Sunday, May 28, 2006

The OTHER SP Exchange Questions

1. My favorite yarn to knit with is:
Superwash wools

2. I really do not enjoy knitting with:
100% cotton, most acrylics

3. If I had a choice, I would banish this yarn from my LYS:, IMO it gives handspun a REALLY bad reputation. If my publically stating this gets me in trouble, I'll at least have stated my opinion before I die.

4. If I could knit only one more project for the rest of my life, it would be:

5. My favorite flower is:
Lilacs, Lily of the valley, and Iris

6. My current color obsession is:

7. My other interests are:
Spinning, Beading, PMC, Weaving, reading, cooking, and my cats

8. Something I wish I knew more about is:
Pretty much anything, I feel I haven’t learned nearly enough about everything out there.

9. A knitting technique I want to learn is:
Nothing I can think of, since I’ve tried pretty much everything

10. My favorite needles to knit with are:
Addi Turbos, followed by Denices

11. Do you knit socks?
All the time, I only wear hand knit socks

12. Please provide your foot measurements*:
8 ½ size shoe, ankle – 11, foot circ – 9 ½, top of sock to heel bottom – 7, length – 9

13. What was your favorite childhood movie?
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

14. What is one thing in your knitting bag that you can't live without?

15. What is lacking in your notions bag that you really, really want?
More Chibi as I have so many things started I can never find the ones I have.

16. What is currently on the needles at your house?
At the house (As opposed to in the car), The never ending Christening gown (Gotta be finished by June 25th!), Bear rug for my nephew, Angel Island shell for me, and about 50+ other things. (In the car is a pair of socks I just started this weekend)

17. If you could do nothing but knit all day, every day, for the next month (and get paid for it!), what would you knit?
Since I can’t knit for more than 3-4 hours at a shot, I wouldn’t get paid much. But socks. Definitely.

18. Least favorite color(s):
Browns, oranges, and most fall colors

19. Favorite genre of music?
Very eclectic, but new age fits best.

20. Favorite candy or sweet:
Dark chocolate covered candied orange peel

21. What is the most challenging thing you have ever knit?
Lace, and I love it

22. How long have you been knitting?
Since 1992.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Friday Cat Blogging

I present the lazy cat, Brigid
To live such a life as this one does!
(Her pink belly is from the fact she was spayed in late February and the fur is still a might short.)

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

No fur flew!

It's been only four days since the new addition. While there are still rumblings, growls and hisses, I got this shot and didn't hear a thing!

This is Buddy and Brigid.

And my blog is turning into more of a cat blog than anything else! But...she is my new 'baby'.

More "Baby" Pictures

Ok, We've settled on a name: Brigid. And while she's not technically a baby (She's 2 years old) I was holding her like a baby to get these two pictures.


Saturday, May 06, 2006

A new addition

It’s been only a week since I lost Domino and the house has been so empty.

Yeah, I know I have two other cats, and I do love them dearly. But they don’t seem quite enough to fill the hole in my heart. So I decided to start looking for another fur ball.

I have a wonderful friend who works for Animal Friends as an adoption counselor so Robin and I traipsed over to their new facility and looked at cats. We got to see a 1 week old kitten that was rescued; though its mommy is still not trapped (They are trying). We then looked in the cages and rooms to see lots of fluffy cats, shy cats, crazy cats and all sorts of other cats.

Deciding to get to know a couple of them we sat in a room. After meeting a few, we found the one we decided to bring home. We nearly came home with two, but I really liked having three cats, so we’ll see if a two year old can get along with a 19+ and 11 year old.

So I present, Brigit (At least, that’s what we are calling her for now) (Sorry for the lousy pictures)

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Secret Pal 8 Questionnaire

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
I'm primarily a wool/natural fiber person. I'm not fond of most acrylics. And I have to be careful with most cotton as it can hurt my hands. I adore sock yarns and lace weights

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
An antique silverware chest from my maternal grandmother (And in over 50 UFOs)

3. How long have you been knitting? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
Avidly since 1991, I consider myself Advanced.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?

5. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.)
Lilac and Lily of the Valley.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
Sure do. Love good quality, dark chocolate covered orange peel, but I’ll try anything except white chocolate.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?
You name it, I do it. Primarily I knit, weave, bead, spin and work with precious metal clay. But I also do origami, cooking, and most other forms of needlework like crochet, cross stitch, etc.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
I’m very eclectic, but I like new age a lot. My computer/car/mobile sound device can play pretty much anything

9. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand?
Purple. Followed closely by teals, greens, and blues. I don’t do browns/autumn colors.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
Long term live-in SO, and two cats (Just lost one, might get another sometime soon)

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
Sure. More scarves than the others.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
Sock. Hands (Or rather feets) down. :-)

13. What are you knitting right now?
Primarily the never ending Christening gown for my new nephew. And other goodies for him. Also socks. Some sweaters for me. Didn’t I say I had over 50 UFO’s?

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
Addi Turbo circulars, followed by Denise. But I already have 3 sets of those. (See UFO count above)

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
Several of both.

17. How did you learn to knit?
Last time was when I got stubborn and a friend showed me continental. It finally stuck.

18. How old is your oldest UFO?
Older than my oldest cat and she’s over 19.

19. What is your favorite holiday?
None in particular.

20. Is there anything that you collect?
Stoneware pottery

21. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
I keep pretty much on top of new books and patterns, so I don’t really have a waiting list. Though I’d love to know when Myrna Stahlman’s Variations is due out!!!
I have subscriptions to Knitters & Interweave Knits.

22. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?
Dying yarns, I’ll be taking a class on the 11th of May, I hope. (Last one was cancelled)

23. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
Big time. 8 ½ size shoe, ankle – 11, foot circ – 9 ½, top of sock to heel bottom – 7, length – 9

24. When is your birthday? (mm/dd)