. Friggin'fraggin'backorders...

BUT THEY'RE HEEEEERE!
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Old 07-01-2006, 08:00 PM   #2
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at least you finally got them! I love the yarn harlot book too--it's very difficult to put down!
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Old 07-01-2006, 08:03 PM   #3
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Wow, what a nice (yet irritating) surprise!

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Old 07-01-2006, 08:08 PM   #4
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Old 07-01-2006, 08:27 PM   #5
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Woohoo!
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Old 07-02-2006, 12:03 AM   #6
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I've NEVER had anything take that long from Amazon..maybe they were backordered? Whatever, at least you have them!
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Old 07-02-2006, 12:11 AM   #7
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I finished Yarn Harlot in 3 hours.

Now I'm savouring EZ's directions for her Hawser sweater. Ah, Zimmerman...
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Old 07-02-2006, 12:20 AM   #8
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Oooh, I love EZ too!! I re-read her stuff constantly! I've yet to read Yarn Harlot...
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Old 07-02-2006, 12:32 AM   #9
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Angelia, you must! You'll laugh out loud and everyone will roll their eyes at you! :D

I ordered a knitting book on Amazaon in April that I was reeeally excited about (great price too) and two months later they cancelled the order. :( Glad you got yours, Aidan!
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Old 07-02-2006, 12:35 AM   #10
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Gah, they cancelled it? Amazon has grown too much and isn't as reliable a merchant as it once was. :(

I remember when they only sold books and sent out free bookmarks with book orders. I even got "gifts" for being a frequent buyer; I still use my coffee cup....
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