Friday, July 31, 2009

Is this your bottle?

All ready to be mailed...
Could it be yours???????????

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Thank you!

I just wanted to thank Jane for the awesome prize - a gift card from KnitPicks - that I won on her blog. I just ordered 2 books from them!!!


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Murder Most Crafty KAL Progress

Here is my progress on the beaded scarf KAL we are doing for MMC. I'm using Zen Yarn Garden handpainted sock yarn - Superwash Merino/Bamboo/nylon and beads from Earthfaire. They don't show up tht well against the yarn - but you can see the sparkle and I like it a lot so far. (if you click on the picture you will be able to see the beads much better).

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Finally! My tell about my Scavenger Hunt Swap package goodness!

When I got home late Friday night, Hubband showed me where my Norwegian box was waiting on the table. I have to admit, since it was almost eleven at night, I had been gone for ten days and traveling for hours that day, had a spouse and three pets that were all happy to see me, I decided to wait until Saturday to open it.
It was so worth the wait! There is wonderfully soft blue-gray alpaca yarn, books, treats, notions made by Vigdis, a couple of items made by her neighbor, and last, but very far from least, there is beautiful yarn dyed by Vigdis as well! A truly wonderful package that I am enjoying so very much! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Monday, July 13, 2009

My scavenger hunt swap box

has arrived to my home from Norway, according to my Hubband. I am on vacation away, but am looking forward to opening it when I get home on Friday.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Whoduknit Bottle Swap

Swap is Open to Whoduknit Members Only

Okay - back by popular demand - The Bottle Swap! What is a bottle swap? This is how it works. You buy a two liter bottle of soda. Then you drink it (or pour it down the drain). Wash it and let it dry. Then you take off the label and cut an X in the bottle. Here comes the fun part. You fill it with goodies for your partner. How do you know what to put in it? Well - you are a member of Whoduknit, right? You read mysteries? You know all about stalking? So e-mail your partners from an anonymous e-mail address, go to their blogs and do some research, google their names - never know what you will come up with! Yarn, books, patterns, handknit items, knitting accessories,bookmarks, candy etc. But nothing breakable please! Then tape the opening shut, glue the top onto the bottle, tape a mailing label on it, and take it to the post office to mail it.
Penny has suggested that you first line the bottle with tissue paper before filling it so that it will not be too tempting for someone to decide to keep for their own, and that sounds like a good idea.

The Rules

1. Sign-ups begin July 7 and end July 15. Partners will be assigned by July 24.
2. Everything you mail MUST fit into a 2 liter bottle.
( Exception: If you are mailing international, you will have to put your bottle into a box or a padded envelope to mail it. Please check with your PO for size and weight limitations.)
Bottles must be mailed by August 24 (but certainly can be mailed earlier). You will need to get a delivery confirmation number and send the number to me. (For international mailing please provide the custom number).

This is a secret swap - the person you are sending to will not be the person sending to you. It's up to you if you want to remain anonymous - but it's really fun to do that.
Want to Play? Of course you do! Here is what to do:

Send an e-mail to me, with the subject line "Whoduknit Bottle Swap" and include the following information:

Your full real name
Your e-mail address
Your mailing address
Your blog address if you have one

Your Ravelry name if you are on Ravelry

Your telephone number (this will be kept confidential and only used in case of a communication breakdown)
Willing to mail international : Yes __ NO __

home environment : pets___ smoke ___

allergic to : pets ___ smoke ___other____

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Thank you Judy Brown!

Got home from our mini vacation to find this great box on my doorstep.....had to tear into it right away!!!!
Let's see...there were a couple of regional items - the green yarn, and a box of yummy candy!
Silly items included an Arthritis magazine and the Chinese take out for two box!
The yummy yarn really is yummy...Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud in the most yummy color - Tide Pool!!!!
Two great books - Medicus by Ruth Downie and The Cat Who Moved a Mountain by Lilian Jackson Braun.
Some great knitting magazines.....and a fantastic journal to keep all my projects listed....been looking at those!
And best of all - a drop spindle, made by Judy, along with some lovely roving - I dont think the phot does the colors any justice - a lovely teal blue, a coral, and a mixed pastel!!!
I hope I havent forgotten anything - this was a fantastic surpise box!!!!! And I love everything - thank you so much Judy!!!!!!!!!!!!!