Yarn for Kalei

Adventures in crafting...my obsession with yarn, beads, and scrapbooking.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Ronnie is the BEST!

Thanks Ronnie!!! I just received the package today. My family loves everything. Thanks for thinking of my boys. They have already taken apart and put back together the Star Wars puzzle several times. And the hubby appreciates the licorice. Black panda licorice is SO yummy. Love the tea and the tea sign. I am going to find the perfect place to hang it.

The house elf is adorable. The whole family loves him. And you totally read my mind about the needles. I was out when the package was delivered and I almost stopped on the way home to buy some size 7 needles to make an Irish Hiking Scarf but decided not to because the ones at Michael's have dull points. And when I got home, there was your package with not only size 7 needles but sharp, pretty ones! YEY! I am so excited to start the scarf tonight. I put a close up picture of the house elf and the needles below.

Plus I needed some blue eyelash yarn to knit a hat for the Boston Children's Hospital. Mini of Minestrone Soup is collecting chemo hats. This will be perfect. I can knit it up this weekend and have it out in time to make the Feb 28 deadline. I will donate it on behalf of both of us. :0)

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Yarn Candy and Fav Color Swap 2

MMMMMMMMmmmmmmm....Yarn Candy! I went to La Petite Knitterie yesterday and got some lovely light blue melange Blue Sky Alpaca and Heather Inca Alpaca to make Irish Hiking scarfs for Lukas's parents. While I was there I couldn't help but get some of the loveliest Argosy Hand Dyed Cashmere for a beanie for me to wear in NJ. It is going to be COLD and a simple beanie made out of this cashmere is going to keep me warm and look great too!

Ok..down to business... Favorite Color Swap Questionnaire

1. What are your top three favorite colors? Pink and Burgundy are my favorite colors but I also love blues, greens, and creams. All colors actually as long as they are not neon.

2. What crafts do you really enjoy? I love to Knit, dye, bead, and quilt. I am also learning to spin.

3. What products do you really covet? I love fiddlesticks needles and soft, luxurious yarn.

4. What other activities do you enjoy besides your favorite crafty things? I love to read, watch TV/Movies, cook and bake, and hang out with my boys.

5. Is there anything you collect? I collect fairies and love butterflies and dragonflies

6. What is your zodiac sign and/or Chinese zodiac symbol? Scorpio and Year of the Boar. It is my year beginning this coming Sunday. (Chinese New Year)

7.What are your favorite…

…scents/smells? Herby clean smells. I have allergies so I try to stay away from flowery smells. I love lavender, eucalyptus, rosemary, and all fruity type smells.

…types of music and/or bands? I like all kinds of music. Very eclectic tastes.

…authors? Too many to count, LOVE Harry Potter, Garth Nix, Nora Roberts. I also have eclectic tastes in reading. Everything is fair game as long as it is a good read.

…animals? I like turtles and dolphins.

…places to shop? Yarn stores and book stores get most of my money.

…season? Fall is my favorite season followed by summer

…yarn/fabric/paper/other craft supplies? I love soft cotton yarn. It works well for my family because we all have allergies and cotton is the only yarn I have never had an allergy to. That being said, I also love to knit with alpaca and soft wools, they just almost always become gifts for other people.

…candies or goodies? I love black licorice and caramels. Not a big chocolate fan, but I love good oatmeal raisin cookies.

8. Do you have any wish lists? No. But I would love some hand painted sock yarn. My resolutions for this year are to knit a pair of socks and my first sweater.

9. Are you allergic to anything?Terribly allergic to angora--I can't even touch it. I also have mild allergic reactions to scratchy wool and mohair.

10. Do you have any pets? What are they? No pets. Allergies again.

11. Please include anything else you would like your secret pal to know about you- anything that would be helpful in finding you little gifts that you will really enjoy. I love tea and my family loves hot cocoa. So if you have any great teas or cocoas that you know of those would be great.

Friday, February 09, 2007

I am addicted to these quizzes...

Oh well...I couldn't get the link to be accepted. If you go to Jo's blog (link below) you can check it out. I was Daredevil.

I don't know why but I love taking these quiz things. I keep getting great ones on Jo's Blog . This time I was surprised at the answer, but after reading it, I can see how it applies to me. On a side note...Am I the only person who loved the movie Daredevil? I thought Colin Farrell was a bit over the top, but I really liked Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner in this. I thought it was a fun way to spend a couple of hours.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Long overdue pic of SP9 Package

This was a great package. She sent a pink (my favorite) needle holder with butterflies on it. How cool is that? Two of my favorite things on something I desperately needed. Anna - Totally Rocks! I can't wait to try the hemp yarn and I have been reading all of the knitting mags she sent.

Pics of the package and the needle holder. :0)

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Sometimes these Blogthings - Quizzes are Scary

This is one of the weird Blogthings quizzess that pegged me to a tee! Crazy....Not only does it accurately describe me, but when I was little I used to want to BE a mermaid or a Fairy depending on how much swimming I was doing. Go ahead...you can crack up at that. It gives me a good laugh too!

You Are a Mermaid

You are a total daydreamer, and people tend to think you're flakier than you actually are.

While your head is often in the clouds, you'll always come back to earth to help someone in need.

Beyond being a caring person, you are also very intelligent and rational.

You understand the connections of the universe better than almost anyone else.