Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Afghan, Socks, Sweater, and whatnot

Dad's afghan is growing. Slowly but surely.
Mom's socks....a new project as of tonight....are going to be her christmas present.
The sweater is on halt as I'm not working on a sweater when it's 90 + degrees out.
MY ITE 4 project is going along smoothly (knock on wood) too.

That's it for knitting projects right now. My sanitys is on a fine line this week with so much going on. That's why I am wondering why the crazy idea to knit an orange scarf of unknown length (but extremely long) has hit and stuck. It's purpose would be to attract people to an informational fair next March (that's how long it would be). See what I mean by my sanity is on a fine line this week.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

My SP Is The Best

I got my reveal package yesterday. If I wasn't so tired I would have posted about it yesterday. It's been a busy week and I am very sorry that I didn't post. My pal (Amy) sent me A knit cotton Discloth with a 4 leaf clover knit into it, 2 skiens of Yarn Treehouse Lace weight Merino Yarn (So soft and pretty), Treats and toys for Cliona (Many purrs from Cliona I must add), CHOCOLATE (Cadburys Irish Cream filled bar), A Knitting with fabric Kit (can't wait to get to it), An Irish Angel pin, A Yankee Candle Car Jar (Lavender), an Angel ornament, And A Stitch Counter Bracelet (with celtic knot beads). Amy You are the best!!!

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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Wool Crisis

Thanks to Cliona . My Irish Fishermans Sweater (bought in Ireland) ended up getting the following treatment Yesterday: .

What did Cliona Do? Wel, because she didn't like the cat litter I bought her, she peed on it. Grrrrrr. BAD KITTY! It took me 2 hours to get it rinsed, thoroughly wet (hence the weighing it down as indicated above), soaked in vinegar (bye bye cat pee smell), free of the vinegar, washed by hand, rinsed, squeezed, toweled, and blocked. Needless to say Cliona heard about it for quite a while.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Pals are Happy

Well both my ISE4 and SP10 pals have received their packages and are happy with what I've sent them. Great news to get today. I had a wool crisis on my hands. Still a bit jumpy over it so I'll post about it tomorrow along with a picture. Don't worry though no winged creatures are involved.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

International Tote Exchange Update.

I've started my pal's bag. I had to adapt the pattern a little as I'm DPN impaired and just can't seem to get the point of DPN's no matter what I try to do. I'm hoping she'll like it.

Socks Are Done!

My first pair of socks are DONE!!!! I'm so excited! Tuesday I'll be wearing shoes instead of flipflops just so I can wear my socks. I can't wait to start another pair, but I'm also trying to restrain myself and finish/get to certian points in other projects.


Friday, June 08, 2007

Weekly Stashalong Update

Yellow = I'm plugging away on it. (2 projects).
Red = Done (8 projects).

1.) Irish Aran Sweater (using Patons Classic Merino) -- Yet again stalled.
2.) My First Pair of Socks (Regia 6 ply Crazy Color ) -- Almost done, on to the cuffs.
3.) A scarf and hat set for a raffle on March 1 -- DONE
4.) A scarf for same raffle on March 1 -- DONE.
5.) A cotton hooded bath blanket for the baby to be -- DONE
6.) Shawl for my Mom -- DONE
7.) Afghan for Dad (Yarn will be a mix) -- Working on. The knitting version of a crazy quilt. I've determined the width.
8.) Irish Hiking Scarf -- DONE
9.) Gifted Mittens -- DONE
10.) ISE 4 scarf (Lopi) -- DONE and sent off

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

SP10 & ISE 4

Both have packages going in the mail Thursday June 7th, 2007.

I turned my first heel ever!

And i did it without any tears, frogging, yelling, or any other fits. Thank goodness for Queen Kahuna's Crazy Toes and Heels book. I don't know where I would be otherwise. I've posted pics below of it. Yeeha!

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Virtual Vacation Questionairre Answers

1. If you could visit any state in the US, which would it be and why? I would have to say Michigan. I have a close friend and her family there. I haven't seen them in 6 years. It would be great to see them again.
2. If you could visit any country in the world, other than your own, which would it be and why? I went to Ireland in 1997 and have been dying to go back. I dodn't get to see much of the country as we (dad and I) stayed on Valentia Island mostly. I'd also like to go to Poland, Brazin and Lithuania as we have had some students here for a ew months at a time and I'd like to go see their countries.
3. Have you ever driven across several states/providence/countries? Only as a passenger. I've been from Connecticut as far north as New Hampshire, and South as Florida.
4. Have you ever visited someplace you consider exotic? Where was it? Nope
5. What was your favorite "travel" vacation? Why? For travel I'd have to day the year my dad and I went to Virginia, Deleware, and Pennsylvania. We visited several places in each state over a 2 week period.
6. Have you ever played tourist in your own home city/state (if international, country)? Explain. Once when I was younger. I went to a few lesser known places in the state. It was pretty fun.
7. Are you a museum visitor, beach comer or an amusement seeker? I'm all 3. I love to go to Museums and art galleries. I'll spend all day at am amusement park, and a nice day at the beach with friends is always fun.
8. What's your favorite type of yarn? A lot of Natural Fibers and Sock Yarns
9. What's your least favorite type of yarn? Eyelash and Chenille
10. What items do you like to knit/crochet? Socks, Scarves, Hats, Sweater, Afghan
11. What do you pack, knit/crochet wise when you go on vacation? I haven't gone away on vacation since I started to knit. Only to my parents overnight. For going there I's whatever I'm working on.
12. What other crafts do you do/would like to do other than Knit/Crochet? I also spin with a DropSpindle, bead, make stained glass, make fused glass jewlery (even using dichroic glass), paint pottery, draw.
13. Are you allergic to anything? (Yarn wise or treat wise) I am deathly allergic to tropical fruits. Here is a list of some of the fruits to avoid. Due to this allergy NO Banana silk (fiber) yarn or yarn with elastic in it please. I don't relish the idea of using an epi-pen and going to the emergency room.
14. What is your favorite color? Least Favorite? I love purples and the colors of a sunrise/sunset. Actually I like most colors, bright and bold or pasteland muted. I cannot stand neon colors though.
15. Sweet or Savory (Treat not personality)? Sweet. Chocoholic here
16. Anything else we are forgetting to ask that you think your partner desperately needs to know? Other than the allergy, nothing that I can think of right now. Oh I do have a cat in case anyone is allergic to cats.

Heels & Socks

Yay! I'm on the first heel of my socks. Yippee! Isn't life grand?

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Let's are things going!

Socks....6-7 more rounds and the gussets are done and on the the heels. Yay. It seems like the gussets have taken forever.

Afghan....plugging away on it. It's my mindless project. Definitley being a glutton for punishment with all the blocks to sew on. By the way it's 6 1/2 feet wide and it will be 8 feet long.

Sweater...we won't go there.

International Tote Exchange ... yarn and pattern picked, will be casting on this week.

International Scarf Exchange... will be going in the mail by friday.

SP 10... final package will be getting mailed by friday also.