or what I do when I am not working or farming …

The way to Zen

Posted by mobarger on Oct-24-2009

Yoga swap gift
The way to zen is through knitting of course! But really, I am currently participating in a yoga-themed swap on Ravelry . Blogless Ellab has sent me a very nice package! She included a book, “Knitted Socks East and West,” Neil Young “Harvest” CD, and 2 skeins of sock yarn.
I picked the mail up as I was heading out and I have to tell you, I was so excited about the Neil Young CD I immediately popped it in the player in my trick! Heaven! It has been a long since I have had this album and I was so happy to be reunited with it.

Wildfoote Sock
The yarn is Wildfoote in “Dark Carmel,” a nice orange-y brown which I really like! I see many patterns in the book where I can use this yarn! Thank you ellab!

I’m savin up for knitting lessons!

Posted by mobarger on Feb-28-2009
Warm Ewe Up swap #2

(OR Warm Ewe Up Winter Swap Package #2)
Isn’t this the funniest thing? It’s a bank!

Warm Ewe Up swap #2

I will definitely be putting my change here! How clever!

Warm Ewe Up swap #2

My swap partner was so thoughtful. She included something chicken-related, knitting-related, chocolate, yarn, some post-its with lovely flower sketches and the bank.

Warm Ewe Up swap #2

The plate is beautiful!

Warm Ewe Up swap #2

And so is the yarn! It’s Art Yarns Super Merino in color 115 (aka RED).

Warm Ewe Up swap #2

Thank you partner! I can’t wait to find out who you are!

A.S.S.S 08 Swap

Posted by mobarger on Oct-11-2008

(Otherwise known as the Autumn Sock or Scarf Swap of 2008)

A.S.S.S 08 swap

Many thanks to the crafty Bunkybobo who sent me a wonderful ASSS08 swap box.

She included tea and taffy, some scent samples from Happy Housewife, lavendar soap, lip balm that she made herself, a Sharpie (! love the Sharpies!), a pattern from KnitSpot (Shifty) and yarn of course.

ASSS 08 yarn

But let’s focus on that yarn a second, shall we? She dyed this herself. I love it. The colors are very fall-y and warm and just ….well… GREAT! She has an Etsy shop and I highly suggest you check out some of those yarns.

Thank you Bunkybobo!!!!!