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Blue Sky ATC - Bristol board, cotton quilting fabric, corduroy fabric, cotton/poly thread, chalk.

Olive U ATC - Bristol board, markers, watercolours, pigment ink, chalk, pen.

Dear Santa...

To be honest, I haven't been all that well-behaved in 2009. Instead of destashing my craft supplies per my new year's resolution, I've been on a paper and rubber stamps buying spree. In fact, I've also fallen off the wagon and brought home fiber, yarn and fabric when I wasn't supposed to *grin* If you feel like granting a few of my crafty wishes, I promise I'll try to do better in 2010!

Wishes, wishes, wishes
* Chemistry themed items (for my inner geek)
* Handbound journals (because I've yet to learn how to bookbind)
* Handspun yarns & hand dyed fibers (there's always room for fiber & yarn)
* Bracelets / Earrings (simple, classic styles)
* Art for my craftroom (anything goes!)
* Bento accessories (because I'm trying hard to stay away from fast food)
* Plush animals (cute/quirky)
* Anything is scented with lavender (love the medicinal scent of lavender!!)
* Knitted or Crocheted lace items
* Anything that is made by you!

NOTE: This is not a typical post in my craft's for the STS secret swap on Craftster. I hope my partner finds the list somewhat helpful :)

Yep. I finished the "Shag" scarf (from Lynne Barr's Knitting New Scarves) a lot faster than anticipated. Once I figured out the pattern, it was simply a repeated series of stitches. Mindless, really. I love how it turned out though!

Over the weekend, I bought another knitting book to add to my stash of craft p*rn. Reversible Knitting, also by Lynne Barr, has all kinds of cool stitches in it.

Some reviewers have complained that the stitch patterns in her book are a) not for the beginner knitter and b) not truly reversible. Honestly, I do agree with both evaluations. But meh, I'm looking for interesting geometric stitch patterns, and Lynne Barr delivers. So all is well in my world! Now I need to decide which project I should tackle first *glee*

3 ATCs

Матрёшка/Matryoshka ATC - Bristol board, Russian text, origami paper, cardstock, chalk, markers, pigment ink, pen.

The Good Mould:Penicillium notatum ATC - Bristol board, SEM image, glazing medium, copper tape, markers.

Ida Saxton McKinley Crochets ATC - Bristol board, lace piece, markers, chalk ink, pigment ink, repro photo.

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