I have sent 50 emails today - one to each Pinku Secret Swap 3 participant with the details of the person they must send hair accessories to. I included a web address if your partner had one so you can spy on your partner's hair from afar, and the preferences that each of you sent to me. Some people had no preference. Eight of you have hotmail accounts, so if you haven't recieved an email from me, please check your junk mail box. I included the rules of the swap in the email and you have until the end of May 2005 to send out your hair accessories! Have fun!
Thanks for all of your kind comments about Orangina! It is definitely one of my favourite projects up until now and it is very wearable. It's not perfect though - the top of the back sags a little and even though I can't see it, it bothers me. I might still come up with a way to fix it (starch??). The first purl stitch of the ribbing was loose regardless of what I did (I blame the yarn and my laziness - couldn't be bothered switching to smaller needles again), so the ribbing is a little see-through - I'm over that though. AND finally I found two minor lace errors - dumb, dumb! Darin says he can't see them even when I point them out, so I'm not going to fret about it too much. I guess these little quirks are what make handmade items special. If I wanted perfect, I'd go to the shop and buy something.
Finally I am back at work - every week should be a one day work week! Our Golden Week vacation was really relaxing. We spent our time at the beach, at our friend's house, at home and the last three days we spent camping in Tokyo - can you believe it? Okutama is located in Tokyo - well a good couple of hours out of central Tokyo, but I still have trouble believing that we were still in Tokyo. Here look for yourself:
I will post more photos tomorrow with more details, but here's one more photo of a sandwich that our friend Jess made - I didn't try it, but I heard it was 'interesting' - peanut butter, banana and marshmallows!!!