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and we’re off

Posted on: April 17, 2007

Well, I am. To camp tomorrow for two nights. Wish me luck – I may just need it.

In knitting news, I have completed the first section of my scarf and sent it off on its way around the world. It was quite an ordeal to get it past the postman! I had to sign forms and show my driver’s licence, declaring that I was only posting some knitwear and chocolate! Then he stuck stickers all over the envelope and off it went.

Here is my bit:

The Country Silk cardigan is all sewn up, waiting for a button. It fits, I like it and I will wear it, so that is very exciting! Hooray. I have cast on another garment for me. 

I also received my Knitterly Letter, from the lovely Kelly which was very exciting. I am going to sit down tonight and write back! Yay! I have a penpal!!

I have listened to two books through my ipod lately. What a good idea! I can ‘read’ and knit at the same time. The first was The Dark Room and the second Blowfly by Patricia Cornwell. I am a big crime fan, and both stories had some twists and turns, and it was amazing how quickly the novels went. Thanks Holly for the idea!


8 Responses to "and we’re off"

International postal service is funny right now, I’ve taken to sending the ball bands with yarn & my phone #, I’ve been called twice by US customs agents worried because wool is an agricultural product.

that is how I got started on the audio books, recommendations from a friend. If your library has Agatha Christie, those are also great listens.

Budespost has been no issues, nor has the US post on mailing to OZ. It is a hoot that it is harder from your end!

That explains the change in the weather! Hope you have a lovely time.

I also listen to novels while I am knitting or walking – but I usually borrow mine from the library. I used up too much internet download time one month downloading podcasts and librivox books!

Enjoy camp! The scarf looks great. I listen to podcasts while I walk. I get too distracted by the sights to keep up with a novel 🙂

Oh, what a great Scarf idea, and letter writing too!! A lost art I am always meaning to revive!!! Happy Camping: Hi de hi!!!

I am a crime book fan too!! Patricia Cornwell, Jonathon Kellerman, James Paterson those sort of book. Sue Grafton is good too…


Hope you catch up on your sleep. I am glad that you like the prize too, and I cannot wait to see what you make with it. I went to Spotlight, and the Lion Brand Chenille looks thick and wonderful, nice colors too. The boucle is okay, and I already had some of the Lion Brand self striping sock yarn, but have not used it yet. I bought quite a bit of the brightly colored Cara cotton and I hope it knits up nicely, and then I can go and get some more of it. Have fun knitting some more of that scarf too, it looks like unusual yarn.

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