Wednesday, July 11, 2007

C'ville Summer Secret Pal Swap 2007 - Reveal Package

I received my reveal package from my Secret Pal on Monday. My Secret Pal turned out to be Briana and she sent me loads of great stuff.

I received:

a pattern book for knitted Summer Throws
6 skeins of dusty pink TLC Essentials yarn
#10 circular knitting needles
2 Halloween dish towels
1 ball of Sugar & Cream cotton yarn
A paperback book "Nightmare House by Douglas Clegg and a book mark with a dragon on it
A pendant yarn cutter
2 crocheted dishcloths and the pattern
A rubber stamp with a cat, a dog, a bone and a mouse on it
A stamp pad for the stamp
A pkg of Halloween buttons
A small denim bag with a wrist strap
2 skeins of Bernat Camoflouage in Hunter Orange
A bag of Life Savers candy
Lemonade mix in a lemon shaped container
A skein of Caron One Pounder in Country Rose
A crocheted Sunglasses case
A crocheted tote bag (love this bag!!)
A bottle of Lavender fragrance oil
Size "G" crochet hook
A needle container

I think I listed everything. It's all great! I feel so spoiled! Briana was a great Secret Pal.

Happy Crocheting!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Round Ripple Afghan & My Plants

I started a Round Ripple Afghan a couple of days ago. It is progressing very well and I really like it.
I am making in Caron Simply Soft Autumn Red, Heather Grey and Black. I will post an in-progress pic soon.

I haven't been crocheting much over the last month, but am starting up again now. I still have a couple of shawls that I need to finish, the cream one and the grey Seraphina. Actually, the Grey one won't take much to finish it, I could finish it off in one evening if I would just commit to working on it. I haven't had a lot of motivation or energy for much of anything lately.

My poor violets and other plants are suffering as well. I spent time yesterday grooming and watering my plants. My Episcias are growing like crazy, despite my recent neglect. They need trimming badly, I know I won't get to that today, but it's on my list for the coming week.

Happy Crocheting!