Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Are you a knitter or crocheter? a totally newbie knitter... no crochet at all yet
What is/are your favorite projects to create? so far I'm into dishcloths and scarves (did I mention that I'm a newbie? lol) I'm getting pretty adventurous with what I'm trying to make, but nothing circular yet.
What is your favorite yarn type (wool, cotton, etc?) Any yarns you don’t like to work with? I love all the natural fibers, cotton, wool, silk, bamboo. I've been trying to like acrylic for the cost savings, but it's not going well.
What is your favorite color ? Least favorite? I love jewel tones and easter egg colors. I can't stand neon and orange.
What is your favorite thing about the city you live in? That I can go from a super fancy, gourmet grocery store (that I can't really afford) to a down and out Asian supermarket with all the freshest and cheapest veggies, within 10 minutes. Plus, I met my husband here, so that helps
What is your favorite thing to do when you visit a new place for the first time? I love hitting the library and the grocery store. At the library you can usually find out about groups meeting around town, so I can meet new people, and I love seeing what local foods are available in the stores.
Do you have any other hobbies, besides fiber craft? I'm a cross-stitcher as well, does that count as fiber craft? I use fibers... just a different kind... so if it counts, then no, I have no other hobbies :)
Do you collect anything? No, I live in a TINY apartment with a husband and a cat, I have no room to collect anything
Do you like sweets? I love sweets!! I'm a fan of chocolate, but my real loves are coconut and mango flavored things.
What are your favorite scents? Lavender and Vanilla
What is your living situation (married, kids?) Do you have any pets? 1 husband, and 1 cat, who are both little divas, although I try not to tell them that! lol
Is there anything important your pal needs to know (pet allergies, food allergies, etc?) I'm not allergic to anything, but I quit smoking 4 years ago (yay me), but am still VERY sensitive to the smell, and it really grosses me out.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
I finished my dishcloth last night. I would post a photo of it, but the photo I have is TERRIBLE. So, I'll wait. Suffice it to say, it looks a lot like the one I posted yesterday, just bigger.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Oh, I know, the horror of a knot!! On something I actually MEAN to give away!!! After 45 minutes of LOST (well, really I was mostly watching the show) I decided that I'm ok with being a lazy knitter. I was not going to frog a perfectly good row just to avoid putting in a knot. My niece won't know that it's a 'bad' thing, she's only 6. (Her mother won't know either since she's not a knitter.)
I just can never mention this to my Mom. Not that she's above a knot, I'm sure that she's used them before. Just probably not on something that she means as a present.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
The second thing I'm working on is a scarf for my grandmother. I am using some yarn that I already had, but totally hate. It will make a LOVELY scarf, it's the working with it that I object to. I've put it to the side for the moment to focus on Chippy's Blanket. I pick the scarf up to mess with it every couple of days or so, but end up frogging just about everything that I've done. I just got a box of needles from my mother, and I think one of the reasons I haven't enjoyed working with it is that I've been using bamboo needles. I really like working with metal instead. So, I might just give it a switch to metal needles and see if that helps. The bamboo is just too sticky. I learned on plastic needles, but even they are too sticky for me right now. I love the slick feeling of the metal.
All that said, my husband really should knit as well. I liked the fact that there was something that we could do together that didn't involve me having to try and understand car speak, and him coming home smelling like transmission fluid. He seems to be a natural knitter. He's pretty quick considering he's a novice, and he has great tension control. His stitches are all nice and evenly spaced. Also, for some strange reason I don't feel the need to compete with him over knitting. He has his strengths, and I have mine. (Mainly that I have more time to knit, so I look like I'm getting a lot more done.) I had a moment where I saw us knitting together, making sock and scarf sets for Christmas presents. I was really looking forward to some knitted goods for our anniversary. I have to think of a plan to get him knitting again.