Thursday, March 29, 2007

Knitters Treat Exchange Questionnaire

Knitters Treat Exchange Questionnaire

1. What's your favourite type of yarn? alpaca, wool, sock

2. What's your least favourite type of yarn? novelty, eyelash, acrylic

3. What's the first thing you do when you visit a new yarn shop? check out sock yarn, bargain bin, free patterns

4. What other crafts do you do / would like to do? I like to sew, I love to read above all right below knitting I would love to learn how to spin. I have my spinning wheel picked out, which hopefully my dh will get for me later this year (the ashford joy) I plan to learn how to spin this year.

5. What magazines do you currently subscribe to? Spin Off, KnitSimple (I am not that happy with this subscription, my all time fave mag was Family Circle Easy Knitting but they replaced with this one, and I am a tad dissapointed.)

6. Put this type of magazine in order of preference:
Knitting / Crochet / Other Craft / Food / Home / Fashion / Celebrity Gossip / Garden
knitting, crochet, food, home, garden, other craft, celebrity gossip, fashion
7. What items do you like to knit / crochet? right now I am officially hooked on socks, I have big feet (size 11) so the sock yarn I get has to have 350 yards to be sure to make them fit.

8. Are you allergic to anything? not yet that I know of

9. What do you like to* smell of? something not strong, fruity, flowery. anything that makes me feel good.
(*This is not a typo. The question is: What do you like to smell of)

10. What's your favourite way to relax? knit, knit, knit, and reading of course!!!

11. You're stood in front of a Victorian style sweetshop, an Italian cafe, an old fashioned bakery and a dainty tea room. Where do you go first? The sweetshop.
12. What do you come out with? something chocolate, say choc. covered pretzels, anything with choc. and almonds.

13. Where do you go next? bakery, anything baked with apples.

14. Any other words of wisdom for your pal? Don't ever give up your dreams and never leave them behind find them, make them yours and all through your life cherish them and never let them go

Another Swap

I just found another swap that I am going to try. I hope it works out good. I am having fun making friends during swaps, I do not have many around here. They all have different family values than my husbands and I.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

My package from the ITE3 arrived, Yay!!!!

Yesterday my mailman brought my package from my partner Cathy up in BC Canada. It was awesome. The bag is beautiful, felted. It also came with a bunch of goodies. A set of 6 gift tags, note pad that sticks on the fridge, box canadian maple syrup cream cookies, universal crochet loom, 2 balls moda dea sassy stripes, and the color is Spring, very nice., a bag of lavender stones, and a bar of Lastina (not quite sure what that is, I think its soap. there is no english on the package. the writing is all foreign) All I can say is that I am one lucky partner. Thanks Cathy!!!!

Friday, March 23, 2007

A Couple of New Pics

I was just posting some new pics. The last pair of socks I made I used the wrong size needles so this pair is being done the correct way. I love the way they are coming out. The other pic is of the bag I just made for myself. I got the pattern free from my local yarn store and altered it quite a bit. I made it into a messenger style bag, widened the strap. It is also my first felted project. I thought that it would have shrunk more. maybe the next one will do so. I sewed the lining and made pockets. Then I hand sewed it into the bag myself. I am very proud of it. I think it came out pretty. I also made it in my favorite colors. Purple and blue.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

What Kind of Yarn are You????

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You are Merino Wool.You are very easygoing and sweet. People like to keep you close because you are so softhearted. You love to be comfortable and warm from your head to your toes.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

What a Day

What a day already. It is not even 9:30 in the a.m. My daughter is home sick from school and my son just woke up. I finished a bag that I knitted from a free pattern that I got at my LYS. I changed the pattern a bit. I made the strap wider and made the bag a messenger type bag instead of an open top. I like the idea of a flap over the top, especially with three children. I finished my first pair of socks and come to realize that I used the wrong size knitting needles. The lady at my LYS told me to use the size I did and then the socks are way to loose. they slide down, which is annoying. But it is too much work to redo them so they are great for bumming around the house in. Now I started a new pair with some german yarn I think that is what she told me, I cannot understand anything on the label. The yarn itself is very pretty, I love the colors. And I am using the correct needles. It is coming along nicely. Oh my god, the other day I started reading a novel by Julie Garwood, titled Slow Burn. What an awesome book I finished it within a day. Now I am regretting that, I do not have another book to read. However, this weekend I am going out for the day with a girlfriend and we are going to Borders Books. Yay, my favorite book store. Too bad we have to travel an hour to get there. But it will be worth it.
So last week my sewing machine started acting funny. My husband and I have been trying to figure out how to fix it. I paid good money for it about four years ago and have not used it all that much. We could not fix it so we called around for prices to have it looked at, one place was going to charge me $69.95 and the other $62.00. Oh my God, what a rip off. So the sewing machine mechanic told us that the problem had to do with the top tension dial. We brought the machine home and attempted to fix it one last time to avoid the big bills elsewhere. My husband removed the case of the machine and exposed the top tension area. what he found was the tension knob that you turn to adjust the level of tension was really loose and not tightened. He tightened it and we put the machine back together to try. What a smart man, I love my husband so very much. He fixed my machine and we avoided the $$$$. So I was able to finish the liner for my new knitted bag and I can use it this weekend when I go out for the day. I am so excited.
I sent my bag that I made for my partner for the ITE III and she recieved it. She let me know and said that she loved it. I really hope that she does. I am getting a little nervous, the deadline to send the totes is within the week and I have not heard from my partner who is making my bag in about a month. Hopefully the Angel Network with the exchange will step in if she stiffs me. I will post a pic of the completed bag later.