Friday, August 31, 2007

HSKS #3 questionaire

1. What Hogwarts house have you been sorted into? Hufflepuff

2. List your favorite double-point needle brands, including size and length. Or would you prefer circulars? right now lantern moon sox stix size 2-3 close second though would be the knitpicks 6"

3. Would you like to try a new brand needle? If so, which brand? Size? Length? wanting to try circs, bamboo, knitpicks or addi turbos sizes 2 or 3. for circs and socks not sure.

4. If you are a RAVENCLAW, do you prefer the colors in the film or the book? not Ravenclaw prefer the book though. Do you have a strong preference?

5. Do you have any allergies?environmental

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Fall Into Autumn Dishcloth Exchange Questionaire

1.Do you knit or crochet? both How long have you been doing it? knitting roughly 1 year crocheting 20+
2. Have you made dischloths before? yeap up to 4 now Do you use them yourself, give them as gifts, or both? both
3. What's your favorite cotton to make cloths from? to date the Tahiki cotton classic mercirized and Cotlin. What cotton would you like to try that you haven't before ? anything
4. If you knit, do you prefer circular or straight needles? circs For all, do you prefer wooden, metal, or plastic needles? right now overall wooden, but ilove my Knit picks dpns.
5. What are your favorite colors? Natural red blues browns. Any colors you don't like much? neon and candy
6. What do you like best about Autumn? the cool crisp air in the morning, smells so clean adn invigorating.
7. Pies: Pumpkin? Apple? Pecan? All of em? or No Thanks! Apple
8. When you were a kid, were you the one who couldn't wait to get started with school , or the one who overslept on the 1st day? couldnt wait to get started, but overslept anyway
9. Do you celebrate Halloween? (The real key here guys is especially knowing if you have an aversion to the holiday or little goodies/decorations associated with it, given the timeframe of the swap) I enjoy halloween, decorate the front of the house a litlte bit, take the kids tric or treating and do little things around the office
10. If you had to choose just 3 edible 'goodies' to eat for a full year, what 3 would you choose? honey wheat pretzels, chex mix(traditional), chocolate
11. Do you have any pets? 6cats, 2 dogs, 1 rat and 1 goldfish Kids? 3 Husbands who seem like kids? 1 of those too ;)
12. If you were to describe a particular yarn that shares traits of your personality, what would it be and why? variegated
13. Do you use your cloths mostly for dishcloths, or as facecloths? facecloths mostly and shhh that make good potholders in a pinch too.
14. Favorite Fall Holiday: Halloween or Thanksgiving and why? (Feel free to share another fall memory if you do not celebrate either of these holidays)Halloween. That is the time of the year where we go to the farms and pick apples, choose pumpkins for falldisplay and for Jacolanterns, hot apple cider.
15. Do you have any allergies or aversions your pal should know about? environmental allergies for now. HAte the smell of cigarette smoke on anything.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Yarn diet

Ok, been feeling real proud of myself. Hadn't bought any yarn for a while. Then I thought, hey how long have I been on my yarn diet really. 1 month to the day. 1 stinking month. Not that I haven't been checking out my favorite haunts looking, drooling over the keyboard, the Cherry Truffle from Cherry Blossom Fibers is currently my fav... But 1 month jeez... really felt like so much longer though at least since beginning of July maybe but no... This really sucks. Another month until Stitches, about 2 weeks to the NJ sheep and fiber thing in Hunterdon. Going to drag bring DH and Joey to it. Joey will love the petting zoo and kiddie stuff, so will DH oddly enough... and I can check out the booths and demonstrations.

But 1 month jeez again....

Friday, August 24, 2007

Hogwarts Sock/Scarf Kit Swap 3 - Dishcloth Exchange

Hello blogging land. Signed up for another swap. This will be the last, until Xmas, maybe, not making any promises right. Link is on my button bar and here HSK3. Sign ups go on for another 6 days. Look forward to seeing you there.

Edited 8/26/07

Fall into Autumn DishclothSwap!!! Sign Ups start 9/1-9/6. See button on the side or click the link. We had a lot of fun this summer. Look forward to seeing you there!!!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Monkey Swap Three

Monkey Sock Swap THREE Questionnaire

The basics:
Do you consider yourself a beginning sock knitter, an intermediate, or have you been doing this so long you could probably knit a pair in your sleep? I am edging towards intermediate. Simple stockinette have down.Have done 2-3 more complex type patterns.

The measurements:
Shoe Size: 8.5 US
Foot circumference: 9"
Foot length: 9 3/4"

Yarn Preferences:
What colors do you love? anything but candy/neon colors

Do you prefer solids or variegated? either

Do you prefer wool, cotton or acrylic yarn? wool or wool blends (tencel/Silk/seaweed)

What colors would you never wear? candy/neon colors

What are your favorite brands of yarn? Cherry blossom fibers(wool Girl), Chameleon Color Works, Tofutsies(SWTC)

Are there any new brands you would like to try? anything I love trying new stuff

Cookie A. Patterns:
Which of her patterns have you already knit? none

Which pattern(s) would you like to knit and don’t already own? Listed in order of preference: Millicent, Baudelaire, Gothic Spire, Twisted flower, Pomatomus

Other pertinent information:

Would you be willing to have an international Monkey Pal or do you prefer one in the US? yes

Do you have any allergies? environmental only

Will your knitting be exposed to smoke or animals? cats and dogs, no smoke. I try my best to keep yarns and projects away from the animals, ziplock bagged or in plastic bins when not in use.

Are you on Ravelry yet? If you don’t mind having new friends, what is your Ravelry name? YES!! name: JenC

Monday, August 20, 2007

Swapiness and Happiness

Had a package waiting for me today.... From the Wonderfull Cecily

Thank you so much for a wonderful swap package. With the dishcloth with the musical note reliefed on it. The lavender soap and the yummy peaches and coconut milk soap. The cotlin will be cast on as soon as the dishcloth IP is off the needles. And the blue sky cotton will have to keep an eye out for the right patterns. Knit Pick DPNS!!! those will go on the next pair of socks i cast on!!!. And the Oreo's well with the great new packaging, they are staying in my desk drawer and have been sampled. Thank you, thank you for a great swap Cecily!!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Allergy - Round 2

Basic foods are clear. No allergy to things like nuts, fruits, wheats, etc... the common food allergies. 4 more days and I start the intra dermal testing, can't you just feel the excitement.

Well big thunder boomers coming through, going to go stand on the back porch and listen to the rain.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Allergy - round 1 and the winner is....

Trees, grasses and weeds as definite positives for the inhalants catagory. Friday will start round 2 with Foods. Being off the allergy meds is driving me nuts, but can't take anything unless I am dying and then it has to be short acting or I have to reschedule the testing for 3 days after I took the pill, ugghh. the scratch test isn't so bad it just ITCHES!!!! and you can't touch it!!!! ARGGGHH!

Well nothing I can do about for now, except avoid trees, grass and weeds (anybody seen were I live lately????)

Oh and found a pic of Joeys fort and play area at the half finished mark nevermind can't find it again, I think something is eating the pics of his fort, hmmmmm. I know I took some....

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Been a while, but....

Been a while since the last update. Lots of things going on. Kids went home couple of weeks ago, miss them a lot, maybe things will change, who knows.

We finished the Endeavor for Joey. He now has his own, swing set, slide, rock wall and fort with picnic bench to play on until he out grows in a few years. Don't know what happen to the pics will have to take more and post them.

Fence is up around a portion of the backyard, just need 2 gates for the front, but as usual Home Depot was out of what we needed. Will have to keep going back until the have them in stock again. The dogs weren't sure what to do when we let them out without their runners, they wont go past the standard length of the leads and now we prod them to out further until they reach the fence.

Other exciting news, I finally received my results for my medical coding, I PASSSED!!! I am now a certified coder for Emergency Medicine. I am also set for my finals for the last of my classed for my associates degree in Medical Management. This has only taken 4years and 6months to complete. I will be so happy when it is done, though the bill will still be there for at least another year :-(

In Knitting News:

Jessica finished her first knitted item. A Prayer shawl using Homespun(no I will not link it)

Then Joey wanted to play with it too...

Finished Joey's ankle socks, using some left over Tofutsies. He calls them his butterfly socks...

Lets see, I finished the sweater for Cubs for Kids and my Football Knitalong....and started my July offering for Chameleon Colorworks Sock of the Month Club, not bad for my first toe up (3 tries) and doing Fair Isle/stranding for the first time. I am a little further along than the picture shows, about 1/3 of the way through the foot pattern. Had to make some adjustments though, mainly to get gauge I would have been knitting on #6 and it just didnt look right. So I stuck with #2 and increased a few more stitches and adjusted the pattern accordingly. I am fairly certain I do not like the funky look of the toe, will have to see what adjustments to make to get rid of the squared look. I do like the toe up though trying on as I go along has been really neat.

That's it for now I think. Will work on the pics of Joeys swing set. Enjoying what is left of my summer and working, knitting and getting ready for the Fall..... Blessings all....

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

When the dog days of summer get you down.....

I rounded up the kids, went to Cold Stone Creamery and then to Barnes and Noble. Spent the next couple of hours with excellant icecream and books.