SP11 Contest #4

Oct 21st, 2007 knitting, swaps

In the spirit of the giddy delight that Secret Pal 11 has brought into my life, I’m prepared to unabashedly reveal My Very First Knitting Project. The inspiration for this bag came from the brightly colored wools that caught my eye for selection, and the evolution of the finished project was shaped by my limitations as a new knitter.      Although it was originally conceived…

all alpaca, all the time

Oct 20th, 2007 swaps

7:30 on  a Saturday night is not a time you expect the doorbell to ring for a package. Poor mail carrier must be having a really long day, but I hope that her hard work was worth it for the satisfaction of bringing me joy enough to inspire the Happy Secret Pal Dance-O-Joy! Yes, what you’re seeing below is parcel from KnitPicks, showing signs of…


Oct 19th, 2007 other, swaps, yarn p8rn fridays

Yesterday I had some time to kill before my root canal, so I stopped into Montoya Fiber Studio to pick up something for my secret pal. I didn’t have something in mind for myself, but I’m sure everyone would agree that I deserved a little something special for myself to make up for enduring that particular form of dental torture. This started whimpering that it…

awesome and australian

Sep 20th, 2007 knitting, pets, swaps

What to my wondering eyes did appear but a box from Australia that’s flown through the air? Imagine my pleasant surprise today when I came home to a box all the way from Australia! You know your secret pal is from somewhere far away when they mention the weather of a totally opposite season and the estimated delivery time is measured in weeks. Boy, was…

SP11 Questions

Sep 5th, 2007 swaps

35% Eeep! I probably need to work on that! Because after all, I couldn’t just bump my questionnaire without testing my zombie preparedness, in case the undead have a problem with recycling old posts to enter Secret Pal contests…… 1. What is the one knitting accessory you could not live without? I have a bad habit of getting comfortably established in a chair or bed…