Sunday, September 30, 2007

Last Homecoming Mum

My DS is a senior this year, so this is the last homecoming mum I will have to make. These are serious time consumers, but he has always wanted me to make them. I guess mine must be pretty unique because he had girls asking to homecoming for the mum. LOL I hope his girl friend likes it.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Flash my Stash

Our SP11 hostess asked us to flash our stash. These 2 pictures represent most of my stash, but not all. The cubes are also stuffed with yarn. The bottom cabinets have yarn and fabric.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Fall into Autumn topic #3

Autumn has now officially begun here in the States!! What is your favorite thing about Autumn/Fall? Why?

It doesn't really feel like Fall here until November. It is still 90 degrees out. What I like about Fall is the evenings being cooler and in the early morning it feels fresh outside. We don't have alot of changing colors, but what we do have is very pretty

Friday, September 21, 2007

Knitter's Virtual Vacation Swap

Thank you Juli for taking me to South Carolina. I had a great time. I got lots of fun stuff. Yarn for socks, several patterns, knit note cards, journal, tea and a lot of information about South Carolina. Now I really have to start bugging DH to take me. Again many thanks

Monday, September 17, 2007

Fall into Autumn topic #2

When you knit or crochet dishcloths, washcloths or face clothes, what do you use? What size needle or hook? Wood? what type? Metal? Plastic? A specific Brand? Why do you love that needle or hook so much? Is there one you are dying to try? Is there a particular yarn you love and use all the time for cloths? What is so special about it?

I have a couple of sets of needles that I like to use. One is an old set of Boye needles in plastic (maybe Balene 1) and the other is a set of rosewood needles from Turn-of-the -Century in size 8.I love both of them greatly. I usually use Sugar and Cream for kitchen cloths and Luna by Cascade for face cloths. I received a skein of Peaches and Cream from DDOS swap and it seems to be very similar to S&C. I would love to try any other cottons out there.

Friday, September 14, 2007

No Pictures Today

I have been knitting on the monkey socks for my pal and trying to finish my MS3 stole. I am determined to finish it. I am on the wing and it seems to be flying, so maybe another week or so.
I have been collecting things for all my pals. I sure hope they like them. Until next time, have a great weekend and lots of fun knitting.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Fall into Autumn topic

Now that in some geographic locations the weather is starting to turn cooler, do you change the type of yarn(s) you knit/crochet with? If so, what do you now knit/crochet with instead and why? If not, why do you not switch and what do you knit/crochet with?
I do not change the yarns I knit/crochet with the seasons. I just do smaller projects in the summer. No heavy sweaters or afghans.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Secret of the Stole Swatch

My swatch for SoS. I tried out 5 different beads. None of them show up too well in the picture.
Yarn: Malabrigo lace color lettuce
I have decided on a round size 8 lime green bead.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Wowza Dog Days of Summer Dishcloth Swap

Good things come to those who are patient. I received my package from Amanda P. today. Due to some medical issues it was a tad late, but it was really worth waiting for. Thank you Amanda.
She sent two dishcloths, one with Australia on it. Some P&C yarn and two skeins of Luna. A pattern for the Australia cloth, some yummy treats from a candy store near her that has been open for nearly 100 years. She made me stitch marker, Yea!!!!!!!!! Those are something I can not make for myself. The soap smells wonderful and I love the bag she sent. In other words I love everything. Thank you again Amanda.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Christmas around the World

  1. Are you religious? I am a Christian
  2. How long have you been knitting? Would you consider yourself a Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced? Seriously for 4 years Intermediate
  3. Do you have any other hobbies besides knitting? Quilting, sewing, crochet, rug hooking
  4. Favorite color(s)? greens and reds
  5. Do you collect anything? salt and ppepper shakers
  6. Are you allergic to any fibers or animals? no
  7. Do you have any pets? one dog
  8. Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate? coffee
  9. Cookies or Sweets? cookies
  10. Do you knit socks? yes
  11. If not socks then what? (tell us about your favorite knits) lace and socks
  12. Do you put up a Christmas tree? If not then what do you do? yes I have about 500 ornaments
  13. Favorite holiday treats? pecan divinity and grapefruits
  14. Favorite holiday smells? cookies baking
  15. Do you celebrate Christmas in a traditional or unconventional way? Please elaborate. We celebrate in traditional ways. We put up a tree, hang stockings, put up lights on the house, bake cookies
  16. What are your favorite holiday traditions? Christmas morning coffee cake
  17. Finish the sentence: “For me Christmas is all about....” family and praising God for sending his son
  18. If you were a Christmas ornament you would be…….? lace ornament
  19. What was your favorite gift you've ever received? Or given?My favorite gift I've given would have to be the puppy for my son. His coming to our room that morning telling us to get up because something was making noise in our living room was precious.
  20. When do you start your Christmas? I start making in August and buying in October. I like to be finished with gifts by Thanksgiving so the season is peaceful.
  21. Do you send Christmas cards? Do you make them or buy them? yes I usually buy them
  22. What is your favorite Christmas dish? No favorites
  23. Carolers are at your door. What do you do? offer them refreshments
  24. When do you open presents? Christmas eve or Christmas morning? Christmas morning
  25. Do you celebrate with family or friends or both? Both

Fall into Autumn Dishcloth Exchange

1. Do you knit or crochet? How long have you been doing it? I have been knitting in earnest for about 4 years. I have crocheted for many years.

2. Have you made dishcloths before? Do you use them yourself, give them as gifts, or both? I have made many dishcloths before. I use them and also gift them. I have a couple of friends who want one every time I see them. I keep a stack of them in my sewing room.

3. What's your favorite cotton to make cloths from? What cotton would you like to try that you haven't before ? I usually use Sugar and cream for kitchen cloths. For face cloths I use either Cascade Luna or Auracania Nature cotton.

4. If you knit, do you prefer circular or straight needles? For all, do you prefer wooden, metal, or plastic needles? I prefer straight needles for knitting dishcloths. I have needles I like in all types.

5. What are your favorite colors? Any colors you don't like much? I like most colors with greens and reds being my favs. I do not like purple very much. Ok, very little.

6. What do you like best about Autumn? The cooler evenings and the approach of all the fun holidays.

7. Pies: Pumpkin? Apple? Pecan? All of em? or No Thanks! All of them!!!!!!!!!

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 was the one who could not wait for school to start. The new clothes, pencils, crayons. Woo hoo I could not wait.

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 love to decorate for Halloween. It is a fun time.

10. If you had to choose just 3 edible 'goodies' to eat for a full year, what 3 would you choose? Pecan pralines, gummy bears, and French bread/

11. Do you have any pets? Kids? Husbands who seem like kids? ;) One husband, two children(only one at home) and one dog.

12. If you were to describe a particular yarn that shares traits of your personality, what would it be and why?

13. Do you use your cloths mostly for dishcloths, or as facecloths? Dishcloths

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) I like both, but Thanksgiving is such a family time.

15. Do you have any allergies or aversions your pal should know about? smoke