Sunday, January 29, 2006

Yea!

I won the local fastest crochet contest!

Friday, January 20, 2006

Currently in the works:

I am currently working on a knitted dress for The Toddler (pink Egyptian cotton w/ a fabric skirt)
A toy, for who knows? That is patterned after the Knitty Kitty on www.knitty.com, but done in tapestry crochet. This is my first tapestry crochet project, the stitching is tiny, but I'm really liking the results.
I'm also working on putting my package together for my SP7 knitter, what fun!

Monday, January 16, 2006

SP7

Ack, I thought this was posted a few days ago, for some reason it ended up in my draft folder. sorry.

First, I just want to say that I'm very excited to be part of SP7 :) this is my first SP experience and I hope it is a fun one :)

1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer higher quality and/or natural fibers)? Do you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand?
I like the good stuff, but use craft store yarns as well.

2. Do you spin? Crochet?
I also Crochet, I learned to crochet when I was 4 years old and have been doing it for the past 30somthing years :)

3. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
I have a rather nice needle case that my husband bought me for my birthday.

4. How long have you been knitting? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
I have been knitting for 20something years, I'm fairly advanced, however I stick to intermediate projects for the most part.

5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
nope

6. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.)
Cucumber melon or linen.

7. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
ANYTHING chocolate or coffee, combine both and I will love you forever.

8. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do?
I sew, embroider and always willing to try new things :)

9. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)

10. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand?
Not a fan of neon or pastels

11. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
2 kids, girls, one in first grade, the other a toddler, married.

12. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
yes, but not ponchos.

13. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with?
I'm working on a nice scarf for my husband that uses alpaca yarn .. I'm loving how soft it is. I like anything that is soft.

14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
Really, I'll try anything :)

15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s?
Making stuff for my kids, clothes, toys, dolls... etc ..


16. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
Same as q15

17. What are you knitting right now?
Same as q15

18. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
YES! I LOVE handmade things :)

19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles?
Both.

20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
Mostly Bamboo, but it depends on the project.

21. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
nope, I use the back of my chair

22. How did you learn to knit?
From my Irish Grandmother

23. How old is your oldest UFO?
20 years, or more

24. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird?
I love the Pink Panther :)


25. What is your favorite holiday?
May Day

26. Is there anything that you collect?
Yarn, yarn and more yarn .... lol but I like unusual knitting needles as well :)

27. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
Nothing right now

28. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on?
I seem to be making a lot of felted things lately, but anything really, I have never done lace knitting but I'm willing to try anything new.

29. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?
Locker Hooking

30. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
I'm a size 10 womens.

31. When is your birthday? (mm/dd)
Dec. 23