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Belated KTE Package Post

13 Jun

I know this is a bit late, but I wanted to post pics from the awesome Knitter’s Treat Exchange package I received from Rebecca. It had a little bit of everything in it — some Harry and David’s Chocolate (mint truffle — can’t think of a better combination of flavors — yum…!)

H & D Chocolate

a cool magazine I hadn’t heard of called Wildfiber (with an awesome article about Bhutan — such a treat, considering I’m interested in Buddhism!).


There was also a lot of other non-fibery things such as: a magazine about jewelry-making — Step-by-Step Wire, a book about dyeing with natural materials called A Dyer’s Garden, a journal, message pad, a big block of Lavendar soap and a Sudoku puzzle book (how did she know that sudoku was almost as addictive for me as knitting was last year?!).

KTE packet

But, the piece de resistance was really the fiber treat…. a 1/2 pound of Alpaca — can’t wait to unpack my wheel and try it out!

Rebecca gets the best treater in my book (a way better treater than I am, I have a lot to learn from her!)

As an aside, while looking at my stats today I noticed a funky link. It didn’t look like a spam link, so I decided to click…and up came a Thai website that had found my knitted amigurumi tutorial. How cool is that?


Knitter’s Treat Exhange

20 Mar

I found this cool knitting exchange while blog surfing the other day, so I thought I’d post my answers to the questions today…

Knitters Treat Exchange Questionnaire

1. What’s your favourite type of yarn? I love the new corn/soysilk and bamboo yarns but anything that is colorful and fun is great…

2. What’s your least favourite type of yarn? Crunchy acrylic

3. What’s the first thing you do when you visit a new yarn shop? Browse the sale bins (since I’m on a yarn budget these days…)

4. What other crafts do you do / would like to do? Woodblock printing, papermaking, frame-loom tapestry, spinning, crochet, drawing, painting, collage…

5. What magazines do you currently subscribe to? None. But I like the Utne Reader…

6. Put this type of magazine in order of preference:
Knitting / Crochet / Other Craft / Food / Fashion / Garden/Celebrity Gossip/ Home
7. What items do you like to knit / crochet? Toys, Sweaters, Socks

8. Are you allergic to anything? No

9. What do you like to* smell of? Lavender

(*This is not a typo. The question is: What do you like to smell of)

10. What’s your favourite way to relax? Doing yoga & fiber crafts, reading

11. You’re stood in front of a Victorian style sweetshop, an Italian cafe, an old fashioned bakery and a dainty tea room. Where do you go first? The Italian cafe

12. What do you come out with?Fai-trade decaf coffee (and if I’m splurging on the carbs, something chocolately…)

13. Where do you go next? Probably the bakery, although I’m trying to stay away from too many carbs…

14. Any other words of wisdom for your pal? Nope…

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