It is just a week for clubs and packages, isn’t it? I don’t think I’ve ever gotten this much awesome mail in a two week period before. I think I’ve waited long enough to blog this that everyone has their Sip ‘N Stitch Club packages. (So, if you haven’t gotten yours, don’t scroll down!)
This month’s Sip ‘N Stitch package featured Valle Del Santuario from Counter Culture Coffee. You’ll note that the lovely Laura swapped mine out for decaf this month since caffeine is not currently on my menu (she’s just awesome like that).
The yarn is (as usual) absolutely stunning. The base yarn is Foot Prints, which is 100% merino superwash wool. The colors are so vibrant in this skein that I’ve been just picking it up to gaze at it lately. It just screams “summer is coming!” to me. This one may also become a little shawlette (have you noticed a theme lately?) for those chilly summer nights. I can’t wait to see what the next shipment brings!
(Not a part of the Sip ‘N Stitch club? The coffee version is closed, but they’re taking sign-ups for a new tea version. Check it out!)
Warning! SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t received your Goddess Tea Club yet and want to be surprised, LOOK AWAY NOW!
Random pet picture to distract you
I feel very spoiled right now. Dani (of DaniDo Crafty and Goddess Tea fame) got a brilliant idea and arranged a Plurk Swap. I got paired with the lovely LadyDrangonflyAJH (check out her awesome shop!) who spoiled me rotten!!
She included a beautiful card, three lovely lace patterns (Bluebird, Brandywine Shawl, and Hanging Garden Stole), two skeins of laceweight and one of sock yarn, buttons (SQUEE!), chocolate (Mountain Man Raspberry sticks… omnomnomnom), and chili mix. Who could ask for more?
Just look at those colors. She gets an A+ for stalking to figure out my favorite color!
Buttons! I am so digging these buttons. I kind of want to knit a sweater around them. Hmm…
I’m so thrilled with my swap package. My partner did an awesome job of finding items that would make me insanely happy. Thank you so much LadyDragonflyAJH!!
So, I’m giving up sugar again. At least until Christmas (eve/week). I feel much better without it. But that means enduring withdrawal for a few days while it exits my system. In the meantime, this has prompted much virtual sugar ingestion. These are just the highlights of my (virtual) binging over the last two days.
Our Best Bites is an incredible site. Warning!!! This is another one to make sure you view with food in your stomach. Otherwise you might found yourself gnawing on the screen.
And those are just my top three from that site. Moving on…
LollyChops is very crafty with paper and stuff. She’s also hilarious just to read. This site may give you the uncontrollable urge to buy pretty paper!
Gingerbread Snowflakes is all about the holidays! Mmm… Holidays…
Other random goodies….
I know this is just a small sampling, but these are what is weighing heavily on my mind (and hips) lately. What about you? Making any goodies to give for whatever holiday(s) you may be celebrating?