Friday, January 28, 2005

Secret Pals Questionare

1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer high- a nd/natural fibers)? Do you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand? Or is it all the same to you?I don't think that I am a yarn snob... but I do think that some yarn is better than others.
2. Do you spin? Crochet? I can crochet a little!
3. Do you have any allergies? (smoke, pets, fibers, perfume, etc.)Lavender!!
4. How long have you been knitting? I have been trying to knit for about 6 months... Just now getting the hang of it all.
5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? Yes.. I will post a link for that.
6. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.) I love the smell of stargazer lilies, and violets
7. Do you have a sweet tooth? Oooohhh yeah! GIVE ME CHOCOLATE!
8. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? I make my own soap and bath products sometimes.... Now that I have Ronin it's just easier to purchase it at a store! I really miss making it though.
9. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) I like almost everything except really harsh rap.
10. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? I prefer greens and blues.
11. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? I have a son who is 9 months old, and my sweetie. We don't have any pets, but I really want a puppy.
12. What are your life dreams? (really stretching it here, I know) I want to go back to school and get a teaching certificate. I have wanted to do that since I was in high school, and I really hope that one day I am able to.
13. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? I don't really have one yet, but I am sure that I will.
14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? There is this yarn that I bought to "practice" with, and it feels horrible, and it is the disgusting hot pink color! YUCK!!!
15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s? Just learning is an obsession!
16. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? I don't know yet, but I will tell you that I really just love knitting...
17. What are you knitting right now? A scarf, and I am about to start my first pair of socks. I have a sock fetish. I have way too many socks!
18. What do you think about ponchos? I have one that I bought, and I have a pattern for one that I want to knit.
19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? RIght now I like both for different things.
20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? Bamboo
21. Are you a sock knitter? I will be.
22. How did you learn to knit? I taught myself.
23. How old is your oldest UFO? about 5 months.
24. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird? Favorite animated character is Crush from Finding Nemo, and favorite animal is a Sea Turtle!
25. What is your favorite holiday? Halloween
26. Is there anything that you collect? I love Sea Turtles!

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Sickness Sucks!!!

So, I am starting to feel better bit by little bit. I have had bronchitis, so that means I have not been knitting at all. There were days when I could barely lift my head off the pillow. And then there were the days that my son was sick. I think that was worse than me being sick. I felt really bad that I passed it on to him, but the doctor said that his throat was barely pink, and his lungs were clear. What a relief!
I am going to try knitting tonight, we will see how that goes. I am slowly regaining energy. Mostly I am still just going home and trying to take care of Ronin. The one good thing about being that sick was I gave up smoking again. I started after Ronin was born because I was stressed (hard labour=c-section=lots of drugs=no breast feeding=lots of depression). I am happy to say that I haven't had a smoke in a week, and I don't miss it a bit. Actually, it frees up a lot of time. Do you realize how long it takes to get bundled up, go out to smoke, come in and get un-bundled? Just leaves more time to spend with Ronin, and knitting!!!
I really need to start on my flower for the Flower Exchange. I feel bad that I have not begun to think about it, have not looked for a pattern, but as I said I was sick as a dog!!!
Happy knitting!!

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Depressed

I thought that I really liked my new job, but it turns out that it is the lonliest job I have ever had in my life. There is no one to talk to, because I am the only one in this office. I really miss having girlfriends that I could talk to. It seems that since I moved here I really haven't been able to meet anyone. First I was pregnant which made it difficult to really connect (go out) with people. They all thought that a pregnant woman should stay home with here feet up. Now, I have a son and I cannot go out to alot of the places that people like to go. Or, they don't think that I should take him to the restaurant with us. I just wish that I had a friend.

On the knitting scape - all seems to be going well on the scarf I am knitting. It is from Scarf Style, The Misty Garden one. I have to say that I chose it for my first project because the directions were not that complicated to follow. Although, there are so many things that I see in magazines and books that I would love to knit... I really want to try knitting that felted bag Sophie that I see all over blog land.

More later tonight... Maybe, depends if I am feeling any better.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

What Kind of Girl I WAS... and STILL AM...

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Quiet Girl


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Saturday, January 15, 2005

What kind of knitter are you>

Knitting Apprentice
You appear to be a Knitting Apprentice.
You've got the basics down pat and you might just
be falling in love with this hobby. Big
needles, funky yarns and simple shapes are the
name of the game, but it doesn't mean you don't
experiment a bit, here and there. As an
apprentice, you probably fall back on other
people to get you through those rough spots,
and if you don't know anyone who knits, you
probably have a few books or online sources to
tap.
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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

on being a mother

I love, love, love being a momma. It is the best thing that has ever happened to me. My son makes my heart full every day. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't thank the stars that we have him. I love his drooly smile, and I adore the mess he makes when he eats real food.
That being said...
I cannot remember what it was like before he was born? What did I do with all that time? I must have wasted more time than I actually spent doing something productive. I know that I get just as much done now even with taking care of him, cleaning up after him and playing with him. I devote more time to playing with him than anything else in my life. He still has so much to learn and discover about the world, and I love watching him figure something new out.
He has just gone to sleep, and I know that it is too early. He will wake up in the middle of the night, but he was too tired to be up any longer.
Now I am going to finish a scarf. Promise to post a picture tomorrow.

At work again, and nothing to DO!!

Sometimes, I am so bored at work that I feel like hitting my head on the desk! I have been here for an hour and a half, and I cannot think of one single thing that needs to be done. Alright, the boss just phoned, and told me to start working on a budget for this year. Wow, that sounds like fun. I really want to start on that. (Can you feel the sarcasm dripping from the screen?) I guess it would be a bit different if he wasn't phoning from his cell whilst skiing on the mountain.
Anyway, I did find a really interesting knitting blog called woolie momma. I had a lot of fun reading it, she has a very interesting way of voiceing her opinion. Made my morning just skimming it. I found when I did a search for "knitting colordao blog," but I cannot see where she says she is from Colorado. Oh well, I suppose the search for fellow knitter that lives near me continues.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Still going

Alright, I am going to have to post some pictures because I have really gotten the hang of this. I am almost done with the scarf I started two nights ago, and I am planning on going by the yarn store to pick up some more yarn. I wan to make a scarf out of the Scarf Style book called Falling Leaves. In the book it is this very awesome green color, and I hope they have a similiar shade at the store. I need to bring the book with me so that I know which yarn to buy. This will be the first time that I have done this, so I am wishing myself some luck.
The WeatherPixie

Saturday, January 08, 2005

I DID IT!!!

Okay, I am so proud of myself! So, I didn't get to go to the Knitter's Guild meeting because we had a pretty bad snow storm last night, and the roads were horrible. Actually, there still are a mess, and it is still snowing! I just wish that we had snow a couple of weeks ago! (You know for Christmas?)
Tonight I sat down, picked up my needles, and I actually did it! I cast a row on. It looks just like the picture in the book. I know it isn't much, but it is more than I have been able to do before, and I am so proud of myself!
I cannot wait for Russell to come home so that I can show him that I finally did it! Ronin, our almost 9 month old son has just gone to sleep, and I think that after I read a few weblogs I am going to try to do a "knit stitch." I really do hope that I meet someone soon that knits so I will be able to talk to them about this.
I sometimes also wish that we lived in a bigger town (only one yarn store).

Friday, January 07, 2005

TRYING

Well here I go again... as soon as my son Ronin goes to sleep (which should be soon) I am going to try to cast on. I have been trying to teach myself how to knit for a couple of months, and so far I can barely do the slip knot at the beginning. It is very frustrating, and tomorrow I am going a knitting group to see if any one there is gracious enough to show me how to start. I just want to say that I went to the only yarn store in this town (in late September), and since I saw a sign that said "20 per hour for knitting lessons" I asked the woman when she would be available. She looked at the sign, looked at me and said "Actually, it is 40 an hour, and I don't know when I would have the time." Let me tell all of you reading this how much that turned me off to the store, and to asking for help. Now I am finally ready to try again. I am going to keep my fingers crossed that all goes well.