Tuesday, August 22, 2006

International Scarf Exchange III

Registration for the ISE III is currently underway. I would highly recommend this exchange to anyone. This will be my second round and I am so looking forward to this. If you want further information... click on the ISE III button ... that one over there on the right... go down just a tad... that's it... now click it.

Friday, August 11, 2006


My July package from my Secret Pal 8 arrived. I just got home from work and there was a package waiting. Nick had dinner on the table, but dinner would just have to wait! I had a package to devour first!

The package was a little late, as my pal had been super busy. But, let me tell you, this package was definitely worth the wait. There were two skeins of the most scrumptious merino yarn, in the most fabulous autumn colors. My favorite. Very rich and just a subtle variegation. Oh, too delightful. There was also a Lantern Moon needle holder. Now, I know that my needles will be getting spoiled as they are wrapped in such luxury. And THEN... a book.. "Last Minute Knitting." I have had this book on my wish-list and now it is mine, all mine! (insert evil laugh) I have some perusing to do!

Thanks Pal, as always, you have outdone yourself in coming up with a fabulous package. I love it all and I truly feel so special to have you as a Pal. Thank you.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Exchange Updates:

I have been so bad in posting, and I do apologize. The darn camera just isn't cooperating. I was waiting for someone to help and post with pictures, but it now seems that help could take fooooooreeeeveeeer. So, without further ado....

One Skein Exchange

I spoiled my exchangee, Maia, with a skein of Sari Yarn for June, a skein of Schaeffer Yarn's Anne for July. I used Peace Fleece's Volgassippi Blue yarn and made a booga bag. I embellished it with an angel brooch and ribbons. I was so intimidated by Maia, as she spins and dyes her own yarn. Yikes! It was hard coming up with something that would wow her. I tried my darndest and I hope that I succeeded.

The lovely lady who has me sends the most lovely packages. June was patriotic sock yarn with fabulous white chocolate (she knows that I am such a sucker for the stuff). And July was even better. The package was this outrageous Merino lace weight yarn in the most lusciously deep red. Oh, I have a few lace projects in the wings, and I haven't decided which project to make with this, but it will be fabulously soft. I can't wait to see what she is making me for the final exchange. I feel like a kid at Christmas!

Secret Pal 8

I mailed my final package to Melinda of Chicken without a Head. The series of 3 packages were ever increasing hat boxes filled with yarn and knitting goodies. The last package also included the Kiri Shawl (go look over at my photo album) that I had made with Henry's Attic Superwash Kona. She gushed appropriately on her blog and I think that she likes it.

I did receive my June package, it was a gorgeous alpaca lace weight yarn. It seems that her life is a bit like mine, complete with activities, and she hadn't had the time to complete the July exchange yet. She does keep in touch, so I know that she hadn't fallen off the face of the earth yet!