Sunday, December 21, 2008
Things here are busy with christmas coming fast. We have lots of snow which always slows things down. skiing has started so time on the weekends is limited though normally to be fair they are home before 12pm and we can get out then.
I have been furiously knitting I really wnat to get Angelina done for christmas i had hoped to wear it to church christmas eve. i have finsihed the body and just have the lace border to do. Bottom edge of lace is done and i have started the collar with just the sleeves to go it might be doable......
Socks have had to take a back burner much to my disgust as they are without doubt my favorite thing to knit and i need some new ones. I have a pair on the needles but have not picked them up in weeks. maybe when angelina is done.
My sipalu bag from knit picks is also almost done i had hoped to get it to mil for christmas but i think now for her brithday in january. i have loved this project and am eager to do another one . not having done any color work before it held lots of challenges but i have loved every minute of this project.
my spinning is going slowly though i did manage to finish spinning the camel and ply it and havenow got it hanging to dry i have 2 smallish skeins probabaly around 250-300 yards though not sure. i really need to get me one of those measurring things. i have asked santa but he does always listen.
we are hoping after the christmas rush has died down to go out and finally clelebrate our getting our green cards it still seems somewhat sureal that we have no longer got anything to worry about and we just have not had time to celebrate. soon i hope. maybe we can even do it in vermont where the family can ski and i can go shopping for yarn and fleece and enjoy some serous knitting time. i am hopingthat soon i will be able to get my traveller wheel so i can also take that but maybe not for this first trip. we shall seee.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Do you knit or crochet, or both? How long have you been at the craft? i knit only and have been on and off for 23 years though it has become a serious obssesion during the last 3 years
Do you spin? yes i got my first wheel this year i can also drop
What yarns/fibers are your favorites? i love anything natural and soft and for fiber i love the exotics recently got to work with some camel. i love bamboo and silk and anything a little different but really i just the love the chance to knit or spin
What yarns/fibers do you not like? cheap chain store acrylics
What yarns/fibers would you like to try but haven’t? there is always something new to try so no real desires
What are your favorite colors? Colors that you don’t like? no real hates though bright orange or yellow would not really be me unless i could make socks with it then it odes not seem to matter what color
What are your favorite types of projects to knit/crochet? socks socks socks. though recently i have been on a color work kick
What are you currently working on? i currently have on my needles, the SIPALU bag from knit picks and the ANGELINA jacket from whitelies designs for me and i have a pair of socks going in the car
What is your favorite FO? (Please post a picture if you have one.) not sure though i did just finish an adorable sweater for my youngest daughter in 2 colors of bunny hop
Are there any techniques that you want to learn? steeking i guess is next scary but maybe nessacary and entrelac. i have seen some great work done wiht it never had a go though
Do you have a yarn winder and/or swift? yarn winder but no swift yet
How do you store your needles/hooks? does down the side of the couch count. no really i have a boy scout popcorn tin for straights and an old wash bag for circs
Do you collect anything? besides yarn. girl scout things and smores characters you know the marshmallow treat and anything to do with cowboys
Do you like sweets? yep i have bad sweet tooth. i love gummi candies sweedish fish and bears being favs
What are your favorite scents? vanilla and cookies
Are you having a birthday during this swap? nope
Do you have any online wish lists? (Amazon, Loopy Ewe, etc.) Please include a link for your pal.
What is your living situation (Are you married? Do you have kids, pets, or both?) married with 3 kids daughter 12 son 8 and adaughter 20 months
Are you allergic to anything? nuts and housework
Is there anything else that you would like your pal to know? originally from england and now living in the us, in fact just yesterday got my green card approval to stay.
i am a girl scout leader and love it
i am a die hard country music fan and love cowboys
a really great movie for adults and teens alike. bring on number 2. soon i hope please please please............
Monday, November 24, 2008
I am not sure i am looking forward to any holiday projects but i currently have one on the go. I am currently knitting the knit picks sipalu bag for my mil. It is going very well and i am really enjoying it. I have never done any color work before and this was quite a project to tackle first time out. I am about 2/3rds of the way throught this project and hope????? to have it done in time to send home for christmas. I cannot wai to do another.
I also have a huge project on the go for me. I am knitting the white lie vintage bed jacket for me. I have around 16 inches done so far and have gotten thesleeves cast on (it is all knit in one peice) and now have to go 141/5 inches from cast on for sleeves then i will split for fronts. It is just miles and miles of 2 by 2 rib. not hard just tedious.
thanks giving is coming fast and lots still needs to be done for me to get my dream vacation. no housework in case you did not know. i want to be able to sit and knit and hopefullly spin some without havingt o keep thinking i need to get up and do laundry or vacum..... most of the family will be out skiing and the baby and me will be all alone and quiet. she is so good when i want to do things if you feed her and spend time with her in the morning she will sleep for a couple of hours in the afternoon or we will watcha movie and she will sit next to me and just enjoy being together, nothing like it. sometime i dont even knit i just sit with her and enjoy her company she is a wonderful companion.
off to bed now not feeling great this cold has kicked my butt this time
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
THe book Memoirs of a Geisha. This was a very cool read. It never slowed down, it was nto at all what i thought and i find it very hard to believe that it was anovel and not someones biography. It was awesome. i loved it and will definately read over and over again. after i have passed it to some friends who should read it.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Cut our loses and leave at the end of visa time.
or apply for an extension which we may or not be granted as we have already had one.
we decided to re apply for an extension and see what happened. And luck was on our side .
Thursday evening we were told by the lawyers that the approval had gone through. We could stay for another year and hope that in that time we could get our green card sorted out.
so Y'all are stuck with me at least for another year. Apart from having to go out of the country and get things done it is all good.
as for other things going on a very sad event occured in our church this week. Not only did we loose our pastors wife in july to a car accident and having rocked the community we seemed to be getting back on track. But this week a very prominent member of our church took his own life in our pastors office, his wife who is the secretary of our church was unfortunately the person who had to find him. He is well loved and will be greatly missed in our small community.
he leaves behind two great kids and a wife, long with countless family memebers and friends who will miss him a lot.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
d from her 7 yes count them 7 balls of lovely yarns my daughter really wants me to make her some fingerless mitts from the pink and blue.
2 great mags, a needle case so i no longer have to stuff them down the side of the couch...
some glorious things for my hand s which now the weather has changed are always dry and sore i hope to find some time to use the kit today. candles and bath things and a book on gifts in a jar.
a perfect package for me she obviously stalked me well.
onto other things i go to go to RHINEBECK this week, first time and i was not dissapointed. so much yarny goodness all in one place very hard not to drool. i was very restarined and did not go nuts thoguh i very easily could have. i bought roving in various colors and fibers which i cannot wait to spin. i am nearly done with the camel and merino i bought at soar it is so soft and a joy to spin, like butter. i also bought some lornas laces sock in a lovely dessert color pallete kind of like icecream. a mug just for me and many othe rthings. we had an absolute blast up there and are saving hard to go again next year. cannot wait. having not been to any fiber related festivals before the last month has really opened my eyes to what is out there and what can be done.
i saw an amazing shrug that i left the satll saying i just had to have, unfortunately her shipment of kits did not come to usa with her bad planning i think, however she said email me and i will be only to happy to send one out. so monday i emaila dn get a rapid response, she is willing to mail me a kit at the cost of $200 dollars plus $40 s&h and maryland tax at 6% i only wanted the pattern but alas she will nto sell me just that. ihad hoped to spin the yarn from things i have here and go from there. oh well i will keep searching and find the perfect one.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Being from England I can honestly say no I do not like americas version of football. I do however love english football or soccer if you want to call it that. Manchester United was my team and we watch whenever we can. Not often as fox soccer channel does not show it to much, hey ho.
I have tried to like american football but to no avail. It comes accross as a very broing game with not alot of ongoing action. I like my sports a little faster in pace. And what i ask is the point of not wearing shorts it is the reason many women love to watch socccer the chance to see fit me in tight short shorts.....
Thursday, October 2, 2008
As I am off to the market at the spin off retreat. I finally found some help with my spinning from a fantastic lady near me her name was Tricia. She not only managed to get me going with it but gave me loads of great advice and helpful tips. She also told me about SOAR whilst i am to late to sign up for classes they do have a market open to the public and she thought it would be great fro me to go and see whats out there. So that is what I am doing today. I am looking forward to it very much as I missed the last fiber festival i wanted to attend as my mom was here from England.
Will post details later
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
i saw a very cute pattern for felted slippers, i have done some felting before have really enjoyed it. I hope to be able to get lys this week, i have a coupon for my birthday, i like the colors that cascade 220 comes in hope to be able to start them soon. especially as i woke up this morning and it is freezing here even the kids were complaining.
and of course way more socks. and who can resist something beautiful and very luxurious for my baby daughter
Monday, September 8, 2008
I love the falling leaves and the many colors they come in. I have not seen colors like we get here in the poconos anywhere else.
i Love crisp mornings and evenings and finaly being able to be outside without dying from humidity. clear air is a wonderful thing.
But most of all i like to be able to cook some more hearty and warming meals, soups and stews and the change in vegetables is wonderful.
anyway with regards my knitting i have done exactly none. I did finally get caitlins halter top off the needles and she loves it, i am not sure about it but she is happy so I guess thats all that matters.
I also got around to finishing the toes on the THree Irish Girls sock yarn I got for julys club. Nice to work with with and I am thrilled with the finished results.
The rest of my life is in caos so not alot else to tell.
will try and find something exciting soon.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
but here is this weeks. What Olympic event would best describe you knitting/knitting style?
hmmm!!! a tough one. i think because of it ups and owns it would have to be the hurdles. the hurdles my knitting has to over come is shear lack of time. I wish it could be th emarothon but to no avail. hurdles it is.......
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Do you spin? yes i drop spindle and have just bought my very first wheel and when i can get anytime without the kids am going to give it a whirl
Are there any other crafts that you participate in? lots have tried nearly everything. i love to cross stitch and i recently started a card class but mostly cos i do not have to buy everything and fil up yet more space in my house
What are your favorite yarns/fibers? i love to use soft natural fibers and have been lucky enough recently to get the chance to try some very exotic things
What are your LEAST favorite yarns/fibers? hard scratchy acrylics
Are there any types/brands of yarn that you are dying to work with but haven’t gotten a chance? would love to try milk yarn and anything else unusual
What are your favorite types of projects to knit/crochet? socks socks socks. i love them
What are you currently working on? a pair of socks from a sock club i belong to and a halter top for my daughter Anything you plan to start this autumn? i have a really little girl and she will need pretty things for the winter and socks socks socks and maybe some mittens
What is your favorite FO? (Please, post a picture if you would like.) hard to say i really enjoy it all
What is your oldest UFO? halter top for dauhter it has been a real trial of patience
Are their any knitting/crochet techniques that you would like to learn? steeking i guess is on the list and would love to work a little more with color
Are you a sock knitter? yes. and i guess i would be a large ladiesWhat are your foot measurements?
Do you have a yarn winder and/or a swift? a winder but not a swift it is on my list of things to get but have not done yet
Where/how to you keep you needles/hooks? everywhere. but i do have an old popcorn can
Do you collect anything? anything to do with girl scouts and smores
What is your favorite type of music? Are you MP3 ready? country and i have an ipod and an mp3
Do you like sweets? What are your favorites? all of them except cinammon. i wspecially like gummies
What is your living situation like? Any pets? Children? 3 kids 12 7 and 18months 2 dogs and a parrot and a rabbit oh and a husband of 16 years
Are you allergic to anything? nuts
Do you have an online wish list (Amazon, Etsy, Loopy Ewe, etc.)? Please include links for your swap pal. yes an i will post it when i get a chance
Are you having a birthday during this swap? yes september 27th
What is your Ravelry ID? scoutleader425
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
My sister in law is arriving in 3 short weeks and we are trying to get the house to some level of cleanliness and tidyness!!! After rachel is here we have 3 days to get it back togehter before my mom and sister come for 3 weeks yes you read that right.
My knitting has definately taken a back seat to all of this as i cannot knit and drive, must find a way to do that and i also cannot knit and paint dinning rooms again working on finding a way. every time i sit down to try someone needs something doing or wanting. hey ho it will happen eventually i guess.
a couple of weeks ago i got a real bargin and found in a local antiques barn ( more like an old shed filled with junk) an ashford spinning hweel in need of a little tlc. She needed a brake band, a drive band and a little piece of leather to make the peddle go up and down. and that was it she was mine with no haggling over price for $50. I ahve ordered the things she needs and hope they will be in the mail this week. I am very excited to give her a whirl have never done it before and cannot wait. I am heading to the Endless Mountains fiber festival the first week in september and hopeto buy some lovely roving or may be even raw fleece to spin. I have enough to be practcing with for now.
I recieved my yarn from the first shipment of the Three Irish Girls yarn club. I chose the handpainted option of Lady Slipper it is a lovely combination of pinks purples and greeens witha litttle brown aswell. I loved the pattern called POPSICLE and am about half way down the leg part. pictures to follow.
I also bought a month from the Sock Cinema club and this morning recieved A FEW GOOD MEN. it is a really interesting combo of gold dark blue and white it looks like marine dress uniform, what more could a girl ask for, the chance to dream marine whilst knitting!!!! It also cam with a great sock project bag and some delicious candy. I am going to order next months this afternoon. I think next months is GONE WITH THE WIND another favorite for me.
After a disaster dyeing my sock blank for the ravelry sock blank swap, i finally got mine out int he mail this week past. I really hope my partner likes it i was pleased with the result it had many different red hues with green running through it to.
must dash for now lots to do but will post pics later today when i get a few more mins. Who am i kidding not going to happen maybe tomorow
Thursday, July 10, 2008
OMG my BFF totally spoiled me. sorry to much time with small children. but wow my partner spoiled me rotten this month. as you can see from the picture which really does not do it all justice she went way over board.
she really found out things about me . she sent me a book from my amazon wishlist the "sleeping beauty proposal". a lovely margarita lip balm and some very pretty stitch markers with margarita glasses
some baby boo in the most gorgeous shade called apples and berries which is defiantely going tomake socks for me just me and noone else. a skein of the softest yarn it is niji and a blend of bison cahmere and silk. she sent me some hand made wine glass fipflops which are really cute.
a wonderful kit from buffalo gold, bison yarn to make a double moss stitch scarf. a a drop spindle kit. i ahd bought one recently and did not get on well with it made from a door knob and dowel despite trying many time it was not for me. however this one is great i love the weight and have been successful with it nearly from the start.
so to tangled yarns thankyou a wonderful package and thansk really is not enough.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
i did get her new socks finished for her to take with her and i am so pleased at how they came out. the colors were amazing and she is so proud to have some socks made from yarn she dyed herself. pics to follow when i can find the camera.
on tuesday i cast on what lucas is calling his llama socks. made from handspun yarn i got at the alpaca farm for my llama obssesed 7 year old. they are knitting up very fast and should be done later tonight i hope. fawn in color they are thick and chunky which is what he wanted for when he gets out of the bath in the winter, it gets very cold here. he thinks he is going to wear them now i think not as he will slowly roast from the feet up... i also should have enough left over to knit him some mittens for winter which he likes.
as for what is next i can honestly say i do not know i have some really nice yarns that i have either picked out at lys or been sent and have so many things running through my head i am unsure which to pick so i will have to sit down with yarn and have a talk with it to see where it wants to go!!!!!
the drop spindle i bought is proving to be fun if not very succesful i cant seemt o egt very even yarn and think maybe i am doing something wrong but with no one to ask or go to for help i have to keep trying on my own. i am really keen to get this going as i do really enjoy it. i am hoping to be able to get good enough to persuade hubby for a wheel. i love how the rovong feels in hands as it turns to yarn. i think though not sure why that there is too much twist in the yarn i am making though if i do not keep spindle moving it seems unravel and then it is very uneven. will persavere and hope that what people keep telling me is true. i ahve been told at least 4 times that one day sit seems really ahrd and you think you are never going to get it and th next it clicks and you are off. i hope this holds and my day is coming soon.
Friday, June 27, 2008
That is the question as for the answer hmmmmm!!!
are you nuts there is no amount perfect enough for the yummy, smooshy, silky, handpainted, handspun, natural, thing call yarn.. I love it and there will never be enough for me. variety is the spice of life and I want as much variety as i can find.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
simon has gone into work today in an effort to get alot done and so that he can have monday off. the weather looked better for monday and we wanted to take the kids out for the day and do something fun. so it seemed like a good idea. However it is raining and the children want to go out and play and they cannot so we are all in the house and i cannot get anything done. be it housework or knitting. maybe later.
yesterday we ordered the stone for the new patio and i cannot wait to get it down now it is going to look great. i can really see it taking shape now and have lots of plans for the space. we are thinking about lighting and furniture and i am still hoping we can do the fireplace thing.
my knitting this week has been fairly sporadic as it is the first week the kids have been home. i did go to the sit and knit this week at my lys. Mountain knits and pearls. it was busy with 12 ladies and one gentleman there but lots of fun a very diverse group. i wish i could go a little more often but with scouts and karate time is not on my side.
however whilst i was there i happened to metion to the lady sat to my right that i had seen a site for locally grown alpaca yarn about a mile from where i live. yes i confess i had no idea and we have been here 6 years. anyway she knew all about the place and also happened to metion that they are a CSA. ever since we have been here i had hoped to be able to join a box vegetable scheme but have never found one. so i called and went down and to my huge surprise they are a fanstic group where once a week i can go down and pick out locally grown organic vegetables for next to no money. AND the best part is they have this fantastic selection of alpaca yarn.
the really great thing about the whole experience though was lucas my 7 year old son has been in love with lamas for the longest time and the look on his face when he got to be up close and very personla with 25 alpacas was priceless. he has talked about nothing else since we went down. makes being the mother of a 7 yeard old boy all worth it. he cannot wait to go back.
any way the lure of the laundry is too much and i must now leave. hopefully it will stop raining and the kids can go out to play, the baby will nap and i can try and finish this pair of socks i have got 3 inches left to do.
well a girl can dream.!!!!!!!
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? I like natural fibers and love to try new ones but for me it has to be about how it feels , soft iis very important and you can find that feeling in many man made fibers also
What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? I hate " red heart super saver yarn" other than that just really scratchy things are not for me.
2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? I currently have all my straight needles in a boy scout pop corn can and my dpns and circs in a dmc bow holder made for cross stitch threads
3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? I have been knitting for 23 years and my Great Aunt taught me. No television and i used to spend the whole summer with her boredom would set in fast so she taught me to knit so i would not be bored all the time
Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? I would consider my self to be advanced intermediate and not afrid to try something new and not afraid to admit i don't know
4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? yes http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2Y1FVT3ENSANA/ref=lst_llp_wl-go
5. What's your favorite scent? vanilla
6. Do you have a sweet tooth? unfortunatley Favorite candy? chocloate or gummy candy especially the little bears. no cinnamon though
7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? I have tried most things every thing from jewlery and cross stitch to soap making and wood burning i have not really found anything i do not like
Do you spin? no but i think if i could find some materiald i would give it a go
8. What kind of music do you like? country and some rock
Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) yes
9. What's your favorite color(s)? like most colors though i tend to steer away from brown and dirty greens Any colors you just can't stand? not really
10. What is your family situation?i am very happily married with 3 ( wow is it really that many) kids 2 girls and one boy my oldest is 12 and my youngest is 16 months
Do you have any pets? yes but if you want them they are yours...... no seriously i have 2 dogs and a rabbit and a parrot
11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? yes it gets really cold here
12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? socks and pretty things for my girls to wear
13. What are you knitting right now? I currently have a purple pair of socks on the go and nearly finished and a lace scarf that i hand dyed the yarn for
14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? yes i love it when someone takes time out of their busy day to make something just for me
15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? either is good though i lean toward cirulars Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? given the choice bamboo though i have both plastic and metal aswell
16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? nope trying to talk hubby into making one for me 17. How old is your oldest UFO? not really sure i do not have many
18. What is your favorite holiday? christmas
19. Is there anything that you collect? i collect all things smore's you know the girl scout marshmallow snack. i alos collect anything to do with girl scouts, patches pins books etc
20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? all of them.......
What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? I do not have nay i like to go to the book store each month and get tehm that and this gives me an excuse to buy more books to read
21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? i plan to get learning the magic loop technique. i have the book the needles and the yarn just need to finish current pair of socks before i start
22. Are you a sock knitter? yes yes yes i love th elittle things cannot get enough. love that tehy fit in my purse though i do not have a nice ltittle project bag for them. love that i can get it out and do it standing up to.
What are your foot measurements? i wear a size 10 shoe
23. When is your birthday? september 27th 1974
24. Are you on Ravelry? If so, what's your ID? scoutleader425 i am a fairly ne memebr in the last 2 weeks.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
As for knitting did not get much more than about 6 rows done all weekend every time i would get it out someone needed me for something.
I did get a new pair of socks on the needles last tuesday, I recieved some new yarn from a swap partner called "Maisy" in purple and could not wait to start with it. I have tried out a new pattern with lacey tops and have to say was nervous starting but once it got going i loved it and will be sure to use pattern again. I also plan on getting many more colors of this yarn it is lovely to work with
This week once they are done i plan to master the Magic loop thing of doing 2 socks at one time but on a large circular needle instead of the 2 smaller ones i use right now. caitlin dyed her own yarn and it came out so pretty so yarn is balled and ready i have the book and the needle so i'm all set just need to finish the others.
I also took the time to go to the sit and knit session at my lys and it was fun lots of freindly people and i cannot wait to go back. There was coffee always a great thing especially after along day and plenty of like minded people. I cannot unfortunately go again for 2 weeks as i have a school meeting tonite and next week a service team plan of work meeting but the 17th i shall be back. I am hoping to meet some of the people I have been talking with on Ravelry so taht will be fun.
But for now back to the socks just about 3 inches to go very exciting Caitlin cannot wait to wear them
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
1.Do you knit or crochet? I am a knittter
How long have you been at your craft? since i was 12
Do you spin? not yet though i am interested to learn
What are your favorite yarns/fibers? I love most fibers particularly naturals any thing soft and yummy and i knit socks so sock yarns are my new favorite thing
What are your least favorite yarns/fibers? Red heart super saver nasty acrylic. and other brands of nasty acrlyic.
What are your favorite colors? no real favorites i like them all
What are your least favorite colors?
Are there any yarns/brands that you are dying to work with but never have? i have not yet had the chance to work with silk or some of the other exotic yarns such as civet or bison though would love the chance to try.
What is/are your favorite types of projects to knit/crochet? I like to knit for my children especially the girls. I love to make socks. and have done purses and shawls and enjoyed . i have not done anything for myself in a long time and may start something for me this summer. i really have no interest in home accents
What are you currently working on? I am currently working on some socks for my oldestdaughter to take to girl scout camp . along witha shawl from mohair that i dyed myself
Anything you plan to work on this summer? I am going to try toe socks and may be cast on something for myself a tank top perhaps
What is your favorite FO? I think my favoriet fnisished obect would be a baby shrug i just recently finished in pink and lavender it came out really well and she loves it.(Post a pic if you would like.)
What is your oldest UFO? I cannot think of one right now
Are there any techniques that you want to learn? I would like to master the art of intarsia and also maybe some norweigian color work
Are you on Ravlery? wohoo i just gfot my ravelry invite my new ravelry id is scoutleader425
Are you a sock knitter? Yes yes yes i love them especially since learning to do two at once
What are your foot measurements? I wear a size 10 shoe and do not have slender ankles though they are not huge either.....!!!
Do you collect anything? I collect anything to do with smore's you know the girl scout chocolate marshmallow snack and i love to find girl scout patches old or new from anywhere they are fascinating and so varied from state to state and of course country to country. It is always fun to show my girls the patches and pins i have collected and been sent by kind soles
i also collect and love anything to do with cowboys. not the football team the real deal.. guys in tight levis boots and hats. i have a passion for the PBR and the PRCA and have attended many rodeos. yes we have them in PA.
Do you have a yarn winder and/or swift? no but i am thinking of getting one especially now that i have learned to dye own yarn
Do you love sweets? Unfortunatley yes and as for favorite so long as no cinnamon is anywhere near it i will love it
What are your favorites? gummy bears
What are your favorite scents? vanilla and fruits and some light florals
Where do you keep your needles/hooks? i have an old boy scout popcorn can where i try to keep long needles the dpn's and circ's i keep in a cross stitch bow holder pouch right now but there are some down the side of the couch to i expect!!
Do you have a wishlist (Amazon, Etsy, etc?) yes http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2Y1FVT3ENSANA/ref=lst_llp_wl-go
Having a birthday this summer? yes end of september god forbid i am going to be 34 this year when did that happen
Are you allergic to anything??? yes i am allergic to pine nuts oh and housework!!! Please let your pal know!
any way here is my questionnaire for this swap
I have always love hand dyed yarn and recently I have been wanting to have a go. so whilst I was in my LYS I bought a kit called culinary creations a small box and big price tag $45 but it cam with all the dyes and some beautiful mohair lace weight yarn a pattern and all instructions. So yeaterday afternoon I set out to dye. This morning after it is all dried and unwrapped it looks amazing and I want to do more.....
I have wound into a ball and cannot wait to start on the pattern for the shawl that comes witht the kit. hopefully my next dyeing challenge will be some sock yarn
Monday, May 12, 2008
I am this year proud
to say I am the leader of Girl Scout troop 425.
Monday, April 14, 2008
I have just signed up for "Pay It Forward" onhttp://gardenyarns.blogspot.com/.It sounds like alot of fun Here's how the program works:1. You must promise to send some type of handmade gift to the first3 people who leave a comment on your blog requesting to join thisPIF exchange.2. The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog. If you want to join just leave a comment and the first three will be on my PIF list. Then post it to yours so you can return the favor.3. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days,that is my promise!
Posted by kristie at 4:44 PM 2 comments
Many things going on right now mostly Girl Scout realted. final few troop meetings, getting ready for our ceremony, I think i finaly have all the plans laid out. Invites will go in the mail this week. I have the park booked and the pavilion. I have to get all the candles and decorations yet but still have a while to go. Some thoughts buzzing around about table centers but nothing definate yet. will work on that.
May 3rd the day before our ceremony is going to be fun i think. Me, Dawn and Mickey are traveling to Bloomsburg for the anual meeting. That should not take too long and then we get to spend the day looking at all the booths and vendors taht are attending. we are taking Caitlin and Brittany. Should be good.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
The others head out again and I take Lucas and Charlotte out on some makeshift sleds. I turn a laundry basket into the perfect sled for Charlie and lucas gets the good old tea tray. He is not hrilled with this idea but we go out. We find a small but fun hill and he has the best time charlie enjoying her ride to and eating as much snow as she can grab along the way.
Home for a trip out to local shops to see what we can find for dinner and come across some lovely local treats. and some surprises. Barbecue ribs to die for lobster bisque and crab cakes. MMMMMMMM!!!! kids find some lovely things they like to. We all have fun night. More skiing follows the next day and lucas does much better with all of the prviuos snow having been groomed in and new layer of 6 inches they all have a good day. Me and cahrli pack up and we swim before we head for the long drive home.
All in all a great weekend had by all and a nice break for me some time time to relax and not do anything much.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Valentines so far has been a bit of a blur....
I was woken up to the telephone only to find it was the delivery driver for the gym equipment ny DH issists is going to make us both thinner???? The driver tells me we will be there is an hour maybe an hour and 15 mins and so I am frantically trying to clean enough space for him to put it down in my bedroom when 20 mins after phone call they are here. Must be man minutes!!!! However they cannot get it up the stirs despite the fact we paid extra for their silver delivery package so they would. Eventually they take it in pieces, well at least they take the big bits and leave me all the rest to do after they have gone. Good job we did not pay for the bronze package they awould have left it at the top of the drive.....!
The children had a 2 hour delay for school today teachers much not have had enought ime off due to the very few inches we got on tuesday. We had a half day tuesday, all day wednesday off and a 2 hour delay this morning. I know we live in a rural mountain area but really seems excessive. Anyhow complaining over.
Yesterday I got 3 packages in the mail, a nice surprise. Everything from great mags and coffee to some beautiful yarn and a good book. Loads of fun cannot wait to have a few mins to sit down and enjoy.
I cannot belive that tomorow my Beautiful daughter Charlottte is turning one. She has been such a great additon to the family. It really seems like we have always had her. But I don't feel like we have had her a year, does not seem long ago I had just found out I was pregnant with her. Oh the surpise!!!!! Still I guess tooooooo many margaritas will do that to you...
My other beautiful daughter Caitlin is growing up before my eyes at 12 now she is growing into a young lady. With all the hormones to go with. When she is not a moody teen she is lovely. She is smart and funny and very creative. I spent some time this weekend making Dotte dolls for my Girls Scout troop and with no instruction she jumped right in and made one of her own. I had left all the stuff out as I had not quite finished and I find her making valentine stuffies. No pattern jsut having fun and creating. Sometimes I think they need to do more of that and have at the craft supplies who knows what they will do.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Mercifully she was great no problems on the flight and she behaved like the perfect princess she is. Grandma loved her and got to spend some quality time with both her and me. My brother and his new wife came on sunday for family lunch and we had alot of fun. I have not seen him in so long and I had never met his wife sarah.
My sister Sarah ( not the same one) is now 18 I cannot believe it when I left home she was just 3 and at preschool now whe is off to university and doing so well I am really proud of her she has accomplished so much and looks to have a great future ahead of her. For her birthday hubby and I gave her enough money for a flight to the US. This I think she is planning on using in October to come and stay for 3 weeks I cannot wait to show her around and introduce her to all the things I love about living this side of the pond.
However all said and done it is great to be home. I really missed Simon and the kids and confess to shedding some tears at the airport when I saw them waiting for me and Charlotte. We do not spend alot of time with me away so it always seems hard. I could have done without the hassel at the aiport, having to wait 20 mins for the airtrain to be told it was shut down and then having to walk from one terminal to the next cos my flight had come it at a different one than perviously scheduled. As we were walking in 17' weather to the next terminal the airtrain sailed by ARRRRRRGH!! and then to find that the elevators to take you from the next terminal out to the parking lot not working either was very frustrating. But being home in my own bed ( with clean sheets (yep he did laundry whilst I was away) was the best feeling. Dinner with the kids and then sleep I was a happy woman.
But no rest for the wicked tuesday brings with it school buses and activities and Simon back to work. And unfortunately a sad event. A funeral. One of my Best friends Mom passed away on thursday night whilst I was away and we had the srvice on tuesday. Viewing at one and then service at 2pm it was good to get the chance to say goodbye though I would have been very sad had I missed this.
The girl scouts all came together for this as Beatrice had been a big part of that. Every member of the service team turned out and all in uniform and so many other leaders either came or dropped off food it was very touching to know that we could pull it out and make Mickey proud.
A sad day and BEATRICE MACKAY will be sorley missed.
On a happier note I got a parcel from the crochetaholics swap yesterday and will post about it later. It always makes me smile when something in the mail that does not cost me anything to open....
Thursday, January 24, 2008
It sounds like alot of fun Here's how the program works
:1. You must promise to send some type of handmade gift to the first3 people who leave a comment on your blog requesting to join thisPIF exchange.
2. The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog. If you want to join just leave a comment and the first three will be on my PIF list. Then post it to yours so you can return the favor.
3. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days,that is my promise!
Friday, January 4, 2008
I used this tuorial to make dish towel toe bag for the Tote bag with goodies swap. very easy and have since made one for each of the kids. One has their music books in it. the other some lego he has to take to Girl Scouts each week ( yes he loves that, NOT!!)
It was not easy to find dishtowels big enough where I live I guess all the people who live in the boondocks only have small dishes....
I managed to find these in a Linens and Things, as a pack of 6 all with the same colors but different designs.
now just the goodies to put in it. might go shopping for that later today
Hope that Paige enjoys them as much as I enjoyed making them.