Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Weaving Wannabe

Six beginning weaving classes do not a weaver make. That said, I had a lot of fun learning to weave, and have signed up to take another class. Why, I'm not really sure, since I have absolutely no floor space in my home to house a loom if I ever decide to pursue weaving in a more in-depth way. Still, I very much enjoyed it and am looking forward to learning more!

Dye-O-Rama = Wow-O-Rama!!!

Earlier this week I received my swap package from my Dye-O-Rama pal, Liz. Liz sent me the most beautiful Koigu-esque hand dyed yarn in shades of eggplant, gold and green. Also in the box were point protectors, a gorgeous journal, and the prettiest notecards you've ever seen. Thanks, Liz, for sending such wonderful treasures!!

Friday, June 16, 2006

Thrice Blessed

Yesterday was a day filled with knitting abundance. Not one, not two, but three wonderful gifts graced my doorstep from my fiber friends inside the computer. Although no pictures to post at the moment (my camera phone is charging), I didn't want to wait another minute to properly thank all of my pals for their thoughtfulness.
  1. Knittyboard Secret Pal - My pal has been tremendous, sending me e-cards every week (sometimes more than one!). I hope she knows that her kind words, funny notes, and all of those goofy cards make me feel incredibly spoiled. To receive an actual package was just icing on the cake! Treasures inside the box included Elegance and Alpaca Cloud yarn from Knit Picks, both of which I've been wanting to try. Other goodies were yummy smelling candles, relaxing bath salts and a beautiful card. Lastly, a copy of Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitting Without Tears. What a wonderful gift!

  2. A Blog Thing - I enjoy tinking with blog templates (any excuse to play with color and design). Some time back, I helped SP8 hostess Nicol out with her blog. Much to my surprise, she sent me a thank you - Nicky Epstein's Knitting on the Edge and Knitting Over the Edge. She couldn't have known that earlier this week, I had to return my copies of these books to my local library, having renewed them the maximum number of times. I was just a day away from breaking out the wallet to buy my own. Nicol, your generous expression of gratitude deserves its own very sincere Thank You!!

  3. KRSP in NYC - Last but not least, my Knitters Review pal sent me a very special treasure - a copy of Wendy Knits. Not just any copy, but one signed by Wendy herself!! Mary, this is the perfect addition to my ever-growing knitting library!

I feel so blessed to have "met" such gracious, thoughtful people while sharing a hobby I love. What a lucky woman I am, indeed.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Secret Pal, Eh?

I received my final "reveal" package from my Knitters Review Secret Pal today. My Pal was
Monika, who sent a box full of Canadian-themed goodies my way. Not only were the treats from Canada, but she took the time to wrap each item individually in scarlet and white tissue, complete with miniature Canadian flags!

Inside the box were candies, stickers, a great little project bag, a stuffed bear, and best of all, this beautiful yarn! It's Handmaiden Sea Silk, an incredibly soft blend of Silk and Seacell. I wonder how she knew this yarn has been on my "must get my hands on some" list? Monika, the colorway you chose is absolutely perfect! Thanks so much for being my KRSP!!