Thursday, February 15, 2007

something amazing!

I just met a Windtalker....yes, an actual Windtalker.....he was even approached by clint eastwood to be in that movie. he wanted no part of it tho. he considered it an honor to do what he did & felt that being in the movie would exploit that in some way. I respect his decision. he was a real sweetheart & was accompanied by his daughter who seemed to take very good care of him.

Valentines Day

I am horrible. I am truly awful. I got nothing for Joe for Valentine's Day. absolutely nothing. I remember asking him a few days before if he wanted anything because I wanted to make sure he didn't give me some dumb ol stuffed animal or dead flowers or something. can you tell, a romantic I'm not? he said no, there was nothing he wanted or needed so that's exactly what I got for him. nothing. but did he get ME nothing? of course not. he got me a gift certificate to my yarn shop.
in the condition that he's been in lately, having not even been able to drive in months & months, not being able to breath, not being able to even walk, he got in the car & drove himself to the yarn shop & got me the goodie. so do you know what brightened up his whole day??? me, heating up his lasagna for him. is this a match made in heaven or what? the giver & the taker, living happily ever after. need I say that I am the taker? no, I didn't think so.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Favorite Color Swap Questionaire!!

Favorite Color Swap Questionnaire

1. What are your top three favorite colors?
orange/purple/red...not necessarily together, but I really do like all colors

2. What crafts do you really enjoy?
knitting sox & lace...collecting patterns & yarns

3. What products do you really covet?
the new hanks of gorgeous sock yarns

4. What other activities do you enjoy besides your favorite crafty things?
I enjoy begging for goodies...& I'm good at it too!

5. Is there anything you collect?
hanks of sock yarns & lace knitting patterns

6. What is your zodiac sign and/or Chinese zodiac symbol?
I'm a pisces.....I'm a fish & very wishy washie

7.What are your favorite…

fresh brewed coffee....vanilla

…types of music and/or bands?
too weird to mention

too weird...I'm embarrassed

adore all animals

…places to shop?
needler's nest in surprise, AZ & jessica knits in scottsdale, AZ


…yarn/fabric/paper/other craft supplies?
sock yarn like Louet Gems or Blue Moon Socks that Rock

…candies or goodies?
milk chocolate...chocolate w/peanut butter or nuts....vanilla coffee beans

8. Do you have any wish lists?
nope, just want nice sock yarn...I have everything else

9. Are you allergic to anything?
can't eat wheat products so no cookies & can't stand tea so please no tea

10. Do you have any pets? What are they?
it's just me...all about me. me me me

11. Please include anything else you would like your secret pal to know about you- anything that would be helpful in finding you little gifts that you will really enjoy.
just the nice sock yarn like socks that rock or jitterbug or a new Opal or regia silk.......nothing else is necessary!!!! and thank you for understanding that I want what I want. hopefully I'll get my pal what they want too.

SP 10 Questionaire update

I cannot believe I left off Socks that Rock as a yarn that I want too....and Claudia's Handpainted...and.....ok, I'll add more as I think of it. just what you wanted to hear!

SP 10 Questionaire

The Questionnaire .....sorry new secret were given the greediest of all folks & I feel sorry for you.

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
no acrylics or acrylic blends please.....I love most merinos & alpacas....fleece artist, karabella, jitterbug by colinette, gems by Louet just about anything soft, lovely & colorful.....

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
I have a Circular Solution for my Addi Turbos for which I have more than enough....but would love to try the Suzanne Circulars!

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
over 40 yrs...learned by videos mostly....intermediate in some areas & advanced in others.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
No, but if you ask I'm happy to tell.

5. What's your favorite scent?
I like vanilla mostly...not crazy about fruity scents.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
I love chocolate. milk, not dark...chocolate & peanut butter is wonderful. chocolate w/nuts. Nips or Werthers too. & Lifesaver peppermints.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?
nothing. just knitting. & collecting lace patterns. that's my whole boring life. very sad actually.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
no, too picky about my music. send yarn instead.

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand?
I lean toward the FLAME combo....I also like the baby blue/purple/pink combo....but colors is where I really am the least picky. I love solids too so don't dismiss them.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
none to speak of. it's all about me right now. me me me.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
delicate lace scarves...otherwise no, this is arizona after all.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
lace & sox

13. What are you knitting right now?
lace & sox

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
if it's lace or sox....I would love some nice handknitted sox...I rarely get a nice tight thin merino sock cotton or acrylic please....just plain, nothing fancy...& short is fine too, like a tennis sock....for a size 8 foot...that would be just lovely.

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
circs, addi turbos or rosewood or ebony (yeah right)

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
I own both because I prefer hanks of yarn & wind them right before I use them.

17. How old is your oldest UFO?
6 months approx. but I really am still working on it

18. What is your favorite holiday?
would have to be Christmas

19. Is there anything that you collect?
hanks of lovely sock yarn....lace patterns...Fiddlestick lace patterns....Just 1 More Row Patterns are nice too!

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
glad you asked: hanks of lovely sock yarn....lace patterns...fiddlestick lace patterns....Just 1 More Row Patterns are nice too! fleece artist, karabella, jitterbug by colinette, gems by Louet just about anything soft, lovely & colorful.....check out etsy for goodies too! no subscritions needed...I just get what I like.

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?
too many to mention...I love to learn. let me recommend lucy neatby, elizabeth zimmermann to name just 2....I have their dvd's already but for you, it would be wonderful!!!!!

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
I am a sock knitter....size 8 sock would be fine...or 40 in the euro size I would guess. if somebody knits me sox you can bet they will fit me. no matter what. I will cut off my toes if necessary. no, really.

23. When is your birthday?
march 7...I am a Pisces...I am wishy greedy as I am I am still very nice. just ask my friends who I have threatened w/bodily harm.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

New Addition

I have been very lax in getting Kitty Kitty's picture posted....but she is a cat on the run so it's very hard to pin her down sometimes! but here she is.
she is about 10 yrs old & she & Tabitha still have not made friends yet but at least they try to keep out of each other's way. Her fur has to be the softest I have ever felt in my life. She is very sweet & loving & loves to butt people w/her head. We just love her to death. She came w/the name Jill but never answered to it so Kitty Kitty it is!

Friday, February 02, 2007

my 2nd SP9 pg has arrived!

This was waiting for me when I got home....a knitted facecloth from the Weekend Knitting book and the book too!! a wonderful box of great smelling soap, French milled...I adore fancy soaps like these...or soaps that people have made themselves. I never ever buy them for myself for some silly reason! she also sent me a skein of the cotton chenille yarn used to make the facecloth! my question to you, my pal, I thought you didn't like pink??? why would you subject yourself to knitting it in pink...that must have been a hardship for you!!!!! LOL!!!!! the card was adorable, w/a bathrobe & slippers...just right for stepping out of the bath! and the theme she used for all these goodies was "Tiny Bubbles" always, she did a great job of wrapping everything so nicely...I hope my pics do it justice! thank you Linda!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

I seemed to have hurt something in my back on thursday so sitting is almost impossible & so I haven't been on the computer much at all lately. I can stand w/no pain & I can lie down w/no pain, but sitting seems to hit my spine at just the right spot to make my eyes roll back in my head. I even tried putting a Lidacaine patch on (thanks maggie) and it numbs in a bit but the pain is much more internal so not much luck there. I figured if I'd have pulled something, it would unkink itself by now, doncha think?? maybe it's worse than I thought. maybe something imploded & now there is toxic waste coursing thru my body giving me just hours to knit all the things I've wanted to but kept putting off. why oh why didn't I buy that gorgeous Brooks Farms yarn while I was at Rhinebeck??? why didn't I sign up for that awesome sounding sock cruise???? now it's too late....'s really not that bad so I shall stop whining & carrying on...there are lots more people out there worse off than me!!