Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Back at you Selana

My last song for the contest - in response to Guns n Roses November Rain (Rock On!) is Nothing But a Good Time by Poison!

The lead singer, Bret Michaels lives by the song, dontcha think? Is that my stomach turning?;)

contest for peaknits

My computer is acting up, so I'm just posting here from our school computer...

I took your "Red Barchetta" to drive along "A Foreign Road" where you wanted to "Dream on"... And I'd love to do this in the "November Rain" by Guns 'n Roses

I really hope this counts for the contest, even if it is not on my blog

Monday, April 28, 2008

And Now This Joke Is Done....

Okay, so Sunne started with:

"Sorry, Somehow" by Husker Du

And I came back with:

"What's Left" by Clit 45

To which she answered:

"That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore" by The Smiths

And I now reply:

"Exhaust Breath" by The Circle Jerks.

For Valeria II

Valeria - I see your "What's Left" and return to you with a "That joke isn't funny anymore" by The Smiths... It is coming down to the wire - but we are still in there! When my car radio died ( a couple cars ago) this song was stuck on repeat in the CD player - I think it was a sign...

Happy Knitting!!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Husker Du YOU, Ms. Sunneshine

Alright, Ms. Sunne. I'll see yer "Sorry Somehow" by Husker Du and raise you "What's Left" by Clit 45.

2nd Contest bit

Selana - I have it up - got my second post for the contest...Dream on by Aerosmith - check it out! Rock on!

contest for peaknits

Hey Stacey, the contest for you can found on my blog...

I'm using the "Red Barchetta" to drive down "A foreign road"

Friday, April 25, 2008

For Valeria

I picked Sorry Somehow from Husker Du - you can find the link as to why on my blog...

That's our 4

DawnsRays: "Should I stay or should I gO" The Clash

Twistedknitster:"Eat the Meek" NOFX"

That was pretty cool, the addition of video was a nice touch. Nice Dawn and I are complete of task.


Thursday, April 24, 2008

To Twistedknitster from Dawn--

DawnsRays:  "Should I stay or should I gO"  The Clash
Twistedknitster:  "Olivers ArmY"  Elvis Costello

You are up, man.  This is going very well.  Our story is pretty awesome, too!  

Val and Dawn are DONE!

Good Mornin' Da by The Tossers

All Mixed Up by 311

Parting Glass by The Pogues

and I end it with: 

Well, Valeria what do you think.  We did good huh?  

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Back Atcha, Dawn!

Okay, so with Dawn, I started with:
Good Mornin' Da by The Tossers,

To which she responded:
All Mixed Up by 311

And I now counter with:
Parting Glass by The

I like the story we're building here: he's locked up, she & he are all mixed up over it, and now I raise a parting glass and wish him the best. You're up!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Dethklok - Decapitated

For my Kathleen.

Over and Out!

My last response to Kat's "Rockin the Suburbs" is up on my blog! I had so many to choose from, I think the ultimate choice is quite fitting to the swap!

Thanks, Sunne. .. these contests were fun. . . I love that we're really pulling music into the swap!!!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Attention Space Cadet Jules

I give you Space Girls

With the worst sound ever..But Angel (the singer) is dear to my heart. I have known him since I was in the 7th grade and that was.....errrr....a while ago.
Here is a better one..different song..but good!

That's The Phenomenauts ladies and germs.

Back to Carly


Tag your it

Knitting Knut and Dawn Rays? Tag... You're it
Here is the link


Sunday, April 20, 2008


Well, Selana this is our last post for the contest!!!
I guess "You Can't Save Everybody" by Kieran Kane &Kevin Welch

Saturday, April 19, 2008

You're IT!

Tianne & Kat. . . TAG! You're both IT! Read about it here!

and straight back to Jules

Jules, you found "Nothing There" because it was "Empty"... for more information, have a look at my blog

Back to Pseudobunny and Selana

And it's coming back at you!!!

Pseudobunny, in response to "You Were the Fool"
I may have been the fool, but I have plenty of "Love and Memories" by O.A.R.

Selana, I took the "Stairway to Heaven" from you and I found "Nothing There" by Mother Truckers.

Friday, April 18, 2008


Ok, pseudobunny. I'll see your "Mushaboom", and raise you "The Man Who Sold the World." Both of my fave versions, too.

The David Bowie way

The Nirvana way.

Take your pick.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Back atcha Kathleen!!

I have such a girl-crush on Feist! She is not super punk but YOU KNOW SHE IS!!!

Besides..isn't this how we all wake up?

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

for my song picks for my spoiler, pseudobunny, and my spoilee, kasiaiscarly.

Contest round 2

I have posted my tag next for my Pal Carly over on my blog.

Dont forget there are 2 of each one so tag them back till you have had 2 goes each.

Its getting more fun now we are all tryin to play here.

contest for Jules

I have posted the first part of the contest on my blog for my spoilee Jules, this will be some fun

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

In Response to Jules DAHLINK...& To My Dear Punk Kathleen...

First for Jules Dahlink!

"You Were the Fool" by Ween

I hope this is right...If we keep going right we might make a sentence here!!

And now for My Dear Punk Kathleen :

"Boat of Car" by They Might Be Giants...
Cause hey - it's not "Elvis needs boats" but its close..Cause it was really MOJO NIXON!!
And it is really "ELVIS IS EVERYWHERE"
and here is some video for y'all..Might not really be punk but it was to me...

PRGE Contest #2: Song Title from ValeriaVegas

Okay, so I'm going to have to go with one of my faves that, Dawn, you're already familiar with thanks to contest #2: "Good Mornin' Da" by The Tossers. A happy little tune sung from jail in honor of my old man who's currently in San Quentin serving a violation.

Dawn, you're up!


OK, So I'm still not 100% certain if it's the song or the blog post title that we're supposed to use to choose our next song, but here goes anyway! Metal and Knit, my post is here!

contest #2

I'm the spoiler to Pseudobunny--- so here's a song to you!

Falling Slowly-- by Glen Hansgard and Marketa Irglova (from the movie "Once")

Contest #2

I, DawnsRays as the spoiler to Twistedknitster am here by announcing that I have put up my part to the beginning of this contest.  Please follow the linkage if you wanna see it.  

Good day.

Monday, April 14, 2008


I got an amazing box from Cheryl at KnittingKnut - who BTW was a very sneaky pal - I had a few guesses, but none of them were her! My box showed up like this, but you can check out my blog to see what was inside these beautifully wrapped gifts!
Thank You Cheryl!!

I got my goodie box!

Thank you to Lindsay at Storm Moon Knits for putting together a fabulous package for me:) Please check it out at my blog!

Tag Your it

Ok now how to play tag with music tunes

Spoiler will go first then giftee

so like this folk

Spoiler - Stand up and Shout - Dio

Giftee - The Traveller - Lord

Spoiler - Running free - Iron Maiden

Giftee - Enslaved - Motley Crue

Does this make sense then for you to follow along and get the party rolling. Sorry about my selctions I just scanned thru my itunes to see what I had to fit.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

I got my package!!!

I got my package from my pal- Selena!!! She gave me some beautiful sock yarn that was hand dyed by her. She also sent me a crocheted bag, yummy sweets, multi-colored wooden DPN's, hand made stitch markers and hand made soap!!! Thank you Selena-- I loved everything.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Contest #2 - Barrel of Monkeys

Okay, this contest has been floating around in my head for so long, I just can't wait to announce it any longer... This contest is based on a driving game that my family used to play. We would pick a theme and go around and the last letter of the entry before yours, has to be the first letter of yours.

So, I have adapted this. I know that some of us have not gotten our packages yet - so I am going to extend the deadline on this contest, since you have to know who your pal is to play. This contest will extend till the 30th of April. Since this is a dependent contest, the prizes will go to both pals. I am not sure what they will be yet, but I would guess there will be an earth day theme....

So the spoiler will start the contest. The first contest post, has to reference the contest somewhere in the post and give one song to the spoilee. If you post about other things, please have the song for your pal be in the last paragraph and reference your pal. The spoilee will have to take the last letter of the title of the spoilers post and make that the first letter of their post. They also have to find a song that somehow relates to the spoilers song and toss that back to the spoiler. Then it bounces back to the spoiler, with the same rules. I am asking for two posts from each party. The posts can be as short as the song/pal or as long as you please. And yes, this could mean that you might have to post 4 times in 2.5 weeks. I look forward to trying to track this, and hopefully keeping pals talking. The last contest was so cool, I look forward to what you all come up with!!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

Thanks for Playing!!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Sunneshine is AWESOME!

I got my first package from Sunneshine the other day and she picked out the PERFECT stuff for me. You have quite the intuition for this, lady! A nice thick chunky black cotton for the rad hat pattern she sent, a cute little felted beaver guy kit (cuz I'm a felting virgin), a hot handmade needle case that I was just realizing I needed and very happily filled up, pus a knitting journal to keep track of it all. My little man immediately seized on the felted beaver: "What IS this, Mommy? Is it for me? I think it's for me. Make it. Make it for me right NOW, Mommy!"
I'll be posting again with the results as soon as I make these awesome projects happen! Can't wait! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Sunne!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Woo package!

Yesterday I got my awesome package from Girly with a Twist! And to make it even more awesome--the book is autographed!


Thank You Jerry

I got my package from Jerry and all I can say is WOW!!! There was some beautiful burgundy/rust yarn,Posh in colorway Phoenix,(my first Posh) an Elvis Costello cd, a reversible handmade project bag, glorious, a magnificent skull necklace(i loves me bones working in radiology) and two yes TWO skeins of yarn handspun by Jerry, they are wonderful!! The color is awesome purple black, I have been trying to figure out what I might make and I have decided on mitts or mittens, people don't always get to see your socks and I want to be able to say the yarn was designed especially for me by Twisted Knitster..heehee....thank you so much Jerry.

I am hoping my package is close to its recipient, I found out it was mailed later than I though and I am having bounced back emails trying to let my partner know. You would think by now I would just mail my own packages instead of entrusting that to others. But dear pal it is on its way.

Here is what I received in my lovely package from Jerry...

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Cherry Popper

I got my package from Valeria! it is spectacular:

Thanks so much!!
Please visit Wild Yarn to get the full discloser and the answer to the title;)

Monday, April 7, 2008

A package arrives in Oregon...

Today was a great mail day. Not only did my birthday gift from my mom arrive (late as usual since my birthday was last month), but this fantastic package arrived from Kelly of Bella Bambina. Lil Nathan saw the gummy worms and instantly wanted some. He even went so far as to open the bag by himself. I love the coffee choices - Double Chocolate and Chocolate Caramel flavors. There was Patons SWS, Peaches n' Cream cotton, some cotton thread for baby booties or maybe a christening gown. The purple yarn cake is hand dyed sock yarn that she did herself. And I finally got one of those chart keepers from Knit Picks. Then there is the first item I saw in the package - the bright orange dishcloth with the number "31" on it for my favorite Nascar driver - Jeff Burton.

Here is a picture of some of the post cards that were sent along with some Navy themed items. Both the husband and myself were in the Navy and actually met on an aircraft carrier. The bag of gummy worms had already been opened by Nathan.

But we can not forget these adorable hand knit hats for each of the boys - both lil ones got a hat as well as the husband (aka The Chief). He was pretty thrilled when I told him about it. Thank you Kelly!!!

Waiting, waiting....

I hate to do this, but I am going to postpone the contest for a couple days, till at least half of us have received our packages. Since the contest requires you and your pals to chat - its easier to do it out in the open. I am sure all the boxes will be received by the end of this week... right?

To entertain you while you wait, here are my bucaneer booty socks - made from my mitten leftovers.

Keep checking back for the contest - I am hoping to have it up by Thursday....

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Thank You Dawn

My first PRGE package came from Dawn of Dawnrays. WOW!

The Vogue Ultimate Sock Book was on the list to be purchased, chock full of great patterns.
Elan Fine alpaca fingering weight, DK Blue Sky Alpaca were the fiber in this box. A beautiful wooden wind chime, a S&B calender some bath toys and a nice print bandanna .

Thank you Dawn!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

I gots my package from Jules

and i think it is cool her name is half of the jules verne ( the spaceship built to transport goods to the ISS)
there is more on my excited about the hatski!!! I will definitely have to get my hair did short and sassy now!!!