Spots Still Available for October Swapless Swaps

sock yarn blankie

Are you working on a Sock Yarn Blankie? How about some Monster Socks? Or even a Scrappy Granny Square Blanket? I’ve got something you might be interested in! I have a group on Ravelry (Sock Yarn Minis/Scraps Swapping) where we do lots of swapping on mini skeins of yarn. I also offer a lot of different Swapless Swaps.

A Swapless Swap is where the participants pay me a fee to join (US and International are welcome!), I order lots of yarn from an indie dyer or yarn shop, the yarn comes to me, I make them into lots & lots of mini skeins, then I swap them up and send them back to the participants. It’s a really awesome way to build a stash of minis from some amazing dyers!!

There are actually a few different Swapless Swaps coming up in October that still have spots available. I thought you might like to hear about them and maybe sign up! The money for all of these swaps is due October 15 and is payable to me via Paypal ( Simply click the name of the Swapless Swap down below and you’ll be taken to the thread on Ravelry (you’ll need to sign in to Ravelry if you aren’t already), then just comment in the thread that you’d like to sign up!

First up is the Holiday Yarns 5 gram Swapless Swap. There are lots of spots available for this one! You’ll receive 20 different colored 5 gram mini skeins of beautiful yarn from Holiday Yarns. Here’s an example of her awesome work….

swapless swap


Next up is the Inner Yarn Zen 5 gram Swapless Swap. As of this post, there is only one spot available for this one so hurry! You’ll receive 20 different beautifully colored 5 gram minis from Inner Yarn Zen. Here is an example of her work….

swapless swap

Next up are actually two different Dream In Color Smooshy Swapless Swaps. Again, as of this posting, there is only one spot available for each of these two as well. The first is the Dream in Color 5 gram Swapless Swap, in which you’ll receive 20 beautifully colored 5 gram mini skeins of Dream in Color Smooshy yarn. And the second is the Dream in Color 10 gram Swapless Swap. For this one you’ll receive 10 beautifully colored 10 gram mini skeins. In total, all thirty yarns will be different colorways! Here is an example of Dream in Color Smooshy yarn…

swapless swap

And finally, there is one spot still available in the Leading Men Fiber Arts 10 gram Swapless Swap. This one is especially great because you’ll receive 15 different beautifully colored 10 gram minis skeins of Leading Men Fiber Arts yarn. Here is an example of their work…

swapless swap

That’s all the October 15th swaps that still have spots available! Of course there are lots of other Swapless Swaps for other months that still have spots too. Check out the Ravelry group for all the various threads. If the thread starts with “OPEN” that means there are still spots! Simply comment in the threads to sign up for the ones you like. Have fun!






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What Should I Do???

What should I do question

Should I stay or should I go? That is the question. It’s a hard decision. I’ve had this blog for a long time! It’ll be EIGHT years in December! Wow! My very first blog post was on December 23, 2007. Crazy! The blog has changed a lot in all those years. My posts have changed a lot. My interests have even changed a lot. My life has changed a lot. And, to be honest, I’ve actually changed a lot too.

I have enjoyed blogging. I’ve made a lot of great friends. It’s been an awesome “outlet” for my emotions. I’ve gotten to share lots of my various crafting adventures. I’ve shared info about lots of things I love. I’ve been blessed enough to giveaway many great products to all of you. And I’ve even made a little money along the way.

But there are times where I just haven’t gotten around to blogging. I don’t know why. It doesn’t take too long to write a blog post. But it feels like sometimes there just isn’t even an extra 30 minutes in my day to write something. Or…which is more often the case…I’m not sure what I want to write about. I get “writer’s block” I suppose. I can’t come up with a topic that I think you’ll want to read about.

Right now is a perfect example. I haven’t written a blog post in almost two months!! That’s crazy! Hence the question of whether I should stay or go. Is it time to hang up my blogger’s hat? Is it time to close down A Life Full of Laughter?

Or is it time to try to get more serious about blogging? Should I try to commit to writing a certain amount of posts each month? Should I try to come up with some various topics that I could write about? Maybe even recurring things that I touch on each month? Should I write about my knitting more? Should I share about my marriage more? Should I get back to more reviews and giveaways?

I really don’t know. What should I do?????

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I’m being overrun by knitting “works in progress”!!

I absolutely love knitting, you guys all know that about me. And as much as I hate to admit it, I think one of my favorite parts is starting projects! Yep!! I love picking the yarn, deciding what it wants to be, researching the project, and the excitement of casting on those first stitches. It’s awesome!

And now, with my Sock Yarn Minis/Scraps Swapping group on Ravelry the addiction is only getting worse. I’m blessed enough a lot of the time to receive a review skein from the various dyers that are being featured in our Swapless Swaps. That’s super cool, of course, but that also means lots and lots more projects that I need to get started. Not that I’m complaining, of course!

Currently, I have a total of 14 projects on the needles, with probably 10 more that I need to get started. Crazy, right?! But so fun too!

I have FIVE blankets going right now, including my Sock Yarn Blankie..



And I have ONE shawl on the needles, which is my beautiful Exclusive Multnomah Shawl…..


And ONE sweater on the needles, my Calligraphy Cardigan (which I’m really excited to start working on again this fall)….


And TWO hats (both of which are Sockhead Hats, lol!) on the needles, including Ashley’s Sockhead Hat...


And then, of course, there are the socks! I have FIVE pairs of socks on the needles right now! Yep! These are one of my favorites, my Cantaloupe Socks….

5Whew!! Maybe next I should do a post about all the review yarn I have that needs to be started, lol! It sure is a good thing I love knitting so much!

So how about you? Do you have lots and lots of works in progress? Or are you a one project at a time type of person? I’d love to hear what you’re working on!



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