Sunday, October 29, 2006

Woo Hoo

I just spent the weekend up at the mother-in-law's house and belive it or not, we didn't have a single fight or disagreable word between us the whole time. Maybe this will work out after all.

Feel like crap though cause a) got food poisining and b) fell fown the stairs and wacked my back a lot where I had broken it before when I was a little girl. Go sore and still a little icky feeling.

Scotty loves his grandma and grandpa, and they love him back. At least I know better than to try and tell them not to spoil him so much. They only get the first grandkid once, let them enjoy it. :)

More to come later.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Lesson for the day

Here's my lesson learned for the day. Never, and may I stress this again NEVER try and do something stupid like plying silk from a center pull ball. It's sheer stupidity to attempt it. Thank the gods that I married a boy scout type person who loves to untie knots, or it would still be a tangled mess on the coffee table. So, no 6 ply silk yarn for me, I'll stick with making either 3 or 9, cause I like crocheting a chain and twisting that. Is it sad when 9 ply yarn is still only fingering weight??? Spinning silk on a drop spindle is fun, but spinning soy is more fun. Like wook but easier.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Bad blogger

I've been a bad little blogger lately. I haven't kept people up to date on the new life here in MN..

Yep, offically in MN, and it's cold and wet. We had a little snow, but it went away. :(

Scott is doing great, he's got the sniffles but is his normal cute self. J is working at UPS, nights (ICK) but it's got full benefits for all of us, so I suffer. Still having peoblems with the MIL, but that's life.

People can email me at if they wanna chat or find out more.


Thursday, October 12, 2006


Here's the SP9 questionaire for whomever is going to be spoiling me. Thanks in advance for all the fun I'll be having!

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? Wool, cotton, and silk are the favotites. I don't like many man-made ones, but am willing to try anything
2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? Whatever is handy.....usually a little bag I have for spindles
3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? Intermediate to advanced. Been knitting 10 years after a teacher in HS tought me
4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? nope, but if you ask I can tell you things I covet
5. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products, etc.) carnations are the fav flower, and honeysuckle. I have asthma though, so I tend to stay away from scents
6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? Chocolate, and blue pixi sticks
7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin? knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, tatting (needle). All spinning is so far done on a spindle, no wheel yet
8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) No rap, anything else is pretty much fair game. Yep, I have an Ipoop
9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand? Blues, greens, russet reds, greys. Please, for all that's holy, no pinks unless they are a dusky rose color. Anything else makes me look bleh
10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? Hubby of almost 6 months, son of just over 4 months. No pets
11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? Yes to all but ponchos
12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? shawls and lacey things
13. What are you knitting right now? shawl, 2 sweaters for baby, sweater for hubby
14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? yes, love them
15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? circular or DP's (aii I have in DP's are a set of 3's and 4's) Bamboo/wood, or metal
16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?nope to both
17. How old is your oldest UFO?about a year
18. What is your favorite holiday?haloween and christmas/winter
19. Is there anything that you collect?rubber duckies and weird stuffed critters. Oh, and yarn and patterns
20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? Addi turbos, silk yarns/rovings/caps. Strange fibers to spin
21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? nope
22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?nope, wear a size 7 shoe, and size 4-9 socks
23. When is your birthday? (mm/dd) 10/06 Just missed it

Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. Thanks again!!!!!