Monday, March 31, 2008

Mailing tomorrow

Box out tomorrow for my pal, not an April's Fool joke either :)

I got it! I got it!

And it totally ROCKS! My package arrived from Knit-Kat today! You can see the full details on my blog here, but here's a tempting shot of some of the FOUR skeins of yarn that came in my box! They even have matching candy :)

Thank you! I love, love, LOVE it!!!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

And the winner is...

Sorry about the delay!!!! I had a chance to go to the Sweet 16 basketball tournament in Charlotte with my dad, on no notice and I went. Which put me behind in EVERYTHING! So I apologize for the absence, and making you wait!!

However the winner is Angela from Girly with a Twist and a small prize will be sent to her secret pal too!! I have your addresses, so packages will go out tomorrow - Angela will be getting two skeins of Koigu KPPPM, five cards from the women that I work with, and a set of stitch markers from Alabama Fiber Dreams - her pal will get a set of skull stitch markers and skein of Tofutsies.

This was by far the best contest that we have ever had in PRGE!! 90% participation and everyone had amazing entries. I am so impressed - if I could send everyone a prize, I would!! Our next contest will start on April 7th and go to April 18th - it again will be a contest with your pal, although this time you will know who your pal is! Details will be posted next weekend...

Keep spoiling each other!! Remember to respond to your pal!! And Thanks for playing!

Friday, March 28, 2008


I have received my package from pseudobunny!

For a complete rundown of everything that was included, check out my blog.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

So who is it?

Patience is not my strong suit, so Sunne, you must tell us who won the contest?!?! I loved looking at everyone's entries! How creative!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

from Down Under

Well I got my package yesterday. My secret pal is Tianne (Metal and Knit). She send me wonder ful things from Australia. There were skeins of Cleckheaton yarn, Patons, Magic stripes. And some chocolate, a pen, towels with aussie maps and recipes on them. A beautiful necklace, a mini boomerang (which I am tempted to try) and a toy for my dog. I think thats everything. And today I got a postcard from her. This has been so much fun. Thanks Tianne!!!!

MY parcel has Landed

I am happy I got my parcel from Carly and my pal got hers as well. INternational post went well on both up and down stream. I got plenty og fab goodies to enjoy with hersheys, yarn and a pattern for endpaper mitts, 3 military patches, note cards and a cd, I think I will be enjoying it all. More details on my blog. Thank you so much Carly I love it all.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Contest & Happy Easter!

OK, since everyone else posted here, here is my entry, posted earlier this week :)

Hope everyone had their fill of Peeps and Chocolate Bunnies!

PRGE Song/Pattern Contest

I have mine up on my blog so check it out, bitches! Now I'm off to the Anarchist Book Fair (13 years old this year!) and first time for my little man. Can't wait for the results!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

I finished my part.

Contest entry complete last night. You can read it here


contest done

My contest is posted on my blog too and I sent my songs to my pal a few days ago

Friday, March 21, 2008

PRGE Contest

Done and done. I have sent off my songs and I have matched the songs given to me to some projects. Check out the post:

I'm out. Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, March 20, 2008


OK I sent my songs off a few days ago, I posted my other pal's songs today. I hope I am doing it correct. The person I am sending to got my songs, the person who is sending to me sent me songs which I posted....

Monday, March 17, 2008

How odd..

I can't post on the comments...But I wanted to say I am so sorry I was late for the contest and I hope maybe you will still let us lateys enter?

Sunday, March 16, 2008


I was playing on line today and was perusing our Ravelry site. There are more people on our PRGE site, then swapping in the exchange. Made me smile, we must be the cool kids...

Happy Knitting!!

contest confusion

I'm a bit confused about the contest... are we supposed to send our favorite songs to our downstream or upstream pal?

Thursday, March 13, 2008


Its a CONTEST! And you have to play with your pal... The idea is to open some communication between you and your pal - so please, when someone e-mails you, RESPOND!

So punk has always had a music connection - in thinking of two person contest ideas - of course there has to be a music connection!! So I am asking everyone as a secret pal, to send your three favorite punk songs to your pal. (And I am going to ask that you not make your favorite songs TOO obscure - it will be helpful if your pal either knows the songs or can find them to listen to online). If you want to talk back to your pal and ask them why they chose their songs, I am hoping this starts a dialog! The pal who receives the three songs needs to list them on their blog as PRGE contest with a yarn or project that matches the song and a short reasoning as to why the song and the yarn/project are paired. I am hoping for a bunch of creativity with this contest and some photos - its so much more fun to look at blog posts with photos!

I am not sure exactly what the prize will be - I am thinking that the winner will have a couple choices to pick from - including amazing yarn (sock, worsted or bulky), stitch markers and some other fun prizes that jump into the box... All winners will be chosen out of the Shriners hat on March 24th, 2008 by Mr.Sunneshine.

So talk to your pals and have fun with this!! Contest entries should be posted by Saturday, March 22nd, the three songs should be sent to your pal by March 16th! If you don't get the three songs by the end of the day on the 16th - please contact me to follow up!!

And in a PS - I am offering 20% off anything in my etsy shop. If you convo me after purchasing but before paying, I will send you a correct paypal invoice - otherwise, pay with paypal and I will refund your 20% off before shipping.

Thanks and Happy KNitting!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Discount in my etsy store

I'd love to offer 15% off to all participants in this swap on everything in my store. You need to contact me before your purchase so I can adjust the price for you OR tell me during checkout in the note to seller with your name here. Then I can send you a revised invoice or refund through paypal.

And if you are looking for some special colors, I'd be glad to custom dye some yarn or make some stitch markers for you. Just contact me and I'm sure we can figure something out.

By next week, I will add some punk/goth colorways to my store again

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

A Thank You

A big thank you to my PRGE pal! I got a pdf pattern via e-mail for a spring top from SweaterBabe and I began it yesterday. I think it is gonna be a great top for when the weather warms up around here. Thank you Pal!!! you are already rockin'!

Monday, March 10, 2008


Hi All!!
It looks like we have the most organized group yet! YEAH!! I will be posting the first contest on Thursday - its a dual contest, so you and your pal will play together, even though you don't know who your pal is yet... very tricky...

Also, we need a PRGE button! I am really not so computer savy - so if there is anyone who would like to make one, I would love to post it. And remember (in case we actually get a button) steal the button not the bandwidth!!

I almost forgot... If you have an etsy shop and you would like to offer PRGE'rs a discount please post it and I will add you to the sidebar! If there is any special instructions that they need to get the discount, let us know in the post!!

oh, and got to Ravlery and join the group that Pseudobunny started!!
Rock on... and Happy KNitting!


So I am avoiding my French homework and thought "why not start a ravelry group"? Most of us are on there and it would be another fun way to link up everything...
I couldn't remember who is on there so just go to the link and sign in!!
Forgive me if this steps on any toes...I can remove it if noone wants it...
ravelry <3 prge

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Another Veteran here

I, too, have been a punk since the get go. I have to say it has always been one of my favorite swaps. OK, I see I have a pal assigned so I must email lest she think me a slacker.....have fun everyone!!!
I am KnittingKnut on Ravelry...

Just had to share. . .

I thought folks here would appreciate this.
Yes, that is a Knitted Henry Rollins. He was my 'something funny' in a Scavenger Hunt Swap from Katie in New Brunswick! The doll has tattoos and all, and I love it!

You can see the rest of the package on the swap blog here if you are interested, but I couldn't resist sharing my Henry!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

G'Day From the Depths of Down Under


I guess I am one of the few Vetrans of PRGE as I have been in Every exchange since the Beginning.

I play about on Ravelry as well under metalandknit and am about to have great fun spoiling my pal this round.

Have fun and play nice.

Admin Note about this swap...

I have had several e-mails about this swap. Here is the way it works:

You e-mail your pal from your SECRET address to their main address - say hello get to know each other...

They e-mail you back, they only know your one e-mail address. And OF COURSE, they e-mail you back, because they are polite punks...

Your identity is secret to your pal, when you send the first box you will reveal your identity. You can do this as simply or as elaborately as you would like - have fun with it! But remember when you are e-mailing back and forth in the beginning, don't give too many clues to who you are. Between the first and second boxes and forever after, your pal will know who you are!

If you still have questions, e-mail me again!
Thanks for playing!

Hi Punk Pals!

This is my first round of PRGE - but I have done swaps before and found most of them to be awesome - I am expecting this one to ROCK! Obviously, right?:) I am a sockaholic and see that many of you are as well. I look forward to checking out some new blogs, getting to know my pal and having fun! My Ravelry name is "peaknit" - I'll see you there! Meanwhile, I will kick back and start dreaming about what to put in my pal's package...


Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Hello Punks,

Hello Punks,
All the pals should be out! A huge thank you to mr.sunneshine for helping with the assigning duties. Its nice that he allows me to have some surprises too!

If you don't have a pal, please let me know! And if you have a problem with your pal - e-mail me sooner, rather than later!

I am not having a what have you knit that is punk contest this time, so I am showing off my new gloves. If we get the six inches of snow that we are supposed to tomorrow, I will actually get to wear them!! Woot!

I am so glad so many of you have said hello!! Please share ravelry names - what better way for your pal to get to see what you have, and what you have knit, so they can really spoil you well! My Ravelry name is sunneshine

Finally, If anyone would like to make a button for this exchange - that would be amazing! Its been quite a while since we had a new one!!

Thanks for playing and happy knitting!!

Howdy Punkers!!!

I am ready for this...I am also pseudobunny on ravelry...I have no energy to write my questions right now..but I will have them up by Saturday! Whoeee%@####!!!!
Here is a photo of me and the little energy drainer checking out the National Air & Space Museum last November.


Hi!! I'm so excited to be here. This is my first exchange so if I do something wrong please let me know. I just put up the questionaire at my blog. I checked out some of your blogs last night and I can't wait to see some more.

My ravelry id is BellaBambina.


Ravelry anyone?

What if we help each other out and give our Ravelry ID here so we can learn a little more about our partners taste and style. I know we could sleuth around and figure it out with some work but why not make it easier on us all?

I'm Twisted Knitster on Ravelry also.

Have a wonderful day !



Hi!! I am ready for a fun swap!!! I have done this swap two times and am looking forward to more fun!!! My questionnaire is up and ready!!! Can't wait for my new pal!

Valeria On Deck and Reporting for PRGEing!

Hiya! I'm a newbie here, and I'm already collecting rad bits and pieces to include in the boxes for my giftee. I've also posted my questionnaire on my blog. If I missed anything, just let me know!

I'm ready

Hi ladies, Ready for another round of fun and games? My questionnaire is up and just waiting for my swap partner. Thanks Sunneshine for taking the time out to do this.
Twisted Knitster

Hi There!

So I am currently very tired as I went to see Flogging Molly last night and got home way later than my usual bedtime (is it punk to have a bedtime?? :-) I'm very much looking forward to this round and getting to know everyone. I had so much fun in the last one! My questionnaire is up!

I'm so excited

I really loved this swap the last two times and I'm already looking forward to this round. My questionnaire is already posted on my blog and I can't wait to get to know my pal

Sunday, March 2, 2008

This one goes up to 14!

Hello again,
Sign ups for PRGE are now closed. With a few minor technical difficulties, we are back on track. Everyone should have a blogger invite to become a site author, if you were not already. I had a minor computer crash this week, so if you had to re-send me your sign up, I apologize. If I missed someone let me know! Pals will be out by tuesday!

Feel free to jump on the site and say hello, and share a current or recently finished project! Please have the below questionnaire up on your site by next Saturday!!
Thanks for playing!!

1. Why did you join PRGE?
2. What are your five favorite things? (these don't have to be knit related)
3. What are your three favorite things that you have made with knitting/crochet?
4. What five things would you love to see in a swap box someday?
5. What are your three favorite yarns? What are your three least favorite yarns?
6. What are your five favorite delicacies?
7. What are your three favorite guilty pleasures?
8. What are the five things you look forward to every week?
9. What do you collect?
10. When is your birthday?
11. Do you have any wishlists?
12. Do you have any allergies or health related conditions that your pal should know about?
13. What do you do for work and what do you do for fun?
14. What would you like your pal to know that is not covered here?

Happy KNitting!!