Friday, November 30, 2007

Yay for yarn!!!

Lookee what I got in the mail today from Megan! (The mailman referred to it as fanmail..)

Bamboo yarn, Malabrigo, and other goodies! More info on my blog. Thanks, Megan!!!

And the winner is...

And the winner of Best Pal is KnitDaisyKnit!!
Here is a photo of the goodies, before they jumped in the box - and then a couple other things jumped in, too!! Jackie, e-mail me with your address, so I can send the box of goodies to you!

And I would like to thank Shadkitty for donating the yarn in this package - that she spun!! Its about 220 yards of yummy yarn!!

We are still waiting for 4 more boxes to arrive. Hopefully, this weekend....
And I will post about the future PRGE's next week, when I have a little more time!!

Happy KNitting!!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Thank you Yvonne

Yvonne sent me a lovely package filled with lots of lovely yarns, yummys, goodies for the kids, keyring, skull stitch counter...

Here is a photo of what Yvonne sent me, I am sure she probably packaged it well but customs thought they'd have a look. The only broke one item but it can be easily fixed.

Big thank you from myself and my boys.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Package 2 from Down Under...

From the land down under came the second package. First there is the really large bag with the flag of Australia on it, some soft sparkle yarn that will be great in a scarf mixed with some other yarn that I have. There is a package of key chains with what looks like miniature copies of Australian money plus a package with 3 flowery candles. And lastly, the small ball with the pirate that glows. Nathan will love that since he has taken a liking to Pirates lately. Thank you Leeanne!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Wishing all of you a Happy Thanksgiving!!
I am so happy to have had everyone who has been a punk pal in this exchange, in my blog life. I have learned so much - sometimes even more then I have wanted to, from all of you... And I think that all of you are amazing to sign up to give to someone you don't know and then spoil to the nines!! I am thankful to get to know all of you...
Happy Thanksgiving!!

This is a photo of the wheat elevator in Dusty, WA - near my grandmother's house in one of the most beautiful and bountiful areas of the United States.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Best Pal

So most of the second packages have been received. If you got your package but didn't post it here, please do so - or at least link us to where you did post your gushing Thank You!

I do have a few prizes donated for Best Pal, so I would like to open up nominations. I will keep them open till November 28th. There will be one Best Pal prize. Since it has been a little quiet around here - I will post the prize later this week. To nominate your pal, please e-mail me no more then 20 words on why your pal was the best. While creativity is appreciated and I will post all the submissions in one post, the best pal will be chosen by random drawing. Best pal gifties will go out on November 30th.

You all have been a great group! I will be running another PRGE in the spring - more about that later....

Thanks for Playing!!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Final Package from Lindsay of Storm Moon Knits!

punk rock gift exchange

I received my final package from Lindsay of Storm Moon Knits on Thursday. As you can see, it is a fabulous package. Included is Storm Moon Knits Celestial Bulky yarn, Burly Spun yarn, a pumpkin pie candle, stitch markers, lovely knitting needles, a cute cute cute picture frame (with a picture of bud in last year's halloween outfit), and much needed sour patch watermelons!

The colors of the yarn are amazing! Seriously beautiful and wonderfully me! I've never knit with yarns like these before and I really wish I could dive right into them (unfortunately I have knits with deadlines to finish first!). I was really lucky in this exchange to have such a wonderful pal.

Thanks again Lindsay!

edited to add: I forgot to include in the picture the book Knitted Toys by Zoe Mellor that was also in the package. I love this book! There are so so so many cute pictures of things!

Chocolate Covered Cherry Box!!

I want to send a huge Thank You to Knit Kat for my amazing second box!! I got a great messenger bag that says "Little Miss Sunshine", the Stitch and Bitch daily calendar (yippee!!), two balls of SWS from Patons, a beautiful C*Eye*Ber Fiber sock yarn, and a package of Chocolate covered cherry Hershey's kisses (mr.sunnshine kinda devoured most of them before I could take the photo. It makes me laugh and makes him feel involved in the exchange - so we all win :) Oh, and I got the beautiful cherry card, too!! It really was a stressful week, and this package really made it better. It was a wonderful and thoughtful gift - Thank Kat!!

Awesome package from Stella!

I totally love everything in my package No. 2!

It was started off with two extra-large balls of Sugar N Creme - one in variegated blue, and one in natural. Then, a mixed bag of Lindor truffles (!), a new car freshener, Japanese Cherry Blossom skin cream, a black-and-white checkered headband, dark chocolate-dipped Altoids, skull patterned toe separators (for my next home pedi!), a teeny mirror to stick on my cell phone (or some other adorable location), a pig keychain that lights up AND oinks, a personalized mix CD by Stella herself, and two blue-purple balls of Elisabeth Lavold baby llama! Whew! I had no idea so much could fit inside one box!

This was such a welcome package, since I am currently out of my home element, and visiting with the many families and families-in-law. We also bought a new car this past week, so to say that the past couple of weeks have been hectic would be an understatement.

I am very grateful to Stella for giving me a reason to s-l-o-w-d-o-w-n and take the time to look forward to unwrapping each individual little bundle. I will post a pic as soon as I can get the images off my phone!!

It's snowing here right now!! Ack!!

2nd package came. Thank You, Thank You!

Like I said in my last post, I was very bad abut quickly displaying my swap packages. Time to give huge thanks to my PRGE (Punk Rock Gift Exchange) swap partner. This was my first PRGE and Sunneshine the moderator was my spoiler. Thank you seems so inadequate. You matched me up with a wonderful lady in the UK who as turned out to be a wonderful friend. This was supposed to be a half secret half open swap and I think I love the format because you have more contact with your upstream and downstream partners.

Once again you were really generous and you sent such special things. To really think about the giftee and think about what would make them happy is not an easy task. I really appreciate the effort to locate the hand dyed fibers and local flavor in your packages. You have raised the bar for me to try to do better next time.

This was locally dyed and hand spun alpaca hank made just for me. mmmmm Purple

Hand picked Chocolates that were from a local candy store.

Beautiful Lotus yarns hand dyed sock yarn in a muted grey purple.

Some themed stitch markers for the swap and even some pink Kitten Markers for Mrs. Twisted. She thanks you very much!
This was the whole booty haul. Some mind stimulating games and even a CD from a local music group. The Chocolates were absent because they were open and I forgot to include them but you seen them up close and personal.
I can't wait for the next PRGE.

Life is Good

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Thanks Carly!!!!!

I received my wonderful second box from carly a few days ago....I received wonderful yarns, punky items, wine bottle is pic but you can read more on my blog Carly has been a wonderful pal!!!!

I also received some terrific stitch markers made by our very own Sunne....I am a big fan of hers!!

another contest prize

Thanks so much sunne, my prize arrived today. I didn't take a photo yet, but the blue stitch markers are really beautiful, the pouch looks great and I already know what I want to do with the skull iron-ons...

You are really a great host of this swap, thanks for all the work and effort you put into this

Thank you Sunne your tops !!!!!!

My mini Contest prize arrived today from Sunne. She is just the best. I have a transfer of skulls and some punk badges for my collection.
Skull and Cross bone stitich markers.
Also some candy called Pop Rocks they are new to me and will be interesting to try.

Thanks Sunne for hosting another round of PRGE and for the great little prizes you give away.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Look what I've got

Thanx Metal and knit!
I'm doing a happy dance over here. :D
Believe me I need it with all the chocolate goodies you sent me *lol*

Friday, November 9, 2007

Package 2

My PRGE pal is so great. Jackie (knitdaisyknit) really knows how to put a package together. The yarn she sent is perfect for me and she even crocheted a cool necklace with beads (which I wore to work today because it is so beautiful). Just look at the spoils.


I won't post a picture, well, because you all know what a CD looks like! I got a little mini-mail surprise from Angela yesterday. Part 2 of 3 of 'Cast on, Bet's off' :) Something tells me my 2nd package may contain Part 3 :) I haven't begun listening to the book yet, but with all my Christmas knitting coming up I definitely will be!

Thanks Angela!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Woo Hoo!!!

First, my apologies to Knitting Knut for being late in posting this. I received my second package on Saturday night - and I had had such a long, tiring day - this was a huge, welcome ray of sunshine!

(I hope I am not breaking PRGE etiquette by posting several pictures but my box was so beautiful...I thought you would all love to see it.)

She packed so much goodness in the can see the cool purple/black yarn and in the back is a kit for lace up gauntlet gloves from Sugar Apple Creations. WICKED!!! See:

The color didn't come out too well in the photo but the yarn is like a cranberry-esque color and the ribbon is navy blue. She also included purple dpns, skull stitch markers and....

...a cool little notebook and coin purse! (That coin purse makes me GRIN every time I see it!)

What else was in this box? An army (really, an ARMY) of skeletons, a skull goblet, skull lollipops and a bag of Halloween candy. Finally, a black silk rose with purple glitter accents.

What can I say but that I am completely, absolutely spoiled rotten. Cheryl, you ROCK. No, you more than PUNK ROCK girl!!! I am trotting off to my blog to post more on there. In the meantime....THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for making my first PRGE such a fun experience. Big hugs!!

wow, so many goodies

I just got my 2nd package from Janinga and it was full of goodies for me and my son. Have a look at my blog to read more about it, here I just show you a photo of what we got (wasn't easy to fit everything on one pic)

Thanks so much Janinga, you were a great pal

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Melbourne Cup Hat.

On the 1st Tuesday in November is the feature Horse race of the year the one to supposedly stop a nation. Melbourne Cup day is about hats and fashion. This year I fully crafted my hat in crochet and added a hair clip for my flower. The cotton was from my 1st package from Christine and the band is a crochet ball of el cheapo garbage. I didnt get a prize for the hat but did get a winner in the sweep and gained $55.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


I got a wonderful package from Miss Shadkitty today. Bear with my as my camera was stolen at a Halloween party. I will have my friend Erin take pictures so I can post more details on my blog. The package may have been here for a few days, but I opened it today. I got many wonderful things! Two skeins of cascade 220, one in black and one in green. I think I'll be making a skull bag or hat with it! The green is sooo GREEN! I love it! I also got a sweet leather bound mini book. I love this and am still trying to figure out a special use for it. I also received stitch markers and a row counter, both from Sunne's store and both with skulls! Funny thing...I nearly bought these for myself! Shad also sent me candy, which was enjoyed by all at my dad's house where I opened the box and the cutest little sign that reads "Wicked." Oh how my pal knows me.

I am editing this to add that I also got Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitting Without Tears! I love this book. I flipped through it during dinner and it has wonderful information! Thanks so much ShadKitty!!

Happiness in a Box

I got my second PRGE package yesterday! First, a bit of background on how that day went. Heather had been up and down all night, we didn't get to sleep until 3am, and she didn't wake up until nearly 11 btw. I spent the morning paying bills and balancing the checkbook. Always fun. Not to mention I was missing Mr. Shad particularly badly. *sigh* Anyways, I was in a mood. Enter Super Pal! AKA Dawn. She is really a great pal, and this box couldn't have been more perfect unless she had found a way to put my hubby in there! It made me so happy that I teared up, actually. Anyone who knows me will know just how fitting these gifts were for me. Oh, and Dawn, it's okay you couldn't find the Turquoise Jeans. I love the Ingrid's Blues, the Claudia Handpainted is so soft and squooshy! Had to resist temptation to cast on! Must finish current projects! Here, have lots of delicious pictures. I didn't want to make a mosiac because then you couldn't see anything.

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What you are seeing here is: a skein of Universal Deluxe Chunky Tweed in Ocean, some yummy-licious sounding hot cocoa mix (Green & Black's Maya Gold), a mug/cup in which to put that cocoa, a PotC loofah/squirter, a journal (ps, have I ever described my affinity for journals on here? I'll go find some of the ones I have...just you wait), a cheshire cat keychain (CUTE!), Claudia Handpainted in Ingrid's Blues, there was a cute little bag thing that mug was cozied into it is adorable, some iron-on patches, and temporary tattoos. I assume those last are for the crazies. If not, it's too late, I already said they could have them. :) Seriously Dawn, you rock. Thank you SOOOOOOO much!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

I think I got my 2nd box?

I'm pretty sure I got my second box the other day...but there was no note! But since it wasn't from my sp11 person it must be from here...unless folks have started sending me random boxes of yarny stuff [which I would not object to!]

There were:
FOUR skeins of a thick dark jade wool
a pretty pink roving
the yarn harlot guide to knittingland [or something like half way through and like it a lot but i have a pug on my lap so I can't go check the title]
a lil green sheepie

but there was no note and I didn't recognize the sending name so I dunno! I posted in my blog and I still dunno...but thanks whomever sent it!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Package #2

My second package came a few days ago from my awesome pal Megan! That was way earlier than I was expecting :)

There's more info over on my blog. Thanks Megan!

Parcel Arrived Thank you Christine

I got home after another long day at work to find my next parcel and after a rather busy start to the day sorting out yesterdays mail troubles of incorrect things on my order and a missing pattern to a kit I ordered at least today I only had to open things and see what I had. I have 2 skeins of either lace or sock weight yarn (I am not sure till I look a bit closer and swatch), some pirate tissues, a pirate patch and a Iron transfer that says rock n roll. I even have dark Lindt balls and a Pez as I have never had one before I took a while as to how to use it and even now im still a little puzzled and will have to look in the shops if there is more for me to try.

Despite Boss being a little tired He joins me in saying thankyou to Christine for the parcels and as we know Sunne is the best ear scratch giver he knows and she loves seeing him and we really have to thank Sunne for yet another great round of PRGE.

Sorry blogger wont post my pics I'll add them later. Hooray I got them there on Friday.