Archive for May, 2007

The rules, copy/pasted from my tagger’s blog:”Each person tagged gives 7 random facts about themselves. Those tagged need to write on their own blog those 7 facts as well as the rules of the game. You need to tag 7 others and list their names on your blog. You have to leave those you plan on tagging a note in their comments so they know that they have been tagged and to read your blog.”

1. I am a Young and the Restless Fan
2. I am getting married this summer.
3. I love llama’s.
4. I took second place in a 5 state sectional Archery competition.
5. I took first place in two state Archery competitions.
6. I got Brian into Archery.
7. Salad is not food….its what food eats!!!

I am going to tag 7 people from the Felted Bag Swap…..they are….
Anne K.
Jennifer S.
Iva C.


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Felted bag Last ?

I found that I have things in common with many of the swap members….but I am going to pick……

Cathy H….as we both have read the Maggie Sefton books (ok, she is one ahead of me), and we both like Bamboo Circular needles.

Channon…..the darker the chocolate the better….you go girl!!

Tiffany ….we both use flavored fat free coffeemate in our coffee.

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My favorite place to knit is “where ever I can, when ever I can”……….I don’t know how to explain it any better than that!!! I knit on the couch, in the recliner, in the car (not safe I know), at work (shhhh, I am suppose to be setting up shop), while I am waiting for the kids, on the porch, in the boat!!!

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Chan’s Contest

Hey folks these are my answers to Chan’s questions for the contest on the Felted Bag Exchange Blog

So, what gives you hope?

What gives me hope are the children of the world. The ones you see doing deeds for others and using thier manners. A little Please and Thank you for a child, give me hope that there is something better to come of this world. Seeing a child hold open a door for the elderly give me that same hope of love and peace to come. The world has gone so far astray that it is sad. To see these little children doing such simple things really means alot and I have a much greater respect for those children.

How do you recharge and get energized when you’re feeling drained?

I suppose take a nap wouldn’t be a good answer, hey!!! When I am feeling drained and down, I like to curl up on the couch with either a good book or my knitting and just have a mindless moment!!

And what is your favorite summer adventure, whether it’s a memory or an item on your agenda for this year or both?

I have a couple of favorite summer adventures on has to be when I was home just out of college and I went fishing with my dad, a fish about jumped into the back of the boat and I yelled “what the f**k was that?” My dad looked at me and said “What did you say?” He heard me loud and clear but……I gues at nearly 21 I still wasn’t allowed to say those words. An item on my agenda is Competition Outdoor Archery….its like golf for archers, walk through the woods to 28 station and shooting arrows any distance from 11 to 80 yards both up and down hill. Great Fun!!!

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KNitting Survey

Knitting SurveyA knitting survey, as seen on Pollyanna Rainbow Sunshine and the Needles of Doom. (and I found it on Rhonda the StitchingNuts Page.)

Mark with bold the things you have knit, with italics the ones you plan to do sometime, and leave the rest.

Garter stitch
Knitting with metal wire
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up
Knitting with camel yarn
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down
Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with banana fiber yarn
Domino knitting (=modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting
Charity knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Baby items
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Graffiti knitting
Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
Teaching a child to knit
American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
Knitting to make money
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting
Dying with plant colors
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies…)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on one or two circulars
Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn
Knitting with dpns
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male how to knit
Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking
Dying yarn
Knitting art
Knitting two socks on two circulars simultaneously
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener stitch
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Knitting and purling backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with self patterning/self striping/variegated yarn
Stuffed toys
Baby items
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Freeform knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mits/armwarmers
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Hair accessories
Knitting in public

What have you learned to do that has marked a definite change in your knitting life? I have to say spin and dye my own yarns and knit with them, as well as Toe up socks…..they rule!!!!

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several things took place…….it stopped snowing and started to warm up….I saw robins, I saw deer tracks in the yard and best off all when a wild turkey scared the crap out of me!! Lets see…..we have a chicken that had escaped the butcher block a couple of years ago, so she turned in to a free range chicken and gives me eggs in the summer, then some how we acquired a wild rabbit…..it hangs out with chicken like they are friends. Then one day I was taking the laundry out to the vehicle (I was going to the laundry mat, thankgoodness) and when I opened the door the cat came running in the door, thinking it was kind of strange I looked around and didn’t see anything, but when I reached for the door of the van, I saw chicken, rabbit and heard “GOBBLE GOBBLE GOBBLE” and wings flapping……it was a flipping wild turkey!!!! What a nut house I live in!!!

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Just been busy!!! I have been weaving up a storm for the shop, and Brian is making a couple of stained glass projects. I received both my swap partners so I should be knitting. I have a friend coming by the shop today and she is bringing her spinning wheel so it should be a fun day. I will probaby knit my dishcloth during that time and probaby weave. I have not knit for so long……with moving into the shop and trying to get things going.

I am hoping the weather gets a little better her, we need rain badly. I want to start some seeds, and maybe I can do that tomorrow evening. After school events are slowly coming to an end, so that leaves me a little more time to get some other stuff done. They couldn’t come to an end at a better time either with gas at $3.18 a gallon!!

Happy knitting everyone….off to the bus stop with the kids……

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