Saturday, May 1, 2010

Knit & Crochet Blog Week #4 & #5, plus...

Well, I was just dang pooped last night when I got home from work so I didn't get to my Knit & Crochet Blog post for the day. So here I am playing catch up. Don't forget to scroll on down & see the goodies that I received!

A New Skill
Is there a skill related to your hobby that you hope to learn one day? maybe you’re a crocheter who’d also like to knit? Maybe you’d like to learn to knit continental, knit backwards, try cables or attempt stranded colourwork.

Hmmm... I really don't know how to answer this one. I could say colorwork, but I really hate changing colors when I knit. Just makes too many ends to weave in & I don't like to sew. Crochet colorwork is much easier, I can crochet the ends in as I go.  I think one thing that I do want to learn eventually is how to do a toe up sock. The provisional cast on has always confused me.

Location, Location, Location
Where do you like to indulge in your craft? Is your favourite arm chair your little knitting cubby area, or do you prefer to ‘knit in public’? Do you liek to crochet in the great outdoors, perhaps, or knit in the bath, or at the pub?

I'll have to say that my favorite place to knit, crochet or spin is my sofa. I'm usually watching TV with the hubby while doing my knitting, etc. My sofa has a recliner in it so I usually have my feet up & snuggled in a blanket while knitting. If I'm spinning, the hubby got me a great chair pillow for Christmas last year that is perfect to lean against while spinning. Great for back support so I don't find myself at some contorted posture trying to spin. LOL
 I have taken my knitting & crochet to public places, I just don't do too many things where I have the chance to sit & knit in public. I will take it on trips in the car, on an airplane, or when I have to go wait in a Dr. office.

Now on to the goodies that I got in the mail! We had a Spring Swap on my Fancy Kitty Ravelry group.  Johanna sent me the most wonderful package!

I had no idea you could stuff THAT much stuff in one of those envelopes! LOL Two gorgeous purple batts that I can hardly wait to spin, & some Mulberry Silk.
Here are the treats, gummy bears (my absolute favorite!), M&M’s & some treats for Jazzy that she loved!
What was in the brown bag you ask? Well…. there were all these handdyed bamboo fibers! And…. these little brown boxes, Hmmmm… what are those cute little cupcake things? Bath bombs! How clever. :)

And it was all packaged so pretty, wrapped in purple tulle. Thank you soooooo much Johanna! I just love everything!!

I have been spinning some more yarn, hope to have some photos of new yarns soon. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


Grace said...

super swap package, those bath bombs are too die for, how cute are they. We only have a shower so not much use but still adorable!!

Channon said...

What a package! Those bath bombs are beautiful, but I can't smell 'em. I really want a smell feature on these computers.

Bubblesknits said...

Oh, I love bath bombs. Such a treat. :) That's one fabulous package!

Nichole said...

What a great package... the cupcake bath bombs are adorable!

gypsyknits said...

Awesome package. I love the bath bombs. The fiber looks fun too :)