Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Funky Scarf Swap

I started this on August 16th and am just now getting to finish it....apologies to my secret FUNKY SCARF SWAP PAL. But don't worry..if it is bright and colorful I will LOVE it!!

Let’s get the allergy part out of the way. Are you allergic to any fibers?
No fiber allergies although I would not want mohair up near my neck

Do you prefer any fibers over others?
Anything soft and not "itchy"

Post an image of something that you think is funky.
This is where I got "stuck". Sorry.

Would you prefer funky yarn or a funky pattern?
Doesn't matter to me one little bit. You choose!

What are your favorite colors?
I love blues and greens and I love them together! I love purple thrown into the mix and/or pink.

What is your favorite piece of art?
A handwoven basket or a nice piece of pottery. This is some pottery from Neolia Cole of Sanford NC. I have loved her work for a long time. Many many years before she was NC Potter of the Year.

What colors would you never have up close to your pretty face?
Brown, tan, orange, yellow

Would you prefer an actual scarf or a cowl?

When you wear a scarf do you prefer a wider/shorter scarf or a thin/long scarf?
Doesn't matter because I like them both.

What is the climate like where you live?
I am lucky we have all 4 seasons here. I rarely wear a coat tho...unless it is in the teens.

Would you prefer a functional scarf (to keep you warm) or one just to funk-up your wardrobe?
I am pretty hot natured so nothing too too warm....and afterall this is the FUNKY scarf swap. I think I would prefer something decorative that I could use to spice up my wardrobe

What else would you like your partner to know about you?
I see things on the internets that others have made and I love it all! Pick something you will have fun knitting and I am sure I will be loving it!
I am so not picky.

Had a great knitterly fiber day yesterday. Will post more later.....

Saturday, August 12, 2006

It Sure Does Roll Around Quickly


The one today was gray and dreary for the most part but tonight there was a bright big moon that left its reflection on the lake. I managed to break the tripod so the picture is a bit fuzzy but you get the idea......

Sunday, August 06, 2006

KSKS OH! What a Pal!!

If you have been to the KSKS Blog everyone has "the best Pal" and seems as if this is a swap that everyone has followed the rules and even gone that extra mile to make their kitter's kit special but I have to say
"Mine was THE best!!" No really. Let me show you why.....

This is what it looked like when I opened it. Keep in mind the paper was much neater and crisper this was re-created after I dug see I just couldn't wait to see who my Pal was and what goodies she put together. My Pal was Anne of Sittin 'n Knittin. Do you see that teenie tiny sock. just too cute! I forgot to photograph the lovely pen and ink Knitting themed card inside but I have every intention of framing it so you will see it again.

What is in the box? I know you want to know. I sure did!! Why it's my handmade project bag with a matching notions bag. Both are fully lined and just perfect in blues and greens my favorite two colors together. There is a knit coffee cup cozie and a gift card to one of my favorite coffee shops. One is nearing completion right here in our small city!

But WAIT there is more!! There is Yarn and even more goodness!!

Here is the whole entire lovely kit. Do you see THAT sock yarn? Yes the one with the pink wrapper! It was custom dyed by SCOUT just for me!! I was looking for that yarn when I opened my box and there is a story there.... some time back I was reading Scout's blog and she had a picture of 4 skeins of sock yarn, some had been custom dyed for this swap. I immediately was attracted to one of them so I clicked on the picture to see more....when I did I learned that this yarn was called "Summer at the Lake" Well HELLO! I am Lakeknitter. I had to have it. I looked closer, I blew that picture up as large as it would go.....why there were ALL my favorite colors in there. Could it be? Could I have innocently stumbled on my very own sock yarn? I was wild with the possibility. I danced about I was so excited about the possibility. And YES! Oh yes! It was for me! Thank you Anne and thank you Scout for dyeing it so perfectly and it is sooo soft!

There was some lovely blue and green "Sockotta" yarn sent by Anne as a bonus because it seemed to go with the bag. I have never knit with that yarn or Scout's so I am looking forward to casting on! A set of Britanny Birch dpns in size 2, a green chibi that will be cherished ( I have been looking for it!), a crochet hook for picking up dropped stitches, nail clippers for clipping threads or nails that may catch my knitting. Some beautiful jasper and turquoise stitch markers. There was some special soap from Minnesota . Anne included the perfect pattern for my yarn- Crusoe from Knitty. I had looked at this pattern last year and liked it but I didn't understand it. Thankfully my knitting skills are improving and I now understand the directions and think that I can handle it! Yeah! and Anne said that she would help me if I get stuck.

Here is a close up of the inside of the bag. Do you see how the Brittany dpns fit into the little pockets. Don't you love this attention to detail? You can hold your project and your socks won't come off the needles and your needles won't poke through. There is velcro on the left side.

So now after all of this I think that you will agree with me that I have the best pal. Thanks so much Anne!! I hope you can tell how much I just love it all! I am using the bag already!!

Saturday Sky


Thursday, August 03, 2006

A Wonderfully Hot Night

Words cannot begin to describe what a wonderful night last night was......despite a heat index of oh say 123F and my 13yo's XBox360 MAJOR DISASTER. It was just a great great night. I went to post and BAM! The blogger plumber was here and wouldn't let me in :(

Let me just say that my "KSKS" pal far outdid all the other pals out there!and she is also understanding about the fact that I MUST take my pictures at the lake so I will share all the amazing details this weekend. I have thanked her but not nearly enough!

I am finishing up the kit for my Pal. Mine has to travel across the big pond but I am not saying where exactly. Here is a picture of the bag that I have felted. I still need to pick up a few more things for it and then mail it off before/by the August 18th deadline. Here is a picture of the bag.

Since my blog has been somewhat weak in knitting or ANY content lately the gals at KnitNite kindly indulged me and I took a few has been awhile since I have remembered to bring the camera.

Becky is helping our gal Pam figure out just what went wrong with her dishcloth. Pam is doing an interesting KAL. The person that set up the KAL sends out 10 rows a day of the dishcloth pattern. It was fun to watch the pattern develop. I am looking forward to seeing it next week. This is the great thing about our group. Someone is always willing to help when there is a snafu.

Don't you just love Pam's colorful glasses?!?!This lovely smiling lady is Judy and she is working on a project for her new grandbaby that is on the way. Judy was recently in the big city, yes I mean NYC!! and she had some great tales and adventures to share with us as we knit.

I am sorry that Beth got away before I remembered the camera. I really need to take a picture of her "guitar sweater". It is her first venture into intarsia and she has done a fantastic job. We were missing some gals last night but one Tuesday soon we will hopefully all be together again. Why we have had a major surgery, a special delivery, vacations and new jobs to knit around. To those not with us you always are in spirit.

Have a great night everyone and stay cool!

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