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Knitter’s (Orthodox) Festivus

For the past four years, the Terminal City Yarn Wranglers on Ravelry have had a secret Santa-style gift exchange. We originally called it “Festivus Miracle Swap-o-Rama” and I’ve participated every year (2009, 2010, 2011). I wear my gifts with pride… Continue Reading →

Knitter’s Festivus (Belated Wrap-up)

Back in December we had our annual Knitter’s Holiday Swap. This is the third year our local knit group (via Ravelry) has celebrated the holidays with handknits. Louise (aka ladybugaloo) spoiled me rotten! She knit me the Broadstreet Mittens out… Continue Reading →

Festivus Miracle Swap-o-Rama 2010

I was a last minute addition to the Festivus Miracle Swap-o-Rama when I found out I’d be here for the event. Sign-ups were in July as the premise is to knit a gift for another knitter (and receive one in… Continue Reading →

General Random Stuff

Sit down, grab a coffee, because here are some quick updates all at once. Some don’t need individual blog posts, some are long-overdue updates. I’ve joined the Festivus Swap on our local Ravelry meetup group. Must shop and knit for… Continue Reading →

Festivus Knitter’s Swap

I just got back from the lovely Festivus Dinner for our Terminal City Yarn Wranglers‘ swap. The idea, dreamed up by the amazing beentsy, was essentially that as knitters, we often give the knitted gifts, but rarely receive. So gather… Continue Reading →

Marshmallow Olympics

This was the creation that I submitted for the Cocoa Swap 2 Marshmallow Contest. It had to be made of only marshmallows and toothpicks (check!) and it had to have some sort of yarn content (knitted speedo! check!). Here is… Continue Reading →


I delivered my spoilee’s cocoa package on Saturday… and so I can finally share photos of the Blah Buster Buddy I made. Unfortunately Chelle is feeling very under the weather so I don’t expect she’s blogged about the package yet…… Continue Reading →

Thank you Penny, My Cocoa Pal!

On Wednesday night, my dad came up the stairs and said, “There’s a box for you. It was sitting on the porch.” And I started chanting, “my cocoa swap is here! my cocoa swap is here!” as I ran around… Continue Reading →

Tea Talk: Snacks

Please share a favorite tea snack, especially if it is a treasured recipe! To be honest, I drink tea all day, every day… so there isn’t one particular thing that I have to have with my tea. However, there are… Continue Reading →

Marshmellows vs. Whipped Cream

I really enjoy Weekly Topics for a swap. I think it’s a neat way to keep you involved during the “quiet period” between signing up and receiving a package. Here is the Cocoa Swap Question #3: Marshmallows/Whipped Cream – The… Continue Reading →

Cocoa Talk Topic #2

I guess #1 was our questionnaire…. or the Scavenger Hunt? Or I might have missed it completely. Anyway, the Weekly Topic for the Hot Cocoa Swap is to share how you would make your Hot Cocoa, which is an excellent… Continue Reading →

Tea Talk: Source

Do you have a favorite tea source? Do you shop online or in a local store? My favourite tea shop is in England and it’s called Whittard of Chelsea. This Tea-For-One set (pictured right) was purchased from there. I absolutely… Continue Reading →

Cocoa Swappin’ Scavenger Hunt

We’re a small group for this round of the Cocoa Swap, which is allowing me to visit a lot of people’s blogs. During my first swap, the Knitters Virtual Vacation (where I first met many of the knitbloggers I talk… Continue Reading →

Tea Talk: Perfect Cuppa

Describe your perfect cuppa’ hot tea. If you’re like me and it depends, share as many different scenarios as you care to. Sitting here with my cup of tea as I type, my perfect cuppa is anytime anywhere. I like… Continue Reading →

Tea Talk: Hot Tea Introductions

Share your favorite hot tea memories with me. Who introduced you to hot tea? I started drinking tea when I was about 6 years old. My dad was born in England and grew up with a British mother, so it… Continue Reading →

Hot Cocoa Swap 2 – Questionnaire

The Yarn… 1. Do you knit, crochet, or do both? I can do both. I’ve only recently learned to crochet, but I’d love to be able to make those cute animaguri patterns. Right now I can make a mighty ugly… Continue Reading →

Knit One, Tea Too TWO

I believe Chan is planning a second round of the Knitter’s Tea Swap… but for now, Chan isn’t planning a second round of the swap due to time constraints… but in honour of January being Hot Tea Month, she’s started… Continue Reading →

Cocoa Swap 2

Signups for the Cocoa Swap 2 open in one week on December 28th. The swap is in the New Year. See you there! Thanks Michelle & Holly! P.S. I made buttons for them!

UK Swap Goodies Arrived!!

I got a lovely package this morning off Larry the Cucumber (secret name — I still don’t know who she is!) aka: Gemma! This is the box, filled with lovely goodies! Here it all is unpacked and waiting to be… Continue Reading →

Spring Fling Coffee

Anne is hosting another Coffee Swap (I really wanted to participate in the Winter Wonderland Coffee Swap but didn’t because I moved to England in November 2007)… this time it’s the SPRING FLING COFFEE SWAP and sign-ups open March 20th…. Continue Reading →

UK Topic of the Week #6: Swapping

Q: Have you done a swap before (doesn’t have to be a knitting swap)? What do you like best about swapping? Are there any personal “requirements” that a swap has to have before you will join? I’ve done knitting swaps… Continue Reading →

UK Swap Topic #5: Anticipation

Q: What kind of Spoilee are you? Are you paranoid that it’s not being sent, or lost in the post? Do you want it to arrive quickly? OR Do you enjoy the anticipation? Sitting and pondering when it will arrive…… Continue Reading →

UK Swap Topic of the Week #4: Valentine’s Day

I know this isn’t knitting related, but I thought I’d ask you to share your favourite Valentine’s Day memory, or your current plans for this year. Just to share some love. :) Well my boyfriend and I have been together… Continue Reading →

UK Swap Topic #3: Project Process

Q: What is your process when planning a project? Do you shop for yarn and then find a suitable pattern? Do you find your pattern and then go out to buy the yarn? Or are you stash-busting? If your stash… Continue Reading →

Topic of the Week #2: Magazines

Q: Do you subscribe to any magazines (knitting or otherwise)? Or do you prefer to purchase magazines at the newstand? Do you subscribe online to any knitting magazines/newsletters? What does a knitting magazine need to have to catch your fancy… Continue Reading →

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