Saturday, February 24, 2007

Sassy Sock Yarn Swap at Swap-Bot

So I have finished my shopping for my swap partner and just completed my Stitch Markers that I am sending her...

Aren't they cute!!! I hope she likes them.

I have pics of the rest of her package and will post it later once she receives it. I just love surprises.

I finally figured out how to take close up pics with my digital camera. I had to go and find the user's manual online to get it right.. everything was so blurry, I was getting quiet discouraged. But lo' and behold! I did it... tada!

Next, I have finished reading Jennifer Armintrout's second book, The Possession as well as Nora Roberts, Innocent in Death. I have to admit I guessed the ending on this one, but I do so love Eve and Roark.

Tomorrow its off to the Post Office to send my Sassy Sock Yarn Swap package. I can't wait. Have a great night everyone.


Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Another Book Bites the Dust.. or Neck As It Were!

So I just finished The Turning by Jennifer Armintrout last night and I am so glad that I thought ahead and brought the second book at the same time as the first. I am severely obsessive about reading books in order. Granted had I not liked the first one, I would have thought long and hard about returning the second. But knowing myself, I would have read the second just because the story wasn't done in my mind.

Mood: Tired (Was at a seminar all day)

Music: Wicked, Broadway Cast

On The Needles: Still working on a scarf out of Noro Silk Garden. Pattern - Knitting Calendar's November 2, 2007 pattern. (yes, I like to skip a head a bit... well a lot) ::hehe::

Next on the book menu: The Possession by Jennifer Armintrout and Innocent In Death by Nora Roberts. How fast can I chew through both? We shall see!

Have a great night everyone.


Sunday, February 18, 2007

Swat-Bot Partners


My Swap-Bot partners (Winter Scarf Kit Swap and Magic Yarn Ball) have received their packages from me and now I can stop worrying about them being lost in the mail.

So therefore I am 2/2 so far. ::cheers::

I have two more on the Swap Bot now...
  • Crash Your Stash
  • Sassy Sock Yarn Swap
It is so addicting that I have signed up on the Lime N Violet Yarn Pr0n Swap and the Secret Pal 10 swaps.

I hope the hubby will not kill me!

Secret Pal 10 Questionaire

Yeah! I joined this secret pal swap and I have heard great things about it so far. So here it goes..

The Questionnaire Here are is the questionnaire for SP10. Please be sure to post it in a spot on your blog where your pal can easily find it. Since your pal will use this to help create your packages you'll want to have it posted to your blog no later than the last day of February.

  1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? Oh! I like it all, except for acrylic yars.. no lionbrand, red heart, or 'bulk' yarn please.
  2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? I have made a needle caddy, but of course there is always more needles poking out.
  3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?I have been a serious knitter since about 2002 when I walked into the Yarn Shoppe in Woodstock, NY and saw what great yarns were now available. I would consider myself an intermediate knitter.
  4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?No, I am afraid I don't have one of these.
  5. What's your favorite scent? Escada Hippie
  6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? I do love chocolate, but I have more of a cheesy taste when it comes to snacks. Cheetos anyone???
  7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin? I would love to learn to spin, but I love to bead jewelry. Bracelets, necklaces, and even stitch markers.
  8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) My computer can definately play mp3's and my taste is varied and eclectic from jazz to alternative to bagpipes. ::hehe::
  9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand? Pastels. I feel so washed out in them.
  10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? I do have two cats and no children.
  11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? I wear it all, except at this point in time I have no mittens.
  12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? I enjoy quick hats and purses.
  13. What are you knitting right now? Gads! I have two noni purses on the needles right now. A shrug for my mother-in-love. A sock for the hubby. A lizard scarf for my sister and an afgan for my mom which needs to have its tassels attached
  14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? Oh yes!
  15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? Any or all.. hehe.
  16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?I do have a ball winder and am going to beg for a swift for my bday later in the year.
  17. How old is your oldest UFO? 2 years.
  18. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
  19. Is there anything that you collect? Charming Tails, Paper Weights, and handmade soap.
  20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? No magazines this year. As for needles.. I do not have any 0, 1, 2 in dpns or circulars.
  21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? Kitchner stitches and some different bind on/off techniques.
  22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements? I wear a size 8.5.
  23. When is your birthday? June 25th.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Yeah.. my Magic Yarn Ball has arrived!

Yes! I received a lovely box in the mail today and it held my Swap-Bot Magic Yarn Ball swap with all assorted treats inside!

Gah, boy is it hard to wind a ball a yarn while driving! ::just kidding:: Well no not really, I was drooling all over it at the stop lights and in five pm traffic. Once I got to my in-laws it was all I could do not to unwrap all the lovely sari/silk yarn as fast as I could.

I took my time to savor the feel of the recycled sari yarn and let the silk slip through my fingers as I found treasure after treasure. My partner Guinifer is really a sweetheart!

I wish I had my camera when it was still wrapped all pretty, but alas that did not last! ::hehe::

I will take pictures of all my pretty treats, if they survive that long.. some are just too chocolatey to resist.

Thank you again Guinifer!