Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Count Sockula socks done! I gave them to my mom - we have a running Witchie-poo joke. Scrumpy gives them the final touch.

I love Halloween - and this year Spiderman, the moose, Frida Kahlo and the gorilla had a great time Trick-or-Treating. The boys "get" it now so that makes it more enjoyable for us all. So "boo" and good night monsters everywhere!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Monkey Love

Here it is! My Monkey Swap 3 Package from my pal Sarah! I realize now that I know Sarah as "eatmyoxygen" from Ravelry! So cool to have a swap buddy that I kinda know! Can you believe how wonderful this all is? I swear this package made my week...with fires, illnesses, broken bones, cancelled trips and 2 1/2 year olds not sleeping, this hit the spot! As you can see I got some fab socks out of Cherry Tree Hill, some ShiBui sock yarn (been hoping to try this soon!), some Sugar n' Cream, a monkey night light that matches perfectly with or bathroom, a monkey sippy cup full of candy and stitch markers, some foam monkey heads for the boys to craft with and of course a Cooke A. pattern! How lucky am I?

Here is another close-up of my socks and my monkey...or I should say my son's monkey. My little one nabbed him right away and named him "Punie". With any luck Punie is helping the little guy fall asleep! He loves this monkey...I don't have the heart to take him as mine:) And my oldest is enjoying making the monkey face...Sarah even sent glue!

I love trying to take photos of my feet. Glad I went to yoga this afternoon. Nice and limber for this feet to the ceiling shot!

And, even Ruby found something she liked!

So to Sarah I send a big "MAHALO"! I'm "bananas" over my package!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Magic Balls and Spooky Hats!

Thanks Michele! I got my Vegan Swap 2 package yesterday and the boys and I had a bunch of fun unraveling the yarn! I love the godies! Chocolate is almost all gone! The recipies sound yummy and easy for the meat eaters in the house to enjoy as well I love the yarn - always wanted to try Panda Cotton and I love the witchey colors you chose. And the tape measurer is so cute - I may have to hide if from the boys! They already took the Airheads! I appreciate your hard work Michele!

I read that my pal got her package too. I want to write back but I can't send e-mail out right now for some kooky reason.
My Monkey Swap Pal also got her package! Hurray!

So, I was supposed to got to Idaho today to visit my Grandma and family. But, my nephew got sick and give it to my dad so we cancelled the trip. We will have to reschedule for next month (I hope!). I did get a chance to go to the LYS today to get the wool I dyed last weekend. I am so excited! I love how it turned out and can't wait to dye more!

Thick and thin becoming a shawl...

Sport weight superwash merino for socks...

I finished my Foliage hat! The colors remind me of the cover to my favorite new Halloween book - Room on the Broom. The yarn is a bulky weight merino hand dyed at my LYS. I love the colors and althought the pattern isn't shown off as much as I'd hoped I still like the way it all looks.

I also finished two candy corn hats for the boys. Since we aren't going to Idaho now they don't really need them but at least they are done! The other hat is having a bath right now. to work on my Gryffindor socks!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

"the most beautiful thing I've ever seen"

Yes, that's right, this lovely candycorn colored wool/alpaca blend hand painted yarn is "the most beautiful thing I've ever seen", according to my oldest. The yarn is from Keegan Lane Yarns. I traded some yarn with Meliabella of Keegan Lane Yarns (link to follow soon I promise) - we met on Ravelry where a bunch of us are lamenting the absence of Cidermoon. So, Meliabella's yarn is on it's way to becoming a hat. Which is good since we are going to Idaho a week from tomorrow. Definately need some noggin warmin' there!

You will also notice some lovely sock yarn in the candy bowl...Zen String's Pumpkin King colorway! Thanks Woolgirl - such a lovely place to shop! Hope I can make it into a sock (or two) soon.


Vegan Pal 2
Package sent today!

SP11 Package #2 sent today!

Monkey Swap Package needs to be assembled and sent - maybe Saturday?

Hogwarts Sock Swap #2
sock on needles.

Did I leave anything out? The wind stopped blowing and my allergies are starting to ease up. Oh, I'm taking a wool dyeing class on Saturday! I can't wait!

Monday, October 1, 2007

SP11 & Happy October!

I got home today from school/the market and this was waiting for me! My first SP11 package! My swap buddy did a wonderful just of selecting goodies for me: Pooky stick with chocolate and almond, a delicious chocolate bar, a book about knitting, a book about cats and dogs, and some swanky knitting accessories - a suede tape measurer and case. Ohlala! So nice to have such thoughtful gifts sent! THANKS SP11!

Last night we decorated for Halloween. Halloween is my favorite holiday. We have lots of decorations inside because you can't really see our house from the street. I love how our house looks when we decorate it this time of year. See our Jack Skellington lights?

I finished the knitting for my cousin's baby. Now to finish the finishing. I hope to have photos on Tuesday or Wednesday.