Saturday, April 4, 2009

I'm in a podcast

If you like to listen to knitting-related podcasts, check this one out. I submitted a story – which is featured here. Never Not Knitting

It’s about halfway through… but I recommend listening to the whole thing ;-)

P.S. The pictures can be found on my post for Jan 2, 2009, here.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Warm Ewe Up Swap - Number 3

I just got back from my trip to Australia (more on that in another post) and I just received my 3rd package from my wonderful swap partner "AlwaysNancy". She is so thoughtful and so generous!

Here is the 3rd, lovely, amazing package! How sweet of Nancy to use the theme of spring – everything is so coordinated. I’m a bit confused on the seasons at the moment. In Australia they are going into autumn, and here it feels like summer!

The soaps are just darling and smell great – almost too nice too use. I have that bad habit of saving really nice things and not using them. Then my candles, soaps, etc., lose their scent over time, and that's a real shame. I will try to either use them or give them to someone who will !

I’ve never used Tofutsies sock yarn before, it will be fun trying it out. Such a pretty colour! Maybe for a certain future grandchild of mine ;-) And the Tilli Thomas silk in browns and greens is so luxurious – I will have to find something wonderful for that.

Jelly Bellies are a perennial favourite in our house, and I’m sure DH will be happy to share these with me.
And the pansies are great, one of my all time favourite flowers. Did you know that here in LA we call them winter flowers? Yup, we plant them in the fall and they bloom all winter. In spring it gets too hot for them and they die off.

Anyway, thanks so so much for the thoughtful, wonderful package -- this one and the 2 previous ones were all fantastic.
This swap (my first) has been a lot of fun, and I hope that Nancy had a good swap partner too.

Enjoy the springtime season!