Saturday, November 25, 2006

Thanks Yvonne!

I picked up my package from the post office yesterday, and here's what was inside:




I love the scarf and it will be keeping me warm this winter!

Friday, November 24, 2006

Thank you, Pennie!

Sorry so long in posting the picture, but I finally got dh outside with the digicam yesterday. I thought that was appropriate, as I wanted to say thank you again on Thanksgiving Day.

I'm warm and toasty, even at -18 degrees F (the high for the day at Biddy Hollow Farm in Two Rivers, Alaska). You can see that the sun was already setting at about 1:45 p.m.

And I'm much, much happier than I might look: dh was taking a lot of time to get everything "just right," which means my smile was a tiny bit faded by the time he did. But I love love love this scarf. I haven't ever had a scarf I was willing to wear more than once or twice, but I've had this one on every single day since I received it.

Thanks again, Pennie, for helping me stay warm. Thanks also to my knittee, Michelle-Nicholle, for giving me an opportunity to knit something I otherwise wouldn't have. Thanks to everyone else who knit so beautifully and posted pix of gorgeousness, adding many years' worth of work to my list of "I wanna knits." And thanks especially to our amazing hostesses for herding this bunch of cats.

ISE3 was one of the highlights of my year.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

It's gone!

I mailed my scarf to my pal on Monday...hopefully she'll be getting it soon. I can't wait to hear her reaction! It was my first time using a chart, and with just a couple of tinking experiences, I did okay!! I hope that it suits her.

I haven't received my scarf yet, although my pal says it's on its way. I know it's coming from I can't wait to see what the mailman brings me!!

Hostesses: Thank you.
Knitters: I've loved seeing all the great scarves on here. I hope that I get into the next ISE!!

To those of you who've had bad experiences...I feel for you, as I've been there. Try not to let it jade your disposition or view of exchanges...there are wonderful people out here!

Thank you hostesses

Thank you to our wonderful hostesses for organizing this swap. I had loads of fun making my scarf and sending it off, and fun receiving mine too! I hope that Lesley has had the weather to wear the one that I sent and I know that the scarf that Lisa made me makes me smile every time I wear it.

To M. M., in Australia

Dearest Maisie-

I didn't get your scarf out in time, but you have been so understanding. Your package should be arriving any day now, as I sent it out about a week and a half ago, and the US PO said roughly two weeks. I thought you'd rather know. I really appreciate how understanding and forgiving you've been, and I hope you adore your package.

Not so secret,

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Yay, Kate got her scarf AND I finally have pictures

I'm so glad that Kate got the scarf and that she (and Bou!) liked it.

I finally got the pictures downloaded from my camera, so I can also show off the great scarves that Deborah sent to me. Here they are showing off their beatiful colors and patterning, and here is where my Bear decided that they both coordinated beautifully with his fur and should be modeled!
And finally, here is the great skein of gorgeous blue and purlple hand-spun yarn that Deborah included! The picture doesn't do it justice, nor does it really show how soft and lustrous it is! Thanks again, Deborah! What a fabulous package! And finally, thanks again to our scarf hostesses for all their hard work putting this together!

Scarf from Heather

This envelope from Heather actually arrived more than a week ago. It's the airy scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts in lime Madil Seta and Heather included the rest of the ball. Thank you Heather. I am sorry I took so long to post but you mentioned in your email that you were sending some extra goodies by another shipment and I was hoping to include them in the post.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Pictures, finally

Hopefully I'll get some better shots of the stunning scarf that Bettina sent me (read that as when someone else takes the pictures, they will be much better), but I promised pictures and have been falling down on my promise.

Pictures are here!!!! The scarf that Irish Clover made me was beyond beautiful. I feel so lucky to have received such a wonderful scarf. I hope I get the pictures posted ok...... Again, thank you Suzie and thank you spellbound for taking the pictures for me.

so here goes

Sunday, November 19, 2006

My sea sweet scarf

Just a note to thank Emma for the beautiful scarf that arrived here in Maine on Friday. I didn't have any clue as to what she might craft me, but it is the perfect scarf for this lucky woman. She decided to go with my "backyard view" - and as we live on our sailboat, the scarf is sweet, light, and frothy - the colour of the sea when she is at play, and the beautiful bead work on the bottom is like the glints of sunshine (or moonshine) that I have seen so often, as we glide along the Atlantic.

I can't wait to wear it to work tomorrow. I will try to send along a picture (as soon as I find the digi camera). We are over wintering on the sailboat, and are in the midst of turning her from a sailing craft into a 35 foot "one bedroom apartment".

Again, thank you Emma, down made this a wonderful experience for me. And thank you too, to my dear scarf receiver, Katja --- I hope I get to meet both of you, someday. Stay in touch, please.