Thursday, August 30, 2007

Wow!!! I'm back....kind of.....

So I've been on a blogging break and I will get back to blogging tomorrow....lots of pics to share!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Socks, socks, socks!

I received my Sockapalooza package from Tammy! The socks are very cute and a perfect fit!

Sockapalooza socks

She also sent me a skein of Regia Surf Color Cottom blend yarn so I can make a pair of socks! I also got some candy and stickers! Thanks for being a great pal!

Sockapalooza package

I finished my Alice's Garden socks and here they are:

Alice's Garden socks

I am now working on the Pheasant Run Socks (yarn and pattern from The Loopy Ewe sock club). This sock is working up pretty quick. I am getting more adventurous in my sock knitting since making the Monkey socks.

Pheasant Run Socks

Today I am supposed to be working on some Waldorf dolls....but I am not in the mood....they must be done by August 25! I just can't work on them if I'm not motivated!

Tomorrow Sandy is coming over to hang out and knit and play Wii! It will be a fun last day off before I go back to work on Monday!

Monday, August 06, 2007

Secret Pal 11 Questionnaire

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

I like Sock Yarns....not anything like Opal or Regia (both of which I have too much of in my stash)..I mainly shop for sock yarn on etsy or The Loopy Ewe. I also love Malabrigo and Noro Kureyon. I am not a fan of the acrylic....



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

I have storage for my straights and I keep my Addi Turbos in their original packages.



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 1/2 years (knitting socks form over a year). I think I am intermediate (although I still need to try cables).



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

My Amazon.com Wish List



5. What's your favorite scent?

Honeysuckle (I am alllergic to raspberry, plumeria, and heavy vanilla scented things)



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

Anything chocolate...I alos like gummy candies like gummy peach rings.



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

I don't spin and I really haven't been doing many other crafts lately....except for a bit of sewing.



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 Jason Mraz...Broadway Musicals...lots of other stuff. My computer can play MP3s.



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

I love Green and Pink. My least favorite color is Teal.



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

I am married and we have a dog named Buster.



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


No, not here in Florida....but when we move back to VA I will wear scarves and hats....no mittens (it's hard to sign).



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

Socks



13. What are you knitting right now?

Socks and a Montego Bay Scarf


14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?

Sure!



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

Addi Turbo Criculars and Bamboo straights.



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

Both



17. How old is your oldest UFO?

A few months.



18. What is your favorite holiday?

Christmas and Halloween


19. Is there anything that you collect?

Anything Muppets


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.



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

Cables and toe-up socks



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

Yes! I wear a US 8...standard measurements for that size fit me...foot is 9 1/2 inches long



23. When is your birthday?

February 11



24. Are you on Ravelry? If so, what's your ID?

Yes...I am Purlygirl75

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Kelly likes to...

I saw this on another blog. Basically you go to Google and type in "Kelly likes to" (although you use your own name and include the quotation marks) and you paste the 1st 10 things that show up. So here goes:

1. Kelly likes to wear green unitards.

2. Kelly likes to steal bikes from random kids.

3. Kelly likes to draw.

4. Kelly likes to open the book of Proverbs and share its practical advice with others.

5. Kelly likes "to talk" and she has a rather loud voice for ragdoll.

6. Kelly likes to stretch phrases, alter times, sing on the off beat, or ahead of said beat.

7. Kelly likes to stay very low-key with these types of events.

8. After class, if a door is open to a studio where a rehearsal is going on, Kelly likes to peek in the doorway--it's a doorway she is working hard to enter.

9. Kelly likes to run a motion offense, which constantly keeps players setting screens and moving the ball around the court.

10. For fun, Kelly likes to paint, sing and dance.