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psammeadred
06-30-2007, 06:36 PM
Definitely, because they tend to disappear at the most inconvenient times!

My swappee should be getting her goodies soon...can't wait to see if she likes them!

wewantmore
06-30-2007, 08:28 PM
:woot:

I got a cute e-card from my Swappee saying my package went out today.

Now to stalk the mail man all week. Not that I don't do that already. :teehee:

Everyones packages look great. I didn't even think to put in candy. Will do next time.:wink:

clb1968
06-30-2007, 10:16 PM
:woot:


Now to stalk the mail man all week. Not that I don't do that already. :teehee:



I think we all spend a little time stalking the mailman. I got the mail today, he was there filling all the other boxes and asked if he brought me anything good. I said no, all I got was bills and that I am looking for a yarn order(things for me and extra's for the 2nd box), I want yarn, not bills :pray:

Eloewien
07-01-2007, 01:40 AM
Snowbear-- I'm sure your yarn swap partner understands and :hug: hope they figure out whats up... doctors and tests can be utterly frustrating

aineepooh1
07-01-2007, 01:43 AM
My swappee should be getting her goodies any day now ( if not already)~!:aww:

mare-nitt
07-01-2007, 06:51 AM
These swaps are wonderful, you get a chance to learn about other knitters, their talents, and what kinds of yarn they like, it opens up a whole new world of yarns that you normally maybe won't have looked at.

I enjoy chatting with both my swappee and my swapper. And I enjoy the shopping part, and I probably go over board, but I can't help it, I buy for him/her and I buy for myself, it is only fair.

It is fun doing the swaps, I agree it is up lifting esp if you are having a bad day or week. I have started a project for my second package, and I think it will be ok.

And I am still waiting quietly for my first package :rofl:, not really, but I have it under control. Wait, I think I hear the mailman......nope can't be, it is Sunday. It will be here Monday, I just know it. And I have off three days next week to play with all the stuff I get. (Is that positive or what!)

You guys are a great bunch. And everyone has gotten such nice stuff. Can't wait til we do this again.

Marilynn

wewantmore
07-01-2007, 08:45 AM
What sucks is here in the States there's no mail on Wed. So the waiting gets longer. :tap:

redwitch
07-01-2007, 08:55 AM
WEDNESDAY? Why on earth Wednesday? Why not... Saturday or Sunday? Just... why? Why? Seriously!

BostonBecca
07-01-2007, 09:39 AM
It's just this coming Wednesday. It's the 4th of July. Normally there is no mail on Sundays.

wewantmore
07-01-2007, 10:44 AM
Just this Wed. b/c of 4th of July. That makes Thurs run longer so the waiting is longer there too. My guy normally comes about 1ish, but will most likely be here Thurs around 4pm.

redwitch
07-01-2007, 10:28 PM
I see... THIS Wednesday... won't you all be too busy waving flags and barbecuing with family to play with your wool? That's what Americans do on July 4 right?
You don't want to get your wool on a barbecue day if so... too much risk of that sauce getting near the wool.

BostonBecca
07-01-2007, 11:15 PM
MMMM barbecue.....

I will eat some of that, but I'll also be studying for the bar and PO'ed because my Knitpicks order won't come that day because the mail doesn't come that day.

People do wave flags, but we don't have a flag.

I'll most likely spend a good portion of the day studying for the bar exam. Fun times.

I'll also knit.

Shandeh
07-01-2007, 11:21 PM
We sometimes go to our local small-town Fourth of July Parade. They have simple floats, with local businesses, youth sports teams, cheerleaders, fire trucks, police cars, and beauty queens. Each float has people throwing candy to the crowd, so the kids go crazy trying to catch it.

They also have other events at the local elementary school, but we never go to that.

Sometimes, we sleep too late, and miss everything. :teehee:

When my kids were little, I used to buy some ground fireworks, and all the kids in the neighborhood would come to watch them. We'd hand out sparklers and sit around talking.

When I was a teenager, and in my 20's and 30's, we would sometimes go to see fireworks in uptown Charlotte or somewhere else.

About 4 years ago, we went to see the Charlotte Symphony perform with fireworks. That was cool. A couple years ago, we went to see the Charlotte Knights baseball team play, with fireworks afterward. Those were the best fireworks by far in the Charlotte area.

But now that our kids are grown, we just stay home and watch fireworks on TV. :wink:

Doodknitwit
07-01-2007, 11:29 PM
they were great in uptown shot from Bank of America building too!!
before that from Cameron Brown building..
our little town has a parage down the highway of tractors, kids etc.. & fireworks from out park

G J
07-01-2007, 11:39 PM
I'm SO EXCITED!
I got an email from my dahling swapper! She said the package should be here yesterday. Unfortunately, last week some idiot vandals broke into the mailboxes at my folk's place and so all the mail is being held at the post office! :waah:

:woot::woot::woot::woot:SO TOMORROW I WILL GET MY PACKAGE!:woot::woot::woot::woot:

misstialouise
07-02-2007, 04:22 AM
Guess what I got today!!??

:D

OMG.. the Irish cotton/linen is gorgeous.... what am I going to make with it??? :D

wewantmore
07-02-2007, 08:24 AM
Sandy we normally go to the Knights Game for the 4th. But most likely won't this year. I'm just too big and hot to be out in this heat.

We bought some small fireworks. (sparklers, smoke bombs, worms)



Oh that yarn looks yummy. (maybe even with some BBQ sauce on the side.) :teehee:

JamOKnit
07-02-2007, 09:45 AM
Oooooh, bee-you-ti-ful yarn!!!

Eloewien
07-02-2007, 10:05 AM
I'll be knitting up a storm on the 4th- since I don't have to work, it's a good chance to play with some of my projects!!

aineepooh1
07-02-2007, 10:46 AM
Well... GJ.. so SORRY that the yarn vandals tried to steal your packages~!:hug::hug::hug:
Maybe we shoud hunt them down and poke them to death with our metal(boye) knitting needles~!:whistle::whistle::whistle:


Post us some pics when you receive your goodies~!:passedout:

Kaydee
07-02-2007, 10:46 AM
I'll be re-dying my yarn that I'm going to use for my pal's project. I was going for a deep purple/redish and it came out more pinkish.:shrug: It was my first time dying. I think I need more Kool-Aid.

threesmom
07-02-2007, 10:57 AM
Pretty pretty yarns! You all would make great elves at Christmas!!

BostonBecca
07-02-2007, 12:33 PM
My stepmom and little sis should be bringing my package that was sent to their house here tomorrow! Yay! I'll post pictures as soon as I can!

Leah22b
07-02-2007, 12:59 PM
Oh what beautiful beeautiful Yarns....:inlove::inlove::inlove::thud:

:woot:36 of us have already received package #1..:woot: Less then 20 to go...lol:woot:

PaperGirl
07-02-2007, 01:00 PM
Mmm....sweet yarny goodness from my awesome pal!

Swap1 is the whole shebang...Skittles...Soak wash...and the yarn. I LOVE the little card! :heart:

Swap2 is the sock yarn...the colors are kinda summery pastel, I think...I love it! I never would have bought it for myself...but now that I see it in my hands...Im really liking it!

Swap3 is the ArtYarns Meino sock yarn...mmmm...its soft...

And The Lornas Laces is my birthday present from DH. :roflhard:

jeanius80
07-02-2007, 01:51 PM
that artyarns color is so pretty :heart: which one is it?
what a great b-day present, and such a fun colorway too. i have one in a purple and green stripe- waaaaaay bright!

syndactylus
07-02-2007, 02:05 PM
more pretty yarn!

I really hope mine comes today. it might have been sent thursday...

no.
no yarn for me.

PaperGirl
07-02-2007, 02:15 PM
that artyarns color is so pretty :heart: which one is it?
what a great b-day present, and such a fun colorway too. i have one in a purple and green stripe- waaaaaay bright!


#152. :drool:


Dh keeps asking me if Ive started with the "Crab Yarn" yet...:roflhard: I keep telling him...."I havent bought that yet! Its 19$ a ball!"

He was like...:thud:


Told him I was getting it online when I FINALLY order me some Malabrigo...:inlove:

wewantmore
07-02-2007, 02:27 PM
:thud:
:woot:
xxx


My package arrived today. My package arrived today.

I've taken pictures. Lets see if I can figure out how to post them. :thinking:

I'm so excited and happy. I LOVE the colors. And my Pal is so sweet, getting me and baby something. I can't wait for Steven to come home and rub my feet. :teehee:

jeanius80
07-02-2007, 02:40 PM
:teehee: would 'crab yarn' be the lobster pot yarns? :inlove:

and wewantmore- i wish i was gonna get a foot rub :shifty: maybe i can talk dh into one:mrgreen:

PaperGirl
07-02-2007, 03:43 PM
:teehee: would 'crab yarn' be the lobster pot yarns? :inlove:

and wewantmore- i wish i was gonna get a foot rub :shifty: maybe i can talk dh into one:mrgreen:



Crab Yarn is the Tofutsies with the chitin. I really want some...but I couldnt remember if I needed 1 or 2 skiens of it...and at 20$ a pop...I went with the LL instead...:roflhard:

Still 20$ but 2 skiens...

jeanius80
07-02-2007, 03:45 PM
ok, gotcha! :mrgreen: i bought just one ball for the same reason from my LYS! i figured i could at least get ankle socks, but i think they are 100 gram socks, and should make a longer cuffed sock

Leah22b
07-02-2007, 05:04 PM
Just an FYI

www.kpixie.com (http://www.kpixie.com) Has a 100g/465yds TOFUtsies for $15.00

I haven't been able to use mine yet, but I've petted it....lol It's really soft and nice yarn. They also have a free sock pattern if order.

:woot: more yarn...:woot: Those colors are really pretty!

G J
07-02-2007, 11:46 PM
I'm SO JEALOUS!:hmm: Y'all are getting such GREAT STUFF and I still don't have my package! We ran out of time and didn't get to the post office. I hate being dependent on someone else's car! Vacation is great, but I WANT MY SWAP BOX!

But tomorrow's my b-day, so they HAVE to do what I want then, right???? I'll get my package one way or another!!:roflhard:

aineepooh1
07-03-2007, 02:41 AM
HAPPY BDAY GJ~!:cheering::cheering::cheering:
Papergirl... I went to the LYS saturday with my pal:cheering::happydance::cheering::happydance: and I looked at the tofutsies ( it was really cool b/c something about that chitin from the sea creature makes it antibacterial..:passedout:) .. anyhoo.. 1 skein should make 2 socks:FYI~!:waving:

PaperGirl
07-03-2007, 10:40 AM
Thanks! I looked it up in a knitting mag I bought too.....

Happy birthday GJ!

NOW GO GET YOUR PACKAGE!

Shandeh
07-03-2007, 10:44 AM
Pretty Packages! :inlove:

clb1968
07-03-2007, 10:45 AM
Working on pal's 2nd box, afraid to see what it will cost to ship,lol

The doctor called yesterday and DD's mri came back normal , so now she will have to have an EMG at the end of the month, since we still dont know why she has muscle weakness and uneven shoulders.
So I am trying to stay calm and not worry to much, does not work some days,lol

syndactylus
07-03-2007, 11:39 AM
clb, hope your daughter is better by the time they have to do more tests. how old is she? those tests must be so scary for a kid. hope you're all ok.

happy bday GJ!
hope you get some cake with that yarn!

my yarn is at my door, I'm going to get it in an hour!
:woot:

Eloewien
07-03-2007, 11:51 AM
My mailperson has started delivering mail much later... used to be before I left for work at 2pm, lately it's been after, then I have to wait till I get home at midnight. Sheesh! Don't they understand that some of us can't wait that long??? :teehee:

rebecca
07-03-2007, 03:54 PM
Everything is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!
Charlotte, i do so hope and pray your daughter will be okay, I'll put her on my prayer list!
TOFUTsies has a great deal of yarn in that 100 gr. skein! i love, love, love, LOVE this yarn! I had plenty of yarn to knit Lonnie's Music Man Socks (http://whimsicalknittingdesigns.blogspot.com/2007/05/music-man-socks-pattern.html) with one skein...and that is for men's socks!!! He loves them, very cool to wear this time of year.

syndactylus
07-03-2007, 04:53 PM
here's my yarn, with the card and a little dragonfly!
cascade pima melange, cth, royal bamboo, and green sorrento.
it's all so soft!
thank you secret yarn pal!
you are very sneaky!

threesmom
07-03-2007, 05:08 PM
clb - lots of :hug: to you and your daughter - I hope they figure it out soon - for both of you! You'll be in my thoughts.

Every time I check this site, there are more and more pictures of pretty yarn! The pictures - and links to more sales!! - are NOT helping me in my resolve to buy no more yarn until October!

BostonBecca
07-03-2007, 06:15 PM
I got my package today and I love it. More info and pictures later! Thanks swappee, you are wonderful! You went above and beyond.

mks22300
07-03-2007, 06:54 PM
I've been so incredibly busy the last week that I haven't posted much. I got my package from my pal last week (and promptly sent her many thanks!). I got the most wonderful yarn, I felt so spoiled! I'm going to try my hardest to take a picture of it all tomorrow or Thursday.
Thank you again pal!!!!! :hug:

marykz
07-03-2007, 07:03 PM
I just got an email that littleknits.com is having a nice sale starting THURSDAY! just to help everyone out.... :shifty: ha ha ha... Hand Maiden Sea Silk, new colors from fleece artist... some new closeouts....

And my LYS (Fiberworks, in MD) is having her 25% off everything sale starting Thursday. Decisions Decisions!!! What does my secret pal need?!?

It makes me think of the old Bugs Bunny cartoon when he's counting money: 1 for you, 1 for me. 2 for you, 1, 2 for me.....

redwitch
07-03-2007, 11:54 PM
Happy July 4 everyone there... hope you are enjoying your celebration lunch (you have a big lunch for this right? not a big celebration dinner?)
Charlotte... if you feel like you need a laugh... http://icanhascheezburger.com/ hugs

G J
07-04-2007, 01:14 AM
:balloons:Happy Birthday To Me!:balloons:
I GOT MY YARN! :hug:THANK YOU SWEET SWAPPER!:hug:

All KnitPicks Yarns--lovely!

Edit: I thought I included pics, but it's not working. I'll try again tomorrow if I have time.

aineepooh1
07-04-2007, 02:41 AM
Oh please do.. you know how much we love p0rn around here~!!:inlove::inlove::inlove::inlove::inlove::in love:
I am still waiting ~:wall::wall::wall:

I want my yarny goodness...

NOW~!!:wall::wall::wall::thumbsup:

sig
07-04-2007, 05:01 AM
Happy 4th of July!! :blooby:Here i am stalking the mailman... wish my package was here... :drool:

sig
07-04-2007, 07:48 AM
Aghhhh!!!! Yuhuuuuu!!! :eyes::yay::woohoo: iīm sooo happy! i was having a terrible day at work and... i received my package!! Ohhh secret pal, you are sooo great! what beautiful things you bought for me!!! And that undyed yarn!!! is going to be my first time!!! Sooo happy really. Iīll take pictures tonight and post them tomorrow, but so y'all be jealous (:rofling:) hereīs what i got!
Kool aid (thank god, we donīt have kool aid in spain!!)
Knit Picks bare merino wool
Lornas Sheperd sock yarn (baby stripe)
Sugar nīcream cotton (sumer splash and hot blue)
Patons SWS natural plum!!!
Iīm i lucky or what!!! hehehee :rofling::mrgreen:

wewantmore
07-04-2007, 07:52 AM
Ok lets see if I can get a picture or two to load.

redwitch
07-04-2007, 09:12 AM
I am IN LOVE with that sock wool. Opal right? What colourway? And the hempathy's such a pretty colour.

Leah22b
07-04-2007, 10:12 AM
Wow... wonderfull yarns and other items... :cheering::cheering::cheering::cheering:

Pictures, pictures.... we want pictures...lol :woohoo:

We are at 41 people receiving there first package...:happydance::woot::woot:

aineepooh1
07-04-2007, 11:55 AM
we want more~ WHAT is that beautiful rainbow colored yarn~!:inlove::inlove::inlove:

sig
07-04-2007, 12:59 PM
hereīs a picture, not that good since is from my celphone. ok, donīt know whats wrong, iīll try tomorrow. :muah:

clb1968
07-04-2007, 03:09 PM
Thank you for that link , Redwitch , it gave my a lot of laughs.

We have bbq cooking and stuff going on the stove, potato salad, fresh green beans and corn on the cob, going on the grill. OK I am hungrey now.

Shandeh
07-04-2007, 03:51 PM
Michelle, I LOVE your package! :inlove:

And Sig, I look forward to seeing your stuff!

BostonBecca
07-04-2007, 04:28 PM
Here are all the pictures of my goodies!

Eloewien
07-04-2007, 04:47 PM
Wow- that is soooo cool.... I love dragons :)

wewantmore
07-04-2007, 05:41 PM
Thanks for the compliments on my yarn, I'm in love too.

The Panda Cotton is Color: 0061 Seascape Lot: B
The Hempathy is Color: 8 Dye Lot: 80
The "rainbow" yarn is sock yarn that is self patterning. It's called OPAL and the label is in a language I have no clue what it is. It's a sock kit. "Sock it to 'em' starter kit". Hope that helps.

Michelle

Sanibelle
07-04-2007, 06:02 PM
Everyone is getting such great stuff. Has everyone gotten their first package.

I am working on package #2 for my not so secret swappee... I hope she really likes what I am making for her...

mks22300
07-04-2007, 06:17 PM
Such wonderful stuff everyone is getting!
So here's the stash my pal spoiled me with. I also included an unexpected surprise from my sister in law and a book my mom got me.
The yarn I got from my pal is Regia Bamboo Sockwool, Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca D.K., Handpainted Orginals, Brown Sheep Company and Creatively Dyed Yarn Just for You.
The yarn I got from my sil is Rowan Tapestry.

Doodknitwit
07-04-2007, 06:35 PM
wewantmore lovely yarn porn :)

jeanius80
07-04-2007, 06:41 PM
i am so sad. i was about 10 rows from being finished with my secret knit, and noticed a big hole way down on like, row 10. :pout: now i need to put in a safety line, and frog all the way back! this sucks. man, if it was just for me, i would just duplicate stitch over it, felt the thing, and be done. *sigh*:verysad:

Shandeh
07-04-2007, 08:21 PM
The "rainbow" yarn is sock yarn that is self patterning. It's called OPAL and the label is in a language I have no clue what it is. It's a sock kit. "Sock it to 'em' starter kit". Hope that helps.

Is it one of these?
http://www.angelyarns.com/opal-yarn/sock-kits.php

wewantmore
07-04-2007, 10:54 PM
Sandy yes that's it. It's the 1701 Feeling. It's gonna look great when I actually knit it. :teehee:

Shandeh
07-04-2007, 11:00 PM
I know what you mean, Michelle.

I still have some yarn from LAST YEAR's swap that I haven't used.
:wink:

aineepooh1
07-04-2007, 11:14 PM
Nope~ I am still waiting for my yarny goodness althought my swapper told me it would take a while since it's coming internationally~!:aww:

G J
07-05-2007, 02:42 AM
I promised pics! Here's my yarn p0rn! Thanks sweet swapper!

aineepooh1
07-05-2007, 02:52 AM
I love those yarns.. what are they.? :heart:. especially the red one~!

G J
07-05-2007, 02:58 AM
I love those yarns.. what are they.? :heart:. especially the red one~!
KP Twirl in cranberry, KP spinnaker in coral rose and 2 skeins of KP Palette in Ash. The Spinaker is especialy soft and yummy. Now what to make?!?!?!

sig
07-05-2007, 03:01 AM
lets see if it works! The picture was taken with my celphone camera so is not that good... still, i looooove what iīve got!!!!!!:inlove::inlove::mrgreen::muah:

Kool aid (thank god, we donīt have kool aid in spain!!)
Knit Picks bare merino wool
Lornas Sheperd sock yarn (baby stripe)
Sugar nīcream cotton (sumer splash and hot blue)
Patons SWS natural plum!!!

ps love what everybody is getting!!! what a wouderful swap! :mrgreen:

aineepooh1
07-05-2007, 03:05 AM
OH sig... I :heart: the pastel colored yarn in the very front... with the blue and pink/purple.. :inlove:

aineepooh1
07-05-2007, 03:09 AM
GJ~ what TYPE of yarn is the spinnaker.. It is a lovely shade of pink... it looks like boucle (twisty) yarn from the photo.. am i close? :think:and what material are the other yarns... I must have more information before I can give you my educated opinion as to what to make...:teehee::teehee:

cftwo
07-05-2007, 08:59 AM
Beautiful yarns! (And I loved the red Welsh dragon, too. It may be a couple hundred years since my ancestors lived in Wales, but with a Welsh last name, it's easy to stay attached. Someday I'll make it there!)

Leah22b
07-05-2007, 09:51 AM
Woohoo... what beautifull Yarn Porn...lol :inlove::drool::inlove:

We have 14 people still waiting on package#1... :woohoo:More yarn porn should be arriving any day!

Nobones
07-05-2007, 10:06 AM
Everyone is getting such nice stuff!! I love my package and am often fondling my yarn!

I love seeing all this yarn with lots of color in, I hadn't seen much of it before, but it's turning me into quite a fan.

I don't know about anyone else but the chocolate in my parcel didn't last very long! :teehee:

I've got a few items for the 2nd package, but am still waiting on the yarn I ordered! It's making me very impatient! What are people doing for the 2nd package? I wasn't sure if I should knit an item or just knitted related items. The thing I'm going to knit is only small so I want to put a little something extra in it. What's the 2nd package deadline BTW, I might need to have a back up knitted item in case I can't get the yarn in time.

Leah22b
07-05-2007, 10:26 AM
I'm working on a pamper me package... a few small knitted items and some handmade items to go with it. :woot:

The mail date for Package #2 is August 1st.

Edited to add:
Oh my chocolate is still around. I'm rationing it... as I can't get this kind in the states...lol and I'm not sharing at all...lol It's all mine...

syndactylus
07-05-2007, 12:19 PM
I just got an email that littleknits.com is having a nice sale starting THURSDAY! just to help everyone out.... :shifty: ha ha ha... Hand Maiden Sea Silk, new colors from fleece artist... some new closeouts....

And my LYS (Fiberworks, in MD) is having her 25% off everything sale starting Thursday. Decisions Decisions!!! What does my secret pal need?!?

It makes me think of the old Bugs Bunny cartoon when he's counting money: 1 for you, 1 for me. 2 for you, 1, 2 for me.....

thursday as in today?

thanks.

aineepooh1
07-05-2007, 01:09 PM
I am still waiting for package #1:pout::pout:... come on mailman, come on.. .bring mommy her yarny goodnes~!:aww:

marykz
07-05-2007, 01:13 PM
syndactylus- yes Thursday as in TODAY!! 7/5!! Littleknits.com sale and Fiberworks sale. (I'm assuming you are asking about the kittleknits)

(can I just scream- I just splurged on a Jordana Paige bag at 25% off from my shop. Purple leather satchel- I'm in looooove!!! )
http://www.jordanapaige.com/images/1798.jpg

and I got some goodies for box # 2 for my pal....

PaperGirl
07-05-2007, 01:17 PM
Such pretty pretty yarn everyone is showing off!

aineepooh1
07-05-2007, 01:24 PM
mary kz...Oooooooooooooohhh how purdy~!:inlove::inlove::inlove::inlove::inlove:
such a lovely lilac satchel.. BTW: you are not splurging.. .you are saving money by buying it on sale~:thumbsup:

marykz
07-05-2007, 01:26 PM
mary kz...Oooooooooooooohhh how purdy~!:inlove::inlove::inlove::inlove::inlove:
such a lovely lilac satchel.. BTW: you are not splurging.. .you are saving money by buying it on sale~:thumbsup:

:roflhard: I tried that line on the hubby- he shook his head and said but you still spent 75%!!! :roflhard:

(he doesn't *really* care, just likes to tease me.....)

aineepooh1
07-05-2007, 01:31 PM
a $ale is a $ale is a $ale~!:happydance::happydance::happydance:
anyhooo... its not like your NOT gonna use it and get your moneys worth over and over again.:shrug:

jeanius80
07-05-2007, 01:45 PM
so i wandered over to littleknits ... i don't see a difference in prices from a couple days ago :shrug:
everyone yarns ae so pretty! i love it:cheering:

marykz
07-05-2007, 01:53 PM
so i wandered over to littleknits ... i don't see a difference in prices from a couple days ago :shrug:
everyone yarns ae so pretty! i love it:cheering:
Hmmmm. this is the email I got....
"Greetings from a warm Seattle!
A quick FYI to make you aware of several new colors and product lines from Fleece Artist and Hand Maiden with a surprise closeout that will be listed this Thursday (on sale at 45% off)!
We have new colors of Hand Maiden Sea Silk in and US purchases containing a skein (yes, one skein), of Sea Silk ship free. You can see our Sea Silk collection here http://www.littleknits.com/products.php?cat=315 (http://www.littleknits.com/products.php?cat=315)
and use the 'seasilk' coupon at checkout for free shipping (without the quote marks). This offer cannot be combined with any other coupon or free needle offers.
New colors of Suri Blue http://www.littleknits.com/products.php?cat=451 (http://www.littleknits.com/products.php?cat=451)
Blue Faced Leicester http://www.littleknits.com/products.php?cat=344 (http://www.littleknits.com/products.php?cat=344)
and Peter Rabbit http://www.littleknits.com/products.php?cat=349 (http://www.littleknits.com/products.php?cat=349)
are here.
We have a new sock yarn by Fleece Artist in; Nova Sock with 10+ new colors that will be listed this Thursday as well. You can see our collection of Nova Sock here http://www.littleknits.com/products.php?cat=472 (http://www.littleknits.com/products.php?cat=472)
.
We also received a new shipment of Sea Wool, Fleece Artist's sock yarn with seacell that is on sale at 15% off here http://www.littleknits.com/products.php?cat=450 (http://www.littleknits.com/products.php?cat=450)
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We have a new closeout by GGH/Muench, Velour, a yarn that is very similar to that of Berocco's Suede that is on sale at 50-70% off with pattern support. You can see Velour here http://www.littleknits.com/products.php?cat=475 (http://www.littleknits.com/products.php?cat=475)
. We are also clearing out our Touch Me & Touch Me Due lines at 20-25% off, which can be seen here http://www.littleknits.com/categories.php?cat=398 (http://www.littleknits.com/categories.php?cat=398)
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Hope to see you all at Little Knits.
Be well and have a great July 4th!
Sue F"

Nobones
07-05-2007, 02:08 PM
I'm rationing it

:?? Can you do that with chocolate? Nah, that's a myth!

And I didn't share either, not even with hubby! (insert evil laugh!)

aineepooh1
07-05-2007, 02:19 PM
why would you want to share your chocolate?:shrug::shrug::shrug:

Leah22b
07-05-2007, 02:31 PM
Hehehehe Yup you can ration...lol... makes the yummmmmmmmmmy goodness last as long as possible...Just 4 or 5 pieces a day... thats it. Then I have to put it away...

Sometimes I'm nice and will let people try something new, but not this time, this time its all for me...:woot:

syndactylus
07-05-2007, 02:32 PM
oh, I thought the sea silk would be on sale. :pout:
oh well.
thanks!

mare-nitt
07-05-2007, 03:18 PM
The mailman came and left, no package. :pout:

There is always tomorrow!:pray:

threesmom
07-05-2007, 03:34 PM
I was hoping the SeaSilk would be on sale too! I read the email quickly when I got it, and got my hopes all up.:???: There's some nice stuff there, but I can't decide how to justify it to myself ... but I guess if you subtract the shipping cost (since you only get the free shipping if you order the seasilk) from the cost of the seasilk, it is sort of like being on sale :thinking:.

Pretty pretty yarns everyone - keep posting those pictures!!

kristinw
07-05-2007, 03:47 PM
wooopeee!! I got my package!!! :cheering::happydance::woohoo::woot:
Oh my goodness, it is all so lovely!!! There's something special about getting yarn that someone else bought for you!!

I got 2 balls of Royal Bamboo (OMG - so soft!! :inlove:); 2 skeins of KP Memories, and a skein of sock yarn from an indy dyer, and some little sample skeins from the same dyer. It is all so wonderful and I just love all the colors - they are all so me!, and ones that I would have picked out myself! Yay me!!! And thank you so much to my wonderful pal!! :hug::hug:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1110/729998682_2ef2ce0c3a.jpg (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/%3Ca%20href=)">

Eloewien
07-05-2007, 03:49 PM
My mailman was walking up the hill as I left for work.... grrr

PaperGirl
07-05-2007, 04:05 PM
Oooohhhhhh! Prettys!

Leah22b
07-05-2007, 04:43 PM
Oh what Yummmmmmmmmmmmmyyyyyyyy Yarn...:inlove::inlove:

Everyone is getting such nice yarns...:woot:

Shandeh
07-05-2007, 04:48 PM
Kristin, OMG!!! :thud:

aineepooh1
07-05-2007, 06:16 PM
Mare-knit~ ME too ME too~! :shrug::shrug: :passedout::passedout:



Please mr mailman bring me my yarny goodness PPPPPPPlllllllllllllllleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee~!!:pray:: pray::pray:

wewantmore
07-05-2007, 06:58 PM
:thud:

That is some YUMMMY yarn

BostonBecca
07-05-2007, 07:32 PM
Kristinw- I love, love, love that Memories yarn you got!

aineepooh1
07-06-2007, 01:39 AM
Secret Pal ~ I emailed you~:hug::hug::hug:

I KNOW MY yarny goodness will be here soon~!!:cheering::cheering::cheering::cheering::ch eering:

Kaydee
07-06-2007, 09:09 AM
Kristinw- I love, love, love that Memories yarn you got!

Ditto!!:inlove:

snowbear
07-06-2007, 11:18 AM
*growls waiting on mailman... had to switch to thicker ice float due to bady temp elevated due to waiting..


Still haven't heard from who I mailed my package to.. and haven't received my 1st package...


* Knocks on window making sure I'm really here...


* waves as I slip off for more Dr.s tests.

KathyinCali
07-06-2007, 11:39 AM
Everyone's packages are so yummy! :cheering:

snowbear
07-06-2007, 12:06 PM
FYI- Not all packages may come from the mailman... perhaps another type of delivery person could do the honors... Fed Ex... UPS,.. etc.... :whistle: Just FYI....



* really gone now... can't be late. *poof*

PaperGirl
07-06-2007, 12:51 PM
OK...

I just went nuts shopping for package 2.

I wonder if my pal would be upset with MORE yarn? :roflhard:

orcoastknitter
07-06-2007, 12:53 PM
FYI- Not all packages may come from the mailman... perhaps another type of delivery person could do the honors... Fed Ex... UPS,.. etc.... :whistle: Just FYI....

I was informed that my package was sent out last Friday... :tap:

I have my Fed Ex (all three methods) and UPS delivery gal/guy trained very well. If they have a package for me, they just bring it by my work, it's the same route as my house. If they were to deliver to my house it takes them about 40-50 minutes round trip. So it's always funny to see them jump up (not really) with glee when they don't have to drive all that way to deliver a package.

letah75
07-06-2007, 01:13 PM
Hi all,

I've been lurking but not posting on this thread. But I got my yarn in the mail yesterday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I will post pictures tonight. I have to tell you I love my swapper!!!!!!! OMgoodness, she sent me the most lucious bamboo yarn, wonderful teas, candy, and a skein of yarn for my boyfriend's son so he can practice "yarning"!!!

Little Jr. was with me when I opened the package, and he was so excited. He is planning on making a "rug" with the yarn he got. He was so happy, the minute his daddy got home, he ran up with the yarn (and the candy), saying "look what we got in the mail!!! I'm gonna get sticks and yarn! I'm gonna make you a rug daddy!"

Can't wait to show you all the pictures. Wish you could feel the bamboo yarn, WOW it's soooooo soft and lovely.

Thank you yarn fairy!

Kaydee
07-06-2007, 01:19 PM
Little Jr. was with me when I opened the package, and he was so excited. He is planning on making a "rug" with the yarn he got. He was so happy, the minute his daddy got home, he ran up with the yarn (and the candy), saying "look what we got in the mail!!! I'm gonna get sticks and yarn! I'm gonna make you a rug daddy!"

Awww, that's so cute!

orcoastknitter
07-06-2007, 01:30 PM
OK...

I just went nuts shopping for package 2.

I wonder if my pal would be upset with MORE yarn? :roflhard:

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

aineepooh1
07-06-2007, 01:43 PM
orcoastknitter.. I :heart::heart::heart:how you have the mailman/ ups/fed ex men trained~!!


Good Job~!:notworthy::notworthy::notworthy:

orcoastknitter
07-06-2007, 01:50 PM
orcoastknitter.. I :heart::heart::heart:how you have the mailman/ ups/fed ex men trained~!!


Good Job~!:notworthy::notworthy::notworthy:

Unfortunately I don't have the mailman trained, stoopid government rules! But my UPS guy is pretty funny. One day I told him that I was expecting a package on such n such day, he looked at me said ohhh "you are one of THOSE people huh?" and smiled. I admitted to him that I am package stalker!

:rofling:

ADAllen
07-06-2007, 02:29 PM
Unfortunately I don't have the mailman trained, stoopid government rules! But my UPS guy is pretty funny. One day I told him that I was expecting a package on such n such day, he looked at me said ohhh "you are one of THOSE people huh?" and smiled. I admitted to him that I am package stalker!

:rofling:
Aren't we all one of those people :teehee:

clb1968
07-06-2007, 02:58 PM
OK...

I just went nuts shopping for package 2.

I wonder if my pal would be upset with MORE yarn? :roflhard:

Papergirl, I went a little nuts shopping for my pal today too. I went to Yarn Heaven,:cheering: it is 8 minutes from where I work. Got a few things for my swapper and some sock yarn for me, now just need to find a sock pattern.

kristinw
07-06-2007, 03:14 PM
OK...

I just went nuts shopping for package 2.

I wonder if my pal would be upset with MORE yarn? :roflhard:

um yeah, I would be pissed. :teehee::teehee: As if! Who could be upset with more yarn!!! Is there such a thing!? :roflhard:

kristinw
07-06-2007, 03:15 PM
Unfortunately I don't have the mailman trained, stoopid government rules! But my UPS guy is pretty funny. One day I told him that I was expecting a package on such n such day, he looked at me said ohhh "you are one of THOSE people huh?" and smiled. I admitted to him that I am package stalker!

:rofling:

I'm the same way at work! I get all my yarn delivered there. The UPS man thinks I am a nutjob! :roflhard:

Momto G B and H
07-06-2007, 03:28 PM
I got my package yesterday!
I received 2 skeins of Tahki Cotton Classic, one in navy and one in a turqouise blue, one skein of Schachenmayr Nomotta Blue Jeans cable, and one ball of Sugar and Creme Fiesta Ombre. I also got a very cute little silver angel and some yummy looking coffee.
Thanks pal!
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1402/738349519_6a09a80e54.jpg?v=0
http://flickr.com/photos/9102083@N02/738349519/in/set-72157600468232964/

Eloewien
07-06-2007, 03:52 PM
I'm still stalking :) I had to go get a dose of yarnage since my box hasn't gotten here... I bought some Lambs Pride to make a purse for a friend while I wait... :hiding: package... where are you? are you out there? :teehee:

rebecca
07-06-2007, 08:12 PM
I LOVE LOVE everyone's goodies! What wonderful surprises we are all getting!! We all have such wonderful pals!!! :cheering::cheering:

Okay, I need help from ya'll, please! Part of my pal's 2nd package is the Ribs and Lace Tank from Spring Interweave Knits, you can see it here (http://www.interweaveknits.com/backissues/SP_07.asp), it's the 2nd picture, black top. Okay, here's where I need your help....I'm knitting the straps and the pattern states "knit straps for 11 inches and try it on and make adjustments if necessary" Well, it's obvious I can't do that! So, do you think it's better if I 1. knit the straps (9 St sts each strap) 11 in. and didn't graft them to the back so that you could try it own to make sure the length was right and then graft them yourself OR 2. do you think I should go ahead and graft them and not weave the ends in on the straps so that they can be easily undone if the length isn't right? Then if the length is right all you have to do is weave in a couple of ends. OR 3. I knit the straps 11 inches as stated in the pattern, graft and weave in the ends and send it on?! I opt for #2 idea, but I would LOVE to know what you think!

PLEASE....EVERYBODY...I NEED YOUR HELP!!!!! Thanks:blooby:

kristinw
07-06-2007, 08:21 PM
Hmmm, I vote for #2 also. I know if I was knitting it, I would hate to send it incomplete, ya know? But you never know - if you graft them, it just may fit. And if it can be easily fixed if it doesn't, then that would be perfect.

BostonBecca
07-06-2007, 08:52 PM
Ditto

itsjustmeghan
07-06-2007, 09:36 PM
i say #2. at least most of the work is done if it fits, and if it doesn't, it means you're swappee doesn't have to go digging the ends out. perfect!

i haven't heard from my swappee lately...i think i'll shoot them an email to see how their fourth was (and maybe get some hint of what i'm getting and when i can expect package #2! :teehee: )

i'm nearly done with my swapper's project. i think i have 8 more rows, then i get to assemble...i have one more piece to the puzzle before i can finish it all up. i'm hoping to pick those up tomorrow. maybe i'll see if i can find some other cute little goodies while i'm at it!

jeanius80
07-06-2007, 10:04 PM
i vote for #2 :mrgreen:

still haven't finished my knit for 2nd package :pout:

rebecca
07-06-2007, 11:12 PM
Thank ya'll so much for sharing your opinions! I'm SO glad ya'll had the same thought as I....now, keep voting, please, people, I'll be ready to graft tomorrow!!! It's pretty, too.....if only I were younger and smaller I'd have to have one!!!! Ahhhh, I am working on the "smaller", but can't do anything about the younger, LOL!!!
I believe I'm enjoying Part 2 more than Part 1! I was NOT going to knit, I intended to get my pal a LOT of knitting accessories, books, maybe, all sorts of fun things, but all of a sudden I dedided to knit and it's really been fun, a nice diversion from my 27 mile long "things I need to knit" list!

threesmom
07-07-2007, 10:45 AM
I love :heart::heart: that tank, Rebecca! What a great choice! I vote #2, too. :grin:

And I agree about enjoying the second part even more than the first! I am just finishing up my pal's shawl, and I had such a good time with it, I almost hate to finish it!

Nobones
07-07-2007, 11:41 AM
I vote 2, definably the better idea I think.

I love everyone's parcels, and am enjoying watch other people's enjoyment. I don't know about anyone else, but I can't wait for part 2!

rebecca
07-07-2007, 11:46 AM
Thanks so much, ya'll! I'm so happy that we are all in agreement!
Thanks, Beth, i really like the tank, too! I am so enjoying knitting for my pal....looks like we are all having fun! I was going to stop with this tank, but I've got yarn leftover and plenty of time, so I think I will continue to knit for her, it's such FUN!!!!!

mare-nitt
07-07-2007, 01:18 PM
:happydance::happydance::happydance::happydance::h appydance::happydance:

Yep, my package is here. And it is wonderful, I love it, love it. I got a Cap Puccino Kit, cool (It came in that cute container) I got a cute little woolie lamb that measures. I got some knitting needles. A spritz bottle that I can us to water my cactus collection (or use it to cool myself down when I am knitting like a fool, LOL) But seriously I do have a cactus collection in my kitchen window, I love how those hearty plants can grow,
And I got two skeins of Mountain Colors Hand Painted Yarn, and oh my god, the colors are wonderful. I am a back to nature country living girl and the color combos are so fresh and alive. Yeah, ok, I really like it, sorry.
Here is a pic. Thank you to my swap partner, it was worth the wait, :cheering:

aineepooh1
07-07-2007, 02:10 PM
Love It~ My secret swapper last time (chel) got me that little lambie tape measure ... and I :inlove: it it's too cute. and it's funny to watch peoples faces when I whip it and out and people realize it's a tape measure~!:rofling::rofling:
Love the yarny goodness~


OK.. its almost time for the mailman at my house.... :thumbsup:

snowbear
07-07-2007, 05:34 PM
capachino? lol Ok... How did she send coffee in a cup?

Secksiebrat
07-08-2007, 12:31 AM
Hey I've been meaning ot post the last 3 days, but real life is so crazy right now I haven't had much of a chance. I wanted to post pictures of my swap stuff that I received right before I went out of town. I got them up on my blog, so you will have to go drowl over it there :) I love my new sock yarn and can't wait until I have some time to pick a sock pattern and knit some up!

Thanks swap partner. I can't wait for my next box to see what's next and who you are!

:cheering::cheering:

http://secksiebrat.blogspot.com/2007/07/summer-swapper-stuff.html

~danielle~

jeanius80
07-08-2007, 01:09 AM
secksiebrat- that is a great colorway your swapper made for you. so cheerful!

aineepooh1
07-08-2007, 01:52 AM
YEA~ I got my yarn:inlove::inlove:
thank you swapper
MY yarn came internationally ... I got some yarns I have never seen before.. 2 BIG hanks of eco wool in red ( 225 gm EACH)~ yippee for cotton... BTW: I should be getting my ball winder soon and i can wind all my hanks into balls~!:cheering::cheering::inlove::inlove::inlove ::inlove:. I got 2 skeins of a white cotton/ synthetic blend.. called Melange ( i have never seen it before... but i guess that's because it's only made in canada:eyebrow::eyebrow::whistle:..hmmmm.. think I might have gained a clue~! and some lovely metallic yarn that shimmers and has little bead like things in them. sorry dunno what ithe beadie things are called called...but the yarn is from no boundaries
and a funny little note from my swapper
thank you very much!!:waving:
see today was my lucky day 7/07/07:aww:

clb1968
07-08-2007, 12:37 PM
Not yarn from the swap, but I treated myself to some sock yarn.

jeanius80
07-08-2007, 01:09 PM
nice treat, i really like the colors

Shandeh
07-08-2007, 09:00 PM
Pretty, Charlotte! :inlove:

snowbear
07-09-2007, 06:04 AM
*settles on her ice float determined to catch the mailperson. My package has got to be there....

*Yawns.. maybe a nap while I wait..


All those pretty packages... sooo beautiful.... *patience has never been my long suit....

Eloewien
07-09-2007, 09:12 AM
I know the feeling snowbear... my mailman must think i'm weird...

pandaca
07-09-2007, 10:35 AM
Just ordered the last of the stuff for my swap partner's second package. As soon as it gets here, package #2 will be in the mail! I think I'm even more excited about this package than I was the first one.

Leah22b
07-09-2007, 10:36 AM
Woohoo...:woohoo::woohoo: Everyone's yarn porn is sooooooo pretty!

An update.. we are down to single digits.... Just 9 more waiting for package #1. More yarn porn... we want more yarn Porn...:woot:

I'm so enjoying knitting my little pamper me items... I can't wait for package #2. Have a great week everyone. I'll be off line for a few days while I travel. I expect to see lots more yarn porn when I log back in...lol

meearnol
07-09-2007, 12:17 PM
I checked the delivery tracking number my swapper sent me, and it says my package is at my house RIGHT NOW!! It's taking everything I have not to leave and go get it. Come on 5! :nails:

Seriously, I'm dying to open it up. My swapper has been great, emailing me regularly and asking questions that make me think she's really getting to know me. I'm so excited!! :happydancing:

PaperGirl
07-09-2007, 01:42 PM
DH just busted me on my purchases for box 2. :roflhard:

meearnol
07-09-2007, 04:10 PM
Okay, so I didn't make it until 5. I left at 3, and boy am I glad I did! My pal ROCKS!! She sent me some amazing yarn, and some great smelling hand creams. Whoever you are, you did an awesome job!! :muah::muah::muah::muah::muah:

Here are some pictures of everything. Keep in mind that my camera really stinks, and it really doesn't do justice to the pretty colors:

Here's everything all together
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9124845@N08/762807893/http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1021/762807911_c32ed13954_o.jpg



Here's some Hemp and Lorna's Laces
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1026/762807893_b3cc90606a_o.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9124845@N08/762807847/

This is a really pretty hank of Art Deco in Rainbow
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1277/762807847_a486598874_o.jpg


Cascade 220 and Alpaka Soft
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1210/762807861_bcdd1d513d_o.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9124845@N08/762807861/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9124845@N08/762807789/
And last but not least, some really yummy smelling hand creams
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1058/762807789_95b8072d1a_o.jpg

My pal really spoiled me! WOW! I can't wait to start knitting with these gorgeous yarns! :drool:

Eloewien
07-09-2007, 04:22 PM
Wow... I've always wanted to try LL!! Those are gorgeous!

yarnswap2007
07-09-2007, 04:37 PM
So glad you like it.

I want to try the hemp too, so I will have to go and get some for me, and the LL.

jeanius80
07-09-2007, 04:50 PM
i really love the color of you LL! i would have left work early too :teehee:

Eloewien
07-09-2007, 06:36 PM
I'm grumpy at my mailman (yea- it's a he)... he's started delivering to my house after I leave for work at 2:30pm... then I have to wait until midnight when I finally get home (30 min drive each way) to see if anything is there... how am I supposed to stalk him if he's not showing up till later?? :hiding::verysad:

snowbear
07-09-2007, 07:10 PM
*mopes...

Still no word from who has me.. no emails in 3 weeks, and hasn't responded to mine.


*Just wonder if this bear has been abandoned....:pout:

robynbird
07-09-2007, 07:41 PM
What an awesome package!

Ok so...what are some of you knitting for your pals? I made one thing but am beginning to think it's not enough. Ideas, suggestions...all are welcome! :)

orcoastknitter
07-09-2007, 07:45 PM
Snowbear, I am waiting patiently for my package as well. Maybe our packages are being delivered by carrier pigeon??????

Eloewien
07-09-2007, 07:49 PM
or... *shudders at the thought** they got lost... :(
Dear God,
Please don't let my package be lonely, let it come to me soon!

-- E
*chuckle*

BostonBecca
07-09-2007, 08:13 PM
I hope that you nine get your packages soon!

P.S. I definately think I know who my swapper is since I got my package. The tatting gave it away. Unless there is some really tricky person who sent someone else pictures of their tatting who is also from the UK and asked them to post it. That would be a really elaborate method to hide your identity.

P.P.S. I am very lucky to have the tatter? as my swapper.

Is that even the correct word? Tatter? We use a very similar word here to refer to potatoes. I would hate for my swapper to think I am calling her a potato.

jeanius80
07-09-2007, 08:46 PM
i would hate for my swapper to think I am calling her a potato.


your too funny! and very lucky to have a tatter as your swapper :mrgreen:

i hope the last 9 get your packages soon!:pray:

robynbird, i am knitting a thing to be felted by my swappee, and including a book i think she will like as well as some little goodies i made for her too! :heart:

Eloewien
07-09-2007, 09:19 PM
I've got a lacework scarf going in some purty yarn :)

snowbear
07-09-2007, 09:38 PM
OK.. will wait till next monday.. then it will be 2 weeks late. Then I'll really start to worry.. just moping now....:pout:

rebecca
07-09-2007, 09:41 PM
I can't believe what everyone is getting! Everything is BEAUTIFUL!! I have to say it, we have a bunch of great swappers!!

I'm still working on Part 2, I've knit 2 Mason Dixon Ballband cloths (http://www.canadianliving.com/canadianLiving/client/en/Crafts/DetailNews.asp?idNews=236610&idsm=307) for her kitchen and 2 for her bath. Last night I finished the Ribs and Lace Tank (http://www.interweaveknits.com/backissues/SP_07.asp) and did as we agreed, grafted the straps to the back, but didn't weave in the ends in case she needs to adjust the straps, the grafting can be easily undone and I'll send extra yarn in case they need to be longer. And tonight I cast on for the Lacy Beverage Bag (http://www.interweaveknits.com/default.asp) (scroll down) that the girl is carrying with the Lacy Yoga Bag, but I changed to the st pattern of the yoga bag. I'm doing it in the same yarn as the tank, Knit Picks Main Line. This is the 1st time I've knit with this yarn and I'm loving it! I'll have pics as soon as I block the tank!

jeanius80
07-09-2007, 09:54 PM
wow becka! thats a lot of knitting! i have my fingers crossed that i'll finish this in time to mail it very soon ....

robynbird
07-09-2007, 11:05 PM
Wow, Becka! That's a lot!! I need to get busy!!!!

aineepooh1
07-09-2007, 11:26 PM
Hmmm becka ... I wonder who your pal could be?

orcoastknitter
07-09-2007, 11:32 PM
Yippy Skippy! I got my package today... I will post pics later....:happydance:

rebecca
07-10-2007, 12:34 AM
wow becka! thats a lot of knitting! i have my fingers crossed that i'll finish this in time to mail it very soon ....
Remember now, I'm home all the time and have a good deal of time to knit! Also, our deadline isn't until Aug 1, no need to hurry, at least I hope not, or I'm in trouble, LOL!!

Wow, Becka! That's a lot!! I need to get busy!!!! It's really not that much, like I said, I have a LOT of time to knit!

Hmmm becka ... I wonder who your pal could be? Well, I'm gonna tease her until I send her package! I'm gonna have photos of everything before I ship it right here, too....then I won't ship it for a while, or, maybe I'll ship it before I post the photos, who knows :shrug: only me and I'm not telling!!! Yes, I've been tormenting and teasing my pal on pretty much a daily basis, then sometimes just a few days a week, LOL, I'm mean, LOL:shrug: who knew??!!!

orcoastknitter
07-10-2007, 01:57 AM
Oh my I absolutely love my package :muah: :muah: :muah:

Thank you secret swaper.

They did their homework and then some.

Here is what I got....

12 Mini Bags of Microwave Popcorn - Movie Theatre Style (my fav)
1 Yummy bar of Lindt Milk Chocolate
1 Package of Busy Bones for Greta
1 Stick of Chapstick (which I am addicted to)

Now for the yarn goodies....

1 hank of Alpaca with a Twist - Baby Twist 100% Baby Alpaca in a beautiful dusty blue color

1 hank of Twisted Sisters 100% Fine Merino - absolutely beautiful shades of green

2 hanks of Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock in Mother Lode http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n214/jasulau/thebox.jpg



http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n214/jasulau/babyalpacablue.jpg



http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n214/jasulau/twistedsistersgreen.jpg



http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n214/jasulau/lornaslacesbucksbar-1.jpg



Thank you!

Whoever you are..... :muah:

marykz
07-10-2007, 08:55 AM
1 hank of Twisted Sisters 100% Fine Merino - absolutely beautiful shades of green

Oooh that Twisted Sister's is GORGEOUS!

I'm making progress on package #2- but I gotta admit to going overboard! I found a great site that produces cooool personalized products using your own designs/pictures and I got carried away..... (www.zazzle.com (http://www.zazzle.com) you can use your flickr pics or other pics)

more soon!

michellebreton
07-10-2007, 09:20 AM
So how are we going about identifying ourselves? Do we just sign a note in this second box? Any clever ideas out there?

Michelle

clb1968
07-10-2007, 09:29 AM
I think I have to go and get myself some of that Lorna's Laces sock yarn, I have just loved all the different ones posted here.


So much great yarn!

I have a couple of small things I have knitted for my pal, and then a few things I have found that I just know she needs, I have given her a couple of hints to who I am , not sure if she "knows" though.

jeanius80
07-10-2007, 10:04 AM
i think to reveal myself i am just going to include a card. not creative.

Nobones
07-10-2007, 10:08 AM
i am knitting a thing to be felted by my swappee, and including a book i think she will like as well as some little goodies i made for her too! :heart:

Oh dear, I hope your not my secret swapper I'm scared of felting! A book! I never thought of that, mmmmm.

I've got a couple of items to put in the next box, but the yarn I need STILL hasn't arrived yet. I might have to fall back on something else, or send the box a week late. What would you guys do? I would like to knit the item I had in mind, I'd have to have a good hunt for something else to make.

I have no idea who my lovely swapper is. I haven't gone looking, the only clue I was given was she's in the US! That narrows it down to all of you bar 1!

I'm just going to sign a card, that way she'll find out when she gets the second parcel.

BostonBecca
07-10-2007, 10:59 AM
If you think it is something your swapper really wants or will enjoy a lot, I would just send the box a little late. I am excited to get my second box, but I had to wait a little while because I had to get the box shipped to my parents house and then have them bring it to me. It was hard waiting but so worth it! I think I would rather wait for something my swapper had taken so much time and effort in choosing for me.

I'm making my person that lace kerchief I posted as well as the felted bowl. I might have some yarn left over from the bowl in which case I might make a little felted bag for the stitch markers I made for her.

I think I might inscribe the book I got for my swappee to reveal myself. Or I might put a card on top of all the goodies telling them to open one first and put a clue as to the goodie to open next with a clue in the next one, etc. and have the last one be the one I have my name in? I would probably put clues as to my identity as well in all the packages, getting more and more obvious as they go, so the person might be able to guess as well. I already have a card for my person to include in the package so that would be either the first or the last.

BostonBecca
07-10-2007, 11:03 AM
OH MY GOD that twisted sisters green yarn is gorgeous. I'm making a note of it to get when I need to reward myself for something!

Leah22b
07-10-2007, 11:19 AM
Oh what beautiful yarns and pictures... I want them all...lol:teehee:

We are down to 7 still waiting :hug: I'm sure its just a matter of waiting on the post to arrive. Its only 10 days after the official ship by date...So hopefully they will arrive anyday now!

This is sooooo much fun.. I'm so stealing everyones ideas for the future and Def. looking into several of the yarns... Wow... LOVE IT!:inlove: :passedout:

threesmom
07-10-2007, 01:05 PM
I definitely have a MUCH bigger wish list now than before everyone starting posting pictures! Lorna's Laces (which I had been wanting to try anyway) and that Twisted Sisters! So pretty! :heart:

I'm about to block the shawl for my pal - I'll try posting pictures later. I can't wait to see what everyone else is working on!

:hug: Snowbear! It's so hard waiting! However, I was reading Stumbling on Happiness by a psychologist (his name escapes me right now), and his finding was that overall, while we may think otherwise, we are actually happier when we are anticipating something, rather than actually experiencing it. Maybe this is a way to look at your waiting. (He might not have done any of his studies with yarn though - that might be altogether different! :teehee:)

PaperGirl
07-10-2007, 01:18 PM
I finished felting the first project for my pal last night, but it turned out horrible.

DH says it looks like that wrap they put around potted plants. :(

Oh well, I have other ideas. Just gotta get moving faster!

rebecca
07-10-2007, 05:06 PM
Coastie, absolutely GORGEOUS yarn!! Love all the goodies, the popcorn sounds yummy...I LOVE popcorn!

G J
07-10-2007, 06:01 PM
Everything is SO LOVELY! Love the Lorna's Lace. I've never seen it before!

Doodknitwit
07-10-2007, 07:30 PM
beautifullllllllllllllll

itsjustmeghan
07-10-2007, 09:17 PM
no clue who my person is....no clue and it's both killing me and the suspense is super exciting! all i can do is cross those fingers and hope they treat me half as good as they did on the first box!!! :teehee:

snowbear
07-10-2007, 09:29 PM
OK..


Did I happen to mention patience has NEVER been one of my long suites?


The mailman ran from me today.. Litteraly.. He said..NO! No package.. and wouldn't even get out of his truck!



OK.. How many of us haven't received our packages? I have a feeling we will get them Friday... and we'll turn an unlucky day.. (13) into a lucky day!

Power of Positive thinking...

clb1968
07-10-2007, 11:30 PM
OK..


Did I happen to mention patience has NEVER been one of my long suites?


The mailman ran from me today.. Litteraly.. He said..NO! No package.. and wouldn't even get out of his truck!



OK.. How many of us haven't received our packages? I have a feeling we will get them Friday... and we'll turn an unlucky day.. (13) into a lucky day!

Power of Positive thinking...


I hope your package gets there soon. I hate waiting too.

Friday 13th is always a good day for me, I was born on a Friday 13th.

michellebreton
07-11-2007, 10:36 AM
My turn, my turn! I got my package yesterday, and it was sooo sweet! My swapper sent me some beautiful bamboo yarn, and some really nice cotton. I also got some yummy hand lotion and a little notebook. I'll try to post a picture later!

Michelle

pandaca
07-11-2007, 10:45 AM
Ooh, I just finished making a baby set with Alpaca with a Twist and it is sooo soft. And that Lorna's is gorgeous!

Weebie
07-11-2007, 02:30 PM
My package came on Saturday and it was fabulous!!!!! :heart:

My secret knitting pal is the best!!! :muah:

I received: Socks that Rock in colorway Metamorphic, Sirda Snuggly Baby Bamboo in a beautiful light purple, Crystal Palace Yarns Panda Cotton in color way Blueberries and Grapes and some AMAZING baby Alpaca hand-dyed and spun from my secret pal's home state in colorway October. I also got a lovely journal and a sheep magnet!!!

I was completely spoiled and then some!

Hope my pictures will show up!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/kc4668/random%20stuff/DSC00291.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/kc4668/random%20stuff/DSC00292.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/kc4668/random%20stuff/DSC00294.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/kc4668/random%20stuff/DSC00300.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/kc4668/random%20stuff/DSC00301.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/kc4668/random%20stuff/DSC00303.jpg

jeanius80
07-11-2007, 02:46 PM
those are some great yarns! i have been wanting to try that panda cotton....does that mean there are just 5 left waiting?

orcoastknitter
07-11-2007, 04:18 PM
Very pretty yarns! :inlove:

I have some panda cotton and panda wool, just haven't tried them yet.

orcoastknitter
07-11-2007, 04:19 PM
Ooh, I just finished making a baby set with Alpaca with a Twist and it is sooo soft. And that Lorna's is gorgeous!


That alpaca twist is very very soft. I couldn't stop petting it when I got it. I like to squish it too. :rofling:

rebecca
07-11-2007, 05:53 PM
Don't you LOVE the Panda Cotton?! My pal sent some to me, too. Oh my, the baby bamboo looks LUSCIOUS....everything does!!!!! WTG!!

robynbird
07-11-2007, 06:13 PM
Well, my swappee will be getting a surprise soon....maybe....this has been such fun for me! I totally went wayyyyy over my limit on both boxes but there was so much to give that I couldn't stop. :rofling:

JamOKnit
07-11-2007, 06:45 PM
Oh........:passedout:

I am in HEAVEN!!!!

My secret swapper is the BEST!!! Not only was I the very first to receive my package #1, but now she has been quick with package #2, and it was the FIRST EVER package that I received at my new house!!:cheering::cheering::cheering: Can I just tell you how exciting that was?

I got a GORGEOUS fuschia lace knit scarf, a set of row counters, a wrap sweater pattern, and a handmade DPN needle case!! I can't even begin to describe the love I felt from this package!

Thank you thank you thank you!!! :hug:

Here are some pics:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y25/Diana74/Knitting%20projects/giftspkg2.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y25/Diana74/Knitting%20projects/knitscarfgift.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y25/Diana74/Knitting%20projects/DPNholder.jpg

I love everything!! You are the sweetest! What a great swapper! :happydance:

(should I reveal my secret swapper or wait until later so that people won't have more clues to who is NOT theirs?)

robynbird
07-11-2007, 06:48 PM
What a great package!!!

snowbear
07-11-2007, 07:08 PM
*waiting for Friday the 13th.. going to be my lucky day.. *keeping paws crossed....:pout:

jeanius80
07-11-2007, 07:57 PM
thats such a pretty scarf! very cool dpn holder too.
swappee, i am knitting away! as soon as i am done, its headed your way :)
as far as revealing who sent to you, doesn't bother me! i have no clue who has me, except *think* s/he lives in jersey :lol:

rebecca
07-11-2007, 08:50 PM
Oh My, Jam! Everything is GORGEOUS!!!!

Shandeh
07-12-2007, 02:10 AM
OMG! JamOKnit, that is exactly what I wanted to give to my partner. A lace scarf, and a dpn holder. :teehee:

I guess I need to think of something else now....or NOT! :wink:

Weebie, your package makes me want to buy more at the yarn shop!

Quiltlady
07-12-2007, 06:58 AM
I'll be sending out my package soon.

I have not heard from the girl whose name I have in weeks. I hope she is okay. :rollseyes:

ADAllen
07-12-2007, 07:39 AM
I'll be sending out my package soon.

I have not heard from the girl whose name I have in weeks. I hope she is okay. :rollseyes:
I haven't heard from the person I've been gifting to in a bit either. She also hasn't posted that she received her first package though she did e-mail me when she got it. I just keep telling myself that she has limited internet access. It keeps me from thinking that something might be wrong or that I'll send package #2 to an empty house who's family has gone on vacation.

JamOKnit
07-12-2007, 11:47 AM
Shandeh, I'm sure your swapper will love those gifts too if you choose to send them! LOL

Kaydee
07-12-2007, 03:23 PM
Wow Jam, a second package already?! It looks great. Its gonna be a while before I get ming out seeing as I haven't cast on my project yet (I was having some yarn issues). So you'll have to wait a bit pal, but I'll try to make it worth it.

snowbear
07-12-2007, 03:31 PM
I'm trying my hand at stitch markers...They can really be addictive...I've become amazed at how pretty somthing so useful and simple can become!

I'm going to my lys to finish up some purchases, and get the 2nd box ready by next Thursday.

Hopefully she'll find a use for them..lol

KathyinCali
07-12-2007, 05:42 PM
Wow how exciting:cheering: I'm traveling most of the summer and not able to sign on often :( but each time I do I see more wonderful things!

I'm trying my best to wait another week to send the second package to my swapee but I'm itching to send it now!

I got such beautiful yarns from my pal (I posted them long ago) and now I'm enjoying them on the road :)

Eloewien
07-12-2007, 06:51 PM
*chuckle* hubby is starting to get kinda annoyed that I call him every evening to see if I might just have a box of yarn waiting for me when I get home at midnight....

Leah22b
07-13-2007, 12:02 AM
:cheering::cheering: Pretties...lots of pretties...:woot: I love pretties!

We are down to 5 or possible 4 if one person has received but not posted... :hug::hug:

:pray:Packages... stop traveling the world and go home to your new family!

I hope your packages listen and make a quick trip and get home soon!

Shandeh
07-13-2007, 01:29 PM
Leah, you are always so good about knowing who is still waiting for their stuff. You GO girl! :thumbsup:

snowbear
07-13-2007, 04:03 PM
I've got my 2nd box almost ready to mail out.. and it's been over a month since I heard from who has my name. No replies.. no yarn.. it's Friday the 13th... I guess it just isn't my lucky day

Hope who's name I have enjoys the stitch markers, it's really fun trying to find diffrent beads to go with diffrent findings

Take care I'll talk to all after the surgery...

Big bear hugs!

jeanius80
07-13-2007, 04:06 PM
snowbear! i hope your surgery goes well, and ou have a quick recovery! :hug:

Eloewien
07-13-2007, 04:32 PM
My package got a bit delayed, but it's on its way-- not lost in the mail, and will probably be here monday or tuesday!!!! :woot::woohoo::happydance:
:hug: thank you secret pal! Hope things get better soon!

itsjustmeghan
07-13-2007, 05:08 PM
snowbear,
maybe you should PM snephenie and see if she still has the list around...maybe she can PM/email the person who has you to find out what's going on?
i'd hate to think someone would bail without telling someone, and keep the goodies someone sent them... :pout:

mks22300
07-13-2007, 06:52 PM
Almost have package number 2 ready! Just have a few odds n' ends to get. :grin:

Snowbear, hope your surgery goes well! :hug:

G J
07-13-2007, 10:19 PM
Snowbear, I hope things get better for you VERY SOON!:heart::hug::heart:

itsjustmeghan
07-13-2007, 10:26 PM
oh, and get better soon, snowbear. i hope you feel better!:hug:

Nobones
07-14-2007, 06:53 AM
Good luck with the surgery I hope it goes well, I do hope you get your goodies too. You must tell Snephenie she'll sort it out.

Quiltlady
07-14-2007, 07:42 AM
Well I received my package in yesterday's mail. My swapper was "Robynbird". I love everything she sent me. If I had to pick a favorite item ...it would be hard to do.

Quiltlady
07-14-2007, 07:53 AM
Here is the picture of all of my goodies from "Robynbird".

Here are a few of the items...a big safety pin that is a stitch holder, the beautiful felted bag, wonderful beaded stitch markers, #17 Denise needles, and my favorite I think is the Historical wooden bobbin!!! I also received dp needle holders shaped like sweaters, a Norweigian knitting thimble, a needle and hook gauge, point protectors and a silver mesh beaded bag that has tiny lace note pads in it.

Robynbird, thank you again so much.

threesmom
07-14-2007, 08:33 AM
This has been so exciting watching what everyone's getting! Such great things - and the second boxes are awesome! I do hope everyone who hasn't gotten the first box yet will get it very soon. :hug:

Is it okay if I post pictures here of what I finished for box #2 to get some feedback? Thanks!

robynbird
07-14-2007, 09:50 AM
Robynbird, thank you again so much.

I'm glad you liked it all and I hope you didn't already have those size Denise needles. :) I had a great time getting to know you. :muah:

jeanius80
07-14-2007, 12:18 PM
what a great package robynbird and quiltlady! thats a beautiful bag :heart:

rebecca
07-14-2007, 08:36 PM
OH My! Robyn is a great swapper,indeed!!! Lucky you, WTG!!
This is such fun! I love, love seeing all of the lovelies!

robynbird
07-14-2007, 08:46 PM
Awww...thanks girls. :) I had so much fun and yes I probably went way over budget but it was so worht it. :)

Leah22b
07-14-2007, 11:30 PM
Leah, you are always so good about knowing who is still waiting for their stuff. You GO girl! :thumbsup:

You can't tell I love spreadsheets can ya...lol:oops:

Get better soon snowbird :hug::hug::hug::hug: Hopefully your package will come soon!

OH more pretties Yummy!:inlove:

Threesmom - Post away... post away I'll give you feed back and It's package #2 so it doesn't matter if they know who you are when they open the package.

snowbear
07-15-2007, 12:26 AM
[quote=Leah22b;905972]You can't tell I love spreadsheets can ya...lol:oops:

Get better soon snowbird :hug::hug::hug::hug: Hopefully your package will come soon!


I think this is meant for me.. *looking at self.. no wings.. 4 legs..big white carnivous... hmmmm mammal...

I'm uh snowbear....lol :thumbsup:


Thanks for the hugs...lol

mare-nitt
07-15-2007, 08:01 AM
Hope your doing better soon snowbear, and your package comes.

Everything that everyone is getting and sending looks so nice. I had my 2nd package ready to go, but the gift I made, which I thought turned out pretty good, got put on hold when my DH told me he thought it was a hat! Wrong!

Back to the drawing board.:??

I will think of something, maybe some homemade fudge would be better or safer.

snowbear
07-15-2007, 10:52 AM
hey.. what does he know? I'm sure your gift looks awesome. But, I also know very very very few knitters are going to turn down chocolate!


Big bear Hugs to ya...

threesmom
07-15-2007, 11:12 AM
Okay folks - opinions please!

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1247/809521163_3959a086a7.jpg?v=0

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1393/809521271_cc99601dee.jpg?v=0

It's a feather and fan shawl in berroco denim silk - it looks sort of shiny in these pics, but it's not - it's more rough silk that got fairly soft in blocking. It's a little uneven at the midpoint in the back. I loved doing it, but is this something someone would want?

Sorry about the links, but I can't seem to get pictures to appear here today
Thanks all!!!

robynbird
07-15-2007, 11:23 AM
I think it's beautiful threesmom!

PaperGirl
07-15-2007, 11:26 AM
Its absolutely GORGEOUS! Whoever is your pal will be THRILLED!

rebecca
07-15-2007, 11:28 AM
Okay folks - opinions please!

but is this something someone would want?


I should say so, it's GORGEOUS!!!!

snowbear
07-15-2007, 11:48 AM
:thumbsup:that is just awesome!

ADAllen
07-15-2007, 11:53 AM
that's beautiful! You really are spoiling whoever you have.

threesmom
07-15-2007, 12:38 PM
You guys are too kind :aww:! Thanks everyone! I can now send with more confidence!

Eloewien
07-15-2007, 12:40 PM
Absolutely gorgeous!

jeanius80
07-15-2007, 01:57 PM
i agree with everyone too thressmom! its very pretty:heart:

BostonBecca
07-15-2007, 02:38 PM
It's lovely threesmom!

Shandeh
07-15-2007, 02:40 PM
Very lovely! :inlove:

I want one! :pout:

Quiltlady
07-15-2007, 02:54 PM
Charmy, I haven't heard from you in weeks. :oo: I hope you are okay. I was your secret pal. I mailed out your package today. Maybe you can post here when you get it so I know. Hope you like it all.:lol:

JamOKnit
07-15-2007, 04:34 PM
Beautiful!!!

OK, so since Quiltlady revealed her swapper, I will reveal my wonderful swapper...it is "Cftwo" and I am still in love with everything she sent me! Thank you for being so quick about it too!!

I, like many others, have sorta overspent on package #2 for my swappee....{gulp}. Oh well, it's just money and it's for a good cause, right? (yarn and knitting is ALWAYS a good cause.....) :thumbsup:

BostonBecca
07-15-2007, 04:42 PM
I think I overspent by a fair amount. I did buy something and was unsure whether or not I should keep it. I am pretty substantially over and I bought this thinking I would only send it if I was under or couldn't find something good to make.

Also, I am going to have a fair amount of yarn left over from something I am making. Would it be ok to send the extra yarn with the band and the knitted item to my swappee? It will be under a ball.

snowbear
07-15-2007, 04:48 PM
I think it would be great to send along the extra yarn.. That way if anything happens she'll have some to repair.

You're a very considerate swapper!:hug:

Doodknitwit
07-15-2007, 05:50 PM
i thought it was after 2nd pkg that we reveallllll :psst: our ident:poke:ity

wewantmore
07-15-2007, 06:44 PM
Threesmom that looks VERY cozy. Very nice.

Shandeh
07-15-2007, 07:05 PM
i thought it was after 2nd pkg that we reveallllll :psst: our ident:poke:ity

I thought it was IN the 2nd package that we did it.
(I think that's what they did.)

robynbird
07-15-2007, 07:50 PM
I revealed myself in my 2nd box.

oneyarn
07-15-2007, 11:13 PM
threesmom, your shawl is wonderful and someone is going to be so happy when they open box #2.

BostonBecca
07-16-2007, 09:01 AM
I finished my first project for my swappee. It's a little felted bowl and was my first time at felting. It took a long time (front load washer-about 3 hours) but it finally felted down to the size and thickness I wanted. No pictures because I want the person to be surprised at what it looks like, but I am so happy it turned out so well! Whew.

Nobones
07-16-2007, 09:09 AM
I'm really sorry swapper but your box is going to be a week late. It's a combination, of getting yarn in time, being poorly at the moment and money. I promise you I'll make it worth the wait. (I know you know who you are I just don't want to say, until everyone has reveled themselves)

kblue
07-16-2007, 09:47 AM
golly i haven't been here for a while. DH's got time off and this whole month we've been doing tons of stuff with the kids. I've got a few little things here and there for my pals 2nd box I even decided to knit her something i hope she likes it. The only other things i can think of putting into the box are non knitting things like a cute notebook, pretty pens, smells good stuff, and sweet treats:teehee:.

Everyone's got such lovely things and now people are starting to get their 2nd box of goodies and the big REVEAL!!!!!!!!! YAY:woot:

This was such a fun swap!!!!:waving:

clb1968
07-16-2007, 09:56 AM
The shawl looks great , threesmom, I am sure your swapper will love it.

I am working on my 2nd box, got lots of goodies, almost finished with the scarf I am knitting. Need to get a couple of more goodies and then I will send it off.

Can you believe it is July 16th already ?

threesmom
07-16-2007, 10:38 AM
:muah::hug::muah:
Thank you everyone! I really appreciate it!

BostonBecca - I am so glad you posted how long it took you to felt! I always think I'm doing something wrong because it has taken me FOREVER the two times I have done it.

I went WAY over budget on box 2, too - I couldn't help myself!

I can't wait to see what everyone is sending - I'm always so in awe of the talent here - I sometimes even hate to look at the FO pages!! But its always inspiration!

snowbear
07-16-2007, 11:07 AM
Still no word.. & I emailed snephenie.. oh well.. life goes on..

I've finished one project, and the stitch markers...now to make something good & chocolate! Afterall,, knitting requires energy!

I should be mailing the 2nd box out this week...

I'll reveal myself in the box.. hehehe I mean I'll tell her who I am...


Have a Beary Great Day!

PaperGirl
07-16-2007, 11:25 AM
Im working on finishing box #2 right now! Im not sure if Ill have anything knitted in there for her....shes so talented at her knitting...I think if I put something *I* knitted in there, it will pale horribly in comparison. :roflhard:

SO more yarn and yummys for her!

BostonBecca
07-16-2007, 11:32 AM
Hey Snowbear, if you don't get a box please let us know. I know that I would want to help make up some stuff for you, stitch markers, etc. I think we could all pull together and have you covered with lots of yummy little tidbits from all over the place.