Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Big Bag Knit-a-long Swap Questionnaire

Do you knit, crochet, or do both? For how long? Both, Crochet 30 years knitting 2 years
What other crafts do you do, if any? Sewing and cross stitch
What are your favorite colors? Reds/Blues Colors you loathe? Neon
Favorite yarn brands? Hmmm...that's a hard one. Cotton Classic, Wildfoote, Louisa Harding Fiber types? Cotton or cotton blends Yarn you can't stand? Can't think of any
What is your favorite type of item to knit/crochet? Socks and dishcloths
What kind of needles do you like? (i.e. circular, straight, metal, bamboo, etc.) Bamboos, Knitpicks, Denise
Any knitting tools you lack but crave? Can't think of any
Patterns you've been dying to get but haven't yet? Central Park Hoodie and the Hoohaus (spelling?) hat
Do you drink coffee, tea, cocoa? Flavors you love/hate? Coffee- Dunkin Donuts or Folgers
Favorite sweets & snacks? Chocolate (any kind)
Any pets, kids, spouses? Spouses that act like pets or kids? (j/k) That's too funny.....Kids are grown, hubby for 29 almost 30 years, 1 dog - black cocker spaniel AND a new grandson (only grandchild)
Favorite things to knit/crochet for the above, if applicable? Socks for hubby
What kinds of books do you like to read? Favorite authors or genres? I love to read but it interferes in my knitting LOL. Love J.D. Robb, Christine Feehan, futuristic, suspense
Do you collect anything? (besides yarn! LOL!) Piebirds
What, if any, are your non-craft related hobbies? non-craft? Hmmm....We go Rving
Scents you adore? Vanilla Scents that make you gag? Flowery or strong
What is your idea of a relaxing time? Watching nascar and sitting at the lake outside the RV and knitting!
Oh yeah, are you on Ravelry and if so, care to share your Ravelry ID? cindybmw2004

Loverly Swift and Ball Winder

Wahooo! I finally joined everyone else and broke down to buy a swift and ball winder. Normally I get my skeins wound when I buy at my LYS, but I do a lot of swaps, and I get skeins in that are not wound and I tried once....never again....to wind by hand. What a Mess!

This is the beginning with the skein on the swift and connected to the winder.

Half way through the skein and the "cake" is looking good!

Ahhhh....finished cake and no knots! I'm so excited!

Just to enable my sock yarn, like I need any more!. 8 skeins of wildfoote. I love love love this yarn for socks for hubby. I can do 60 sts on size 3 needles and get beautiful socks that wash great and wear great and take hardly any time. Just a regular 2x2 ribbing, short row heel, stockinette foot and in 2 weeks, a pair of socks! Hubby is happy and I'm very happy! :)

And of course, my little dream grandson! :) If he grows some, I can take some pictures of him wearing something I have knit. Right now, it is all too big on him!

Happy Knitting

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Yes there is knitting being done!

finished the socks for my sockittometwice swap. The pattern is called checkmate. A little hard to see in the self-striping yarn, but over all I'm please. Box should go out at the end of this week. I just have one more thing to finish and everything else is ready to go.

Did 2 new dishcloths in crochet. The pattern was one I down loaded, and I'm not sure where. Will have to find the url and then edit this post

Working on squares for the VJCC. This is a project on ravelry where we will knit/crochet during the nascar races and hopefully by October have a blanket done to send to the camp. They give every child a blanket to take home with them, so this is a good project to do when you are sitting around watching the race. I did 12 squares during the Daytona 500

Yes, he is still cutie. He's mad from his bath, and hungry, but he's wearing his new Tigger outfit.

I just love looking at him!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Meet Austin Hunter!

Well, Austin is a month early, but please meet Austin. He's a cutie. Weighing in at only 5 lbs, 8 oz. Now I don't have to worry about that little sweater. He'll fit it just fine!

Mother and baby are doing fine. Grandmother (calling myself CeeCee) is another story!

What a ride! He's a cutie! :)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Hot Cocoa Swap ----Received!

How cool is this? Adding marshmallows as packing, but you know it is really for the hot cocoa!

What a swap! Received this cute little guy as my "happy" in case I get "blue" in the winter. Which I don't get, but he's still going in my knitting bag in case I do get "blue". He'll just take over. Wonderful yarn ----Regia (which is a favorite -- in blue); Rowan Cotton (in red!), candle, lotions and shower gels in a really yummy smelling scent of rice flower and shea. I love shea. It's so nice to the skin and a wonder moisturizer! Chocolates, hot cocoa (from Gharidelli- how nice is that!).

Stitch markers in a really pretty green (maybe-oblique) shape. The case is the only thing that got broken in the box. A beautiful snowflake cup, perfect for having hot chocolate; with a matching spoon!

Thank you so much Sandy! You are a real sweetie and I enjoyed opening every wrapped package! :)

Happy Knitting all and yes I will post knitting pictures soon. Daughter to the Dr's in the am to find out if baby comes tomorrow.....but I really need the next 3 weeks to catch up! :)

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Longing for Spring Swap

Do you knit or crochet? Both How long have you been at your craft? Knitting - 2 years; crocheting 30 years
What are your favorite yarns/fibers? 100% cottons, sock yarns What are your least favorite yarns/fibers? Acrylic unless I have a special use for it
What are your favorite colors? Red/Blue What are your least favorite colors? Neon
What ‘warm weather’ project are you looking forward to making this year? A shell
What are you favorite scents? Vanilla Least favorite? Strong flowery
What is your favorite flower? Yellow Roses
What are you favorite spring time hobbies/activities? Getting the gardens ready
Do you have a garden? If you do, tell us a little about it. Do you like to plant flowers or vegetables? Yes I have 11 gardens around my property. I only plant flowers and have mostly perinnials and roses although I do grow one patch of tomatoes as I love home-grown tomatoes
What are your favorite sweets? Chocolate
Do you collect anything? Piebirds
Do you have any allergies? No
Do you have any pets? Yes, a black cocker spaniel

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Pea Pod Baby Set - Done!

Finished the Pea Pod Baby Set but had a hard time trying to find complementary buttons. The buttons aren't sewed on yet, but it's too beautiful to keep hidden until they were. The yarn was Brown Sheep Seredipity Tweed. Very nice yarn to knit with and I bought more of it to make a large set of this pattern. Pattern is well written and I had no problems following the pattern at all!
Happy Knitting All