Friday, August 22, 2008

Secret Pal 12 Question of the Week #11

What is the best thing you've ever received in the mail/post?

I would have to say the best thing I have ever gotten in the mail is something I was not expecting! I love to open little packages that someone took the time to put together for no reason!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Hannah's Knee Highs!

These socks! I started them to use up some left over yarn from Bob's Party Socks. I don't really like the color way, it looked a lot different in the ball of yarn then it knitted up -- but, Hannah loves it! So, with the left overs I am making her a pair of knee highs. I started doing 2 socks at the same time using the Magic Loop Method -- it went achingly slow!!!

So on Sunday I switched to only one sock, put the other one on some stitch holders and went to town! The knee high number 1 is done, the 2nd one is almost to the point where I turn the heel! Yeah! I guess 2 socks at a time is just not for me:)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Dishcloth Craziness

I went on a dishcloth spree for the past few days. I had some catchup to do in the monthly dishcloth KAL.
Things are going pretty good right now, and I actually have had time to knit! I think I have come to realize that I do not have to entertain Larry when he is home at night:) For the past few weeks that is what I have felt like I was doing. Spending a lot of time entertaining Larry, doing the things he wants to do, now I am past that! Yeah for me!

And, the Secret Pal Question of the week!

What Olympic event would best describe you knitting/knitting style?
I asked my husband this question because I couldn't come up with an event. My favorite is Gymnastics, I was little in the Mary Lou Retton age and Loved to watch her perform! But, gymnastics totally does not describe my knitting style. My husband says the 100 meter dash, because, I like my knitting to be short and quick! Which is sooooo true!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Oh my Gosh! OH MY GOSH!!!!

I finished something!!!!

Yesterday, I flew to Seattle and rode a Bus to Bellingham to meet Larry and the kiddos, they have been gone all week. Then today, I rode a bus to Seattle and flew home! So, what that means, I had several uninterrupted hours of knitting time! I cannot think of the last time I have been able to sit for hours and knit, and then actually finish something:)

What did I finish, well the candle flame scarf! LOVE IT! This scrumptious scarf is knit with size 8 needles on a worsted soy/wool blend! The yarn is a very pretty variegated purple explosion! The yarn came from ebay, and the ball wrappers were blank. The seller told me she got it at SWTC's outlet store and it was a prototype that they did not like:) I now know why they did not mass produce this baby -- the fiber is super weak, I had a ton ton ton of breakage, a little frustrating, and also the reason it took forever to knit. I just kept putting it down when the yarn would break.

So here are some pics of this scarf that got all my blood, sweat and tears! And, now onto bigger and better things:)

A Close-up for the texture

And, the whole shebang!

and the secret pal 12 Question of the Week!
Have you ever entered your knitting (or anything else) in the fair? Would you ever consider it?
Nope and Nope. That was an easy question!

And, I forgot in the last post, my secret pal also sent me 2 books a few days ago! She sent 101 Designer One skein wonders and 101 one skein wonders! Thank YOU Secret Pal!!!

Monday, August 04, 2008

Yummy Yarn from my secret pal!

My Secret Pal sent me a care package the other day with some cotton yarn her last secret pal makes and some homemade soap! Thank you so much secret pal -- whoever you are!

Friday, August 01, 2008

Secret Pal Update

Here are some more "Questions of the Week!"

Question of the Week #5:

1) Where is your favorite place to go for vacation/holiday?
Anywhere close to home! I am not much of a traveler, but, I do like to get away. The most favorite place I have been to is Virginia, such a fun state! My favorite local trip would be camping in the idaho forests:)

2) Where is one place you’d like to go?
Even not being a traveler, I would love to go see the UK and Ireland.

Question of the Week #6:

What is your favorite type of project to take along on holiday/vacation?
Anything I can fit in my carry on! Last time I went away I took socks and a scarf. I also bring a ton of books when I travel -- I guess I think all I will be doing when I am on vacation is reading and knitting!

Question of the Week #7

What is(are) your favorite place(s) to knit?
At home in my bed in front of the TV. I also like to knit at the park while my kiddos are playing.

What supplies (besides yarn & needles) make the setting perfect for knitting?
Dr. Pepper to drink and hopefully I have not lost the pattern to what I am knitting!

Question of the Week #8

What is your favorite supper for a hot summer evening?

Anything BBQ. I love to BBQ steaks and corn on the cob and hamburgers and chicken and shrimp and vegi's. I recently discovered rubs for BBQing with -- so fun!