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I almost missed it!

So another round of Secret Pal is starting and I can’t believe I almost missed it! Thanks to Lil Rose Thorn I saw her post when finally trying to catch up on blog reading today. There a few new things like a $2.50 fee to help with the cost of angel packages. I’ve angeled before and don’t mind doing so again, but this fee if not all used will be going towards a good charity. Also instead of being $60 min. for 3 months there is an option for $30 for 3 months so those on a budget can still have some fun. Check it out soon deadline for sign up is May 30th that’s in 3 days!

Have you seen the socks Yarn Harlot knit? You know the LOTR inspired ones? You haven’t well drool with me and if you have you can still drool with me. Now that all of you are done drooling the pattern is called Rivendale and it’s available now via PDF; however I’m excited because the book The Eclectic Sole by the talented Janel Laidman is out today. I pre-ordered mine from Rusting Leaf Press, so it should be here soon *does a happy dance* I just checked Amazon when I linked it and they are temporarily sold out! You’ll have to wait for your copy, sorry folks.

Here’s a one word meme I found on Monica’s blog

1. Where is your cell phone? ………….. desk

2. Your significant other?………………….. airplane

3. Your hair? …………………………………….. short

4. Your mother? ……………………………….. crafty

5. Your father?…………………………………….. missed

6. Your favorite thing?……………………….. Cybook

7. Your dream last night?………………….. blank

8. Your favorite drink? ……………………….. frozen

9. Your dream/goal?…………………………..BA

10. The room you’re in?…………………….. den

11. Your ex?……………………………………….. forgotten

12. Your fear?……………………………………..loss

13. Where do you want to be in 6 years?…….. balanced

14. Where were you last night?………….. home

15. What you’re not?………………………….. relaxed

16. Muffins?………………………………………..banana

17. One of your wish list items?………….. bigger house

18. Where you grew up?…………………….. city

19. The last thing you did?………………….. pet

20. What are you wearing?………………….. green

21. Your TV?……………………………………….. huge

22. Your pets?……………………………………..cuddly

23. Your computer? …………………………….. portable

24. Your life?……………………………………….. static

25. Your mood?………………………………….. meh

26. Missing someone?……………………….. HisTallest

27. Your car?………………………………………..chauffeured

28. Something you’re not wearing?……..bra

29. Favorite Store?……………………………….. LYS

30. Your summer?………………………………..relaxing

31. Like(love) someone?…………………………….. many

32. Your favorite color?………………………..cobalt

33. Last time you laughed?………………..recently

34. Last time you cried?……………………….. unsure

35. Who will re-post this?…………………….. someone

It’s been so long…

So I’ve been thinking about posting, talking about posting, yet I haven’t posted at all! Not sure why, I have lots to post about. Now there is so much catching up to do I don’t know really where to start.

I finished the plain Panda Cotton socks in Seascape. I also managed to finish the other toe without having to resort to using a little black yarn like the first sock. It’s too much of a pain for me to rip back on the first sock and hope the tiny amount of leftovers from the second sock would be enough. So I left it as is. I don’t wear socks with sandals unless you include crocs.

plain socks in panda cotton seascape

I knit a mini-sock for my monkey swap pal Margie and she has gotten her package plus she was my pal and sent me these pretty monkeys and super goodies I’d show you, but I can’t find my camera cord at the moment. I blame it on His Tallest because he left for a business trip this morning.

Mini-sock a s WIP
Mini-sock on mini sock blocker Completed

Hogwarts Sock Kit Swap 5 has begun and I’m designing my first pattern that is not crochet. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it afterwards. It is a HP themed bag, so I might offer it up for free on Rav if it goes well. I’ve been blogging as a Hogwarts student and if you missed this swap try again the next term it is super fun and I haven’t been a swap quite like it. If you do check out my Hogwarts blog you’ll see a picture of my new haircut. My downstream pal is a sweet little Gryffindor and my upstream pal Minerva Dumbledore (aka Barb) was my upstream pal for Sockapalooza 4.

I have tons of yarn porn but I’ll save that. Let’s just say I don’t have socks that rock but it’s still yummy BMFA yarn! Also some scrumptious silk. Here’s a sneak peak at some of that scrumptious silk because I’m knitting with it already. This is the Tuscany shawl from Amy Singer’s No Sheep For You in Handmaiden Silken and the colourway is Rose Garden. I’m knitting this for my Tai Poh’s (great grandmother on mother’s side in cantonese) 96th birthday present. I’ve finished about half, but this picture is only when I started.
Tuscany (knitted lace shawl) WIP

I’m going to be destashing my books and some other stuff soon closer to my birthday (06/13) I’m not sure if I’m going to do it in a contest form or first come first serve or even both. Stay tuned.