Friday, July 25, 2008

Questions 6 and 7

i am so far behind in blogging and i am so sorry!

let me answer the questions that i am behind on:

Questions #6
What is your favorite type of project to take along on holiday/vacation? well thanks to the fact that i just got out of grad school i haven't been on many vacations lately, BUT with that said i have a trip planned for next week and i have 2 shawls packed and a scarf. i think that will be more than adequate!

If you’d like to share a story…Tell us about a time that you packed too much knitting or were stranded without knitting. being stranded without knitting is a gret fear of mine, maybe we should call it a phobia! what phobia name will it have...perhaps it will be texeraphobic (texere is the latin word for "everything that is woven")

Question #7
What is(are) your favorite place(s) to knit? my favorite place to knit is on the couch at the house on the left side (if you are on the couch) so that i can rest my non-dominant left hand on the arm rest while the right hand knits away! i have basically a hole defeloping in that spot! this spot is across the room from the TV for perfect viewing as i knit!

What supplies (besides yarn & needles) make the setting perfect for knitting? well there must be a beverage of some sort. preferably a ice cold diet dr. pepper on ice. the remote control must be readily available as well as the cordless phone so that i don't have to get up if someone calls. i like to have my little notions bag handy as well. it has things in such as a tape measure, needle sizer with guage thingy, point protectors, stitch markers, scissors, and a row counter.

i am headed to the beach on sunday so the blog may be quiet for a while. i will be back on the following sunday. have a great week yall!

Monday, July 14, 2008


i am sorry i have been away for what seems like forever! i have been on a 7 day stretch off of work then before that i worked 6 out of 7 days! it has been nice to be off, but my home computer has been on the fritz so posting is a little harder than normal. oh well! i am here now!

i sent my SP12 pal's package out last week! i can't wait for her to get it!

Question of the week #5
1) Where is your favorite place to go for vacation/holiday? well i really do love to travel so just about anywhere is an adventure. i loved traveling europe and wish to do that again. i also love vacations where there isn't so much going on. i love crusies and just time on the beach. i love love love the beach!
2) Where is one place you’d like to go? i am still dying to go to australia. i haven't been to the orient and i am beginning to think that i would like to go there. this sounds silly but there is an amtrak trip around the us that i would also like to do. check it out here.

more soon! i don't have any kntting to show! i will be working on that!

Monday, July 07, 2008

Fourth and Fifth of July

I had a great fourth! Dad and I went fishing together to a local river here in middle Tennessee, The Elk River. We had so much fun despite getting up REALLY early! it was about a 1.5 hour drive, so when we got to the spot that he normally fishes at we saw that there were tons of people already fishing that area! so we drove on and eventally found another river access point, down the river a great spot and there wasn't anyone else fishing there. there were multiple people that were using it has a place to take out of for boating. we fished in that area the whole time. dad found this really great spot that was loaded with fish. i got probably 8 or 9 out of that little spot. we only kept 4 between us to eat then the rest were cantch and release! it was fun! i caught them on a fly rod too!

then when we got home it was time to pick our oak leave hygrangeas. mom has historically sold them to various stores in the area and some at her mall booths in town, and i always help pick. we have them in various spots around the yard so we picked one specific site first so that we could go to watch the fireworks. so we picked and picked. i basically got in one of the bushes trying to reach all of them and didn't think a thing of it...until the next day when i had so many bug bites on me i thought i was going to die. i have 38 bites on just my torso alone. that doesn't count the ones that cover my thighs! AHHH!!!! i am itching like crazy!

the nashville fireworks were really good again this year. we go to a spot near us where we can see them instead of trying to go downtown and fight the crowds! here is my lame attempt at taking a picture of a firework!

Then there is July 5th! i got my first package from my Secret Pal 12 partner! it is so awesome! thank you so much secret pal!

in it i received 2 skeins of Cascade 220 in a really pretty green. then there were some really pretty stitch markers. they are beautiful! also there was a funny wooden flamingo which i loved! and last was some euclan wool wash. i have never seen it here so i am stoked to get to try it as opposed to the Soak which i can get here. thanks so much swap partner! you did great!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

SP 12, Question 4

1) What yarn (that you don’t have/haven’t used) would make your stash “complete”?
that could be a huge list if i let it but i can narrow it down to 4. first is blue moon sock yarn. i mean those are the most beautiful yarns i have seen. i think one thing that makes them seem even more wonderful is that they are elusive. no one here carries blue moon and i am dying to touch it! second is the handmaiden sea silk. i mean really...isn't that stuff just wonderful! again no one carries it around here either and i lusting after it! third is this sock yarn: watermelon self striping. omg is that not cute! and it is never available! Last is that Kauni. wow it is stunning. i love the rainbow colorway j

2) What yarn do you never want to be without? wow another hard question. instead of specific yarns i can think of categories i would always like to have around. yarn to make baby hats is a must. sock yarn would be in there for socks and baby stuff.