Friday, August 29, 2008


My friend Sarah started a Pay it Forward chain and I have decided to participate!

Pay It Forward is based on the movie with Helen Hunt and Kevin Spacey. It was a book first, written by Catherine Ryan Hyde. With all of the things happening these days, random acts of kindness are a good thing. I haven't read the book or seen the movie, but I think it will be going into my Netflix queue now :)

This is what the PIF Exchange is all about. I’ll send a knitted gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange! I don’t know what that gift will be yet, and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, maybe not until 2009…LOL… but you will receive it within 365 days, that’s a promise! The only thing you have to do in return is then 'pay it forward' by promising to do the same on your own blog.

It's small acts like this that really make you feel like you can help change the world. So, come on, sign up and commit to doing a few acts of kindess! :)

Friday, August 22, 2008

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

I have been very remiss. The second part of my fabulous Starbucks & Yarn package came on Monday and I have not written about it. That's very bad of me, especially considering how WONDERFUL and BEAUTIFUL all of it is. Thank you again Lynn for the fabulous package and all of the beautiful yarn! The cup cozies are great as well. I'm going to have to go shopping for bigger mugs though! But hey, I love any reason to shop!

Here is a close up of the beautiful yarn. The two green hanks are Posh yarn. I had seen a brief reference of this on Ravelry (I think I may have come across it because Lynn is in the Ravelry group). It has to be some of the SOFTEST yarn I have ever touched! And the green is GORGEOUS! And the other hank is such a pretty mix of blues and purples. I love it so much!

And last (but by no means least!) are the VERY well done cup cozies. They are such a beautiful shade of soft green and blue. And I of course how she did the ones in contrasting colors and swapped the two colors. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you, Lynn! for SUCH a wonderful package. I was really lucky when I got you for a spoiler!!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Super Swap Package!

So, just as I was getting ready to head out the door Saturday, the mailman dropped off a big red package for me! It was from my super swap partner in the Starbucks & Yarn swap! In it were a number of WONDERFUL goodies, many I would never be able to get here in the US I believe. I got these gummy candies (called Penny Pig, did she know my roommate's name was Penny?) as well as some good-for-me granola bars. I also got a yummy smelling candle, really nice yarn that I get to dye and a HUGE coffee mug. See the pictures below!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

And I'm BACK!

Ok, so I didn't really GO anywhere. I just left the blogosphere for other ventures for a little while. You should be happy to know though, that I have been knitting up a storm. Since my last post, I have finished (COMPLETELY) my first bag. Which I then quickly packed up with some other goodies and sent off to my Starbucks & Yarn spoilee. I have to say, I am VERY proud of myself! I deserve a little pat on the back. I have also progressed rather well on my CPH. I have about 10 inches of the back done. What else? Oh yeah, I started a baby blanket for the sixth niece or nephew of mine. Here's a picture of my bag and progress on the sweater.

Things are also going pretty well with the guy. I don't get to see him very much due to his uber busy work schedule, but I talk to him pretty much every day, so I'm happy with that. I know that it sounds like I'm settling, but I'm really not. You see, I don't really WANT someone around all of the time. I really am happy with talking through out the week and then seeing him a few times a month. That's really all I need at this time. I know it sounds like I'm rationalizing, but if you knew me, you'd know that this is really like the IDEAL relationship for me.

Oh, and as for the roommate... well, who knows. I don't know when she's leaving. The only definite answer I can get out of her is that I'll get 30 days notice, just like the land lady. I'm trying to be ok with that, but it's hard. I don't like to have these kinds of things up in the air. It just doesn't sit well with me. But, I can't do anything else about it, so I'm just going to let it go and trust her to give me the 30 days notice.

Anywho, that's all in my world. Well, in case you're wondering, work is getting really busy. The meeting is a little less than 2 months away and I'm kind of starting to freak out. I just know that I don't have everything in order and I'm starting to feel the panic setting in. Well, that's when I start knitting. Which is why I've been knitting so much lately!
NOW, I'm ready to sign off. Until next time, everyone! Be good to yourself! :)