Strega's Needles & Hooks

This is my little piece of cyber space where I rant or rave, depending on my mood. Postings are whatever interests me at the time. Life with an Italian in Switzerland is interesting indeed! CLICK ON PHOTOS TO SEE ENLARGEMENTS

Friday, March 16, 2007

I got another wonderful parcel
in the mail today! It's like Christmas!! :-)
This was from my Yahoo knitting group sock yarn exchange.
Just look at all these goodies! First, I have to mention that I've
eaten ALL of the candy coated chocolate eggs. They got a little shmushed from the long journey across the ocean but they still were
delicious. I didn't even share one....
I know I'm bad to the bone! ;-)
There's a package of French Vanilla Cappuccino which I'm going to savour this afternoon. And, do you see that cute little sweater key chain? It's soooo adorable! And lookie lookie... 2 skeins of Regia sock yarn & 2 sock patterns. I'm not sure yet if I'll make socks with the yarn, but you can bet I'll knit it up into something for someone special.... maybe even me. LOL!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The Easter Bunny left a nest of goodies in my mail box today. ;-)
Isn't that a pretty nest? It's GREEN... my favorite colour! ;-)

Hidden in that green nest were ALL THESE GOODIES!!
My jaw was agape everytime I pulled something out!
2 Bunny potholders, a Bunny terry towel, 2 Bunny note pads, a Bunny fridge magnet, a cute little flower pot ornament, 3 packages of Celestial Seasonings tea (including my favorite flavour Raspberry!), 2 Cadbury's Creme Chocolate eggs **drooling**, a Russel Stover Raspberry **YUMMM** whip egg, a Lindt intensive orange DARK chocolate .....
**drawing in a deep breath to continue** ......
a stork sewing scissors, a Clover yarn cutter, 3 balls of Sugar & Creme cotton, 2 skeins of KnitPicks Palette in apricot, and a beautiful sock pattern, Autumn Leaves Lace!!
I am ecstatic with excitement!!! :-))
BUT ......
Just look at this!!! I got a sock book too!!!
KAREN, you are an evil woman to send me such a magnificent Easter package!! BUT I LOVE YOU TO BITS!!!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Not much knitting progress as I'm still spinning.....
and cleaning, and cooking, and running errands, and....
you get the idea.... life goes on.
I did manage to make a couple raglan hats with 50/50 wool/acrylic.
Love those raglan decreases!
This one's for my brother who lives where it's colder than Siberia.
He needs this hat! Also squeezed in some plain joe socks for him out of the same yarn.
Notice my new stitch marker?

I have 2 of them and I love them! If they wouldn't have been sooooooooooooooo expensive, I would have bought a few more.I 'll be happy with just these 2 for now. **hint to whomever gets my name in future knitting exchanges** ;-)

This striped hat is for my nephew, the fisherman.