Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Gifts and Prizes and things

International Scarf Exchange #6 - Gill sent me some delightful goodies and a simply gorgeous, smooshy scarf! Clicking on any picture below will take you to the full Flickr set, but so will this link (I think!)

full set

The scarf (though a more artistic rendering can be found at Gill's blog):

The Scarf
Originally uploaded by radarkaty.

Chocolate (dark with Orange!); a lavender sachet (I hear that's good for a restful sleep and for keeping the moths away - everyone should have many about their home); and teas:

non-knitter gifts
Originally uploaded by radarkaty.

Stitch Markers (and a bonus scarf close up!)

stitch markers 2
Originally uploaded by radarkaty.

I won a gift from Sherri of Sherri Knits as she was celebrating her blogiversary. She's been busy, busy with wedding number 2, but found time before hand to send this lovely gift to me!

Go check out the great wedding in Sherri's family! I've so enjoyed following along!

Sherri's Anniversary Gift
Originally uploaded by radarkaty.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Such a slacker...

I mean to write. Best of intentions and all that...

What I've been up to -

Collecting beautiful knit and crochet items from the Ravelry group called Knitters Cherish Life. I was the sponsor for the March collection. The lovely items in the picture below were donated to my local Birthright center, Birthright of Prince Frederick, to be included in layettes given out at the center.


Anything else I say would be whining... so I'll just post the lovelies and say "see ya next time!"

Monday, April 07, 2008

I'm a winner - in more ways than one!

Tonight I ventured to Borders in Annapolis to knit, listen, laugh and enjoy myself immensely at the Maryland stop of The Yarn Harlot's current book tour.

I arrived at about 2:30 (for the 7 PM event). Sat in the second row, behind the ladies that had been there since 9 AM!!!! Book signing tickets were dispensed with abandon. Arriving at 2:30, I had ticket #67. Waiting for groups to be called, I saw one ticket with a 179, and I know that some audience members did not pick up tickets or bring/buy books to be signed. So, there were more than 179 people at the bookstore to hear Stephanie speak.

Stephanie getting her sock ready for the 'from the podium' pictures.

Stephanie holding my best sock. Me holding Stephanie's Tour Sock and sporting a Ravelry shirt! (I think I found a new recruit for Ravelry - Joanne from OH, come on in!)

It was fun. Stephanie was funny, delightful, a great sport. I'd do it again in a heartbeat. Maryland in the Fall? Foliage is beautiful!

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When I got home, I found an e-mail from Sherri at Sherri Knits. She is celebrating her Blogiversary and I won the prize for commenting during her celebration. Drop by and say hi!

A delightful ending to a delightful day!