Friday, June 29, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
Another bright spot......my monkeys are finally finished and will be on their way to their new home tomorrow:)
Thank you JOY! You truly spoiled me rotton!
I will post pics and stuff on here and my blog once I get pictures.. I'm in OPERATION FINISH MODE for another project/swap which has a deadline creaping up so quickly! I believe wearing my beautiful, scrumptious and new Monkey socks from Joy should help me knit FASTER! ;)
I received a knitting magazine(I only want to make 6 of the items!), some tea with a silly monkey on it(hilarious dialogue), the matching stuffed monkey, a monkey keychain, some glorious purple cotton yarn, the purple wool left from socks and get this..TWO, yes TWO pairs of Monkey socks. Seems the purple was difficult to get so an alternate pair had been made. I can't believe she sent BOTH!! I am not done yet, a monkey warsh cloth and .........I adore retro needles. My pal, sweet lady she is, tracked down all these retro needles. Aren't they just grand?
I have to tell you all, somewhat embarrassingly, as I unwrapped each item the tears were flowing. As many of you, I am sure, I am the giver, only recently the receiver. The needles are from the 50's, I am from 58, heehee. But I held my two pairs of Monkeys and bawled my eyes out. It amazes me the knidness of knitters. Someone who doesn't even know you knits for you, tracks down items for you and sends them from another country. It amazes me.
Ok, I know...
I want to say a major heartfelt appreciative thank you to my pal, Ronnie. Ronnie, everything is wonderful beyond words, they fit perfectly!!! My needles are in my bag to travel everywhere with me so I can show them off. There will be more info on my blog in a bit. Thank you, thank you.
Sunday, June 24, 2007
I'm such a bad monkey for not saying thank you to Mary earlier. She made me wonderful warm alpaca monkey socks in a rich cranberry color. I love them and I'll get a lot of wear out of them when we enter into fall and winter. Also, she sent me several great knitting items and fun monkey toys. The best thing, according to my new puppy Lola, was the monkey toy. While I wasn't able to get a picture of Lola playing with it, I can say that it was a struggle getting it away from her for this photo.
Thanks again Mary.
here are my beautiful brooks farms acero monkey socks... sure it's almost 85+ degrees here in hawaii, but i wore them for the remainder of the night. and then not to forget to mention all of the other fantastic goodies inside!
Friday, June 22, 2007
The Curious George vintage lunchbox is awesome. I love Curious George stuff and it really brings back great childhood memories. The picture frame and stuffed monkey are great. Thank you so much for the yarn and stitch markers, I can’t wait to use them!
And of course the Monkey Socks are totally fabulous! The colors are so bright and beautiful. This was such a fun experience.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
My pal went way above and beyond for my package. Thank you so much Michelle!!!!! I love my socks. They are soooo soft, and the colors awesome. Besides the socks, my pal sent sock blockers (wow!), yarn (wow!)(I can't remember the name :( ), glass monkey stitch markers (Wow!), and the cutest monkey ever!! He is from the spy museum! His little hoodie says spy monkeys. Thank you again Michelle. I really love everything. My daughter also loves the monkey and is trying to steal the monkey socks. I can't wait till her feet finally grow bigger than mine LOL!
Monday, June 18, 2007
I got my package today from Ann! definitely made my day and my son's day since he had a blast helping me open everything!
included, other than the socks, were some monkey stickers (minus some already since my two year old decided he wanted some as soon as he opened the package), monkey stitch markers, banana and monkey cutouts, monkey note pad, stuffed monkey, and some yummy chocolate that isn't pictured as it was in the fridge hardening as I took the pictures. though its long gone by now. I'd been craving some chocolate today, so that made my pregnant self happy! the socks are perfect and so beautiful! they look more tealish blue than the pictures shows. I'll post separate pictures of everything else on my blog :)
Sunday, June 17, 2007
The doorbell rings about 3pm yesterday and there is a woman holding the above bag in her hand. She said, "Hi, I'm your secret monkey swap partner". Boy was I surprised! My partner was less than 10 miles away! It was so nice to meet Lynn and discuss socks, the swap, etc.! :) I waited.....oh....less than 30 seconds after she left to open my bag and this is what was in it:
There is a kit for making the sock monkey, a monkey notebook (great for taking notes!) a monkey pen, a monkey bookmark, a lantern moon sock bag, 3 wool-soak packages, and of course BEAUTIFUL MONKEY SOCKS!
They fit very nice and the yarn colors are gorgeous!
I feel very spoiled and can't wait to wear the socks on monday to work! Everyone at my LYS are going to be very jealous with my socks! Thanks so much for this swap! I have really enjoyed it!
So there...I fessed up! I am so sorry that my package wasn't sent out on time! It was mailed on the 15th, not recieved by then. Hubbie is sorry too.....trust me.
Saturday, June 16, 2007
A little over a year ago I attempted to make some sock blockers with craft foam and they've been serviceable but they don't make for the nicest photos so I've been oggling "real" ones ever since but they just never made it to the top of my shopping list. These beautiful wooden ones from the Loopy Ewe are nicer than I imagined. They'll make it much easier to photograph my socks in progress and of course they're perfect for blocking those gift socks. Thanks so much Michelle, you've definitely gone above and beyond the call of duty!
Thursday, June 14, 2007
This package is so amazing!
The monkeys were everywhere!
The colors are so beautiful, I would have picked this yarn if I was out shopping!
These are some of the best socks that I have ever gotten from a swap! I couldn't have made them to fit me any better then they do! Truly amazing! Christa you are truly amazing! Thank you so much for knitting my socks! Thank you for putting so much thought and love into each and every stitch. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I only hope that my Sock Monkey Pal gets hers soon. I am dying to see what she thinks!!
Monday, June 11, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
My fabulous Monkey Swap Pal sent me such a fun package of Monkey Goodness! The socks are perfect -- I love the colors, and the yarn is nice and squooshy (what is the yarn, by the way, Julie?).
The socks fit perfectly. The other goodies in the package include a Sea Monkey kit (how did you know that I've wanted Sea Monkeys since I was a kid?!?), a handmade needle roll, and a great skein of sock yarn... among other goodies. Thanks a million, Julie! You're a great Monkey Pal!
Saturday, June 9, 2007
Friday, June 8, 2007
I just returned from Lucy Neatby's Sock Retreat (my favorite sock lady), and I'll post photos on my blog in a bit to share with you!
Kris in NH :)
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Monday, June 4, 2007
Sunday, June 3, 2007
Saturday, June 2, 2007
They look nice on my red Loopy Ewe blockers, but alas, batteries are dead in camera. I'll be giving them a nice wool wash next week and block them properly, before sending them on their way to their recipient.
What a fun sock swap...thanks, Rebecca!