Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Socket Pal is Truely AMAZING! Spoiled!

First she sends me this package from Cafepress which I almost refused delivery because I know that I didn't order anything recently.

She's been blog stalking me for sure, because she sent these a new lighthouse mouse pad which was perfect

then this neat mug with all the cute penguins each one is dressed differently in each
nice tall mug too!

than to top it off this morning my bells rings again, Fedex?! Hmm no Clue!

It was this cute Stuffed Penguin which came in the light blue fabric bag along with a letter stating that someone made a generous contribution on my behalf through the WWF adoption program! Which is the World Wildlife Fund which has this program where you do a symbolic adoption of Emperor Penguin to help protect the animals and their habits. So they send you a kit with the stuffed animal in the bag, adoption certificate, colorful postcard and species fact card. I think he must go in the back window of my car!

I'm so touched but her generosity! Now I'm a proud mom of a penguin right?

It's definately a great cause not just for the cute penguins but all animals. So many have a love & passion for animals that I added the link on my sidebar the penguin there are so many other animals you can do the same not just penguins! Just click on the home link and it should take you there
I'm in aw with my sockret pal so excited and am looking forward to the reveiling! She's been totally AMAZING! Sending lots of hugs to you Secret Pal!
THANK YOU so much, I'm totally speechless! Your the best~!

Monday, January 29, 2007

Spin-Knit Swap

My secret pal from the Spin & Knit swap sent me

approx 148 yards of some of her soft merino handspun! It's a nice natural color kinda tweedy. Great job spinning!!

also some neat earrings and chocolate which I ate right away; so it missed it's photo session.. opps! It was good too!

Thank you very much secret Pal I love it! Looks like it'll make a beautiful hat!

Friday, January 26, 2007

You've Been Tagged!!

I've been tagged! Now since your reading this post, your tagged too!

Just glad I was able to post this at all. Had another death in my husbands family his uncle passed away Monday evening T age 60....Sad to say but there just dropping like wild flies or something in his family the past couple years!

so this is what I came up with. Hope to do more posting when I return after the services!

6 Weird Things About Me

Ari has tagged me for the 6 Weird Things About Me meme.

THE RULES: Each player of this game starts with the 6 weird things about you. People who get tagged need to write a blog post of their own of 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave a comment that says you are tagged in their comments and tell them to read your blog.

Hmmm. One of the things I've learned in this world is that weird is in the eye of the beholder. Sometimes we do things that seem to make perfect sense to us, but others find a bit odd.

1. I alphabetize my movies.

2. I drink 99% only caffeine beverages.
hmmm could it be why I have a hard time sleeping and have recently had received a auto-bi-pap machine with auto ventilator system to breathe for me if I miss a breath during the night....

3. The space that my craft supplies occupies is 10 times larger than the space my wardrobe occupies. Being the higher percentage yarn of course

This is a common problem among crafters not shared by the rest of the population.

4. I'm getting very forgetful but only with short term memory......

5. I still bite my nails

6. I have 13 pillows on my bed.
and I want more, you can't have to many only 3 are decorative that come off before bed

Now, the 6 people I've chosen to tag with this meme:

1. Zonda at Z knits & sews
2. Cristi at turtlegirl
3. Linda at fiberbliss
4. Erin at the curly knitter
5. Maggie at maggiknits & spins
6. Helen at purlpower

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Help t he Penguins!

Not many of you know that beside Lighthouses I also like Penguins! I love to watch them for hours at the New England aquarium, use my penguin mug everyday first thing in the morning, it's my favorite.

I read about this on Purlpower's blog then investigated more ~'THANK YOU!'

I will have to keep up with this for sure.. My New cause for my penguin friends. Wonder if I can start one here too.....Would anyone be interested? We have some friend at the coast guard on Cape Cod

This article & pattern are are
linked to the post title &
I also put a link on the side bar too!

Presenter: David Kilby
Penguins in jumpers

Fairy penguins in oil-absorbing jumpers. Aren't they cute?

Most penguins dress far too conservatively - every day it's the same black and white formal outfit! But now some Aussie penguins are starting to go casual.

Jumpers are being knitted especially for our fairy penguin population. The clothing is used when the birds have been exposed to an oil spill, absorbing the oil off their feathers and keeping the animals warm in the meantime.

If you're a keen knitter, you can make a penguin jumper to add to the emergency stores. Here are knitting instructions from the Pet Porpoise Pool in Coffs Harbour, who are gathering jumpers for the cause.

How to Knit a Penguin Jumper

You will need:
# 8 ply wool

# 1 pair No 9 needles (3.75)

# 1 pair No 11 Needles (3.00)

# Cast on 36 Stitches

# K1 P1 to the end of row

# Repeat for 7 rows

# Change to K2 P2 and increase on stitch at each end of every row 4 times (44 Stitches)

# Continue until work measures 10 CM

# Decrease 1 stitch at each end of every row until 28 stitches remain

# Decrease 1 stitch in the middle of the next row

# Leave on needle or stitch holder

# Make second side the same as the first

# Using the No 11 needles knit both sides onto these needles and K1 P1 for 22 rows. Cast off.

# Stitch up the sides to the beginning on the decreasing to 27 stitches, this is to be left open for each flipper. Stitch up the neck.

# The finished jumper should measure 4.5” (115mm) wide and 7.5” (190mm) long

If you are a loose knitter, use smaller needles. And remember, the knitting must be firm to prevent the penguins from getting out of them.

Unfortunately, some jumpers are unsuitable for the penguins because of very loose knitting or greasy wool. Rather than throwing them away, the Pet Porpoise Pool is selling them on toy penguins in the souvenir shop. All the monies received are being shared between the Penguin Rehabilitation Centre and the South Gippsland Native Animal Rescue.

If you do make a jumper, you can send of off to :
The Manager
Pet Porpoise Pool
PO Box 532
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Older WIPS

First I'd like to thank everyone for all the well wishes.. Still coming along evry slowly.. Gets so frustrating! I feel like I have very bad a head cold that just won't go away or get better!!

Here's a few older WIP's that I should be working on
First up an
Ombre Alpaca Blanket from Last Minute Knitted Gifts &
the French Socks (adult sized) from Knitting Vintage Socks with a skein of Step

then here's 4 pairs of socks on the needles
some Lorna Laces, STR, CTH & Brown Sheep Wildfoote and a lace mobieus scarf (a fiber trends pattern) with KSH

then a tivoli/picovoli Grumperina's pattern

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

What's New with me

Yes another pair of socks....Of course basic 2x2 ribbed pattern such a nice stretchy perfectly comfortable everyday sock

Since I'm feeling a little better, still nasally and stuffed up can't blow my nose yet the DR said but continue the saline rinses often...Thank you so very much for all your well wishes, emails, PMs & cards!

I'm getting tired of being home day/night and really would like to get out a little and a bonus something to help me support my fiber addictions at the same time.. Woohoo!

I recently signed on with Pampered Chef Company! I love their products and buy them often so for nothing more to invest but the cost of a nice bag of yarn $90 + tax free shipping I get over $350 in products and paper supplies.. I'm definitely a happy camper.....lol

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* Earn Free Products During Your New Consultant Program and Beyond

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* Shipping is Now by Fed-Ex .......

* want to pay down some debt this year

* Help me help you get started have a in-home show, book show or sign up and give it a try for the next 3 months with me....If after 3 months you decide it's not for you, no problem, you dont' have to stick with it. You wont be alone

I haven't set up a website yet for online ordering but I can do in-home shows, schools,fundraisers, take orders, book parties, online parties.. Now my problem since I'm a stay at home mom and don't get out much, I don't knowa lott of people to help me get started. Anyone interested in booking a show for me either way I can come to you if to far a book show, just by passing a catalog around and collecting orders you can get the same host credit too. I love the 10% off all orders for a year part myself...;o))

Anyone that days will be entered into a raffle for surprises from me! They'll be good, could be candles, home decor, fibery goodies or possible a product from Pampered Chef who knows... depends on how many are in the raffle and I'll draw tickets

If you'd like to order a kit like I just did, I'd be happy to help you get started too! Also will get a gift from me for doing so!!!
I have nationwide long distance and will be happy to call anyone and answer any/all questions or concerns that you may have! Feel free to contact me!
Email: michellelmf@yahoo.com

Friday, January 05, 2007

Friday Yarn PrOn

Here's some new colors of STR sock yarns from Blue Moon Fiber Arts

First up Mustang Sally

closer view of the gorgeous reds!

and the bonus Rare Gems

this is in the daylight but colors are actually darker then they appear here.