Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Topic of the Week

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

The cooler weather for sure! It's been very hot in Memphis this summer. Hotter than normal. I'm really enjoying sitting outside (vs. sitting in the air conditioning!) and knitting away. We do a lot more traveling during Sept/Oct and I can sit outside, people watch, and knit happily away! :)

I'm doing alot of knitting as I joined a few swaps and the dates are coming up fast. I have most everything done except for 2 dishcloths and felting a bag. The bag is knitted, but I'm knitting another one for my sister for Christmas so I will felt both at the same time.....Of course, I also want to make one for my daughter, so I just have to be careful of the time so everything has time to dry before I mail the bag to my partner.

Pictures later tonight of F.O. and stalled work. :)

Happy knitting all!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

This is the box I received from N.C. I am doing the Dishcloth Tag
and my tag member sent me a grandmother's favorite in blue, 2 skeins of pink and of course candy! I had to make up a dishcloth from one of the skeins and send to the next member who is in Texas. I used the pink Peaches n Cream and did the Pink Ribbon Awareness Cloth , but of course I forgot to take a picture. :(

I'm down to the last foot for the Monkey Sock 3 swap. I am doing them in Luna Park, 100% merino wool. I have everything else put together except for buying the yarn to make a pair of socks. I have all my monkey things, put some other stuff already, so now I just have to decide what yarn to get. I still have plenty of time, so I'm not sweating the "small " stuff! LOL

This is going to be a felted purse for the my swap partner for the Fall Felted Bag Exchange. The pictures do not do it justice. It is a hunter green in Cascade 220 and the color is gorgeous. I'm thinking my partner will like it very much.

Well, I'm still working on the baby blanket, a sweater for me, socks for Hubby, plus the other 2 listed above. Now, if I could just figure out how to knit at work, I might get everything done in time. Getting a little stressed out here!

Happy knitting all!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Socks are finished

Of course, I would give socks away without taking a pictures, so sorry for the quality of the pictures. They are cell phone pics! LOL

Anyways, the ones on the left were in the Opal Tiger colorway and I have to say, it is very nice. I love how they ended up looking like tiger stripes!

These yellow ones were for my sister's birthday (I was late!). But they fit and she loved them. She loved how she was the first in the family of "outsiders" to get a pair of socks from me! It's a long story, but the short tale is our older sister had said one time she was finished with Christmas shopping EXCEPT for the outsiders. When we asked who were the outsiders she still had to shop for, she told us "US". So for the past oh 5-7 years we have teased each other on whether we are "outsiders" or not! LOL

Mostly this past weekend, I did "sewing" stuff. Had to get my machines fixed and then pick them up and then go to Hancock Fabrics and buy some stuff, and then take my daughter back to Hancocks to pick up some stuff and then and then....LOL Actually, we got a maternity top cut out and started sewing it up, but I made a big "oops", so now I have to go get more material :( and at $10.00 a yard, I am not happy! Oh well, it's been awhile since I have actually sewn, so I'm "chaulking" it up to "blondness"! LOL

Happy knitting all!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Fall Into Autumn Dishcloth Swap

Wahooo....going to do a new swap. It is the Fall Into Autumn Dishcloth Swap. The sign up starts From September 1 - 8. I think I am right in the middle of this one! :) I loveeeee dishcloths.

1. Do you knit or crochet? How long have you been doing it? I do both. I have crocheted for over 20 years, but have only been knitting about 18 months.

2. Have you made dischloths before? Do you use them yourself, give them as gifts, or both? I love love love dishcloths. I give as gifts, and use them always!

3. What's your favorite cotton to make cloths from? What cotton would you like to try that you haven't before ? It depends on who it is for. For my kitchen, I prefer Cotton Classic, for the bathroom, I like Sugar and Cream or Cottontots.

4. If you knit, do you prefer circular or straight needles? For all, do you prefer wooden, metal, or plastic needles? I use all of them depending on the yarn I am using.

5. What are your favorite colors? Any colors you don't like much? Favorite colors are burgandy and royal blue. Least favorite would be anything Neon.

6. What do you like best about Autumn? The cooler weather. It's been very hot this summer in Tennessee.

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

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? Always a school kid....loved it!

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). Halloween--used to, until 9 years ago when we moved into a new house. There are no kids in the neighborhood, so don't do anything anymore :(

10. If you had to choose just 3 edible 'goodies' to eat for a full year, what 3 would you choose? Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate!

11. Do you have any pets? Kids? Husbands who seem like kids? ;) All of the above! 1 black cocker spaniel (who is really spoiled); 1 son 26, 1 daughter 23 and one GRANDCHILD on the way! Of course my hubby of 29 years!

12. If you were to describe a particular yarn that shares traits of your personality, what would it be and why? Hmm....that's a hard one! I would have no idea...I'm a gemini for sure so I'm sure a yarn that doesn't know what it is!

13. Do you use your cloths mostly for dishcloths, or as facecloths? Both and love'em.

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) Thanksgiving....I love the whole having family over, cooking, baking, etc!

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