Thursday, August 21, 2008

question of the week 10

It has been a while since i posted one of these, just have not gotten around to it.

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

falling for ewe yarn swap

Do you knit or crochet? knit i cannot crochet at all How long have you been at your craft? about 23 years on and off though only really serious in last 5 years
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

sock blank swap

i recieved this wonderful package from KAT. it included the most amazing sock blank dyed with wilton colors and including cowboy hats on it how perfect. also she sent me many other cowboy related items including a handpainted jar filled with cowboy chocolate. she really outdid herself i and i cannot thank her enough.
so KAT from ravelry thankyou. i will look out for you in the future.

Monday, August 4, 2008

crazy week or weeks...

it seems like ti has been ages since i last got 5 mins to post. things have been very hectic with the kids home from school and running here there and everywhere with them.

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