Monthly Archives: October 2009

Nineteen

Box Nineteen is from the

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Lady Loopers!

Cindy finished the race for the Loopers.

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Thank you, Cindy!

Your Team Captain, Cathy, will be thrilled with her dish cloth and I love the keychain!

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It’s like a giant stitch marker!

How cool is that?

Oh my. Next box gets the Grand Finale!

Son of Dish Rag Tag Round-Up
1… Needling Ninjas 9/30/2009
2… Chronicles of Yarnia 9/30/2009
3… Wicked Sticks 10/1/2009
4… Peaches & Speed 10/3/2009
5… Fast Track Knitters 10/5/2009
6… The Knitty Gritty 10/5/2009
7… Purls ‘n Paws 10/8/2009
8… The Team With No Name 10/8/2009
9… Triskaidekaphobia 10/9/2009
10..KNITTING FOOLS 10/10/2009
11..Dish Rag Run 10/10/2009
12..U Can’t Knit Just 1 10/13/2009
13..Dastardly Dishtaggers 10/13/2009
14..Rag Tag Knitters 10/13/2009
15..Knitter’s Dozen 10/15/2009
16..Dishrag Divas 10/19/2009
17..Ragamuffins 10/21/2009
18..Nifty Nines 10/26/2009
19..Lady Loopers 10/29/2009

Eighteen!

The Eighteenth box arrived on Monday!

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Nifty Nines!

From Lesley, aaaallllllll the way in Alabama.

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Treats!

A beautiful dish cloth for Captain Alexis, bubbles for Ellie, a great journal for me and Nestle Crunch for all! Thank you so much Lesley! And Congratulations to the Nifty Nines for a successful completion of the race!

PS The Paper Lantern Bag (Box Seven: DISHY DOZEN’s Sara: Dish Rag Tag the Sequel) has Ellie’s Cardigan-in-Progress in it. In-Progress is the important part of that sentence. It’s taking an age.

Son of Dish Rag Tag Round-Up
1… Needling Ninjas 9/30/2009
2… Chronicles of Yarnia 9/30/2009
3… Wicked Sticks 10/1/2009
4… Peaches & Speed 10/3/2009
5… Fast Track Knitters 10/5/2009
6… The Knitty Gritty 10/5/2009
7… Purls ‘n Paws 10/8/2009
8… The Team With No Name 10/8/2009
9… Triskaidekaphobia 10/9/2009
10..KNITTING FOOLS 10/10/2009
11..Dish Rag Run 10/10/2009
12..U Can’t Knit Just 1 10/13/2009
13..Dastardly Dishtaggers 10/13/2009
14..Rag Tag Knitters 10/13/2009
15..Knitter’s Dozen 10/15/2009
16..Dishrag Divas 10/19/2009
17..Ragamuffins 10/21/2009
18..Nifty Nines 10/26/2009

Challenge Me

My imaginary friend, Christy, runs a monthly craft challenge. Participants buy a kit, and then using the supplies in that kit, create a Something. Then there is voting and the project with the most votes wins a prize. With one thing and another, I’ve never felt like I had the time or the resources to participate in what sounds like a ridiculous amount of fun.

But guess what? Fate sent me an invitation this October. As soon as I opened the kit I knew exactly what I was going to make. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so the supplies are (were?) pink.

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Pink Pink Pink

You have to use some of each material provided, but you can add all the other stuff you want. And right here is where the camera battery claimed it needed a charge, so that’s the last of the in progress pictures.

With all that pink, there was really only one thing to make. I added a dowel, some more ribbon (no such thing as too much ribbon) and made judicious use of the low temp glue gun (coincidentally, the glue gun is also pink). And, since I am a knitter, some pink wool and this pattern to create a topper for my finished project.

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Plushy Heart Dangly Fairy Princess Wand! Yay!

What every little girly girl needs. Here is my creation modeled by my personal Plushy Heart Fairy Princess:

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Alaca-Cheese!

This was a lot of fun and after a month of thinking, only took a nap to create. Awesome. Thanks, Christy, for your crazy good idea and letting me play along this month!

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The “it’s been raining all day so tungsten it is” posed picture.

Going on Seventeen

The Ragamuffins box is back from Bibby!

I tried to take a picture with everything, but Ellie got the Kit Kats.

I got the Kit Kats back and tried to take a picture really quick:

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but I was too slow

and Ellie took everything else.

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A magnet!

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Ceramic Pendents*!

The magnet and jewelry were made by Sunny Caralho and the batty moose guy has two holes so he might double as a button. Ellie says she wants him on her new cardigan. But I’m not sure. Thank you so so so much, Bibby! Your captain, Deb, is gonna love her dish cloth!

I finished another square and five rows on Ellie’s cardigan. Just four squares left to my DRT goal, but with 17 boxes in, a Halloween costume to sew, a fairy wand to make (unrelated to Halloween), a frog pattern I want to write, and a shop that’s kind of empty, I think I might just have to let this go.

Son of Dish Rag Tag Round-Up
1… Needling Ninjas 9/30/2009
2… Chronicles of Yarnia 9/30/2009
3… Wicked Sticks 10/1/2009
4… Peaches & Speed 10/3/2009
5… Fast Track Knitters 10/5/2009
6… The Knitty Gritty 10/5/2009
7… Purls ‘n Paws 10/8/2009
8… The Team With No Name 10/8/2009
9… Triskaidekaphobia 10/9/2009
10..KNITTING FOOLS 10/10/2009
11..Dish Rag Run 10/10/2009
12..U Can’t Knit Just 1 10/13/2009
13..Dastardly Dishtaggers 10/13/2009
14..Rag Tag Knitters 10/13/2009
15..Knitter’s Dozen 10/15/2009
16..Dishrag Divas 10/19/2009
17..Ragamuffins 10/21/2009

*Just so you know, that skull is totally upside down. I don’t know why I made that his teeth his hair for the picture. I will blame the baby.

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Hey, did you know you can’t import pictures without a camera cable? Crazy. I found it, so now I can show you this:

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Dishrag Divas!

Marie packed a box full of chocolate! Wheeee! The peppermint tape measure is fantastic – kind of makes me want expand my crochet skills. It also makes me want peppermint hot chocolate. I am susceptible to suggestion like that. Suzanne will love the dish cloth and it might even make it into the mail tomorrow:

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Boxing Day

That’s right, folks. I got it all wrapped up on Monday. And then, of course, it sat in a bag all day today and didn’t make it to the post office. I want to thank each and every one of you for your patience and the lack of “you lazy slacker” comments.

Wednesday feels like a good day to stand in line the post office.

Don’t you think?

Son of Dish Rag Tag Round-Up
1… Needling Ninjas 9/30/2009
2… Chronicles of Yarnia 9/30/2009
3… Wicked Sticks 10/1/2009
4… Peaches & Speed 10/3/2009
5… Fast Track Knitters 10/5/2009
6… The Knitty Gritty 10/5/2009
7… Purls ‘n Paws 10/8/2009
8… The Team With No Name 10/8/2009
9… Triskaidekaphobia 10/9/2009
10..KNITTING FOOLS 10/10/2009
11..Dish Rag Run 10/10/2009
12..U Can’t Knit Just 1 10/13/2009
13..Dastardly Dishtaggers 10/13/2009
14..Rag Tag Knitters 10/13/2009
15..Knitter’s Dozen 10/15/2009
16..Dishrag Divas 10/19/2009

Fifteen!

Box number fifteen has arrived!

It was handed to me with a bunch of other stuff and there was no one around to take a picture! Tragedy! But here are the contents:

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Knitter’s Dozen!

Shelia has sent ZEBRA YARN!! How cool. I think instead of a dish cloth, I should actually make a zebra… You should notice that the needles and the labels (Aren’t they cool? There is a place for my name.) match the sunset dish cloth for Team Captain Sarah! Thank you so much, Shelia!

As an aside, the yarn for Ellie’s cardigan arrived with the Knitter’s Dozen box, so I have a new project. I also finished one more square to bring my total to

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seven!

With only five boxes left to go I’m really not sure I can meet my CounterPain Goal.

Oh! And tomorrow is Boxing Day. That’s the day when I finally get around to wrapping up all the Dish Rag Tag Prizes for the mail. That’s gonna make for a good picture.

Son of Dish Rag Tag Round-Up
1… Needling Ninjas 9/30/2009
2… Chronicles of Yarnia 9/30/2009
3… Wicked Sticks 10/1/2009
4… Peaches & Speed 10/3/2009
5… Fast Track Knitters 10/5/2009
6… The Knitty Gritty 10/5/2009
7… Purls ‘n Paws 10/8/2009
8… The Team With No Name 10/8/2009
9… Triskaidekaphobia 10/9/2009
10..KNITTING FOOLS 10/10/2009
11..Dish Rag Run 10/10/2009
12..U Can’t Knit Just 1 10/13/2009
13..Dastardly Dishtaggers 10/13/2009
14..Rag Tag Knitters 10/13/2009
15..Knitter’s Dozen 10/15/2009

Three Boxes and a Casualty

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Three!

That’s right! Three boxes arrived yesterday!

Box 12…

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U Can’t Knit Just 1

Gum and postcards from everyone (except Jessica, who sent a map heeheehee and knit the last leg for her team)…

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…and kitty stickers…

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…and stitch markers! I heart them.

Jessica knit a beautiful dish cloth for Jen. Thank you all so much, this was a lot of fun to open!

Box 13 arrived from

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The Dastardly Dishtaggers!

Look at the pretty purple yarn from Keri! I bet she spun it herself – look at her blog, you’ll see why. Butterfly stitch markers with a hexagon quilt block. Are they still called “blocks” if they aren’t square? I love it, it’s sweet adn unique and it matches the yarn. No picture, I quit while I was ahead when the post cards started disappearing. Captain Tracey is going to love her dish cloth! Thanks to everyone.

There were tiny Toblerones in one of the above boxes, I can’t remember which one because Ellie ran off with them and they didn’t make it into a picture. I got them back and hid them – they were sent to ME. I gotta say, I had entirely too much help with this post.

And now for the casualty. If you have young children you might want to ask them to leave the room before this next bit and if you suffer from a weak heart, please close your browser’s window now.

Box 14 was damaged in transit.

One end came open, and spilled contents in the back of a mail truck somewhere. Miraculously, the dish rag (and the instructions) finished the race!

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Rag Tag Knitters!

Maggie, the turquoise dish cloth for your captain, Georgi is unscathed and lovely. And the notes on the back of the instruction sheet are priceless. I know it is small consolation, but your box perished a hero.

Congratulations to each and every team member on completing the race.

Son of Dish Rag Tag Round-Up
1… Needling Ninjas 9/30/2009
2… Chronicles of Yarnia 9/30/2009
3… Wicked Sticks 10/1/2009
4… Peaches & Speed 10/3/2009
5… Fast Track Knitters 10/5/2009
6… The Knitty Gritty 10/5/2009
7… Purls ‘n Paws 10/8/2009
8… The Team With No Name 10/8/2009
9… Triskaidekaphobia 10/9/2009
10..KNITTING FOOLS 10/10/2009
11..Dish Rag Run 10/10/2009
12..U Can’t Knit Just 1 10/13/2009
13..Dastardly Dishtaggers 10/13/2009
14..Rag Tag Knitters 10/13/2009