24 June 2008

Summer of Love Yarn Swap....

Dear Secret Pal,

Although your package arrived several days ago to my new place, I just arrived over the weekend, so please do accept my apology for the lag in thanking you!!

Thank you, thank you for the beautiful combination of Mission Falls wool & the mohair! I'm going to have to come up with a way to use them together as they coordinate beautifully (prolly a scarf with the mohair & then a hat and gloves with the Mission Falls :) *beaming* i love the colors!!!! thank you! the stitch markers are freakin' adorable, too! i love them :)

I don't know where my cable is to hook up my camera, lol, so once i find it i'll post a picture.
EDIT: picture time! P1010011


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Finished these at the beginning of June sometime. Am making a scarf & beret to match (winging it from the mitten pattern). The scarf is about half done. I'll modify Ysolda Teague's beret pattern so that the cables match the ones on the mittens.

These were knit with Lamb's Pride worsted in aubergine.

mystery theme swap stash

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goodies from yvonnep with the theme INDIA.....lovely, lovely!!

The big move.....

Sigh....well, most of my stuff got moved into the new place on Saturday, but i still have lots of little stuff at the other place (not to mention lots of cleaning to do! ugh). I hope my internet access will be better here (though my cell signal isn't as good, sigh).

03 June 2008

Q & A for Summer of Love swap....

Swap Q & A

1. Do you knit or crochet? How long have you been at your craft? I both knit & crochet, but prefer to knit. I'm an intermediate level knitter
2. Do you spin? What type of spinning? nope, not yet!
3. What are your favorite yarns/fibers? i prefer natural fibers: wool, silk, cashmere, alpaca, cotton, tencel, sea silk, bamboo, and blends thereof. microfiber in a blend is fine, tooWhat are your least favorite yarns/fibers? acrylics/all synthetic
4. What are your favorite colors? greens, teal, violet, blue-reds, burgundies, pinks, rich brownsWhat are your least favorite colors?orange, rust...
5. Are there any yarns/brands that you are dying to work with but never have? i'm currently addicted to hand-dyed sock yarns!
6. What is/are your favorite types of projects to knit/crochet? i like the satisfaction of completing something, so i tend to knits lots of quicker projects like socks, mittens/gloves, berets, purses/bags, tanks/camisoles...but i usually also have a more time-consuming project on the needles....
7. What are you currently working on? right now i have a lace-weight baby sweater on the needles, a scarf and beret set, a dishcloth (i work on this as i walk to and from the library, lol), and a pair of socks...i rotate Anything you plan to work on this summer? the baby sweater will get a pair of booties and a tam to match. i'll prolly knit more socks, more winter accessories, tops, etc.
8. What is your favorite FO? (Post a pic if you would like.) if the baby sweater comes out, that will become my favorite
9. What is your oldest UFO? a camisole i have half-finished from January
10. Are there any techniques that you want to learn? too many to list!
11. Are you on Ravlery? What's your ID? SaucyMinx
12. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements? You'd think i'd know this, lol...i wear a size 7-8, so usually the directions given as default for a sock pattern are right on
13. Do you collect anything? Wonder Woman paraphanelia
14. Do you have a yarn winder and/or swift? yes, both
15. Do you love sweets? What are your favorites? caramel, Haribo gummi-anything
16. What are your favorite scents? floral
17. Where do you keep your needles/hooks? heh, all over the place!
18. Do you have a wishlist (Amazon, Etsy, etc?) i have one on amazon:
19. Having a birthday this summer? nope, it was in march
20. Are you allergic to anything??? Please let your pal know! nothing relevant