Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Last Weekly Questions for SP12

If you were told you could never again buy yarn, what would your last yarn purchase be?
probably a whole lot of wool so that i could felt my heart out! but i also might choose to get something i haven't had before like something from socks that rock or something silk or cashmere. that is a tough question...let's hope it never happens!

If you were told you could never knit again, what would be the last thing you'd knit??
i think i would either conquer the lace shawl i am dying to work on or a cardigan for me!

In a given year, how many times do you buy yarn? And what is your favorite place to buy yarn from? A festival? A shop? Online? Dish your favorite places!!
OMG, i don;t even want to think about how often i buy yarn. probably at least once a month. i like to get stuff from knitpicks as well as the local joanns. there are also a few yarn stores in the area that i frequent more than i should, specifically Bliss Yarns.

Lastly, with Fall in full swing in many areas, what is the one thing you look forward to most?
oh my i love fall! i love the cooler temps with the chance to curl up with a blanket and my knitting. i am looking forward to minimal sweating! (i have sweat so much this summer!) i am also looking forward to knitting with wool again. it just got too hot for wool knitting this summer! come on fall!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Results are in...

8 items entered into the fair and 8 ribbons won!

i am soooo excited! i won 8 ribbons at the tennessee state fair! 3 first (blue), 2 second (red), and 3 third (white). here is the what i took and what won what:

taking first place ribbons was a crocheted baby blanket that looks like ice cream to me. it is pink, cream, and white! yummmy!

next, another blue ribbon is a little crocheted baby hat in the shape of a hershey's kiss!

my last blue ribbon was for a knitted dishcloth that i had done. it was kinda neat with a little lacy pattern. it was part of the dishcloth-a-month group on yahoo.
taking second in this same picture is a pair of my clogs! these are a pair of the fiber trends felted clogs that i made during christmas last year.

the other second went to my first garment which was that little blue baby cardigan. the little purple one took third place.

another white ribbon was given to my little knitted baby hat with the daisy on top! cute!

last but certainly not least one the the prayer shawls that my group worked on together took third place.

i was just so unsure how this was all going to happen, being my first time to enter, but it was an easy process and a lot of fun. the waiting was hard but it was so worth it! having said that there wasn't near as much hand work this year entered in the fair including quilts, crochet, and knitting! so next year i am going to push everyone that lives in this area to think about entering something! it will be fun.

in other news. two weekends ago was happening. the lutheran event that i take part in twice a year as the director. each time i try to make 4 prayer shawls for 4 special kids on staff. this time i made 2 and one of the lovely ladies at church made the other two. i made the 2 shawls in the middle!

that's about it for now! i have one more box to send out to my swap partner! which i hope to do maybe monday. more soon! i promise not to be such a stranger!

SP12 Question Catch Up!

Question of the Week #10
What Olympic event would best describe you knitting/knitting style?
Any of the short races from swimming to track. i seem to accomplish more by doing shorter projects than long tedious things. usually i start a long, big project and it never gets done. i have lots of things started that i haven't finished but on the flip side i have tons of felted bags and baby items done! short and quick that seems to be est for me!

Question #11
What is the best thing you've ever received in the mail/post?
i think honestly the best box i ever recieved was when we first figured out about knitpicks. omg that was the best box! we ordered sparingly, not knowing what to expect but received a wonderful surprise! good quality wool at wonderful prices! i think by the next week i had put in another order!

Question #12
I’m sure most of us have a proudest moment when it comes to knitting. A project or technique that you’ve tackled and completed beautifully. What is your proudest knitting moment??
well, i have a couple and both have happened within the last year. one was i finally broke down and made my first baby sweater and it turned out sooo cute! it was my first garment overall! so proud. the other was the fiber trends felted clogs. i am not sure what it was about those. the pattern just seemed daunting and then you had to make 2! whew!

And on the flip side? What is the one thing that you can’t get right? What is that one project that you’ve never been able to complete? Or that you did complete but then hid away instantly because it was too embarrassing?
i can't get cables right to save my life. i always have this huge ladder one one of the sides! there is this simple cable scarf that i have wanted to make for myself that i just can't get to work becuase it has a cable down the middle. i even have some beautiful misty alpaca for it and just can't seem to get it! i made myself some knitting goals for this year and conquering that scarf is one of them. so maybe i will get to it still!