Friday, June 23, 2006


My daughter graduated pre-school this afternoon,(yes, I cried). Tomorrow we will be celebrating her birthday at the roller skating rink(thank goodness it's inside, since it is supposed to reach 110 degrees), and today is my first day of vacation! Hooray! I'll try and post some of my new projects by Sunday. Have a great weekend y'all!

Monday, June 19, 2006

Knit Swap Kit Swap

Yay! My kitter got in touch with me yesterday, so here are my answers to the questionnaire. This is such a great swap. I'm looking forward to all the creativity that this swap produces.
  1. What are your favorite colors? Deep reds, pinks, and oranges, & greens, purples and black.
  2. Are you a new sock knitter? How long have you been knitting socks? Yes. Only about 3 months.
  3. Do you prefer solid or multicolored yarn? Multicolored.
  4. What fibers do you prefer in sock yarn? Wool. I haven't really tried anything else, yet.
  5. Where do you usually knit socks? On the couch at home, in the breakroom at work, and on the bench during my daughters ballet class.
  6. How do you usually carry/store small projects? In a small silk bag, or my small basket from Trader Joes.
  7. What are your favorite sock knitting patterns? Since I'm fairly new to socks I can't really say I have a fave, but there are sooo many I want to make. I just got the Sensational Knitted Socks book, and I love it, so many ideas!
  8. What are your favorite sock knitting techniques? See answer above.
  9. What new techniques would you like to try? I'm up for anything!!
  10. Do you prefer circular or dpns for sock knitting? DPN's.
  11. What are some of your favorite yarns? For sock knitting I've only used Claudia HandPaints, but I just got some of Scout's Hurricane sock yarn, and picked up some MegaBoots stretch for my husband.
  12. What yarn do you totally covet? I really like Malabrigo, because it's so plush and fluffy and I love their colors. I also like just about anything with a good amount of cashmere in it.
  13. Any pattern you would love to make if money and time were no object? Ummm. Again there are so many, I just can't decide.
  14. Favorite kind of needles(brand, materials, straights or circs, etc)? I like wood or bamboo dpn's for sock knitting, but my fave needles are addi's.
  15. If you were a specific kind of yarn, which brand and kind of yarn would you be? Manos del Uruguay color 115.
  16. Do you have a fave candy or mail-able snack? I love anything with caramel in it. I am also addicted to Altoids Raspberry,Tangerine, and Apple flavored sour candies.
  17. What's you fave animal? Ring-tailed lemur.
  18. Do you have any pets? What are their species/names/ages? Yes. A border collie named Ansel, he is 11 years old.
  19. If you were a color what color would you be? RED.
  20. Describe you fave shirt? Black v-neck t-shirts.
  21. What is you most inspiring image, flower, or objects in nature? Right now I'm obsessed with clouds. I love to photograph them in black and white.
  22. Tell me the best quote you've ever heard or read. "Saturate yourself with your subject and the camera will all but take you by the hand."-Margaret Bourke-White.
  23. Do you have a wishlist? Yes, on amazon but I haven't updtaed in a couple of months.
  24. Anything you'd like to share with the group today? yeah! let's get this party started!!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Cocktail of the Week

The Mary Pickford

1 1/2 oz. light rum
1 oz. pineapple juice
1/2 tsp maraschino liquer
1/2 tsp grenadine
1 maraschino cherry

Combine rum, pineapple juice, maraschino liquer, and grenadine in a shaker half filled with ice cubes.
Shake well, strain into a cocktail glass and top with a cherry!

Sit and watch a classic, and in no time you'll be feeling like America's Sweetheart!

Monday, June 05, 2006

Camera on the fritz !

Sorry I haven't posted in awhile but my camera is on its last leg and now I can't even get my card to read in the reader! Aaaaargh! Here's what I've been up to: I just packed up the box for my One Skein Secret Pal and it should get to her by the end of the week. I just purchased what looks to be a great pattern book from Knit Pixie called Barefoot Knits in which I hope to find great patterns to knit for my bebe girl. I'm halfway through my 1st scarf for the Think Pink Challenge, halfway through 2 socks in different yarn, and occasionally I pick up my sweater and try to work 6-8 rows before getting bored and stick it in its basket. Since I 'm unable to post current photos, here are some I meant to post in the past but never got to get around to. My bebe in crocheted cowgirl hat from the cover of the Happy Hooker book, my mom in "Mini Poncho" from Interweave Knits, my birthday stash from friends and family(thanks, i *heart* u guys!), and my bebe getting luv'd up by debbie stoller on the train. She is still trying to figure out how the lady from mommy's book came to life and went to Berkeley with us, (Deb was wearing the exact outfit, head to toe, that she had on the cover). Hopefully I can get this camera thing worked out by the end of the week.XOXOXO.