Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I got my Package - good things come to those who are patient!

Yeah...I got my package. The items and socks were wonderful! I got it about 3 or so weeks ago. See when patient, good things do come. I have not posted a picture yet. I can't seem to find my cable for my camera to hook up to my computer, but I will. Anyway.....I am happy now. Yippeeee!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

It will be okay! Thank you for your kind words everyone!

Thank you for your very nice comments. I am sure things will turn out okay. Anyway....I still can't wait till number 5 comes around! Can't stop knitting those socks! LOL

Friday, August 15, 2008

I am still waiting....and I am sad.

I still haven't gotten my package. I have been patiently waiting and I have contacted my partner and have asked. She keeps telling me soon. The last I heard was July and it is now the middle of August.

With that said I hope she gets my package to me soon.....
But I am excited to see number 5 considered. I had a hard time finding monkey items last time....and now I see stuff everywhere! So I have been collecting....who ever my partner will be next time she will be very spoiled....

I did enjoy my partner and participating very much....! Take care all and happy knitting

Thursday, June 26, 2008

My Wonderful Monkey Package

Look at the wonderful swap package I received from my Monkey Sister Pam aka Yarn Goddess . I have known Pam for over a year now through reading her blog and through emails. I was totally surprised when I found out that Pam was my Monkey swap pal, she did the most wondeful job hiding her identity from me. Pam totally spoiled me, just look at all the lovely goodies she sent me, beautiful yarn, sock monkey knitting tote bag and sock bag and the most wonderful yarn, Noro, Lorna's shepperd sock yarn, Schaefer Anne and Colinette Jitterbug. I also received two sets of Sox stix which I have really wanted for ages and lots of other goodies. Pam knitted my Monkey Socks in Posh Yarn in all my favourite colours, they fit like a second skin and feel so soft and comfy on my feet. I have been so lucky both in this swap and the last swap to have such wonderful partners both upstream and down. I am really looking forward to the next one.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Monkey's at last- but oh so worth the wait.

Between thunder storms and power outages I have not been able to get on line this weekend. But now that I can I want to share with you all the wonderful monkey box I got on Saturday. Now I really feel bad for my partner because this was her second attempt at sending my a goodie box. The first one was lost in the mail. But now that I have them I am thrilled. They fit just perfectly and I know you can't see on the first picture but there are little bits of silver in the yarn. I just love how the turned out and they fit perfectly, now I can't way until fall when I can wear them. Cheryl also sent some little gems yarn in purple and the flicker pattern. I think I will give them a go this August when its really hot. The monkey goodies were a huge hit with my daughters I had to fend them off so that I could keep the bowl. LOL Thanks Cheryl I just love everything.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Monkey Sock FIVE Information

Stay tuned for Monkey Sock Swap FIVE information!

Our fifth round will be a FALL swap with signups starting sometime in September.

I'm tossing around some ideas on how to spice things up a bit. My drawer is getting full of Monkey Socks and I'm thinking that it might be time to try out our Cookie A. patterns. What do you guys think about surprising your next Monkey Pal with a pair of socks using one of your Cookie A. patterns in one of her favorite colors? We can always have the 'Monkey Sock' option for those not wishing to knit or receive anything other than the original pattern.

I think the Monkey Package should still have the requisite monkey pressies..........what else should it have?

I would love to have your thoughts on what you would like so please drop me an email.

I hope you enjoy your summer! My summer is full of wedding excitement. My firstborn is getting married and my secondborn is moving back home.

Take care,
Monkey Hostess

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Monkeys have landed!

Edited to show me wearing my beautiful socks. And Yes I have worn them. They are very warm and toasty and Fit perfectly!

What a beautiful package. The colors are wonderful and full of monkey items. 3 skeins of yarns, a monkey bag, stickers, markers and 2 sets of bamboo dpns! But check out the beautiful socks!

The socks are absolutely gorgeous and just my size! Thank you so much my secret pal.....It's time to tell me who you are! No card in the box but I do know they came from England (maybe!)

Over the Top Goodies!

Was I surprised when the postman backed his truck up to my door, and delivered a HUGE box from Jan. It was crammed with goodies! First and foremost, a lovely pair of monkeys with an innovative picot top. I must confess that I am not a great fan of the twisted rib, and this cuff treatment is very feminine. Then there is a beautiful skein of hand-painted yarn in a colorway called, "Ocean". The flash-blinded package is strawberry lemonade tea mix. That will certainly be refreshing on one of these hot days that have fallen upon us with a vengeance. We literally had the electric blanket on the bed, and two nights later, had turned on the air conditioning! Some biscotti that I don't have to share, some yummy coffee/chocolate candy, and the box of choco-creme Panda cookies . . . the box is an illusion . . . those have been "inhaled"! Yummy!
Continuing the tour, an adorable snuggly baby monkey, a cute little basket which holds some scrumptious bath gel and lotion . . . but will hold a skein of sock yarn on one's wrist once its duties are complete for the bath products, a Monkey lotion pump bottle, Twisted Flower pattern by Cookie A, and a special beverage glass suitable for Strawberry Lemonade, I'm sure!
As to my own obligations, I finally finished the socks for my patient pal, Natalie, and the box is packed and ready at the door of my studio to be taken to the post office. I put in a few extras, since she has been so kind to grant me a generous extension of time to finish. Such a good deed should not go unrewarded!
This has been fun . . . when do we play again?

Friday, June 6, 2008

I'm so embarassed!

I need to post a picture of my wonderful goodies from Jan. She made lovely Monkeys with a charming picot top, and the goodies . . . too numerous to mention . . . could have been a double swap, from my vantage point! I promise to get a picture posted this weekend . . . I'm done with house guests until the end of the month, everyone seems to be healthy, and I hope to have some quiet time over the weekend.

My "victim" has been so patient, and I'm just about to get to the toe of the second sock, and get her goodies out, too. I didn't like the hand-dyed yarn I ordered first, so I've ordered another, and it should arrive tomorrow. Because she has been so nice about waiting, I am including a little extra heap of sock yarns. Sadly, one of our local craft shops is closing, but the good part is that with the sale, it provides more goodies for my patient pal, and she certainly has earned it!

Thursday, June 5, 2008


I received the most wonderful package, I opened as I was running out to work tonight. SOrry I cannot post pics til Saturday, there was no card so I can not thank my Pal by name. Thanks so much for all the wonderful things.

I have not heard if my Pal received her socks and things. It has been ten days since it was mailed. My email bounced back but I will try again.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

I was spoiled rotten

The socks.  They fit!

Kary was my swap partner and she spoiled me rotten this week. Check out all the goodies she sent on my blog.

Monkey Joy!

Look at all the monkey joy that I received from Tammy!!!
First up, the socks; they are in my most favorite color :) green, and they fit like a dream!!

Here are all the monkey goodies that she crammed into the box! How did she do it? Maple flavored chocolate from Canada, stickers, keychain, tissues, memo pad, applique & a keychain sock blocker sock! OH BOY, I can hardly wait to make tiny socks from my leftover yarn! Also, the Stricken pattern :), pink Shibuiknits yarn & a skein of her very own Faery Fiber. I don't know how she was able to pull this package together, she has been very sick this past month, but I am very grateful to her! This is all in addition to the monkey sock bag and stuffed monkey I posted about earlier.

And finally, here are the socks on my feet-they fit perfectly! Thank you so much Tammy for this great package!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

I'm a Happy Monkey

Big Thanks to Iva for a fantastic monkey package! She really went above & beyond. She knew about my past experiences with swaps and wanted to make up for them. She did not have to do that, but I'm so glad she did :) Here are all the goodies I got:
A stuffed monkey, a monkey card holder, checkbook cover & bookmark. A monkey drinking cup that was filled with bit-O-honey candy (yum) and bright yellow star post-it notes. She then went to my Loopy Ewe wish list and got me Great Adirondack Silky Sock yarn in my favorite colors (I can't wait to try this yarn) and the awesome red Loopy tote with the "sock yarns don't count as stash!" tag on it. I LOVE it. I also love the socks she knit me. They fit great and the color is beautiful. They're knit with Dream in Color Smooshy in the Butter Peeps colorway.
Thank you again Iva, you're the best pal!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Oh oh oh oh oh oh!

I am on e happy monkey! Wow! I have received an awesome swap package from my pal Stacy! Check out my blog for photos! Thanks for such a fun swap! Let's do this again sometime (hint hint!)

Monkey Socks for me!

I received my package from my upstream pal Margie (who was also my upstream pal!) 4 days ago and let her know via e-mail that I received them; however since I couldn't find my usb cord for my camera there was a delay on me blogging a public thank you here and on my blog. Thanks so much Margie! Please click on the picture below to see my blog post with more pictures and info.