In the process of organizing my crafty area, I’ve come across some crafty things that I am not going to use – haven’t used them in over a year, and am not likely to use them again. I’m offering them up for a trade! I’m looking for yarns, Rebecca magazines, Japanese Craft Books, etc. Make an offer!
Since these are all bead related books, I’ve got beads to include as well! Let me know what colors you like. Nice beads, delicas!
The Magic Amulet Bag
Glass Bead Artistry (Ondori)
French Beaded Flowers I: A Guide for Beginners
The Beaded Bracelet
I’m signed up for the Needle Exchange, but have been late in posting my answers to the survey:
1. What do you like to knit or crochet? (socks, sweaters, etc.) Knit anything, learning to crochet (I really want to do amigurumi!)
2. What fibers do you like? I like stuff that’s soft. 🙂 Koigu is great, Noro is dreamy, and Inca Alpaca is heaven!
3. What type of needles do you use most often? I love my bamboos!! I do use addi turbos to do socks on two circulars
4. Do you like to knit in the round? Yes
5. Do you use a magic loop method or any other we should know about? Are you interested in learning a new method? I haven’t yet tried Magic Loop – I’m curious!
7. Do you have a favorite place that you shop online? (knitpicks.com, knitpixie.com, jimmybeanswool.com….)? Knitpixie is great, but I’m slowly making my list for a first knitpicks order!
8. Do you want to be surprised? then erase all your answers above and write surprise me!!! The info is here so you know more about me, but I’m game for a surprise!
It’s been a while since posting, but we’ve been in the middle of puppy-dom and furworld. Working on house-breaking and getting Jackson to self-soothe… It’s a slow process. My finished Clapotis is headed out to Nana today – I gave her a heads up to expect a package, but didn’t tell her there was a handmade gift inside 🙂 I’ve cast on for Sitcom Chic in Blueberry Cotton Ease. So it’s good, really. And the shoreline stitch-and-bitch has been meeting occasionally again! Fun times.
On to the subject of the post –
Caitlyn kindly sent me Weekend Knitting – it’s awesome!!! These are just the sort of projects that I need!
Lisa and I swapped, the Loop-d-Loop book for some Lambs Pride yarn – such a delicious color!
Deb sent a new chew toy to Jackson! Thank you so much! Impressive, that he was here less than a week and already getting mail 🙂
And since we can, here’s the little weiner:
Yay! I finished Clapotis!, see? The yarn is Classic Elite Inca Alpaca, #1107, Camacho Periwinkle; no plans to block it. It’s lovely, if I do say so myself. I want to wrap it up and send off to my Nana, who is currently udnergoing a series of chemo treatments, but I worry that the wool will bother her skin? I really enjoyed knitting this up (thanks KateGilbert!)and am considering doing a one or two others for Christmas gifts. Those however, will have all stitches properly dropped – do you see my mistake? I’m good with it though, I’m not perfect, neither is my work. I am curious for other yarns to use – this was a special treat – I’ve been poking around the blogs for options, I’m itching to try something from knitpicks – any suggestions?
Next up, I have yarn to work on Cozy as well as SitcomChic or I could give crochet a shot, seeing as how I am accumulating lust for amigurumi
Actually I should work first on the cdswaps I signed up for and the needle exchange… Decisions, decisions…
I can now truly be a part of Purling Puppies (if I’m accepted!) because Jackson came home yesterday!
So far so good – he’s paper trained, he’s eaten, drinking water, is always looking for a lap to cuddle, is full of licks / kisses, and last night (the first night) really wasn’t too bad – I got up around 3 to check on him. He was awake, but not whining. We’re in love!
Ok, so we thought that we would be able to get Jackson on Friday (the 15th) – I get an email tonight asking if we could be there around 11 on the 22nd? Um…
So somewhere there was a miscomunication. I’m waiting to find out if we can get him on the 15th… he’ll be 7 weeks, so maybe.
It would really stink to wait another week!
I was pleasantly surprised by a box in with my mail today – I opened it up to a “5” (much like the sp5 button) postcard on top, then a lovely note describing the “Kawaii” goodies inside –
Froggie candy dispenser!
Puffed wheat treats, Seed munchies and assorted candies! I could barely contain my excitement to try them all until my husband came home! We tried them all, as I squealed and oohed and aaahed over the packaging! The poifull were my favorites – they’re like jellybeans!
A beautiful notepad and Hello Kitty microwave cake mix! In the shape of hello kitty herself!! How cool! Lucky for me there are pictures on the back of the box – the only thing I’m not sure about is the time – 1hour or 1 minute? Hrm.
And yarn (my camera phone battery died as I was taking pictures~oops) – it’s gorgeous – blues / greens / purpley goodness…. I’m thinking maybe something felted? Maybe an ipod holder? I haven’t yet decided…
Thank you pal so very much!!
Wow. So, it looks like we’ll get to bring the puppy home next Friday!!!!!! Very excited, very nervous, very curious as to what this will be like!
Ever read someone’s blog and learn from them? I did that tonight with Caitlynknits – she posted about her clapotis / weaving ends in early (don’t do it!) So I learned from her, great – that’s what’s helpful about blogging. But then, I returned to working on my clapotis. Finished a row, purled the next, went to drop the stitch, kept working then realized I should have placed a marker! oops. So it’s tink, tink and lrup, lrup. Groan. Oh well, at least I caught it early.
Madagascar was such a cute movie! There weren’t nearly enough penguins in it!