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rikkiknits

rikkiknits
Date Joined: February 5, 2008
Last Online: October 31, 2008
Birthday: September 18, 1986
Country: Canada
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About Me

My name is Rikki and I am a 21 year old university student. I'm studying economics - but I secretly LOVE working with textiles, design etc... My Oma taught me how to knit and crochet when I was about 7. I made a few scarves and tea cozies, then dropped it for 10+ years. Then about 3 years ago I picked it up again, and have been obsessively at it ever since. I also recently learned to crochet again.. another new addiction! My favourite colours are black and purple (together), bright blues and greens. And pink of course! Right now, my newest obsession is orange. But really I can't think of a colour I don't like.

Favorite Music

I generally feel that all genres of music have something to offer, but I definately am a classic rocker. With some modern stuff thrown in too. I love Led Zeppelin, the Velvet Underground, Rush, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, the Who, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, NY Dolls, the Clash, Neil Young, Tragically Hip, Tom Petty etc... But of course, I am a child of the 90's and love my Pixies, Placebo, REM, Silverchair, Rage, Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, Soul Asylum, Crowded House and Nirvana of course. Also love Regina Spektor, Tegan & Sara, Belle & Sebastian, the Weakerthans... I'm not gonna pretend to be some kind of pretentious indie music connaiseur, but I do generally appreciate a lot of that kind of music.

Favorite Books

I love to read!! So so much. Favourite authors include Margaret Atwood, Hermann Hesse, William Tenn, Jules Verne, Kurt Vonnegut. My life reached a turning point when I was 11 - I read Jane Eyre for the first time. It changed my life, turned me into a hardcore reader. I devoured the works of Austin, the Brontes, Dickens etc when I was growing up. I love classic lit. I've recently been reading a lot of classic sci-fi (big 3), and I love it! I LOVE anything that makes comments on our society (even if it's how society was in the 40's).. I don't know if this is some kind of dark twisted obsession, or some kind of attestation to my cynicism

Favorite Television

I don't really watch a lot of TV. I hate reality TV with a passion! But there are a few shows which I like. Most of them got canceled. Arrested Development. Beetlejuice. Carnivale. Clone High. Listed. My So Called Life.

Favorite Movies

I have a weird and varying taste in movies.. I'm very skeptical about movies that come out nowadays, but I love classics. And weird cult stuff, especially cult horror flicks. Oooo and musicals. Seriously, I don't understand people who don't like musicals: it's a movie that's narrated by song. What's not to love???? Among my favourites are: Breakfast at Tiffany's. Dazed and Confused. Donnie Darko. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Garden State. Ghost World. Gone With the Wind. Hedwig and the Angry Inch. How to Steal a Million. RENT. Sleepaway Camp triolgy. Some Like it Hot.

Favorite Crafts

Knitting, crochet, macrame (I'm singlehandedly trying to bring it back!), making hemp jewelry, sewing (nothing too complicated), pretty much anything that involves string/yarn/cloth that I can make with my hands. I love vintage design, and draw a lot of inspiration from old patterns. This may sound weird, but I looooove vintage wallpaper, especially paisley designs. Also love geometric patterns (think 60's) in bright colours.

Shipping

I understand how expensive shipping can be. So please, send things with the cheapest shipping possible! I won't hold time or deadlines against anyone, and I'm happy to wait for a parcel (as long as I know that it's coming). I will rate kindly and fairly, not taking into account how long it takes to get to me. Also, if you want to send me things in recycled envelopes I will thank you for it.

Ratings

paulavelosa rated for Friendship Afghan R4 on Dec 29, 2008
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Comment: you contacted me (2 months ago) saying my squares would be late... well, until now nothing and you're gone...
BLee rated for Friendship Afghan R2 on Oct 28, 2008
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Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely squares. The color is great and I appreciate all of the effort you put into creating them for me. Plus I love the macrame bookmark, I will use it forever. I love macrame but haven't seen much of it lately, what you created is very special. Many thanks and a whole bunch of hearts to you... r/-b
marmot rated for private swap btwn rikkiknits & marmot on Oct 25, 2008
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Comment: thank you thank you thank you! what an amazing parcel. we should trade again sometime soon!
telizas rated for Friendship Afghan R2 on Sep 15, 2008
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Comment: The squares are nice! Good luck with the macrame! :)
Daisie rated for Your Life in Music Mix on Sep 9, 2008
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Comment: You have made up Rikki!!! Love the tunes and T-shirt and the chocolate sealed the dealxoxox And the kid loves her bracelet with all her fave colors! xo
artist60164 rated for FRIENDSHIP AFGHAN SWAP R1 on Sep 8, 2008
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Comment: Well your package came in the mail today and it was like Christmas! You really didn't have to send so much!!!!!!!!! The squares are an absolute perfect color. The lavendar!!!!!!!! omg wow. Thanks for all the extras hugs hugs jeanne
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Comment: Omg! I love bribes. Lol! I loved the package and the bag.For some reason I am not being allowed to give you a heart but as soon as it allows, you have one from me. It was well worth the wait and btw, rosemary is one of my favorite scents. Thanks again! :)
Response: Wow, that got to you quickly! Glad you liked the package :)
aimee rated for Let's get crafty on Aug 16, 2008
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Comment: Rikki, that tea cosy is TOTALLY AWESOME. I know you won't mind if I sometimes wear it as a hat. Thank you for making and sending me something so cool.
catsmeow rated for Crocheting Time on Jul 20, 2008
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Comment: Beautiful! I love it and the color, you did a great job! The bookmark is wonderful, also. I haven't done macrame in 25 years (just aged myself!), and it was with rope. Thanks so much.
Molimo rated for Private Hand Stitched Bookmarks on Jul 11, 2008
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Comment: Thank you for the 3 gorgeous bookmarks and note. Asimov's books are great! I hope you have a lovely summer full of fantastic books.
HennyPenny rated for Free Bookmark Swap! on Jun 27, 2008
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Comment: Thanks for the great bookmarks and lovely note. i love the macrame bookmark you sent!
ophelia73 rated for Free Bookmark Swap! on Jun 24, 2008
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Comment: Thank you so much for the bookmarks!! My daughter took one of them right away... She was eyeing the macrame one you made so I won't be surprised if I see that in one of her books later this summer! It was beautiful and made my day! Thanks!!
SewBeeIt rated for Handmade Placemat Swap on Jun 10, 2008
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Comment: I could tell Rikki spent lots of time on my placemats. Thanks Rikki!
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Comment: THANKS !!! I love the brooch and absolutely adore the thimbleberrie fabric .I feel spoiled !!!!!!
deborah rated for Leg Warmers Swap on Apr 7, 2008
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome leg warmers! I was so excited when I opened the package and have been wearing these awesome leg warmers around the house! (It's 80 degrees out, yes, but they're so cool!) I bet that's *exactly* what Eowyn would wear if she landed in 1985.

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Comments

marmot on Aug 26, 2008:

i found you!

lamazon on May 30, 2008:

To all : This new swapper is a fantastic partner . She resent because the first package got damaged . The second package was great !!! She captured what I liked based on my profile . I feel spoiled :o))) Such a relieve after having so many flakers .

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