Sunday, August 26, 2007

Time for updating the UFO list....

Unfinished objects are beginning to pile up again.

Here is the list so far:

Faroese Shawl-- about 20 rows from being finished...

Bristow left front - actually saw light of day yesterday morning when I couldn't sleep...I think it was calling me. Knitting goes faster than I thought it would.

Mystery Stole 3(swan lake)- put it down on the beginning of Clue 2 and haven't touched...probably has to do with the fact that I have be too tired to think clearly don't want to have to rip back again.

Irish cabled scarf- still haven't touched it in a very LONG time

prayer shawl in merino wool-- worked on this the other day was a nice change simple knitting and purling.

Second sock- dropped a stitch while in car and haven't touched it since...maybe to day...

Cozy from Knitty in silk-Worked a few rows the other day but do need to have full attention on it because the rows change and I don't remember where I am.

Well, that is seven projects in just knitting but my spinning is still in the learning stages so I dont' count that.

I have scrapbooking too but won't get into that either. Maybe I should just clean my craft room and see what I have where because I know I have bought yarn for about 3 more projects and keep forgetting about the projects.

Tomorrow is the first day of school for the today will be spent getting all the supplies rounded up and ready for tomorrow's craziness.

As soon as I find my camera I will take pictures of all of these and post them.

8 for SP 11

1. What is the one knitting accessory you could not live without? stitch markers, they are like little way points in your knitting. Helps to keep me on track

2. If you're heading on vacation, do you take knitting with you? Yes If so, how much and what type of project? It depends on how long I am going for...when we went on our LONG trip..I took a sock, begininnings of MS3, and my Faroese shawl. Now when we went on our shorter trip I just took MS3.

3. Where have you travelled to that you'd consider your favorite spot? in my lifetime, I would have to say the White Mtns in Arizona, very peaceful and beautiful scenery.

4. What is your favorite knitting book at the moment? I am reading the EZ series. Very good reading and encouraging to do your own thing. Do you own it? Yes

5. Do you listen to podcasts? Yes Which is your favorite(s)? Lime N Violet but I also love Pixie Purls.

6. If you could only knit with 1 color for the rest of your life, what color would that be? cream color it goes with everything and is for everyone.
7. If you were far into a project and then noticed a mistake near the beginning what would you do? Depends on how big the mistake, does it affect the knitting now or can it be written off as a design element....Depending on the answers either ripping it back or just doing the mistake again to help the design element work.

8. Where is the most unsual spot you've ever knit? Let's see I knit everywhere, including my DD basketball games(jr varsity and varsity), during wrestling meets, and work when it is really slow.(I work at a grain elevator). So I guess you could pick one and say that is it. I don't think they that unusual but maybe for some they are. It is funny because now when I go to various events I see more people bringing their Knitting with them than I did before.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Harvest Time!!!

Finally, the weather has cooperated enought that the farmers can bring the wheat without too much rain. So I am going to work this morning to deal with some scale tickets and then taking my children along with my dh in search of school clothes. I am not looking forward to it. My boys can't decide or don't care what we buy but do care the minute we try to get them to wear it. My girl has most of her stuff done but she needs jeans and getting her to buy jeans is just as bad as the boys. Heaven forbid she actually try something might

So that is my busy day, I am just itching for a fiber fix....but don't have time to go thru my fibers. I think I might just bring a ball to work to take the edge off. I knitting relaxing time......

I have started working on my Faroese shawl again. I just have to do about 30 rows on the border and I am DONE! Can't hardly believe it....Only started it around Christmas time last year. Maybe I can get it done. Let's hope then I will have something to post.....

Have a safe and profitable harvest....

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Today is my DH's 40th birthday

It is hard to believe that we are this old. Just seems like yesterday we were 20 something. But I guess time marches on, doesn't it. We aren't doing too much today. Just relaxing with the kids and I will make him a steak dinner with all the trimmings. So just a low key relaxing day for him. Tomorrow we will go to a casino for some adult style fun. It will be nice to get away for a few hours. I still need to do some paperwork for the youth organization I am on the board of but hopefully, that won't take too long. Since it has been raining for the last few days harvest is slow in coming but I am sure it will hit with a vengance soon enough.

Better go do some housework and then Knit the MS 3. I just finished Clue 1 last night after I started over last week. So I started Clue 2 this morning. Hope to get some more done on it today sometime. I will finish this it is a fun and interesting knit.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Secret Pal Questionnaire 11

. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with?I like to knit with wool and most natural fibers but I love to knit with Alpaca/wool or Alpaca silk or etc. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? Nothing really scratchy or rough.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? I just bought the KnitPicks circular set.(love it) I also use an old knitting container that was my mother's.

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? I taught myself to both crochet and knit. Crocheting I learned 20 years ago. Knitting just 2 years ago. Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? Knitting wise I am an advanced beginner

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?Yes I do have one

5. What's your favorite scent? lily of the valley is a favorite; cucumber melon from Bath and body works too really anything fresh and floral.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? sort of I like sweets Favorite candy? Hot Tamales(cinnamon candy) or Ferre Rocher(hazelnut candy with chocolate)

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? I scrapbook too Do you spin? Yes I am learning to spin. I have my own wheel and lots of fiber to play with.

8. What kind of music do you like?Everything except Rap Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)Yes, I can do mp3.

9. What's your favorite color(s)? I love all colors I tend to like pinks, blues,and greens But I am game for just about any colors Any colors you just can't stand? The only ones are muddy or mid tone colors

10. What is your family situation? I am married (20 years) and have 3 kids (dd15,ds 12, and ds 5) Do you have any pets? I have 2 dogs.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? I live in North Dakota. I wear everything in the winter except ponchos...just never really liked them

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? Right now I have been knitting shawls among other things.

13. What are you knitting right now? The list is long ...I am knitting Mystery Stole 3,
finshing a Faroese shawl, Left front of a Bristow cardi (knitty pattern) and a second sock There are others but these are the ones I am actively doing.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? Yes, Please and Thank you

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? I think both have their place but am loving circular needles right now. I bought the Knit Picks set not too long ago. So loving those.
Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? I like wood for sock dpns Have lots of aluminum and haven't really tried plastic yet.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? No and No...someday....

17. How old is your oldest UFO? Bristow (1 year plus)

18. What is your favorite holiday? Easter because it is time for new beginnings

19. Is there anything that you collect? Teapots

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on?This one ,Euroflax linen, bamboo yarn, Faroese shawl book, The book list will be on also Kauni Cardi yarn.

What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? I receive Interweave Knits.

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? Magic Sock, Fair Isle

22. Are you a sock knitter?Barely
What are your foot measurements? Wear a Size 10 US

23. When is your birthday? January

24. Are you on Ravelry? If so, what's your ID? I am on the waiting list near the end

If you are my Secret Pal, just let me know if you want more details.

I am looking forward to getting to know someone new and spoiling someone new too.

Gotta go things are getting busy. Hope to get back here later this week.