Wednesday, September 03, 2008

The race is on!

Dish Rag Tag: The Sequel, that is! I received the Deuces Wild box from Robin in NJ yesterday afternoon... knit my little heart out during the first hour of the new 90210 (haven't decided if this is too juvenille yet, but boy does it bring back memories!), then Big Brother... and got the little box racing off to Martha in VT at 8:15 am this morning!

If you participated last year, but not this... well, there are a few changes. One of which is the boxes are much smaller, you only send 1 ball of cotton and there is an official pattern this year (which is a great - thanks Emily, I've stashed this one in my file for future use). Here's what I found in my box from Robin...


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Inside I found a beautiful blue color dish rag, a skein of lime stripes for me to knit with, the official pattern & instruction sheets, a mini Hula kit, some chocolates (gone before the photo!) and the coolest hair barrett/clip from Jak Random Art & Designs, a friend of Robin's.

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She recyles old records into unique jewelry! As you can see in the photo above, Robin read up on my love of dogs and rescue organizations.... this barrett features Honecomb, a pit bull and proceeds go to Earth Angels Canine Rescue! COOL. Be sure to check out her etsy shop linked above. Thank you Robin - that was the best!!!!!!

After my excitement over the hair clip settled, I then opened another box that arrived yesterday from Jillian over at Wee Ones (there will be a review of her awesome products coming soon... stay tuned!). It was my custom ordered Sophie needles (and a few sets of stitch markers... after all, I can't make her just send me one thing all the way from Hawaii now, can I?)!

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I still haven't opened up the markers yet, but I knew exactly what the first thing I would knit with Miss Sophie's needles was going to be (and I got to use Zeus & Lola stitch markers)...

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Here is the dish rag Robin knit for me next to the one I knit for Martha and a close up of the lovely stitch pattern...

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Hopefully Martha gets the box tomorrow... it looks like Deuces Wild are currently tied for first place... woo hoo!

I just adore my new Sophie needles... they are a lot smaller (wee ones!) than my original Zeus, Lola & Tut ones... but so cool and so light on the hands. I think I might have to commission Jillian to make me 3 more pairs...

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The 4 kids... now all mortalized in the knitting world...

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Let's Go Deuces Wild... the race is on.........


8 comments:

Channon said...

How fun is that?! But Missy Sissy might eat herself, or Mugsy, or Fred... I think I'll wait until she grows up a bit more!

Dianne said...

LOVE the needles! Just love 'em!!!!!

Kenyetta said...

I love the needles!

Emily said...

I've never seen the striped cotton in action! So glad you like the pattern and are having fun with the race! And I LOVE the needles!

silfert said...

Those are the coolest needles I've ever seen. :)

Turtle said...

So fun, love all the needles and love the dish swap!

gaylen said...

those are great needles! I might need to immortalize my houndies! g

Sonya said...

Very cute needles!

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