Thursday, December 17, 2009

Winding Yarn

This is how I usually wind my yarn into balls, sitting on my bed, using my knees. I really want to purchase this I saw them at Rhinebeck and should have bought one then. I'm hopefully going to order one from a company here in CT. It will take less time, hopefully, and obviously be more comfortable.

Well my second home on the internet has imploded and I'm mourning it's loss. Not sure how I am feeling at the moment, but am hoping that things work out...

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Surprises in the Mail

It's always fun to come home and find a big envelope stuck in your mailbox. It is the season of surprises. At Crochetville, I have signed up for the Holiday ROAK. It is a lot of fun every year. I am not going to send as much as I usually do, just cuz I am also doing some swapping at Ravelry. Also this summer I sent a lot of things out and I only received a post card. It was nice of the person to send me a postcard, but still was kind of a bummer. I have discovered a forum on Ravelry that I am addicted to, it is a swap forum. Most of the swap threads I just read and drool at the sight of the yarn. I've only jumped in twice. I did the international swap and got a great package from Norway. I have also been doing the "Surprise Me" swap. I got my first package yesterday from Wyoming. It was a great package and is the picture with the pretty green Dreams in Color first. Can't wait to try it!!! Today I did receive a Holiday ROAK from an elf in Mass, the other picture. I happen to know the elf and think it was sweet of her to send some wonderful things. I mostly asked for things for school and the Crochet Club that I started. It is on Tuesdays and I have about 25 girls in it....I also love the pens she sent and of course the Lindt - my favorite!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Alpaca Farm Farm Days

On Sunday I met with Leah and her daughter Natalie to head to Hunter Hill Alpacas for Farm Days. It was a bit chilly, but the alpacas were beautiful. I bought some yarn to send in a swap. Natalie was adorable and I loved spending time with Leah outside of school. She and Keira are both pregnant, so Kit and I will be partnerless for a period of time at the end of this year/beginning of next. They are due one day apart! I loved seeing the alpacas again and this time on a dry day!