Friday, July 27, 2007

One down, one to go!

I know I haven't posted any FO's lately, but that doesn't mean that I haven't been working. I finished the first Baby Shrug and Socks last week. I still have one more set to make. Both babies are girls and will be here in November. I think I'll make a hat to go with each if I have enough yarn left over. These patterns are in the "Simply Baby" book by Debbie Bliss. I used the yarn specified in the instructions, but I added the stripes in the ribbing on the shrug to match the socks. I think they turned out really cute. Now off to work on the other one!

Friday's Feast #153

Describe a toy you remember from your childhood. My Barbie's and all the junk that Barbie just had to have.
On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being highest) how observant are you? 8
Where would you rather be at this very moment? Anywhere that it is raining.
Main Course:
When was the last time you learned something new? Yesterday
Fill in the blank: I have no clue but I haven’t figured out what to put here.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Friday's Feast #152

On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being highest) how much do enjoy watching sports on television? The only sport I enjoy watching on TV is Figure Skating.
If you could completely memorize any one work of fiction, which one would you pick? Not sure.
What is your favorite breakfast food? Scrambled eggs and bacon.
Main Course:
Name something fun you can do for less than $10.00. Eat at McDonalds (barely). If you can consider that fun.
How long does it usually take you to fall asleep? usually about 30 minutes.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Friday's Feast

What is your favorite fruit? bananas
Who is someone you consider as a great role model? Mother Theresa
If you were to spend one night anywhere within an hour of your home, where would you choose? The White House
Main Course:
Name something you do too often. Knit
Fill in the blank: I really like to knit because it keeps me from hurting people.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Friday's Feast Ponderings

I found these questions on I thought it would be fun to post them. I've got two weeks worth...I'm going to try to post these every Friday. It's funny, some of them you know the answer right off the bat and other's you really have to ponder.

How many pieces of jewelry do you wear most days? 2, an Alexandrite/blue topaz ring and a necklace with a hummingbird charm
What is your favorite instrumental song? I have 3...Pachelbel's Canon and Christmas Eve Sarajevo by TSO and The Cliffs of Dover by Eric Johnson
Who has a last name that you like? Jon Bon Jovi
Main Course:
Name a popular movie you’ve never seen. Die Hard (all of them)
Fill in the blank: Nothing makes me _drool_like _a yarn store.

Name a funny habit you have. I really have too many "funny" habits to list. I'm a little superstitious so I guess picking up my feet when I cross railroad tracks.
If you could instantly know how to play a musical instrument, which one would you pick? The Violin
How long is your hair? Below my shoulders
Main Course:
When was the last time you forgave someone, and who was it? I really don't hang on to things, so I guess the last time someone hurt me bad enough that I felt I needed to forgive was 3 years ago and I probably forgave about 2 years ago. The initials are A.B.
What is your favorite kitchen appliance? I mostly bake so I would have to say my Bread Maker or my mixer.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Christmas in July Socks

Here they "Christmas in July" socks! I used a basic sock pattern, Knitpicks Sock Garden in Hollyberry and #2 dpn's. I started these on June 30 and finished them on July 5.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Questions for Sock Swap KAL

Here are my responses to the questionaire for the Sock Swap...

What are your foot measurements? My shoe size is 7.5, length from heel to top of big toe is 8.5" and circumference is 8.5".
How long have you been knitting? I've been knitting for about 6 years. How would you rate your experience? Intermediate
What is your favorite color? My favorite color would be anything in the pink or purple color range. Your least favorite color? Bright oranges and yellows.
Do you have a favorite fiber? Wool What type? Merino
Do you have any allergies to certain fibers? No allergies
Do you have an Amazon, or other type of, wishlist? I don't have a wishlist
What techniques, if any, would you like to learn? I'm going to try making socks using something other than a basic pattern, like Jaywalkers or Monkeys.
Do you have a sweet tooth? Yes, I like Raisinetts, chocolate covered gummy bears & juicy pear and very cherry Jelly Belly Jelly Beans. What are your favorite snacks? See above
What is your family situation? I'm married and have a 19 year old son and 1 cat (pic's of her are on my blog)
Do you prefer straight or circular needles? I prefer dpn's for socks, and circ's for most everything else. Metal, plastic or wood? Wood
Besides socks, what are your favorite items to knit? Scarves, lace...things that do not require too much finishing.
Is there a pattern, (sock or otherwise), that you are dying to try? Jaywalkers
Do you like to read? Yes, I read a lot. What are you reading currently? Right now I'm reading the "Diana Cronicles".
Do you collect music? No...I mostly listen to the radio or my CD Player
What kind of music do you listen to? I like 80's rock, like Def Leppard, Journey, Guns n Roses...that kind of stuff.
Is there anything you collect? Teddy Bears and magnets
What are your hobbies, aside from knitting? Gardening, scrapbooking (a little), baking
Are you participating in any other swaps or knit alongs? Yes, the Chevron scarf KAL, ISE4, and a few others.
Do you have a favorite scent? Lilac and pine (like the Christmas tree smell)
When is your birthday? My birthday is August 29th...1967

Monday, July 2, 2007

More socks!

Here is the latest addition to the sock family. This is some yarn I got from Ebay.
Started June 24
Finished June 30