Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Why did I learn how to knit?

Even though it was only about nine years ago it seems like forever. Back then I was an avid crocheter and every pattern that I would see and really want to make was knitted and I found myself disappointed every time. So I decided to teach myself to knit with a book. That didn't work out and just when I was about to give up I came across the magazine Easy Knitting with a soap opera actress on the front who said that her favorite knitting shop was in my city. Armed with that magazine I went to that shop and the owner Brenda taught me to knit. I soon gave up crocheting and have been an avid knitter every since. I'm not knocking crochet. I just was not a very good one.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Warm Ewe Up Swap Q & A

Do you knit or crochet, or both? How long have you been at your craft? I knit and I've been at it for about 8 years.
Do you spin? Yes
What yarns/fibers are your favorites? I love Malabrigo, Lambs Pride, and alpaca. Wool and alpaca are my favorite fibers.
What yarns/fibers would you like to try but haven't? Bamboo and Socks That Rock Yarn
What are your favorite colors? Colors that you don't like? Red, pink, purple. I don't like green.
What are your favorite types of projects to knit/crochet? sweaters, shawls and socks
What are you currently working on? I'm the queen of multiple projects, so I'm working on all of the above and some leg warmers.
What is your favorite FO?I don't really have a favorite one. I love them all.
Are there any techniques that you want to learn? Purling continental 
Do you have a yarn winder and/or swift? Yes I have both
How do you store your needles/hooks? In a fabric needle holder but I need another one.
Do you collect anything? No
Do you like sweets? Yes, chocolate
What are your favorite scents? Vanilla and cinnamon spice
Are you having a birthday during this swap? Yes, March 11th
Do you have any online wish lists? No
What is your living situation? Single with a cat, no children
Are you allergic to anything? No
Is there anything that you would like your pal to know? I don't like acrylic yarn at all.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

No More Humdrum Mitten Swap

I received this wonderful package from my secret swap pal Vilde about a week ago and forgot to blog about it on my blog. I absolutely love everything in it

These are truffles and exotic teas for me to try. Love!

Some yummy Dream In Color Smoochy Sock Yarn and Elabeth Lavold alpaca yarn to make a matching hat for my mittens.

And the star of the show my beautiful, almost to pretty to wear mittens! Everyone I've shown them to can't believe that she gave them away they are so pretty.

The entire pretty package all together. Can we say I've been spoiled!

New Moon Swap

Last night I got home and for this on my door from my swap partner Violet. Inside the box everything was labeled so nicely so I knew exactly what it was for. She really out did herself.

Some yummy Dream in color Smooshy to remind me of the foggy beach in La Push with a sock pattern.

Some stationary to keep in touch with my wolfy friends, a sweater key chain, some dpn needles, and some wolfy stitch markers. Violet rocks!

Then there is this beautiful bag which I've been wanting to make but haven't had the time to. It's like she read my wolfy mind. It's lined with the same fabric on the inside that's on the strap. Just absolutely beautiful Violet.

And she supplied me with some sweet snacks(almond nuggets my favorite) and wonderful teas for the tea junky in me.

I love this package thanks again Violet. I feel ridiculous spoiled!

Friday, December 05, 2008

Trick Or Treat

After having one owl that was blown off track and lost Minee regrouped and sent her best owl this time. Yesterday I received this treat in the mail. Inside the treat was of course the yarn Risata from knit picks, some blue and gold stitch markers and some trading cards. Trick was some of Berts every flavor jelly beans with flavors like booger, vomit and ear wax to name a few. This box will be just for decoration as intended. Thanks Minee I really love it.

Arriana Stylos