Just before I left for San Diego the other week, my Funky Scarf Swap package arrived from Malaysia. I have now done three swaps and this package definitely wins for distance. Mira sent me this lovely, fuzzy, somewhat sparkly scarf along with some pretty chopsticks and a set of DPN's. It's been warm in Texas again, so I haven't had a chance to wear the scarf yet, but as soon as it dips back down into the 60's, I'll be sporting it. Bob says that I am officially a Texan now because I find it "chilly" when it's 65 degrees outside. I included the envelope in the pictures because stamps from Malaysia are pretty cool. Thank you, Mira!
On another note, I just found out who actually won the audition I went to in San Diego. At most auditions, folks congregate in one lounge like room after they've played while they wait to see if they will play again or be sent home. After I played my second round, I went back to the lounge area to knit and there was already someone there knitting! I introduced myself and we chatted about yarn for a little while. When they came back to tell us who was going to play again, the other knitter got to stay and play, and I was cut, so we said goodbye. The personnel manager in San Diego just emailed everyone who auditioned with the final results, and it seems that the knitting girl won one of the jobs. I think that's pretty good.