Thursday, March 13, 2008
No new projects until some of my WIP are finished!
I started the afghan above for my daughter about a year ago and as you can see it has a long way to go! I need to make some progress on it and my other WIPs.
I have a baby afghan for a baby who was born in Oct and a few other things that need to be finished!
I need to get to work on these projects and to post my progress! Need to get focused!
No more buying books or yarn until these projects show some progress!
I need 3 more cupcake purses to be finished by Easter and then I promise - no new projects until something in my WIP pile shows some real progress!
OH NO! Just got a postcard for a LYS that is having a 50% off moving sale! UGH!
Keep knitting - keep knitting - keep knitting! Don't touch those car keys! Stay home and knit! Keep knitting!
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
It has been like Christmas this past week! First I got a package from Cindy for the Dishcloth swap, then a package from Laurie for the Crochetoholic swap, then yarn from my daughter from Vermont and now another great package!
Jenn from Ontario, Canada sent me an awesome package for the Knitters Scavenger Hunt! Your can see the great stitch markers she sent. The yellow flowered ones were my Something round and the Hot Cocoa Mugs were the Something hard.
Here are the other goodies! The something green is some green Simply Soft yarn, the something special is one of my favorite yarns - Cascade in my favorite color - purple!
The last two items are the something local - a bar of Helping Hand lavender soap made in Canada and an awesome hand knitted dishcloth with a moose design. The dishcloth is made from Bernat yarn made in Canada. The design doesn't show up very well in the photo but it really great!
Thank you Jenn for a great package and being an awesome swap pal.
This was a fun swap - great job by the hostess - Carly
My daughter spent a weekend in Vermont and brought me back some wonderful presents! First is a skein of Island Cotton in a gorgeous shade of purple. It is a cotton / rayon mix. Have to find a great pattern for this yarn!
Next is a skein of Regal Silk. 100% handpainted silk and it came with a pattern for a scarf. Very soft! Will make a beautiful scarf!
The last 2 skeins are Araucania hand dyed yarn in a great colorway! It is a wool alpaca mix. This should make something very beautiful.
My daughter and her boyfriend made some great choices. Store owner tried to talk them into other choices but I think their choices are perfect! Thank you Nicki and Ian!
Monday, March 3, 2008
WOW! I RECEIVED THIS FANTASTIC PACKAGE FROM LAURIE C ON SATURDAY. RETURNED HOME AT 1130 PM TO FIND ALL THESE GOODIES WAITING FOR ME!
THERE ARE CANDLES, TISSUES, HEART SHAPED PASTA, DARK CHOCOLATE BARS, HERSHEY COOKIE TREATS (YUMMY), TEA, H2O FLAVORING, A CUTE MUG COVERED WITH HEARTS, BURT'S BEES LOTIONS AND MORE! YOU CAN SEE THE PRETTY BEADS, HEART STAMP, HEART RIBBONS, HEART STICKERS, STITCH MARKERS AND A KNITTING CHARM.
THERE ARE PATTERNS FOR A DISHCLOTH WITH HEART DESIGN, PLACEMAT WITH ANOTHER HEART DESIGN, 2 GREAT CROCHET BOOKS WITH SOME PATTERNS I CAN'T WAIT TO TRY, MEMO PADS, RED AND WHITE YARN I CAN USE TO MAKE SOME FUN THINGS FOR MY GRANDKIDS, SOME AWESOME PINK CLASSIC COTTON AND GREEN LINEN YARN. I HAVE BEEN WANTING TO TRY LINEN YARN AND NOW I CAN! THERE ARE ALSO SOME VERY PRETTY NOTE CARDS WITH A SEA THEME, KNITTING NEEDLES FROM CRYSTAL PALACE - A BAG AND MAT PATTERN FOR A SUMMER BAG AND A CROCHET HOOK.
THIS IS A PICTURE OF THE CUTEST BAG PATTERN, I LOVE THE SNOWMAN DESIGN!
THE KNITTING CHARM AND BEADS ARE REALLY CUTE ALSO. AND THE STITCH MARKERS ARE GREAT!
THANK YOU LAURIE FOR A WONDERFUL AND PERFECTLY TIMED PACKAGE! I HAVE LARYNGITIS SO WHEN I WAS YELLING WOW - NO ONE COULD HEAR ME!