Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Spring Flingin ~ Week 6

Well, would you look at that... I just noticed that I won the Week 3-4 prize for the Spring Fling Coffee Swap, which was one of Mary's awesome rice pack! Woo hoo! I just might even let my honey use one (he's only had 1 practice race day so far and he's already been whining complaining about a sore neck), since I just got a cute doggy set from Mary... hmmm, I'll have to think more about that. Its a little ironic that I won Mary's prize, as guess who I had the pleasure of spoiling in this swap?!?! If you guessed Mary, you're right! Visit her blog to see just how much fun I had spoiling her! I had a great time putting together her package, especially given the circumstances with pets in her life lately (I think I was meant to spoil her in this swap for that very reason alone)... and I just had to make sure to pack the handpainted mug extra, extra well given that she had a mug-mishap with her last coffee swap package...

Okay, I've containted my excitement (no, I'm not jumping up and down in my office screaming "I won, I won..." but I might've squealed a little and got some strange looks) and now on to this week's topic...

We'll go free form this week - Post about your WIPs, post about your package, post about the weather where you are - just be sure to include that the post is for the Spring Fling Weekly Topic somewhere inside it when you tell us it's there! I'd love to hear how folks are enjoying the goodies they received, if they have, or how much fun you had shopping for your pal!

Since I posted about some WIP's yesterday and I just mentioned the package I sent to Mary above, why don't I show you what arrived in my mailbox today? Its the latest book from Vickie Howell, cutely titled Knit Aid... and its autographed! Yup, I preordered mine thru Vickie direct and it came signed "Happy Knitting on the go! xo, Vickie" I haven't had a chance to really poke through it yet, but I can tell you its the perfect size to toss in your knitting bag and it is spiral bound, making for easy usage. In flipping thru quickly, I see lots of great illustrations. Find yourself out knitting somewhere thinking "man, how exactly do I do that duplicate stitch?" ... this would be the book to have in your bag!

As for the weather, its been a much nicer start to the week than our cold and rainy weekend. High 70's and sunny yesterday & today... rain coming in for Friday, but they say our weekend will be nice... it better be, as I'm heading off to the NH Sheep & Wool with Joanne, blogless Cheryl and blogless Marlene!

6 comments:

vegasangelbrat said...

Oh I'm just so thrilled & touched with my swap package!! You made my eyes leak...lol
Congrats on your win on the coffee swap topic, funny, I won in your contest too...lol must be contest winning time!
I hope you have a great time on your outing with friends!!
Thanks so much Nichole!!!!

Vickie Howell said...

Thank you so much for buying/mentioning my book! I hope you get tons of use of it, for years to come. :)

Knit on!,
Vickie

Dianne said...

Congratulations! You deserve it! I hope you have good weather this weekend.

Channon said...

Congrats on your win. That's a cute book, but Knitting Fixes is my go-to already...

Kenyetta said...

Have fun!
We just received the goodies, thank you!!!

Alana - Knit Wit said...

Congrats on winning! Must admit, I've squealed too upon discovering I've won a contest. Can't help it-- just slips out!

Your furbabies are so cute, and you get so many fun pictures of them!

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