Thursday, May 25

Knitting Content Required

I have been really slack in adding knitting content to my blog lately, but I have reasons people!!! Almost all of the knitting I have been doing lately is top secret. Wish I could share. I have however casted on yet another pair of socks, and my Amazing Lace project the Harlot's Snowdrop shawl. There isn't a noteworthy photo of that yet, but I do have a FO photo to show. As promised, my finished Adamas Shawl #1 I'm modelling it here for you with Mr. Man at my Uncle's wedding. It truly did keep my shoulders warm on the rainy cold day that it was.
I have also been enjoying my apple trees lately. I love when they bloom in the spring, and last week I caught fantastic pics of the blooms. Today, they are falling, and I'll have to wait a couple of months until I can eat my juicy apples. Here is how they looked last week.

Beautiful No?
I promise some more sock picks soon, I am finishing up some thong socks for my BIL. They should be on the feet in a day or two.
I'm off outside now, sunny day is wasting!

Tuesday, May 16

I forgot this

Seeing as how I celebrated the dreaded 31st birthday on the 12th I thought I should add this. It really does describe me well in some ways

Your Birth Month is May
Unique and creative, you seek your own path in life.You love change and are able to adapt to any situation.
Your soul reflects: Sweetness, joy, and a complete life.
Your gemstone: Emerald
Your flower: Lily of the Valley
Your colors: Yellow, red, and green
What Does Your Birth Month Mean?

Bad Blogger!

I know I've been a really bad blogger lately, but I have to tell ya, writing a book sure sucks up alot of computer time! By the time I've finished proofing and typing a few pages, I have no desire to sit in front of the computer for a couple more hours. I got back from Ottawa on Sunday, and I'm pooped! I did however have an incredible time with my family. I caught up with ALL of my cousins on my dad's side. Turns out I have been missing alot. My cousin Dan from Philly is leaving on tour with his band tommorow. They are travelling through Europe. How cool is that? Who knew I had a rockstar in the family?
Do you ever have a moment in life where you realize you have totally missed so many things in life? I had that moment at my uncle Keith's wedding. Turns out my baby cousins Jaqueline and Rachel aren't so baby anymore. Rachel is pushing 6 feet tall (and 20). Jaqueline is also in the 5 9" (22 or 23 not too sure)neighbourhood and they are both stunning beautiful girls. I missed most of their does that happen? I promise to never let that happen again. Afterall, family really is everything right?
So here's a big thank you to Uncle Keith for bringing us all back together. Have fun in Ireland Donna and both truly deserve the best honeymoon in the world!

Wednesday, May 3

The Questionnaire!

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
My favorite yarn of late is Plymouth Baby alpaca brush, as well as any type of sock yarn. Not a big fan of....wait a minute, are we talking about yarn? Ya right.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
I have a great little clear plastic tube to hold all of my DPN's as well as a needle roll for my straights. Circulars kind of live where they land at the moment. Most of mine are all in use.

3. How long have you been knitting? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
I've been knitting about 26 years now, I consider myself intermediate to advanced.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
I do, but I haven't figured out how to link it to my blog yet.

5. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.)
I love anything fruity or spicy smelling. Not too crazy about floral scents

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
I love chocolate anything, especially caramel or mocha varieties.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?
I have just recently taken up spinning..and I LOVE it. I also do a little cross stitch and quilting.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
Love almost all music, maybe minus hard core punk..but I'm open to just about anything. Definately MP3 compatible in all capacities!

9. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette
you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand?
I LOOOVE me some green, just about any shade, although my least favorite is teal unless it's blended with other colours. Not a huge fan of peach.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
I am a mom of 4, stay at home for the moment, My kids are 9, 5, 19mos, and 7 mos. Boy, Boy, Girl, Boy.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
I love hats scarves and mittens, but I look ghastly in ponchos.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
At the moment, socks and lace are my favorites, but I also love knitting cabled items.

13. What are you knitting right now?
Right now I have a gazillion things on the go, I'm writing a book so I have all the "required" knitting for that, as well as about 2 pairs of socks, a shawl, and a baby afghan for pleasure knitting.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
I love handmade gifts, they show the giver really thought about what they were giving.

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
I don't really have a preference, but for my dpn's I like shorter bamboo or wood ones . Most of my straights are aluminum or plastic.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
I just bought a winder, but no swift yet.

17. How did you learn to knit?
My mom taught mr when I was about 4 or 5. I begged her for months, and she finally caved.

18. How old is your oldest UFO?
About 2-3 years old wretched little baby sweater that should have been frogged a long time ago!

19. What is your favorite holiday?
I love thanksgiving because the family gets together for a more non-commercial holiday. I also get to catch up on all the family gossip that I miss out on.

20. Is there anything that you collect?
I collect elephants, as well as vintage knitting books and patterns, and yarn of course!

21. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
I am dying to get my hands on Mason Dixon Knitting, as well as Inspired Cable Knits by Fiona Ellis.
I have a subscription to Creative Knitting, and Cast-on.

22. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?
I'd love to learn 2 sox at the same time on circulars, but my brain is having a hard time wrapping itself around all those circular needle ends clanging about.

23. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
I love me some sock knitting. I wear a size 6 shoe, no idea what that translates into actual measurements, I just usually try on as I knit.

24. When is your birthday? (mm/dd)
May 12th