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Swaps and all that fun stuff

Posted by sallenlouise on September 20, 2007

MYSTERY YARN BALL SWAP
This is what I sent to my partner for the Mystery Yarn Ball Swap. 

This is what I put together for her! I included this set of stitch markers, plus some Harry Potter trading cards. I also used a skein of RH Symphony to finish wrapping…I ran out! LOL~ This was my first Mystery Yarn Ball swap, and I had lots of fun putting it together. It took a while to wind it all, but that was part of the fun! I hope she enjoyed everything!

Mystery Yarn Ball
Selah’s partner should have received hers by now, but we forgot to take a picture. I do know that everything but the Holiday Knits book and Michaels mints from the 1st pic, plus a pattern book of baby sweaters and a big Strawberry Shortcake sweater book. Her partner makes sweaters for children for charity. Selah thought that would be neat for her to have. I think she yanked some of my pre-made stitch markers..but I can’t remember , lol! I’ll have to ask her.

 

The final results: The 1st one from me, and the 2nd from Selah. We were able to wrap her books up, they were soft. Her skein started out a small looking 3.4 ounce ball, and ended up looking like a skein of RH, the 7 ouncers! Just sort of funny to me, lol!

 

OTHER SWAPS

OK, this is a little clutch/pouch thing that I made for another swap. I wont say which one, or for who, they haven’t received it yet. I just had to share! It’s nothing major, and it’s not what I had planed for it to be, but there you go! I thought it was cute. I used Caron SS for the outside, and RH for the lining. See the button, that’s for easy removal for when you have to wash it. I just realized though, that if the inside needs to be washed, most likely the outside will need to be as well…Hmmm. Ohhh my mind lately!lol!

I have some Halloween squares to show! I love it when I can do this (alternate the colors on the other sq):

As you can see, I have been playing around with the basic granny. I did the diamond by pulling my alternate yarn along. I’m giving this ago, and practicing because pretty soon, I’m going to try crocheting from a chart. That will be interesting, I’m sure!

HSK SWAP

I am working slowly on my kit tote for Miranda. I’m using the colors she likes, and using an afghan pattern that I have, I’m making the tote. What I’m not looking forward to is making the lining. If I can sew one, I might do that, but I really can’t sew…. I know, a lining should be simple enough, but I am challenged in this area. I found this out during HSKS 1. I really did give it my all, but I ended up having to buy a tote for my last parter. 😦 So, I may have to crochet it. YAY!(FYI:That is a sarcastic yay!)

Other News

I am working on something special for Patti. She is the wonderful artist, graphic person that made my banner and button for my Etsy store. Did you notice the petals…AWESOME! She also made me a banner for Tupperware. I love it! You can see it here. Check out her Etsy store, she has some really Cool Cats and other things. I am very great full to her and want to put something special together that she will love.

OK, I have more pics and swap news, but I cant post it all in this post now can I? Nope! So, maybe tomorrow I will post more pics. I hope you are having a great night, I will talk to you soon~

B TUPPERWARE PARTY

 

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ummm, a little bit of this, and a little bit of that.

Posted by sallenlouise on September 18, 2007

!!SLYTHERIN HOUSE NEWS!!

Congratulations to PAULA!!! She won the drawing for the $10 gift certificate to The Loopy Ewe! The drawing was really technical….My daughter drew the name out of an envelope. So sad that I didn’t have a sorting hat….that would have been cool! lol! Yes, I’m a dork….sometimes!

In The News

Mystery Illness Strikes After Meteorite Hits Peruvian Village

This was the first thing I saw online today. Is this not interesting or what? I hope they keep us updated on the developments. I would love to know what they find!!

The Enduring Mysteries of the Moon

I am a lover of the moon. It has always been a link to my family back home. (England) When the moon is high, I know they are (not getting technical on the time here) basically living life, doing their day to day things. When I look at the moon, I always feel closer to them. (I know, it probably sounds corny!)

I have other reasons for my love of the moon. It has always been a constant. I remember gazing at the moon when I was very little, and I remember how the moon looked on specific moments from my past. She was always there. I have always thought of the moon as female. Why? I don’t know. Maybe she is, after all she is the representation of the Goddess. I can assure you though, I did not know this when I was little. Maybe it is just like boats. They are always female. Hmmm.

Hubby News

OK, moving on before I become really nostalgic and get all teary and emotional….We don’t want that now do we. You might know already that hubby works out of town a lot. He is down south as we speak. Yesterday, he went to the DR. due to his finger being highly infected. They gave him a shot for the pain and a shot of antibiotics, froze the finger, an cleaned it. He was out of it most of yesterday. He’s still in pain, and goes back at 11am to see the Dr. I hate this. My DH is in pain, not well, and out of town. He should be home where I can take care of him. At least be able to see for myself that he’s alright. He is one of those that doesn’t go to the DR unless absolutely necessary. So, yes, I am worried and I’m sad. I usually get aggravated with him when he has a cold because, well….YOU KNOW WHY!(lol) Don’t make me say it! This is just different. This is more than a cold. I know, some of you are like….he’ll be fine, get over it. I guess I’m just silly that way. I miss him.

House News:

NONE. 😦

SWAPS

I said that I will post pics, and I will. Just not in this post, lol! I have to upload the pics and I honestly cannot be bothered at the moment. Sorry! I do have a few to post though.

Let’s Get Hooked

The first meet up is tonight at 7. Woo hoo. I still can’t believe that I started this! Funny thing, I did want to cancel it, lol! Nerves I guess. I really am a shy person. I guess I will just look at it as in a job perspective. I think it will be fun! If you are in the DFW area (more so FW) come see us! It will be fun to get to know other’s with the same hobby! YARN ADDICTION!! Speaking of, I will have to sort some out to swap. It’s mostly novelty though. I learned a lesson on sales. So, here’s a friendly tip:

Just because a $5 skein is on sale for $1, (rough estimates, lol) You don’t need to buy 40! You might get by with just 20!

Alright, I can’t think of anything more to note. Besides, this. Liz, I’m honored!! I will be doing the same with you. 🙂 I just popped over and saw my name…made me giggle….lol!

OK, YES, I think I’m sort of OUT there today…I think I need a nap! Yeah, definitely do, my dogs even think so, and they are very smart! Bye for now!

B TUPPERWARE PARTY

 

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~*~WEDNESDAY WIPS~*~

Posted by sallenlouise on January 25, 2007

~*~Afghans~*~

  • Drews Monet in Caron SS autumn red and bone (double stranded)
  • Round Ripple

~*~Swaps~*~

~*~Lullabies and Lace Testing~*~

  • Cables Of Winter Set
  • Filigree Flowers Necklace and Earing Set *completed*

~*~CALS~*~

*~What Kind Of Yarn Are You~*~

Thank you Starr! For the fun link!


You are Dishcloth Cotton.You are a very hard worker, most at home when you’re at home. You are thrifty and seemingly born to clean. You are considered to be a Plain Jane, but you are too practical to notice.
Take this quiz!

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~COME ON IN SQUARE SWAP LOVERS!~


~Do you love to SWAP? Come on over to the Swap Ranch!~
~Swappers Wanted~
~Favorite Color Afgan in 6 Swap sign ups open~

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~A true friend is the gift of God, and he only who made hearts can unite them.~
~~ Robert South ~~
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CROCHETER GONE MAD: The MIA ~L~

Posted by sallenlouise on January 3, 2007

~The L went MIA on New Years Eve. Apparently it sprouted legs and took off. Maybe to find bigger and better projects, who knows. All I do know is that I was not happy. I felt things that just aren’t normal. That aren’t healthy. I have crossed the line. I didn’t even know that there was a line. Yet I do know that I indeed crossed it!
~I accused a guest of stealing the L to give to her mother……..Yes, Yes, it was all in fun and jokes….Or was it?……….But did she??? Could someone do that….the most horrible crochet act in the world? Stealing someones L hook to give to another hooker is downright ……arggg, I don’t even have the words. I’m in agony…..
~I looked everywhere. Couch Pillows went flying to no avail. I even tipped the couch over. You know, to get into those gaps that just can’t be reached from the front……I tore up my hands. I actually bled. All in the name of the L. I was a wild woman!
~ I went to bed that night…..Well, I tried to at least……The L would not leave my thoughts. I tossed and turned. I wondered some more about my guest…Did she? Could she?….OR, was my brother just playing some terrible joke on me. Not realizing it was my only L, and the WIP had to be completed ASAP. Did my kids take it……nooooo, they KNOW better! Is it a conspiracy? I think it must be.
~Then I realized it was out of my control. The L has a mind of it’s own. It has left me before, but never gotten very far. This time….it atcually got away. I’m not sure how….or why. I gave the L plenty to do. Maybe I worked the L to hard. Maybe I didn’t appreciate the L as much as I could have, or should have. Maybe the L felt bad for not getting the afghan completed in time for Christmas. Maybe I just put too much pressure on the L.
~I guess the L just did not understand how much it was loved. How much it was needed. I only had one L in my life, it was a gift from a dear friend. My friend knows the L is gone. She also knows I’ve gone mad.
~I have since replaced the L. It is just not the same. This is some sort of cream plastic. My L was a purple aluminum. I didn’t even mind that it wasn’t bamboo……it was special. I will keep looking to replace my L. The L is a hard hook to find…..maybe, I will find a bamboo L………..and will be even happier……Time will tell.
~At some point or another, do we as crocheters, all go mad? Am I now a mad woman forever? Will the elusive L plague my dreams for all of time? Will my L ever come back to me??????

I know I can’t be the only mad crocheter out there………
Are you a CROCHETER GONE MAD!?!
Join me, you’re not alone. Tell your story. It will be OK!

~A true friend is the gift of God, and he only who made hearts can unite them.~
~~ Robert South ~~

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