Monday, September 22, 2008

Swap Package Received!!

Before I get to the goodies, let me share a few finished projects.

I finished up the Mid Month Dishcloth pattern on Sunday morning. Pretty soon I'm going to have to quit making these. My kitchen is full and there's no more room in the bathroom basket for more face cloths. Or, maybe I just created my entire Xmas gift list for next year lol.

Dairigon was finished up yesterday afternoon. She is too cute!

And, I whipped out this tree ornament in record time yesterday too. I'll be making a few more of these for friends and family. I love the little paperclip blades.

I received my Great Knitted Purse Swap package today. I love the bag!! My partner did a great job on it. She knit it using Noro Kochoran. Yummy wool/angora/silk. I didn't get a photo of the lining, but it coordinates beautifully. I tried to get a good photo of the cabling, but it just wasn't to be.

She also packed the box full of goodies.

There is yarn (dyed by her in the colors I said were my faves, I believe), stitch markers, and an adorable puppy tape measure to add to my collection. Lots of Mary Kay "purse essentials", including body lotions, eye primer, lip mask, lip gloss, and nail polish. Two kinds of Burt's Bees lip balm.

The Huggable Hedgehogs pattern from Fiber Trends which I keep wanting to get, but just never have. A felted hat that fits perfectly and makes me feel like a Gabor sister. I need to make some felted mittens to match this!

And notice that little bag beside the hat? Yeah, the one with the obvious puppy dog paw prints on it. Well, it is filled with the yummiest looking cookies dipped in "chocolate". Or at least I thought it was. I totally blame my lapse of logical thinking on the fact that I am suffering from a severe case of medicine head and it's Monday to boot.

I posted my thank you and show off post in the Ravelry group and mentioned I couldn't wait to try the sweets after dinner tonight. Good thing I went to bellydance class before eating dinner. When I got home, I had a message from my partner which read "I don't know how to tell you this, but the cookies are actually special dog treats." LOL sweetie that she is, she sent goodies for Doppler as well as for me. He's drooling and begging for more, and I am happily munching on a chocolate chunk macadamia nut cookie that I got at the store when I picked up my meds today.

I am soooooo close to finishing the Lowry Pullover. And drat it all, I'm going to run out of yarn!! I guess it will be tomorrow night .... that is if my LYS has a ball of what I need, otherwise I'll have to order it. There is no way I am going to find the correct dye lot, but I'm not going to worry about that. I only need enough to do about 6 more rounds of the collar and seam it up. If I ever contemplate making a monstrous mutant man sweater that calls for 32 (but actually needs 33) balls of yarn to complete, I sincerely hope someone smacks me upside my silly head with a sledgehammer!

Next up to complete on the never ending WIP list are the Aran Tree Skirt and the Feather & Fan Throw.


  1. Those skates rock!!!

    By the way, I know you're into dishcloths, but what about knitting a blanket out of squares? Or use the patterns to make loads of dish cloths...
    Check the English version and go to the Groninger Blanket KAL, starting soon!!!

  2. Love the skates and the little dragon thingy.

  3. I am also a dishcloth knitting fiend lol I love the skates you made they are so cute great swap package.