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carollovesyarn
07-07-2006, 10:37 AM
My SP is Queen of the eCards. I never know when she's going to send one next! :D

rebecca
07-07-2006, 12:19 PM
I got the pandas too. Man do I feel dumb, I don't get the tape and crown either???? :thinking: :?? :blush:

Okay, am I missing the obvious?! I don't get the tape and crown either...someone pm me...it's killing me :rollseyes: !!!!!!!!

rebecca
07-07-2006, 12:22 PM
My 2nd clue...........

jamadian75
07-07-2006, 01:42 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard:

I just LOVE the turn this thread has taken.

I already suspect who my swap pal is, and I think I've seen a glimpse of my surprise to come :cheering: :cheering: (SO GIDDY)

You all are just TOO clever! As soon as my yarn arrives ( :rollseyes: ) I'm going to add some shady shots too.

(at this rate I'll have to send it priority overnight...grumble, grumble)

brendajos
07-07-2006, 01:46 PM
wow i didn't notice how close we actually are to the 17th...how is time flying this fast. i was going to buy yarn last night but i got to sitting and talking for so long that by the time i got up to go shopping all i had time to grab was a book i have been wanting. woe is me...i am going to have to go shopping again!


and i totally almost gave someone's swap partner away earlier...glad i caught myself before i hit submit! :shock:

brendajos
07-07-2006, 01:51 PM
Here's MY hint!

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y200/brendajos/red_heart.jpg








:rofling:

javede
07-07-2006, 02:17 PM
Darn, after posting my teaser pic, I packed everything in the package and wrapped it with brown paper...only to realize now, that I forgot to put something in :doh:
Now I've to open it and rewrap!

KellyK
07-07-2006, 02:20 PM
These teasers are just flyin RIGHT over my head.....

Panda? three rings? crown? Hairy Heart? (OH NO! NOT RED HEART!!)

Are we teasing about what we're sending, or who we ARE or where we're from?? :?? Im SO CONFUZZLED!! :(

rebecca
07-07-2006, 02:25 PM
:rofling: :roflhard: KK, I said the Red Heart teaser is for Red Heart yarn, too :rofling: :roflhard:

brendajos
07-07-2006, 02:32 PM
lol it is totally a red heart

brendajos
07-07-2006, 02:36 PM
okay back to my post that i was going to leave before i was rudely interrupted by a client (hmph!)

It is totally a red heart.....which of course i am not sending because i would have to go and buy it to send it and i don't wanna! ;)


i don't know what they are all teasing with. I think most are teasing with what they are sending but i don't know.

Rebecca is sending me a panda...that's all i know! :happydance:

Emeraldcutie
07-07-2006, 05:11 PM
this one should be interesting

KellyK
07-07-2006, 05:24 PM
SuperMAN=SuperWASH??? :??

CartOOn has 2 O's, and so does NORO! :cheering:

Lois Lane starts with 2 L's... SO DOES LORNA's LACES! :happydance:

Christopher Reeve was born in New York. New York Yarn Co. carries all KINDS of lovlies!!

GAH!!!! :wall:

Debbie
07-07-2006, 05:30 PM
and i totally almost gave someone's swap partner away earlier...glad i caught myself before i hit submit! :shock:


Was it me, was it me .... I knew I was wearing you dowm... it won't be long and you will be telling me who she is !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

photogirl72
07-07-2006, 07:13 PM
Superman!!! I grew up with the biggest crush on Christopher Reeve. Man, that hint can really lead you in a lot of different directions. Very cool.

photogirl72
07-07-2006, 07:18 PM
(at this rate I'll have to send it priority overnight...grumble, grumble)


Me too. Something was off about my order, so they didn't send it out until today. I really hope I get it in time. I don't want to have to drive 45 minutes to get to a LYS.

I may be posting a teaser on the 16th and overnighting the package that day. GRRRRRR!!!!!

carollovesyarn
07-07-2006, 08:05 PM
Superman is also the Man of STEEL. Stainless?

mks22300
07-07-2006, 10:32 PM
I love all these teasers! I admit that some of them I don't get, but it fun, nonetheless! I'll have to take some teaser shots of mine. Just got my pal's yarn today and it it loverly, if I do say so myself!!

rebecca
07-08-2006, 11:05 AM
Rebecca is sending me a panda...that's all i know! :happydance:

AND I THOUGHT I WAS BEING SNEAKY :shock:

:rofling: :roflhard: :rofling: :roflhard:

horve1
07-08-2006, 12:47 PM
I'm not as clever and witty as some of you, but here's my little attempt at teasers!

And this doesn't mean it's going in the mail right away! .......











or maybe it does!!!!

rebecca
07-08-2006, 01:20 PM
Okay....I'm stumped....I admit it...these teasers are really TEASING ME :rollseyes: I don't get it...any of them :thinking: :?? Okay, horve1...smiley table top?! smiley pine? Yellow smiley table top pine?!
KK...u seem to be very good @ this, what is it?! Anyone?! Bueller?! Bueller?!

horve1
07-08-2006, 02:32 PM
:roflhard:

carollovesyarn
07-08-2006, 02:52 PM
Smiley's Yarn ????!!!!????? :D

horve1
07-08-2006, 03:26 PM
:devil: :roflhard:

mintdee
07-08-2006, 05:50 PM
I know! It is coming from Wal-mart!

:shock:


I'm sorry horves SP :shock:



:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

brendajos
07-08-2006, 05:59 PM
lol i thought the same thing!

photogirl72
07-08-2006, 06:00 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

I think we are all having way to much fun with this. LOL!

DragonTush
07-08-2006, 06:01 PM
I'm picking up my pals yarn on Monday. I have to get some yarn for a project I'm starting for the july kal. I may as well get hers too. I'll take some hint pics then.

carollovesyarn
07-08-2006, 06:10 PM
here is my clue .... Heh! I can't believe it - I found where you live!!! Hee hee.

horve1
07-08-2006, 06:52 PM
I know! It is coming from Wal-mart!

:shock:


I'm sorry horves SP :shock:



:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Oh no! I didn't think of that! I better run out and get something else there - wouldn't want SP to be disappointed now that you've got her hopes up for this! :devil: :roflhard: :roflhard: :devil: :devil:

dustinac
07-08-2006, 07:25 PM
:rofling: ok I'm really lost here :lol: do I just take any random photo and post it as a tease? Do i include something related to the photo in my box so my pal then gets it... :?? I think i'm over thinking this...

Kemp, I sure will it will prolly be Monday though.. I just got home today left for about a week for vacation and now sharing computers with dh.... I miss my computer :crying: first I thought no biggie then I remebered how much time he spends on a computer lol... :rofling:

horve1
07-08-2006, 07:31 PM
I think some teasers are related to where people live as hints to who they are, some are of the kind of yarn, some are pics of what's in the package...

Guess which kind of teasers mine are!!! :devil: :devil: :rofl: :devil: :devil: :devil: :devil:

carollovesyarn
07-08-2006, 07:38 PM
I think some teasers are related to where people live as hints to who they are, some are of the kind of yarn, some are pics of what's in the package...

Guess which kind of teasers mine are!!! :devil: :devil: :rofl: :devil: :devil: :devil: :devil:You live in a Walmart? Or you live at Smiley's? :doh:

mintdee
07-08-2006, 08:26 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :rofl:

Friskums
07-09-2006, 12:42 AM
Oh noes!!

I ordered some yarn off ebay for my swap pal, and I got it today. But...it's not what I was wanting. (There wasn't anything wrong with the auction, I just...I don't know, had a brain fart looking at it and bid when I shouldn't have.)

Thankfully the seller will let me return/exchange it. Just sucks that now I've got to wait another week for yarn to send. :doh:

No sneaky pics from me... :(

brendajos
07-09-2006, 01:08 AM
ooooooooh can you show us what you DID buy?! :D

Friskums
07-09-2006, 01:38 AM
:rofling: :rofling:
Ok. Here ya go.

KellyK
07-09-2006, 02:32 AM
But... but.... its GORGEOUS! Who wouldnt want that yarn??? :(

brendajos
07-09-2006, 02:55 AM
no kidding that is gorgeous! ifin' you wanna send it to me i promise not to say "blech" when i get it! :rofling:

HollyP
07-09-2006, 03:16 AM
here is my clue .... Heh! I can't believe it - I found where you live!!! Hee hee.
Did you really??? I thought I was being super sneaky!! :doh:

Friskums
07-09-2006, 03:32 AM
:rofling: It -is- gorgeous. And it's a cashmere/wool blend. ;)

But, it's not right. :doh:

I'm sure my swap pal would have enjoyed it, but not as much as what I got instead of this stuff.


...Course, if anyone wants it for what I paid for it I'll send it to you instead of back to the seller. ;) :rofling:

monzogary
07-10-2006, 10:31 AM
Ok, here's a pic of one thing I'm sending to my pal!

brendajos
07-10-2006, 11:07 AM
okay of what i can see of that, it looks like something i would be delighted with! :thumbsup:

gardenmommy
07-10-2006, 02:03 PM
It's a bowl of sherbet!

HollyP
07-10-2006, 02:06 PM
mmmm sherbert! It's so hot here today sherbert would be very refreshing!

KellyK
07-10-2006, 02:27 PM
What..... did you take that pic through a piece of WAXED PAPER?? :roflhard:

Have some Breyers orange sherbet.... its the BEST!! :drool:

javede
07-11-2006, 05:22 AM
Darn no.2! I went to the post office today to mail the package, but it's a lot heavier than I thought! I really should have weighted it at home :rollseyes:
Didn't had enough money with me, so my pal has to wait a little longer as I won't have any time untill saturday to go to the post office again...

mulene
07-11-2006, 08:09 AM
eeeep do we need to send out by 17th July? Argh am so behind - I'm not going to get to send till the weekend!

KellyK
07-11-2006, 08:16 AM
I KNOW!!! It felt like June 17th took FOREVER to get here, and now July 17th is about to SNEAK up on us!!! :shock:

brendajos
07-11-2006, 08:23 AM
lol. I think July 24th would be fine. As long as your recipient has their package by the end of the month. Of course everybody needs to remember that if they are shipping across borders it will take longer to get to their swap pal! ;)

dustinac
07-11-2006, 09:46 AM
Here is a clue for my pal :rofling:

Andrea
07-11-2006, 09:53 AM
:shock:

Tammy6071
07-11-2006, 11:59 AM
Here's a little clue for my swap pal! :lol: :lol:

KellyK
07-11-2006, 01:12 PM
GAH! These clues are driving me BATTY!!! :shock:

rebecca
07-11-2006, 02:08 PM
You and me, both :shock:

horve1
07-11-2006, 02:10 PM
But isn't it fun!!! :devil:

Secksiebrat
07-11-2006, 02:24 PM
Ok here are my clues for my secret pal! I'm not nearly as creative as some of you other ladies are, but just the same :)

~danielle~

brendajos
07-11-2006, 02:33 PM
oooooooooooh and she gets to untangle her yarn! what a special treat! :rofling:

Secksiebrat
07-11-2006, 02:45 PM
Yeah I figured that cat wanted to play with it before hand. It's now YARN BARF! :) :roflhard: That's why the extra goodies in there, to keep her sane while she fixes it. :twisted:

~danielle~

KellyK
07-11-2006, 02:50 PM
:roflhard: That's SO bad, Danielle! :roflhard:

sara_jayne
07-11-2006, 02:52 PM
:drooling: I want chocolate!

carollovesyarn
07-11-2006, 03:02 PM
It takes a lot of chocolate to make good knitting!

Well, actually it doesn't, but I want chocolate too!!!! :heart:

Secksiebrat
07-11-2006, 03:17 PM
But doesn't chocolate make everything better? :P

~danielle~

sara_jayne
07-11-2006, 03:19 PM
But doesn't chocolate make everything better? :P

:happydance: YES!!! :happydance:

Secksiebrat
07-11-2006, 03:50 PM
Somehow even after the yummy chocolate I don't think the person I'm sending the yarn barf to will be sending me any thank you cards! I just hope I don't get any hate mail with yarn barf of my own or something! :shock:

This is just entirely too much fun. :cheering: So when's the next round begin ladies? I'm just getting warmed up! :rofl:

~danielle~

PS. Can you tell I'm feeling much better? :lol:

HollyP
07-11-2006, 04:12 PM
The clues just keep getting better!! Paintbrush and Elvis purse :thinking: yarn barf and choclate :??

I can't wait to see what everyone gets to see if the clues actually make sense or if they are to throw us off the scent!! :D

Yes- chocolate does make everything better!

brendajos
07-11-2006, 04:13 PM
This is just entirely too much fun. :cheering: So when's the next round begin ladies? I'm just getting warmed up! :rofl:


:shock: :hiding:

ladyindica2000
07-11-2006, 10:14 PM
I was thinking it might be fun to do a sock yarn swap the next time around. Did I mention that I LOVE sock yarn... mmm... sock yarn.

KellyK
07-11-2006, 10:37 PM
THAT would be FUN!!!!

rebecca
07-11-2006, 10:43 PM
:drooling: Yeah, it would :thumbsup:

carollovesyarn
07-11-2006, 11:32 PM
I'm in!!!

Secksiebrat
07-12-2006, 12:06 AM
Me too! I love socks! I'm just frustrated that I can't seem to get the gaps out of the stitches as I switch needles. I knit the first two stitches on each needle really tight! GRRRRRR

SOCK Yarn is the best! :cheering: :cheering:

~danielle~

KellyK
07-12-2006, 08:05 AM
Danielle... are you making plain, or patterned socks? Ive noticed that alot of stitch patterns, especially ribby ones, do a good job of hiding or getting rid of those gaps.....

horve1
07-12-2006, 08:31 AM
IMHO, if we do another, maybe have sock yarn as a choice, the way we did with the $ brackets this time. Doing only sock yarn might eliminate a whole lot of people who would want to be in otherwise.

KellyK
07-12-2006, 09:06 AM
(Even though you can make things other than socks with sock yarn??? :( )

Secksiebrat
07-12-2006, 09:44 AM
Uhm I did 1 inch of ribbing and now I'm doing straight knit stitch. I'm not sure why I'm getting these "gaps" between the needles when I'm knitting the first 2 stitches very tight.

~danielle~

ladyindica2000
07-12-2006, 11:05 AM
IMHO, if we do another, maybe have sock yarn as a choice, the way we did with the $ brackets this time. Doing only sock yarn might eliminate a whole lot of people who would want to be in otherwise.

That's true, maybe we could have a sock, worsted, dk, and bulky category. Or, maybe we could just do a sock swap and a worsted swap and people could choose what category they want to be in.

carollovesyarn
07-12-2006, 12:04 PM
IMHO, if we do another, maybe have sock yarn as a choice, the way we did with the $ brackets this time. Doing only sock yarn might eliminate a whole lot of people who would want to be in otherwise.

That's true, maybe we could have a sock, worsted, dk, and bulky category. Or, maybe we could just do a sock swap and a worsted swap and people could choose what category they want to be in.
Well, my pal had a request, so I had something to go by. Maybe we don't need categories so much as a more specific questionaire? Or at least 'what weight yarn do you prefer'.

brendajos
07-12-2006, 01:47 PM
i don't know, don't you take away some of the fun of the surprise and the fun of looking for a pattern to match your goodies when you get so specific about what you are giving?

Pixywhispers
07-12-2006, 01:53 PM
I was thinking that it would be fun to do a dishcloth exchange. Im making one for my dd, and I thought it would be cool to get one from a fellow KHer, and I would love to make one for a KHer to show my :heart: and appreciation. It's a fun stash busting project too!

And here is my clue. hehehehe I feel so naughty posting this and making everyone jealous! ha!

dustinac
07-12-2006, 02:34 PM
i don't know, don't you take away some of the fun of the surprise and the fun of looking for a pattern to match your goodies when you get so specific about what you are giving?

I would have never tried the yarn I recived.. and then I wouldn't have a cable purse.... that mom is trying to figure out some way to put a zipper in :rofling: I like the surprise...

who is doing the next one? I prolly won't be able to do another one till after Christmas.. got school shopping for my little one :crying: and then Christmas gifts :lol:

Secksiebrat
07-12-2006, 03:21 PM
We could always do a christmas secret santa. Just pair everyone off and send a skein for christmas. Put it together in November and just senda secret santa. That might be fun and easy. After christmas we can do another secret pal exchange (maybe in feburary or something) after the christmas rush has worn off and we've all knitted our new stash of yarn up!

Just a thought as I'm totally having a great time and I love you ladies for putting this all together :) I think it has brought us all closer!

~danielle~

Shandeh
07-12-2006, 03:57 PM
I am SO SICK of not getting notifications on threads I want to follow! What's up with that? I've missed the discussion on about 10 pages in here! :crying:

I really enjoyed looking at all the teasers and hints. We are a funny group. When I get my package, I'm going to look at the teaser my pal left and see if I can figure out the connection! :??

gardenmommy
07-12-2006, 04:13 PM
OK, here is a hint to my secret pal...it's something she and I have in common. ;)

mks22300
07-12-2006, 06:33 PM
Here's the hint for my pal!

Shandeh
07-12-2006, 07:00 PM
OK, here is a hint to my secret pal...it's something she and I have in common. ;)

That dictaphone brought back a funny memory.

Once, when I was temping for the executive assistant to the president of a company, I had to do his dictation. During his monologue, I noticed that he was doing some strange breathing noises, and I thought, "How weird!" Then, I heard a FLUSH!

I can't believe he dictated his notes in the bathroom. :shock:

Secksiebrat
07-12-2006, 07:26 PM
HAHAHAAHA. I do transcription stuff for my MIL and I can't imagine finding out someone did it on the pot! I think I'd die! :roflhard:

~danielle~

carollovesyarn
07-12-2006, 07:37 PM
That dictaphone brought back a funny memory.

Once, when I was temping for the executive assistant to the president of a company, I had to do his dictation. During his monologue, I noticed that he was doing some strange breathing noises, and I thought, "How weird!" Then, I heard a FLUSH!

I can't believe he dictated his notes in the bathroom. :shock:
Maybe that's where he had his best thoughts. :rofling: Personally mine happen in the shower!


Hmmm, a waterfall... now is that a place clue or a yarn clue???? :thinking:

dustinac
07-12-2006, 08:13 PM
Here's the hint for my pal!

that reminds me of home in the fall...

DragonTush
07-12-2006, 08:31 PM
:happydance: :cheering: I got it, I got it, I got it!!!!! I finally received my first pkg. Yippee!

Thank you thank you Secret Pal! Everything is wonderful. The yarn is beeeeaauuutiful! I also have a wonderful book to read through(just in time too, I was out of reading material) and a super cute measuring tape, bzzzzzzzzzzz.

I will be on later to post pictures. :D

*Edited it for pictures.

This is my cute measuring tape. :D

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h189/DragonTush/knitting%20stuff/sp-2.jpg

Here is my book and note from my SP. Its a really nice book too. I've already read a few pages of it (just in time too as I was out of reading material too)

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h189/DragonTush/knitting%20stuff/sp-1.jpg

Here is my yarn..without flash. :heart:

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h189/DragonTush/knitting%20stuff/spflash.jpg

With flash..

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h189/DragonTush/knitting%20stuff/sp.jpg

Now all of it together :D

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h189/DragonTush/knitting%20stuff/sp1.jpg


Thank you again SP :inlove: !! I love :heart: everything!

mks22300
07-12-2006, 09:03 PM
Hmmm, a waterfall... now is that a place clue or a yarn clue???? :thinking:

If only I had an image dipicting a sing song voice, oh well this'll have to do: I'm no-ot tellllllinnnnggg! :rofling:

brendajos
07-12-2006, 09:53 PM
ooooooooooooooooooh that's so pretty! gooood colors. i am so glad it made it :cheering: looks like it was definitely worth the wait. :balloons:

brendajos
07-12-2006, 09:57 PM
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y200/brendajos/Knitted%20Stuff/usa_color.gif

gardenmommy
07-12-2006, 10:15 PM
I think you're stating the obvoius there, brendajos...Cows in the Midwest? Uh, yeah. ;)

brendajos
07-12-2006, 10:21 PM
yup my swap partner is knitting up cow hair! :doh:

gardenmommy
07-12-2006, 10:49 PM
Qiviut are related to cows, right?

KellyK
07-12-2006, 11:35 PM
Here's the hint for my pal!

Um... all that reminds me of is Hamm's Beer! :??

:happydance: From the land of sky blue waaaaters.. :happydance:




(Do you know just HOW much of my head is filled with old commercial jingles?? :( )

javede
07-13-2006, 11:06 AM
Ok, I figure my pal might need another hint...
... :shock:

gardenmommy
07-13-2006, 11:48 AM
OK, that's kind of scary. :shock:

Friskums
07-13-2006, 12:20 PM
Awww, I love him!! :heart:

ladyindica2000
07-13-2006, 12:52 PM
Ok, I figure my pal might need another hint...
... :shock:

Hmmm... maybe the yarn is in muted colors, or just very scaly to work with. Some seriously strange hints here...

KellyK
07-13-2006, 01:20 PM
KIMODO DRAGONS ARE FROM JAPANNNNN!!!!!

NOOOORRRROOOOOOO!!!!!

Here's another hint from me, too....

rebecca
07-13-2006, 01:29 PM
Okay...I'm at a complete loss with all of the teasers :shock: !

Nice haul, Dragon :thumbsup:

Friskums
07-13-2006, 02:06 PM
Yeah, I'm not clever enough to come up with hints like these. :lol:

brendajos
07-13-2006, 02:14 PM
lol i was worried about mine but I explained it to Dustina and she said it wasn't so :happydance:

snephenie
07-13-2006, 06:20 PM
This is so much fun! I'm just not creative enough to come up with hints :)

So I have a question...do Brenda and Sandra KNOW who their partners are?

brendajos
07-13-2006, 10:21 PM
lol ....well unfortunately we were both in the same price range so we couldn't switch it out so that she did my list and i did her list. Now.....that being said. I have all but completely forgotten who has my name so there will be an "ooooh yeah!" component to it when it is revealed. I can't remember which screen name is hers or much of the details. :thumbsup:

brendajos
07-13-2006, 10:23 PM
Oh and I don't know if Sandra knows or not. I did our list so it is possible that she doesn't know who has her.

Andrea
07-14-2006, 09:08 AM
Dragons :shock:
And KK's hint---reminds me of WAYNE'S WORLD WAYNE'S WORLD PARTY TIME EXCELLENT!!!!

Here's my hint!!!

gardenmommy
07-14-2006, 09:48 AM
Hmmm....Mosaic? Tiles? Tulips? Tiptoe through the tulips?

rebecca
07-14-2006, 12:36 PM
Since it's getting on into July, I wonder if anyone will get their package today?!

Lisa Kay
07-14-2006, 01:05 PM
Here's my teaser for my Secret Pal... :D

http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/1407/teaser3bl.jpg

horve1
07-14-2006, 01:17 PM
Lisa Kay - :inlove: very pretty!

ladyindica2000
07-14-2006, 01:50 PM
Has anyone gotten their packages yet? I can't wait to see what everyone gets!!

Oh and, when do we reveal ourselves??

Friskums
07-14-2006, 02:34 PM
I intend on putting a picture and note in the box I'm sending of who I am.

I wish I had thought of this before..then my pal could have pics of my groping the yarn while I had it. :rofling:

mintdee
07-15-2006, 12:45 AM
I love these hints! Dragon you are going to love that book. I bought it and read during my lunch breaks (when I should have been studying :doh: ) it have since come in handy with all the tips and hints more than a few times.

Bren- That hint is awesome. I also have to echo the Cows and midwest comment... I laughed out loud when I read that. My poor husband looked over to see what was so funny and got his vamp (Dark ages of Camelot game) killed. :roflhard:

I have no idea who my partner is. Although she has been asking me all sorts of questions so I am dying to find out what she chose!

And finally I will be shopping soon. Being out of town really threw me off.

So! now that I am all caught up on these posts I look forward to seeing what all of these clues mean! You ladies are sneaky.

Debbie
07-15-2006, 07:23 AM
Hint ... Hint ....

mintdee
07-15-2006, 09:58 AM
:thinking:
I would love a trip there thanks!


;)

dustinac
07-15-2006, 10:02 AM
ohh thats pretty Lisa Kay... I keep finding things to add to my box.. right now I'm waiting for the UPS man to bring me the last item... :D


I want to vacation there too...

sara_jayne
07-16-2006, 12:34 AM
I got my swap gift today....but not in the mail!! I got it in PERSON from my pal!!! How cool is that! And, just to be mean I'm going to go to sleep since I'm tired after my trip to IL....so I'll post pictures in the morning of what my wonderful pal got me and tell you who it is and what the clue meant (which I didn't get :doh: ).

Thanks again pal!!!! You are WONDERFUL! :heart: :heart:

Shandeh
07-16-2006, 02:33 AM
I'm really looking forward to seeing WHO got WHO in this swap thingy!

I have NO IDEA who is sending mine....and I like it that way. :D

itsbecca1979
07-16-2006, 09:37 AM
This looks like such fun! I definitely wanna get in on the next swap whenever it happens!

mks22300
07-16-2006, 12:20 PM
I'm really looking forward to seeing WHO got WHO in this swap thingy!

I have NO IDEA who is sending mine....and I like it that way. :D

Me too Sandy! I have absolutely no clue as to who my buddy is and can't wait to find out! :cheering:

gardenmommy
07-16-2006, 12:44 PM
I'm definitely stumped too! And I think my recipient is also! LOL

ladyindica2000
07-16-2006, 12:50 PM
Ok, I finally came up with a good hint. I was going to post a picture of they yarn itself (camoflauged of course), but I couldn't think of how to do that without linking it back to myself and giving the whole shebang away.

So, without further ado (and much apologies for the lateness of the picture), here is my hint:

http://dts.ystoretools.com/1092/images/200x200/handmaiden.jpg

sara_jayne
07-16-2006, 01:12 PM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
I got my gift yesterday in person (as I already said!).

My hint was:

http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/files/sp_hint.jpg

So my swap pal was ANDREA!!! :cheering: We knitted yesterday at the Mosaic Yarn shop in Des Plaines, IL and she gave me my gift there! I didn't even GET the hint about the mosaic tiles and Mosaic Yarn shop :doh: even though someone else had mentioned mosaic! I'm a nerd!

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h97/sarajbc/IL%20Trip%20July%202006/100_2804.jpg

Here is what I got!
My gift came in the cutest bag and box....
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h97/sarajbc/IL%20Trip%20July%202006/100_2842.jpg

The fun stuff included a book mark, rawhides for the puppies, lip balm, note pads, magnets and post its with the cutest little Jack Russells on them
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h97/sarajbc/IL%20Trip%20July%202006/100_2843.jpg

I also got the Pick Up Stickes Felted Flower Pattern for sunflowers and Gerber daisies (and I bought yarn to make 5 of the sunflowers!) and a beautiful hank of Misti Alpaca Chunky and 2 hanks of a beautiful purple and pink wool.
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h97/sarajbc/IL%20Trip%20July%202006/100_2844.jpg

Thank you Andrea!!!! I love everything you sent me - I feel so spoiled. :cheering: :heart: :heart:

The puppies thank you too - they LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the rawhides!
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h97/sarajbc/IL%20Trip%20July%202006/100_2861.jpg

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h97/sarajbc/IL%20Trip%20July%202006/100_2855.jpg

gardenmommy
07-16-2006, 02:12 PM
Yay for Sara Jayne and Andrea (crosses Andrea off the possible list) And the doggies too!

What great stuff and how fun you got it IN PERSON!

ladyindica2000
07-16-2006, 04:13 PM
Oh, how cool is it that you got your gift in person! Nice haul by the way. I love the yarn, so pretty!!

Shandeh
07-16-2006, 04:15 PM
One mystery is solved! Nice gifts, and cool that you could see each other in person. :cheering:

HollyP
07-16-2006, 05:42 PM
Also crossing Andrea off the list of possilble suspects! Very nice haul Sara Jayne!! That pattern is so cute. Well done Andrea!! That is very cool that you got your yarn in person. Maybe I should plan a vacation to deliver mine ;)

mks22300
07-16-2006, 06:55 PM
How cool is that? What a wonderful surprise for you Sara Jayne and what a great haul too!

brendajos
07-16-2006, 07:04 PM
now did you know you were meeting her to have it delivered?

Andrea
07-16-2006, 07:10 PM
Well, SJ came to the IL get together and since this was the reveal gift, I thought it'd be appropriate to do it in person! ;)

carollovesyarn
07-16-2006, 07:24 PM
:cheering: Lovely yarn! And how nice that you got it in person. What a sneaky clue that was.


Speaking of sneaky clues...here are mine:

As flowers are brilliant but [inevitably] fall,
who could remain constant in our world? [No one could]
Today let us transcend the high mountain of transience,
and there will be no more shallow dreaming, no more drunkenness.

http://www.4freeimagehost.com/uploads/cee674741944.jpg (http://www.4freeimagehost.com)

Shandeh
07-16-2006, 09:12 PM
Carol, that clue would even trip up Bilbo Baggins, and he's VERY good with riddles!

carollovesyarn
07-16-2006, 09:38 PM
I have another clue up my sleeve..., but I'm trying to control myself. :rofling:

KellyK
07-16-2006, 10:15 PM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: I GET CAROL'S CLUE! :happydance: I GET IT! :happydance: I GET IT!!!! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Andrea
07-16-2006, 10:17 PM
I don't get it :( :(

Shandeh
07-16-2006, 11:07 PM
Kelly...you are just TOO SMART! ;)

HollyP
07-16-2006, 11:23 PM
I recognize Carol's clue. I don't get it but I recognize it from somewhere :thinking: Must go google it now!

carollovesyarn
07-17-2006, 05:39 AM
clues 3 & 4

http://www.4freeimagehost.com/uploads/61dea0abb40b.jpg (http://www.4freeimagehost.com)

http://www.4freeimagehost.com/uploads/a59e85d870b6.jpg (http://www.4freeimagehost.com)

Tammy6071
07-17-2006, 08:27 AM
These clues just confuse me even more!!! :??

gardenmommy
07-17-2006, 08:55 AM
OOooooh, I get Carol's (hoping I'm her recipient! LOL) I think hers are about the only ones I get so far! LOL

jamadian75
07-17-2006, 09:37 AM
Probably a dead give away, but here goes... ;)

brendajos
07-17-2006, 09:55 AM
In no particular order.... :rofling:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y200/brendajos/yuck.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y200/brendajos/spottycow.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y200/brendajos/HereFishyFishy.gif

Tammy6071
07-17-2006, 10:04 AM
I finally got Carol's clues! :cheering:

Andrea
07-17-2006, 10:20 AM
After a little investigation, I finally got Carol's too!! Nice! :cheering:

HollyP
07-17-2006, 10:54 AM
What am I missing with Carol's clues? Soo confused!

mintdee
07-17-2006, 11:22 AM
:thinking: So Bren is sending fishy, cow shaped yarn barf


yuck :shock:










:roflhard: :roflhard:

brendajos
07-17-2006, 11:51 AM
:thinking: So Bren is sending fishy, cow shaped yarn barf


yuck :shock:










:roflhard: :roflhard:



okay that made me giggle while i was trying to call one of my clients...NOT GOOD! :rofling:

Toast King
07-17-2006, 12:38 PM
Curious clues :thinking: How cool Sara Jayne got to meet her pal in person though! And Lisa Kay's pal is going to be a lucky lucky thing...

No beefy fishy yarn barf for my pal :rofling: ... but a strangely hypothermic farm animal instead... brrrrrrrrrrr

http://static.flickr.com/52/191619242_9977cc2ed1.jpg

More clues to follow...

Friskums
07-17-2006, 12:48 PM
Finally got a "clue". Ok, so not so much a clue as a preview.

(Sorry the pic is so crappy. It was the only one I got before the camera crapped out. )

Tammy6071
07-17-2006, 12:49 PM
My swap pal just let me know that she's mailing out my package today!! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

mintdee
07-17-2006, 01:50 PM
okay that made me giggle while i was trying to call one of my clients...NOT GOOD! :rofling:

Mwahahaha then my work here is done. :devil:
I can see it now...
Brenda: Heheheheh
Client: What is so funny?
Brenda: Ummmm... Yarn Barf
Client: !!!




:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

carollovesyarn
07-17-2006, 02:07 PM
hmmm, I think I may actually have figured out Brenda's!? :cheering: :thinking: :??

brendajos
07-17-2006, 02:09 PM
hmmm, I think I may actually have figured out Brenda's!? :cheering: :thinking: :??


I can see the possibility of you figuring part of it out but if you figured out the whole thing i will FALL straight outta my chair...

and that ain't easy ta do when yer chair has arms! ;)

:rofling:

gardenmommy
07-17-2006, 03:42 PM
My package arrived! My package arrived! happy dance

I got two skeins of the most awesome Mission Falls 1824 wool....soooooo soft in an amazing blue color! I LOVE it! So incredible!

AND a nifty bag, and my SYP partner and I *must* have great taste, because I have the "big sister" to this bag for my purse/diaperbag/knitting/lug it all around bag!

AND a great pattern to use for the Mission Falls

AND a terrific keychain, complete with yarn charm on the end!

My Secret Yarn Swap Pal is....(drumroll please!)

Marisa aka mks22300

rebecca
07-17-2006, 04:08 PM
Nice haul....WTG, Marisa :thumbsup:

I got my package, tooo :cheering: :happydance: :cheering: :happydance:
Okay, lots of photos....
I CANNOT believe how well she knows me!!!!!
Oh my! Okay, she emailed me to let me know that my gift would probably be here today...so, I stalked the mailman, of course!
Went inside when the mail arrived and headed right back in (it was raining a bit :rollseyes: ) so I could take photos (last month I ripped it open outside) And, as I was opening it, Moshi (our cat) was helping....
Okay, each thing was wrapped in tissue paper and I opened them one at the time...very hard to do, by the way ;)
The 1st thing that I opened was this very cool bar of lotion :D ...in a nice round can...it works very well, too!
Then, I opened the package with 3 lovely pin :cheering: s!!!!!! (I can use these on my shawls, I think :D )
Next is the soy candle...chocolate covered cherries aroma :happydance: :happydance: ...how cool is that?!
AND......next......THREE SKEINS OF SWTC BAMBOO :cheering: :happydance: :cheering: :happydance: for a total of 5 SKEINS OF SWTC BAMBOO that she has given me...CAN YOU BELIEVE?!!!! I'm thinking this will probably be a lovely shawl.

And....my pal is....still unknown to me...she's a bit of a tease...AND...THE BEST PAL AROUND :thumbsup: :D I'm thinking that she will let me know later today...I sure hope so!!!!!!!

ladyindica2000
07-17-2006, 04:15 PM
Nice hauls ladies!! Very nice stuff!! Now I am starting to get anxious. People are starting to post pics of their awesome July yarns etc. and I want mine toooooo :)

KellyK
07-17-2006, 05:16 PM
And....my pal is....still unknown to me...

OHHHHHH that's MEAAAANNNNN!!!! :(

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

SUCH nice stuff, ladies!

And, YEAH, Bren.... I think YOU are the secret clue QUEEN! I have PART of it figured out, but I cant even tell what that first pic IS! :??

rebecca
07-17-2006, 05:33 PM
And....my pal is....still unknown to me...

OHHHHHH that's MEAAAANNNNN!!!! :(

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

:??

I would agree, had she not sent me WONDERFUL things :D So, even thought I REALLLLLY am anxious to know her identidy so that I can properly thank her....I can live with a bit of teasing ;)

Andrea
07-17-2006, 05:35 PM
Great stuff so far!! I can't wait to get my package!!!!!!1111111 :cheering: :happydance:

jamadian75
07-17-2006, 05:54 PM
:heart: :heart:
I have the most thoughtful Swap Pal and I FINALLY KNOW WHO SHE IS!!
My package came today and I borrowed a digital camera to show the loot because my camera phone is SOOOO not worthy of all these goodies.

Thanks Pal for all the GREAT goodies and emails and e-cards and kindness!!! :heart: :heart:

Now I'll show the pictures so you can :cheering: :cheering: like I was doing when the mail came today (see the names & descriptions on each photo.)

rebecca
07-17-2006, 06:08 PM
OMGoodness....nice haul :cheering: :cheering: WTG, Sandy :thumbsup:

We have such wonderful pals :D

horve1
07-17-2006, 06:11 PM
We have such wonderful pals :D


Yes, Buddy, we do. Thank you!

sara_jayne
07-17-2006, 06:42 PM
WOW!!! Everything looks great!

My pal got her gift today! :cheering: Her camera batteries are charing then she'll take pictures!

This is so fun to see what everyone got! :cheering: :cheering:

Cristy
07-17-2006, 06:42 PM
you guys are getting such great stuff!!! I can't wait until my package arrives...I hope my buddy isn't sad when she sees how much stuff you guys got--I sent all that I could but I couldn't be quite as generous as some of your pals were! I expect my buddy to get her package any day now....so if you haven't gotten a package....hang in there---one of you should get something any day now...:P

carollovesyarn
07-17-2006, 06:59 PM
Ok, I finally came up with a good hint. I was going to post a picture of they yarn itself (camoflauged of course), but I couldn't think of how to do that without linking it back to myself and giving the whole shebang away.

So, without further ado (and much apologies for the lateness of the picture), here is my hint:


OK - I think I finally got yours!!! And I hope you're my SP!!!! :inlove:

itsbecca1979
07-17-2006, 07:01 PM
You crazy yarn hoochies...I'm so jealous!

sara_jayne
07-17-2006, 07:04 PM
yarn hoochies

:rofling: :rofling: :rofling: :rofling:

I love this term!

HollyP
07-17-2006, 08:17 PM
Another hint for my pal!

Born of Fire

KellyK
07-17-2006, 09:22 PM
WOW! NICE HAUL, Jamadian! What a schweetie our Shandeh is!! :heart: :heart: :heart:

That homespun stuff is EXTRA GAWGEOUS!!

ladyindica2000
07-17-2006, 09:34 PM
Ok, I finally came up with a good hint. I was going to post a picture of they yarn itself (camoflauged of course), but I couldn't think of how to do that without linking it back to myself and giving the whole shebang away.

So, without further ado (and much apologies for the lateness of the picture), here is my hint:


OK - I think I finally got yours!!! And I hope you're my SP!!!! :inlove:

Oh, I'm glad someone got it. Sorry, you aren't my yarn pal... but hopefully she will be reading and figure it out. That would be neat to see it all come together when she opens it. I didn't send my name with the stuff.

rebecca
07-17-2006, 10:12 PM
WOW! NICE HAUL, Jamadian! What a schweetie our Shandeh is!! :heart: :heart: :heart:

That homespun stuff is EXTRA GAWGEOUS!!

LOL, love, love your freaky looking avatar, KK :thumbsup:

Tammy6071
07-17-2006, 10:55 PM
Everybody is getting the best packages!!! :cheering: :cheering:

Shandeh
07-17-2006, 10:55 PM
WOW! NICE HAUL, Jamadian! What a schweetie our Shandeh is!! :heart: :heart: :heart:

That homespun stuff is EXTRA GAWGEOUS!!

Aw shucks.....Thanks, Kelly! That yarn is some of my very first spun yarn, and I wanted to share it with my Marceline!

It was SO HARD to hide my identity! I used my husband's email account, so I called myself Marvin the whole time. I thought it was so cool when I found out that Marce liked Marvin the Martian!

The hardest part for me was avoiding calling my hubby "Marvin" in any of my forum posts. I was sure Marce would figure me out.....so I called him "hubby" since June, and did a search in the forum to change his name in all my previous entries.

Now, I can be free to say his name again. :D

Shandeh
07-17-2006, 10:59 PM
you guys are getting such great stuff!!! I can't wait until my package arrives...I hope my buddy isn't sad when she sees how much stuff you guys got--I sent all that I could but I couldn't be quite as generous as some of your pals were! I expect my buddy to get her package any day now....so if you haven't gotten a package....hang in there---one of you should get something any day now...:P

Cristy, no need to apologize....Some of us just got carried away with the excitement and couldn't stop giving! I'm sure your pal will be pleased with your gift! ;)

Sara
07-17-2006, 11:12 PM
So when I got my pal's name, my heart sank a little. I was worried that I could never live up to the legend that is her husband, Lonnie. I have lived in fear that he would trip up my plan by coming home with an armload of SWTC Bamboo for her to work with and I would have to scramble to come up with something else. But given her reaction (ecstatic), I think I was quite successful. :D

I didn't put my name in with her final package because I wanted the magic to last a few more hours.

:happydance: I'm so happy that you like your stuff, Rebecca! I couldn't have asked for a better recipient! :heart: And I'm especially happy that my idea worked in with your plans. Enjoy your yarn!

:heart: :heart: :heart:

mks22300
07-17-2006, 11:41 PM
Kristen, I'm soooo glad that you like everything I sent you! I have to tell you, that I was very tempted to keep that yarn for myself!!! :rofling:
By the way, did you get my hint when you saw your yarn? I was killing 2 birds with 1 stone since it's a picture taken in a park that's practically in my backyard.
And we must have the same taste! I can't believe you have the "big sister" to that bag! :rofling:

Ladies, you are all getting wonderful things! Oh, I can't wait for mine!!!!!

carollovesyarn
07-18-2006, 12:11 AM
Falls = Mission Falls! Very good! I didn't get that one!

gardenmommy
07-18-2006, 08:26 AM
:doh: I didn't get that part of it, but I do now! LOL From my first package, I suspected my pal was from New York, and I was thinking something "Niagra" LOL

I think you need to march right on over to your LYS and *do* buy yourself some more of that Mission Falls!

catownedanna
07-18-2006, 08:45 AM
Here are clues to what I have put in the mail already! (One clue is for the yarn itself and one is for something else in the package...)

KellyK
07-18-2006, 08:49 AM
Oh, Anna.... I dont know that those will keep well coming all the way across the oceans! And, arent there laws about importing agricultural products?? :rofling:

mintdee
07-18-2006, 09:33 AM
Okay I got my clues all picked out. Enjoy :devil:

kristinw
07-18-2006, 09:47 AM
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to my secret pal KELLY K! You totally rock! I feel so honored that you were my secret pal. Like I'm a cool kid now! I understand the first hint now, but what about the cars?? :thinking:

I got 2 skeins of Blue Sky Organic Cotton and 3 patterns. Plus a cute little bag from the infamous Chix with Stix!!

That organic cotton is oh so special http://bestsmileys.com/drooling/3.gif (<-- we need a drooling emoticon like this!! The one we have is funny looking!) You're right - nothing like the cotton I am used to. Now to decide what to knit with it!!

And I totally blame you now for my new addiction to MMMmmmmalabrigo (thanks to my fabulous gift last month)!! :inlove: I *need* more!!! Not sure my husband thanks you for that. He thought I was a nut when I started fondling the new skeins I bought.

Anyway, thanks so much!! :inlove: :happydance:

KellyK
07-18-2006, 10:00 AM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Im SO glad you like it, Kristin!! (Did you have me figured out??) The cars are from Cermak Plaza, right down the street from me in Berwyn. ;)

I cant believe you havent said anything about the packaging I used.,.. I thought last month's was SURE to draw commentary! :roflhard: (I LOVE Sams club, btw)

Those 3 patterns are written especially for Blue Sky cotton... 2 skeins will make little Nicholas the Baby Bobbi Bear (he's easy.... knit mostly in the round!) or, if you get more, the cute tank or cardi. And, yeah... when you said "no cotton", I saw that you had been having a dishcloth-a-palooza. This is NOT for dishcloths! (yes, we DO need your drooling emoticon!)

I cant wait to see what you are going to make with that blue/green/yellow MMMmmmmalabrigo from last month! Arent the colors BRILLIANT? (you DID say you liked blues and greens... that's about as blue & green as it gets!)

MUAH! As I said in the card, it was SO fun to pick gifts for a new knitter AND a new mommy! :heart: :heart: :heart:

You have always been a "cool kid". :rofling:



And, Sandy..... now you're just makin stuff up to confuse everybody. Elephant poop catcher? C'MON!! :rollseyes:

Toast King
07-18-2006, 10:01 AM
Look out for what's in mintdee's bag when it arrives on your doorstep!

"Berry Berry" nice clues, catownedanna ;-) Ho ho ho.....


Here's my next clue:
http://www.shelterrockchurch.com/GIFs,%20BMPs,%20JPGs/RainbowMohawk.jpg

That organic cotton looks lovely :inlove: kristin, what are you gonna make?

mintdee
07-18-2006, 10:07 AM
Do not be concerned if it smells a little off. hehehe

Tammy6071
07-18-2006, 10:29 AM
Here's another clue for my pal!

kristinw
07-18-2006, 10:45 AM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Im SO glad you like it, Kristin!! (Did you have me figured out??) The cars are from Cermak Plaza, right down the street from me in Berwyn. ;)

I cant believe you havent said anything about the packaging I used.,.. I thought last month's was SURE to draw commentary! :roflhard: (I LOVE Sams club, btw)



I didn't have you figured out at all! As soon as I saw the envelope yesterday though, I knew!! AND I totally forgot about last month's package. :doh: For all to see here is the box I got last month!! :roflhard: :roflhard: :rofling:

As for what to make with the cotton, I'm not sure! The bear is so cute, but I love the tank and cardi patterns too. See now you are enabling because I am going to have to buy more. That's what this site should be called - "The Enabler"!! :roflhard:

I'm making a cute little felted purse out of the malabrigo. I've never knitted with wool before and this stuff is luscious!! :inlove: I wound it at my LYS and they were in awe of the colorway! He had never seen it and wants to order it.

Thanks again!! I just love this place! :heart:

itsbecca1979
07-18-2006, 10:59 AM
Bwahahahaha I LOVE the kotex box!

KellyK
07-18-2006, 11:08 AM
OMG, Kristin... did you KEEP the box, or had you taken a pic of it when you received it?? :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: Keeping it for posterity.... It IS a good box... solid, a good size, colorful? :roflhard:

WOW... your LYS had never seen it?? Isnt it FUN to have people oogling your stash?? 8-)

Hmmm, Tammy.... something in NAVY perhaps? :thinking: No clue WHAT to think about that rainbow mohawk. :??

kristinw
07-18-2006, 11:10 AM
OMG, Kristin... did you KEEP the box, or had you taken a pic of it when you received it?? :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: Keeping it for posterity.... It IS a good box... solid, a good size, colorful? :roflhard:


The box stays and my kitty thanks you tremendously for it!! It is just her size!! :roflhard: :roflhard:

rebecca
07-18-2006, 11:20 AM
So when I got my pal's name, my heart sank a little. I was worried that I could never live up to the legend that is her husband, Lonnie. I have lived in fear that he would trip up my plan by coming home with an armload of SWTC Bamboo for her to work with and I would have to scramble to come up with something else. But given her reaction (ecstatic), I think I was quite successful. :D

I didn't put my name in with her final package because I wanted the magic to last a few more hours.

:happydance: I'm so happy that you like your stuff, Rebecca! I couldn't have asked for a better recipient! :heart: And I'm especially happy that my idea worked in with your plans. Enjoy your yarn!

:heart: :heart: :heart:

OMGOODNESS :shock: You are the best pal, EVER :cheering: :cheering: LOL, after checking my email every 15 minutes after getting my package, I wondered when you were going to tell me who you are...LOL, I had no clue that you would reveal your name on the forum....very funny :rofling: :roflhard:
You, my friend...have nothing to worry about as far as Lonnie goes...he was very impressed with my goodies ;) As was I....obviously! You sure made this swap a LOT of fun for me...YOU'RE THE BEST swapping pal around :thumbsup: :cheering: :happydance: :cheering:

Tammy6071
07-18-2006, 11:46 AM
Hmmm, Tammy.... something in NAVY perhaps? :thinking:

Well....maybe :devil:

KellyK
07-18-2006, 11:50 AM
The box stays and my kitty thanks you tremendously for it!! It is just her size!! :roflhard: :roflhard:

And, it will be good for her regular AND super days! :roflhard:

kristinw
07-18-2006, 11:50 AM
OMG, Kristin... did you KEEP the box, or had you taken a pic of it when you received it?? :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: Keeping it for posterity.... It IS a good box... solid, a good size, colorful? :roflhard:


The box stays and my kitty thanks you tremendously for it!! It is just her size!! :roflhard: :roflhard:

And here she is enjoying the Kotex love!

dustinac
07-18-2006, 11:53 AM
:cheering: Its great seeing the boxes come in and marking names off the who has my name list :lol:

Here are my clues for my pal all in one spot...

KellyK
07-18-2006, 11:57 AM
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OK - people are starting to look into my office wondering what Im CACKLING at. :blush:

Andrea
07-18-2006, 12:04 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: Kotex love, baby!! That's hilarious!!!!1 :roflhard:

Angelia
07-18-2006, 02:43 PM
OMG, a Kotex box! Kelly, you win the "most hilarious packaging" award, I'm certain of it!

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

rebecca
07-18-2006, 02:47 PM
Just looking at that box makes me so glad I had a hysterectomy :rofling: :roflhard:

horve1
07-18-2006, 02:54 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: No hysterical-ectomy here (just the natural result of time) - but I agree w/Beck - every time I have to pick up supplies for DD, I'm glad there's one benefit to getting older!

Sara
07-18-2006, 04:58 PM
You, my friend...have nothing to worry about as far as Lonnie goes...he was very impressed with my goodies ;) As was I....obviously! You sure made this swap a LOT of fun for me...YOU'RE THE BEST swapping pal around :thumbsup: :cheering: :happydance: :cheering:

Hee Hee! Lonnie's impressed with her goodies! Well, I should hope so! :eyebrow:


I'm happy if you're happy! And you are so very welcome! :thumbsup:

carollovesyarn
07-18-2006, 05:39 PM
Here are clues to what I have put in the mail already! (One clue is for the yarn itself and one is for something else in the package...)

I think I know this one! I recognize the flower! :thinking: :happydance:

Cristy
07-18-2006, 05:53 PM
okay....I must admit I haven't kept up with this thread like I wanted to b/c I've traveled quite a bit this summer. Yesterday my secret pal emailed me to tell me my stuff is on the way and said that she left clues....unfortunately...I don't know how far back the clues start and there are so many--they all make absolutely no sense to me.

So to my secret pal....I'm up for a good challenge but I have no idea what clues are intended for me....please forgive me for my lame-ness.... :crying: I love guessing games but I don't know where to begin with this one. The only thing that stuck out is where someone posted a pic of blueberries....since you were sweet enough to send brownies to me last time, I was thinking maybe you made me a blueberry pie this time!! LOL!!

rebecca
07-18-2006, 05:57 PM
You, my friend...have nothing to worry about as far as Lonnie goes...he was very impressed with my goodies ;) As was I....obviously! You sure made this swap a LOT of fun for me...YOU'RE THE BEST swapping pal around :thumbsup: :cheering: :happydance: :cheering:

Hee Hee! Lonnie's impressed with her goodies! Well, I should hope so! :eyebrow:


I'm happy if you're happy! And you are so very welcome! :thumbsup:

OMGoodnes....that's too funny :rofling: :roflhard: LOL, well, here we have me, being me...with my foot in my mouth :rofling: :roflhard: Tears of laughter are streaming down my face :rofling: :roflhard:


Cristy...I think they began about 10 pages ago...go have a look, they are fun ;)

Cristy
07-18-2006, 06:00 PM
oh great....10 pages worth to read....I'll be here pulling my hair out all night....thanks!

Cristy
07-18-2006, 06:11 PM
I give...the whiney brat in me is coming out and I'm whining over all of the clues...the only thing that stuck out was the komodo dragon...but that's just b/c he's cute and someone pointed out that it could be related to Noro--which is what I received from my pal....

Oh Pal....I give up.....I'm a moron and I can't figure it out....

brendajos
07-18-2006, 07:17 PM
okay....I must admit I haven't kept up with this thread like I wanted to b/c I've traveled quite a bit this summer. Yesterday my secret pal emailed me to tell me my stuff is on the way and said that she left clues....unfortunately...I don't know how far back the clues start and there are so many--they all make absolutely no sense to me.

So to my secret pal....I'm up for a good challenge but I have no idea what clues are intended for me....please forgive me for my lame-ness.... :crying: I love guessing games but I don't know where to begin with this one. The only thing that stuck out is where someone posted a pic of blueberries....since you were sweet enough to send brownies to me last time, I was thinking maybe you made me a blueberry pie this time!! LOL!!

well the problem you will run into is that if we tell you WHOSE clues are meant for you, you will know who your partner is. Soooooo...just sit back and wait...and then look when you get the goodies. maybe then it will make sense! :thumbsup:


umm....is that a duck billed Jesus? :shock:

Cristy
07-18-2006, 07:22 PM
I know I know...can you tell that I'm not an overly patient person??!?! LOL...

yep...that would be a rubber ducky Jesus!

brendajos
07-18-2006, 07:52 PM
I know I know...can you tell that I'm not an overly patient person??!?! LOL...

bah! i knew that when you were hasslin' me to get the thing started! :rofling:




yep...that would be a rubber ducky Jesus!


all right.... :shock: :rofling:

Sara
07-18-2006, 08:18 PM
So Brendajos is sending "Cow-ee-oh-koi"? :?? :roflhard:

brendajos
07-18-2006, 08:20 PM
aaah ya caught me! :verysad:

mintdee
07-18-2006, 08:34 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Cristy
07-18-2006, 09:04 PM
I know I know...can you tell that I'm not an overly patient person??!?! LOL...

bah! i knew that when you were hasslin' me to get the thing started! :rofling:


Darn...and I thought I was being patient then...LOL!



yep...that would be a rubber ducky Jesus!


all right.... :shock: :rofling:

I know...like I said when I changed it...I know I'm going to hell for this one....



Cow-ee-oh-koi??? I stay so confused....

snephenie
07-18-2006, 09:22 PM
Cow-ee-oh-koi??? I stay so confused....

Hmm...sounds KINDA like kareoke...???

I didn't get pictures taken to hint with...dern it!!!!

Cristy
07-18-2006, 09:27 PM
goodness I'm slow...maybe it's time for bed...

brendajos
07-18-2006, 09:29 PM
yep...that would be a rubber ducky Jesus!


all right.... :shock: :rofling:

I know...like I said when I changed it...I know I'm going to hell for this one....





lol i feel like i say that on a daily basis!

mks22300
07-18-2006, 11:36 PM
goodness I'm slow...maybe it's time for bed...

I just got it too, so you aren't the only slow one! :rofling:

mintdee
07-19-2006, 12:41 AM
:happydance: :happydance:

I got an email from my pal!!!! My package went into the mail today. I think waiting for this one is going to be harder than the last one :shock: My pal said that she made something that didn't turn out right so she remade it. :thinking:

I am dyin here :doh:

:roflhard: :roflhard:

KellyK
07-19-2006, 12:49 AM
I KNOW!!! THE ANTICIPATION! MY swap pal said that her daughter knit something for HOWIE!! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: Its like I have TWO pals! :heart: :heart: :heart:

JessicaSant
07-19-2006, 12:58 AM
here's my hints:

(tee hee)

mintdee
07-19-2006, 12:58 AM
Oh my gosh that is so cool! Howie is so popular :rollseyes:

:roflhard:

Jeep_Girl
07-19-2006, 09:28 AM
Here is my hint for my swap pal.....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v166/Jeep99_Girl/frogcrawler.gif

rebecca
07-19-2006, 12:54 PM
LOL, I'm so happy that I have already received my goodies...and my pal has received her's...now, I no longer have to torture my poor brain with THESE CLUES :shock:
Although...I'm so interested in seeing exactly what they all mean once everyone gets their stuff :D

KellyK
07-19-2006, 01:00 PM
Here is my hint for my swap pal.....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v166/Jeep99_Girl/frogcrawler.gif

Cherry Tree(frog) Hill???? :happydance:

Jeep_Girl
07-19-2006, 01:30 PM
Cherry Tree (frog) Hill??? !!!

mks22300
07-19-2006, 02:43 PM
KK, you're so clever at figuring these hints out!

KellyK
07-19-2006, 03:04 PM
And, I KNOW that Ive been RIGHT about EACH AND EVERY ONE! :--- [/b]

Jeep_Girl
07-19-2006, 03:05 PM
And, I KNOW that Ive been RIGHT about EACH AND EVERY ONE! :--- [/b]

actually I was wondering what Cherry Tree (frog) Hill was..... :thinking:

brendajos
07-19-2006, 03:08 PM
lol well i thought it was a tree frog too but didn't make the next jump to Cherry Tree Hill yarn...to be fair though....you could have had a picture of a cherry tree on a hill and i still wouldn't have guessed that! :rofling:

Cristy
07-19-2006, 03:45 PM
you guys are much too bright for me...

carollovesyarn
07-19-2006, 04:19 PM
I was thinking Frog Tree Alpaca... :heart:

KnittyKitty
07-19-2006, 06:34 PM
Man! I wish I'd found this site when this was starting! Prolly doesn't matter anyways, it might have been too expensive to ship to Barbados! :lol:

Andrea
07-19-2006, 07:37 PM
:happydance: :cheering: I GOT MY GIFT TODAY!!!!!! :happydance: :cheering: I work midnights, so when my husband came home, he said "Who do you know from Germany??" I said "Now THAT is a good reason to get up!!!!" and jumped out of bed.

She's being sneaky though because she won't tell me who she is yet!! :mad: :mad:

Lovely lovely LOVELY stuff, she is the BEST!!! :heart: Remember my hint I posted awhile back that said "DK"?? It was Debbie Bliss Cotton DK!! :inlove: She spoiled me!!!!!! Green (Purple :?? ) Gable, here I come!! :happydance:

Also included was some tea (which was awesome--already had a cup when I woke up!), stitch markers, some awesome purple/blue wool (which she had sent last month too--enough for some yummy felted something! Haven't decided yet--but it will be for me of course!), and some awesome sock yarn!

SHE ROCKS!!! :heart: :heart: THANK YOU!!!!! :heart: :heart:

horve1
07-19-2006, 07:51 PM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

I finally made myself stop knitting long enough to take pictures of the incredible presents my Swap Buddy sent me.

Before I show you though, I just want to say that I "had her" almost as soon as I got my first package. But she absolutely, totally convinced me I was wrong!!!

Becka (rebecca) was, and always will be, my Buddy! The bestest, most totally wonderfullest buddy ever! If I start trying to tell you how much happiness she has brought to me the last couple of months, I'd never stop. So here, for your drooling pleasure, is what Becka sent me this time:

mks22300
07-19-2006, 07:57 PM
Wow, that's an awesome haul Andrea and horve1! :inlove:

carollovesyarn
07-19-2006, 07:58 PM
WOW :shock:

What lovely packages!!! You gals are truly lucky to have such great pals!!!

:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

sara_jayne
07-19-2006, 08:30 PM
:shock: GREAT STUFF!!! :cheering: :cheering:

Friskums
07-19-2006, 08:45 PM
:inlove: :inlove:

gardenmommy
07-19-2006, 09:55 PM
Woo hoo! :happydance: :cheering: :happydance:

Awesome stuff everyone! :cheering: :happydance: :cheering:

HollyP
07-19-2006, 10:05 PM
Seeing all these packages is making me more and more anxious to get mine!!

Great stuff everyone!!!! :cheering:

Emeraldcutie
07-19-2006, 10:30 PM
I normally am a woman of few words :) (my husband would say otherwise).
But this needed an extended post.
Grab a cup of tea, coffee or the nearest alcholic beverage :)

Needless to say Monday was not a good day for me, My job includes getting yelled at on a regular basis by upset people. Iam tied to a chair for almost 9 hours. (blah blah blah blah).
I decided I would call home on my lunch break to see how things were, when this really happy voice squeals. (and all I caught the first time around is blah blah blah, package, blah blah). After much coaxing it turned into, OMG mom we got this huge package with a card on the front and can I open it NOW. Needless to say I was like..ummmm NO, not until I get there.

The rest of the afternoon dragged on forever.

When I got home I was barely in the door, and my daugher was dying to tear the brown paper open.

First there was the sweetest kitty cat card with a hint in regards to who my partner was.

Then inside were 2 huge shoeboxes. I let Allie have dibs at hers first. Now if you ask my husband Iam not a real emotional person, well I was crying like a baby by the time we were done. I didn't realize how caring people can be that I have never met.

Allies package contained a book (kids knitting) you must be a mind reader cause we just had this book from the library and I had it on a list of birthday/xmas ideas.
A pair of bamboo crystal palace needles (I don't even have any bamboo needles :) She was kind enough to let me try them :)
2 balls of the softest Kiddo yarn from Crystal palace.
A cute kitty cat tape measure.

After I was done being stunned by allies goodies, I opened mine...WELL..
I was totally blown away.
I was never really one to spend much on myself, and like alot of fellow knitters never had a chance to touch some of the lucious yarns we drool at on the screen.
My dream came true.
My package had a skien of Kemps gorgeous sock yarn.
Sock yarn dyed by Cindy H that was so incredible.
And 2 skiens of Blue Sky Cotton. (I have cotton yarn but not anything like this).
She was kind enough to send me a before pic of my treats , and took the time to wind everything for me (cuz I suck at ball winding). No one wants to see what happened to my last adventure with a skein).
Also included were a cat tape measure for me (good thing cause I may have had to "borrow" Allies) beatiful stitch markers and last but not least my very own skein of malabrigo for my keys. If I can get allie to give it up and stop rubbing in on her face..lol

Allies yarn was on her needles in a matter of minutes (she googled it and found the cutest beginner cape pattern.

Needless to say SARA JAYNE you are wonderful.
Thank You Thank You Thank You
I never thought this swap could by so fun and feel so spoiled. :)

Now for the pics :)

gardenmommy
07-19-2006, 11:19 PM
*sniff* It's all so beautiful!

mintdee
07-19-2006, 11:24 PM
I agree!!!!! :heart: :heart:

Everyones stuff is so pretty!

That UPS Man better hurry up darn it. :roflhard:

ladyindica2000
07-19-2006, 11:27 PM
Yay!! All the yarn porn is making my head swim!! You lucky lucky ladies. I was totally bummed seeing all of the goodies, until...











My swap pal sent me an e-card and let me know she shipped today. I will be camping out beside my mail box for the next week and a half waiting for my swap pal's stuff. I am so excited, I could just pee.

Angelia
07-19-2006, 11:55 PM
Lovely lovelies!!! :inlove:

Mine is on its way....my swap pal could be nice and send me the tracking information...I won't try to find out her identity or anything, I promise!

:---

KellyK
07-20-2006, 01:51 AM
My job includes getting yelled at on a regular basis by upset people. Iam tied to a chair for almost 9 hours. (blah blah blah blah).

Hmmmm.... my secret swap partner just told me that HER job entails the SAME THING! ;) :heart: :heart: :heart:

All I can say is WOW! Everyone's gifts are just SO amazing! I just wanna smush my face in ALL of it!! :cheering:

brendajos
07-20-2006, 02:02 AM
My job includes getting yelled at on a regular basis by upset people. Iam tied to a chair for almost 9 hours. (blah blah blah blah).

Hmmmm.... my secret swap partner just told me that HER job entails the SAME THING! ;) :heart: :heart: :heart:


:rofling: :roflhard: :rofling: :roflhard: :rofling:

i don't remember telling you that is what i do! oops! ....though i am more inclined to remind them that until they sign a contract i am not listening to them yell at me!