Wednesday, October 29, 2008
But I do know that Vanessa will LOVE her box. The box itself is not so gorgeous but the insides...ah. Now that is made of pure beauty.
And I have to leave you with this quote that has been floating around Twitter:
Rosa sat so Martin could walk. Martin walked so Obama could run. Obama is running so our children can fly.
I don't mean to bring politics in here but hell.
(and if you are in California - NO ON PROP 8!!!
This package absolutely ROCKS!
Everything came in a Knit In Public bag with a ton of little pockets inside. Carly hid all the goodies in the pockets. (There could possibly be some I haven't found yet, LOL.)
I got some cute note cards and a note pad, some beautiful peacock-colored Lamb's Pride, some "Hand made By:" tags, the prettiest beads evah!, and a bath fizzy I can't wait to try out.
Thank you, Carly! I hope you get some equally awesome stuff in your next package!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Golf Records is the label of Less than Jake. Ska is not so much my thing, but Less than Jake opened for Bad Religion when I saw them in concert in Montreal in December 2002. Montreal is in Canada. My favorite (though very unknown) band from Canada is Treble Charger and my favorite song by them is 'Even Grable'.
Enjoy the video!
ps - Vanessa, I'm still working on a pattern for you!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
And I received my second package yesterday, it was a great as the first one - there was some handdyed Knitpicks merino/silk in green and purple, green and purple stitch markers, a dragon themed sock pattern, dark chocolate, hot chocolate and everything was wrapped in fabric with dragons on it.
I'll post pics as soon as I can, hopefully I'll be back online by the weekend
Jessica's Which Witch
I imagine wearing this, standing over a smokey cauldron, or maybe just rocking out in my living room. I thought the CREAM song Strange Brew was appropriate. I urge you to check out the video, just to see how they jammed out on TV in B & W.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Thanks to my pal for her contest submission, now I have some work to do on both ends... And thanks to Metal and Knit for her most interesting contest entry and bit of rock history! I can already see where this could be a fun contest!
Thanks for playing!!
Iron Maiden - Charlotte the Harlot
Well considering the Snatchel and well I think Prositutes and well it is a pretty close match there. As wiki helps to outline.
In an interview, Steve Harris was asked "Is there a real Charlotte?" and answered "sort of", before changing the subject. However, when asked, Paul Di'Anno said the following: "Yep, it's true. Her real name is High Hill Lil and she’s basically an old prostitute. Well, actually she was more of a slut, ha ha! I mean, if you turned up to her house with some booze or some speed you were more or less guaranteed a lay. She was a legend in Walthamstow, everyone knew her... She was about 45 but a real rock out bitch... She’d take any guy from 15 upwards, ha ha! The song says that she lived on Acacia Avenue but it's actually Markhouse Road, just before you go into Leyton 'cause that's the area where I lived." Di'Anno has however been known to say things that aren't entirely true, and therefore the above information must be taken with a pinch of salt.
I think it fits there.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Example - Not a true one - I got cascade 220 from my pal - I use the project tab of Ravelry to find this pattern which I then send to my pal who sent me the Cascade 220. She then decides on the song Detachable Penis by King Missle and puts a link on the PRGE blog for the pattern, the song and an explanation of why the two mesh...
Thanks for playing!!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
And thanks to Angela Marie for posting my Lime and Violet entry. No one was more surprised then me, when I saw my page up there! It was great!
Keep it up with the amazing packages!!
Thanks for playing!
Monday, October 13, 2008
The yarn is super soft. My DH was eyeing it and wondering aloud how it feel all done up in some socks. Needless to say, I will let him know. I LOVE the dishcloths. I just made my first one and was amazed at how well it cleaned. I can't wait to try these. Although, they might be too pretty to actually use on anything dirty. I also got clothing labels, they rock. They have directions for taking care of wool. Oh yeah, I got a nice note from Pseudobunny and some sock thread. Thanks Rachel!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Koigu KPPPM, Eucalan, a lovely purse with skulls & roses I shall use to store my MP3 player when it's in my handbag to stpo the earphones tangling round my keys, cute badges and some very lovely stitchmarkers made by my pal.
Thank you again!
Edited: See the lovely package here on my blog!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
I received a my package today, all the way from Germany! Selana spoiled me rotten!
She sent me the most beautiful, red angora! I've never knit with angora before, and I'm really excited to make something beautiful with it.
I also received this wonderful multi-coloured bamboo yarn, chocolate, and cute pencil.
This box made my day! There were the three skeins of yarn spun locally and one skein of beautiful dark chocolate llama - all of which smell amazing!!
A beautiful lace shawl pattern... And a card and photo of her pug, Noam, guarding the yarn. We are going to see my grandson for his third birthday this weekend, so I see a striped felted french market bag as my plane project! I'll keep you up to date...
Thanks so much Kirsten!!
The lights ended up on the wall at the bar - I guess they wont be study lights - eep.
And the pop rocks we consumed while I counted out my bank from Saturday.
They were much better than my bacon wrapped hot dogs I had later on...
I am excited to try the Red Heart...It will be second in line behind the socks I have for Clinton right now..
Aussie killed that ball in about 3 seconds flat!!
Osky loved his monsters. He won't play with them though - he just looks at them and says "oooooooooo!"
I love it! Thank you Kathleen - too funny you got me huh?!
And Vanessa your box should be there tomorrow or wednesday. again - forgive...eek!
Oh, and I did receive my first package from Jules, it was wonderful and I can't wait to finish some of my projects so I can start knitting with the hemp yarn. I'll post pics as soon as I can go online again
Sunday, October 5, 2008
AngelaMarie sent me the best package EVER!!! To start, a skein of Araucania and a skein of Fannie's Fingering Weight. Next, 2 size 2 Knitpicks circular needles. To follow, a fantastic tutorial on how to knit...SOCKS!!! I'm so excited! And to ease my learning curve, 2 bars of marvelously aromatic soap and a bar of dark chocolate. And for the finale, a postcard from her home state, Oregon. I'm so spoiled, ain't it great! Thanks again, Angela!
Friday, October 3, 2008
I got a wonderful package from my super pal, Carly. I got a cool skully mug and stitch-markers, stickers, coffee (she says it's better than Starbucks), chocolates, and sweet grayish/pinkish MALABRIGO!!!!
ETA: Oops, I forgot to mention the lotion and awesome stationary!
Check out my goodies:
I got the brand-new Garrison Keillor book (I love Prairie Home Companion!), a skully notion bag and key/badge holder, skully charm, yummy lip balm and a pretty blue ball of Silky Flamme!
And dudes, the book. It's signed. Not just signed with his name. . . signed TO ME! Vanessa stood in line ON HER HONEYMOON to get the just released book and for him to sign it - and he was LATE to the signing. If that doesn't qualify as far and away the best swap partner ever, I just don't know what does!
My first package has arrived here and it was great!!! Actually it got here yesterday but it was a busy day. Thank you Rhoda!!! Look at all the great goodies. I was actually thinking about buying some of the pumpkin candies at knit night but got some gummy bears instead. We hold knit night at one of the local Haggen's grocery stores. We hadoutgrown the Starbucks that we had been going to. And they kept turning up the music too loud.
Anyway, the yarn is from Ruby Sapphire Yarns and I love the colors. Plus there was some knitting hand balm that is lavender scented from Knit and a yarn guide to help me with knitting with 2 or more colors. And last but certainly not the least, a Knitters Rule Needle Gauge from Karat Stix. It's sooo pretty in person.
The small project bag is reversable. Love the Halloween theme!!! I am gonna take this little beauty to knit night next week to show it off.
And here are the two little ones with their Hot Wheels cars. They were very happy and say thank you as well.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Yea! I gots my goods!
It was from MetalandKnit. Where to start...
I received lipgloss which I'm unsure it really isn't
strawberry gel because I want to eat it.
A kick-ass polka-dot bag, an aussie hankie, fun
pads for my kiddies...OH!! A CD of a local band..
Here's my two friends who are made of chocolate. They won't be around too long so get your hellos in now. They are showing off some nice dark sparkly blue nail polish. ( just my color too! )
And here's my other fun pad friend, he looks like a William, or possibly an Oscar. He's being a naughty boy and is teasing me with those scissors. I would very much like the embroidered wash cloth to stay in one piece William! ( oh, there was also a bag of Dove chocolate, but I was eating them so they are not pictured )
Hold on, Does this mean I won the contest too?
My package arrived yesterday and it was awesome!!!! I opened it right before I had to go pick up my kids from school and then go on to various activities with them- so I took a quick picture because I wanted to use the bag Kelly crocheted for me right away!!! She also sent me yarn and the pattern for Pirate mittens!!! I love all of it- I am into knitting mittens lately, so this is perfect!!! She also sent me beautiful stitch markers and Halloween straws ( which my girls loved!). Thanks for everything Kelly, I can't wait to cast on!!!
In all, I received:
A Magic Ball of mohair and a coordinating pattern from Be Sweet, Orange Jelly Belly beans, Karma Checks, an adorable tin of peppermints, and freshly roasted coffee from Lexington Coffee Roasters. The book that Life Junkie included is similar to a personal favorite, Persepolis. This one, Blankets, is also an illustrated novel.
I love this!! Thank you so much, Life Junkie!! I knew your name was Ellie, but I didn't know that Ellie = Life Junkie, so I had a good time scouring most of the PRGE blogs to find out ;) Now I know a lot more about the players in this swap! So, thanks for that, too.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Thanks a million.
Thanks, Kat :) It's actually a gift for one of the ladies throwing my bridal shower, but I'm making one for me, too!