Monday, April 28, 2008

Star Quilt Along

I have joined a quilt along hosted by Amandajean. We will be getting a block a week. This is week one's star block. I have chosen to do mine with red and white fabrics. I hope I can manage to keep up each week.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Ravelry Birthday Swap

I received my birthday swap package from Kim W. in Canada today. I could not wait for Friday, so I opened. I got some great Cherry Tree Hill yarn, some wind gummy candies, wasabi coated peas(spicy and good) knitting gauge, pins and the cutest salt and pepper folk are bird shakers.There also is the cutest cupcake candle. I can't wait to light it. Kim also sent a great Canadian magazine for me to read. Thank you Kim for all the lovely things and I hope you have a great birthday also.

Short Camp Post

Just a short post about sock camp. We knitted sock monkeys. There were some incredible monkeys. Mine is named Fifi. She is wearing a crochet skirt, knit shawl and a hat from a practice knit in Cat Bordhi's class. More pictures and interesting tidbits to come later.

Friday, April 4, 2008

The Ronnie-Frieda Swap

Ronnie was my downstream partner from Monkey swap 3. She and I have become good friends. Too bad we live in different countries, but maybe some day I will get to visit her. We had been talking back and forth about swaps and how sometimes you just really get the short end of the stick and she and I decided to do our own swap between the two of us. Ronnie said she got to go first, so away she went. Take a close look at all the great things she sent. She knit BFF socks for me in cashmere and knit the beautiful shawl from cashmere. They are both great. She sent some cashmere/silk lace yarn and some fun cashmere/merino sock yarn. She sent a set of needles that were the kind she learned to knit on when she was quite young. I don't know how she knew I liked collecting all kinds of needles(new and old) If you look at the pictures you can see all the other great things she sent including the Christmas bag she made for me. I love it. Thank you Ronnie and I am collecting, knitting and sewing for your package. Best friends are great!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Wee Tiny Sock Swap

I received my wee tiny sock today. My pal was Mary Z. from NJ. She used some knitpicks yarn that she dyed. I love my little sock. This is my kind of swap. Fast and easy. Thank you Mary.( you forgot to give me your email)