Monday, January 22, 2007

I Have the BEST Secret Pals!

Mail goodies came my way over the past couple of days:

I will try to gather all this up - I thought I had already taken a pic of everything unwrapped. This is from knittinkninja, my SP9 secret pal. She sent me two skeins of alpaca, a skein of hand dyed sock yarn, EBONY DPNS FROM LANTERN MOON, a buggy finger puppets pattern, the Schurch Sock book, a cute card, some stickable super strong star magnet thingys, and a cute fridge magnet.

She always sends something for Miss Priss. This time it was a stuffed gray sheep that has been dubbed "Cheesy," a sheet of stickers, and some bangle bracelets.

I don't know how she did it, but I absolutely love everything she sent me. If you're reading this, Amanda, I definitely did enjoy the spoiling!

The next day, I got a package containing this:

This is my Knit Mitt Kit Swap kit. I received dpns, markers, and needles, along with a card, some Noro Silk Garden, a pattern, chocolate, some Burt's Bees hand cream, and a handknitted felted bag. Thanks, Olivia - I love it! The bag is going to be my new take-to-school knitting bag.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Lorelei's Babies

Something we did just fooling around over the break - warning: it's long and repetitive! I need to edit some.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Back to the Usual

Well, school is back in session and things are returning to normal. My one goal, of getting the house clean over the holiday break, has flown right out the window. My bedroom is clean. That's it. And it still needs vacuuming.

I am getting my last SP9 package ready to send, along with the Knit Mitt Kit Swap package. I hope to mail those Tuesday!

I am currently at work on the bag for the KMKS. And I have finished a strip and a half on Lorelei's log cabin blankie. Pics to come.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Lorelei's Babies

We did this just fooling around - if I knew it would turn out so well, I'd have brushed her hair. Warning - it's long and repetitive and in need of editing.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Why I Love Snow

[This is for an SP9 contest]

Top 10 Reasons I Love Snow:

10. When there's a lot, you can make an igloo (sort of)
9. I don't have to drive in it
8. Snowball fights
7. The visuals - the way the sky looks, the snow in your headlights as it swirls across the road, the bits of white you see when there is snow in your eyelashes
6. I don't have to shovel it
5. Snowmen
4. Catching snowflakes on my tongue
3. Making snow angels
2. It's rare where I live (see #6 & #9) so I seldom get to see it and when I do, it's a real treat.
1. Because of #2, when there is snow here, everything closes - the schools, most jobs / businesses. It's a free day to play!

My daughter is three and a half and has never seen real snow.