Friday, January 26, 2007

My Gorgeous Swans

Is this incredible or what??? Look what Sandie sent me!! Look what Sandie MADE for me!!!!!! When I saw the box it came in I was floored...I thought she sent me a dead body to hide in the desert out here LOL....but instead it is 6 lovely swans. I wish I could say I crochet that good, but I can't. I really can't crochet at all. Look at all the work involved...all the detail...I hope it comes thru in the picture. They are so delicate & sweet just like you, Sandie...thank you my dear dear friend!!

Sneaky Secret Swap Pal!

Hidden away in my sheepy mug were 2 balls of Heirloom Sock Yarn in a deep dark chocolate brown..yum! Thank you for being so sneaky, dear pal, it was a wonderful surprise!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

SP9 package...thank you!!

Thank you so much for my package! It centers around coffee & includes regular as well as espresso beans, an espresso maker (mine was lost in the move out here!) a sheep mug & gobs & gobs of Werther's & Nip's coffee candies! and look how pretty it was wrapped...not to mention the lovely card that you made yourself, you talented person you!!!! it's wonderful & I love it...thank you!!


what's the deal w/all these fun swaps??? I mean, is there a site somewhere that tells you what swaps are going on or is it just a matter of chance where if you're lucky enough to be at the right blog at the right time you'll see 1 & join up??? I need to know because missing that coffee swap was bad enough but if I miss anything else I'll be niffed, miffed & help me out here...send me your info...keep me informed...I got goodies to get & goodies to give....I wanna swap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

almost finished w/the cottony sox, thank heaven, cause my hands are getting raw knitting w/that stuff. a nice long bath in some conditioner should soften them up a bit, I hope. I use an emery board for acrylic nails to file down my skin. maybe it's time to buy a new one, I've worn this one down so much! LOL!!!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Border's & Clapotis

just got back from a wonderful afternoon knitting w/my peeps at border's. there was alot of laughing along w/the usual Ollie Abuse, but's a small price for getting 2 free coffees...& they were quite yummy I must say!!! caramel mochas or something like that...just awesome!!!!!
I finished the Clapotis from & it just needs to be blocked...also done in Bearfoot but in the lighter weight one....I know I have the labels somewhere but I can't find them & have too much knitting to do to stop & look!!!

hey, something new...finally!!!

well I just hope you're all very proud of me. I actually got a camera lesson, took these pics myself & even downloaded em on my pc....clap clap clap...thank you very much.

we have 2 pics of the Mountain Stream Scarf blocking nicely (thank you ms maggie) was done in Bearfoot & has a built in as you go border. it was a very lovely pattern.

then just a quick pic of the progress on the clown you can see, I am probably 1 of the slowest knitters in the west, but the yarn is a bit scratchy because of the cotton & I don't think I would use it again. but hey, everybody needs 1 pr of cottony sox in their lifetime right??

Friday, January 12, 2007

clown sox yarn info

this yarn is a cotton/wool blend...not a favorite choice for me...I prefer wool only as the yarn has the tendency to be a bit heavy & scratchy....but it should soften a bit after it's washed. I doubt I would ever buy it again tho. it's called CLOWN & it's by Marks & Kattens. the shade # is 1854. I hope that helps!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

clown sox

clown yarn, really pretty colorway. I gave up trying to match them up a long time ago. they have much more personality this way, don't you agree?
I have a nasty cold at the moment. other than that....that's all folks.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

footies...pinkish....very short, very quick. paton's kroy yarn. really soft yarn too, I was surprised...yarn snob that I am. I have my eye on some regia silk now after seeing it in person. makes real nice sox! thanks alot for addicting me, kim. now I need some. must have some.