Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Tote Exchange III

Well, I must be crazy, because I signed up for another exchange. :smile: This time, I think I'll be making the B4 bag, using a rose garden theme. Coincidentally, the area near where I live is called the Rose Garden. Here is the yarn I'll be using. The colors aren't quite right in the picture, the red is deeper than that. I've been thinking about this colorway for a while, so I may make another one for me!

Awesome gift from my secret pal!

Here are pictures of the wonderful package I received from my secret pal from the SP9 exchange:

It came all the way from Singapore.

Here's the inside of the package:

The wrapped goodies:

And the unwrapped packages.

Included were stitch markers, a CD just for me!, and lots of other goodies. Thank you, I feel very spoiled.

PS to my secret pal: I'm terrible at games, so I couldn't guess your identity, sorry! ;)

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Lovely knitting gift

I received a very sweet parting gift from one of my co-workers last night. She gave me a pair of size 15 bamboo needles and 4 skeins of Bernat Bling-Bling. It is in peachy tones. I have absolutely no idea what to do with it. It's a real bear to knit with, and now I have 4 skeins of it! I've been thinking about doing some free form knitting or crochet, and making a sort of tapestry out of yarn and fiber, so perhaps this would be a good use for it.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

To tote or not to tote?

Tote Exchange III is coming up soon. Do I want to participate? On the one hand, it could be a great way to use up my stash, on the other hand, I didn't have much fun knitting for Tote Exchange II, ended up crocheting instead, and I definitely wasn't pleased with the outcome. On the other hand, I just gave notice at my job, and am planning to take some time off, so I might have a lot more free time to knit. I wonder if anyone would like a hot pink cabled tote? I could definitely do that from my stash. Hmm. Well, I have a couple of weeks to think about it.

I'm dawdling on my Vintage Velvet. I haven't even finished one repeat yet! It's not a difficult pattern, but Touch Me isn't very much fun to knit with, even though it's very soft. I think I need to knit something in a medium weight, smooth yarn for a while. I could start the Lady of the Forest, it's a nice worsted weight, straight forward pattern.