Monday, November 26, 2007

10 things that I'm grateful for:

Here are the 10 things that I am grateful for from the SITM Twice Swap. I know that I'm late. This was due up by Nov 24th, but I'll post anyway.
1. My son
2. My family
3. My friends
4. My faith
5. My cat
6. Good health
7. My job
8. Every new day
9. My ability to be crafty
10. Yarn

ISE5 Scarf!

I received my ISE5 scarf from Amy "sock dork"! It is beautiful! The picture is not good so you will have to trust me. I love it and all the goodies that came with it. Thanks Amy!

In other Knitting Knews: I have finished 6 Booga Bags. All that's left to do it put the grommets in. I still have to block Charlotte and the Leaf Lace Shawl. I made a pair for wristwarmers for a co-worker and started on a pair of socks for my Grandpa. I have finished the socks for my Grandma. I'm going to make a hat for a friend and that will be it for presents. I still need to start my December socks.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Sock It To Me Twice Questions

The Questions
1. How long have you been knitting? Do you consider yourself beginner, intermediate, advanced? I've been knitting for about 10 years. I would consider myself intermediate.
2. How long have you been knitting socks? About 3 years
3. What are your favorite fibers to work with? Wool & wool blends
4. What is your favorite color? I like all colors...except for neon colors. I would say that my favorite's are in the pink/purple/blue range, put I'm up for anything.
5. What are your current WIPs (works in progress)? I'm currently working on Booga Bag's for Christmas gifts.
6. Name your favorite yarns, (brand, fibers, colors, etc.). Socks That Rock lightweight, Claudia Handpainted, Cider Moon. I have a list of colors on my sidebar.
7. What are some yarns/fibers that you stay away from. Acrylic, unless I'm making blankets for charity. That way they can be washed without worry.
8. What is your family situation? (Married, kids, pets?) Married 22 years, one 20 year old son & 1 cat, who is the ruler of the house.
9. Name some of your hobbies. Besides knitting I like to crochet, read mystery/thriller books (Stephen King, Patricia Cornwell), and I like to bake.
10. Name some of your favorite movies? Nightmare Before Christmas, The Green Mile, The Sound of Music
11. Do you like to read? Yep see above...not much on romance novels though
12. Do you collect anything? I collect Teddy Bears and magnets. I have about 300 Cherished Teddies in my collection
13. Do you own an iPod or mp3 player? mp3 player
14. What are your favorite type of knitting needles? Bamboo dpn's for sock knitting.
15. What knitting notion could you not live without? I can't live without anything that has to do with knitting, or I guess I should say that I wouldn't want too.
16. Who are some of your favorite designers? I don't really pick patterns by the designer. If I like it I try it.
17. Do you subscribe to any magazines? (Knitting or otherwise.) No
18. When is your birthday? August 29
19. Do you have a "wishlist", (on Ravelry, Froogle, or Amazon)? I have a wishlist on my blog sidebar
20. Do you have a Ravelry ID? No
21. If you had a sheep, what would you name it? Sox

Saturday, November 10, 2007

I got my Monkey's!

Here are my Monkey Socks that my swap pal Heather sent to me. They came all the way across the U.S. from California. I love them. And she sent me a CD with 3 Cookie A. patterns. I love my package! Thanks Heather!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Friday's Feast

I haven't done this in a while...but here goes anyway:

Which snack do you like to get when you go to the movies? Popcorn
What year did you start using the internet? Can't remember
What is your first name in Pig Latin? argieay (?)
Main Course:
Name something you are picky about. Yarn
Fill in the blanks: I knit socks yesterday and I knit socks today.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

November Sockamania Socks started

Here is the start of my November socks for Sockamania. It's a ripple pattern. I really like ripple patterns. I'm using Koigu KPPPM #326. More pic's as progess continues.

My 1st Booga Bag!

In the Knews: Here is a picture of my 1st Booga Bag. It turned out beautifully! Done in Noro Kureyon #170. I used 2 full skeins and a little of the 3rd. This is the 1st thing that I have ever felted. I was a little scared. One trip through the wash on the hot/cold cycle is all it took. My DH helped me with the grommets. I may try to find something to put in the bottom, just to make it a little more stable. I started this on Thursday evening and finished it on Friday evening. It's a quick knit. This one is a Christmas gift for my SIL. I have 4 more planned for Christmas, including 1 for me.
In other Knitting Knews...I have started my Sockamania November socks....more later.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

November socks & Sunday picture

Here are my November socks...I call them my "Autumnal Equinox Socks" Finished in time for Daylight Savings. The yarn is from Sock Pixie. It didn't have a name. It's just a regular k2,p2 rib sock.
Here is my picture from Mt. Aventine. Not too much change going on. We had a couple of hard frosts so maybe the next picture will show more color change.
Knitting Knews: I finished and felted a Booga Bag while I was at my Mom's this weekend. I'll be posting a picture soon. Must make more...these will be Xmas gifts.