Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Warm Ewe Up Swap

After a hard day of work, I came home and found a huge box waiting for me on the kitchen table. Seeing that it was from my secret pal I opened it with glee. Inside I found everything wrapped like this.

 When I unwrapped it I fell in love with everything. I have three lovely skeins of yarn, some exotic red tea, a Spin-off magazine, some dark chocolate every girls dream, a beautiful red mirror, an exquisite pale pink mug, and a wonderful smelling yankee candle. Can we say spoiled! I love everything! 

Monday, January 26, 2009

No More Humdrum Mittens

I just got my match for the next round of this secret mitten swap. I've been checking out my partner's blog and her Ravelry page trying to pick up on her style. I already sent her a message to see if she is looking for a special type of mitten or if I can just go hog wild and surprise her. Naturally I'm hoping for the latter. I've been looking at mitten patterns all day in anticipation of her answer. I'm just so ready to go!
Warm Ewe Up Question #3

What is your favorite way to keep warm when it's snowing outside?
I love to curl up on the couch with a blanket, a mug of hot tea, my latest knitting project and watch TV.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


How long have you been knitting & how did you learn?  I've been knitting for almost ten years now. I took a class at my local LYS.
Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? Intermediate
What are your favorite colors? red, black, blue, purple, pink and yellow
Any you dislike? green
Do you like Latvian type patterns? If so, what are your favorite patterns? I like how Latvian patterns look but I've yet to try any so I don't have a favorite yet.
Do you desire mittens for yourself, your "special someone else" or your child? Me of course
What is the measurement from your wrist to the tip of your longest finger? 7.5 inches
What is the circumference of your hand at it's widest point? 6.75 inches
What other things do you enjoy knitting? I enjoy knitting sweater, shawls, vests and socks.
What sort of needles do you enjoy working with?(addi turbo circulars and wooden double points that are not bamboo)
What's the one project that you've not yet tried but are dying to make? Colorwork gloves like the ones in the book Color Style
What other hobbies do you have? Do you spin? Sew? Garden? Cook? I spin and sew but I'm a major beginner at both.
Besides yarn, do you collect anything? journals
What kind of goodies do you enjoy? Sweets? Salty? I love chocolate, gummy worms, hard candy like butterscotch and jolly ranchers. 
Anything you hate or are allergic to? I hate black licorice and acrylic yarn.
What is your least favorite part of Winter? Black Ice

Monday, January 12, 2009

Warm Ewe Up Swap

Question #2
If you could only knit or crochet with one brand of yarn for the rest of the year, what would it be and why?
I would knit with Malabrigo. It comes in a variety of weights and colorways. I absolutely love how it knits up and how soft it is.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Hello Students

Hi it's Professor Stylos here and I'm just flying in from a quick trip to the city. I'm glad to see all of you working so hard on your Quiz. That's a great way to start off the year. I love looking at all of your finished cup cozies. I can't wait to see what you all do next.