Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Life just doesn't get any knitter than this

This was TOO funny! It's been awhile since I posted. why? Well, some lucky Tea Swapper just got her pkg sent and I'm glad that's done, although I had a blast hunting and gathering. I can't wait for her to open it! Wahoo!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The scarf saga: Continued

I made my first ribbon scarf. I was thrilled with the results...until...until...well, until I took a picture and realized that there is a subtle difference in the dye lot. Well, apparently not subtle ENOUGH, since I spotted it in the picture. hahaha joke's on me!
8/13 Addendum to the ribbon yarn story: I went and got a matching dye lot today to try and salvage this project w/o frogging the whole darn thing.. Oy Vey! I have even figured out something to do with the mismatched dye lot part of the scarf w/o throwing it all away. Stay tuned for my brilliant idea...Let's see if it works!
8/15/07 I got the scarf redone and I am so happy. The rest of it (the wrong color) is going to be played with and hopefully it'll work. We'll see....

8/27/07 I redid the scarf and sent it to Devon, my darling daughter over at Maybe I can sweet talk her into posting a pic of her modeling it. It was fun...stay tuned though, the piece I cut off is going to be something else.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Felting 101

Another project I am happy with: A felted tea cozy...maybe my Knit 1 Tea 2 buddy will get this one or one similar to it. This was a lot of fun and I learned a lot!

First Project: Done!

Has it only been about a month since I started knitting? I finally completed my very first project I ever knitted. It will soon be on its way to Amy along with 6 more scarves. I would have finished it a whole lot sooner, but I kept getting sidetracked making other things. I gotta say: I am proud!

A Plethora of Scarves

All I can say is WOW. Cousin Janie was put to work guessed it: Scarves for Amy's project. What better kind of visit is there? Knittin' and Gossipin'. We had a ball! CeCe is modeling our handiwork and these will be sent off to Amy this week. What a blast. Janie, you rock! Thank you so much!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Son In Law surprises us

Our son-in-law Jason (Devon's hubby) was in Oregon helping his folks when he surprised us with a pop in visit. We we thrilled to see him, even though we knew he was coming home to see his folks, we knew we wouldn't get to see him as he was going to be a couple of hours from Portland. So there he was on our door step. We were so happy! I also talked hime into taking home a big ball of yarn for Devon! hahaha
We got a picture with our other son-in-law Rob, daughter Vicki (parents of the beautiful girls: Kaylynn 7, Kira 4, Camryn 20 mos) CeCe, Arielle, and son Aaron and you see Roni and Steve...the man who puts up with all my knitting foibles. Gotta love him! Wow! What a great night!

The Knittin' Gals

We have had our cousins Stu and Janie visit from California and when I found out Janie (in the middle) knits, well, I put her to work knitting for Amy's Warm Up Winc project. The sweetie pie on the right is CeCe my 16 yo, who is learning to crochet and me on the left, knitting up a storm.'re gonna get a ton of scarves! We're having a ball!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Knit 1 Tea 2 Swap Questions

Knit 1 Tea 2 Color Swap Questionnaire
Do you like loose tea or bags, or both – something you want to try? Both are okay, but the bag is a preference. (see accessory question below)
What is your favorite kind of tea (Brand, flavor, variety, etc)? I like fruit infused teas, but not the overpowering kind. I fell in love with tea in England.Just plain old Tetley's: but I think every dog has its day and every tea should too! Favorite color in regards to tea or one you would like to try? (black, green, red, and white) (keeping in mind that this is how this swap is set up). I like the white teas but really have no preference. I enjoy just about all of them: herbal/"real" teas/tisanes Would you say you were a tea pot kind of person or just a hot water heater kind? I am not picky, although I tend to make a pot with a crowd and a single for myself alone.What tea accessories would you like but have never purchases for yourself?
I keep losing tea ball strainers! I'm tired of buying them. (Actually, my kids empty the dish rack and they hide them from me to make me nuts!) How do you prefer to be pampered? (examples: mani/pedi, bubble bath, yummy treat, etc). Hands Down: a Massage (Hey, I made a great pun!) If you were a kind of yarn what would you be and why? I would be cotton. It's basic, honest, what you see is what you get, and like me, it wrinkles when you wash it. But as it ages it gets a lovely soft quality that just acreams homey! No pretensions, just warmth. If you had to knit/crochet baby booties, a fun fur scarf, or a fair isle sweater, which would you choose and why? I am intimidated by the sweater, but someday I will tackle it. I think I would do booties next (never attempted but would like to try)
What other event would make you skip a tea party? (A garden party? A book club meeting? A yoga class? Opening night for a new action thriller? etc?) A date with my hubby. I would rather be with him in any venue. What treat would you consider essential at your tea party? (Sweet? Salty? Scones? Those petite pastry trays with a couple of all sorts of things? Little crust less sandwiches?) I like itty-bitty sandwiches/scones (but only with Devonshire Cream!)any little thing that's petite. I just think it screams tea party.
When buying yarn for a project how do you choose - do you buy the one called for or do you substitute? I buy the one I like.
What do you carry your knitting/crocheting in when on the go? A tote bag/a grocery bag/my husband's pocket Favorite movie to watch while knitting/crocheting? Girly one
Are you a traditional tea cup kind of person or a mug type of person? Do you care if they match? A mug. Something substantial when I am by myself, but I bring out the china when I have a tea party!
Favorite childhood birthday party? I don't remember having any special parties growing up so I went all out with my own kids. I gave my kids totally creative parties from Cowboy/girl/mystery/scavenger/circus parties. One daughter mentioned her favorite was the giant ice cream sundae where everyone brought their own toppings. I personally always loved giving tea parties and with 3 daughters, they all had at least one!
Favorite type of scone and jam? Lemon/poppy seed with raspberry jam
If you use candles, what is your favorite scent? Lemon/herbal/grassy
If you could choose 3 people to have 'tea' with, who would they be and why? (famous or not, living or dead). My daughters (and son) because I adore them(oops that's four, but I'll give you two more: Katharine Hepburn: I thought she epitomized a real woman: she never backed down, she could hold her own but never lost her feminine touch. Eleanor Roosevelt, for pretty much the same reason. This is a woman who should have been the first woman president. I admire her so very much: For all she did for the common people. In my book no other first lady was so influential.You've been invited to a tea party, what 'props' will you wear (formal or casual)?
I wanna play dress up!

Any allergies/preferences you have or are willing to admit to? Allergic to mean people: I prefer they just go away!
Anything we missed that you want your pal to know? A good cuppa will take away the crankies!