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March 11, 2008
Mix an appletini for Johnny Appleseed Day!
and my reason to drink is to celebrate the arrival of my Scavenger Hunt Swap Package!!!
I received my swap package from Leta!  She did a splendid job on putting this package together.
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Stitch markers

I am hosting the Spring Stitchmarker Exchange and invite you all to stop by and sign up.   I have been in many exchanges for stitch markers and thought ok you have enough, what will you ever do with all those markers.  Until I knit the hat for the hat attack, I used 17 stitch markers so not I am a firm believer in you can never have to many!!  Hope to see some of you there!

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Whoo hoooo!!!

My mail lady came into the driveway honking her horn…I thought oh no I am dead! (thought it was my hat from Hat Attack) Howeve, I am still very much alive!!  It was my swap package from the Hot Cocoa swap.  Thanks Anne!!  I love the contents of the package and its perfectly ok, that the llama didn’t work out because “love” is just what I needed!  My birthday is Sunday so this was PERFECT timing!!  Here is a photo of the contents of my wonderful package.  Knitting magazine, which I hope to get a chance to read over the weekend, some very cool stitch markers, and a keychain and zipper pull.  A cow that just screams squeeze me and when you do he goes “MOOOOO”! Its great, but not as cool as the stressball piggy  thing!!  The stone coasters will be put to very good use as will the magnetic “list for the yarn fairy” pad.  The cutest Ty beanie “baaaaby” lamb (that is its name)!!!  So so so cute!  The alpaca/silk and alpaca//wool yarn will make me some very comfy cozy socks!!

Thank you very much Anne, it was fun and like I said it was great to receive so close to my birthday!

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Hot Cocoa Question Week 4

I don’t vacation much, but my best vacation was about 4 years ago. Brian and I went to Chicago. Two ducks out of water. You have to know us to appreciate that statement. Two Yoopers in the big city, neither of us has been to a big city. We didn’t take a map, mistake #1. Traveling 80+ on the interstate, there is a fork in the road, Brian asks me “which way do I go?” and I replied abruptly “I don’t’ f*&^ing know, go left!” We pull into Chicago at just after 5 on a Friday, what were we thinking, drive around and around the block dodging people, and taxi’s to find the motel. We ended back up on the freaking freeway on the opposite side of our exit which was not but a block away, so holding on and thanking god we got rental insurance on the car, we zoom across the six lanes of traffic. We get to the motel, but where in the he** is the parking lot, every motel has a parking lot right? NO, not in Chicago, so we pull into an alley. Not a bright idea as there is a vehicle parked in front of us, trying to get out and one pulls in behind us. Brian goes into the motel and hands the keys to the parking attendant, what are they called again? He parks the car, and we don’t see it again until we leave on Sunday. But hey, we paid $30 a day to NOT see the car; we don’t even know where he parked it!! We thought we would walk around and see the city, we have our GPS, but the buildings block out the signal, so how will we know where the motel is, well it is right next to Starbucks, we can remember that…. well let me be the one to tell you there is a Starbucks on about every block!!! We are also next to a tall building. Oh ya, they are ALL tall buildings. Rest assured we remembered we were a block away from the Berghoff (bar, restaurant). We went on the Sears Tower, Navy Pier, passed on making donations for the poor, even though it was tax deductible. I could go on an on but I will stop there….I think you get the point!! Two ducks out of water, yup that was us.

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Hat Attack!!

Ok, so you have heard of the great Sock Wars, right? Well have you heard of Hat Attack? It is just like sock wars only your weapon is a HAT, that is right a hat. You may join the HAT ATTACK by clicking here and following the directions. There is also a group on Ravelry. Come on get in on the fun…join HAT ATTACK!

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Hot cocoa Swap Question #3

What is the most ‘random’ memory you have from your childhood?

Well let see there was the time I was blown off the porch and into the garbage bags, at about the age of 3. Or the time, that mom took me to get my vaccinations and I kicked and screamed so she being the sweet kind mother she is, picked me up to comfort me, and the nurse or Dr, yanked my drawers down and gave me the shot in the butt. OUCH!!! I layed down in the back seat of the car all the way home, just sobbing. (on my belly of course)Or wait, maybe it is the memory of my pet bunny “thumper” being accidently stepped on by my mom, while he was playing in the house, or no wait maybe it was when I was hit by a car while riding my bike, no it has to be miss-spelling the word NeceSSary at the spelling bee….oh I give up….to many to list!!!

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Hot cocoa Swap week 2 question

Now that we’re in the thick of ‘Winter’… has your knitting changed to match the season? Are you moving on from dishcloths, and tank tops to afghans, hats and mittens? Has your yarn changed from silk or cotton to wool, superwash or heavier cottons?

I knit what I feel like knitting when I want to knit!! Altho I do seem to do more hats during the winter. Yarn, does not really change. I generally like to knit with wool….I have even thougth about making a wool discloth….who cares if it felts!!

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