Monday, March 31, 2008

Received the package in from my swap partner for the Sockittometwice swap. She sent a pair of socks, gorgeous, smoochy sock yarn (really feels nice, can't wait to use it) 4 skeins of cotton classic (which I love) a Loopy ewe project bag (can't have enough) a book called shadow knitting, a sock pattern, starbucks coffee and some stitch markers. Yahhhhhh! :) Thanks so much! :)

Friday, March 28, 2008

I love my socks!

I got my socks form Lisa today and I love them. They are beautifully knit. Lisa has been an awsome swap pal! Thank You Lisa! You Rock!

Monday, March 24, 2008


I returned from Spring Break Vacation to find one of those wonderful orange slips from the Post Office. I went on my lunch hour and guess what I had!

This wonderful blue paper hid the treasures.

This was the wonderful card from Jen.

LOOK what was under the first layer of paper!

Yarns that Jen dyed herself!

This CUTE bear holding the socks!

The whole glorious package!

The socks even went to Las Vegas and brought me back some lucky coins!

Thank you SO MUCH Jen! The yarn is beautiful and just my favorite colors! I will share the chips and perhaps the candle, but the rest is for MOI!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Socks Have Been Done

I finished these in February. Mailed them off to my pal and haven't heard anything from her regarding the parcel that I sent. I really hate putting all this time and effort for not even an acknowledgment that the parcel was received! Sorry about the rant.

The pattern is Embossed Leaves in Schaeffer Anne.

The package that I recieved from my swap pal Jen was totally awesome! I'm not sure if I posted or not about it.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Dear SITMT Pal

This is your socks writing to you. I have been traveling this week. I started in Texas, went to Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. I have been on the beach, at a Grapefruit League Spring Training Baseball game, at Sponge Docks, at my In-Law's house, and in a hotel. I am ready to go into a big box and be mailed to you along with a lot of other goodies.

Friday, March 21, 2008

They're here!

Wednesday I got home from school after a very long day to unexpectedly find a petite envelope sitting on my desk. At first I was confused but I should've remembered the saying the good (scratch that, excellent!) things come in small packages. My socks are here!!!!!

Some super cute fraternal self-patterning socks. Hooray! Thank you AJ(too) a.k.a. CynicalKnittingGal. I love them.

I Forgot!

I completely forgot to post this picture with the rest of my SITMA haul. It's certainly not because I don't appreciate it, quite the opposite in fact! Michelle made this little project bag for me. As soon as I opened the box, I grabbed the project bag and the chocolate and ran out the door. I did take the time to throw in this project - little bell bottoms for my two year old. Hee hee. It's the perfect size for little projects. I always seem to have my hands full of kid stuff (and kids), so something small to take a project in is perfect for me.

I'm not much of a seamstress (not at all in fact) but I can tell that this was a tricky little bag to make. Michelle is way out of my league when it comes to sewing! Thank you very much!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Thanks Michelle!

Michelle sent me this awesome package. I actually received it last week, but due to a very hectic last few weeks, I just haven't been able to blog it. Michelle went above and beyond the call of duty, sending me a new package every month. It's been so much fun seeing what's in the boxes. This box contained a rice mix (not pictured), sock blockers (yippie!), Alpaca Sox yarn, a little chocolate dragon, a CO Springs postcard, socks, and some yummy chocolate (not pictured, it's in my purse and is being put to good use. I even used the chocolate as a bribe for my 2 year old during my Grandma's memorial service last week.)

Here's a close up of the socks. They're a cool spiral pattern (she also sent me the pattern) but Michelle used the latest Cat Bordhi book for the heel and gusset shaping. Thanks again for everything Michelle!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Dear Sock Pal in MA

Dear Secret Sock Pal,

I love my package. What fun yarns, I can't wait to start thinking about what I might make with them...the Collinette Jitterbug has exciting reds and browns and pinks, the Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Liberty is so fun!! I'm absolutely thrilled with the Knit Picks circular #3 and the book about making socks on one circ...I'm game, for sure.

I've never tried MeiMei dpns so that will be great. The KnitScene with patterns for plus sized sweaters is a keeper for sure.

And...sock socks fit perfectly. I love the colors and the knitting is so professional!

But, I don't know who you are so I wanted to thank you here and on my blog too.

Thank you so much,

Not-so Cynical Gal
AJ (too)

Packet two from my pal

My second swap it to me twice packet was waiting for me last night when I came home from a 13 hrs job trip. Like the first packet also this one made me stunned. Look at all my partner Yvonne in Germany sent me. It was like Christmas Eve to wrap up one thing after another. I`d lovely Jaywalkers, 4 skeins of divè cotton/viscose yarn which I`ve never had before, scrapbooking items, ribbons, candles, mocca insence sticks, bath salt, face mask and the cutest little sheep. Thanks a lot from the bottom of my heart to my partner Yvonne. Both packets were a lot more than I expected. I`m moved to tears when seeing a partner put their heart into making such wonderful packets for strangers. You are the best Yvonne. :)

My partner had knitted lovely Jaywalkers for me. The color is just gorgeous and fitted me perfectly well. :)

Look at this cute sheep I got from my swap partner. :)

Packet one from my pal

About a week or so ago I got the first packet from my swap partner in Germany. I was stunned from all she sent me, two skeins of lovely yarn, some homespun (I think) and some from Austerman Step with Aloe Vera and Jojoba oil, which I`ve never had before. I also got Wintermärchen tea, which is new to me but smells wonderful and I`m sure it taste great too (will have one or more cup(s) tonight), Hachez chocolate which I`ve either never tasted, knitting needles, lovely stitch markers, stempelset (I collect rubberstamps),three soap bars which smells lovely. Thanks a lot for all what you sent me. Loved it all.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Thank You Pal from California!

I stopped by the Post Office today and found out that there was a package for me that had been on the shelf since February 25! Of course, I hadn't gotten any notices. My spoiler sent me a lovely preview of coming attractions--wonderful white tea/vanilla scented bath things, a cute knitting notebook, and a great card.

Thank you so much!

A little bit of news

Hi everyone!

I'm very happy to see some great packages coming in. I know a few people are late, but there has been an inordinate amount of people flaking or not communicating in this swap. I apologize for my absence, so now is the time to email me, (if you haven't already), and let me know if you have NOT received any swap items. I've already sent out a few "reminders". I will give everyone 24 hours to reply. If I don't hear back from them, I will be contacting angels. So far there will be three that I need. I do apologize. It seems that while I've been MIA a few people have dropped off the face of the Earth.

Anyway, tonight I'll be getting the prizes together for everyone. I will announce the winners on Monday. So be ready to hear your name!

In the meantime, keep posting these great packages and email me if you need me!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Thank You!

I received the most wonderful package from Jess. She sure took the time to get to know me. She knitted me a pair of Jaywalkers out of some Opal yarn. She sent some Sugar Maple Cherry Tree Hill yarn and also some Dream In Color Smooshy in Giant Peach to match the Cardigan that I am going to knit out of the same colorway.Once again thanks Jess. Also thanks for being my angel in the Monkey Swap 3.


I've been very neglectful in posting that I received my package from my pal. She sent me a very lovely package. I'll post more later with photos. I did make sure that I thanked her immediately.
I've yet to hear from the Betty who is the pal that was assigned to me. I mailed her package out approximately two weeks ago and haven't heard a peep. I should have put mail confirmation on the parcel but didn't. It's very frustrating to work very hard on the socks and gathering everything together to not hear a word if the package was even received. I have sent several emails to her but have yet to hear anything back.

So Betty, please please let me know if you received the parcel.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Oops, Thank You Margie

Oops, it just dawned on me today that putting a post about the wonderful package I got from Margie on my blog,, would NOT show up here! Sorry Margie, it was a wonderful package & I've worn the socks like 4 times so far...washed between wears of course! Take a look everyone and thanks again Margie :)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Thank You, Sandy

Last night a little package came for me. I decided to wait until I was home from work this morning to open it. I'm so glad I did, because I had a total night from hell at work last night. What was in the package? An amazing pair of socks from my spoiler, Sandy!! Thank you, thank you so much, Sandy. The socks fit like a dream and I love them so much!

The socks are CTH Supersock DK in Caribou Creek. Not a yarn I would have bought for myself, but I really love the colors. She also send me a bath 'cookie' in a chocolate scent, and a really cook pair of chopsticks! Thanks again, Sandy. All of your packages have been great and you've been a great pal!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Boy was I spoiled!

Sorry I'm so late in posting this. My internet has been sketchy and after a week of trying to get someone out here to look at it, it somehow fixed itself. My package arrived last Thursday and wooo boy was I spoiled! I can't find my camera so I can't post a picture, but it was like a never ending package of goodies! Chocolate and yarn and sock knitting bags and notions! My daughter kept pulling more and more out of the box. It was like Christmas! Great big super thanks to Cheryl W. She was the best upstream I have ever had in a swap! The socks are super duper comfy and soooooo soft! I'll post a pic on my blog as soon as I can locate the camera.

I got my package!

Hello All! Look what I received from my wonderful pal Jess! These socks are beautiful and they fit perfectly!
And here is the rest of the goodies! She sent two socks patterns, a Tea Cozies book, candy, homemade soap that smells wonderful, a box of tarts shells, a recipe for Bananas with caramel sauce, Easter decorations, ribbons and Knitpicks Harmony #2 dpn's. Thank you Jess for being such a wonderful pal!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

It's Here!

Hi all - I just wanted to say that my second package from Else in Norway arrived today! And it's fabulous!!! I'm always so very impressed with the ability of most Europeans to speak English in addition to their native tongue. Else is no exception. Her English is pretty darned close to flawless. More photos will follow soon showing all of the lovely things in the package (hopefully tomorrow), but hey - I know these socks! Aren't they lovely? THANK YOU ELSE!


The last part of Iva's package is late going off, the socks, went today, airmail, should arrive by next friday.
sorry for delay,
Iva lost your email addy as am now on diff pc as mine has died!!!
mail me if you read this

sock pal!!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Here is the picture

lovely yarn and the book wonderful ideas, the socks fit me prefectly and i love them, thanks so much