Thursday, November 27, 2008
My project for Dead Until Dark is also a cowl for Sookie to wear to hide the bite marks on her neck.
It should probably be red, to blend in with the blood but It's cream colored Reynolds Baby Alpaca yarn.
This cowl is also the project prize for this book....along with some other goodies....so let's see your projects!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Yes, our famous detective Hugh Dunnit is back to solve another mystery. This time he has been called to the scene of the murder of Lacey Wate who had been fatally struck on the head with the butt of a pistol. The .38 had been found near the body. Hugh Dunnit's brother Howie Dunnit was the first to arrive at the scene. He had already telephoned Lacy's husband at his office and told him to hurry home. By the time Mr. Wate got there the ambulance with Lacy's body in it had already driven off. He rushed up to Hugh Dunnit shouting "What happened? Where is my wife?" "I'm sorry to have to tell you this, said Lt. Dunnit, but your wife was murdered about two hours ago. Your cook found the body in the den where she had been knitting and listening to a murder mystery on her ipod." Howie Dunnit interrupted, holding the weapon wrapped in a handkerchief. "I'll take this to the lab and have it tested for fingerprints," he said. Mr. Wate's facial muscles twitched with emotion as he stared at the gun. Suddenly he grabbed Lt. Dunnit's arm and said "find the murderer who clubbed Lacey to death. I'll put up a $100,000 reward!"
"Save your money," said Lt. Dunnit. "The murderer won't be that hard to find!"
E-mail your answers to me privately (firstname.lastname@example.org) by midnight on Saturday, November 22 for a chance to win a prize!
Monday, November 17, 2008
Thanks for an inviation to join this one. It is so new to me and I never knew about this and I think that it is so neat to learn new.. wow..
I do love to knit...
I am from Austin, Texas. I love to make crafts with my own hands to keep me busier!
Hugs, Shawn Stewart
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Sign-ups are open for our Holiday Swap. For this swap you will be exchanging a handmade holiday ornament, a holiday themed book, and a holiday recipe with your pal. The ornament can be knit, crochet, plastic canvas, fabric, cross stitch, beaded, etc., or even purchased at a craft fair, and of course the book can be used. You can also include a small treat but you should be able to fit everything into a 'puffy' to keep the postage down. Sign-ups will end November 12, and pals will be assigned by November 15. Swaps should be mailed out by December 15. To sign up E-mail me (mailto:email@example.com) with your:
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Saturday, November 08, 2008
I received a mysterious package in the mail a few days ago, and it contained lots of cool Halloween stuff, including candy, a notepad and some candy corn shaped cards. I was especially thrilled with the alpaca sock yarn! It's such a beautiful fall color, and my mysterious benefactor also included a lovely Shetland lace sock pattern. I've since learned her identity, so now I can thank Stephanie! The picture isn't the best, but you can see how spoiled I was! If we had smello-blog capability, you could also smell the pumpkin candles. Thanks for a wonderful swap!
Once I got past them, I was able to get to my goodies.
Four balls of yarn no less and 2 patterns to go with them. A witch and a candy corn illusion which I'm looking forward to making as I have not tried an illusion pattern. Some scary books, although the husband has reassured me that the Stephen King will be OK. Some Halloween decorations and some candy which I have included in the photo before it gets demolished.
A very good gift box. Thank you.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Thanks, Danielle, for a wonderful swap! I posted earlier about what was sent, but here is the picture.
On the top when I opened the box was a pattern for a Seafoam Lace and Eyelets Scarf, which is lovely. And the yarn to make it is three colors: orange Knit Picks "Vacation" (I've never used Knit Picks yarn before, and I'm excited to work with this), a multi-colored orange/yellow, aqua Knit Picks "Get Away", and Bernat glow in the Dark (my knitting DD promptly held it under the light then hunched over it to see if it really does glow in the dark, and it does). These colors are my youngest DD's absolute favorite colors, and I can't wait to make the scarf for her.
There is, excuse me, WAS, a popcorn ball, and a Pez jack-o-lantern candy dispenser (back to my childhood I go!), some Livermore mints, a cute little coin purse (maybe to hold the stitch markers when I'm not using them?), a candy corn comedian which is a stuffed candy-corn that tells jokes, a ghost pin and some adorable ghost stitch markers, which, I found out when I was putting away my knitting for the evening, also glow in the dark. There is a very sweet crocheted butterfly magnet, a very cute Thanksgiving pumpkin decoration, which now adorns my decorative shelf in the kitchen, and two books by one of my favorite mystery authors, Leslie Meier, Trick or Treat Murder (how perfect is that?!), and Turkey Day Murder (looking ahead to next month).
Danielle, thank you so much! I feel very spoiled, and I love it! Oh, and there is one more thing, a little glitter sign that says: Best Witches!
Monday, November 03, 2008
I received my goodies on Monday last week, from Joyce L. . Sorry if it took this long to post. Life seems to always get in the way!
There was Chocolate goodies. A pumpkin potholder and a towel. A spicy pumpkin Yankee Candle, my favorite. Some lip gloss and a ghostly figurine. Little shakers to put in some nutmeg and Cinnamon for coffee. A lovely skein of Noro to knit the pattern, which is a tea cozy, and some stitch markers. Some holiday socks I wore on Halloween. And two books I haven't read. I hope I didn't forget anything!! Wait a minute, I did... Thank You!!!
Sunday, November 02, 2008