Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Hemlock Ring Blanket KAL

I saw the doily link and thought I can't knit that. Then I saw Jared's blanket I knew I had to knit it. This is the biggest leap in my knitting. I've never knitted on DP's then to circulars. I messed up the center but I WASN'T frogging it. I'm on Round 47. I'm about to take another leap in my knitting. I'm going to try and knit from a Chart.

I'm making my blanket with Wool-Ease in Dark Rose Heather and size 9 needles. My circulars are only 32" long, so I can't get any good pictures of my progress now. But here are 2 from round 20ish... I might take a trip to a yarn shop and get longer circulars.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Daisy Granny Squares

I found this pattern on the Granny Along blog and fell in love with it.

I start some square without knowing what I was going to do with them. I finally decided I'm going to make a baby ghan. For whom I don't know yet.

I'm use my stash for this problem!!! Yellow and pink is Mainstay yarn, Mint green by Red Heart and White I think it's Red Heart. I'm going to make is 5x5 squares. I'm going to alternate Daisy squares with soild white squares. I have 4 white squares done and 4 daisy squares done. I have 6 square needing the background rows and 5 with just the center done.

Girls Day

Hubby and Son left this morning for 4 or 5 days of Camping.
So my daughter (3 yrs.)and I had a girly day.
We went to lunch at Round Table Pizza.. YUMMY!!!
Came home and I did our nail.
I'm trying to think if we should go out to eat dinner.
I was going to post pictures but blogger isn't working with me tonight.
I had more post and pictures but will wait and try tonight or tomorrow

Thursday, August 16, 2007

SP 11 Contest 1 Questions and Answers...

1. What is the one knitting accessory you could not live without?
Clover Jumbo Tapestry Needles (Bent Point)
2. If you're heading on vacation, do you take knitting with you? Not going anywhere this year, but I usually take knitting or crochet with me.
If so, how much and what type of project?
Something small and mindless, Like a dishcloth or doily

3. Where have you travelled to that you'd consider your favorite spot?It used to be going home every year until my mom pasted and I haven't been back home in 3 years. So I don't have a favorite spot right now.
4. What is your favorite knitting book at the moment?
The knitter's bible. I LOVE it. It has help me so much in expanding my knitting.
Do you own it?
5. Do you listen to pod casts?
Haven't really gotten into them yet. I've only downloads the pod casts from Knit Picks. Not sure on how to find other ones.
Which is your favorite(s)?

Secret Pal 11

Sorry I'm late with this... It's been a zoo around here..

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with?
I'm not too picky when it comes to yarn. I've just really started getting more into my knitting. So I'm open to most yarns.

What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
I'm not fond of Homespun or Boucle yarns.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
My knitting needles are in a basket and crochet hooks in a zipper pencil pouch.
I have a pattern to make a fabric holder for my circulars. I just need to find the time to make it.

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn?
My step mom tried to teach me about 14 yrs ago and it didn't work so she taught me to crochet. Which I picked up great...
My grandma finally taught me about 6 yrs ago. It took me away to get hooked on knitting.
I've really have gotten into knitting with in the last year or so...

Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
I would say almost intermediate. I have lots of techniques to try.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
I have an Amazon wish list.

5. What's your favorite scent?
Tropical smells, cucumber melon, any melon or fruit smells.
Not a fan of floral or lavender.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth?
Favorite candy?
Reese peanut butter cups and Creme Savers and white chocolate.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do?
Knit, Crochet, Sew, Quilt and one stroke painting.

Do you spin? Not yet, wait for my kids to leave so I have money to dive right into spinning. I have a long wait, my youngest is 3 1/2 yrs.

8. What kind of music do you like?
I like about anything. Country, Pop, R&B, Reggae, Top 40's, some rap. I just got a Celtic Woman Cd I really like.
Can your computer/stereo play MP3s?
I have an IPod and my puter
(if your buddy wants to make you a CD)

9. What's your favorite color(s)?
Where to start...
Purples, blues, corals, peaches, pinks, browns, creams, sagey greens, wine,teals.

Any colors you just can't stand?
oranges and reds

10. What is your family situation?
Not legal Married but been together for over 12 yrs... I KNOW we should make it legal. (someday) We have 2 kids. Son, age 11 and a daughter 3 1/2.

Do you have any pets?
Yes, one prima donna cat.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
Yes to scarves.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
Hmm right now Dishclothes. I'm hoping after school startes it will be socks.

13. What are you knitting right now?
Dishcloth for an exchange and a KAL dishcloth. And a KAL Shawl.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
YEP!!! I love them...

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles?
circular needles
Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
Turbo Addi's. I'm saving up or going to ask Santa for a set of KnitPick Options.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
I have a yarn winder...
One day would like to get a swift, right now I have my son's arms..LOL

17. How old is your oldest UFO?
My oldest knitted UFO is a Black and Yellow scarf made with Black yarn and Yellow Fun Fur. Started about 1 1/2 ago. I'm making it for my favorite football team. Pittsburgh Steelers. I might go dig it up now and finish it.
My oldest crochet UFO is a pointsette and pineapple doily start about a 9 months ago... Nope not going to dig that on up yet...

18. What is your favorite holiday?
Is CHRISTMAS!! I don't fond of the hustle and bustle but love the music, decorating, baking cookies and time with my kids.

19. Is there anything that you collect?
Yarn, fabric, patterns...
Tea cups, butterflies, roses, teapots, Snowmen.

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on?
Debbie Macomber Knit Along Debbie's Favorites
Self stripping sock yarns

What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
I have a subscription to Creative Knitting.

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?
How to knit socks...
22. Are you a sock knitter?
Not yet, going to try once son is back in school.
What are your foot measurements?
I'm a size 7 1/2 shoes. Don't know how to measure my feet for socks yet...

23. When is your birthday?
March 23
24. Are you on Ravelry? If so, what's your ID?
Nope, don't know when I will be. I'm afraid to see where I stand in the invite line. LOL
I just looked it up and here is where I stand...
You signed up on June 28, 2007
You are #11436 on the list.
2059 people are ahead of you in line.
15183 people are behind you in line.
34% of the list has been invited so far