Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving to All!

Happy Turkey Day!. Mine is in the oven and daughter #2 (she is 17) made the apple pie!. I have just finished out the Branching Out Scarf in Alpaka for a gift. It is black and beautiful! I am also making a beret! My felted slippers are awesome and wicked warm.
I dropped a pair of mittens off at Kaliedascope Yarns for COTS and the other will go out in the mail friday.
Eat alot and knit alot!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Knit Kit has arrived!

It came! My Knit Kit has arrived. I just bought myself a new jacket and my swap partner, Namaste sent me Branching Out and 2 yarn choices to make it with. As you can see, they both match my new coat! What luck.Thank you very much, Namaste. I finished my ballet slippers from Fiber trends, Just need to felt them. I am making a pair of mittens for a charity that I saw on Now Norma Knits, a fellow Vermont blogger. They are a blue varigated yarn.
I have plenty of Christmas knitting to do and nothing seems to be going the way I want it. The knucks I started for my husband out of Alpaka - too small. The sweater for my daugher, too big. I feel like goldilocks!

Now-to just figure out what to make for dinner? I have a picky family...

Friday, November 10, 2006

Knit Kit Swap

I have just finished my Knit Kit swap kit! I am so excited. I am mailing it out this morning because my partner is going away for Thanksgiving and I want her to have something to do on the plane. The KPS tunic is history. It was too big. I decided to make felted ballet slippers out of Noro for me to see how big they are before I make any for daughter #3 for Christmas. Daughter #2's sweater will be a Central Park Hoodie for next Christmas when she will be away at school
I am so sick of raking leaves. You rake yours and the guy next door doesn;t so - you get all his leaves and his lawn looks great. Falling leaves suck! I also did some sewing (what is that-haven't done any in years) for my pals kit. It is a bag similar to one Jolene makes. It is just a little box bag, big enough to hold needles, yarn, pattern and stitch holders. I made it in her favorite colors. Have a great one!

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Knit Mitt Kit Swap Questionaire

What is your favorite color?
Coral and Tourquoise. Black of course
Are you a new knitter? How long have you been making mittens?
I have been knitting since I was 5- okay so 40 years more or less
I have been making mittens for about 20 years. For my girls
Do you prefer solids or multi yarn?
Both! Who doesn't?
What fibers do you prefer in mitten yarn?
A yummy soft wool, angora or cashmere, if I were dreaming!
Where do you knit mittens?
Silly question- Everywhere and anywhere!
How do you usually carry small projects?
Hidden in my large pocketbook-so I can knit anywhere even when we go to the casino!
What are your favorite mitten patterns?
I make jack frost for charity and love midnight knitters mitts!
What are your favorite techniques?
Don't have any
What techs would you like to try?
What are your favorite needles for mitts?
Bamboo and inox express circulars
Rowan felted tweed. Patons 100% Merino and Mountain Colors( yummy)
What yarn do you totally covet?
Any pattern you would love to make if money and time where no object?
Thats never been a problem! Okay seriously-no
Favorite needles
colonial 5.5 rosewood double points
If you were a specific kind of yarn which brand and kind would you be?
Some kind of wool alpaka yummy blend!
Who doesn' t like chocolate!
I have just created my very own blog! I am so new to this. I hope it works. I have joined Scouts mitten swap-my first swap. I am so excited to send someone a great package. I can't wait to see who I get. On knitting news, I still have only the back done on my CPH. My daughters Tunic from KPS is whipping along. I hope it is not too big. I miss knitting socks!
I just finished 10 pairs of mitts, gloves for Kyarns mitten drive.
Okay, so lets see what this looks like!