Friday, October 21, 2005

Snow Peas, Silk Yarn and Toggles-Oh My!

First off, thank you Lori for the snow pea delivery. Damn they are good and yes, the bag is almost empty. Even Elena, who wouldn't eat a pea if I rolled it in sugar, thought they were delicious. She even asked "How can they not taste like anything and taste so good?". I don't know, but now I'll need a way to feed my damn addiction. As you can see, the bag is already opened in the pic and not a one was damaged in transport (padded envelope). Thank you, I think!





Next, Jessi sent me some of Melanie's awesome plum silk/rayon yarn that she made her Ophelia with. Not just some, but a pound! It's gorgeous and what was at the bottom of the box-two of the cutest toggles for bracelets I have ever seen. Yes, that is a teapot and spoon! Adorable or what???? I can now do the beaded macrame bracelets Fiona has been egging me on to do. Thank you sweetie, I cannot wait to make my Ophelia, although it surely will look better on you than me!








I am still working on the tote bag. I freaking hate the sc and have ten rows left of sc, but didn't touch it all day. I did, however, wind the two tie-dyed yarn I did the other day. I need a swift, honestly. I tried wrapping the hanks around a chair, my neck and finally my bent knee as I sat at an angle that no one sits in to be comfortable and used my winder (after I blew the dust off of it). Now I just have to wind the two egg dye dyed hanks tomorrow (not dry yet). I also took my soap loaf out of it's wooden mold and left it on the rack to cure a bit before I slice down the first bars to let them cure. I was a bit rusty in my soap making yesterday (plus the power went out in the middle), so it's not as firm as I prefer, but hopefully, with some extra curing, it'll be fine. If not, I'll mill it down and rebatch it again (which I don't want to do, but I don't waste any of the soap stuff). I did Lavender yesterday and don't know what I'll do next week. Either more lavender or green tea mint. I have some mica for coloring I can add to the green tea, but then that kinda takes away the "no colorings or additives" thing-that and I have to find where I put it.

Well, I'm off to work on the bag and ward off evil viruses...........

9 comments:

Kari said...

omg that yarn is gorgeous

Sharon-crochetville said...

What size is the bag of peas? Here is a site that sells them a little over $1 a bag, but you have to buy 12. http://www.quickspice.com/cgi-bin/SoftCart.exe/scstore/snack-calbee.shtml?E+scstore

Kathy said...

That is beautiful yarn. I know what you mean about sc he** because I am working on SOCKS that have rows and rows of that evil stitch...in fingering wt. yarn! With a tiny hook!

Your lavender soap sounds lovely...calgon take me away!

Joy said...

See?! Do the Snow Peas not rock the house?!

And the yarn is gorgeous!

ThreeOliveMartini said...

i have never tasted the snow peas.. but you guys are making me want them .. bitches LOL.

and that yarn.. isnt it nice.. i got 4 colours of it last trip and that happened to be one of them !!

Natalie said...

*making cute begging face* - I know you really hate making this soap - but I'm wondering what kind of arm twisting/trading/coughing up of funds I'd have to do to get a bar or two of the green tea mint sent my way. It sounds divine!!

Wendy said...

Yarn is gorgeous!

Peas...hm, they sound yummy and like Elizabeth...you are making me want some...where do I find them?

love lavendar...I have some dried lavendar I can send you...will you make it into soap? I obviously don't know what the hell I am talking about, but I do have a lot of dried lavendar.

Marla said...

Poor Elena and you- Three words for ya... Antibacterial Hand Gel, and an extra- Lysol. Those two will kill anything floating in the air or around the house. Including on hands LOL

Jessi said...

Glad you liked it all :) I so loved the toggles. So now you have entered the world of snow peas, eh? Yes, we all have Joy to thank fo it ;) Hehe. Hope Elena feels better.

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