Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Giveaway, A Swap and Tuesday's Tallies

 This has been a great week. At the end of last week I had two really nice parcels waiting for me when I got home from work. One was from Germany and the other from England. I love getting things, other than bills, in the mail. He he. A few weeks ago I won a giveaway from Barbina, Little Things Made With Love. She made a really neat hook holder and held a giveaway. I couldn't believe it but I won. I had been planning on making a holder for my favorite hooks. They are from Hobby Lobby and have Bamboo handles. Bates also has bamboo handled hooks, but the Hobby Lobby ones have a little bit more of a pointed head. I love them and have been slowly collecting them in every size. Here is the hook holder she made. It is gorgeous.
The little ornament on the right hand side says Made With Love.
The hook holder is full of goodies. Some really pretty stitch markers, needles, pins, a tape measure, scissors, and size 4 hook. Underneath the red flaps is where you put your crochet hooks or small knitting needles. I need to take some better photos. It was dark in here (it is always dark in here) and the pictures I took blurred out the definition. It is a really neat hook holder. I love it. Thank you Barbina!
 The other package I received was from my friend Tracy in England. Tracy and I became friends when we were partnered for a swap in a group on Ravelry. They did the best job ever when they paired us up. I love Tracy. She had wanted to try some cotton from my favorite store, Hobby Lobby. We decided to do a yarn swap. This is the lovely, wonderful yarn she sent me.
 The twisted hanks on top are hand dyed. Underneath was even more awesomeness.
There is some Rico Creative Cotton and some Mayflower Cotton.

The hand dyed yarn and the Rico are worsted wt. and the Mayflower is fingerling. I can't wait to make something with these. Tracy has not yet gotten what I sent her. I hope she gets it soon.
 I made a bit more progress on my Stylin Ripple too. I am more than halfway there on this blanket.
With the leftover Stylecraft I have been making some little squares. Not sure yet what I will do with them, I just like them.
I hope everyone has a great week! I will talk to everyone soon.


  1. Love the hook holder - such a good idea - one of those is on my long-term to make list!

  2. Hey Kashi...what a lucky girl you are! The hook holder looks really sweet...how lovely to have it full of goodies too! That's a lovely idea to do a yarn swap with people in other countries... I often look at all the cottons in the US and wonder what they are like. Your projects are coming along beautifully too! Hugs, Jill x

  3. Well, look who is spoiled!! I totally wanted that prize. LOL But so glad it was you who won it. How lovely to receive all that yarn as well. Can't wait to see what you create with it. Gotta love it when the mail is not a bill hey?

  4. Wow awesome week. I love the hook case & what a wonderful package of yarn. RICO creative cotton is my new favorite yarn! Your ripple is coming along really nice now.
    I love those little squares, how about making a cushion with them or save them for the edging of a blanket. I made some small nana squares out of scraps and am Savin them for edging a blanket up.
    Take care

  5. Lucky you! I really like the hook holder, too bad I didn't win :p. Now I'll have to make one for myself! I have just the pattern for it :-).

  6. Hi Kashi! I´m glad you like my little hook holder! And you have got wonderful yarn, I love it! I´m still in contact with my swap partner too and we also have sent us little packages again!
    Beautiful projects Kashi!
    Have a great day! Barbina

  7. wow what a great friend you have, sending you all that yarn , i'm so jealous, can't wait to see what you make with it all

  8. So lucky, I'd love just one of those packages!

  9. What a great week of goodies. :) x

  10. Wow, Kashi.. good for you to win such treasures! I can't wait to see what you make of it all!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  11. If I couldn't win that prize then I am glad you did! It's so lovely to get proper post (rather than junk mail). Your ripple is looking fab.

  12. Wow! So much lovely stuff there!

    Thanks so much for your kind comment on my 'blogging' post - I appreciate it and look forward to seeing your knitting progress :)

  13. What gorgeos happy mail !!! Your ripple is looking gorgeous, I too love those little squares, I look forward to seeing what you do with them. Have a good weekend.xxxx

  14. What a lovely week full of goodies - I do love to receive yarn in the post!
    And I love those little squares!
    Hugs, Judy xx

  15. What lovely goodies, lucky you!

    Thanks so much for your comment on my Craft it Forward - consider youself chosen as its open for the first 5 bloggers to comment and you are the first one!

    Please email me your contact details to moonstruckcreations@hotmail.co.uk!

    have a great weekend, Helenxx