Monday, October 30, 2006

A little sweater I made for my niece. I hope her mom likes it! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, October 26, 2006

The latest boo knitting projects. The felted stripe tote is done. The orange is going to be a felted backpack once the straps are done, and the other is a bag out of SWS. You can also see I've started on Lady Eleanor. I love the pattern so far. Posted by Picasa

Friday, October 20, 2006

It's a wonderful day!

My disease has started to respond, and I am stabilizing! Woohoo! My doc said I get to stop chemo in two weeks. The hubby and I are going out to celebrate. I need a new outfit; what should I get?

Nothing can spoil my mood today. Take that Behcet's Disease!

Can you see me dancing? :o)

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Best Finished Object Contest :o) I was very proud that I learned entrelac. I have the yarn to do a Lady Eleanor Shawl using the same technique. I can't wait to start it. Posted by Picasa

Monday, October 16, 2006

Secret Pal 9 Questions

Well, a contest is afoot. Here are my answers:

1. Where is your favorite knitting spot?

My recliner. I can knit and watch TV, or look at the woods in our backyard. It's beautiful right now...all the leaves are changing.

2. If you suddenly could never knit again (shudder) - what would you do instead?

Wow. I'm not sure. I guess I would cook.

3. If you could travel anywhere in the world - where would you go and why?

I would really love to do a food and wine tour of Europe.

4. When you were little - What did you want to do "when you grew up?" Are you doing it?

A writer, and no.

5. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Mint Chip or Butter Pecan. It's so hard to decide.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Look, knitting content! I made this umbilical cord hat for Ian last night. So fast and easy. Posted by Picasa
My little guy is 3 months old now. Can you believe it?! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Secret Pal 9 questionnaire

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? I love alpaca and softer wools. I really don't like novelty fibers, fun fur, etc.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? Their original packaging

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? My grandma taught me when I was about 7. I've done it off and on since then. I would say I'm intermediate.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? I have an amazon one.

5. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products, etc.) Food scents like vanilla, cinnamon, chocolate, coffee, etc. No florals.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? I have a giant sweet tooth. I love just about any candy, but really love sour things.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin? I have a drop spindle, but haven't tried it yet.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) Country music and english/irish folk music. Yes, I can play MP3s.

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand? Purple and green are my favorites. I don't like neon type colors much.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? I'm married with 3 kids, ages 6,5 and 3 months. I have 2 cats.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? All but the poncho part.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?socks and bags.

13. What are you knitting right now?socks bags and a shawl

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? love them!

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? Circular. Anthing but metal.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? Both

17. How old is your oldest UFO? A year. ack

18. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas

19. Is there anything that you collect? Coffee mugs and classic pooh

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? I have a subscription to Interweave. I'd love to have A Gathering of Lace.

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? 2 socks on 2 circs.

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements? Yes. I wear a size 9 shoe.

23. When is your birthday? (mm/dd)5/18