Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Do you prefer solid or variegated yarn?
Can I say sort of both? I like the look of hand dyed yarn - subtle color variations instead of big blotches of different colors.
List three patterns you have been salivating over but just haven't gotten around to
1. The Gym Slip Dress from Knit 2 Together
2. Ballet Wrap
3. Grecian Plait
List 3 sock patterns you have been drooling over
1. Over the Knee Socks
2. Crosshatch Lace
3. Cable net
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
The scarf is green, lacy, and super soft. The little yellow spot in the middle is Bee Bar hand and body lotion. It's perfect - shea butter, jojoba, beeswax, lanolin, cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, and vitamin E. Yum. Inside the blue and white bag is Aveeno moisturizing soap - and I love the washcloth bag. AND some pink louet Gems yarn with two patterns. I've also been scoping out the possibilities on Ravelry. Now, Dana, I have a question - what are these two mesh thingies you sent with the tape measure? I can't quite figure them out. (I forgot to put the tape measure and mesh thingies in the picture - oops!) All, in all, I have LOVED this swap - both the giving and receiving.
Now, my SITMT spoiler would like to know if I were a cartoon character who I would be and why? I've been thinking about this all day - I've even taken the two quizzes google found for me (which told me I was goofy and tweety bird respectively) but I think I might be my favorite cartoon character Arthur - I have a solid group of friends that I've known forever, love the library, get a little single minded about my hobbies and favorite TV shows, want to do the right thing, but am sometimes unsure of myself. She (and I'm assuming my pal is a she) also asked what season I am and why? I think I'm spring - I want to be warm and sunny, but sometimes the storms just can't be stopped. Hope that helps.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
I may not be a famous millionaire, live in a 35 acre mansion, or drive a fancy car but those things are not important. I am blessed with a beautiful baby girl, a loving, dedicated husband, and two dogs who just want to snuggle. I have a step-daughter who is maturing into a young woman I am proud to know. Today, I am also thankful for the basic everyday things that I take for granted - a home, heat, hot water, plenty of food and drink, a stable job that I love. I feel lucky to be part of this online community, when I started this blog I never expected to make friends. And finally I am thankful for all the wonderful people in my life, the aunts, cousins, friends, family, co-workers, everyone that makes my life a good place to be.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
About 18 years though I've only been really serious for the last three years.
How long have you been knitting socks?
Since this summer.
What are your favorite fibers to work with?
I like wool, love wool bamboo blends, and something with a little Lycra in it for socks.
What is your favorite color?
Green, blue, orange, sun kissed earth tones.
What are your current WIPs (works in progress)?
Everything, or just the things I really am working on, lol. Um, two tanks from Rowan, the Roundabout Leaf tank from Knitting Nature, a honeymoon cami for a friend (for about two years now), the Back to School U-Neck vest for me, and a vest to sweater transformation for my daughter. Oh, and a Christmas dress for Bear too.
Name your favorite yarns, (brand, fibers, colors, etc.).
Rowan Linen Drape, Cascade 220, Classic Elite Wool Bamboo
What are some yarns/fibers that you stay away from.
I'm pretty much done with novelty yarns and I don't like the feel of most acrylics.
What is your family situation? (Married, kids, pets?)
Married, 1 daughter, 1 step-daughter, 2 dogs
Name some of your hobbies.
Knitting (lol), running, yoga, board games
Name some of your favorite movies?
Troop Beverly Hills (I know), The American President, Supersize Me
Do you like to read?
Do you collect anything?
Not really, I'm not big on dust collectors.
Do you own an iPod or mp3 player?
What are your favorite type of knitting needles?
What knitting notion could you not live without?
Who are some of your favorite designers?
Um, me :)
Do you subscribe to any magazines? (Knitting or otherwise.)
When is your birthday?
March 16, 1978
Do you have a "wishlist", (on Ravelry, Froogle, or Amazon)?
Do you have a Ravelry ID?
If you had a sheep, what would you name it?
Monday, November 19, 2007
Miles: 4.1 (walk 5 minutes, jog 2 minutes, repeat)
One of the nursing units that I work on is having a Biggest Loser competition starting this week and continuing through the end of January. I signed up and am wicked excited. Wish me luck!
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
And I know, I said I wasn't going to do it this year, but really, you're all invited to my house for wine and cookies Christmas Eve for the annual knit until dawn fest.
I did finally break out the Back to School vest again last night - I knit through new episodes of America's Next Top Model, Forensic Files, and Project Runway. I think I might be able to wear it by Thanksgiving. Tonight, I'm supposed to go to a friend's house for Grey's Anatomy but I forgot my knitting at home. So, I could leave work early (came in two hours late today, probably not the best choice), skip the gym (not happening), go home and get my knitting (um...) or buy some new yarn and needles on the way over.
Now, the obvious choice is to just pick up some yarn and needles on the way over but I made my husband a promise a few weeks ago that since we both want another baby next year, I would not buy any more yarn or shop on ebay until at least March (my birthday). He'd never notice more yarn in the house, but I am SUCH a crappy liar I'd give myself away in minutes. Ah, what to do...
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
And now, the part you've all been waiting for. April, from Clandestine & Candour, is the winner!
She wins this very lovely prize of warm winter yarn and a set of four knitting pattern note cards. Congratulations April! And thanks to everyone who entered - I hope everyone will keep visiting.
Friday, November 2, 2007
Friends don't let friends knit drunk
Thursday, November 1, 2007
A witch, a cow, Arthur, and Elmo.