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knitagirl

knitagirl
Original Member
Last Online: April 5, 2011
Birthday: March 30
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

~I have rediscovered Swapbot. Used to be here three years ago (can't believe it's been that long!), but life got in the way and so did annoying financial situations. Now things are looking up and I'm back :o)

~I'm me. 26 years old and working as a part-time librarian and part-time teaching assistant. Just filling in my application to study for a PGCE in Textiles though, so who knows, one day I may be a teacher. fingers cross'd.

~I'm randomly addicted to american t.v shows that keep getting cancelled (there could be a reason, such as normal people think they're rubbish, but hey). My So-Called Life was amazing and now I own the boxset, I can satisfy my cravings for old school Jared Leto.

~I can quote the entire script of Empire Records, and every book by Jane Austen, but I couldn't tell you what my mobile number is.

~My friends will tell you that I have the most bizarre taste in music. I prefer to think of it as eclectic. Who says that I can't listen to Dolly Parton, Incubus, Britney Spears, Robbie Williams, Mozart and Greenday all within the space of 10 minutes?

~I love musicals. I can't help it. I love being able to escape into that surreal world. It makes reality easier to handle.

~I am addicted to all things Hello Kitty. Seriously. It's actually getting a little ridiculous now. I think I may have to open my bedroom up to the paying public as a Hello Kitty museum to fund my habit.

I also love collecting postcards from around the world. They give me inspiration for when I can finally afford my round-the-world trip.

I dislike tea, but love hot chocolate-type drinks.

Favorite Music

I love everything, well nearly. Dance/trance/house/etc is a big no-no. Here's the list: reelbigfish, howards alias, saves the day, dashboard confessional, rachmaninov, j.s. bach, goldfinger, fyfe dangerfield the kooks, yellowcard, no doubt, save ferris, letters to cleo, le tigre, debussy, haydn, brahms, foo fighters, blink 182, all-american rejects, queens of the stone age, third eye blind, sugarcult, incubus, biffy clyro, juliana theory, simple plan, the donnas, alkaline trio, the feeling, motion city soundtrack, green day, vivaldi, mozart, chopin, elgar, jeff beck, ben jelen, alice martineau, matthew jay, maroon 5, robbie williams, the ataris, everclear, elvis, frank sinatra, otis reading, ella fitzgerald, ben e king, vex red, halo, stereophonics, jimmy eat world, our lady peace, dog toffee, johnny cash, aretha franklin, nina simone, a perfect circle, bjork, the distillers, hole, no comply, led zepplin, the who, cream, karl jenkins, mendelssohn, verdi, janis joplin, aerosmith, jimi hendrix, switchfoot, train, david bowie, foo fighters, fun lovin' criminals, alanis morrisette, scott joplin, fiona apple, jeff buckley, ray charles, jewel, tori amos, bjork, pj harvey, joni mitchell, queen, grown at home, damien rice, tchaikovsky, beethoven, puccini, offenbach, wagner, holst, elton john, bb king, eric clapton, regina spektor...

I also love really cheesey American pop haha, just brought Lindsay Lohan's albums (they'll be hidden in my "I'm too ashamed to admit I own it" box).

Favorite Movies

Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Some Kind of Wonderful, Dogma, Donnie Darko, Clueless, The BFG, Requiem for a Dream, Mystic Pizza, X-Men Trilogy, Spiderman, Harry Potter Series, The Pianist. The Illusionist, Some Like It Hot, Juno, The Chronicles of Narnia,

Favorite Television

My So-Called Life, CSI, NCIS, Criminal Minds, Hollyoaks, Dawson's Creek, E.R, Skins, Bones, Life Unexpected, Lie to Me, NCIS: Los Angeles, Spooks.

Favorite Crafts

Knitting, Sewing, Painting, Drawing.

I also make jewellery, which helps me use up my bead collection, but I am always on the look out for unusual and pretty beads/clasps/findings/etc.

I am definitely not a quilting person, so if I am ever your swap partner, please no quilting things.

Ideas...

Stationary, especially anything kawaii/kitsch/japanese/sanrio (esp. hello kitty)/cute etc. Pretty papers, stickers, cards, ribbons, postcards of anything arty/funky/cute, pretty envelopes, tags, anything with quotes on, anything knitting related, some scrapbook things (but not loads), polka dots, 50s pin-ups (think Bettie Page), Marilyn Monroe, make-up, unique jewellery, mix-cds (especially with music that i've haven't heard of), American Fashion mags.

I love all things crafty, but my heart will always belong to knitting. I love working with natural fibres, merino wool being my all time fave along with cashmere (when I can afford it!). I would love to try all the Lion Brand yarns, even the 100% acrylic stuff, just because its so hard to get over here. I absolutely detest fun fur/eyelash/bizarre yarns.

Please no quilting things or magazine/book pages.

Ratings

jayeme rated for Intl Big Fat Stuffed Envelope #7 on Feb 7, 2011
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Comment: I LOVE everything you sent! Thank you!
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Comment: oh my gosh mel wat an amazing package! i would give you 10 hearts! thank you so much! xxx
Response: Wow...that got to you so quickly! I only sent it last night. I shall never complain about Royal Mail again lol. Glad you like it :o) x
PenguinParade rated for Kawaii-loving pen pals! on Oct 15, 2010
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Comment: I enjoyed the long letter! And love the little sticker book. Thank you sooo much! It was much fun to read it, and plan to write ya back :)
Response: Yey, I'm glad you liked it. I saw the little sticker book and just knew I had to include it. Can't wait to receive your reply. :o)
starrycat rated for Scavenger Hunt on Aug 18, 2007
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Comment: Thank you for such a cool package!! I really liked everything you sent!! The Hugs book is cute, lol, and I liked the stickers a lot as well!!! Thanks again!!
tsampa rated for another FLAT goodie envelope fill #2 on Jul 26, 2007
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Comment: Thank you! Amazing stuff!! I love it all, I can't wait to start using it! also, my dad says thanks for the stamps!!
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Comment: Woooo Hooo! It was a long day and this was so nice to come home to. All sorts of goodies! Thank you. Going to go enjoy a cup'a that tea. Even tho it was posted late I think the contents and care that went into the pkg outweigh the oops.
Knittink rated for Magic Yarn Ball - Europe Only Swap on Jul 8, 2007
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Comment: Dear Mel, thank you so much for the nice swap. I really enjoyed unwinding the magic ball and finding all these nice surprises. xxx Andrea
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. It was fun making it up :o)
CherylCraftCabin rated for Coin purse fill on Jun 28, 2007
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Comment: Hi Knitagirl, I got your package finally, it was soooo awesome! Thanx for putting so much efforts in it, especially the handmade purse... Hugzzz :-*
mirabella rated for Coin purse fill on Jun 27, 2007
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Comment: Best... swap.... yet! I'm head over heels in love with every single thing you sent. Can I hire you to be my permanent pen-pal? Thank you so much!!! <3
storylaura rated for Ratings Booster on Jun 19, 2007
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Comment: Love all of it, thank you!
szreader rated for SURPRISE! from my profile!! on Jun 12, 2007
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Comment: I'm in heaven! Thanks, Mel, for the great package -- I'm going to save the magazine for my vacation in New Orleans -- but the chocolate won't last that long (I only have SO MUCH willpower!!). I look forward to trying the teas. You're a GREAT swapper. Thank you so much! -- Susan (szreader)
nylelyn23 rated for Lots of Postcards - International on May 21, 2007
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard!
Gayle rated for Lots of Postcards - International on May 20, 2007
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard!
dlowewin rated for Lots of Postcards - International on May 19, 2007
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Agota rated for Lots of Postcards - International on May 19, 2007
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Comment: <3 your postcard!:) thanks!!! ..and the hart is for a super-mega-plazma-cool quote :D It's from one of my favourite songs.. Yeah!!
user7642 rated for My Tiny Box of Joy on May 16, 2007
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Comment: Mel, Your Tiny Box of Joy arrived today and I love it. Beads always bring joy to me and I love the color mix you did. And the matchbox is so pretty. Thank you!
Virginia rated for 24 hrs in the life of... letter on May 9, 2007
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Comment: Thanks for the great letter- it was so detailed I can just imagine Simba!
user7502 rated for 24 hrs in the life of... letter on May 7, 2007
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Comment: Thanks for your super long letter, hehe :D I loved reading it.
yarnpie rated for 24 hrs in the life of... letter on May 7, 2007
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Comment: Thanks for the extra long letter, it was lovely.
pfang rated for another FLAT goodie envelope fill ! on Apr 30, 2007
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely goodies :)

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Comments

BirdGuhl on Sep 26, 2010:

Hey, just seen you over in the Super Nerds group...wow someone else who likes My So Called Life and is also from the UK...what are the chances! lol I admit it I dyed my hair when I was about 12 because of Angela and gawd it still hurts to look at Jordan Catalano :p Well, I know what I'm watching tonight! (not the xmas episode I cry too much!) xo

user8789 on Jul 31, 2007:

:) well... your pkg to me was over and above the call of duty. I'm really glad you like the inchies. They are my first and very addictive! I ended up doing about a hundred of them. hahahaha.... ((hug)) TR

babysingsing on Jul 13, 2007:

Hi Mel! Thank you so much for the great design magazines! What a treat!

lilylemon on Jun 23, 2007:

Hi, Mel! Thank you soooooooo much for the profile surprise -- that was a huge gift ans so perfect! I can't wait to knit up that yummy hand-dyed yarn and to use the beautiful beads! The Hello Kitty goodies are adorable, too!

dandelion on Jun 18, 2007:

Thank you for the book from your bookshelf that you sent to me in Swap Tag. I really appreciate it and look forward to reading it! :D

FunToScrap on Jun 14, 2007:

They arrived!!!! Oh, what a divine package!
You wrapped everything so BEAUTIFULLY! And I love the letter. I feel like I visited your city. Thank you so much!

Chy

shopinc on Jun 7, 2007:

I received my profile surprise today, and I liked everything inside! Especially the Look! magazines :) Thank you so much! :)

Cherries on May 30, 2007:

Oops, the gorgeous buttons, I mean. (I don't know nothing about no George's buttons!)

Cherries on May 30, 2007:

♥ the patterns books ♥ the embroidery thread ♥ the pig cross stitch kit ♥ the BUTTONS ♥ the BUTTONS ♥ the BUTTONS ♥ Everything is fabulous! Did I mention the georgeous buttons?

mrsD on May 7, 2007:

I received a wonderful packet of vintage buttons today from you, they are beautiful, thank you for sharing your granny's stash with me :)

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