Sunday, November 26, 2006

Ahem, Yarn?

Can't think of what else to write about, except oh, I got the first package from my SP9, here's what it contained :

Isn't she the greatest? Cutest little alpaca bag Ever, and also, an alpaca motif bracelet, and you see that book? That's Yarns to Dye for. I'm not so sure it's a pun either. I loved your gift, and I'm sorry I didn't post pictures earlier, but my mother had a baby. Yeah...anyway it's a boy. Because of complications she had to forsake the homebirth for a c-section and the whole 9 medical yards. Everyone's mostly okay now, and she got out of the hospital after four days. Unfortunately I'm the only person allowed to cook and/or clean. And I'm sick again, well, I wasn't ever Not sick, because this one didn't even wait for the last cold to leave.

Fibre work has been a bit sparse because actually, I can't think clearly. Oh, but look I made a baby sweater out of Handspun alpaca (cinnamon) and some green blue sky alpacas.

Oh, it has a back too.

My two front teeth.

Instructions blatantly copied from Ally, who stole them from somebody else.

Step One
- Make a post (public, friends only, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your Blog. The post should contain a list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and internets-related ("I'd love a such-and-such icon that's made just for me!") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD!") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV!") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

- If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where a "holiday elf" could get in touch with you.

- Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your Blog.

Step Two
- Surf around your friends list (or friendsfriends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:

- If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true! Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.

- You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday fairy--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.

- There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.

My Ten in no particular order :
1 - The forgiveness of someone (you know who you are) that I have wronged in a most dreadful way.
2 - The serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
3 - An Umbrella Swift
4 - A set of dyes so I can get colourful with my first love (Alpaca).
5 - A Skeinwinder
6 - A new niddy-noddy
7 - Homespun Handknit
8 - High quality dancing shoes for ballroom dance
9 - A quality female Alpaca with which to start my (future) herd.
10 - A good sewing machine so I can become as obsessed with fabrics as Ally is.
You know what else would be cool? A set of KnitPicks options, cause everyone says they rock.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


I'm sick, again. No coughing, at least, just sneezing and runny nose. Luckily I didn't have to work yesterday, because I spent most of the day half asleep listening to CBC radio.Anyway, on to some better stuff.

I have received my first package from my Secret Pal, and let me tell you, this one's really after my heart. I'll find the camera when I can think coherently and take some pictures, cause the stuff is just great! I got some yarn sent off, and that stinky white feather and fan scarf too. that and my ISE 3 scarf. Maybe when my pal gets it we can see a picture. I seem to be in the bad habit of sending them off un-photogaphed.

I'll leave you with a ride out into the sunset, back in the alberta days.