Wednesday, August 22, 2007

I'm so excited!

I just heard from my SP11 partner. She signes her email, Pops and is from the UK! How cool is that. I am so excited to be a part of this swap. I have also been in touch with my downstream partner too.

This is going to be so much fun!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Aunt Pat turned 80!

Saturday, Cathy, Chuck and I went to Chuck's Aunt Pat's 80th birthday party. It was done in an hawaiian theme and was in her senior high rise that she lives in. We got to see family members that we have ont seen in 8 years. It was really neat!
Chuck with his Aunt!

Me with Aunt Pat

Cathy talking with Chuck, he was boring her with all of the details of the dvd that was playing during the party. It was a collection of all the old family films that had been collected over the years.

As you can see, we all dressed the part for the theme!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Helpful Rhymes

A little ditty for teaching kids (or adults) to knit:
In through the front door,
Once around the back,
Peek through the window,
And off jumps Jack.

And another one for the knit stitch:
Under the fence,
Catch the sheep,
Back we come,
Off we leap.

Let's not forget purling:
In front of the fence,
Catch the goat,
back we go,
jump off the boat.

And casting off:
Knit yourself over,
Invite your friend, too,
Leap frog over,
Lie down, Sue.

Friday, August 10, 2007

George, Larry, his brother Daryl and his other brother Daryl

Here's the family of chirstmas stockings and socks. I knit George and Larry, Elaine knit Daryl and his other brother Daryl. George was knit using two handed fair isle. Larry was knit using intarsia. You can see the difference in the width of the two stockings. George is more narrow and Larry is wider. You can use either method, just depends on how you want your stocking to look.

George on the blocking board!

Larry on the blocking board

Daryl and his other brother Daryl
knitted by Elaine

If you are interested in the patterns they will be available here on October 1, 2007. Come join the fun! You never know what you will fall in love with!

SP 11 Questionnaire

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? I love to knit with feltable wool. Haven't found one yet that I don't like!
2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? In the knitpics case they came in. The older ones are in a needle case for circular needles.
3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? I have been knitting for 30+ years and taught myself to knit from a book. Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? Advanced
4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? No
5. What's your favorite scent? Lavender
6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Yes Favorite candy? Chocolate
7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Wood crafts, jewelry making, crocheting, drawing, photography. Do you spin? No, but want to learn.
8. What kind of music do you like? Christian Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) Yes
9. What's your favorite color(s)? Green and purple Any colors you just can't stand? Nope
10. What is your family situation? I have been married for 30 years Do you have any pets? 4 dogs, 1 cat, 3 birds, 4 geckos, 3 tanks of fish
11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? Yes, love all of them!
12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? bags and scarves
13. What are you knitting right now? A shawl and a scarf
14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? Lordy yes!
15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Circular Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? Aluminum
16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? Yes, both.
17. How old is your oldest UFO? 3 weeks
18. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
19. Is there anything that you collect? Miniatures and yarn!
20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? Love any books on felting. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? Interweave knits, Cast On
21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? Nope
22. Are you a sock knitter? Yes What are your foot measurements? I wear a size 7 shoe.
23. When is your birthday? 7/29/58
24. Are you on Ravelry? Yes If so, what's your ID? debbrown

Whew, that was alot! Anything else you want to know, just ask.