Saturday, July 22, 2006

Crazy Week/Blog Stuff

Work has been nuts. Go to my store and you'll get an idea of how busy we are. So knitting has fallen by the wayside a bit but I did finish my Trekking sock and have started the second! Yay.

So for today I have some random blog stuff...enjoy!

What kind of yarn are you?

You are Shetland Wool. You are a traditional sort who can sometimes be a little on the harsh side. Though you look delicate you are tough as nails and prone to intricacies. Despite your acerbic ways you are widely respected and even revered.
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And check out this, this, and this. I may not knit the first or the second but I probably would the third! How about you?

Friday, July 14, 2006

Hello all!

Hi everyone! You know how I don't have a digital camera? Well, I've been neglectful of the fact that my daughter is now in possession of a camera phone!! So pictures will be more frequent if I remember this concept! To start off, Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
here is the fair isle purse I knitted for my daughter. The pattern is Cabin Fever's Blue Jeans purse and I knitted in yarn from Knit Pick's. See my post from June 24th fore more info.

For Trek with Me, I started a sock for my friend we visited in Atlanta over 4th of July. Here is my progress on that...Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Here is my progress on my Clapotis through all the increases and 1 repeat of the middle section Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

I never showed my buttonhole bag in its finished state...
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It's working well as my summer purse. Very sturdy.

A garden update...

Here are some current pics of the cotton Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

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and woad.

Thank you so much SP8! I love my latest package...Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
I wish that computers had smellovision so I could share how beautifully fragrant the soaps and candle are. And I know you must like me since you sent me the BLACK lantern moon sheep tape measure. They are very popular. The Lamb's Pride will probably go to either another buttonhole bag or felted slippers. Many thanks again.Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

TA TA all!!

Friday, July 07, 2006

She's Back!

Great trip to Atlanta! I got to go to Ikea for the first time. That was such a great experience. I also dragged our hostess, Kris Woods, along to The Purly Gates in Marietta Square. Do you think I bought anything?? Well of course I did, silly Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting. I got some TrekkingXXL in 100 & 36, Great Adirondack Soxie in Amazon, and Blue Heron Rayon Metallic in Mossy Place. A great couple of days in Atlanta!

I'm doing the August Birthday Swap and here's the questionnaire...

What day is your birthday? August 23rd

Are you crafty? I can be but I once glued my glue gun to the counter

Would you enjoy things like: Buttons, ribbons and embellishments? I like them but I have little use for them

Do you dye your own wool? I never have but I am growing woad and planning on dyeing some this summer.

Do you like to scrapbook or make homemade cards? I used to sell Creative Memories but I haven't seriously scrapbooked in over a year.

What small project would you be interested in making? Socks, mittens, scarf, hat, baby items, wash cloths, doilies, shrugs etc. I make all of those

What are your favorite scents?Vanilla, berries, jasmine, lavender, almost any food scent

Do you like stationary and cards? Yes

Do you like hand lotions or soaps?Yes for lotions, I buy way too much of lotions. I'm picky about soap.

Do you like to sew or embroider items? HAHAHA! Photobucket - Video and Image HostingThat's a funny question. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Next question...

Do you like beads?Beaded jewelry, actually making some...See above.

What kind of mail-able snacks do you like to eat?Chocolate is my first choice, but it's meltable in summer postal service...microwavable popcorn is good.

Do you like to wear costume jewelry? Necklace, earrings, bracelets etc. Call me, "the Earring Whore." Can't resist an earring sale.

Do you like to play cards or board games?Yep, just about any will do.

What are your favorite colors of yarn? I tend toward bright, jewel colors but I might be leaning towards some Autumn ones with fall projects.

Do you like solid, variegated, heathers, or self striping yarns? Love all of them.

Do you like kitchen magnets or key rings? I do but I collect specifically so I'd avoid this. I love floatie pens, however.

Do you like picture frames? Yes, any size over 4x6

Do you like to make/or use stitch markers? Don't make them but I like them.

Do you collect anything?Ok if I put down all I collect, I'd have my longest post. I go for just about anything except for coffee mugs-have too many of those.

Do you have any allergies? Smoke, food, fiber, pets, etc.. Morphine is real bad for me, so's smoke. Not a big nut fan, don't like acorn squash or brussel sprouts.

Do you have any hobbies? Knitting (duhhh), photography, reading, cooking

Do you like scented or unscented candles? I like Yankee candles except for Midsummer's night- I'm sorry, but to me, it smells like sweaty gym men.

Are you a fiber snob? It pains me but, when I look at my purchases, yes, I am a yarn snob.

Birthday pal, if you don't have enough ideas, go look at my May postings for my SP8 questionnaire for more ideas. This, however, will give my SP8 pal so more info about me!

I have finished the increase section of the clapotis and I started my Trekking sock in Atlanta. Using Yarn Harlot's sock recipe (thanks again for the book, SP!), I'm up to the foot decreases on the first sock.

Have a great weekend all. TTFN!