Tuesday, August 28, 2007

my 1st SP 11 package!!!

was I shocked...my wonderful pal sent out her 1st package already!!!! I could just kick myself for not having pics to post but I'll try to explain in excruciating detail....
2 balls of sock yarn from lang jawoll..in a twisty blue/gray color..
3 lil balls for kitty kitty to play with...she says thank you for thinking of her!!
yummy vanilla candles...
beautiful purple stitch markers..did you make these???
Scrumptious Lindt milk chocolate (which I put right in the freezer so as not to tempt...
lovely tissues...something I use ALL the time...VERY thoughtful!
and a pretty striped case w/sugar mama candies inside.....(I did have a mama..couldn't resist just ONE!)
Thank you so much, my awesome pal...!!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

SP11 Questionaire

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
I love to knit with baby alpaca because I love its softness.
Do not like acrylics, acrylic blends or novelties of any kind.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
I have a circular solution for my circs & dpns.

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Probably over 30 yrs & I think I learned from videos I took out of the library. Nobody in my family knitted.

Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? Intermediate...I never gauge...I should but I don't...so I haven't earned a higher place in the chain of things!!! LOL!!!

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? No

5. What's your favorite scent? Vanilla

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Yes
Favorite candy? Milk Chocolate, Nips.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? nothing else really.

Do you spin? a little bit, but I got frustrated so I gave it up...maybe someday I'll try again.

8. What kind of music do you like? anything weird w/lots of drums. Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) Yes

9. What's your favorite color(s)? I like all colors but my absolute faves are the fiery colors...reds/oranges.
Any colors you just can't stand? Not really

10. What is your family situation?
just me.
Do you have any pets?
1 cat

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
Yes to all but ponchos.

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

13. What are you knitting right now?
A shawl, baby sweater, sox & a hat.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Circular Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? Aluminum. Circs...my newest crave is the Lantern Moon Ebony...any size!

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
Yes, both.

17. How old is your oldest UFO?
a shawl that's going on 1 year.

18. What is your favorite holiday?

19. Is there anything that you collect? gorgeous yarn

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on?
Lantern Moon Ebony Circs, Socks that Rock lightweight, Jitterbug in the yellow Popsicle colorway (can't find it anywhere!)

What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
none, only buy them if I like them.

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?
new bind offs..interesting heels...

22. Are you a sock knitter?
What are your foot measurements?
8" long..

23. When is your birthday? March...I'm a Pisces.

24. Are you on Ravelry? Yes If so, what's your ID?
I think I signed up but haven't heard back yet

Thursday, August 09, 2007

no way it's August!!!!

I can't beleive it's almost mid-august...I have been so bad about posting here...I hate to post w/out pics to show tho...kinda takes something away... back home, mine is the only PC that works, but won't take the pics to download...not until joe sets his up...doesn't look like he plans too any time soon...after the move I assume.
so anyway, I recently finished a pair of red/black/gray trekking...really short footies cause I might be the only person in the world that feels this way, but I find the trekking kinda harsh to work with....don't think I like it at all anymore...but I'll see how they feel after they're washed, which they're waiting to be as we speak.
the other lil short footsies are of regia silk...nicest stuff in the world to work with...soft as butter & sturdy as hell...love em to death!!!!!
I've been on a quest to find Colinette Jitterbug sock yarn, but in the Popsicle bright yellow colorway...seems they change the colors in the colorway...makes no sense to me to do that...just name it something else, right?? but who am I...anyway, I shall not rest until I find it....I see it knitted up & on others feet but short of knocking them down & stealing their footwear I simply must be patient & assume that what will be will be.
I started a lil green baby wrap sweater from the Knit Cafe book & then I ran out of yarn...so I started another...just about up to the sleeve now.
******I saw the new sock book by Cat Bordhi & it is truly amazing, unique & inspiring...not the same sock book as you always see where it's pretty much the same pattern, just a different stitch or color...this has so many weird & wonderful techniques....I'm saving up for that as it was a bit pricey!
ok, my fingers are numb now...way too much typing for so early in the morning...later....