give me a W

Nov 7th, 2008 swaps, yarn p8rn fridays
wollmeise

Ok, so I never really joined the Wollmeise frenzy. Of course I knew the colors are beautiful, but I couldn’t see the rationale of fighting to get the few available skeins, not when yarn is supposed to be a fun hobby (as opposed to something to end up upset about!). However, when your Secret Pal is in Germany, there exists a possibility…. Victor was amazing…

fellow americans…

Nov 5th, 2008 other, swaps

Many of you have had horror-inducing experiences with the US Postal Service, and I can relate. I mean, they had to earn their reputations for bad service and surliness… bad reputations don’t just sprout out of nowhere, they have to be based on the collective bad experiences of many customers. Here in Chicago, we have postal service that’s among the worst in the nation… have…

just when you thought it was safe

Sep 28th, 2008 knitting, swaps
octopus

In case you were expecting modeled pictures of Hanami to appear on the blog next, I have a new ally on my side to help me get out having to make excuses. My blogging partner is an aquatic cephalopod of epic proportions and with limitless capability to intimidate. It’s a ferociously nightmarish monster, the prospect of which makes any beach-goer apprehensive about stepping foot in…

surprise!

Sep 23rd, 2008 swaps
SP12

I wasn’t too surprised when I got a slip in my mailbox to let me know that I had a registered package awaiting pickup at the post office. After all, I knew I had a package on its way from my Secret Pal! The surprising part was that the box waiting for me wasn’t the one she recently let me know was in transit, it…

hotel boteh

Aug 27th, 2008 crochet, swaps
boteh scarf

By the time you read this, I will have put a lot more repeats onto this Boteh Scarf! I am writing this post ahead of time to show you my latest work-in-progress, which I am taking along on the trip for crocheting on planes, trains, or during that lovely vacation down-time. I started this project completely by accident: it was one of those unforseen synchronicities…