Friday, June 10, 2005

Bad Girls Who Knit

New ring -- too cool. Yes, I joined. Want to know more about it? Go to Gina's blog she's the instigator of this little beauty! She'll be designing a fabulous new button next week.

Not much knitting going on around here. The humidity has made it difficult to pick up the kneeldes. I am finishing up one of those ladder type yarn shawls for one of the ladies at the Elem school. Not my favorite yarn to knit with, but it's not too hot to knit. Also working a beauty of a shawl for the shop. This one is using a yarn from Blue Heron Yarns (cotton/rayon seed) and stranding a Feelin' Fuzzy from Wool in the Woods. Triangular shawl -- too yummy for words!!

Keep'em clickin!!

Thursday, June 09, 2005

SP5 Questionnaire

1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer high- a nd/natural fibers)? Do you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand? Or is it all the same to you?
.......I'm not exactly a yarn snob, I do knit with some Lion Brand yarns like Woolese, and Thick n Quick Chinelle but I do try to avoid Red Heart acrylics. Though I do admit to being drawn to some of the colorways.

2. Do you spin? Crochet?
.......I don't spin though I do try. I do crochet. I learned this art a few years after learning to knit. My aunt who taught me said it the "Hip thing to do" and that with crochet I could make some really "cool" clothes. Thus was born the first of many many granny square ponchos, skirts, beercan hats, and scarves.

3. Do you have any allergies? (smoke, pets, fibers, perfume, etc.)

4. How long have you been knitting?
........Learned from a babysitter when I was 8 years old. A totally wonderful experience for me as the sitter (her name was Donna) had to put my younger brothers to bed to get a calm to teach me. I didn't have any knitting needles but did have a "Kerplunk" game with plastic sticks that I used. Needless to say, it was the end of that game as I went thru many many sticks.

5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
........No, never thought about making one.

6. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.)
-- Lavendar and citrus

7. Do you have a sweet tooth?
-- Absolutely! Classic chocolate freak! Especially dark chocolate.

8. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do?
-- Needle felting is quickly becoming a passion, cooking/baking have always been favorites. And working with beads.

9. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
-- I haven't learned MP3s. I honestly listen to all music except Rap (I just don't get it) and gospel blue grass.

10. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer?
-- I love the whole color spectrum, there are colors I really can't wear but am always happy to work with the color and gift to a friend/loved one.

11. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
-- A most wonderful family situation! We have two chaotic puppy kats and another that lives here part time. The part-timer belongs to my Aunt and Uncle who live next door.

12. What are your life dreams? (really stretching it here, I know)
-- To one day own a successful yarn/music/cafe. But for now I'm happy knitting in other book shops, cafes and working in a yarn shop.

13. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with?
---- wools are my favorite, though I have been known to knit with anything within my grasp.

14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
---- acrylics aren't a favorite but again, if the need arises I'll knit with it.

15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s?
---- I think mittens, wrist warmers and socks.

16. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
---- Anything that will bring a smile to the face of the receipent.

17. What are you knitting right now?
---- CIC socks; SFH; a couple of shawls.

18. What do you think about ponchos?
---- Cute, but not on me.

19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles?
---- I mainly use circulars, the only straights I use are double points. I also teach using circulars.

20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
---- yes.

21. Are you a sock knitter?
---- Absolutely!

22. How did you learn to knit?
-- a babysitter taught me when I was 8.

23. How old is your oldest UFO?
-- hmmmm, lets see I believe the SFH is now about 4 years old but the most current incarmation of it is a year old. It needs sleeves and to have it's steeks (EEK!!)cut.

24. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird?
-- the goldfish in Pinocchio

25. What is your favorite holiday?
-- Halloween, I love making the kids costumes.

26. Is there anything that you collect?
-- Siamese fighting fish. I currently have 5.

27. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
-- None, though I’m still holding out for Piecework. I love the history they present with projects.

28. Any books out there you are dying to get your hands on?
-- No, I'm really lucky to have a great library system and my DH works in Special Orders for Borders so anything I've wanted to read I'm able to get. Spoiled in that respect? You betcha!