29 July 2008

Question of the Week #7

What is(are) your favorite place(s) to knit? and

What supplies (besides yarn & needles) make the setting perfect for knitting?

My favorite place to knit is in the living room in my chair with my feet propped up on the ottoman watching TV (usually HGTV, the O's or something from the DVR).

Supplies? hmm... a nice cool beverage (in the summer) or a cup of cocoa/tea/latte (in the winter) and the view of the squirrels and bunnies in my backyard-they can be hysterical with their antics!

24 July 2008

It's been four years!

WOW! I can't believe that I've been married to the most wonderful man for four years...it seems like only yesterday that we said our "I do's."
Jason and I reminisced a bit this afternoon about what we've done on our anniversary the past four years:
  • 1st=a BBQ with family and friends
  • 2nd=a cruise
  • 3rd=an Orioles game with my parents and pizza for dinner
  • today=a laid back day with a homemade meal (crab cakes, roasted potatoes and onions, fresh cucumbers from my parents' garden)
Next year we'll be on another cruise to Northern Europe (if we can afford the airfare to get to Europe)!

Happy Anniversary, Jason!

19 July 2008

Question of the Week #6

What is your favorite type of project to take along on holiday/vacation?

My favorite type of knitting project to take on vacation or even a longish car ride is SOCKS! They are so portable and don't take up too much room.

14 July 2008

I've got a green thumb!

Apparently, I have a green thumb and am able to grow things. Woo hoo! Let me explain-when I first lived on my own after college, I had some troubles with keeping plants alive. I would either water them too much or too little. Maybe I just never gave them enough attention? I even killed a cactus!

Needless to say, I have always been apprehensive about growing things. So far, I have had success with some houseplants (that I've had for quite some time) and even ventured out to plant some bulbs last Fall that actually gave us some pretty Spring flowers. I decided to grow some tomatoes and cucumbers (since produce prices are crazy at the grocery store) and purchased 2 tomato and 2 cucumber (I killed one before I even transplanted them.) plants that I planted in pots. This past weekend, I noticed that we had a cucumber that was just about ready to be harvested.
There are even some wee little cucumbers growing too! I also noticed that there are some tomatoes growing:
I can't wait until the tomatoes are ready. Tomato and mayonnaise sandwiches-they remind me of summertime growing up when Mom would tell me to go out to the garden, pick a tomato and we'd construct the sandwiches. Yum!

09 July 2008

Question of the Week #5

1) Where is your favorite place to go for vacation/holiday?

My favorite place to go for vacation...tough question for me. I like to go to new places every time I get the opportunity to travel. My favorite place that I've already been to would be ALASKA (got to go on my honeymoon) and would love to live there. I have always had a fascination with Alaska-I think it goes back to 2nd or 3rd grade and reading about how big vegetables grow because of the long daylight hours. I almost moved to North Pole, Alaska before I met my husband. I had the teaching application all filled out and ready to be sent.

2) Where is one place you’d like to go?

The place I would most like to visit is SCOTLAND. I have never been there, but I've been to just about every where else that surrounds it! I have a friend (started out as pen pals way back when) who lives in Edinburgh. One day I'll get there! Next up on our travel plans is a cruise to Northern Europe-The Netherlands, Germany, Finland, Norway, Russia and Estonia. It's already booked...hopefully airfare won't be too pricey...we're going for our 5th anniversary!

07 July 2008

Just another way to procrastinate...

I've seen this meme before, thought it was cool, never did anything about it. Of course, I have 3 big projects due this week for grad school and here I am procrastinating in every way possible.

So here it goes...

Want to play too?
a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What do you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One word to describe you.
12. Your Flickr name.

02 July 2008

Question of the Week #4

1) What yarn (that you don’t have/haven’t used) would make your stash “complete”?
2) What yarn do you never want to be without?

I'm not sure that my stash will EVER be complete because I like to try different yarns and different colors and there are so many indy dyers to choose from...my wallet definitely limits my stash though!

I have yet to discover the yarn that I cannot live without...the options are definitely OPEN!

A package!

I received a package from my SP12 pal on Monday! (Sorry it's taken me two days...grad school all day and it's killing me slowly!) I opened my box:

And this is what I received:

A ball-band dishcloth in my favorite colors
with a nicely crocheted border (a new idea for me!)
A pair of knitting needles that say,
"I love knitting!" with a kitty face and a
"gummy" bear point protector
3 patterns-1 for a hat, 1 for socks and 1 for a cozy-and
all of a baseball theme!
a knitting pattern calendar and
2 skeins of wool for the hat and
2 skeins of fun fur for a scarf
all in Orioles colors! (I <3 the O's!)

Thank you, Secret Pal!