Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Packages, Hocrux's and other news

Wow, did I hit the jackpot Wednesday. I received 2 packages filled to the brims with the best stuff a knitter could ever want and since I was out on Tuesday I had to wait a day to pick everything up.

First up, we have my KTE package from Elizabeth over at Lizard Knits(I stop by her blog regularly)who sent the most amazing goodies. Here's a pic and a little breakdown of what I received. Simply Knitting mag(has some really amazing patterns I'd love to knit), 2 packages of coffee "foglifter"(tastes awesome)"Chocolate Velvet", Hot Chocolate(butterscotch I had last night and yummy!), "Cobblestones" and "Gadget Keeper" patterns, Stitchmarkers with a case made for knitting alternating rows of increases/decreases(I so need these for my sock knitting), Hershey Truffles(I haven't seen these yummy chocolates as of yet), Ghiradelli Esspresso Chocolate bar, yum, lamb pen in purple(my fav color and it is absolutely adorable), some Lavender bath salts and Lavender-Eucalyptus cream, a Crocheted Bag in green made by Elizabeth(one of my favorite colors and the bag is just awesome), a clear plastic knitters bag with a clip to hang of my belt and is now holding the socks I'm knitting for my Aunt and last but not least a skein of Superwash Merino from J Irby Designs in "Pinata", I have been wanting some sock yarn from them for a while now. It is so soft and bright. Thank you so much Elizabeth for being such a terrific pal.

Second package is from my Sockret Pal, Susan who sent some amazing goodies and a gorgeous pair of socks. Here's a pic. I recieved 2 Sabrina mags, Online calendar with patterns, a package of lamb candles, 3 scented candles, iron ons with 2 frog and a crown(my little guys have already layed claim to the frogs, whistle also claimed by the kids, lol, some chocolate eggs, 2 skeins of Acapulco in a gorgeous bronzy color, necklace(so cool), hand woven scarf in an assortment of reds yarns with black/silver ribbon(just gorgeous and matches the necklace, cell phone clip, and check out the socks with the cute little face. The socks fit perfectly! She also painted a little vase for me with a sun and a lamb, this gal is so artistic. Thanks Susan for the great Sockret Pal package.

I also finished my Hocrux socks on Sunday and wow, they look awesome. The Kroy yarn makes a darn good pair of socks alright. Check'em out.

Sorry for the lack of blogging lately, I just found out last week my Aunt/God mother passed away in December and the family didn't want to tell me cause the little guys and I were sick at the time(December) and they knew we couldn't travel so I've been a bit out of sorts with that news. In light of her passing I also went in to the Doctor and got a complete blood work up done since I haven't been feeling well(and with all the history of stomach/cervical/liver cancer I wasn't taking any risks) and getting sick if anyone coughs near me. Guess what, last year I was borderline diabetes and as of yesterday afternoon I'm normal, if it was in regards to something else I may take offense, lol. I am hypo-thyroid which doesn't make much sense to me cause 2 weeks before my blood work I was on a major eating binge and gained 15 pounds and have been post-poning my blood tests just in case of bad news but bucked up on Thursday did the fast and went in on Friday and got it done. I've lost the 15 pounds +1 since the Thursday fasting. Who knows, maybe I just needed the kick start, but I'm very relieved and now with the good news I can get back to my life again without dreading the worst.

I have been knitting this week, I have a pair of Hederas on needles for my Aunt using STR's Beryl. They are looking great and this is my first time using this pattern, yah, I'm kinda slow when it comes to the knitty patterns. I do love them but I always get sidetracked and shh, don't tell anyone I still haven't knit a Clapotis yet. I've got some Cascade 220 I just may use for a mini clapotis.

Well, it is 8:15 am and since I passed out super early last night(both hubby and I with the kids were in bed by 9pm) I better have some more coffee and start the day. Remember for those who haven't left a comment on my last post for the contest, it is still open till and will close May 21st. Thanks to those who have commented, I now have many more new places to shop ;)


Blogger Lizardknits said...

I'm glad you liked the stuff I sent. I had a lot of fun putting it all together!

12:11 p.m.  
Blogger Your Sock Friend ;-) said...

I'm so sorry to hear of all of your health "difficulties," but I'm glad that you are feeling a bit better, and I look forward to more blogging.

And what fantastic packages! I'm going to have to get involved in more of these swaps myself... ;-)

12:52 p.m.  
Blogger Secret Knitter 2007 said...

Ohhh...look at all the awesome things you received! Glad to hear your tests turned out normal. Sorry to hear about your aunt passing away.

5:03 p.m.  

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