Saturday, January 26, 2008

Mail, Mail, I Love Mail

Especially when it's not a bill and it's a package!! In the last week I have received so many exciting things!!!

First I received a sweatshirt and t-shirt that I ordered as part of my shopping spree (x-mas gift) from knitiot:



Then I received (on the same day) my mittens from the mitten exchange on ravelry. I love my mittens! They are so bright and cheerful!! My pal included some chocolate too. You can never go wrong with chocolate. I also received my order from Some tubes to hold dpns, a book of bootee patterns, and a ball winder!!! So excited about that one.


I opted to not get the swift since it was quite expensive and I figured I could just have someone hold the yarn over their arms while I wind it up. Yeah...I now understand why they are so expensive and I will be investing in one in the near future. I did some ball winding last night and it went ok, but nothing terrible. Here are some pics of the ball winding festivities of last night:





(I really was that much of a dorky kind of excited!)

The disaster waited until today to strike! My new yarn ended up getting into a big knot(s) that ended up taking me about 2 hours to work out! Unbelievable. Note to self: when something is more expensive, there is probably a good reason. So worth the money. Shopping list: SWIFT!

I would have taken a picture of the horrible messy knot of yarn, but it was much too upsetting. The picture in my brain is enough for me.

Not sure if this is spoiling anything, but I want to post a picture anyway. I don't think that anyone who reads my blog is a member of the Socks that Rock Club, so I can post what I got today (which was the yarn that was in a huge knot). I am so excited about this yarn!!! It even came with cute buttons and a tiny little skein of yarn on a key chain. Love it!!


The color of the yarn is Dragon Dance. So pretty!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Tag. You're it.

tagged me to participate in this book sharing blog entry.

I'm not sure that I will have enough people to tag back, but I don't want to disappoint the tagger by not participating.

I recently finished reading:

Blueberry Muffin Murder

It's part of a murder mystery series and each book has a bunch of yummy recipes included. I finished this book during Christmas and now I am back to reading boring textbooks for school. This series of books is just a fun read. It's easy reading and something I can get through quickly. Each book is similar, but there is a comfort in that.

The blog tag requires me to turn to page 161 of the book, and read the 5th sentence. My book says:

"Hannah stepped into the library and smiled at the young man who was standing next to Marge."

Not very exciting. It was a part where a new character (possible suspect) was being introduced.

List of some of my favorite books:

1. The Harry Potter Series, by J.K. Rowling
2. My Sister's Keeper, by Jodi Picoult
3. Summer of the Monkeys, by Wilson Rawls
4. Witches, by Ronald Dahl
5. Nineteen Minutes, by Jodi Picoult

I definitely don't have 5 regular readers of my blog and the one person that does read my blog regularly is the one who tagged me. So I'll list some people and see what happens.


Ramblings of a Knitting Obsessive

Yarn for Dinner

Uncle Larry (you could send me an email and tag people by email)
Laurie (you could send me an email and tag people by email)

Happy reading and knitting!!!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

I'm Back!

Ok so it hasn't been too long since I last posted, but it feels like forever. I mean I haven't posted since LAST YEAR! (I know, har har, not funny). Anyway, I haven't been knitting too much. I'm kind of enjoying the break from the Christmas knitting. Now I can knit without the time constraints, the pressure, the lingering feeling that I just need to get it all done! Ha! I wish! There are about three babies I still need to knit for. One was born on the 3rd, one is due this month and another one due in March. Some things have been started, so that's good.

As for was great! Don't really want to write about it, so I'll show some pictures:

My Grandma with her great granddaughter:

Me holding my niece (who is wearing the sweater and booties I knit for her). My gram took the picture and cut off my head, but she got the most important person in the picture :)


The hat I knit while with the family to match the baby's sweater. (The color is not quite the same in the picture).


The face mask I knit for my uncle so that he can keep his face warm while biking in WA in THE SNOW!!


Two cousins and myself in the snow. This is exciting for me, since I live where is doesn't snow. This was at our family cabin and it doesn't snow all the time. It was all melted by the time I left a couple of days later.


It's not Christmas, but still part of the holidays...Here's a pic of the girls at New Year's Eve dinner.


That's it for now. I start school on Monday :( so the knitting will probably slow down a bit. I joined the Rockin' Sock Club this year, so I look forward to receiving my first package!