Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Christmas Around The World Questionnaire

Oops...sorry I didn't post this sooner!

Are you religious? I'M SPIRITUAL
How long have you been knitting? Would you consider yourself a Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced? 2 YEARS. I'M INTERMEDIATE.
Do you have any other hobbies besides knitting? SEWING, YOGA, RUNNING, READING. I'D LIKE TO LEARN TO SPIN.
Favorite color(s)? GREEN, BLUE, RED
Are you allergic to any fibers or animals? NO
Do you have any pets? YES - 2 CATS, 1 DOG
Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate? ALL OF THE ABOVE!
Cookies or Sweets? COOKIES!
Do you knit socks? YES
If not socks then what? (tell us about your favorite knits)
Do you put up a Christmas tree? If not then what do you do? YES!
Favorite holiday smells? CHIRSTMAS TREE!
Do you celebrate Christmas in a traditional or unconventional way? Please elaborate. WE DO TREE TRIMMING, LIGHTS AND STOCKINGS.
What are your favorite holiday traditions? DECORATING THE TREE, DRIVING AROUND TO LOOK AT LIGHTS.
Finish the sentence: “For me Christmas is all about....” MY FAMILY
If you were a Christmas ornament you would be…….? POPCORN AND CRANBERRY GARLAND
What was your favorite gift you've ever received? Or given? MY SECOND SON WAS DUE ON 12/24 SO I'LL SAY HIM
When do you start your Christmas? AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
Do you send Christmas cards? Do you make them or buy them? YES - WE SEND A COPY OF OUR FAMILY PHOTO WITH SANTA
What is your favorite Christmas dish? MY DAD'S BEANS AND MY MOM'S PUMPKIN DESSERT
Carolers are at your door. What do you do? OFFER THEM SOME COCO AND SING ALONG.
When do you open presents? Christmas eve or Christmas morning? MORNING. PRESENTS ARE LIKE POTATO CHIPS - YOU CAN'T STOP WITH JUST ONE!
Do you celebrate with family or friends or both? BOTH!

It's Here! My Sock It To Me Package!

Drum roll please.....

My amazing package from my Sock It To Me Swap partner Amy. Let me start by saying what a wonderful buddy Amy has been. You can see from previous posts that she has gone out of her way to spoil me already and now this package arrives! One pair of Marigold Socks in Fleece Artist's Sea Wool in the Amethyst colorway. They fit great and are so soft. The pattern is amazing and the color perfect. Well done! And, a yummy apple cider candle (just in time for fall), a super cute drawsting project bag (perfect for sock knitting), a book mark (gotta have um' - I can barely remember what I read let alone where I left off), and some fab Alchemy Synchronicity yarn in Teal Tide! So pretty and soft. I am going to knit the Foliage hat from the new Knitty for a Lost KAL on Ravelry so I think I'm going to use this yarn. Reminds me of the color of the ocean in Hawaii. And, last but not least, did you see the card? I love this cat. The quote by Nan Porter reads "If cats could talk, they wouldn't" Nuff Said! Thanks Amy! You are awesome!

Here are my Halloween socks:

I couldn't resist. This is the Count Sockula colorway from Lovesticks. I promise to finish my swap socks before I finish the second sock.

Once I have my swap socks done I'm going to work more on this:

These are Dani of Sunshine Yarn's HP Dragon colorways. I'm going to make a mitered square triangle shawl using all four colorways: Hungarian Horntail Dragon, Chinese Fireball Dragon, Welsh Green Dragon and Swedish Short Snout Dragon. I hope I can make it work.

Lastly, one little FO. A hat for my cousin's baby due next month. I just need to make the booties now and then the set will be complete!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Coming Attractions

I feel like I haven't blogged for a long time. So, to get back into the swing of it, I'm just going to post pictures...and I'm sick so I don't have too much energy for spinnin' yarns tonight.

First up, a beautiful skein of Wollmeise that I swapped from somebody on Ravelry! Isn't it beautiful? If anybody knows of an easy knee high sock pattern let me know. There is a ton of yardage so I think I can make knee highs work!

Now, Monkey sock #1 knit from Zen Yarn Garden's 100% Superwash Merino. This yarn is sooooo soft! I love the colors too. Hope my pal likes them too. I like the pattern but can't seem to memorize it. I'll have to cast on for sock #2 tomorrow.

Baby Beanie knit with on two circulars. Not sure how much I like it...this hat certainly isn't "soaring" off the needles.

And I stared a Halloween sock. Hopefully I'll have pictures of that tomorrow.

Bon soir!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Baby Sweater

Baby Sweater
Originally uploaded by jfwl04
Here it is! For my cousin's baby due in October. Knit from Twisted Fiber Arts Dutchess yarn in Ankh and Filanon. More specs on this on ravelry! Not much more to report. Kids started school (all three boys, that is - husband, oldest son and youngest too!), knitting socks for swaps, and getting to know Ravelry. Can it be winter yet please?

Gotta go...the vacuum is calling.