Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Goodies

First up is the remains of food goodies. Yummy! We used to have a Dixie Lee in town when I was a kid. I love this stuff! The nearest place now to get it is in Sussex, NB. Hubby stopped on his way through on Friday for his birthday chicken. This says 9 pcs, but I think it was 15 or 20. I used to love the box when I was a kid. The door is perforated so it opens. I was a tomboy, so I used to use it for my dinky cars. The boys still have this one. (I also kept the little styrofoam containers that had my coleslaw and macaroni salads. Don't know when I'll get it again!)


Here are also some remains of food goodies. These are an Oreo-type cookie. Well, they WERE an Oreo-type cookie. The Littlest One got the can out the other day and ate all the cream out of them and kindly left all the cookies. (Which were composted, btw.)

Next are my goodies and gift goodies. Four bags from Japanese Handmade. (Etsy shop) The green and orange ones are mine, all mine! The silky taupe one is for my mother, and the geometric shapes one is for SIL, both Christmas gifts. Unless I have to break down and give my mother hers on her birthday in September.

These are gorgeous little bags and are so well made! Each zipper has a Japanese knot for a zipper pull. My green bag is lined with solid bright green material. The orange one is lined with solid orange material. You can kinda see it on the inside of the handles. The green one is currently housing my stitch markers, some buttons, and a few other odds 'n ends that were just floating around my knitting basket.

I love the silky one I got for my mother. It's lined with solid lavender/lilac material, and the geometric shapes one is lined with solid purple like the purple on the outside of the bag. I highly recommend Satomi's shop! She's great to work with and will do custom orders as well.

There really aren't any goodies here, but the bbq was good! At my BIL's place on Sunday. They got a new pool, so the kids had to go in! (That's BIL, btw.)
The Oldest One in the pool. The water isn't over his head, but he likes the floaty-ring. I think I'll put them in swimming lessons at the local resort this fall. Neither one knows how to really swim. He'd sink like a rock without the floaty-ring.
The Littlest One can't really touch bottom. Well, I think if he stood on his tip toes and held his head up he could. With the water wings he isn't going anywheres anyways. (He's like me -- I can't swim well and prefer to be able to touch bottom and still have my head above the water.) He stayed close to the ladder, but near the end he was letting go and treading water. I think he'll catch on to swimming much quicker than the Oldest One.

My Patons SWS Booga Bag, waiting to be felted. You can't see the numbers on the measuring tape, but it's about 15 inches. I am almost finished my Paprika Classic Wool diagonal bag, and I will wait and felt them together.
Lastly, I did some winding today. I have two more skeins out, but I didn't get a chance to wind them. I really need a swift! My chairs are not straight-backed, and it makes it difficult. These are both hand-dyeds off eBay. I must have gotten them a year or more ago. The orangey one is hand wash. I want to make Tropicana socks with that. The other one I can't remember if it's hand wash or superwash. It looks and feels like superwash. I think I'll knit a swatch when I'm done my Pillars of Atlantis Socks to machine wash and see what happens.

Anyhoo, it's getting late. I have to work in the morning, so I should get going to finish up doing what I have to do.

Look for the new Magknits tomorrow, and also the SAM4 KAL officially starts tomorrow.

Happy knitting!

8 Comments:

Blogger Charity said...

Love all the goodies! So much fun. The bags are all great, I especially like how the Booga bag looks, I can't wait to see it felted! :0)

3:31 AM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

Those little bags are sweet.

Was down your way last night, friends and I went to go to Jovals - which was closed even though the website says they should have been open. But, if you hear of two ladies with two crazy teenaged girls at Frenchy's and the ideal discount store - that was us :)

6:52 AM  
Anonymous pat said...

I love the little Japanese bags!!

9:24 AM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

ohhh there is also a Dixie Lee in Moncton too on mountain road opened a few years back.
Loving those bags I must go check them out.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Janice said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! :-) So happy to have found yours... Can't wait to read back posts! I LOVE those Japanese bags and will be heading over to the Etsy link after I post! I can't wait to see the Booga bag felted! I am ready for cooler weather so it doesn't bother me to knit with wool again and I can work on more bags!!

12:08 PM  
Blogger Miss Tonia said...

Speaking of goodies. I haven't forgotten the package I promised to mail you. There was something special that I was waiting to get finished, and it's just about done. I'll be mailing it soon.

The Booga looks great. Really makes me want to actually knit mine. And those Japanese bags are to die for!

1:08 PM  
Blogger lexa said...

Making something that's just about finished... now that's got my mind churning! Take your time -- we leave on Monday for three weeks (approximately, maybe a bit longer, depending on reloads).

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

Oh yummy, all those goodies! Those bags are just the cutest, they look so absolutely sweet! And the pool looks exactly like what I'd need right now - sometimes I could clash my head against the wall out of frustration of not having a garden where I could put a pool into. Perhaps I should try that on one of our balconies? Oy... but hey, I love those pics of the kiddos having fun!

4:44 AM  

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