We all had a lot of fun with the mystery yarn ball swap, and I think that this swap, suggested by Joyce in NH, will be just as much fun. For this swap you will be going on a scavenger hunt to find items to send to your pal. You can search your stash, your bookshelves, your drawers and closets, Dollar Stores, Second Hand Stores, Discount Stores, LYS sales, etc., and of course you will use your creative minds to find each of the items for your pal. As always, our swaps are more about creativity, and friendship than about how much money you spend. We like to keep swaps affordable and fun for everyone. You will be sending your pal each of the following items:
Murder Mystery Yummy Yarn Something Silly Tasty Treat Ewe make it Regional item Your Choice
My project - a crocheted flap hat for Robyn. I actually made it for my SIL for her March 1 birthday, but before it arrived she decided to go out to California to visit her daughter, and she is still there. I doubt if she will need it when she gets back to NJ - but there is always another winter next year!
Detective Hugh Dunnit and his brother Howie Dunnit were on a bear hunting trip in Maine. What they stumbled on in the woods, was definitely not a bear - it was the body of a middle aged man dressed in hunter orange, wearing a Yankee cap, lying in a shallow ditch.
An autopsy disclosed that the death had been instantaneous. A bullet had entered just above the hip and lodged in the heart.
The Dunnits assisted the local police in identifying the dead man as James Berroco, from New York City, and yes, sad to say, he was a Yankee fan. They further established that Berroco and a friend Billy Rowan, from Boston, had rented a hunting cabin near where the body was found. Rowan was brought in for questioning. He looked from Lt. Dunnit to Howie Dunnit before finally heaving a big sigh. "All right. I didn't mean to run away - I just panicked. James and I rent the same cabin every year," he admitted. "At night we sit around, drink beer, and watch the Yankees play the Red Sox. During the day we hunt. We've never failed to bring back one bear at least. We had spent a week in the woods, during which time the Red Sox swept the Yankees, and our time was up. It was the last day, and for the first time we hadn't even seen a bear in the woods. I noticed a rock formation and climbed to the top to see if I could spot one. Suddenly I heard James shout in terror in the clearing below me. A bear had got to him. I shot, but only wounded the bear. It reared on its hind legs. Just as I fired again, James got in the way. My bullet struck him and he tumbled into the ditch. The bear disappeared. I panicked, I admit, but I swear it was an accident!"
Lt. Dunnit told the local police to arrest Billy Rowan for the murder of James Berroco. What tipped him off that it was not an accident? And what was the motive?
E-mail me your answer privately (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Saturday, April 25. Correct answers will be placed in a drawing for a prize from the prize locker.
I received my Mystery Yarn Ball from Joyce in NH! She is so sneaky, inside of the ball, I found another ball of yarn, so she is keeping my very busy. The chocolate was yummy and the tea was very good. And, she included a recipe for Swedish Meatballs that was delicious, everybody here loved them. Thank you Joyce!
I got a wonderful Mystery Ball from England today! My first clue was the many bags of tea falling out of the package when I opened it. I have not gone through all the goodies yet but will post more as I make discoveries! Thank you Malgosia
I received my mystery ball from Penny and I love it. She sent a new book too which I'll definitely have to read. Now to get one missing hint and I'll get started. Hmmm.....Penny what sizes needles or is that a mystery too?! LOL
Look what I received in the mail today - a prize for putting the best yarn ball together! This is my group and I didn't even know there was a contest for that LOL. I was Bonnie's upstream pal, and look what she sent me! Two balls of Regia Galaxy in tan/blue/brown which is perfect because I wear a lot of brown. And this beautiful skein of what looks like hand-dyed yarn. Don't you love the colors! And can you see the adorable little lamb?
We're going on an Easter Egg Hunt! Want to join us? Search the blog and the Yahoo Group for the answers, then e-mail them to me (privately, NOT to the group!). by midnight on Saturday, April 11. All of the correct answers will go into a drawing for this mini-felted Easter Basket full of goodies, including an illusion bunny dishcloth. No, you won't get it in time for Easter (unless of course I hand-deliver it - you just never know!).
1. What was the most fun that Shelly (Kadezmom) had in ages?
2. What yarn and colorway did Patt use in Traveling Baby Blanket #3?
3. What was Aunt Kathy's Casting spells project and who did she cast a spell on?
4. What was Penny munching on when she went on her Santa Cruise?
5. What is Joan's favorite Christmas ornament?
6. What would MaryLynn like us to do to "Save the Children"?
Now - hop, hop, hop on over to the Whoduknit Yahoo Group Homepage and search some more! (Hint: You will need to search the files, database, polls, and links)
7. Whose books did the group read last April (2008)
8. Who knows where to find vintage knitting patterns?
9. Who is Knitted Zebra on Ravelry?
10. Who donated two skeins of Austermann Torino wool/acrylic blend, super bulky, orange/brown/dk.pink to the prize locker?
11. What are the names of the books we voted on in the poll for our December, 2008 book?