Maybe those books are on the way, so I'll be positive and focus on the good things:
- a Coronation Street tape kindly supplied by my brother, Bob.
- two Bob (the dog, not my brother) Olympic pins from Ravelry. I already have the yellow one from 2008. If somebody reads this and wants it, leave a comment and I'll send it to you.
- goodies from Material Whirled, including a bag of merino roving (colorway Girlie Girl) and two pins I had to have. One reads: "Don't mess with me, I have pointy sticks". The other reads: "SPINNING because Knitting isn't weird enough".
- goodies from Knitters Brewing Company. They name their yarns after alcohol. The pink is Watermelon Punch and the yellow is Beer Goggles.
Beer Goggles is part of a mystery knitalong, and includes a cute stitch marker and some Kreinik blending filament. It's silver which normally I like, but think gold or copper might look better with the Beer Goggles. I probably have something that will work, but where in the heck did I stash it?
Watermelon Punch came with a really cool twisted stitch pattern. Maybe that will tide me over until the books appear. The one I was really anticipating was the translation of the German book on twisted stitches. C'mon post office! Find that box!!
ETA: I've heard nothing from the post office. I did contact Amazon and you know what? They are replacing the whole shipment for free and even upgrading the shipping so I'll have the books in a few days. It wasn't Amazon's fault and they fixed it anyway. Amazon, you rock. Post Awful, you suck.