Tuesday, February 24, 2009


The Roxie Sock is finally available.

Check it out here.

I see you have to purchase a kit, you aren't able to just the pattern.

It was the December sock pattern/kit of the 2007 TsockFlock Club.

Do I have enough patience to wait until into March or April to purchase it. I don't think so. HELP I need a program for sock pattern/kits/yarns addiction!!!!

It is now Friday as I finish this blog post and I am so very happy to tell you my ebay purchase of a SWIFT has arrived. It is soooo nice but I don't have a ball winder yet. The order Mona put in hadn't arrived yet when I was there on Tuesday evening. I hope it is there this Tuesday. There is already a waiting list of yarns to turn from skeins to cakes. Once I have my ball winder I will take a photo of Swift with some of my yarn on it I am turning into a cake.

Also, arrived yesterday was the second skein of Silver to knit another Clapotis Shawl. Who knows I may even knit a third. They are quite addictive and I would have started the second one if I had my ball winder. I can't help it I have a bad case of startitis

BUT I did finish one of two birthday gifts for someone I can't name. All I can say is LOLOLOLOLOLO, HEE HEE HEE. AND everyone needs one!! I am ready to start on the second gift. Once I have my ball winder I will be starting on another birthday gift.

Speaking of birthday gifts, I got a few more.

From Charlotte in the addicted to knit dishcloth yahoo group I received a very lovely crocheted shawl,

some soft fluffy yarn from Joanne's called Angel Hair Boucle in a soft baby blue,
a small skein of Bernat Handicrafter dishcloth cotton believe it or not called Denim Blue,
A hugh skein of Bernat Handicraft dishcloth cotton called Sunny Sky,

a tea cozy, and

and Knifty Knitter Loom Clips.
Again a big thank-you Charlotte for such lovely birthday goodies to help me celebrate my big 6-0.

From Nate in the addicted to knit dishcloths group I received the following birthday gifts have yet to post what he sent. I am sorry for taking this long to post photos. So here is what Nate sent me.
Two lovely dishcloths,
a slew of mysteries and

a lot of yarn which included dishcloth cotton (P&C, S&C, Bernat), a skein of DMC cotton and a skein of Cotton Ease.
I did take photos of the yarns individually in case I want to put them on my ravelry stash page one day.
Both Charlotte and Nate have been personally thanked and the receiving of the gifts have been posted on the group.

I love receiving yarns even dishcloth cottons. I am a fiber junky and love touching and looking at it.

I also received other personal birthday gifts.
My girlfriend Laura gave me a $40 gift certificate to The Bay which includes Zellers and a home store. I am thinking of using it for NEW phones since my two last about 40 - 60 minutes only now.

From my friend Elsie I received three house plants and
an absolutely hugh chocolate bar.

Now I need to tell you about house plants and Solara. Solara loves house plants. She loves to eat them. When she was a kitty and we were living in the apartment I had a very very large Aloe plant and a very large African Violet plant. Both were doing extremely well in my bedroom window. Then along came baby kitty Solara. As soon as she got big enough to get up to where they were sitting she started nibbling. She would sit in the African Violet plant and eat the Aloe plant. She killed the African Violet plant after continually sitting in it and ate the ENTIRE very very large Aloe plant with many stalks. So I knew what was going to happen when I received these three newbie house plants which need tender love and care and not nibbling on. As soon as I put them on the coffee table from taking them out of the wrapping I brought them home in, dear dear Solara honed right on them. She was up on the coffee table in a flash faster than the eye could see. AND she started to sniff and then yes to nibble. I told her no in a very firm tone and she just looked at me. So I did what I had done when she was a kitty that didn't work. I went to fridge and got out a spray bottle of cold water. I gave her a big spritz and she looked at me and took off. She came back a short while later. I said no and she just looked at me. Then I pointed to the bottle and she still looked at me. I picked up the bottle and she took off. Well a while later she came back and went to nibble my plants. I looked at her and just pointed to the bottle and she took off. The last time and now the bottle was back in the fridge I just looked at her and went to the fridge and she flew off the table. She hasn't nibbled them since and it has been a week. She does go up on the coffee table as she has a mug with water on it. She even looks at the plants but she doesn't go near them. Now I haven't left them while I have been out of the house but I will when I go for a short outing to see what she does. She seems to like to do what she shouldn't when I am home.

I received some nice birthday gifts from my friend Lori. She gave me this lovely very Martha Stewart looking wreath. Now for sure I can't wait for spring to arrive.
I also got these two lovely pink candle sticks. I also received two white candles but after putting them in the candle holders both Lori and I felt pink candles would look better.

I also received this pretty little paper flower arrangement.

Knitting Goodness

I received my Ravelry Coffee Chocolate and Yarn package from Mary in Ohio. What was in the box excluding the candies.
First the candies. OH MY!!! Mary is certainly helping me with my American Hershey Fix. One Hershey from the tin is missing. Check it all out
BUT that wasn't all the chocolate I got. Here is more. HMM one of the Ghirardelli's has been eaten as has three of the Lindt and three of those yummy candies in the white box.
I received some great PINK beads and a wonderful mug. Brown is the best when paired with PINK.
Here is a close up of the saying on my new coffee mug.
AND this is a coffee swap so here is my coffee. It is Rich Chocolate from Cracker Barrel. Once many years ago when visiting my girlfriend in Florida she took me to a Cracker Barrel. We had some great food and a lot of fun. They had such interesting things you could buy before you left. I also received some Stash Earl Grey Black Tea.
As I unwrapped more packages I found a knitting mystery book (Knit One Kill Two by Maggie Sefton) and a coffee magnetic pad. As you can see even Solara received two pressies (not counting all the tissue paper) from Mary.
Last BUT not least the wonderful yarns I received. Mary sent me TOFUTSIES sock yarn. It has chitlin in it which is fiber from shrimp and crab shells and, thus, is naturally antibacterial. AND check out the color. WHOO HOO!!!

Mary also sent me a second skein of sock yarn from a place called The Unique Sheep. It is 25% Tussah silk and 75% superwash merino. It is also a yummy yarn. Oh how I love swaps. I have gotten such lovely sock yarns I wouldn't other wise get.
The last in the knitting goodness I want to show off is the prize I received for my whoduknit Santa Cruise project (those potato chips).

These were chosen by Jane as I told her to surprise me. She sent me two DPN holders,
assorted stitch markers and

a variety of teas.

The two DPN holders and stitch markers were made by Vigdis which makes them extra special.

I haven't had a chance to read the January book Casting Spells yet. I received it quite late in the month and was reading other books. Thus, having received it late and having not read it yet I didn't do a project for it. I have read the February book which was And There Were None by Agatha Christi. I am now reading Debbie Mccomber's Twenty Wishes. some of the characters are from the Blossom Street knitting books she has written since this is about the bookstore on Blossom Street. In March we will be reading Nevada Barr's book Winter Study which I have from the library and will start as soon as I finish Twenty Wishes in the next day. I haven't decided on a project yet for And There Were None but I have a few ideas.

I will end with a photo of the princess.

OH AND I ordered the ROXIE sock!!!! I can't wait for it to arrive. I wonder how long it will take.

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