Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
I don't recall saying that my fave color is purple.. love the wrapping. The buttons say "Knit Happens" and "Free to Stitch Free To Bitch"...And lookee! I have here: A kit for a cute lil felted horse (how'd you guess I liked the ponies? ha..), two bars of super duper smelling soaps from The Alchemic Dragon, a bar of dark chocolate (my fave again..), and...
Stitch markers that look suspiciously Sunne-made... Love em!
The similarities between our packages gifted and received is uncanny... dontcha think?
Thanks again, Shannon!!
Stephanie was my pal, and wow does she kick butt! Talk about amazing communication (and she even went on vacation!) and she really got to know me and my tastes. Look at this loot she gathered up for me! I love it all so much, I'm very lucky to have found not only a good swapper, but this is probably the start of a good online friendship :)
Yes, they are bunny stitch markers. I squealed when I opened them....UBER CUTE!! I think I like bunnies WAY too much.
Sunday, July 29, 2007
And we have a winner!! The shriner's jeep patrol hat was pulled into duty last night and Norichan wins the PRGE mystery prize! It looks like right now, there is four balls of R2 fuzzy felt in black, black and white skull stitch markers from my etsy shop and we'll see what else jumps into the box before it gets sent off... Norichan, please e-mail me with your address. And a huge thank you to everyone who entered.
And a side note, as this exchange ends, it looks like sign-ups for PRGE v.3 will begin August 15th with a two box exchange ending at the end of November - still half secret and half open. More on that later...
Saturday, July 28, 2007
I also emailed her to let her know I am mailing her box hopefully today after a visit from my LYS which is having a huge sale. So I'm picking her up some extra goodies. I'll post more on my blog and hopefully get a snap shot of the box contents in on this site and my blog.
THANK YOU THANK YOU... TURTLE!!
Who rocks. Lovely alpaca yarn, pen and keychain ... AND (and can anyone guess why they are not in the picture? two packs of Tim Tam biscuits ... you did have a picture of my full tummy, I had them with coffee this morning ... they were so moreish). Thank you very much for a great parcel Tianne, and Sunne for yet another cool exchange.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
My pal, Noriko, sent me: green Royal 100% bamboo yarn and a lacy poncho pattern to go with it! She sent me peach mango crisps in a cute basket!!! And a Makit Bakit (yes, I spelled it correctly) kit to make textured bowls for me and my girls!! My girls love it when my pals think of them too!!! Thank you Nori!! Sorry I am not putting a picture, but I really should be loading the car...
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
The pattern book is one he found in English, the patterns are gorgeous!!!! There will be a complete description on my blog The yarn, well just look at it!!! It is the most exquisite color....anyways...I could take up the entire blog with ranting, heehee. Thank you Robert so very much...expect an email shortly. I hope the package I sent to you measures up.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
well, ain't it a coincidence that we're posting right after each other!
this is the gift I received from Marion (http://marretje.punt.nl/) :) Thanks so much!
Unfortunately I'm not much of a sewer, but I'm sure I can find something creative to do with the fabric. But the sock pattern is quite cool, my brother saw it and wants me to whip him up a pair like them! The key chain has already been added to my set of keys, and I can't wait to start knitting up that sock yarn! Those are some awesome colours!
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Okay, so it's really for my friend, but hey, knitting also allows me to let my friends express themselves too. :o)
Another fine example of allowing my friend's true nature shine thru. A lot of the punk rock nature is about letting your own real personality show thru, and not caring what other people think. Unfortunately, that doesn't always work in the world. Hey, I want to be an optometrist. To that end, I work at an optometrist's office, and my boss is older and very conservative. My friend is an eternal geek, but girls don't always dig the geek. So, I knit him a geeky scarf that disguises itself as a regular red and black striped scarf at a different angle. Do handwarmers need an explanation? Functional, yet appropriately cool.
In the end, knitting and punk rock really do go together, and always will.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Just like this scarf with a skull pattern, I took the pattern from the "Like a snowball in hell" mittens found at the anticraft.
Or like those fingerless mittens I knit without a special pattern from leftover yarns. It is fairly simple, plain stockinette knitted in the round with a bit of ribbing at the beginning and the end. For the thumb I knit a few times rows instead of rounds and continued to knit in rounds afterwards... That's how I like knitting, nothing to sew at the end lol
And this sweater is my own creating, except for the patterns I used. The knitting pattern for the body was supposed to be a sock pattern and the crochet pattern for the red part of the sleeves was supposed to be a skirt...
I think this makes me punk, to have fun and extraordinary things to wear that I did myself
Sunday, July 15, 2007
And I can make things like this with aforementioned bits of string and pointy sticks:
Viva La Knit!
Has everyone heard from their pal? Its awfully quiet around here....
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Its time for the PRGE(mini) contest. I have racked my brain for a non-repeat contest and here it is...
( small print - Please post your contest entry by July 20th, one winner will be drawn out of the Shriner's Jeep Patrol hat on the 22nd!)
Why knitting makes me punk... That is the contest - be creative, pictures are encouraged. If there is one outstanding entry (in my opinion) - I have enough goodies for two prizes...
On to official business -
O'Kitten was our only donater (not sure if that is a word, but...) of buttons - they will replace the old buttons by the end of the day... And a hearty round of applause to O'Kitten!!
There were three etsy shops that are offering discounts to PRGE(mini) members:
www.obsidiankitten.etsy.com - 10% off your purchase
www.lotusyarns.etsy.com - 10% off your purchase
www.sunneshine.etsy.com - 20% off your purchase
To redeem any of these offers, please make your purchase through etsy, but do NOT pay etsy's paypal - an invoice will be sent to you reflecting the discount.
The links to these stores will be in the sidebar for easy clicking! (if anyone else would like to be added, shoot me an e-mail and I will get you up too!
Thanks for playing everyone!!
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Friday, July 6, 2007
This is not a secret swap! You are spoiling the pal that is spoiling you! Please let your pal know if you have any relevant allergies - give them your mailing address - and contact them soon!
Give great boxes and have fun!
thanks for playing!!
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Sign ups close tomorrow, so if you know anyone on the fence, tell them to get their sign-ups in! It really does look like a great group, so far! Matches will be out on July 7th, so please be a nice pal and contact your spoilee when you get your pal. This is not a secret swap and you will be spoiling the person who is spoiling you. All the more reason to be a great pal!
Now down to business, there are some leftover buttons from the last PRGE, but I think this swap deserves its own mini- button. This is really not my area - so if anyone would like to donate a button, we can replace the old PRGE ones with something fresh!!
Also, due to popular demand I am going to add a perks listing to the side of the prge blog. I am going to affer 20% off anything in my etsy shop to PRGE participants. I know that there are a lot of you with etsy shops (or other shops) if you would like to offer a discount to PRGE members or just be listed in the sidebar, please send me an e-mail with your offer if there is one and the link to your shop. Please no posts about things that you are selling. I will do one big post on Wednesday with all the links and offers and put up a sidebar for easy linking then.
Finally, I will post the contest on Saturday! And the contest prizes!!
Thanks for playing!!
Sunday, July 1, 2007
This was from my blog posting