Sunday, December 21, 2008

long time no post

It seems like ages since i last posted.

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

warming ewe up swap questionnaire

Swap Q&A
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

great movie

I took my oldest daughter to see the new Twilight movie saturday. I had hoped to see Bolt but got dragged to this instead. I have not read the Stephanie Meyer books and had no interest in them. But WOW I loved the movie and want to go see it again. I have not see sucha good movie in a long time. Had no real expectations but this succeeded in holding my interest and my breath for the whole time. It was great. I cannot wait to read the books now guess i should ahve done that first but oh well.

a really great movie for adults and teens alike. bring on number 2. soon i hope please please please............