25 June 2008
The perfect amount of stash...I think that would be when I can go to my stash and the right yarn for the project is there in the right amount that is needed to complete said project.
21 June 2008
The coolest part of the the morning/afternoon adventure was that the craft fair was in a church that really isn't a church anymore. It's used for crafty as well as community type stuff. Yet another way to reuse and recycle (a bit of a theme at the craft fair too!) and keep Charm City's charm.
19 June 2008
Question #2: As a kid, what did you look forward to most about summer vacation?
This is an easy one! Being able to go to the library and check out as many books as I could read in the alloted check out time (3 weeks usually). I always finished reading the books before it was time to take them back!
14 June 2008
09 June 2008
Here's my updated questionnaire:
1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely not like? I love to knit with just about any kind of yarn except acrylic!
2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? Straights are in a roll up thingy, circs are in a bag and the interchangeables are in their case
3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? I have been knitting for four years (self-taught) and consider myself to be an advanced intermediate
4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? Amazon and Loopy Ewe (see side bar)
5. What’s your favorite scent? Citrus
6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? Sugar free Reese’s cups/sugar free Dove chocolates or any kind of nuts
7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin? Scrapbooking has taken a backseat to knitting! At MDS&W, I purchased a drop spindle and some roving, but need to learn how to spin!
8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) I like ‘80s stuff and yes, MP3s can be played.
9. What’s your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can’t stand? I like just about all colors, but my fav(s) are blue (navy, cobalt, midnight) and yellow (butter)
10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? Husband and 1 cat
11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? Yes, yes, yes, no
12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? socks
13. What are you knitting right now? A baby blanket for my cousin (due in Sept.), socks (2 pair-late bday gifts)
14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? yes
15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? Prefer circs-bamboo or addis
16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? yes and yes
17. How old is your oldest UFO? About a year (started a sweater and just haven’t gotten back to it)
18. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
19. Is there anything that you collect? Elephants (but my husband says that the herd is getting too large for the house!)
20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? I have yet to try Louets gems, Noro Sock and more (but the first two are high on my list to try!)
21. Are there any new techniques you’d like to learn? 2 socks at a time, magic loop
Currently, I use 1 circular to knit everything but the toe of the sock then switch to dpns.
22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements? Yes, I am! I wear a size 9 1/2 US
23. When is your birthday? September 6
24. What’s your Ravelry ID? srapalmateer
08 June 2008
I've put myself on a diet.
The temptation is too great.
If I can't purchase it; I will give myself the opportunity to win it!
Gingersnaps with Tea is having a contest and the prize is sock yarn. I couldn't resist. Oh my...
07 June 2008
We saw all kinds of maps: maps of the world, specific places, make believe places, aerial maps of the ground, pictorial maps, maps in books, maps on tiles, maps of the cosmos, maps as art and many more. The maps that I found most interesting were:
- the map of Maryland because it was from the 1700s and four counties (Garrett, Carroll, Howard and Wicomico) weren't on the map! It was interesting to see places that I know existed back then (some spelled differently, of course)-Towson, Bel Air, Abingdon, Joppa (my hometown) and more.
- the map of fairy tales/nursery rhymes because it showed many of the tales that I knew as a child and many more still that I had never heard of.
- the map of the US Civil War because it was a moving map (on a TV). It showed a timeline, various historical happenings (Lincoln elected, first shot, etc.), where the battles happened, how the sides progressed and the casualty totals. I never realized how high the totals were for both sides. I've always heard that it was the bloodiest battle fought on US soil, but never knew the figures were so high.
We left the Walter's and went to dinner at Mi Casa (Niki, thanks for sharing that place with us!) which is always yummy!
Happy Birthday, Jason!
04 June 2008
- school is (almost) out...7 days to go!
- 3 of those are 1/2 days due to exams being administered
- the humidity is high (ugh!)
- grad school has started
- only one class right now (2nd begins the end of June)
- tons of work already!