Thursday, January 31, 2008

Here are the pictures of my Goodies from Hot Cocoa Swap

My Girls with the monkey. We are fighting nicely who gets it. Not sure who is going to win.
My Hot cocoa, stitch markers, Chocolate covered espresso Beans(LOVE THEM now open and eating), last but not least homemade soap (smells wonderful can not wait to use it)
Lovely yarn. I love the color. I wish you could feel it(sooooo soft). Tring to figure out what to make with it.
My other yarn. Red awesome color. I also got a lace scarf pattern with it but it did not come out well in the picture . Can not wait to make it;)

THANK YOU again so much Christy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I GOT MY HOT COCOA PACKAGE

I got my package yesterday and was so busy did not get a chance to post.

Thank you soooooo ;) much Christy B. I love the monkey I ma fighting with my three year old over it.

I know I will be fighting with my 11 year old when I open the hot chocolate.

I will post pictures after my morning runs.


Tuesday, January 29, 2008


I have made my own!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They look and taste awesome. I will post a picture tomorrow. I made them for my mother and myself to give away for the hot cocoa swap.

Rhonda's Contest 100 Posts

Rhonda is having a contest on her blog for her 100 posts and she is giving away a ring. Let her know I sent you.

Hot Cocoa Swap Question

This weeks topic:

What is your most memorable vacation? Where did you go? What made it memorable?

I have two. The first one is a trip my DH and I took to San Diego w/o kids (My wonderful sister watched our kids so nice of them). We had such a wonderful time just the two of use enjoying each other doing things we enjoyed and not having the kids saying I'm Bored!!!! They were not bored they were playing with their cousins.

The other one is all the vacations I took as a child. My parents always made them so much fun. We went to the Pocono Mountains and then Carolina Beach NC. We had so much fun as a family. Even with my father gone we still have those wonderful memories. And now I include my mother in our families memories of vacation and we all love having her with us and missed her last year.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Dish cloth Swap question

There are many people who ADORE receiving hand-knit or crochet items; but there are just as many who have no appreciation whatever of how much love, work, and time goes into a hand-made item. Share a story of a hand-made gift you gave to someone and how it worked out - good, bad, or ugly!

I had a wonderful one. I had made this felted bag it was wonderful i might add. I wanted lined and it was a weird size so I asked my mother in law who is a seamstress to do it. Well she did a wonderful job. (Let me add that she has personally dressed my two girls since they have been born with wonderful dresses and skirts.) She handed it to me . Then I told her that she meant so much to me and I said it is yours .She was so excited =)!!!! I told her that I knew she would have never lined it if she new it was for her. She carries it all the time.

I also made one for my mother. My first ever bag. She also loves it she uses it all the time for knitting project. and she loves that she got my first bag!!!!!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Dishcloth swap Question

Weekly Topic: Dishrag. Dishcloth. Face cloth. I've seen folks get all fired up in forums when someone refers to their knit or crochet creation as a dishrag, as that's somehow offensive to them! When you're working on yours, what do you call them? Also, is there a difference between a dishrag and a dishcloth? How bout a facecloth? Are they all really the same thing?

I think it depends on the application of it. If it is old and dirty it could be a dish rag, something to accent your bathroom it is a facecloth, brand new and still nice it is a dishcloth. Do not know if it is true but it sounds good.

I am really excited for this swap and getting know more people.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Hot Cocoa Swap Question

Now that we're in the thick of 'Winter'... has your knitting changed to match the season? Are you moving on from dishcloths, and tank tops to afghans, hats and mittens? Has your yarn changed from silk or cotton to wool, superwash or heavier cottons?

I really just knit what looks nice to me. I guess I should be making things for the summer and in the summer begin my fall and winter items. Right now I am tiring to knit socks (still tiring to get the hang of it).

Thursday, January 10, 2008

I Got My Invite

I AM IN I GOT MY INVITE TO RAVELRY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOING TO CHEK IT OUT AGAIN and again.

I have been on a week but just got a chance to post.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Dish Cloth exchange

1. Do you knit, crochet, or do both? Knit

2. What types of needles do you enjoy using for making dishcloths? Have not made a lot of them but I use circular on almost all my projects

3. What types of cotton do you enjoy using for making dishcloths? Is there any that you've been wanting to try? I am not sure as I have only made two and my mother gave me the yarn.

4. What color(s) are your kitchen and bath decorated in (if any)? Greens for the bathroom w/ light purple accents, kitchen boring white(want to change it soon)

5. What are your favorite colors for yarns? Least favorite?Favorite Red and Purple Least Favorite: Yellow and Orange

6. Do you like Winter, or do you count the days until it ends?Depends on the day

7. What's your favorite way to brighten your day when you're down in the dumps?Go on a play date so myself and my children have something to do together

8. What is your favorite treat to indulge in and when your down in the dumps? I love chocolate covered Pretzels (dark chocolate) or my newest obsession is chocolate covered espresso beans awesome =)

9. Do you drink coffee? Tea? Cocoa? All Three, Love them all

10. If you could take a vacation starting tomorrow and go anywhere for one week and money were no object, where would you go and what would you do? I would go somewhere warm and bask in the sun with my knitting and frozen beverage

11. Do you have any allergies or aversions your pal should be aware of? no

New Game For Hot Cocoa Swap

1. Who's favorite animal is an Otter?Anne K

2. Name someone who prefers whipped cream with their hot cocoa Angela A-H

3. Find 3 people who live outside of the United States Amanda R, Ana Sofia F, Maria M

4. Name a fan of Harry Potter Michelle

5. Name someone who crochets Joann P

6. Name someone who DOES NOT have a healthy supply of notions Angie H

7. Name someone who has NOT put up their questionnaire yet (just put a date with your answer in case they put it up after seeing their name listed somewhere ;-) ) Martha H 1/9

8. Who likes to have Kahlua, Baileys, or Peppermint Schnapps in their cocoa?Rachel

9. Name someone who knits fingerless gloves as a 'quick knit' Kris L

10.Name someone who's looking forward to gardening this spring. Amanda D

11.Who's favorite way to drink cocoa is with a gorgeous Frenchman, while overlooking the eiffel tower from a French Cafe? (I'm right there with you... well at the table next to yours!) Kris L

12.Name someone who's favorite animal is NOT a dog or house cat Laurie T

13. Name someone who's favorite treat is NOT chocolate. Alice A.

14. Who plays Candyland?Criquette

15. Name someone who DOESN'T get the winter blahs Ashley C

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Hot Cocoa SwapThe Questionnaire! Sorry so late

The Questionnaire!

1. What is your favorite way to drink cocoa? Prepared with milk? Water? from home made recipe or store bought?, In a tea cup, or big mug? I love it in a big mu made with milk (not good for the waist line but tasty)
2. Marshmallows or whipped cream? Both depends on mood

1. What is your favorite type of yarn:I love the bamboo i just got for christmas and patons merino wool and open to tiring new ones all the time In what colors? I love dark deep rich colors Reds Greens Purples blues , I really like any color just not big on pastels
2. Do you knit or crochet (or both)?Knit
3. What are your favorite type of needles, would you like to try something new?Knit picks
4. Do you have a healthy supply of notions?I am on the look out for good cable needles
5. What one thing do you keep thinking you need to buy for your knitting habit (outside of yarn)?
6. What is your favorite 'quick knit/crochet' pattern (quick gratification) mini felted wallet very fast

1. What is your favorite thing to do in the Winter? Go skiing with my kids. We just went away this weekend with them it is so cool watching them get better. My three year old was going down the mountian soo cool I was such a proud mama:) :) of all my kids
2. What is your favorite animal?Puppy
3. Do you get the 'winter blahs'?not to bad I like the winter
4. What is your favorite way to beat the blahs? Have Hot cocoa and get away with the family for the week end
5. What is the thing you are most looking forward to this spring? Going back to my inlaws cabin on the weekends so all the cousins can get together.
6. What are your favorite treat? I found my new passion chocoltae covered coffee beans love them!!!!
7. What is your favorite board game?Have to many to name all. love clue,life,yatzee,scatagories,taboo the list goes on.
8. Do you have any children (furry or human)?I have four kids. 11 year old boy,5 1/2 year old girl,3 year old girl,and6 month old boy.
9. Do you have any allergies or special considerations you partner should know about? no

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

New Swap DISHCLOTHS!!!!!!