Monday, August 24, 2009

It's Here!!

Winnie made me a beautiful kit!! I can't wait to start my two workshops!

Here's a pic of the cute herbology bag, 2 patterns, a knitscene magazine (i don't have a subscription to this mag! i'm so excited!), yummy creamy mint sticks & yummy herbal tea from trader joes!

And after opening up everything in the herbology bag here's the loot:

Close up of her cute note written in Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes Disappearing Ink & two little japanese candies:

Knit Picks yarn for an Ancient Runes workshop (gorgeous colors), yummy smelling soap, lip balm (much needed!):

Awesome green Smooshy sock yarn for my herbology workshop & 6 awesome buttons for my knitting bags!!:

The yummy creamy mint sticks which I've had several pieces of already & the Bed Time tea I will be having in just a few moments:

To the awesome Winnie: thank you so much!!! What a sweet surprise to receive not one, but two amazing workshops!! I will really love wearing my fabulous green herbology socks this winter - they'll be a great reminder of spring! And my little hat will be beautiful!!
Thank you thank you thank you!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Summer is Coming to a Close

Wow this summer went by fast. I'll miss summer camp. After leaving camp, I'll of course have to knit in the muggle way, which is really a drag. But I'm teaching myself how to knit Continental style, it seems to be a little faster. I think I got the hang of the knit stitches, but I don't quite have the purls down yet.
I got some new sock yarn that I'll be trying with my new muggle knitting skills. I even got this crazy contraption called a swift. The things muggles think of to make things easier on themselves! I had lots of fun using the swift & a ball winder to wind the sock yarn (LOL, by hand isn't that so funny!?!)!
Wish I could post some pictures or video of my new contraption in action, but I've just been too busy lately to pull out the camera.

Friday, August 7, 2009

I spy

I spy with my little eye:
1) something orange & pointy (bigger than a bread box)
2) something purple & gold with 5 sides (smaller than a bread box)
3) something pink & fuzzy (smaller than a bread box & not a flower)