Friday, September 30, 2005

Sweater class from hell!!!!!!!!

Hope I don't offend anyone out there with that title, but I am not kidding! I didn't learn anything that I didn't already know, and she wanted all of to design our own pattern instead of having some simple ones to choose from. I know what you are thinking, maybe it is easier for most people to design one the first time. But, I was really looking for some guidance and help. Instead all I got was here is a drawing of a sweater - figure out your rows and stitches per inche and what kind of neck you want oh, and you will need to measure yourselves to know when to decrease for the sleeves. At this point I told her that I was making the sweater for my 17 month old son, and with that she finally looked at me and said "I don't do children." Nevermind that I told the LYS owner that I was making it for my little when I signed up. All they had to do was tell the teacher, and she could have phoned me and refunded my money. Now I still don't know where to start on the sweater, and I wasted all morning last Saturday.
More tomorrow....

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Wow, another post - What is wrong with that?

I am sitting here drinking Irish Breakfast tea while nibbling on a hazelnut truffle. My little is taking his nap, and today is the day that I am home early because my DH has to go to work early. I feel so indulgent sipping tea and eating chocolate in the middle of the afternoon.
I really need to find a sweater pattern for My Little before Saturday morning because I have a sweater class that I am starting. I really want to be prepared, but I am having such a hard time finding a pattern that I like for My Little Boy.
I also still need to find one that my DH will love - he is SOOOO picky!

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Just wanted to let everyone know that I am still alive, and kicking around. We had to move unexpectedly, and it was not fun at all. We are still trying to unpack and get arranged. We don't have interenet at the house right now, so I am trying to stealthly write this at work. Don't really think it is going well.
I will tell you that I signed up for a sweater class at the new yarn shop in town, and I am so excited about it! I am going to knit a sweater for my son, and after that I have to start one for my DH! Then maybe sometime in the spring I will have the time to start one for myself! Isn't that always the way? I am also thinking of signing up for a class on how to make sock on the "Magic Loop." Has anyone tried that? What did you think?
I also signed up for THE SECRET PAL 6!!!! I am so excited to try this again!
I don't have time to fill out the questionarre all the way right now so I will add to this post later today, and I mean that this time.

1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer higher quality and/or natural fibers)? Do you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand? Or is it all the same to you?I love almost all yarn - it is the texture and feel that matters most. I don't like scratchy, hard to knit up yarn.
2. Do you spin? Crochet? Nope, but I would love to learn how to spin.
3. Do you have any allergies? (smoke, pets, fibers, perfume, etc.) No allergies to anything that matters here.
4. How long have you been knitting? Almost two years.
5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? I do have an Amazon wish list. Books are another passion!!!
6. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.) I do have an affection for pumpkin-ey scents in the fall - gingerbread scents in the winter - lilac scents in the spring - and orange, ginger in the summer.
7. Do you have a sweet tooth? Well, you could say that all my teeth are sweet.
8. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? I love to garden - I don't know if that qualifies as a craft.
9. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) I love almost any kind of music (except some harder forms of rap).
10. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand? GREEN is my favorite color of all time!!! I love blues, and I tend to wear a lot of reds, grays... Although I destest bright yellow with a deep and unabiding passion.
11. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? I am married and we have a 17 1/2 month old son. He is the absolute cutest thing I have ever met in my life. A smile that would melt the artic ice..... Beautiful, and smart... JUST LIKE ME! hehehe....
12. What are your life dreams? (really stretching it here, I know) To be a great Momma, and always be there for my DH.
13. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? So, far I lurv alpaca... So soft!
14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? Haven't really found any yet.
15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s? A sweater for my little... and I still love scarfy type things. Clapotis, and Lady Elanor in Scarf Style.
16. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? ????????????
17. What are you knitting right now? Sweater for my little - fingerless gloves for me - sweater for my DH.
18. What do you think about ponchos? I own one, but I don't wear it. I really don't have the right body shape for it.
19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Circulars... I love them. I try to knit everything on them.
20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? ALL
21. Are you a sock knitter? I am signed up to take a sock class next month.
22. How did you learn to knit? I taught myself.
23. How old is your oldest UFO? 2 weeks... I am a compulsive sort of person... I have to finish it once I start it.
24. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird? I don't think I really have one anymore... When I was younger I loved the Smurfs. As far as animals go I adore tortoises and Asian Otters.
25. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas, followed closely by Halloween.
26. Is there anything that you collect? Books... I don't collect any sort of knick knack.
27. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? Interweave Knits -
28. Any books out there you are dying to get your hands on? The new one by Stephanie McPhee. The title escapes me right now...
29. Any patterns you have been coveting, but haven't bought for one reason or another?? A few fiber trends patterns (the sheep tote and the felted clogs)
ETA: 30. What are your foot measurements, and what kind of socks do you like? I will get back to you.

Friday, September 16, 2005

LONDON!!!

You Belong in London

A little old fashioned, and a little modern.
A little traditional, and a little bit punk rock.
A unique woman like you needs a city that offers everything.
No wonder you and London will get along so well.
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