Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Still here...

Hi all! I'm still here...and I have been busy. I finished my Sock It To Me Pal socks, started on my Monkey Sock pal socks, almost finished a pair of ankle socks for me and started working on an old cross-stitch project from a year or so ago. I'm not posting a pic of the Sock It To Me socks or the Monkey's in progress because I don't want my pals to see. I'm not that clever at being anonymous. I'm waiting on my pal info for the Christmas Around the World Swap and I joined the Sockamania KAL. I'm also anxiously awaiting for the International Scarf Exchange 5 to start. I have joined so many KAL's and swaps this summer...this is what happens when your kid grows up and you now have, in the words of Styx, "to much time on my hands". However, I don't have enough time to do what I want...which is either 1. knit, 2. read, 3. cross stitch. The latter of which I used to do all the time...until I got bit by the knitting bug. Oh, and I guess I have to work too...since that is what pays for all 3 of the above. And do housework. And sleep. And eat. As you can see, at least I have my priorities straight.
I will however post some pic's of my ankle socks and the cross stitch...stayed tuned.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

1st pair of Monkey Socks!

Here is my 1st pair of completed Monkey's! I started these on Jul 27 & finished on 17 Aug. I used Tofutsies and #2 dpn's. This is such a neat pattern! I have already started on my 2nd pair for the Monkey sock swap.

A surprise from my SITM Pal!

Look what I got from my Sock It To Me Pal! Some really neat stitch markers and a button...way cool. Thanks SITM Pal!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Making Progress

Well, I finished the socks for my Sock it to me Pal. I'm not sure if I should post a picture or not. It's supposed to be a secret. I did the Monkey socks. They turned out really cool. I started the next pair of Monkey's for my Monkey swap pal this morning. My Sock it to me Pal sent me some really cool stitch markers. I haven't had a chance to post a picture yet, but I will this weekend. Thank you to my Sock Pal! I really like them! I'm off to do some "monkey-ing around".

Friday's Feast #156

Describe your laundry routine. Do you have a certain day when you do it all, or do you just wash whatever you need for the next day? I do laundry on Tuesday's and Saturdays
In your opinion, what age will you be when you’ll consider yourself to truly be old? Mentally old: 70 ish, physically old: now
What is one of your goals? Is it short-term, long-term, or both? I would like to own a yarn store so I guess it would be both long and short-term
Main Course:
Name something unbelievable you’ve seen or read lately. Can't think of anything in particular
On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how happy are you today? 5

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Fridays Feast...a little late

What is your favorite kind of pie? Lemon meringue or cherry
Name something that made you smile this week. Brandon, the psychotic intern
What do you do to cool off when the weather is hot and humid? Stay in the air conditioning and knit
Main Course:
You receive $1,000 in the mail with a letter that says you can only use the money to redecorate one room in your home. Which room do you pick, and what do you buy to spruce it up? My bedroom. Buy new curtains, sheets and comforter and a four-post bed
Fill in the blank: My _boss_says _to work_, but I __want to knit_.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Monkey Sock Swap Three Questionnaire

I've joined yet another sock swap...the Monkey Sock Swap! The swap website is http://monkey-sock-swap.blogspot.com. You can sign up until 31 Aug. and the swap will be between 1 Sep and 15 Oct. Here's the questionnaire:

Monkey Sock Swap THREE Questionnaire

The basics:Do you consider yourself a beginning sock knitter, an intermediate, or have you been doing this so long you could probably knit a pair in your sleep? Intermediate

The measurements:
Shoe Size: 7 to 7.5
Foot circumference: 8.5 in around ball of foot
Foot length: 8.5 in from big toe to heel

Yarn Preferences:
What colors do you love? I like pinks, purples and blues in any shade
Do you prefer solids or variegated? verigated
Do you prefer wool, cotton or acrylic yarn? wool
What colors would you never wear? bright orange (unless it's black & orange for Halloween)

What are your favorite brands of yarn? Lorna's Laces, Socks That Rock Lightweight...who am I kidding? I like ALL sock yarn!

Are there any new brands you would like to try? Cider Mill Glacier, Crown Mountain Farms Sock Hop

Cookie A. Patterns:
Which of her patterns have you already knit? The Monkey

Which pattern(s) would you like to knit and don’t already own? Flicker, Pomatomus

Other pertinent information:
Would you be willing to have an international Monkey Pal or do you prefer one in the US? International would be ok

Do you have any allergies? No

Will your knitting be exposed to smoke or animals? just a cat

Are you on Ravelry yet? If you don’t mind having new friends, what is your Ravelry name? I am not on Ravelry

Friday, August 3, 2007

Friday's Feast #154

On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being highest, how polite are you? 8
What was the last thing that made you laugh out loud? Last nights rerun of AFV
Who is your favorite cartoon character? Wil E. Coyote
Main Course:
Tell about the funniest teacher you ever had. Can't think of one.
Complete this sentence: I strongly believe that what goes around comes around.