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This and That

For those that were curious… the Mighty Leaf Tea my KTS 2 pal sent me (Chocolate Orange Truffle), is absolutely yummy!! It reminds me of those chocolate oranges that you have to whack to get them to “slice” that are out around Christmas time each year. In fact it tastes just like it and it has to be the best tea I’ve ever had!

Not much knitting progress, but I have decided on the details of my Sock-ret Pal’s first package, it’s just a matter of it arriving in the mail and me sending it to my pal. I got a portion of what I’ll be sending already, just waiting on the yarn. I think I’ve also decided on the pattern I’ll be using for the socks, just need to get the yarn.

I’ve started a scarf for myself to replace my itchy wool one I made last year (which I love and don’t want to part with, but my neck is just too sensitive to wool!). I’m using the Irish Hiking Scarf pattern and *gasp* acrylic yarn – Red Heart Soft Yarn in Teal. It is soft, I don’t know if I really like knitting with it, and its a little difficult to cable without a cable needle (so I’m using a cable needle), but I’m liking the results and I think I’ll like the finished product and will get a lot of use out of it this winter. I suppose I was just too impatient to wait to get to the LYS on one of my Monday’s off, so when I saw it on sale for $2/each at Michael’s and I fell in love with the color… well I caved.

Some sad news is that my touch pad on my laptop stopped working yesterday. I had to go out and get a mouse today so that I can actually have use of my computer. I hope we can figure out what’s wrong with it so that I don’t have to use a corded mouse for the rest of the time I have it, but as of right now we have no idea what’s wrong with it.

I got the package to the post office for the person I crafted for in the October 2006 Birthday Month Swap on Crafster, so it’s now on it’s way to Finland and should arrive next week. Soon as she gets it, I’ll be posting photos of the bag I made, which I am quite proud of. Soon as I can get back to JoAnn’s, I’ll be making one similar for myself.

I finished the book I was reading – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. It was good and I enjoyed reading it. Everything comes together at the end and I nearly cried when I finished the last page. I just started Through A Glass Darkly by Karleen Koen. So much to read, so little time ;o)

I had this great idea the other day to make something that would remind me of fall in Connecticut so I can take a little bit of fall with me once we move. What I want to do is gather some leaves in different stages of color, get a wood box and paint it, then glue the leaves to it and seal it all. Doesn’t that sound neat? AC Moore has all their wood stuff on sale this week at 50% off, so I’m going to go down there and get a few things to make a really cool looking fall box to take with me when we move. I think it’ll be really neat to do and I’ll post photos once I’m done.

No photos today, but soon! Happy crafting everyone!


I’m a thirty-something who lives in Cincinnati, OH. Crafting, for me, started young - I can’t even recall a time I wasn’t crafty in some way. My first foray into yarn was doing plastic canvas embroidery and making Barbie doll furniture. Not long after that I learned to crochet from a book my grandmother gave me after asking to learn what she was doing (she crochets, afghans mostly these days). After that, I took up counted cross stitch and then came sewing when I took two fashion design classes in high school. My mom had a sewing machine from my great grandmother and I taught myself to sew from patterns on it. I still use this same sewing machine today! I started knitting in 2004 when a co-worker was pregnant with her first child and I wanted to make something for her. I bought a “learn to knit kit” from Lion Brand for a baby hat and booties set. I did make the baby hat and booties (with very few problems) and ended up gifting them to the co-worker. I wanted to make a blanket, but I wasn’t quite able to get that done in time since it took a lot longer then I’d imagined! It wasn’t until the end of 2004/early 2005 that knitting really took a hold of me. Now I love knitting and almost always have a project with me, even if it’s just something small when I’m out and about. I like a wide range of projects depending on my mood. Sometimes I like a good challenge knit and other times I enjoy a lot of stockinette or garter stitch. I love Ravelry for keeping track of my projects and for finding new things to knit - I feel like I’m always spending time on there! It’s also a great place for getting to know other knitters, crocheters, and various fiber enthusiasts. In the fall of 2008, I purchased a spinning wheel from someone on Craigslist. It’s a Babe Fiber Starter, single treadle wheel and after a bit of trouble getting used to it, I’ve managed to spin up some fiber. In January of 2012, I found someone local that was selling their Lendrum DT and it came to live with me! The Babe now lives with Jen (aka piddleloop) and she’s learning to spin. I’m still trying to find time to spin along with knitting, crocheting (occasionally), and whatever else is going on, but I work it in here and there. I’m sure there’s something I might have left out here, so if there’s anything else you want to know about me, just ask :o)

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