Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Socks Done!

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Friday, May 26, 2006

The Magic iPod Quiz

I was perusing several blogs today and came across this quiz from Knit Nik's blog. Here we go...

1.) Put your music player on shuffle
2.) Press forward for each question
3.) Use the song title as the answer
4.) NO CHEATING!!! What you get is what you get!

1) How am I feeling today?
If They Only Knew - Trin-I-Tee 5:7

2) Where will I get married?
Without You - Kirk Franklin

3) What is my best friend’s theme song?
Respect Yourself - Trin-I-Tee 5:7

4) What is/was high school like?
Wonderful - Sam Cooke

5) What is the best thing about me?
Before You Accuse Me - Eric Clapton

6)How is today going to be?
Now's The Time - Virtue

7) What is in store for this weekend?
My Funny Valentine - Michael Buble

8) What song describes my parents?
What If We Was Cool - Eric Benet

9) How is my life going?
Who Am I?/Grace Flows Down - Watermark

10) What song will they play at my funeral?
Bless Me (Prayer of Jabez) - Donald Lawrence & Tri-City Singers

11) How does the world see me?
I Can Only Imagine - Mercy Me

12) What do my friends really think of me?
Why You Wanna Mess It All Up - Rachelle Ferrell

13) Do people secretly lust after me?
Ain't No Way - Aretha Franklin (Ha!)

14) How can I make myself happy?
Breathe Into Me Oh Lord - Fred Hammond & Radical for Christ

15) What should I do with my life?
Lift Him Up - Yolanda Adams

16) Will I ever have children?
You Don't Know Me - Michael Buble

17) What is some good advice?
I Can't Complain - Donald Lawrence & the Tri-City Singers

18) What do I think my current theme song is?
Great & Mighty Is Our God - Donnie McClurkin

19) What does everyone else think my current theme song is?
You Can Dream - David Phelps

20) What type of men/women do you like?
Holy - Donnie McClurkin

21) Will you get married?
Any Day Now - Sam Cooke (Oh My Goodness!!!)

22) What should I do with my love life?
The Will of God - Karen Clark-Sheard

24) Where will you live?
Day by Day - Yolanda Adams

25) What will your dying words be?
I Simply Love You - Vicki Yoh'e

26) How’s your day going so far?
Better Than Gold - Yolanda Adams

27) How’s your love life?
Imagine Me - Kirk Franklin

Have fun!

Thursday, May 25, 2006

1 Skein + 4 Needles + 1 Frog = 1 Sock

One down, one to go! I did it, I did it! Because I'm bad, I'm really I am bad! LOL! My one sock is baggy around the toes and I have a small hole somewhere around the gusset but I love it. Somebody stop me I'm on a roll.

My poor aluminum DPNs have taken a beating. All the paint is chipping off the tips. Do any of you master sock knitters experience this with your DPNs? I may need to invest in a set of bamboo needles. Just another excuse to run to my LYS.

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Lacy Mock Cable Cloth

Pattern courtesy of Dishcloth Boutique
Yarn: Lily Sugar 'n Cream in Wine Color 18015
Needles: Size 6 US

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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

A thru Z Meme

A = Age: 35

B = Birthday: March 19

C = Career: Administrative Assistant

D = Dad’s Name: Dale

E = Essential Item to Bring to a Party: Some type of a dessert; I’m a baker not a chef

F = Favorite Songs at the Moment: Any track off the Kirk Franklin Hero CD

G = Goof-Off Thing to Do: Rent movies, stay up late and sleep in

H = Hometown: Grand Prairie, Texas

I = Instrument You Play: I attempted to learn acoustic guitar; the numbing in my fingers got in the way of my knitting.

J = Jam or Jelly You Like: Strawberry Preserves

K = Kids: No little crumb snatchers of my own at this time; I am Auntie Angel to a niece, 2 nephews and 2 goddaughters.

L = Living Arrangements: Modest apartment with my one fur child

M = Mom’s Name: Sandra

N = Name’s of Good Friends: I’ve been blessed with way too many to mention

O = Overnight Hospital Stays: Only at my birth-thank God!

P = Pets: My 2 year old Schnauzer/Shih Tzu mix, Misty

Q = Quotes You Like: 1 John 1:5-This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

You’ll win if you don’t quit!

R = Relationship Status: I plead the fifth on this one!

S = Siblings: Oldest of 4 (3 girls, 1 boy)

T = Tea: Right now I love Adagio’s Valentine Tea but Peppermint is my staple

U = Unique Trait: I’m a good listener

V = Vegetables You Love: Tomatoes and cucumbers all the way; fried green tomatoes too

W = Worst Traits: I can be a bit controlling and a little cynical, but I got it honest…thanks Mama!

X = X-Rays You’ve Had: Do you really want to know that?

Y = Yummy Food You Make: Anything I can nuke or drive-by to pick up. Seriously, I make a pretty good cheesecake.

Z = Zodiac Sign: Pisces

If you'd like to do this, consider yourself tagged.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

1st Time Sock Knitter...maybe!

My first attempt at sock knitting has been a very pleasant experience so far. I found Lion Brand Magic Stripes Bright Spring on clearance at Garden Ridge. Once I bought it, I got the itch to stitch and joined the 1st Time Sock Knitting KAL. The online tutorials have been helpful and written in laymen's terms for amateurs such as myself. After I got into the groove of using my size 3 double points, the awkard feeling in my hands subsided. The 2x2 ribbing was smooth sailing, but upon closer inspection, I've noticed that I have combined two sets of K2 ribbing in the back of my work. Then came the turning of the heel or the taming of the shrew as I'd like to call it. I can't quite put my finger on what I've done with the heel/heel flap, but I don't think it's right. So now I'm at the tinking vs. frogging crossroads. Either way, I can't wait to finish this pair and see the fruits of my labor. This could be the start of a new obsession.

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More Dishcloths

The dragonfly pattern is courtesy of Coarine. I didn't block it so the image is a bit difficult to see. Trust me, if you stare at it long enough, it will come (Coarine has a much better pic on her blog). My boss loves dragonflys so I knit this up and gave it to her as a gift. She didn't fire me so I assume she likes it. I used Peaches & Cream cotton yarn in Baby Green on size 7 needles.

Thanks for being so generous with your design Coarine!

This pattern was a part of my Monthly Dishcloth KAL for April. The pattern was knit with Lily Sugar 'n Cream cotton yarn in Over the Rainbow with size 7 needles.

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Monday, May 15, 2006

My Bloginality is ISTP!!!

You are an ISTP!

As an ISTP, you are Intraverted, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving.
This makes your primary focus on Introverted Thinking with Extraverted Sensing

This is defined as a SP personality, which is part of Carl Jung's Artisans (Sensation Seeking) type, and more specifically the Crafters or Mechanics.

Because of your desire for action and independance, you will change the format of blogging or design frequently to keep it interesting and different. Your loyalty may have you reading the same blogs over a long period of time. Even though you could be easily bored with blogging, you might find that because you like following a project through, this is a good way for you to use your alone time to sort the facts you pick up through the day.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

World Wide Knit in Public Day - June 10th

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

SP8 Questionnaire

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?

I'll pretty much knit with anything.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?

My needles are stored in my Art Bin needle organizer and my crochet hooks are stored in my Boye holder.

3. How long have you been knitting? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?

I consider myself to be an intermediat knitter with a little over 7 years experience.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?

Yes, I have both an Amazon and Froogle wish list located on my sidebar.

5. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.)

You can never go wrong with Vanilla or Mulberry.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?

Yes, Reese's Pieces and Reese's Cups are my favorites.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?

Cross Stitch, a little beadwork and scrapbooking.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)

Gospel, contemporary Christian, old school soul and R&B, smooth jazz.

9. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand?

I love the Autumn colors and earth tones.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?

My dog and I are a happy family of two.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?

Love scarves, hats and ponchos.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?

Right now my favorite thing is dishcloths.

13. What are you knitting right now?

I'm attempting to knit my Blackberry raglan cardigan and more dishcloths.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?


15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?

I love my circulars, but I'm using my straight needles quite frequently right now.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?

My yarn winder is put to good use; I don't have a swift.

17. How did you learn to knit?

Self-taught through one of those "You Can Knit" books.

18. How old is your oldest UFO?

Oh, don't remind me; I have several.

19. What is your favorite holiday?


20. Is there anything that you collect?

Way too much yarn.

21. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?

My knitting library is currently at full capacity; no subscriptions, I usually buy what I like when I'm in the bookstore.

22. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?

Socks, Fair Isle and Intarsia.

23. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?

Not yet. A lady never tells.

24. When is your birthday? (mm/dd)