Here are my questions for the stitch marker swap....
Do you prefer shorter or more dangling type of markers? I prefer shorter ones... I need to clarify this. I like the dangling ones the best...more than just the rings...I just don't like ones that are L O N G dangles :-)
Is there any kind of markers that you would absolutely NOT want to recieve? No
Colors you like most? Earth tones and pink
Colors you like least? Red
Would you prefer markers for smaller or larger sized needles? The largest needle I have used is a 10 1/2
Do you want your sender to reveil themselves when there shipped or at a later date? and How would you like to find out if at all? I would like to find out...maybe at the end of the swap? But it really doesn't matter to me!
Last weekend my oldest, my youngest and myself went down to the Sacramento area for a little shopping. Once I got there I called DH to let him know we were there and he told me I had gotten something in the mail from Filatis. I told him to open it because I had no idea what it was. It was a gift certificate from my secret pal! How cool is that. Only bad thing is I was going there that day and didn't have it with my to spend! The good news is that you can now purchase my stitch markers there! What a fun and easy way to make a little extra money.
I also knitted up my first Bogga Bag last week. It only took me 3 days and it is so cute! My plan was I was going to give it to my sister for her birthday but now I am not sure. I may have to keep it for myself!
I really haven't been knitting. My project for the last day was this.....
The first picture is what my kitchen walls used to look like (ummm can you say 70's) and the next is what they look like now. 2 layers of wallpaper. I am only going to remove the top layer...I think the next layer has been there since the 50's or 40's and I am not going to mess with it. Once we get the walls repaired and primed we have to decide whether to wallpaper or paint. I think that maybe paint with a wallpaper boarder would be nice. I just have to figure out the best way to remove the glue that the old wallpaper left on the even older wallpaper.....
So this weekend in my small town is "Gold Digger Days" (watch out wealthy old men).... no really that's what it's called. Gold was mined here last century hence the name.
So today is a big parade, and a street dance this evening....there are lots of other activities during the day too. I live right in town and it's driving me nuts. It's not even 9 am and I can hear the whoops and whistles of the many people that later will be very drunk and even LOUDER. It's supposed to be 100 degrees here today, way too hot to enjoy anything that may be fun......to be honest I just want to leave town.
OK enough ranting.
Yesterday on one of my many trips to the kitchen for a tall glass of ice tea, I look out the window and what do I see? 4 teenage girls waling RATS on a leash down the street. RATS! So what did I do? Ran and got the camera and called out to the girls. They were more than happy to come over and show us the rats. You know, they were really cute and soft! Katie and Ben LOVED them. Good thing the girls turned out to be our neighbors.....I'm not ready to have a rat yet :-) I have NEVER seen a rat on a leash before.
Not much done on the knitting front...it's just to darn hot. I did find out that Filati's will carry my stitch markers....HOW COOL IS THAT? I just have to go get a Ca resellers license. I have to research how exactly to do that, I haven't found much help on the web.
On another note, now that I am getting a little more comfortable with HTML I am thinking of starting up a Genealogy web page. Knitting may me a hobby but Genealogy is my passion. I have to look into getting some webspace for it.......
grrr....now the idiot that flies his hanglider that has a engine on it (what are they called) is going back and forth over my house....sounds like a lawn mower in the sky. This will be a long day.
Look what Ms. Snooze made for me. The most beautiful sock yarn! Wonderful brown's, pinks, and a little green. This yarn will be for ME....not sure when I will get to it but it's ALL MINE. Can you believe that she dyed this for my while getting ready for her daughters wedding? What a wonderful lady! There is a beautiful handmade stitch marker with it as well....but I hid it from Katie and now I can't find it!
Mini and I had our own stitch markers swap. I sent her 6 of mine and these are what she sent me. They are beautiful and I can't wait to start something that needs these markers! Thanks Mini.
Sorry this post is so short. I am HOT HOT HOT and the room with the computer in it is in the hottest part of the house. 100 degree heat with no humidity and NO AC is killing me. I may be retreating to my parents house in Sacramento if this keeps up. The kids and I are really crabby...we are just too hot!
Well my Secret Pal hit last week. Things have been so crazy around here that I haven't blogged about it yet. I actually screamed when I opened my box! She sent me UTZ's chips. Ok, you in the north east probably wonder why I would love them so much well, I can't GET them here. My favorite ones in the world are the Grandma Utz chips. I have already eaten half the bag and no I am not sharing. How bad is this? The kids wanted my chips and I said noÂ ..I went to the store and bought them some Ruffles so they would leave mine alone.
She also sent me the book Bags, a Knitters Dozen and 3 skeins of Noro Kureyon color number 150. There are so many bags in that little book that I want to make! I don't know witch one to start first. I also got the cutest little pink flip flop stitch markers. I love them!!! Thanks so much SP.
I also got in my Roving from Mielke's Fiber Arts to make felted soaps. Katie and I made a one last night and I think it turned out all right for our first try. I need to find some different soap to use. Maybe glycerine oval or round ones would work well. I think that when I am in toWednesday I'll have to look for some. Pictures of the soaps to come.
I have been making picture stitch markers also. My Mom saw the ones that I made Catherine and she really liked them. So I made some of the kids for her.I didn't get a picture of them while I had Dad's camera, I'll have to ask him to take a picture so I can post it. I know what I want for Christmas...a camera that has a MACRO MODE! My camera sucks.
I got in my watchmaker tins along with some beautiful beads that I bought on eBay. The stitch marker business is fun. I decided that I would charge 15.00 for a set of 6. I can always lower the price if needed. I think I may charge 10.00 for 6 if I put them on ebay or start an online store. I have to give my cyber friends a break! Starting Wednesday I will have them in one LYS and will be off to talk to another shop!
Lounging on the impatients, On my hand so you can see the pattern
I have been working on my sock pal socks most of the time. It's so hot here and with no AC knitting isn't the first thing that I want to do. But I am turning the heel of the first sock so I am way ahead of the pace that I set for myself.
One of my good friends just found out that she is pregnant with her second child. I am so excited for her and her husband. I didn't know how to knit when she had her first, and this is the first baby expected since I started knitting! I think I will make her a baby blanket, maybe the pinwheel blanket, and some hats and booties. WHOOPPEE I love baby knitting.