October 2007

I got home today to find a lovely package on my doorstep! It’s my Knitter’s Tea Swap 4 package from the fantabulous Ruth! I have to say this was the most fun I’ve ever had with a swap. When I got my partner assignment I thought they had made a mistake at first and sent me my own questionnaire back, our answers were almost identical! Ruth is just a great person, I’m so glad I got to meet her! Ok, now for the goodies…

Everything individually wrapped
with neat little tags!

Bounty of goodies! Lime & Violet yarn in Greensleeves, CTH in Misty Moor, 3 packages of loose leaf Darjeeling!! (2 black & 1 green), 1 box of Organic Green Darjeeling bags, Honey, Honey dipper, Mesquite incense, beeswax bear candle (labeled as a b-day gift), assorted Dark Chocolate, Vanilla wafers, sock pattern, toys (notice the awesome boxing frog pen!) & treaties for the babies (organic cat nip & raw hide -see below)!
Corrina enjoying her treat.
She thinks Ruth is awesome too!

I am completely overwhelmed! She definitely went above and beyond and I’m feeling a bit guilty that I didn’t do more for her. Her package is currently waiting at the post office for her and I really hope she likes it. Thank you, thank you, thank you!


That’s the tentative name I’ve got for these socks. I’ve finished the first & am really happy with it so far. I’m casting on the second tonight and will hopefully get a fair bit done this weekend. I’m really glad I went with the folded picot edge for this, I think it really finishes the sock off well.

I wasn’t going to post about them until after Christmas, but I just couldn’t wait.

So, Autumn… No Peeking!

I know I’ve been remiss on the posting, but I didn’t really have any updates for you. Luckily, I’ve been tagged for a meme by Anita from the Mystery Swap.

The Rules:Once tagged, you must link to the person who tagged you. Then post the rules before your list, and list 8 random things about yourself. At the end of the post, you must tag and link to 8 other people, visit their sites, and leave a comment letting them know they’ve been tagged.

  1. I turned 35 yesterday. Ouch.
  2. The first time I went to college I majored in Theater. I dropped out after the 1st semester. When I went back to college I majored in Psychology & minored in Philosophy, so I could be completely unemployable. I need 20 credits to graduate, but I haven’t taken classes for 6yrs.
  3. I LOVE horror movies & books. I watched my first horror movie when I was 6 and have been addicted ever since.
  4. I am clumsy. Very clumsy. I am constantly dropping things at work and have fallen down the stairs (usually sliding on my ass) many times. I also trip over my own feet.
  5. I’ve been going through infertility treatments on & off for about 8 yrs and am about to give up.
  6. I hate cleaning. Really, really hate it.
  7. My dream is to own a yarn store. I have no idea what to do to accomplish this.
  8. I am terrified of spiders.

Let’s see, who to tag. Joanne, Mary, Denise, Ruinwen, Devin, Ruth and anyone else who might want to do it. Can’t think of 2 more right now. πŸ™‚

Gosh its hot. Mid-80s here today. Had to turn the air conditioning on as soon as I got home. It’s supposed to be in the mid-upper 80s all weekend. This is definitely not proper weather for October in Michigan! And I was just getting all my sweaters out. 😦

So, you’re probably wondering if I’ve actually been knitting lately. I have been, but it’s all on super-secret Christmas stuff, which makes posting about it neigh on impossible! Still, I am making good progress and am about 1/4 way through the big one.

That’s about it for now. Excepting that I want to put in plug for Bryan Fuller’s new series Pushing Daises. It’s great fun. Very whimsical, and Jim Dale was narrating the first episode! It’s also keeping in the Fuller tradition of calling female characters by male names (George, Reggie, Jaye & Chuck!). I hope this series lasts, I was very upset when Wonderfalls was canceled… I wrote my very first angry letter to a network because of it! πŸ™‚
So… check it out. The first episode is available for streaming on ABC’s website.

So no sooner do I complete all the swaps I’m involved with (not counting the one I’m hosting), but then I go and sign-up for another!

This one I’ve been waiting for though. I always seem to miss the deadline. Sign-ups started today & will end once there are 200 participants. I’m so excited! πŸ™‚

My package from Avada arrived today! Whee! She told me the other day that she was finishing much sooner than anticipated and should be mailing soon. She certainly spoiled me!

Super comfy House Socks, pretty stitch markers, Empress size 2 needles, Cascade fixation yarn, pedicure set, lotion, magnet, Harry notepad, dark chocolate (mmmm moose munch, won’t last long…) & jam! I’m overwhelmed!

Not only were there yummy treats for me, but there were even goodies for Corrina. The greenie is already history and the freezer pops are being eagerly awaited. πŸ™‚

Close up of stitch markers

Ravenclaw House Socks

The socks fit perfectly & are super comfy. They are warming the feets even as I type! πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for making this the most fun swap ever!