Friday, October 31, 2008

I should be knitting,

but I wanted a break. The Shawl I am working on is over half done and Hubband and I will be spending two or three hours in the car tomorrow, so I figured I could take a bit of a break. (It might actually be done if I hadn't been been distracted with cooking yesterday and errands and cleaning the porch today, but hey....) Plus I missed you guys and had swap reports to deliver.
So, as I said, on Tuesday I got my WhoDuKnit Trick or Treat package from Patty, who did a great job with the cute wrapping thing.
(I fear that my wrapping jobs may leave something to be desired some days!)

She sent treats that included chocolates, warm and fuzzy socks, Halloween music, and some autumn candles.

Of course there was yarn and books as well, since this is an online Knit and Read group! Three great sounding books, at least one of which Hubband will probably read when he is done with his latest Terry Pratchett. There is some really pretty Peaches and Cream dishcloth cotton with a pattern I haven't seen before, and some great looking fall colored sock yarn with a pattern as well.
Thank you Patty! This was a great treat and I am looking forward to making the dishcloth as soon as my shawl is done (which means it will be going on our trip tomorrow just in case).

Then on Thursday, My All Hallows Eve Dishcloth Swap box came from Brenda,which of course was another cute wrapping job.

She sent a great Halloween glass (which I have used twice for dinner already), beautiful "Strawberry-Banana" sock yarn, chocolate covered raisins and cocktail peanuts. She also sent that cute witch, who is still guarding my peanuts in the pantry.

Since this is a dishcloth swap and all, she went above the call of duty and sent not just one, but two great Halloween dishcloths. The bat one is one I have been wanting to make for over a year, so it is great to have one without having to wait any longer, and the ghost one is really great too. There is some goat's milk soap and the Chibi was inside the spider bag. It is wonderful to have a second one as I don't always remember to move the one I had from bag to bag. Thank you so much for such a great package!
We had two groups of Trick-or-Treaters tonight. The fist one was the twins from down the street around six, and the second one was their neigh or and two of his friends around seven. Hubband thinks since we get so few every year we should give out something more exotic than candy. Something like a canned ham. I am thinking if he wants to do that next year, he is on his own.
Well I guess I shall go back to the knitting.....


Bubblesknits said...

lol I understand the Hubband. We live in a big neighborhood, but we only get *maybe* a dozen trick or treaters. The garden homes across the street? They run out of candy before 7pm. By the end of the night, I was giving kids double handfuls of candy to try and get rid of it.

Great packages, btw! :-)

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

You received some terrific swap packages love the Strawberry-Banana" sock yarn, and the dishclothes are cool:)
please send me your fullname and address I would like to send out the ponchette tomorrow.Hugs Darcy

Channon said...

Lovely packages! You spoil others so well that you deserve so much in return.

The houses at the front end of our (dead end) country road have very short driveways and get LOTS of t/ters. The couple of years I bothered buying candy and flooding our longer drive with lights, we got fewer than five...