Saturday, September 29, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
What is your favorite thing about Autumn/Fall? Why?
The most favorite thing is the changing of colors. I have a most gorgeous drive once the leaves start turning, (small point I am describing my drive to work into New Brunswick, NJ, so don't worry if you are lost:-) I drive south on Rt 18 over the Raritan right at Johnson Park, wonderful view of the park, the trees, the bend of the river, makes my morning no mater what the weather, but fall is when it the best, so full of color, the mist off the river in the morning. Best part of going to work.
I also enjoy the cooler weather, but still warm enough to just need a light jacket or sweater. Some day that will be a shawl, which is still a WIP....
Thursday, September 20, 2007
But the best was the package from my SITM swapper. Thank You so much Kietha, the Baudelaire socks are gorgeous, this was on my some day list, when I was ready for cables. They are made in this wonderful red colorway, dyed by Keitha herself. I dont want to put any shoes on they are so pretty. I almost cryed when I saw them, I love them so much!! Ok here are the pics....
Also in the package were... A KnitPickers Travel Bag with little wrapped goodies. Wonderful smelling red clover hand and Cuticle salve from JR Watkins(I love apothacaries), gorgeous stitch markers and a big bag of Halloween Peanut M&M's(hidden from hubbie and children) and a skein of tofutsies that will make a wonderful pair of Fall socks.
And loaded with a project already...
Thank you so much for a wonderful swap Keitha!!! You are the greatest!!!!
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
What size needle or hook? with knitting size 7 straights crochet usually a F or G.
Wood? yeap with knits and what type? Bamboo. Metal? for crochet good old Susan Bates Plastic? have some, the Susan Bates crystals for knitting.
A specific Brand? not really, usually what I have on hand Why do you love that needle or hook so much? Bamboo and woods, because the are lighter and flexible and don't hurt my hands as much. and the crochet hooks I have had for so many years and couldn't use anything else really.
Is there one you are dying to try? Hmmmm, the new Harmony by KnitPick any and all of them.
Is there a particular yarn you love and use all the time for clothes? nope. Though I do like the wool and tencel and wool/nylon blends for socks to date.
What is so special about it? It softier IMO and a little cushier.
Monday, September 17, 2007
I must have the most wonderful, generous Knit 1 Tea 2 swapper in the group, at least I think so....
An absoulutely gorgeous china tea cup from England in St Andrews(guess what DH's name is and isn't saint by a long shot) which makes it even more perfect. Strawberry green tea and strawberry scone mix AND a wonderful skein of louet gems in cardinal, which will work into a wonderful pair of socks for moi....
Thank you so much tea pal of mine... this has been my best swap ever!!!!!
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Jacob Sheep or two, dig the horns...
The pics really dont do the yarn justice, the blues, purples all the shades in between are gorgeous, from MissBabs care of Woolgirl.com. I can't wait to cast on.
Oh and some additional yarn p0rn from the fiber festival portion of our journey. Had a wonderful conversation with , I am so sorry I forgot your name, lady from Wool and Gray Alpaca in Flemington, NJ and picked up these lovely skeins of 100% alpaca the cream color is from on of her own Honey-Rose and some from one of her co-op folks, I believe, called Cinnamon. They are so soft and lovely. Then in the back building I found a most lovely renaissance place with baskets of handpainted and spun yarns. Roving in such gorgeous colors and so soft to the touch, really wish I knew how to spin. And the skeins of silk blends, oh my... but my budget was minimal today and I came home with this loveliness
From Dragonfly Fibers in Squishy Sock Yarn color: flame. It is sitting on my desk in front of me for frequent pettings, right next to the Cherry Blossom Fibers skein. This same booth had fibers and yarn from On My Tip Toes and The Sanguine Gryphon (her site is still in progress, but she told me she would be up and running next week). There respective yarns were just as lovely and soft and pettable and definetely on my must try list, once funding is available.
Well Saturday is almost done, well except for dinner, play outside with joey, fire up the grill and have a nice piece of london broil, with mashed potatoes and green beans. Maybe see how I feel later and try the lemon scones recipe.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
2. Who replaces the Muggles studies teacher in Deathly Hallows?c. Alecto Carrow
3. When Harry meets Mr. Olivander for the first time, which wand law is introduced?c. The wand chooses the wizard.
4. According to Mr. Ollivander, what is not necessary to take true possession of another wizard's wand?a. to kill the owner
5. If you know anything about Harry Potter, you will know that Harry's Patronus is a stag. But what is his best friend Ron Weasley's Patronus?d. Jack Russell Terrier
6. Now for the third member of the trio. What form does Hermione Granger's Patronus take?a. Otter
7. What did Mrs. Wealey make to eat the first night that Harry arrived at Grimmauld Place? a. Stew
8. In book 5, at the start of term feast, what is Ron eating when trying to talk to Nearly Headless Nick? c. Roast potato
9. A half-giant called Rubeus Hagrid takes you to Diagon Alley for the first time. To get there, you go into the courtyard of a pub called the Leaky Cauldron. There, Hagrid taps a certain brick on the courtyard wall three times with his pink umbrella, revealing the entrance to Diagon Alley. As he decides which brick to tap, he mutters instructions to himself. What instructions does he mutter? b. ‘Three up... two across
10. The first place you go in Diagon Alley is Gringotts bank, where you can withdraw money from your vault and Hagrid can withdraw a top-secret package from Vault No. 713 on Dumbledore’s orders. On the second set of doors leading into the bank you notice a poem written. These are the first two lines:Enter, stranger, but take heedOf what awaits the sin of greed,What is the next line? d. ‘For those who take, but do not earn
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Wednesday, September 12, 2007
And Joey is back to his 2 1/2 year old self today. Spent the afternoon with Gran, hopefully she will survive. It's been like he's making up for being sick for a day and a half in one day. He's a good little bink though....