Friday, September 21, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
Saturday, September 08, 2007
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
following after my favorite knitter and all the rest of you ~ I've decided to start a knit-along in honor of Vogue Knitting's 25th anniversary. Come on over to VOGUEKnitting Knit-along and join the fun. I'll be looking for you.
Oh boy, oh boy ~ I'll admit I'm a big kid and I love "Fall." This exchange was designed w/me in mind. LOL
Welcome and thank you exhange partner
1. Do you knit or crochet? How long have you been doing it?
Both. Knitting consistently since Jan 07 ~ Crocheting for 30+ yrs
2. Have you made dischloths before? Do you use them yourself, give them as gifts, or both?
Yes ~ both
3. What's your favorite cotton to make cloths from? What cotton would you like to try that you haven't before ?
Lion Brand Cotton ~ not sure but open to trying new things.
4. If you knit, do you prefer circular or straight needles? For all, do you prefer wooden, metal, or plastic needles?
Circs. Prefer metal Bates (w/black cord). Love birch wood but have only used dpns.
5. What are your favorite colors? Any colors you don't like much?
Reds are my absolute fav but I love color and I've not met one I don't like yet.
6. What do you like best about Autumn?
The colors ~ the beauty of the scenery especially in the mountains. ;D
7. Pies: Pumpkin? Apple? Pecan? All of em? or No Thanks!
All of 'em.
8. When you were a kid, were you the one who couldn't wait to get started with school , or the one who overslept on the 1st day?
I couldn't wait ~ still can't especially when I taught computers. I would create 2 first days of school ~ one in Sept and another in Jan to ward off winter blues. I homeschool now and still enjoy the first day effect especially since its the best time of the year.
9. Do you celebrate Halloween? (The real key here guys is especially knowing if you have an aversion to the holiday or little goodies/decorations associated with it, given the timeframe of the swap)
I don't celebrate halloween though we do allow our dc to go trick-or-treating usually because they are the big brother/sisters for the neighborhood. we also pass out candy but we don't decorate in halloween its all harvest related. so no globins, witches, mummies or that kinda stuffy here ~ but I love candy corn ;D
10. If you had to choose just 3 edible 'goodies' to eat for a full year, what 3 would you choose?
1. chocolate, 2. cookies ~ butter & sugar, 3. cake (homemade of course)
11. Do you have any pets? Kids? Husbands who seem like kids? ;)
Yes, 1 dog ~ 2yo german shepherd mix, 3 dc ~ 19yo dd, 16yo dd & soon to be 15yo ds and of course the hubby ;D
12. If you were to describe a particular yarn that shares traits of your personality, what would it be and why?
hmm, I don't know ~ I haven't tried that many yarns yet. I'm very complex, can be intense at times, love to be alone to sit and ponder but love to be apart of the group and join in the fun, love adventure and travel but what yarn would describe that ~ one thing for sure ~ red would be its primary color. ;D
13. Do you use your cloths mostly for dishcloths, or as facecloths?
14. Favorite Fall Holiday: Halloween or Thanksgiving and why? (Feel free to share another fall memory if you do not celebrate either of these holidays)
My Birthday ~ heehee. Thanksgiving ~ the colors, smells and the childhood memories of family celebrating, watching football and lots of food.
15. Do you have any allergies or aversions your pal should know about?
I'm allergic to hazelnut but love it anyway and to some cat dander. I usually take claritin d and deal w/it.
Monday, September 03, 2007
I received my Summer Yard Sale swap package from Sharon. Its too cool.
~ calligraphy pen set
~ calendar notepad
~ 2 spiced wax tarts
~ 2 Caron patterns (shrug and wrap)
~ 4 skeins of Caron's Simply Soft Shadow
~ Country Home & Garden tote
~ 1 Green/blue/yellow/beige sweater for recycling*
*however, Riley wants to keep it.
Thx a bunch Sharon ~ I love my package.
Off to work on homeschool stuff, book study stuff, birthday presents, more knitting and stuff.
Sunday, September 02, 2007
Are you religious?
hmm, depends on what you mean by religious.
How long have you been knitting? Would you consider yourself a Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced?
Consistently since jan 07, I am an advanced beginner.
Do you have any other hobbies besides knitting?
Yes, several ~ cross-stitch, bird watching, reading, volunteering.
Do you collect anything?
Lighthouses, books, sea shells and cups.
Are you allergic to any fibers or animals?
Some cat dander.
Do you have any pets?
Yes, a 2yo german shephard mix called "poochie" though his name is dude jr.
Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
All are enjoyed.
Cookies or Sweets?
Yes, fav cookies ~ butter, sugar, chocolate, chocolate chip and sweets ~ oh chocolate is the fav but I like brownies too.
Do you knit socks?
Yes ~ I'm starting a new pair today ~ garter bar socks by sockbug.
If not socks then what? (tell us about your favorite knits)
I like to knit dishcloths too.
Do you put up a Christmas tree? If not then what do you do?
Favorite holiday treats?
Butter and sugar cookies, mint and peanut mix, pound cake w/strawberries and whip topping, sweet potatoe and pumpkin pie, pie a la mode ~ apple w/vanilla, apple, cranberry and cinammon crisp, cinammon rolls, oh we could go on and on here. don't forget the eggnog, speciality coffee's like Starbucks Christmas blend and hot chocolate.
Favorite holiday smells?
Vanilla, cinammon and peppermint.
Do you celebrate Christmas in a traditional or unconventional way? Please elaborate.
I would say we celebrate in a traditional way ~ we wrap presents, play christmas music, play games and eat snacks, have a family dinner on christmas day, but open presents at midnight and sleep in.
What are your favorite holiday traditions?
Preparation of christmas dinner, decorating the christmas tree ~ each year is a different color theme that I also carry into the house decoration to include our door wreath, buying a new ornament each year and making handmade gifts ~ now I get to add knitted items to these.
Finish the sentence: “For me Christmas is all about....”
spending time with my family, preparing homemade treats, enjoyment of shopping, the pleasure of giving and the rememberance of the true giver ~ my Lord and Savior.
If you were a Christmas ornament you would be…….?
What was your favorite gift you've ever received? Or given?
I don't have one favorite received or given ~ there are several that stand out especially the years I made my girls new dresses; or our first year in Ok when we had very little $ and I made each of my children a personal pillow. So many, maybe one day I'll write them down for memories sake.
When do you start your Christmas?
We now start 2wks before. In the past, it was christmas eve because dh's b-day in the 23rd. I start shopping in either Jan or Sept, if I miss the early shopping I have to wait til after Da Boy's birthday to shop (3 b-days from may - sept) though I don't pass up great buys along the way.
Do you send Christmas cards? Do you make them or buy them?
Oh, I've tried to send them but usually only my cyber friends get them now by email. I've several lovely cards but they've never left the house. One year, I even signed them, address them and they still sit in the box.
What is your favorite Christmas dish?
Cornbread stuffing and gravy ~ yes, I know not really a christmas dish but my fav.
Carolers are at your door. What do you do?
Open the door and sing along.
When do you open presents? Christmas eve or Christmas morning?
Actually its midnight, just after christmas eve and early christmas morning.
Do you celebrate with family or friends or both?
Mostly with family.