Sunday, May 21, 2006

More Yarn!!!

Oh boy I am so glad to have found Knit Picks! I am excitedly awaiting a package from them! Gonna try my hand at dyeing some yarn with Kool Aid. Bought many colors/flavors of Kool Aid on Saturday in anticipation of receiving the yarn. I have read some blogs from people who have tried this, and I am excited to try this myself. I couldn't believe the prices at Knit Picks!!! They totally beat the local yarn store hands down!

Now needless to say....I really don't need any more yarn. I have a good stash going....but really who can resist buying more yarn?

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Car news
Got my car serviced today. The headlight was ok I guess. There was something else that wasn't working the light. I have to get a harness, which I guess is a bunch of wires that need to go from the headlight to the fuse box. Yet another expensive trip to the service department. Why do these things have to be SO expensive?????

Since I had gotten the bad news, I decided to go to the local yarn shop!!! This will surely make me feel better, I thought! I decided to only get a pattern because I bought some yarn from!!!! I am thinking of handpainting some yarn. This should be a fun experiment. I can't wait for my package! Kool-aid here I come! :) It has been YEARS since I have bought kool-aid, I don't even remember the last time I drank it. Must have been when I was a kid.

Since my last blog, I have yet to start my next project. I think that I will make a lacy wash cloth.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Been awhile since I updated my blog. Wow, time goes fast!

Had a not so interesting day. I got into my car this morning to go to work and noticed that I had a busted head light. Well, have to get it in for servicing anyway, but I don't want to have to pay for a new headlight. I have spent SO much to up-keep the car since I have paid it off 18 months ago. Oh well...

Then on the highway into work, I was almost side-swiped. I just wish people would look before moving into another lane! I should not have swerved out of the lane. Hmmm...wonder what would happen....The SAME thing happened on the way HOME also. It wasn't like I was driving with out lights (well I did have one working) :) Some drivers are just MORONIC. I guess I just need to find a job closer to home.

Well, on knitting news, I had a left over skein of yarn that I knitted up for the dog. She is such a sweetheart. She will take her toys and cuddle them. I had given her an old swatch of yarn that is probably around a year old now. I was practicing my knit and purl, I did not know what to do with it, so I gave it to her. She just loves it. (She is a golden retriever)

Gotta go start knitting something.....

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Questions for SP8!!!!

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
A. I like to use all types of fiber. I have used ribbon yarn and thought it was difficult to use. The scarf was BEAUTIFUL when I finished, but I had to push myself to finish it.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
A. I have a canvas knitting bag that I use for yarn/needles/work in progress. I also have a zippered case that I store some needles in.

3. How long have you been knitting? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
A. I have been knitting for about 2.5-3 years now. I would consider myself an advanced beginner. I have learned many new techniques from reading books, but I still am green.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
A. Nope, no list yet.

5. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.)
A. I like floral and clean scents, almost anything. I do not like patchouli or musk type fragrances.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
A. I LOVE chocolate!!! My fav would be Cadbury Flake.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?
A. Don't DIY....I do crafty sort of things. I make soy candles, smelly jellies, and soy wax dipped bears. I do not spin.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
A. I can tolerate just about any type of music. I don't like country too much though. Yes my computer can play MP3's

9. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand?
A. I like purples, blues, and greens. I don't like oranges or browns.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
A. I am single. No pets. My parents have a golden retriever that I helped raise from puppyhood. Not allowed to have pets in my apartment.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
A. I wear scarves and mittens. I don't understand the poncho fad. I think that they are....Well just not for me! :)

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
A. I have been on a felted purse rampage lately. I like knitting with wool and watching the item shrink in the washer. FUN! I have enjoyed everything I have knitted so far.

13. What are you knitting right now?
A. A teddy bear for charity, and dish cloths.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
A. YES!!!

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
A. I have used all types of needles. I think that I like bamboo and aluminum the best. I didn't think that I would like circular needles when I started knitting, but I LOVE them now!!! :)

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
A. Nope don't have either.

17. How did you learn to knit?
A. I learned when I was in the 6th grade from classmates. It was nothing fancy, just a bunch of rows. I stopped knitting for about 12 years. Decided to pick it back up when I saw the cool new fun yarns and a magazine on knitting! I re-learned from books. I have been hooked ever since. I love shopping for yarn!!! :)

18. How old is your oldest UFO?
A. I would say about 2 years old. It is a purse that I have to sew together the sides. I am just too lazy to stitch up the side and figure out how to line the purse.

19. What is your favorite holiday?
A. I would have to say Christmas. Only because I like to shop for and give presents.

20. Is there anything that you collect?
A. I collect teddy bears.

21. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
A. I am taking a class in the future on how to knit socks! I would like to get some sock patterns. I have thought about subscribing to a magazine, but don't know what one I would like to get. I usually get them from the magazine rack.

22. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?
A. I try to learn new techniques every time I knit. I have been pushing myself to find challenging patterns.

23. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
A. I will be taking a sock class in July!!!!! I am very excited about this. I picked out my yarn already! Oh that was FUN!!! I can't wait! :) I am not sure what my foot measurements are.

24. When is your birthday? (mm/dd)
A. 01/27