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Sunday, January 22, 2006

Just another day and week in Florida and in the life of me!

I have recieved two emails from my Secret Pal 7 and I am soooo looking forward to this. I of course love to be spoiled (really who doesn't and if you don't WHAT PLANET ARE YOU FROM) and I have my Secret Pal who I hope loves or at least likes what I send her. I am so hoping to bless her socks right off her feet (ha,ha) for she is a sock knitter and she knows how spin. Yes, I truly want to learn how to spin, just can't seem to understand the book that I have so I am stuck in neutral until I either found a book with easier instructions or someone here in Lake Mary, FL.

I need to send a big THANKS to my Secret Pal 6 she did a great job spoiling me and she sent me some great things. I am knitting my three boys the hat that she sent me a pattern for. I am so amazed that I have been able to learn to knit and that I can see the finish project. Thanks Susie for teaching me and still helping me all the way from Michigan. Go and check out her blog and while you are there read and check out her new store. She is selling her yarn that she as spinned and dyed herself. I hope this link works this is the first time that I have tried this.

There is also a few ladies that I need to Thank for sending me stuff, like for my birthday and also just RAOK. I am so sorry ladies for taking so long in getting this out to you. I have no excuse so pls just accept my Sorry. Thanks to Lynne for the Christmas gift you so Rock my blog friend, and also to Marina for the Birthday gift and I will be trying the recipe for the Cincinnati Chili really soon you too Rock my blog friend.

Well my son Tyler and my DH just came home and now I am off to tan and Publix, even though my DH says he can not afford my $70.00 bill everytime I go. It just seems that the items in my cart just jump in there honey. Oh well maybe one day I will be able to get into the store and just get the things on my list.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Oh no, I am not sick!!!!

I have not been blogging for so long I am missing this thing. (oh no I sound weird). I am not feeling so good today. I believe I have come down with case of the flu. My boys have been great, they are praying for me and my dear husband is doing a great job with everything else. God bless him for just stepping in and taking care of the boys and me. right now he is cooking dinner and taking care of me. I will be back with knitting news and pictures and thank you to some wonderful people. I am going to go lay back down.

Secret Pal 7 Questions

Secret Pal 7 Questionaire

1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer higher quality and/or natural fibers)? I enjoy working with high quality yarn just as much as the next knitter

2. Do you spin? Notyet, but I am hoping to one day. I really want to learn

3. Do you have any allergies? (smoke, pets, fibers, perfume, etc.) no

4. How long have you been knitting? A little over 6 months and I love it
5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? No, still trying to learn this blog thingy.

6. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.) Apple, vanilla

7. Do you have a sweet tooth? Totally. I love chocolate and candy fruit slices. I love hot chocolate, and I am also a total coffee addict.

8. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? make my own cards.

9. What kind of music do you like? I love Casting Crowns, Mercy Me, and jazz (kenny g)

10. What's your favorite color? Purple and Yellow

11. What is your family situation? Any pets? One husband (ha, ha) three boys (8,3,2)

12. What are your life dreams? To be a great mom and wife. Live life like there is no tomorrow.

13. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? merino wool & cashmerino. I'm a worsted weight fan too and also cassade

14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? not sure yet

15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s? Felting and making my boys hats. and trying to finish my first pair of socks. I've also been wanting to make myself a sweater.

16. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? I honestly like making hats. They are so easy. I like making socks too. Right now I have enjoyed everything that I have made

17. What are you knitting right now? socks, hats.

18. What do you think about ponchos? I really like the way they look. I actually think I'd like to make one

19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? I truly like both.

20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? I like aluminum and bamboo, not to fond of plastic.

21. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements? Yup =) and my foot? hmmm.... I am a 81/2

22. How did you learn to knit? My sister in law taught me.

23. How old is your oldest UFO? my socks, about 1 months old and have not picked up

24. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird? I like tinker bell and lions.

25. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas =)

26. Is there anything that you collect? Yarn, roving(when I learn to spin) and angels and water goblets and dolls.

27. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? None

28. What knitting books are you interested in? I like Debbie Bliss books, and there are so many that I would love to have.

29. How long have you been knitting? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? Probably on the low end of intermediate.
30. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? My straight needles are in a wine bottle holder and my cigular needles are in a plastic box.

31. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? No that is on my wish list.

32. When is your birthday? 12/26

33. Do you like receiving handmade gifts? Absolutely =)