Wednesday, February 16, 2011

From Robbie - Swap Extravaganza

My swap package from Robbie was wonderful. 

The box was bursting with goodness.

The Noro Kureyon I was just looking at for a project for me.  There weren't labels for the other two yarns but they are luscious and lovely.

And then there was other fun stuff . . . candy (peanut butter cups, no less), sugar free peppermints (in a reuseable container which will be PERFECT for holding stitch holders, a great nail file with yarns on it, a bent head needle set (how did she know that I am always losing mine) and a 3 in 1 toold for checking gauge, needles and yarn recommendations.

and just to keep me happy when I'm not knitting, "The Egyptologist" by Arthur Phillips.  I read his book "Prague" and it was a great read.  Barbara Bretton's "Spun in Sorcery" the latest in the Chloe Hobbs series . . . you remember, Barbara Bretton left us hanging after the last book when the entire town of Sugar Maple disappeared.  And a Banana Grams calendar.  I so very much enjoy word puzzles.  Most days, I do the daily crossword puzzle and this looks like great fun. 

Thanks so much Robbie. 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Thanks, Nate!

Many thanks to Nate for a really great swap package. Among the goodies were three books, a fabulous knit bag, lots of Christmas ornaments to make (there are enough to cover their own tree!), and a skein of yarn that I think will make a great scarf. Thanks!!!

Sunday, February 06, 2011

okay, weird stuff

My daughter thinks that I should make back scrubbers for all of her swim team.  The amount of time that they spend in the pool, they all have itchy skin.  Okay, I'll just whip those babies out!  Right. 

So, I might make some for the senior swimmers only.  There are five or six of them.  I can do that.  I think.

This one is almost done.   It just need the binding off and the thing at the end.