Tuesday, August 26, 2008

New Neice

I am excited this weekend we are going to Rilander WI to meet our new neice Abbi Bess. she lives in new york so we will only get to see her a couple times a year. It should be fun I Will post pics when I get back.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Hello all

Well I just received my first swap package today. It was from a swap on swap-bot it was for unusual holidays. i received some fabric for sewing machine day. A teddy bear pin for teddy bear day, a book and book mark for read a book day, some really preatty stones for collect rocks day, and some stickers of skyscrapers for skyscraper day. What a fun surprise to get in the mail. I went shopping today and got the yarn for my partner for my purse swap. Really nice colors it will go with anything. I hope she likes it. I will start knitting after my skirt is done. I have 5 more rows to go on it and then the waistband. I still haven't decided if i am going to do elastic or a drawstring. I suppose i will have to see how it fits first. My favorite things swap is almost ready to go in the mail. and i have two others that need to go out. And lots of projects to get going on. Better get busy.

Hello all

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Falling for EWE autumn swap questionnaire

  1. Do you knit or crochet? How long have you been at your craft? I do both but mostly knit i have been knitting for 2 years and i learned how to crochet when i was 8 so 18 years ago
  2. Do you spin? What type of spinning do you do? i have a drop spindle and i really want to learn how
  3. Are there any other crafts that you participate in? scrapbooking, cardmaking, and polymer clay
  4. What are your favorite yarns/fibers? i like them all I love noro I like interesting color blends and really soft yarn
  5. What are your LEAST favorite yarns/fibers? acrylic
  6. Are there any types/brands of yarn that you are dying to work with but haven’t gotten a chance? lace but i am intimidated by it because it is so thin i don't know if i would ever finish a project with it. i have never tried knitpicks wool heard alot about it
  7. What are your favorite types of projects to knit/crochet? one skein projects, slippers, purses, felting, and shrugs just look at my projects on ravelry and you'll get a good idea
  8. What are you currently working on? Anything you plan to start this autumn? i am finishing my butterfly skirt, want to start the sock yarn blankie, need some new slippers and i always have a bag or two going and i am working on the vogue lacy dress maybe i will get it done for next summer
  9. What is your favorite FO? (Please, post a picture if you would like.) I like them all because of the fact that they are finished but i made my husband a balaclava and it was my second project and it turned out really good. And then i was hooked!!! No pic of it yet it is stored in winter wear right now.
  10. What is your oldest UFO? My butterfly skirt started it after the balaclava when i saw it on knitty gritty 2 years ago. Finishing it for the ravelolympics
  11. Are their any knitting/crochet techniques that you would like to learn? I am always open to new techniques. I would love to make a felted purse and embellish it with some needle felting. or embroidery never learned how to embroider
  12. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements? I would like to be but only on two circulars i tried one and got the second sock syndrom sick size 10
  13. Do you have a yarn winder and/or a swift? no but i would love one my son tangles it up when i try to wind it up around my feet.
  14. Where/how to you keep you needles/hooks? I have a plastic container circ's are in baggies and other needles are thrown in no ogranization what so ever
  15. Do you collect anything? not really, picture frames i guess i love to take pictures i love jewlery the long dangely earings
  16. What is your favorite type of music? Are you MP3 ready? I am open i like unique stuff like on public radio i love lilly allen no country or light music i listed to dance, hit list alternative and a little rock love kid rocks new song
  17. Do you like sweets? What are your favorites? chocolate, truffles, jelly belly's, and taffy
  18. What is your living situation like? Any pets? Children? a german shorthair pointer and siamese and a 17 month old son named joseph and a husband David
  19. Are you allergic to anything? nope just rude people
  20. Do you have an online wish list (Amazon, Etsy, Loopy Ewe, etc.)? Please include links for your swap pal. no
  21. Are you having a birthday during this swap? nope
  22. What is your Ravelry ID? stoofyknits

The great knitted purse swap

Well the purse swap is underway. I was so excited this morning to send out everyone's partners. I hope everyone is happy with who they have. I feel we have a great group and i am excited to see the packages that everyone gets.

And how is my slacker olympic project going? Well I have finished another row. I now have 10 butterfly rows done. I have between 4-7 left. Gotta see how long i want to make it. I think I might actually get it done..... But i should really be knitting instead of blogging. That is what Dave says all the time. So back to the grind. Plus Joseph is still sleeping so maybe I can get another row in before i have to go to the grandma and great aunts birthday party.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Purse Swap

Well the count down only 3 days till I announce the partners for the swap I am getting excited. I hope everyone is as excited as I am.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Yesterday's Mail

Yesterday I sent out the first of my long list of swaps that I am participating in. I started the sock yarn blankie and so i signed up for the 5 gram sock yarn swap. I decreased my stash by one skein of yarn YAH!. Also on swap-bot i signed up for the orange stitch marker swap. I made some really cute pumpkins I will post those tomorrow. I hope my swapee likes them i think i remade them 5 times because jospeph kept touching them and squishing them. LOL. but he just woke up so gots to go shopping with my brother.

big bag swap questionnaire

  • Do you knit, crochet, or do both? For how long? I have been knitting for 2 years now and have become quite obsessive. and i learned how to crochet when i was 8 my mom thought she taught me but i picked it up on my own from watching her. But the only stitch i knew how to do was a treble crochet because i did not know when to quit crocheting through the loop. LOL
  • What other crafts do you do, if any? What ever interests me at the time when i have money. I love DIY network. Still dissappointed knitty gritty is of the air but anyway. I scrapbook, make cards, dabble in fimo, and try to paint
  • What are your favorite colors? Colors you loathe? I like deep rich colors reds oranges blacks turquois neutral blends. I really like multi colored blends i do not like yellow, green, or purple.
  • Favorite yarn brands? Fiber types? Yarn you can't stand? I love noro and love trying new fibers
  • What is your favorite type of item to knit/crochet? Purses, one skein items, accessories, chunky shawls and vests, scarves
  • What kind of needles do you like? (i.e. circular, straight, metal, bamboo, etc.) I love addi but who doesn't I have an assortment addi bamboo but circulars are the best for me that way my son doesn't take off with the other needle
  • Any knitting tools you lack but crave? a yarn winder always need stitchmarkers, harmony's wood interchangeable needles. I love the colors anything that is unique
  • Patterns you've been dying to get but haven't yet? I want to make a pair of legwarmers ones with alot of texture and design i will throw some in my queue on ravelry. And I want to use the 12" addi circulars on them.
  • Do you drink coffee, tea, cocoa? Flavors you love/hate? Huge coffee drinker can't function without it. Cariboo coffee knows me by name love hot chocolate in the winter
  • Favorite sweets & snacks? chocolate, truffles, jelly belly's, taffy and dorito's blazzin' buffalo ranch chips love them!!!!
  • Any pets, kids, spouses? Spouses that act like pets or kids? (j/k) Joseph 17 month old son David my husband of 4 years August 21st, 8 year old German shorthair pointer Buster, 4 year old Siamese Mylo
  • Favorite things to knit/crochet for the above, if applicable? I make hats for my son and husband and toys for my son i don't want to make clothes for him because he will just outgrow it. i felt toys for my dog and make catnip pouches for my cat.
  • What kinds of books do you like to read? Favorite authors or genres? I love stephen king i haven't read anything of his past the dark tower series. would love to get caught up
  • Do you collect anything? (besides yarn! LOL!) not really i love fairy's and puzzles of fairy's and i like to collect new tools for crafting. Joann fabric just came out with new tools for polymer clay and i am excited to pick some of those up.
  • What, if any, are your non-craft related hobbies? Biking hiking canoeing camping taking pictures anything out doors, i need to post this on my blog but for our honeymoon we canoed the mackenzie river in the northwest territories we were gone for 3 months and spent 46 nights on the river. The most amazing thing i have ever done. Aside from having my son.!!.
  • Scents you adore? Scents that make you gag? I love almond cherry blossom and slice of heaven from victoria secret. It smells like cake
  • What is your idea of a relaxing time? When joseph is asleep. watching a movie and knitting or on a walk or just away from the house and the city.
  • Oh yeah, are you on Ravelry and if so, care to share your Ravelry ID? stoofyknits

Monday, August 11, 2008

The great purse swap

So i have recently discovered swaps and have become a little obsessed. I am in 7 right now and even got up the courage to start my own swap. I call it the great knitted purse swap. Original i know. I have 16 signed up so far and everyone signed up seems so nice. So i am hoping everything goes well so that i can host another one after the first of the year. I have more to post but will have to do it later have to make a trip to the LYS. That is by far my favorite shopping excursion with target being in close second. TTFN

Monday, August 4, 2008

I am really starting to hate gagets

Okay so I get all these fun gadgets and they are all backfiring on me. I can not get this blog site on to ravelry.com and my blackberry keeps freezing up on me it's so frustrating. UUHHGGG
Maybe tomorrow will be a better day. Lets hope. I have been on the computor and my blackberry all day and I haven't gotten any knitting done. Again frustrating. I will plan for a better tomorrow.
Well I am now a gadget geek I can now blog from my phone. I received my first swap partner today I am really excited but Joseph just woke up and Dave just got home