Thursday, January 25, 2007

Woot, My Mitten Swap Package has Arrived!

What a great day I am having. Take a look at all the wonderful fibery/knitty goodness Christa sent in the Mitt Kit, she did a super duper job of spoiling me.

In my mitten kit I received a gorgeous red/black with gold bag (thanks Collin for modelling it for me), it is perfect, the fabric/colors/patterns Christa chose are all me. Even hubby who normally does not take an interest in my swap packages commented on how nice the bag was. Christa also sent 2 skeins of the ever so soft Midnight Rendezvous from Fearless Fibers(50% Alpaca/50% Wool), take a look at the gorgeous colorway, blues/greens/purples and did I mention how soft it is. I also received a set of the ever coveted Lantern Moon dpns(my first set from Lantern Moon, sweeet), a cable stitch holder, chibi needles(thank you, I'm always misplacing my last surviving one), Smittens pattern book from Mission Falls, a Cabled Fingerless pattern to go with the yarn she sent and last but not least 2 chocolate bars from Joseph Schmidt Confections (Awesome Chocolate). Sorry only one made it to the pictures, lol, but it was darn good.

Thank you so much Christa for the super mitt kit. I will be casting on for my Cabled Fingerless mitts tonight, need to get those babies done before the cold weather sneaks up again. Right now we are sitting here almost the end of January with "NO Snow", yes, none. A Chinook blew in a few days ago and left us with nothing.

Thanks to Bev and Scout for another awesome swap!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Here's a quick quiz

You are The Moon

Hope, expectation, Bright promises.

The Moon is a card of magic and mystery - when prominent you know that nothing is as it seems, particularly when it concerns relationships. All logic is thrown out the window.

The Moon is all about visions and illusions, madness, genius and poetry. This is a card that has to do with sleep, and so with both dreams and nightmares. It is a scary card in that it warns that there might be hidden enemies, tricks and falsehoods. But it should also be remembered that this is a card of great creativity, of powerful magic, primal feelings and intuition. You may be going through a time of emotional and mental trial; if you have any past mental problems, you must be vigilant in taking your medication but avoid drugs or alcohol, as abuse of either will cause them irreparable damage. This time however, can also result in great creativity, psychic powers, visions and insight. You can and should trust your intuition.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

FO's and other stuff

Well, after treating my boys the last few weeks for bronchitis I managed to end up with pneumonia. Just finished the five day course of antibiotics which are supposed to work for 10 days so hopefully next week I'll be back to normal, what ever that is, lol.

I have managed to get some knitting done this week in between the coughing fits. I finished a pair of socks for my oldest, actually off the needles and on his feet finished. I've got a pair of STR in my own design almost finished, just have to finish the mate and that baby is ready for pics. I cast on for another pair of socks cause heck if I can have a set of sock dpns sitting idle, lol. For that pair I'm using some Regia I received from my Aunt Margaret for Christmas and this was strange too, normally I never want to use the Regia to often but this color #5375 has been calling to me since opening the package on Christmas day. I managed to get to the heel last night and just started turning it before playing on the puter. I'll try to get that done and cast on for the mate tonight and hopefully have a pair done within 4 days.

On the swap front, I sent my Knit Mitt Kit Swap package out last week and my confirmation says she has received it today, can't wait to here what she thinks of the pattern I picked. I'm still waiting for mine but since my pal is from the US it will take a bit longer, so hopefully in the next day or two we'll have a big unveiling. I also participated in a Coffee and Yarn swap on Swap Bot, my pal enjoyed her package, I couldn't resist joining that one. I love sharing my favorite coffee which is roasted right here in the city. As for my package let's just say that opened coffee in a bubble envelope don't mix. The poor Lorna's laces that was sent with the coffee is covered in coffee grounds and so was my computer desk and keyboard :(

Here's a little yarn porn which I've been lacking on my blog for sometime, lol. These are my purchases starting from Boxing day to last week. Yes, my bad. I've been going overboard a bit not to mention the Bluemoon "Rockin Sock club" all paid for a couple of weeks ago, lol. I'm grateful hubby does not care to know how much my yarn costs and nor does he read my blog, lol.

I also made another purchase last night, something I've been wanting for the past couple of months but everytime I want to purchase it, it is out of stock. Last night I lucked out and purchased a Namaste Chocolate Messenger Bag, Woot, over at Scout's Swag. I am one very happy camper right now ;)

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Super bad blogger

Holy crap, I missed saying "Happy New Year" to everyone. Happy belated New Year!

Wow, can't believe it is 2007. Well, we had a great Christmas, the first real super duper Christmas Rob and I have had since getting together almost 11 years ago. Every Christmas we had sucked up until this one. A long story short, either Rob was away on the rigs, someone died, someone was injured(me, burns on arms from hot water and spent Christmas eve in emergency and doped up on T3's for the week after), or either myself or one of the kids or all of us were sick. This Christmas the boys were getting over their bronchitis, I had sinusitis but things went super well. No uninvited guests or family, yes that may not be nice to say but dealing with my family it is a blessing when they are not around, lol. Rob's parents went to Vegas for Christmas and to ensure they stayed there we bought them a couple tickets to see Wayne Newton, lol.

The boys, all 4 of them got lots of kool gifts and I got a ball winder and swift(yes, I did not have either, lol and am really tired of winding by hand), perfume and other lotions, socks, cd's and movies. My Aunt Margaret sent a bunch of yarn, some Soy wool from paton's as well as patterns for felting, oh don't forget the sock yarn and mittens.

While on the topic of sock yarn, I did a little Boxing Day shopping online, since hubby had to work I was stuck at home. I picked up 5 skeins of sock yarn(trekking, haven't tried yet and Schaefer Anne), 3 skeins of alpaca and 3 skeins of lace weight yarn. Woot!! Nice haul and had my shopping done by 5 am boxing day, lol.

I'll post some pics in the next day or two of my haul plus some fo's for 2006. I managed to get an angora scarf knit up for Justice's teacher plus a pair of fetching for one of the aides and the purple lace scarf I had stashed for a "just in case I don't have time to knit gift" was given to the other aide. It was unbelievable, on Dec. 21, Justice's birthday and last day of K for the year I was knitting away on the angora scarf, got everything wrapped when hubby showed up after class and he ran back to the school and dropped off the giftees. What a guy, he told them it was his mistake and he forgot the pressies in the van, gotta love him for taking the hit on that one, lol.

I also have a scarf made for Justice, just straight garter stitch and a pair of socks for Jordan made for Christmas. Now I'm just working on socks for my Aunt(belated B-day gift) in my own pattern designed for her, socks for hubby and a scarf for Collin.

Well, time to get the kids ready for bed. Happy knitting everyone!