Tuesday, November 07, 2006

My Lacevember meme answers:

How long have you been knitting?
Since late December 2004

How did you learn to knit?
From a book I received that year called Learn to Knit!

Favorite thing about knitting?
It's portable and you can create fabulous items with it

How long have you been knitting lace?
since March 2005

Favorite thing about knitting lace
The incredible way that a few YO's and K2togethers can create such sumptuous fabric

Favorite lace yarn?
I love it all, but Zephyr and I have a special bond

variegated or solids for shawls?
depends on the pattern. Some cry out for solid and others for varigated

Favorite lace color?

Circs or straights?
always circs

Favorite lace knitting trick?
watching those tiny stitches whizz off the needles when I don't want them to!


If so with what?
Dental floss

Fancy blocking wires, or just sewing pins stuck in your carpet?
welding rods

Pattern, or can you follow directions
so far only patterns, but I hope to branch out into designing one day

shawls or lacey items?

triangle, rectangle, or circular shawls?
Triangles and rectangles so far, but circular shawls are planned

Charts or printed instructions?
charts all the way!

Favorite lace you've knit?
Peacock Feathers

Favorite lace you want to knit?
Heere be Dragone, but right now the pattern is intimidating me

Favorite jelly belly flavor?

Tell me everything you know about Eric the Red
Umm... he was a Viking?

Coke, classic or with lime?
I quit drinking soda in April 2006, but prior to that it was Classic Coke all the way

Holiday carols, sing along, or wish they would be banned from all public airwaves?
Sing along of course!

What is the definition of irony?
ironing naked?

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll pop?
You're sposed to lick em????????

Why is my cat always puking in front of my son's bedroom door?
He's telling your son to move out!

What is your superhero power?
looks that can kill

If the laundry is 9 foot by 11 foot (just dreaming, that's a big laundry room), and the walls are 8 feet tall, and you are going to tile the entire room in tiles that are 3 inches by 5 inches, what color should those tiles be?
Yuck, but if I had to I'd do white with random splashes of wild colors

What's for dinner tonight?
I have no idea

What is clogging my children's bathtub drain?

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

I finally have an FO to show off! These are the Irish Hiking Mitts from http://irishhikingknitalong.blogspot.com They were really a quick knit, and my first time knitting cables! I enjoyed them, though my mattress stitch needs a lot of work.

Still working on the Mystery Stole 2... this will be my Lacevember project. I'd really love to have this one done so I can wear it at graduation on 12/12, but we'll see. I still have the majority of the second half to knit!

I'm headed off to a quilting retreat this weekend in SW WA state. It's with a great group of women from the WASIQ yahoo group and I know we're going to have a lot of fun. I've packed several quilting projects, but I popped in my knitting bag too, just in case I have some extra time!

See you next week