Friday, December 18, 2009


However you heard that in your head, multiply the pitch by 3 and the volume by 5! I am SO excited!!!!!!!!!! My kit came in today, and it's a fantastic kit!!!!!!!!!!!! With every thing I opened, I squeed louder! LOL I definitely nominate my spoiler for best kit!!! And everyone else is saying they are limiting the pictures they post because they don't want it to be too picture heavy, but a) I don't think I can limit it, and b) even if I could, I wouldn't, because I'm far too excited to not share all the pictures I have! (Hey, just be grateful I'm not sharing multiple angles of each individual object!!! LOL) So without further ado, the purple-y gold awesomeness that is my kit!!!!

Everything all wrapped up:

A package with more little goodies inside!:

I have wanted this yarn cutter since I first saw it! It's so pretty! And I can never have too many locking stitch markers (for crocheted projects) and stitch holders to free up my knitting needles! LOL:

OMGosh, some of the YUMMIEST yarn EVER! Knit Picks Imagination hand-painted sock yarn (50% superwash merino, 25% alpaca, 25% nylon) in the Evil Stepmother colorway (just in time for the Dobby sock-along!):

HOORAY!!!!! for a knitting chart keeper! Maybe this will help me be motivated to finish Percy before starting the sock-along! LOL:

A cute little bag in the most gorgeous shade of purple!!! I siwh I could get an accurate shot of the color, but for now the flash on the camera will have to suffice:

And this hat! I am in love with this hat! It's the first knitted colorwork anything in my house, made by me or sent to me! So pretty!:

Me wearing said hat:

My kit unwrapped (the 2 sock patterns are in the back):

And there is also a cute little purple notepad, 3 packets of hot cooca (I know what I'm drinking tomorrow morning! Not to mention tonight!) and some Bertie Botts Ever Flavor Beans! Yay! :D Thankyou-thankyou-thankyou-thankyou-thankyou-thankyou-thankyou, Minerva! I love it all!!!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Whoopsie Daisy!

I really and truly meant to blog while we were in the States over the Thanksgiving holidays, but time got away from me! LOL Upon coming home to Italy, though, I found a package waiting for me that nearly completes my spoilee's kit! I was looking at what I had laying around and noticed that it looked sparse...because I forgot about the little tidbits to fill it out! So I'll be working on that over the next couple of days. :)

On another note...I also got into my shrinkydinks! I noticed the ways that Pren had used them and told myself I had to try them! Here's my first attempt:

Using a picture taken while we were in the States, I made a magnet. :) It's far from perfect, but it's still super cute, and I'm betting my BFF will love it. :) (She's the one in the picture with my younger poltergeist.) The settings on my printer are weird and I can't find a way to set the ink at 50%, I just see the "quick print" option, but that puts lines in the final product that make it look less than what it should be...I may be checking out Poppy's printer settings when I'm over there in a couple of days! ;) And now I'm off to scrounge up the material that I was intending to use the shrinkydinks for after this little test run. :D