Friday, April 19, 2019

The Long Journey Home

 My back has been out of whack for weeks now.  Every morning I get up I'm in misery. When I slept on Daughter's hard couch for several nights this week I noticed a big improvement so I was pretty sure it was time to update the old mattress back at home.

 It is an Ikea mattress that I loved but it is almost 15 years old now so I suppose it's time. I pass an Ikea on my way home from Daughter's so I ran in and tried a few out.

 This is how they come.

 They are heavy but manageable. I got one in the car all by myself.

I also picked up the organizers I wanted for the weaving cart. You get a whole pack of them in mixed sizes for only $6. I couldn't even use them all in my little cart.

When I finally got home this was waiting for me. Thanks Valerie!! I was completely gobsmacked by your generosity. I love, love, love your sock yarn and as slow as I knit this will keep me happy for many years.
It's good to be home!


  1. What a wonderful gift! And a VERY generous one too. I love the colors.
    Debra, I get to go to IKEA next week! I'm SO excited. The nearest IKEA to us is in Seattle and I never, ever go to Seattle. I avoid it like the plague unless it's just flying through the airport.
    We'll be in Portland and I know exactly where the IKEA is there. I used to go all of the time when Mandy lived there. I don't have anything in particular to buy, but I'm sure I'll find something I can't live without. :-)
    I'm glad you found a new mattress and I hope it's eactly what your back needs.

  2. I'm so glad you were able to choose a new mattress and here's to hoping it will alleviate the back issues! Have fun with the new yarn!!!

  3. Oooooooooooooooo....pretty yarns.

    Hope your back enjoys your brand new mattress.

  4. What beautiful yarns! Hope your back enjoys the new mattress.

  5. It's amazing how much a sleeping surface can make a huge difference in the quality of sleep. Love the gift yarn - enjoy!

  6. A decent mattress is a must!
    I'm glad you like the yarn - it's the least I can do for all the wonderful soap you've shared with me!

  7. You deserve those beautiful yarns, wow they are gorgeous. Hope your back feels better with that new mattress.

  8. I hope by now your back is feeling better and that the new mattress really helped! Pilates sure helped my back. Nice yarn!