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3. May 2011 08:35
by Jobo
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Wings n' Things Fiber Club and Spin Along

3. May 2011 08:35 by Jobo | 2 Comments

Wings n' Things fiber club

Some time ago... I was tempted by a neat new fiber club from AllForLoveOfYarn - basically a club with a 4 ounce braid of some fibey-yummies and some other toys and gifts to match!  I've always been pleased with purchases from this company, and this club kit was no exception!  They are also hosting a spin-along with the fiber, where you are entered to win prizes and such.  I am enjoying seeing what other people make with the same braid of fiber!  It's amazing how creative and unique we can all be when it comes to this sort of thing.

I'll admit, it isn't that difficult to twist my arm sometimes when it comes to that stuff... lol

Well here is my package of goodies!  in color way - Purple Moth

 

 

Purple Butterfly BFL Silk Kit 

The fiber is a 4 ounce braid of 25% Silk / 75 % BFL, with a wonderful sheen and rainbow of jewel toned colors.  The fiber moves from rich pinks and garnets, through amethyst, and even has a hint of citrine or golden shimmer here and there.  I can't wait to dig into this one.  I think it's screaming to become singles.... shiny, girly, shimmery singles.  *swoon!*

Purple Butterfly BFL Silk Kit contents

And here are the goodies!  Butterfly Stitch markers... with pretty matched lavender beads, some yarn tags, perfect for recording details about that precious handspun skein, and finally some natural, organic, beeswax lip balm.  Perfect for a little lip pick-me-up.

Purple Butterfly BFL Silk Braid

One more photo of the Braid... because it's pretty, and because I can !!  *wink wink*

9. February 2010 14:08
by Jobo
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Obituary: Killed by Socks!

9. February 2010 14:08 by Jobo | 5 Comments

Yesterday evening, February 8 2010, in her very own kitchen just before supper - The Double Pointed Needler officially succumbed to fatal sock-inflicted injuries. 

death socks on! 

Carefully crafted from Knit Picks Illusion yarn, the weapons were soft but swift.  These alpaca babies were definitely not skittish about meeting strangers.  They leapt from the carefully addressed and delivered yellow envelope and quickly and permanently wrapped themselves around the victim's feet.

envelope of death The Needler is reported to have slouched in her chair immediately - out of pure handmade sock pleasure.  Also, added to the tragic package to soften the beastly blow were 2 beautiful bars of Ghirardelli chocolate (one with dark chocolate and caramel, the other milk) and a tube of Burt's Bees Honey lip balm.  A kind note accompanied the assassin's sockly treasure offering condolences - but no apologies - for socks well knitted and games well played.

When contacted for comments, the Needler's Husband refused to speak with our reporters, but admitted his sadness and sense of loss over the whole fiasco.  Though he thinks perhaps now that there are no further rounds of insane sock assassination missions, perhaps his wife might be able to finish his afghan, which has been in progress for far longer than any pair of socks he has ever seen.

 

death socks booty

From the grave, The Double Pointed Needler sends out a very heartfelt Thank-you to both Dore and DevilSticks for their excellent sock grenades which fit perfectly, are a lovely color, and will be worn many many times :)

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