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Pugs In Paris

My swap package finally arrived!  Now my first swap is done done done!

I have to admit, I was very nervous about recieving my package.  Some of the packages other people recieved were, well, shall we say not something I would like myself?  That’s not meant to be rude, but most swappers take it seriously.  That means “stalking” on Ravelry and getting to know the person you’re sending to so that each gift is personal and meaningful.  Then there are others and I don’t even know why they participate, but they sort of bring the swap down by doing a mediocre job.

That being said, my package was over the top outstanding!  Maybe I’m partcial, but I think I recieved the best of the Springtime in Paris packages.  Eliana (Iknitcupcakes) was so generous.  She themed it “Pugs In Paris” because, well, she knows how much I love pugs!  Everything was perfectly matched in a brown, blue and white color scheme and had pugs on everyting!  Most of the gifts came in a gift box that was themed after the French version of “Treasure Island” book.

Here is what was in the package:

– The Frenchie Hat and Booties

-2 skeins of yarn; 1 Malabrigo Merino Worsted (my absolute favorite [see, research!]) and a beautiful colorway of Lily and Cream cotton

-6 stitch markers she made, 1 is the Eiffel Tower and a beautiful little notions bag to hold them.  

-A sweet book for Dylan

-A photo album with the pug theme on the cover

-A picture of a pug puppy in an adorable little hat

– A pack of cheese spreaders with French Chefs on the handles and a matching refridgerator magnet that says, “Go Green” (again, well done with the research!)

-A box of Chewy Dipps granola bars and coffe flavored candy

-BEST of all was the most perfect little pug!  It was the Pug with Anorak by Barbara Prime, the pattern that I put in my queue probably the day I joined Ravelry.  This little toy is so cute.  I call him my third pug, lol!  I just love him so much. 

Eliana, if you’re reading this I want you to know how much I appreciate the work and and attention to detail you went to for me.  I mean it when I say it was the best package of all of them.  You did a wonderful job and I consider my self so lucky that you had me!  Thank you so much for making my first swap experience so much fun, special, and absolutely unforgettable!  I look forward to future swaps with you!



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The Easter Bunny

Once upon a time a magical bunny laid an egg and now we celebrate Easter!  Here are pictures of this magical bunny.

I made my DH his first pair of boot socks.  His are getting worn out and since I love knitting socks so much I made a goal to replace them all with hand knit socks.

The two of us recently made a strange pact.  He wanted to build a gun and all the parts he needed to order came to a total of $1400.  I told him that he could spend that much if I could spend the same on yarn.  He agreed so we went to Knit Picks and put everything I wanted in the cart.   It came to a total of $280.  Not even close, but I’m still super happy! 

Now I have a closet entirely full of yarn!  I have projects lined up for about 6 months!

I found out about the Ravelympics Badge of Glory after the preorders had closed.  I was so devestated!  I checked the notify me when this becomes available.  Finally this week they emailed me!  I did not want to miss out this time, and so I ordered it.  Since I was ordering from the mini mart I added a few shirts too, just for fun.

What a fun week full of knitting related adventures!


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Felted Teething Rings

My friend Melissa at Knitting A Baby wrote a pattern for Felted Teething Rings and I volunteered to be a test knitter.  This was a fantastic pattern, very well written, a quick knit, and very rewarding to see my teething baby playing with them.  He just loves shoving them in his mouth, lol!

It was my first felted project and I had to hand felt it since we are without a washing machine.  I filled the sink with hot soapy water, and rubbed it all over my washboard.  It felted almost instantly.  I really enjoyed this project even though I had difficulty in finding time to knit because, well, he’s teething!!


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