Thursday, March 31, 2005

Secret Pal 4

Yippee! I'm participating in my first Knitty Secret Pal thingee. It begins May 15th, and being the geek that I am, have already purchased stuff for my pal. I just couldn't wait. My friend Alesia posted her comments, so I am going to be a copy-cat and do the same.

1. What is your current skill level (beginner/adv. beginner/intermediate etc. etc): Somewhere in-between adv. beginner & intermediate
2. What are your favorite fiber colors? Pink (see blog), robin egg blue, warm tones
3. Are there any fiber colors you absolutely do NOT like? If so which? Black, gray, cool colors
4. What are your favorite fibers? no preference
5. Do you have any unwelcome fibers (stuff you just don't need more of or like?) Really itchy wool
6. What is your Dream Yarn? I drool over them all
7. How do you feel about novelty fibers (both the yarns and the items made with them)? The more funky the better
8. What is the next thing you want to learn (techniques etc.) on the needles? Intarsia, cables, socks
9. What item(s) do you knit the most? clothes

10. Allergies: Do you have any food, fiber, smoke, pet allergies your SP should be aware of? no 11. Do you have an or wishlist you'd like to share with your SP? If so please add the URL:
12. What is on your Cool Stuff Wishlist (knitting or not): You know, this is going to sound pathetic, but I don't really think about things I want too much. If you could send some peace in the package, that would be GRREAATTT! (I have twin 4 yr-olds, and I am officially insane.)
13. What about stuff you don't need at all? More kids (see above entry)
14. Do you have hobbies other than knitting (tv, sports, collectibles, fave things)? I love to cook
15. Books you would like (knitting or not): Rowan's Beach Cool, Everyday Italian
16. For those of you who live outside the US, is there anything you'd like that you can't get your hands on?
17. In the event your SP lives outside the the US, is there a particular yarn, etc. you can't find in the US? I would love any local yarn. Just to be able to tell people "this yarn came from X" would be exciting.

FAVORITES: Who/What is your favorite...
Chocolate: Dark. The darker the better
Muppet: Miss Piggy, hands down. I used to collect her memorabilia when I was a kid.
Flower: Lilacs
Ice Cream flavor: Chocolate, duh
Fragrance: Samsara, spicy things
Shoes to wear: Heels or flip-flops (I know that sounds bi-polar, but remember I'm insane)
Type of garden: herb
Animal: giraffe
Beverage: Pellegrino

19. If you were candy would you be sweet, sour, or cinnamon? cinnamon
20. If you were a fruit which would you be? banana (see above insanity reponse)
21. Are you a Java Junkie? Not really. I do treat myself to a Starbucks Cafe Mocha on occasion
22. Your birthday, in case it falls during the swap and your SP wants to send you a card: October 18
23. Do you have a personal mantra? Serenity Now (if you are a Seinfeld fan you will get that)
24. How do you really feel about socks? They're....OK...I guess
25. What is your shoe size? 7
26. What kind of music (and/or which artists) do you listen to when you are happy? 80's.
27. Rate yourself on a girly/fruh fruh factor from 1 - 10: 9.5
28. What languages do you speak (besides English)? just English
29. If you could have any "super power" which would it be? Super speed (so I could knit faster)30. You're given $10,000 for travelling. Where do you go and why? Ooohh, a toughie. I suppose Italy. It seems so romantic, and the food is great.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Girls' halter tops

Name: Shore Things Halter Tops from Family Circle Easy Knits for Kids
Yarn: Sunsette by Plymouth Yarn #206 & #221
What I Learned: I don't like knitting from a chart.
Comments: I found this pattern when I was looking for something to knit the girls for the summer (there aren't many patterns out there). I think they turned out cute, but I had a hard time knitting from the chart that showed the lacy insert for the chest. I kinda just winged it.

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Monday, March 21, 2005

Just like Momma

My super-crafty mother told my DD's that she would make them angel costumes. While at the fabric store, the girls came across a pattern for these bags. They wanted new knitting bags just like mine (see below). Of course, being the doting grandma that she is, she promptly made these for the girls. Won't they look stylish when we go to our knitting group this week?

girls' bags Posted by Hello

My Button

My cyber-friend Alesia made this wonderful button for me (see left). I was so excited when she sent it to me this morning. She was so sweet to do this for me. Thanks again Alesia!

Monday, March 14, 2005

My New Knitting Bag

I just got this in the mail today from Spunky Eclectic. I had it custom made because I wanted this particular called to me ! ;) There is a large inside pocket and a small one to hold your credit card (when you are working on blowing your yarn budget). Also, there are straps to hold your needles, and I had her put in yarn pockets as well. I love my bag!

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Friday, March 11, 2005

Honeymoon Cami KAL Yarn

I've just signed up for my first Knit-A-Long (KAL). We are doing the Honeymoon Cami from the Knitty website. I just received my yarn in the mail today. It's GGH Mystik in Salmon. The yarn has a wonderful silky feel. Great for those hot Texas summers!

Honeymoon Cami Yarn Posted by Hello

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Rubbing off on the Kiddos

Here is a picture of one of my four year olds (I have twin daughters) getting her knit on. Look how serious she is! She has been knitting for a while. Her FO's are a coaster and a bookmark. What she is working on now is a scarf for herself.

The girls went with me to my SnB meeting on Tuesday. She carried her knitting with her and just made herself at home.

I'm such a proud momma!

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Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Knit.1 Magazine Shrug w/ Ties

Yarn: Lion Brand Fun Fur #126 Chocolate & #205 Sandstone
Comments: Say hello to my pet shrug! The pattern came from the Fall/Winter issue of Knit.1 Magazine. I can't decide if I like it. It may be too funky and furry. I had to frog the entire body of the shurg the first time I knit it. It was way too tight.

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