Sunday, February 18, 2007

surrounded by strong, intelligent, independent women

What a lovely way to spend a sunday afternoon.  I had afternoon tea today with my friend K and several friends of hers.  She didn't think I would make it, I have blown her off so often in the past.  too tired, too depressed, too whatever.  Well, she called me as Iwas just about to fall asleep. I had totally forgotten this afternoon's shindig; I am so glad she called, and so glad I went.  The company was lovely.  There were 7 of us, two pots of tea, a plate of finger sandwiches, fruit with dip, cheeses (a gift to K from her husband's trip to Paris) and a variety of sweets (lots of chocolate, of course).   We talked of our jobs, hobbies, the children in our lives, trips taken and any other topic that came to mind.  I had met all of the other women except for one, one more to add to the circle of people K has introduced me to.  K is such a wonderful person.  She radiates such caring, peace and love.  She is very giving of her heart, her time, her spirit.  What a great friend.  

That's her on the left.  She probably wouldn't like this picture :-)

Anyway, I have to work tonight.  Actually tomorrow morning, since I have to be there at 3 am.  I think I'll go in at 4.  Cleaning is so not happening right now, too tired.  Why are the exterminators coming tomorrow *sigh*

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

sp 10 Questions & answers

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?

I love natural fibers, hate most acrylics.  Call me a yarn snob, I admit it.  I realy love mohair, alpaca and silk blends.  

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?

Currently my needles are stored in anything I can find to put them in.  I have cloth holder that hangs from a bookcase, and I have started putting the dpns in ziplocs, 'cause I keep sitting on them :-).

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?

I started knitting years ago.  I mostly taught myself, but I did take a beginners class at a yarn shop.  

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

Yes, I will supply the address later.

5. What's your favorite scent?

I love gardenias.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?

I love good chocolate, caramel, and twizzlers.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?

I would love to learn to spin, but haven't gotten the courage to take a class yet.  I sometimes make beaded jewelry.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)

My music tastes vary, I pretty much like everything except Kenny G.

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand?

I like vibrant colors, jewel tones more than pastels.  

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?

No kids, no significant other, one cat.

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

I don't wear ponchos, but I love scarves, hats, gloves, wrist warmers and shawls.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?

I like scarves because they are so quick, sweaters because they will be worn so much, and thick wooly socks because they are such a comfort item.

13. What are you knitting right now?

I am finishing "Fantine" from French Girl Knits, in the middle of a second one, and at the start of a pair of Snicket Socks.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?

I love handmade gifts!

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?

I prefer circs to straight.  Bamboo to plastic.  I have a love/hate relationship with my Addi Turbos.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?

No on both counts, although I have been eyeing both.

17. How old is your oldest UFO?

Well, it's now up to three years.  still haven't finished that darn sweater.

18. What is your favorite holiday?

Christmas.  My birthday is pretty cool too :-)

19. Is there anything that you collect?

Teapots and teas.  

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?

I have a subscription to Interweave Knits that I received as a gift from my rockin sp Sabine.  I'm always drooling over books, but nothing comes to mind right now.

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?

I would like to learn to spin and dye my own fibers.

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?

I have knit socks, usually the wooly walk around the house type.  

23. When is your birthday?

 April 21st, Taureans rule!!!

Friday, February 09, 2007

no blogging for the last couple of weeks.  very lame of me, i know.  
and now i once again have had a liquid and electronics accident.  
I spilled vitawater on my digital camera.  *sigh*
last time it was diet pepsi and my ipod, which i had replaced, but now it's my camera.
i really need to stop this :-)