Archive for December, 2006

SP9 Package arrives

A big thank you to my SP9. I received my first package for this round and how lovely it is. The Opal sock yarn is in my favorite colors, Fall, along with the cutest sock blocker key chain. Some nummy Lindt Truffle Cake, every girl or knitter can use chocolate, right? A sweet measuring tape, some much needed peppermint lip balm (all the winter wind is making for chapped lips),five stitch markers with little leaf beads and a bracelet, with a moving counter, so I do believe this is for row counting, very clever.

Thank you SP9…what a wonderful package to receive on Boxing Day! You are a doll!


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Felt Needlecase

The pattern for this valentine needlecase can be found here! I cut out the pieces on Christmas Eve and spent an hour sewing it all together. The perfect quiet time project when the house is still sleeping.

Inside. Pretty basic, great way to use up the wool felt.

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Christmas Greetings!

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After finishing the second pair of Fuzzy Feet, I dove into my fabric stash and created these two little bags. They are both lined, no pockets though. One is for the final box to my SP9 that I send to. I am truly working on using up my stash. Next on my list is to finish my Handpaint sockyarn socks, on the second of the pair and do a wool felt needle case for myself.

Tis Christmas Eve, raining like a ‘dickens’, the cheese/grape platter is done, the ingredients for Hot Butter Rum Toddys is in the bag…time to get ready to go to the neighbors for a Christmas Eve gathering.

Christmas Day we will wake to open presents, have a quick breakfast, drive the kids into their Dad’s, back to make up the potatoes for Christmas dinner at another neighbors, fingers crossed the kids are back in time to sit down to dinner with us.


Second pair of Fuzzy Feet…made same length as first, but it shrunk to half its size, about a women’s size 7, thanks to DD#2 trying them on for me…too small for my feet. Made from some of the handspun that was found for me from a parent at school. Finished mid-day today.

First pair of Fuzzy Feet for J to take back to his college dorm with him once Winter Break is over. I finished these on the train ride to Portland this past Wednesday.

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Whimsical pillow for a co-worker that I finished yesterday. Portions of the applique are from wool skirts and jackets I found at a thrift store, brought home, washed and dried hot. Tada! Do you get the irony behind the scene? Kitties love mice, right? Should I add my sense of humor to my “weird” list?

2007 is about “use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”. I have enough craft supplies to last a year or twenty…so handmade pillows, sachets, funky chickens, tissue holders, felted slippers are on the agenda.

Here’s the back. I saw the “Dear Friend” in one of my books and decided to add it to the back. I made an overlap opening for the pillow form.

Knitting News: Though I need to get Ms. Marigold done…I started on a pair of Fuzzy Feet for J. Zonda had knit some up and gave me inspiration. As much inspiration as we all get from each other, we should be crazy with ideas, right? I’m almost done with sock #1 and then I can work on sock #2 on the train tomorrow.

Today was dentist, visit children’s father, visit BaBai & UmBai (spelling is done for pronounciation purposes) who are like a grandparent to the kids. Then down to the train station to check out the parking situation, back to Frugals for a burger and shake, off to bank, over to JoAnn’s (must have some fabric paint to put on bottom of Fuzzy Feet to keep from slip-sliding on woodfloors), into Fred Meyers for misc. and snacks for train ride. Down to post office, which I do have to say, the parking lot was a lot better than yesterday.

Received a grand little gift from neighbor. A seed master/dropper. Yay! Great for lettuce and carrots seeds…perfect. Took presents to three of the neighbors. Have to shop for four other neighbors as we will all be together for Christmas dinner as neighbors house. I sure yak alot on this the past few days. Ah, Winter Break. “Time is on my side, yes it is”.

Happy Christmas!

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Took "tagged from Z"…

Zonda posted six wonderfully weird things about herself…though, Z…I do #6 with my kids too. They think I’m a geek! ๐Ÿ™‚

THE RULES: Each player of this game starts with the โ€˜6 weird things about you.โ€™ People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Donโ€™t forget to leave a comment that says โ€˜you are taggedโ€™ in their comments and tell them to read your blog.โ€ Not to put any of my wonderful blogging buddies on the spot…but if you read this…just join in on the fun. Yep..I think about six bloggers read this. ๐Ÿ™‚
Six weird things about me:

1. I rinse my cup or glass before I use it, yes, even the fresh, clean, sparkling ones from the cupboard. I will do this at my house, your house or anywhere. I’m weird.

2. I have a “numbers” thing. I can remember numbers quite easily, after using them about twice. i.e. my library card number is 17 digits long…got it down. I also count steps, etc.

3. I’m deathly scared of snakes. I do live in Western Washington…the rattlers are in Eastern Washington. We have gardener slithery things that send me screaming, loud and clear…all the neighbors know when I find one. It’s usually the topic around the neighborhood weekend bonfire.

4. I love to drive. Want to go somewhere…I will drive. Roadtrip…I’m driving. Do I have issues with other peoples driving? Ya think so!

5. I’m not totally in love with shopping. Esp. grocery shopping, though I do it every week. I try for about 7am, Sunday morning when the stores are nice and quiet. We do not own a Costco card, probably for the same reason.

6. I use to always put ketchup on my mashed potatoes. I haven’t done that in awhile…but it so reminded me of french fries. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Train Trip

The kids, myself and DD#1 boyfriend are taking the train down to Portland on Wednesday. Just got the tickets. Rats, I should have purchased them yesterday to get my AAA discount…oh well, live and learn.

Our first destination is to go Froelick Gallery as my cousin, Matthew Dennison, is having another showing. He has had many over the years. I decided it was the right time, with Winter Break, to take the kids on a day trip. It’s been years since I’ve been on a train.

Of course, I printed a map of all the yarn shops, though I plan not to spend, I want to be able to say I know where they are. Powells Used Bookstore is another place we will stop. We have about five plus hours to bum around and then back to the station.

In the DVD Player: Northern Exposure, Season 1, Disk 1. This was my next pick after finishing the six seasons of Sex in the City.

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