Sunday, February 18, 2007

Waiting for an alignment....

I have been sitting at Pep Boys for almost 2 and a half hours......they
changed our tires...now we are waiting for the alignment that we
desparately need. I hate waiting. My iPod is at home charging.....and
the only stuff on the TV here is religious, paid programming or a debate
about the news.

I have been working on this sock....I only had 4 rows done when I got
here...now the cuff is almost done. I am using the Tofutsies yarn from
SWTC on size 0 circulars....the yarn is a little splitty, but it's
nice. Who knows, maybe I'll have a whole sock done today!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Birthday Reflections....a few days late


Birthday Present
Originally uploaded by jmnkrt.

I had a nice birthday this year....pretty quiet...not a lot of hype. It was a good change. I got up, went to church, then I went to my knitting group at Panera (thanks for the chocolate cake Sandy!). When I got home, my husband had called a few friends and got them to come over and surprise me! We ate cake and chatted. It's nice to have friends who are couples in our age group (without children)....

This picture is the potpourri ball that my student gave me for my birthday....

I hope this year (32) is a good one!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Secret Pal Package


Secret Pal Package
Originally uploaded by jmnkrt.

This is the final package I received from my pal! I found out her name is Sara and she blogs here! Wow! I had the best secret pal ever! I received some beautiful Irish Wool (I need to figure out what to make) and cute sheep erasers and a rubber stamp and a bunch of chocolate (Cadbury Fudge bar! and Cadbury Creme egg!!!). Thanks again to my pal! You're the greatest!

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Spamalot!



Just got home from Spamalot! What a great show! I went with a dear friend of mine and we laughed and laughed! They even had a Spam-mobile out in front of the theatre giving away free samples....I didn't eat it, but Craig did! Yeeccch! But the show was awesome....and we are getting some great shows over the next year....including Wicked, The Producers, The Lion King, Jersey Boys and more!

I miss musical theatre so much! I really regret that I am not currently performing and I need to remedy that! It is so much fun and so very rewarding!

Off to watch the Superbowl with hubby (he will be watching and I will be knitting socks, of course)....

"Bring out your dead!"

Secret Pal 10 Questionnaire

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?

I like to knit with Superwash wools like Merino...I also like Merino/Tencel blends and Bamboo/Wool blends.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?

Straight needles are in a holder, circular needles are in a hanging holder, Addi Turbo circulars are in their original packages. hooks are in a case

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?

I have been knitting for about 2 years now....I think I am intermediate because I haven't tackled anything like cables....just socks, scarves and bags

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?

Yes...will be updating it soon....My Amazon.com Wish List

5. What's your favorite scent?

I like the scents of desserts....or things with that fresh, clean smell....Vanilla, raspberry and plumeria give me headaches

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?

Anything chocolate!!!

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?

I don't spin, but I journal and draw, write stories, scrapbook, make cards and I make Waldorf dolls

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)

I love Broadway musicals....and top 40 stuff...I have an iPod

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand?

Green!!! I also love pink and orange

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?

I have been married for 8 years. We have a dog named Buster.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?

I like to wear hats and scarves...but I don't wear them a lot in Florida...

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?

Socks!!!

13. What are you knitting right now?

I have a Malabrigo scarf on the needles, also Hedera socks...

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?

Sure, why not?

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?

I am addicted to Addi Turbo Circulars....I have them in US size 0,1,2, and 3

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?

I have both

17. How old is your oldest UFO?

A few months old...the Malabrigo scarf

18. What is your favorite holiday?

Christmas and Valentine's Day

19. Is there anything that you collect?

Mattel My Child dolls from the 1980's

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?

I subscribe to Interweave Knits....any books will be listed on my Amazon wishlist

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?

2 socks on 2 circulars

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?

I am a very serious sock knitter....I make the feet of my socks 9 1/2 inches long

23. When is your birthday?

February 11