Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Autumn Arrives in Caguas.....

.....By way of the Netherlands. Today I received my first ever swap gift. I joined the Fall into Autumn dishcloth swap and Monique from the Netherlands was my super special pal. There's a beautiful woven cloth in autumn colors, a multicolored cloth that's made of soft cotton, a skein of delicate, multi blue colored Schachenmayr cotton, two beautiful candles, juniper soap and a cinnamon sachet. Everything is so pretty and special. I also had so much fun geting my secret pal's things together. I received a note from Pixie today that she received my package. Can't wiat 'til my next swap.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Flaming June is back

I had deleted her last month because some cowardly anonymous poster left a rambling post on my blog. I was so mad I couldn't even figure out how to delete their post, so I deleted the whole entry.

William and I visited the Museum of Art (El Museo de Arte) in Ponce last week for his birthday. Both of us had visited the museum separately in the past, but were so awed by the Rodin exhibit and of course, by Flaming June, we just walked around with our mouths wide open the whole afternoon.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


WHOOT! Our girl, Carol is no longer temporarily retired! You go, girl.

Go visit and congratulate her! And now, I'll bet she needs to have a litle SEX (Stash Enrichment Expedition) since she's been on a yarn diet.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

It's 12:24 AM, so it's time for the Wednesday surprise!

Drum roll.....

This week's AH is Hugh Jackman who's preparing for his roll in the next upcoming X-Men Movie as Wolverine. Just amazing.
In knitting news, I've managed to screw up Clapotis #2 big time and didn't realize it until the very end. I worked the straight section until I got the length I wanted and then started the decreases. I was following the pattern that's written out as an MS Excel spreadsheet. What I have is about half of the decrease section(all on the left) that have no dropped stitches.
I'll take a picture and post it here after I get some sleep. Grrr.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Clappy as a sailboat!

It's so neat and pretty! I love clappy two as much as number one. They're both about the same amount done. While waiting for another skein to finish the first one, I decided to start the second. Also, I have next week's AH all ready. You guys are gonna flip!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

I have no idea who this AH is... and a few days early to boot!

All I can say is "Ravelry leads you to the bestest places ever!" I was minding my own business looking at the bags,bags,bags group. The Betties all know what a fool I am for bags and purses. Someone posed a question about laptop bags and at the Golla site, here he was. Can.not.resist. I'm going to need a free pass... He can carry my laptop and my knitting in that bag!

Clappy visits the beach/Clappy visita a la playa

Undaunted by a cloudy, windy day, I took Clappy to the beach for some relaxation. Earlier in the day, I knew that I was coming to the end of the 1st skein of yarn and needed to find the 2nd one to continue. I had photographic evidence damnit that there were two skeins! My stash is one of the only organized things about me. Unable to find the hiding skein (here kitty,kitty don't you want to be a part of this extremely pretty Clapotis?), I set out on finding a replacement on the internet. How hard could it be to find Lana Grossa Mulitringel sock yarn in color 2213? I found every other color EXCEPT my color. A very sad e-mail to the betties explained my plight. Within minutes, Carol had come to the rescue! It was on one of my favorite, favorite sites: Kpixie! Whew!

After the beach, I had to celebrate! Clappy and I went to one of my favorite places on the beach! The Holiday Inn where the super bartender, Jose, whipped me up a couple of great cosmopolitans. No knitting while drinking cosmos! Clappy stayed safely in my backpack. I learned my lesson last month after drinking mojitos and trying to start another argosy scarf. Here's the evidence of that:
Buenos dias a todos!