Friday, February 29, 2008

Package leaving today...

Hi All! Just a quick note to say that my pal's package will be off this afternoon on it's way to the Midwest. I had a great time during this swap...any news on a SITM3?

Thursday, February 28, 2008


I got my package, but I don't know who it is from...mystery woman no doubt. My Pal has been so good to me, sending me packages all along and cards and the socks in this final package are amazing. I am at work but will post pics here and on my blog probably Saturday. Package to my Pal is going out Friday or Saturday the socks are drying right now. This has been a great swap. I haven't done many of the contests, just bought a home in December and have been moving, etc...but I have tried to stop by and read. Terrific group here.

Got my package

just wanted to acknowlege my partner that i got my package today will post pictures this weekend

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Package Received!

I am SO excited! I received my package today from my pal, Cindy W!! I think she incorporated everything I ever said I liked. The entire package is AMAZING. The lizard project bag - love it! Beautiful handknit socks - and they fit! A wonderful tool kit - because I'm obsessed with gadgets. 2 skeins of sock yarn that I've been drooling over since I started knitting. Socks that Rock in Hwy 30 colorway and Yarntini in Mimosa (and I love mimosas!). Not to mention coffee, tea and chocolates. Thank you, Cindy!!

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

Sorry for the blurry picture! My pal just sent me this wonderful package. 2 pounds of fantabulous coffee - it's the type that is so strong just smelling it in the morning gives me a buzz! A cool mug to drink it out of, a fun cookbook, wonderful Penzey's Spices...
There's also my favorite chocolate bar (that will be hidden and quietly hoarded) and 2 super sweet bags for my girls. I noticed that I have a little eco-conscious 3 1/2 year old - she took her froggy bag with her "shopping" last night. It was full of play food at bedtime.

Contest Updates

Okay Ladies, I know that there have been several contest as of late. I will be helping AJ out calculating the points and getting them posted. Please be patient with me, as I am old and it takes me time after I eat and sleep to get the brain focused. After I have everything calculated, AJ will do the official contest drawings. I hope to have all of my part done by Saturday....

Edit: Else and Selana/Yvonne - I hate to admit a fault, but I cannot read all of your blog entires. Can you email me ( with the links to the Goals for the New Year Post and the Christmas Contest. I think I found Else's Christmas one but I want to be fair. - THANKS Ladies!

Monday, February 25, 2008

my socks are on their way

I have shipped the socks to my pal, hopefully she will like them and they will fit her. As I made a pair of Jaywalkers, I'd like to show them here, but without color, I don't want to give away too much in case she figured out who will be sending her package...

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Birthday Goodies

My Pal had emailed me last week letting me know that she had a little extra package coming my way for my birthday! She knows that I am learning to sew and sent a fabric themed goody box to me. Thank you so much pal ... I simply love it!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

It's been such a long time

Hello ladies. I apologize for my lack of posting, I've been in and out of surgery, interviewing for babysitters, dealing with a fussy 1 year old who has four new teeth coming in, and trying to keep up with all of my swap/knitting/sewing/beading obligations. Life is rough!

I'm glad to see there a few posts about packages, keep em coming. They look wonderful. If you need an angel please email me at iknit.ipurl(at)yahoo(dot)com. Angels: I will be contacting you soon if we need any fill ins.

I've been horrible about keeping up with the contests, so I have a few to add...we have some very lovely prizes to give out. (They will be sent in March.)

Contest 1: All About Love

Simple enough post - You will post, on your blog, about a memorable Valentine's day you've had. Could be from when you were a child or now. (5 points) Extra points if you post pictures of anything in red, pink and white, for Valentine's Day. (an extra 5 points) Posts must be made by February 14th.

Contest 2: Spring Knitting

Post about your spring knitting plans. Do you have a new project in mind? Joining a new group? Any new goals you wish to share? (5 points)

Contest 3: Share the Yarn Love

Let's face it, there are a lot of knitters out there. And with that goes the fact that there is a lot of yarn out there! For this contest you will post 10 of your favorite yarns out there. They can be just sock yarn or lace or whatever your heart desires. (10 points for posting; 20 if you add the links to the companies)

Have fun and contact me if you need me! :)

Saturday, February 9, 2008

I got a package

My pal sent my an awesome package, I couldn't believe how much yarny goodness came out of this flatrate box:

4 skeins Lion Brand Homespun, 3 skeins Lion Brand Lion Wool Prints and 3 skeins Lion Brand Moonlight Mohair.

Now I just hope that my allergies don't stop me from knitting the wool, sometimes I'm having asthma when knitting commercial wool yarns. But I just love the colors and will try to create something with it for sure.

Thanks so much,


Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Look what I got ;)

My pal sent me a wonderful package that I received last week. Unfortunately, I was sick and unable to truly enjoy it or let you all know about it. Thank you very much pal, I love my package and can't wait to feel better to use my new things. ;D

Here are my pics:

~ pretty purse that was filled w/lovely yarn ~

~ Simply Sock book & Simply Knitting, a very british magazine ~

~ Scarf kit from Tokoyo ~

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Spoiled Again

My pal sent me an amazing package!!! Scarlett Fleece ... need I say more? Thanks again, pal!

Details are HERE on my blog.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Wonderful package!

I've already posted on my own blog and it just dawned on me this morning (well duh, Wendy) that I should probably post here. My secret pal is a wonderful person! She sent me a truely me package! There was a lovely note from my secret pal that got me all in a tizzy with wonder as to who she is!!! ooohhhh the excitment builds!!! Along with an awesome colorway of Tofutsies.Also included were some wonderful tea related items that I've already busted into. The photo is a little blurry, don't know why. I love the items all the same!

Thanks secret pal!!! You're the best!!!