snailmail #3

11Hi everyone. Another snailmail post 🙂 Yesterday I was studying, when my roommate walked in and handed me a pretty blue envelope. It had the cutest surprise in it and just made my day, Funny how a little piece of paper can just turn your whole mood around. I was so happy that I took a rather long study break and wrote a couple of snailmail pieces myself.

#1. A response to the happy kitten card.  To keep with the cat theme I pasted a cool cat sticker next to her address. You might not be able to see in the picture put the cat is wearing a crown and royal cape. 10

#2. It’s mom’s birthday soon so I thought it would be nice to send her a birthday card and a tourist card from Melbourne.

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#3. A response to a highschool friend in the USA. I love the postcard that I sent along. My university has this neat rack of advertisement postcards – and quite often they are really awesome. So i collect them and send them all over the globe. This one is for an exhibition in the State Library of NSW called “The impossible peace from war photographs to landscapes 1958-2011”. 13

#4. Another birthday card and a letter to my friend in Canada – hope it gets there in time. I love the new tape that I purchased. I put the same three stamps on every piece of mail. It was a little bit of a struggle at the postoffice. I think the lady behind the counter was having a bad day, and so my suggestion of wanting multiple stamps instead of the regular international stamp was not well received. With a little bit of patience it all worked out and now there are some new stamps floating around in mail space. 🙂 14

15-3-2014 outgoing mail

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Hi everyone, I know it’s been a while. I dont have any new knitting projects to show, but I have been fairly busy with another hobby of mine – snailmail. I love snailmail and think it is just wonderful to open the mailbox to find a handwritten letter, knowing someone in the world took the time to sit down and write to you, the oldfashioned way.

This is a collage showing the mail that I have sent out the last 2 weeks. The top left is a package going to Canada, it contains one of the hats I knitted and a couple of postcards. The top right are letters for friends; I really love the little robot image on the envelope though I can’t seem to remember where I got it from. The second envelope is made out of scrapbooking paper. The Birthday puzzle card is for my dad, whose birthday is today. It doesn’t seem that the card has arrived yet, so hopefully it will get there soon. The last picture features some masking tape I got today, and am in love with. Rubber duckies are just so cute!

More snailmail to come 🙂

10 long overdue

Hello everyone 🙂

cabled scarf It is Tuesday again (I have discovered that Tuesday is my ‘post a new blog post day’), and so I present to you project 10. This simple cabled scarf is a long overdue birthday present for one of my friends. I had made her the same scarf before – my first ever cabling project – but then misplaced it and it spontaneously found itself a new owner. So now, almost a year later, I have made a new scarf and given it to its intended recipient. The timing is perfect – now it can be a rather early birthday present and a somewhat early Christmas gift. Wonderful!

The pattern is very simple and great for keeping your hands busy while you watch television. I altered the pattern a little bit so the scarf wouldn’t be too wide.   Repeats of  (4k 6p 12k 6p 4k) and (10k 12p 10k), with a cable in front every 10 repeats. It took me 9 days to complete, which isn’t too bad considering I was doing schoolwork as well. As I said, a very easy knit, which brought a wonderful smile on my friend’s face – what more do you need?

Have a wonderful, knitty, day!