Thursday, December 21, 2006

Very Cool Mittens!

Thanks Kristen...my mittens arrived and they are fabulous! I love the headband and all the other goodies. I wish I could post a photo but I can't locate the camera yet...my daughter packed almost everything for us...which was wonderful but I can't find anything!

Thanks again and Happy Holidays to everyone. Patti ...thanks for organizing such fun swaps!

Friday, December 08, 2006

I know that Laura has because 1. I was her swap partner and 2. I got a really nice email from her thanking me for them.
I have not gotten mine yet but my partner informed me they would be late. No problemo--I'll just keep an (anxious) eye out for them!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

who has rec'd their mitts?

Hi Everyone - I was just wondering who has rec'd their mitts already? I know Patty has ('cause I was her swap partner)

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Swap is Almost Over!

Wow, where did the time go? Offically, the swap ends on Thursday and that should be the last day you have to send your mittens out. However, as we all know life sometimes throws us a few curve balls and we get delayed on getting things out. I'm one of them.

I'm almost done with my mittens and am hoping to have them in the mail on Thursday but I'm thinking it's going to be more like Saturday.

If you aren't going to be able to get your mittens out by Thursday, please be kind and send your pal a note to let them know that. And then keep in touch until they do go out. I'll be doing the same!

And don't forget to add a little surprise with your mittens when you send them!

Have a great night everyone (or day if that's the case)!
Patty

All DONE

Finished number two--the right one this time. My package will be winging it's way to its new home when the post-lady picks it up tomorrow. Sure hope you like them pal!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Do you want to laugh?

Ok, fellow mitten-knitters...I know how much you all will appreciate the chuckle at this. I have finished Mitten Number two for my pal....so proud that they look so great. Wait a minute...something looks odd...oh! DUH....I knit two LEFT mittens! Thank goodness I bought too much yarn...I guess I will have to make two pairs now. Don't despair pal, number two (the second time) is on the needles and will be coming your way next week.

Have a happy thanksgiving everyone!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

I received my mittens!

I got my mittens today along with a lot of loot! I'll get pictures out here later but I wanted to say thank you to Shelley! What a lot of fun things - I have one question. The skein of Opal I can't find the yardage on it, do you know what it is? p.s. There were even some purple pencils in there - purple!

Here are the pictures. The one thing I didn't get a picture of was the wonderfully smelling candle in a jar - my friend and I are knitting and we just HAD to have that lit. The scent is Hot Apple Pie, yum. It's making me hungry. Thank you again, Shelley!


Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Almost done with Number 1

After much searching, I found the perfect yarn for my pal's mittens. Although I wanted to stay away from 100% acrylic, this yarn (Patons Astra) is just right and soft. The colors are really fun. When I saw the yarn, I said (outloud!) "PERFECT...just what I was looking for. The yarn is variegated so I am sticking to a simple pattern.
I am almost done with the first mitten after a couple of false starts. I plan on getting #2 on the needles as soon as possible in order to avoid the dreaded "second mitten syndrome" that is bound to happen if I hesitate even one minute.
So pal, be ready for some fun mittens to brighten up your winter.