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1  Tiny needles + big feet = needing motivation in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by dorthybuht on: June 06, 2008 09:01:03 PM

Here we see one totally finished, very neat anniversary sock that was given to my boy last year.

What's my problem? I still have another one to make for this anniversary and I have no motivation to complete it. I have so much more to do- I'm making it for a size 14 foot. That's 11 and some inches of foot!

Can anyone see a silver lining or am I doomed to knit this thing for the rest of my life?
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2  Half a pair o'socks in Knitting: Completed Projects by dorthybuht on: July 02, 2007 07:50:14 PM
My boyfriend forgot our anniversary which means he only got half of his present. Behold the sock that took forever (size 1 needles for a men's size 14= so much work)

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3  Re: I *heart* the library swap gallery in The Swap Gallery by dorthybuht on: June 10, 2007 08:13:12 PM
I got my package from psyche this week!! I love this stuff Cheesy

A very comfortable tee with books on it and one of the four bookmarks that were sent.

A book journal(WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE PINK!!!) and some more bookmarks.

A book tote that makes me feel really incompetent in my own crafting power.

psyche also sent me some Canadian candy which I promptly ate. Oh how I <3 non-American candy. . .
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4  Re: I *heart* the library swap (SIGN UP April 10th -May 1st)(MAIL OUTS May 30th) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by dorthybuht on: April 15, 2007 07:47:58 PM
i am all over this
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5  dumb question- if a knitting needle and a crochet hook made babies. . . . in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by dorthybuht on: March 31, 2007 10:20:02 PM
This has probably been answered but there were few pictures of what I'm talking about so I'm confused. I recently inherited my g-ma's knitting supplies and I now have a rather odd needle/hook thing. It looks like your standard issue needle until you see the tip- there's a crochet hook on there! What is this? what do I do with it?

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6  Re: My Country Doesn't Have That Round IV in The Swap Gallery by dorthybuht on: April 29, 2006 12:38:54 PM
I got my package from rhicooqui today!!! What a damn good Saturday this is turning out to be Cheesy Behold the Welsh/Cockney goodness!!!!!!!

A detailed list with comments:

- super cute little blue (felt?) purse
- Umberto Giannini shampoo/conditioner minis (perfect timing- rhicooqui, I'm running out of both)
-  dirty Cockney rhyming slang dictionary (HILARIOUS)
- book of "Auld Scotish Grannies' Remedies"
- a glorious bottle of Guinness Original (I LOOOVE Guinness; I don't know whether I should worship the bottle       or drain it)
- a cup full of Pic'n'Mix candy from Woolworth's (we have similar things here but no marshmellow bananas which are my new favs) containing gummi cokes and fried eggs, some sort of frosting-ish sprinkle discs, some slightly strange looking pink marshmellow shrimps(?). Also a mini Yorkie (those crack me up) and some mini Cadbury's Creme Eggs (which I adore and cannot wait to taste the UK version)
- some Welsh Cakes which rhicooqui explained are traditional
- a Welsh love spoon which is so beautiful and thoughtful Smiley
- some Sweetshop Favourites which I think are hard candies in pineapple, pear, rubarb&custard and cola flavors
- a huge Cadbury's Dairy Milk which we have in the US but I've been told is garbage compared to the UK version
- 2 CurlyWurlys which are carmel covered in chocolate mmmmm. . . .
- a bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs which I am now eating and ADORING. I didn't get a single one for Easter this year so I'm pretty stoked on these which are so much better than the ones they sell here that I could really cry
- Twinnings English Breakfast tea which had me excited and whipping out my tea pot until I realized that it's *loose* tea and I am a stupid American without a tea ball or strainer. .  Sad
- Bassett's Liquorice Allsorts (I adore liqorice!!!)
- Bassett's Jelly Babies (which I have to admit are kinda freaking me out)
- Bassett's Fruit Allsorts
- 2 Mars Bars (one of which I have already shared with a British friend)
- 2 Mars Bars Eggs (which the British friend tried to steal)

thank you sooooooo much rhicooqui!!! everything is so great. I can't wait 'til you get your package Smiley
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7  Re: Shaun of the Dead Mini Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by dorthybuht on: March 25, 2006 04:45:21 PM
Allright, I've updated everyone's feedback for this swap; if there's any problems, give me a hollar. I want to thank everyone for participating- this was a great swap and I'm really pleased with the way things have turned out. I'm also grateful for everyone's patience with the little bumps in our road, you are all totally awesome.

Also, I've finally hunted down my digicami cord and can share juliel85's package with you all.

First off, my very own tiny Winchester; complete with jukebox, records and weapons

She also sent me some painted army men, army Jeep  and zombies so I can play zombie invasion whenever I want

I also recieved a CD entitled "It's not Hip-Hop. . .  it's electro! Zombie Fighting Mix"
1. The Man Comes Around  Johnny Cash
2. Danse Macabre  Saint-Saens
3. Living Dead Girl  Rob Zombie
4. Haunted Mansion  Theme from the Disney ride
5. War Pigs  Black Sabbath
6. Mystery Song #1
7. Tales from the Crypt Theme
8. Mystery Song #2
9. Ave Satini  The Omen
10. Thriller  Michael Jackson
11. Zombie  David Fair & Jad Fair
12. Mystery SOng #3
13. Danse Macabre  Angelo Di Pippo
14. Zombie Nation

Also, here is a clearer picture of the coasters I sent to halfjackd

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8  Re: Jane Austen Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by dorthybuht on: January 24, 2006 08:58:36 PM
Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh ladies!!! and men!!! (if there are some men in this swap);

I got my package today!!!

Firstly a very colorful and warm scarf that reminds me of something Elizabeth Bennet would enjoy:

Secondly, THE BEST TOP EVER. A beautiful tank featuring my husband, Colin Firth as my second husband, Mr. Darcy. On the side are some ribbons that were sent along as well, as a tribute to the ribbon festish in A&E's Pride and Prejudice. I'm going to see if I can put them in my hair without looking funny (which is a rarity)

Thank you soooooooooooooooooo much, raindrops!! I know this was your first swap and you did awesomly. That's not a word but it should be Cheesy
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9  Re: Vagina Swap Round 2 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by dorthybuht on: September 15, 2005 09:12:36 PM
I got my package from opiate_rose today. I'll post pics when I finish moving and unpacking (yay for the start of college!!). opiate_rose sent me a fleece vagina scarf, cute little "i love vagina" boxes and best of all- a muff MUFF. sooooo rad. so rad that i forgot to keep capitalizing. . .

edited to add pics:

cute, heart-shaped boxes that stack into each other and a fleece vagina scarf

annnnd, the muff muff!! wooo wooo for whoo whoos!!
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10  Re: 20 Questions Mix CD Swap 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by dorthybuht on: September 14, 2005 05:27:23 PM
Received my cd from tucanchild today.  It's a great mix of old faves and new stuff I haven't heard.  I'm so excited to hear Harry & the Potters!!  I loved your explanations and the packaging was so clever.

(Your love keeps lifting me) Higher & Higher - Jackie Wilson
God is a DJ - Pink
Fire - Joe Budden
All I Want for Christmas is You - Mariah Carey
Poses - Rufus Wainwright
Le gospel est la - Jane Fostin
California Love - Tupac & Dr. Dre
Fraggle Rock Theme (So excited to hear after all this time!)
We Will Become Silhouettes - The Postal Service
Ruin My Day - Jon Brion
Untitled (How Does it Feel?) - D'Angelo (You're so right about that video, Yum!)
Her Majesty - The Beatles
Wizard Chess - Harry & The Potters
Birthday Song - The Besties
This I Promise You - *NSYNC
Last Beautiful Girl - Matchbox Twenty
Love Ridden - Fiona Apple
All at Sea - Jamie Cullum
Mrs' Potter's Lullaby - The Counting Crows
Asleep and Dreaming - The Magnetic Fields

Thanks Meredith, I can't wait to listen to the Cd!

oh cool!! so gald you like it Smiley i've been super busy lately so i haven't had a chance to check this thread.
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