Friday, December 28, 2007

Christmas Gifts

The Fiber Related Gifts:

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--The Knitter's Book of Yarn: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Using, and Enjoying Yarn by Clara Parkes
I've only had time to skim through this book, but I love what I see. Very interesting reading for a knit geek like me and lots of great projects too. I want to knit all of them.

--Digital postal scale for weighing yarn or roving
I think this is going to come in handy.

--Line Counter
Originally designed to measure fishing line, but I plan to use it to measure yarn. I haven't tried it yet, so I'm not sure how well it will work. No, I will not share it with John. Wool should smell like sheep, not fish.


The Big Gift:
Last year it was a spinning wheel, but this year it has nothing to do with spinning or knitting. I won't say what is just yet--not until I have a chance to use it and to get good pictures. Here's a hint though--accessories include a milk crate, cargo net and dry bag. Some of you know exactly what I'm talking about. Pictures soon, I hope.


The Best Gift:
Without a doubt, the best gift was having the kids home for Christmas.

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Matt and Robyn

It was very windy the day we went to the beach, which made for some interesting designs in the sand.

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11 comments:

  1. SockPixie8:11 AM

    Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year.

    Caroline, The SockPixie

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  2. Ooohhh, I can't wait to hear what the big present is. When I hear dry bag, I automatically think scuba gear! ....but...maybe I'm biased :-D

    Merry Christmas!

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  3. I have been tempted to purchase that book as well.

    I LOVE the beach pictures in December...especially given that we are buried in snow up here!

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  4. Beach in December and you're all in shirt sleeves. The sand makes sculpture. Great gifties, too...must get a scales for myself.

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  5. Okay, I have NO idea what your gift was. A milk crate? All I can think of is a moped or something ;o)

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  6. That book looks good- I've heard good reviews of it.
    I've got no idea what the big gift is but I'm curious!!

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  7. Gee! That book has some great patterns....thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see what you got for Christmas....

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  8. Nice book. I'll have to check it out! I'm a tool person so I thought the scale was a fantastic gift! Is your surprise gift crab or lobster fishing gear? I have no clue. It's just what popped into my head cause I know your close to the water. Happy New Year!!!!

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  9. Your book sounds like fun. I'm behind the times. I hadn't even heard of it before.

    You also have me very curious about your other gift. Milk crate??? What in the world??

    Merry Christmas!

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  10. merry christmas and happy new year. thanks for sharing the patterns from the book. now i'll add it to my list.

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  11. Family is the best present of all! The other gifts look very nice too:~D

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~Tracy