the knitted purl

A CT girl's adventures in knitting, marriage, pregnancy and this thing called life. Happy reading...

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Thank you Secret Pal!



Thank you, thank you, thank you! You send the most wonderful packages.. how did you know I have been wishing for a spinning kit? I love it!
I'm not the best photographer, so the pictures do not do this kit justice. Enclosed from my SP was a spindle hand-designed with leaves, and a large amount of soft wool to spin. The instruction pamphlet gives great detail and walks you through the process. I can't wait to try this. Thank you for sending such a wonderful surprise. Have a great week, SP!

Friday, July 14, 2006

Postcard from my Secret Pal


I have a great secret pal.. look what just came in the mail. A postcard letting me know another surprise is on the way.

Saturday, June 24, 2006




Okay, finally a picture of the lovely Noro yarn my SP sent me! 3 skeins, and I have officially felt it's softness at least 50 times. I'm now searching patterns for the perfect one, I can't wait to get started with a project with this! Thank you again SP!

And... I thought you might enjoy a picture of Scott's needles displayed in a beautiful vase from one of his customer's blogs. His retail locations are growing, you can find these stix at The Cultured Purl, among others (links to follow)

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

This and That!


I hope everyone had a great Fathers Day!

I finally finished my Interweave Knits shrug for my friend Susanna. I give it to her Friday and will take pictures of how she looks with it on.

We've been real busy with AJ.. he's a handful! Starting to babble, and this week for the first time he tried cereal! he actually likes it, believe it or not. Here's yet another picture of my little angel..

Last week I visited Audrey at her home and shop and had a great time. Stop by her blog and wish her congratulations on her pregnancy, and while you're there, take a glance at the beautiful bags she's carrying in the shop.

Have an outstanding day... and stay cool!

Monday, June 12, 2006

Knitting & baby pics



I'm almost done with the Interweave shrug for a girlfriend... I managed to get some knitting time in over the past week, oh how I missed it! and we've been snapping pictures like crazy of AJ. Here's a few to enjoy...

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

What a Treat, Secret Pal!

Today was a really long, emotional day.

I checked the mail at days end.. and cannot tell you how much I appreciated a surprise package from my Secret Pal. Your timing could not have been better.

It's 4 skeins of NORO Kureyon... a gorgeous blend of colors. I've been dying to try NORO and my SP so thoughtfully sent me what I've been wishing for. It was sent perfectly packaged from the Carodan Farm Wool Shop in Virginia. (www.carodanfarm.com). Thank you Secret Pal! I will take pictures asap... I just couldn't wait to write a quick note here to say thank you so very much.. you've made my day!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Lot of new BABY CLOTHES...for a steal!

As our 13-pound baby skipped the newborn and zero to six month clothes stage, we have a showerload of freshly laundered baby clothes available. Make me an offer! the first (reasonable one) wins. I'm ready to ship everything to you!

Here's the stash:
Old Navy onesie, tropical print, 0-3 mos
Baby Connection sleeper, blue, green and yellow striped) 0-3 mos
Absorba short sleeve outfit, blue with a train on it, 3 mos
Oneita Kids blue sweatshirt, boy w/sailboat & shell on front, 3 mos
Carters onesie, white with ducks, 3 mos
Baby Gap, shirt, blue with kites, 3-6 mos
Rene' Rofe' sleeper sack, blue with brown bear, small
Old Navy Outlet Baby, blue t-shirt, 6-12 mos
Just Born sleeper sack, blue, 0-9 mos

Worn once, laundered:
Sesame street onesie, blue, small
Simply Basic blue sleeper, 3-6 mos
Simply Basic green sleeper, 3-6 mos
White onesie, up to 3 mos
White onesie with pocket, up to 3 mos
Disney sleeper, blue, Tigger on front, 0-3 mos
Baby Gap, reversible pants, yellow, newborn
Swaddler, Kiddopotamus, Ivory, 0-3 mos

We also have a snoogle maternity pillow, used 2x, then laundered, paid $59.

Have a great day-