Saturday, May 31, 2008

I have found it!

The Project that will make me learn all about crochet, I must make this! It is so cute. Now I just need to figure out the pattern. The Strawberry is even cuter -- scroll down a little -- and I can envision those for little girly purses! So I am off, to crochet! Ack! I think I will use a little acrylic for this, I need to use up some from the stash anyway!

Secret Pal 12 Questionnaire!

Secret Pal is starting again! I have been wanting to be in a secret pal swap for ever, but, I always miss the sign ups! I found them in time this time! Yeah! So here is the questionnaire!

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
I love to knit with natural fibers, cotton, wool, silk, bamboo, etc! I do not like anything that is novelty.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
My straight needles are in a pillar candle holder, my DPN's are in a roll up fabric holder and my circulars are in a thing that hangs on a hanger on the back of my door. I do not use DPN's very often at all, in fact I cannot think of a time in the last few months I have used them since I figured out magic loop!

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? A friend taught me to knit the knit and purl stitches and then I learned the rest through trial and error and from books. Recently I taught myself to knit the continental way of knitting. I have been knitting for about 5 years and I would say I am intermediate/advanced. I can do all the fancy stuff -- it just takes me way longer to do it!

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? I do have an Amazon Wish List Here.

5. What's your favorite scent? Vanilla

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? Yes, a big one. I love chocolate, especially mint chocolate or anything with almonds!

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin? I like to scrapbook, papercraft, sew, quilt etc! I have tried most everything, except spinning, I am afraid of the spinning.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) I like most kinds of music and I do have the ability to play MP3's. My genre I buy from most on iTunes is called Post-Grunge.

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand? I love black, Pink and Red. I do not like Orange at all or neon colors.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? I am married, have 2 kiddos ages 6 and 7. I do not have any pets.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? I wear scarves hats and Mittens, not Ponchos.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? I love to knit anything with cables and I am learning to love lace. Socks are fun, but I only knit from the toe up!

13. What are you knitting right now? I have a Candle Flame Scarf and a pair of socks for Hannah OTN.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? yes, handmade gifts that are made for me are fun to get!

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? I use straight bamboo needles for dishcloths and other small items, and I use Addi Turbo Circular Needles for everything else. I do not use DPN's.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? Yes, I do!

17. How old is your oldest UFO? I think I have been working on the candle flame scarf for several months, I just keep putting it down for other stuff!

18. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas

19. Is there anything that you collect? Yarn, seriously, I have yarn I will never knit with, it is too pretty!

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? My Amazon wish list has my books I want, but I mostly want the Harmony Guides on there:) I currently have a subscription to Creative Knitting and would love one to Interweave Knits

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? I would love to more proficient at lace and color work.

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements? Yes, big feet I have:) 9 in Circumference and 10 in length.

23. When is your birthday? July 10th

24. Are you on Ravelry? If so, what's your ID? Yes, tami-knits

Friday, May 30, 2008


Hannah had her first ever Dance Recital on Wednesday! It was so cute, the girls were all adorable in their little pink tutu's! Hannah had a ton of fun, and after all my worries about stage fright, Hannah is a total stage hog. She kept trying to get back up on stage during the intermissions and after the performances were all over! Once, she even said she had to go on stage during another performance to help them:)

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Knitting is stalled

I seem to be at a point where my knitting is stalled, I know how to finish all the WIP's I have, I just cannot seem to make myself finish them! I don't want too! I am not sure if I need to start a new project or just sit down and work on a WIP. I seem to be in a knitting Funk.

What is the best way to get out of the knitting funk?

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Over the weekend the hubby and I went to Vegas. We had some fun and some realizations (we are not the kind of people that like hanging out in Vegas on a Saturday Night with all the "Beautiful People"). The opulence of the strip was almost too much for me! I just kept thinking, that the people that built these casinos could support an entire country with what their casino cost! After I realized I was slightly overwhelmed with the extravagance, we headed down to Freemont Street. That was a lot more fun. The people were friendly and the crowd was fun. I think Freemont Street was more what I expected from Las Vegas.

We saw a lot of sights, The Flamingos at the Flamingo, The Lions at MGM Grand, The Conservatory at the Bellagio, the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay are the pics below!

We also saw the Circus at Circus-Circus and The Fountains at the Bellagio!

So Much to See, So Much Walking, So Little Sleep!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Yeah! It's Done!

I finished the Mystery Jacket KAL last night! The Jacket is already in a box being shipped to my MIL too:) I am so excited to get this done, now I just need to finish my other WIP's! Yeah!
So here is a picture!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Another thing done!

I think I am avoiding my other projects! I did another dishcloth:) This one is the May KAL from the Monthly Dishcloth Group on yahoo. the concept is that two hearts become one when they are married. The picture is kind of bad, I couldn't get it to show up very well! It is knit in Bumblebee Cotton from Patons (the only solid I had that was not really bright, plus, If I give this to a bride, she can use it as the something blue as a hankie maybe.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Where have I been?

Well, I have been planning a Fundraiser for the kiddos school! It was over on Friday! Thank YOU!!! I am the first PTO President at their school to make it through the Spring Fundraiser without having a mental/nervous breakdown! And, we raised $12,000!!! YEAH! now that it is all over and in a few weeks I will no longer be president -- elections are next Thursday! I can have my life back:) That means, more knitting and more scrapbooking and more just fun times with the kids, instead of running from one thing to the other! And more time to Blog! I have missed writing to all of you guys.

One thing I did manage to get done was read Kate Jacobs newest book! It came out yesterday, May 6th. I loved it even more that I liked Friday Night Knitting Club. Comfort Food is great, the characters are great and I would recommend this book to anyone, especially if you watch the Food Network! The Main character is a middle aged Cooking Channel Star. The book is about how she moves through a big disappointment onto something that was better than what she had before! Anyways, check the book out! defiantly worth the time:) I think I might just give it 4 1/2 stars!

Onto Knitting: I do have a FO, just a dishcloth, but something! It is the dots within Stripes dishcloth from the Monthly Dishcloth KAL group! Knit in Navy and White Peaches and Cream Worsted weight cotton with size 7 needles! I just need to get the mystery jacket done now and the scarves I have been working on:) I then I am not sure what to do, maybe a sweater for me, or this tank top for Hannah!

Talk to you all later, off to read the blogs I read, but am wayyy behind on! Darn Fundraiser:)