Mine's done, but came out looking like a dread sack. But it's a cute dread sack.
I used Manos del Uruguay yarn, which is handspun wool so has an uneven consistency. It's also a bit thicker than standard worsted weight. I don't know what the colorway title is, but it reminds me of a tasty berry pie.
You can view more photos, including an in-progress photo at the Filckr photoset I made for the hat: Filthy Knitted Dread Sack. The name is a nod to a silly little online game I used to play all the time.
She spoiled me rotten. I really wish I had gotten her more chocolates, now.
I got these awesome Resse's flip flops and a long "I heart chocolate" tank. She also sent chocolate flavored lip balms in chocolate-looking cases, a cute pink and brown "stash" pouch with a beautiful blue interior that she made, an awesome Cocoa Crispies notebook, and lots of tasty chocies.
The Noodle Princess received package number two! Hurrah! The post office told me one to two weeks, and the little package beat their estimate.
I sent her two copies of The Stranger, since it's a free opinion newspaper that has a rather interesting personality. Some kitschy fat quarters fabric, a sampling of the finest of American Easter candies (including peeps), random "Washington" foods, and eco-friendly and amazingly soft bamboo yarn. I also screened the "Obey" Bush stencil on an American Apparel tee as it's a piece of graffiti I've commonly seen around Seattle... also, it's just so funny.
I found Noodle Princess' package in my mail box yesterday. I have a lock-box, so I'm really lazy about checking it. I think the package was in there, waiting, for a few days before I remembered to look. Oh well, yesterday was the perfect day for opening it as I had a really crappy day--until I opened the package, that is!
A really cute card that I almost don't want to use
An awesome metal red hanging bird (it's going in the front window)
Adbusters! (Amazing anti-commercialism magazine--just like how Old Seattle used to be)
Chopsticks (the bf tried to steal them, but he didn't get very far since we live together)
"Not wanted on the voyage" by Timothy Findley (yeah! books and reading!)
Tasty candies that I'm going to spread out slowly over time (so I don't get sick)
Awesome Shea butter soap
Tasty lip balm
Seed packets for my front porch garden (licorice mint sounds so tasty--how'd you know I'm a mint fanatic?)
kitschy tourist pen and pencil (perfect for writing in a stuffy "hip" cafe that needs more kitsch to lighten the mood)
Canadian nail clippers and stickers
Gold sequins (form Canada, which makes them special magical sequins)
I made only kitsch stuff this weekend, which was a nice break from the standard pretty stuff. The wire was harder to work with than sterling silver, so some of the wraps are a bit wonky. I'll probably go back and fix the wonkiest later-- whenever it decides to be sunnier so there's actual light in my apartment.
I hope you enjoy. They were all loads of fun to make.
Other random earrings, including: glass skulls, 8 balls, monkeys with fez hats, dice, and chili peppers:
Some funky full-length arm warmers I've been working on sporadically for a couple of months. I finally finished them over X-mas break when staying with The Boyfriend's family.
I designed the pattern from scratch and used the gorgeous ribbon yarn, "Tartlet". The bulk of the arm warmers are done up in the simple elongated Drop Stitch that most ribbon scarf patterns use. It gets complicated when transitioning into the actual hand part as I wanted to taper the drop pattern into the back of the hand.