Sunday, August 19, 2007

SP11 is here!

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? Humm, well, I like to knit with wool of course. I am not really into novelty yarns or any yarns that are "fuzzy" such as mohair. I don't like cotton because it hurts my hands, but I do use it to knit dishcloths.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? I have a needle case for my DPN's, but nothing for my straights. My circulars are stored 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? I have been knitting for about 3 years now. My Mother, who learned when she was a child, taught me to knit. It's hard for me to say what level I am. I can knit lace very well, but a sweater scares me.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? I do. I'll have to update it. Its an amazon one and I will link to it when I update.

5. What's your favorite scent? I love cooking smells. Pumpkin pie or coffee candles.....smells like that.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? A BIG one. I love Tootsie Rolls....but really any chocolate makes me happy!

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin? I cross stitch and would really like to learn to do more beading. I don;t spin.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) I listen to everything, but mostly pop and country.

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand? I love soft pinks and soft yellows. Also earth tones are nice. The only color I don;t like is Christmas Red!

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? I am married and have 3 kids ages 6, 4, and 2. We just got a cat last week named Peaches.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? Scarves, Hats and Mittens, Yes. Poncho's, no.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? I love to knit socks, and hats are fun too :-)

13. What are you knitting right now? A blanket for my FIL, socks for me, a tank top, and a couple of dishcloths.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? Of course.

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? I like DPN's for socks. I just got some Knitpicks DPN's and I am in LOVE with them. Both circular and straights have their place. As well, metal and bamboo have their place.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? Yes to both.

17. How old is your oldest UFO? hummmm, a year or two

18. What is your favorite holiday? Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's my favorite time of year!!!

19. Is there anything that you collect? COWS!!!! I love cows. I am also slowly collecting Noro Kureon for a Lizard Ridge blanket

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 would love the KnitPicks Options circular needles. I have been dropping hints for Christmas. They also have a sock set that I would like.

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? I would like to do colorwork

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements? Yup! I wear a 7.5 ladies shoe

23. When is your birthday? Jan 8th

24. Are you on Ravelry? If so, what's your ID? I am and it is KnitWitMomma

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

So, So, Busy!

I owe you a FO picture! Here it is.....

Dublin Bay Socks
Knit With Koigu
Made For Mom

This was a fun pattern to do. I changed it up some by decreasing the number of stitches that I started out with. I wanted to use a size 2 needle and I always cast on 64 stitches for my socks. I did a little math and Voila :-) Mom seems to like them so I'm happy.

I have been working on the newest round of Secret Pal and it has taken up a lot of my time. Not to mention that school started on Monday for my first grader, and now my middle guy is in preschool. I didn't think it would be as hard as it was to send him off for his first day..... I was a bit teary eyed the whole time he was gone.

I have some great pictures of our trip to Monterey and the beach last week...but I can't for the life of me find my camera cord. I also have pictures of our newest addition to the family.... a sweet cat named Peaches. Peaches is all black. The name cracks me up.

I have SP matches to get out, a order to fill, and soccer camp for Ben tonight.... I am tired already!!!!

***Just want to say Hi to the reader that I have from my town. My Handy Dandy Stat Counter tells me I have someone in my town reading my Hi :-)***