19 August 2008

Q & A for Falling for Ewe swap

1. Do you knit or crochet? How long have you been at your craft?
I prefer to knit and am an intermediate level knitter. I can crochet, but it seems to aggravate my tendonitis, so don't do it much.

2. Do you spin? What type of spinning do you do?

3. Are there any other crafts that you participate in?
I bake.

4. What are your favorite yarns/fibers?

I prefer natural fibers, though some blends are ok.

5. What are your LEAST favorite yarns/fibers?

Acrylic/Synthetics/novelty yarns/boucle

6. Are there any types/brands of yarn that you are dying to work with but haven’t gotten a chance? Um, sure...Sundara sock yarn, Wollmeise, ya know...indie dyers like that :)

7. What are your favorite types of projects to knit/crochet?
Socks and other accessories cause they are quick

8. What are you currently working on? Anything you plan to start this autumn?
I'm knitting socks :) I also have a beret that I'm working on. I'll prolly start a sweater of some sort in the autumn...definitely i'll make gloves/mittens/mitts and other winter accessories!!

9. What is your favorite FO? (Please, post a picture if you would like.)
my FO -- they ones of which i have pictures, anyway, -- are on ravelry.

10. What is your oldest UFO?
it's also pictured on Ravelry -- it's a cami that I started in January

11. Are their any knitting/crochet techniques that you would like to learn?
I suppose I will eventually learn Fair Isle...

12. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
I am a sock knitter. Women's Medium (size 7.5 shoe), 8.5" length & diameter, I believe

13. Do you have a yarn winder and/or a swift?
YEs, both.

14. Where/how to you keep you needles/hooks?
In disarray, at the moment!

15. Do you collect anything?
Wonder Woman and Joan of Arc paraphenalia. Rita Hayworth stuff.

16. What is your favorite type of music? Are you MP3 ready?
I really do have eclectic tastes...i like most types, from disco to heavy metal. Yes, i am MP3 ready (i use iTunes)

17. Do you like sweets? What are your favorites?
Caramel and Haribo gummies

18. What is your living situation like? Any pets? Children?
Cats and a dog.

19. Are you allergic to anything?
Nothing relevant

20. Do you have an online wish list (Amazon, Etsy, Loopy Ewe, etc.)? Please include links for your swap pal.

Yes, I have an Amazon wish list and the link is on the side. I guess you could also say that my Ravelry queue is a wish list.

21. Are you having a birthday during this swap?

22. What is your Ravelry ID? SaucyMinx

11 August 2008

Sock Yarn from your Stash 4 swap
Originally uploaded by Saucy Minx Knits

Wow, what a day! I love coming home from being out of town and having so much mail, lol!!!

After I got home from work today, though, there was yet another package -- how lucky am i?!

This one is from Larissa.....thanks! Wow, everything was beautifully wrapped in a gorgeous fabric and many things she made herself! She sent me some sock yarn, a pattern for it, sock needles, a cute pocket mirror, a project bag for socks, candy, loads of tea, darling stitch markers and a little pocket for them...all kinds of goodies! It even arrived in a useful box!

Swap on a budget
Originally uploaded by Saucy Minx Knits

Thanks to FruitySpirit for these adorable swap goodies!! I love the pink RYC Cashcotton yarn! She made the stitch markers AND the little post-it notebook on the left, wow!

Sock yarn from your stash 3 swap
Originally uploaded by Saucy Minx Knits

Goodies from yohopaulie! she knew i liked vintage and medieval stuff, so sent a medieval pattern, a vintage tank top pattern, a journal, Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks book!!!, a Marilyn Monroe tote bag!, and sockyarn that she dyed!!

Secret Pal 12
Originally uploaded by Saucy Minx Knits

Got a box off goodies from my Secret Pal 12!! She sent me Jacquard dyes in red and blue and a sock flat to dye :) She also sent me a set of Harmony DPNs, size 1 (2.25mm), but those went straight into my knitting bag :)

Thank you, Secret Pal!!

Summer Swap
Originally uploaded by Saucy Minx Knits

thanks to mprsdrose!! awesome goodies from Canada! lots of hot chocolate, cute notepads, a Canada pin, malabrigo yarn and a pattern for it, truffles, a silk bag for jewelry, and a lavender sachet :)

This is all in addition to the bok she sent me previously, FItted Knits!

EZ bday swap!
Originally uploaded by Saucy Minx Knits

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Zimmerman!

Heh, I"m the one who got the gifts, though :) Many thanks to patternho over at Revelry for this great package! She sent me EZ's Knitting Workshop (which I didn't have, but wanted), some Cajun dirty rice mix, a journal, some caramel (yum!), stitch markers that she made, sugar n cream cotton, and some Elisabeth Lavold Silky Wool in a really pretty turquoise!