Saturday, February 16, 2008

Think Pink Swap

I'm a member of the Think Pink group on Ravelry, a group dedicated to all things pink. This past week I received a great package in the mail from my swap pal in the first ever Think Pink Swap. My pal Lillian was so thoughtful!

First, some gorgeous Manos de Uruguay yarn in a lovely shade of pink. Isn't it yummy? I'm thinking it'll make a great pink scarf. Next, 2 patterns from Stitch diva, a DPN case, and a cute little notebook. Finally she included some great gifts from her visits to Japan: a cool leather bookmark, pretty Japanese stationary and some delicious chocolates with pralines and macadamia nuts!

Thanks so much Lillian, aka Craftlover!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Mardi Gras 2008!

1. St. Augustine Marching Band, 2. Endymion Torch Carriers, 3. Endymion Queens, 4. Endymion Parade 2008, 5. Zulu King, 6. Doobie Brothers & GoGo's, 7. Masked Riders, 8. Throw Me Something, Mister!, 9. Endymion Mask, 10. Zulu Parade 2008, 11. Zulu Coconut!, 12. Tall Men, 13. Zulu Parade, 14. Endymion Grand Marshall Kevin Costner, 15. Marching Band, 16. Endymion Royalty

This year's Mardi Gras celebration was a blast! Parades, balls, parties, king cakes, and tons of beads; it really wore me out! I've finally recovered and have a chance to share. I decided to give up television for Lent since my TV is always on and a huge distraction for me. That gives me more time for reading, audiobooks, studying for board exams and of course knitting! More updates to come!