Thursday, August 31, 2006

Do You Have A Knitting Addiction?

1. Do you lose time from work due to knitting? I don't have payingjob so nope.

2. Is knitting making your home life unhappy? Nope. Just me and my cat. Actually, thinking about it, my cat does get mad when I don't let her play with the skeins and she wants to. So sometimes yes. My landlady knits so my landlady and I get along fine. SHe understands about the quirks of a knitter.

3. Is knitting affecting your reputation? I guess it is. My staff wonder if I'm ok if I'm seen without my knitting.

4. Have you gotten into financial difficulties as a result of knitting? Not that I can tell.

5. Does your knitting make you careless of your family's welfare? Nope.

6. Has your ambition decreased since knitting? No. My ambition has increased.

7. Do you crave knitting at a definite time daily? At night.

8. Do you want to knit the next morning? If I'm near finishing a project or particular part.

9. Does knitting cause you to have difficulty in sleeping? Yep, it can at times. I've even had strange dreams about my knitting, or yarn.

10. Has your efficiency decreased since knitting? Sometimes yes.

11. Do you knit to escape from worries or trouble? Heck yeah.

12. Do you knit alone? Yep, and with others.

13. Have you ever had a complete loss of memory as a result of knitting? Yep, and lost chuncks of time.

14. Has your physician ever treated you for knitting? Nope, but she has almost been needed to be treated because of my knitting. :P

15. Do you knit to build up your self-confidence? Sometimes

16. Have you ever been to a hospital or institution on account of knitting? Nope, not yet.

So – how about you? Got a knitting addiction
Yay, I'm participating in my first exchange. It's International Scarf Exchange. I'm so excited.

Monday, August 28, 2006


So this is the new home of my knitting journal. Posts tend to come in spurts. will be moving the entries I have made in a journal on another site over to here over the next few days along with pictures.

I started knitting in October of last year. It took me a little while to get the hang of it, but once I did I was off and going. Actually it was my mom and Aunt that got me straightened out and going.

Just to keep from any confusion people that will probably be mentioned a lot are listed. Actually there will be others, but these are the ones that I confuse people with (except dad).
Dad -- My father who has been there for me throuh a lot.
Mom -- Actually my step mom, but I call her Mom. She is like one to me.
Aunt Shelly & Uncle Herbie -- My mom's sister & brother in law
Egg Donor -- the woman who gave birth to me. Dad's ex-wife. I don't give her any maternal credit and have not talked to her in 3 years.
Jon & Pam -- my landlord and lady. They treat me like family.
Mandy, Julie, Jonny, Sydney, & Sam -- Jon & Pam's kids. I call them my sister's & brother.
Nick, Ally, Kirsten, Carlie, Madison -- Jon & Pam's grandkids. I call them my nieces & nephew.

Sunday, August 27, 2006


Yay!I finished The slipper socks I started a week ago yesterday. Originally I was going to make just 1 pair, but now I'm up to 4 pairs. Go figure.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

1 down 1 to go

I finished my first slipper sock. It took me what 5 days. I now have to do the other one. Learned a couple things in in and did a couple things I've never done before. Oh and someone is eyeing them and might want to buy them when they are done. I have a request from a friend for a pair for christmas. I was planning on making a pair for myself.Also my aunt's scarf is done for christmas. So that's 1 embrace done. 3 more to go.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Mental Note

If you are trying to teach knitting to someone that doesn't speak English and that's all you speak you're in for a rough time. On Mondays I'm teaching knitting. Last week was the first week, but noone showed up. So this was the first week of me teaching. There's also stampin and drawing being taught. Well I had 1 student and that was more than enough for me today. I speak English and only English. I've attempted to learn Spanish, but my mind just isn't able to grasp it. Heck, if you have an accent, I can barely understand you. You're better off communicating with me by writing. That is unless you have an Irish Brogue or an English or Scottish accent. I can lso Anderstand Austrialian accents too. I think my understanding the Irish, English, and Scottish is because I grew up hearing a lot of Irish brogues. Heck I was a newborn hearing the Irish brogue and it must have stuck with me. So back to what I was saying. My one student was enough for me today. She didn't speak english. I also didn't have an interperter the whole time. If i needed help I could get someone to help me out, but let's just say I could have gone for an interpeter the whole time. I have no clue how I'm going to handle this for next week. sure hope that I can figure something out.


I sold a scarf saturday after knitting group. I told the lady 20 and she ended up giving me 25. The lady asked me about buying it. Caught me completely off guard. Guess I have to make another for my aunt now. It was her christmas gift. At least this time my aunt's will have the exact color she likes.