Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Yarny Cake Goodness!!

Here are the pics I promised! I cant show you the other colors now. They are for my sp and I dont want her to see them just yet!! Anyway, I am really proud of my cakes. The only problem, well question I have is this: Should the cake be soft or firm? My first cake is pretty squishey and then the other two got progressivly firmer. Anyway enjoy the Yarn PrOn. Now I am off to knit!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

I finally got one!! YAY

I just got my very own ball winder!!! I am sooo excited! I made my first center pull yarn cakes today too!! I will post some pics tomorrow. Just had to share my excitement with all my knittyheads!!

Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day

Just wanted to add my two cents on this day of remembrance. Yes this is a day to remember the ultimate sacrifice made by so many of our men and women in uniform. But today is also a day to remember that we have many thousands that are still fighting for our freedom everyday. They are risking there lives and giving up their families so we dont have to. So, lets fly our flags and raise our glasses in remembrance of those we have lost and to those that are still protecting us everyday! Here's to a safe return of all of our soldiers, may you all come home soon!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Sox Box Contest Question #1

Question: What is your favorite beverage and snack while knitting, and why? Be specific!

Well, I havent been knitting that long so I dont have a ritual yet. But, when I knit I almost always have a cup - o - tea ( hot tea that is) with cream and 3 lumps. I know, I know, it goes 1 lump or 2, but 3 makes it just right! And the perfect snack with my perfect tea comes to me thanks to my kids. Bug Bites Graham Crackers!! They are so yummy and cute, I think they complement the tea perfectly! Some times though, if it is hot, I make a stop at my local Target/Starbucks and grab a Double Choc. Chip Frap. mmmmmmm yummy!! I usually dont have a snack with my frap, but sometimes I will have some Flamin Hot Cheetoes. With lots of wipe-ies for that not so good for yarn, Cheese!! :o)

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

First Pair DONE!!

I finally finished the "sister" to my first sock. They look and fit great! There is only a small difference in the socks, but I am not going to tell you where it is. I will let you find it on your own. I like the difference, I think it looks like it was made with love. (Which it was!) I see TONS more socks in my future! NOW, off to start on the Super Sox Box Swap!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Super Sox Box Swap Questionare

1. What are your favorite colors? What colors make you cringe? I really havent found a color I dont like.

2. Are you a new sock knitter? How long have you been knitting socks? I am VERY new! I just started about 2 weeks ago.

3. Do you prefer solid or multicolored yarn? Both have their place, But I would prefer Multi!

4. What fibers do you prefer in sock yarn? Anything, as long as it isnt too itchy.

5. Where do you usually knit socks? In bed or in my rocking chair(grandma I know!)

6. How do you usually carry/store small projects? In any bag I can find, I dont have a good bag for that yet.

7. What are your favorite sock knitting patterns? Any favorite designers? I dont any faves yet for either one. Maybe you can get me hooked on one!

8. What are your favorite sock knitting techniques? None yet.

9. What new techniques would you like to try? Anything

10. Do you prefer circulars or dpns for sock knitting? Well, I have only used dpns for my first sock. Circulars for socks look scary

11. What are some of your favorite yarns? Dont really have a fave yet.

12. What yarn do you adore and yearn for? What yarn makes you happiest? I would like to try any of the "cool" yarns. I am not sure what it hip or cool in the yarn world yet so HOOK ME UP! heehee

13. Any pattern you would love to make if money and time were no object? Havent gotten the chance to get hooked on a pattern yet.

14. Favorite kind of needles (brand, materials, straights or circs, etc)? I like Clover bamboo for all the above. I use metal too. Maybe there is another brand that I havent heard of that you can get me hooked on.

15. If you were a specific kind of yarn, which brand and kind of yarn would you be? I dont really know, havent thought about it. I am soft and sweet. And a little spunky and crazy/bright. Hope that helps!

16. Do you have a favorite candy or mail-able snack? Sweet or salty? I love sour patch kids! umm Flamin hot cheetoes, popcorn. I really am not picky! Any snack is just fine, maybe something that is local to you!

17. Do you collect anything? Right now, yarn and needles! heehee I also love bags/purses. Knitting books too, I need to start collecting sock ones especially since I am officially a sock knitter!

18. What is your favorite scent? Dont really have a fave, but I like fruity stuff.

19. Will you be celebrating a birthday, anniversary, etc. between now and the close of the swap? Nope

20. What’s your favorite animal?Do you have pets? What are their species/names/ages? We have two dogs, Swade(6-7) and Ube(3). They are Boston Terriers

21. Tell me the best quote you’ve ever heard or read. There are sooo many. I dont really have an all time fave. "Do unto others"..... sticks out though

22. What is your motto in life? Just do it!

23. Do you have a wishlist? (ie: Amazon, B&N, a LYS, online store, etc.) Please list link here. I have an Amazon list, but havent updated in a long time. I also started a Yarn wishlist that is on top of my blog.

24. Anything else you’d like to share with your Sox Box pal? Nothing really, cant wait to "meet" you!

25. Any allergies to be aware of for this swap? Kids have asthma, indoor/outdoor allergies. Son is allergic to Kool-aid(weird I know)

26. Coffee, Tea? Tea! Cold, sweetened or warm with milk and sugar

27. Anything Else? If you have a question, just ask! :o) Oh and I dont have a ball winder yet, so if you send a hank of yarn, please send instructions on how to hand wind too! That is imbarising to say, I think maybe I need to look into getting one now that I am doing socks!

Monday, May 7, 2007

Finished Sockie and a random thought!

WOOOOHOOOOOO!!! The sock gourds are smiling at me right now! I have finished my first sock! I am soooo proud and guess what, it even fits!! :) I am really so proud of myself I can hardly stand it.

I have started on its sister and hope to have it done soon. OH, I almost forgot to tell you that my sock yarn order came in from WEBS!!! Now I can make MORE socks as soon as this one is done!!! WOOOHOOO! I am sooo happy! I am an addict to socks.

Oh and one random thing. At the same fest. as the next post, my mom, daughter, and I all got Henna Tattoos. I think they are beautiful and I plan on getting more soon! Till next time peeps! xo

Awesome Art!!

Isnt this art beautiful? Weird looking but cool! I saw this at a local festival over the weekend called "Kansas Sampler Festival". I had to take pictures to show you all these amazing and unusual works. Can anyone guess what medium this art is made from? Plaster, foam, clay? What is your guess?

Well, here is your answer!!!

That's right people Buffalo "Chips" aka Poops!!! I thought this was sooooooo funny! I almost pee'd my pants when I saw it. It really is pretty in person. No, it doesnt smell. It doesnt carry germs. I have lived here in SW KS all my life so this isnt a suprise to me, but I thought that you all might get a kick out of it!! Thanks for humoring me, and I hope you werent too grossed out.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Sock Pics

Here are some pics of my first sock in progress. I am proud of it even if it does look a little uneven. I am not sure if it is suposed to look like that but mine does and I dont really care! If you have any ideas for me to improve my sock making, I would appreciate it. Check back soon for finished sock pics!!

Thursday, May 3, 2007

I am officially hooked!!!

Sock addict! I love socks! I am working on my first sock ever. It is almost done and I have loved every minute of it. I will post pics of the sock later. I just found a pattern and jumped right in. As you know, I started making Fetching but had horrible problems with all the needles. But I put that all aside and started the sock! I have even placed my very first online order with Webs!!! I will be feeling my first sock yarn soon!! I am going to go and finish this sockie so I can start its match. Till next time! Tasha