Monday, November 26, 2007

Yep, Definitely Me!

Your Brain is Red
Of all the brain types, yours is the most impulsive.If you think it, you do it. And you can get the bug to pursue almost any passion.Your thoughts are big and bold. Your mind has no inhibitions. You tend to spend a lot of time thinking about love, your dreams, and distant places.
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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Warning! Picture Heavy Post

Warning! Warning! Very heavy picture post! Up first is Interweave's Montego Bay Scarf. I chose Handmaiden's Sea Silk in the Sangria Colorway. This was a very fast knit. Very quick and easy. I have knitted this for my International Scarf Exchange 5 Pal. She has been a wonderful swap partner. I have been chatting with her on a regular basis.

Next is Knitty's Clapotis. This is still a WIP. It also is a quick and easy knit. I am using a spreadsheet to keep track of where I am in the pattern. I am using Koigu KPPPM in the P406 Colorway. My goal is have it done by December 1st. I am knitting this for my Christmas Around the World Knitter's Swap Pal. Shhh--the location is a secret. She has been a wonderful pal. I have been in constant contact with her and have gotten to know her. I can't wait for the final review so I can tell her who I am.
Below is pair of Monkey's that I knitted for my Monkey Swap 3 pal. I used Colinette Jitterbuy in the Florentino colorway. This was the second pair of Monkeys that I knitted. The other picture of the loot of goodies that I sent my pal.
Below is the swap package that I received from my wonderful Hogwarts Sock Swap pal Jill. She sent me a pair of socks in the Moc Croc Pattern from Knit Picks. The socks fit like a dream. I'm using the stitch markers in my current project. The Lisa Sousa yarn is absolutely yummy! Thanks Jill for being such a wonderful pal.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Sock It To Me Twice Questionnaire

How long have you been knitting? Do you consider yourself beginner, intermediate, advanced? I consider myself an intermediate knitter. I've been knitting non-stop for over a year but actually have been knitting for about 2 years.
How long have you been knitting socks? I've been knitting socks for about a half a year now. I tried to learn toe-up but had problems with starting with a few stitches. Now, I knit socks all the time.
What are your favorite fibers to work with? I love working with wool and bamboo
What is your favorite color? I absolutely love orange. I also like the fall colors with it. Burgandy, browns and purples. I don't like too much green mixed with the fall colors.
What are your current WIPs (works in progress)? Clapotis, Sven Sweater
Name your favorite yarns, (brand, fibers, colors, etc.). Lorna's Laces, Koigu, Socks that Rock, Cherry Tree Hill,
What are some yarns/fibers that you stay away from. Acrylic
What is your family situation? (Married, kids, pets?) I'm married, have 2 kids, one is 20 and just recently moved out. The other is 15 years old.
Name some of your hobbies. At the moment, knitting
Name some of your favorite movies? Lion King, Top Gun, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, I love romantic movies.
Do you like to read? I love to read. But lately, my love of knitting is taking that over.
Do you collect anything? Knitting books and sock yarn
Do you own an iPod or mp3 player? I have an iPod
What are your favorite type of knitting needles? I like Brittany's for socks. I love the Knit Picks the new Harmony Options set.
What knitting notion could you not live without? Stitchmarkers, my crochet hook,
Who are some of your favorite designers? Cookie A, Amy Singer, don't really have any.
Do you subscribe to any magazines? (Knitting or otherwise.) Just signed up for Creative Knitting. I would love to get a subscription to Interweave Knits. That's on my wish list.
When is your birthday? February 11th
Do you have a "wishlist", (on Ravelry, Froogle, or Amazon)? No
Do you have a Ravelry ID? wizgirl
If you had a sheep, what would you name it? Can't think of a name for that poor sheep right now.
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