Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Swap Q&A :D

Swap Q & A for Summer of Yarn Love Swap

Here's the list of questions for the swap! Have fun! Please post this to your blog and make sure your pal and I can easily find it!

1. Do you knit or crochet? I knit! :D But I can do some simple crochet once and awhile.
How long have you been at your craft? For awhile, it's been on and off since high school, but I learned when I was 12. :D

2. Do you spin? What type of spinning? No, none at all. I know my addictions~ and I cannot grasp the idea of making my own yarn right now.

3. What are your favorite yarns/fibers?Favorite, oh gosh!I am a big fan of tofutsies yarn from STWC right now. But I like Wool yarn too, like Knit picks Palette. Malabrigo yum~ <3 but am ok with some soft acrylic like Caron Simply Soft. Soft nice smooth yarn~ :D <3333333 Sock yarn! Oh my gosh! ^^* There is so much I want to buy online too lol.
What are your least favorite yarns/fibers? Oh gosh! One comes to mind instantly! Lion Brand Homespun! I don't like coarse yarns really, not a fan of anything larger then worsted weight.

4. What are your favorite colors? Deep Reds, Deep Pinks, Purples, Blues, Greens, Deep Teals. :D
What are your least favorite colors? Orange, Brown, Tan, Yellow.

5. Are there any yarns/brands that you are dying to work with but never have? Socks that Rock, Cherry Tree Hill, Lisa Souza yarn, Fleece Artist, All Things Heather, Wolemiser, etc. :D

6. What is/are your favorite types of projects to knit/crochet? Oh gosh, Socks are big right now~ I love how compact they are to do and how great they come out. I want to do jackets and stuff, but those take lots of time, and am working on one at a time. I think Socks and scarves are my two options. I do like my fingerless gloves though too.

7. What are you currently working on? A shawl for my mother, socks for me and anyone else I can make them for, still working out the kinks. Anything you plan to work on this summer? Anything and everything! I love having the summer off!

8. What is your favorite FO? (Post a pic if you would like.)I love my tofutsies yarn sock that I am finishing (not too many photos online yet) and I loveeeee my fingerless gloves out of malabrigo (the color is fantastic! xD) The photos are on my ravelry account~ :D

9. What is your oldest UFO? Oh gosh some old scarves that I made in highschool, one was a variegated blue, purple, pink scarf ah I loved it, now it's eh lol.

10. Are there any techniques that you want to learn? Umm, I don't know. I want to keep up my sock knitting skills, I have yet to really enjoy trying a lace pattern. I think perfecting my sock knitting skills would be great right now.

11. Are you on Ravlery? YES! :D What's your ID? HSailorMoon

12. Are you a sock knitter? HECK YES~ :D What are your foot measurements? I have a wide US 11 women foot~ Other measurements that are needed, I have no clue, just give me the sock yarn! xD I want to make my own socks~ xD

13. Do you collect anything? Cute stuff!! xD Small fuzzy stuffed animals is great~ anything small and cute! ^^* I am a girly girl~ lol

14. Do you have a yarn winder and/or swift? Nope, I do not have either of those. I like to hand wind my hanks of yarn into a skein~

15. Do you love sweets? ADORE THEM~ What are your favorites? Twizzlers!!! Pull in Peel is the greatest, Skittles, Mike & Ikes, cookies, peanut butter with chocolate (not too big on just chocolate), and um carmel stuff too! ^^* I <3 me some sugar! hehe

16. What are your favorite scents? Lavander, Sweet Pea, Rose, Most pink stuff heh.

17. Where do you keep your needles/hooks? In a big plastic bin~ it works for me.

18. Do you have a wishlist (Amazon, Etsy, etc?) On the Loopy Ewe I have a list, the rest is on my book marks, but a gooood chunk is on the Loopy Ewe! ^^*

19. Having a birthday this summer? I just had a birthday on May 17th. Oh it was good, I turned 21, it was a nice birthday~

20. Are you allergic to anything??? Please let your pal know! Nope! ^^* I am allergic to Lion Brand home spun ucky yarn~ hehe, it makes my hands wayyyy to dry, uck.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

edumacation hurray

I got them...

Took forever~... I've been checking at least twice each day for the past week.

Kinda what I expected... but a bit different. Better, if not bad, I dunno.

So~ Let me think... what classes got what.

Oh it's just easier to copy and paste:

My Grade Report > Spring 2008 > Undergraduate > Channel Islands
Course Class Name Official Grade

Wow that is big text. What is great that the grades were not exactly what I had thought I would earn (granted it is about the same as I thought... I was thinking 3 A's and a C.... but 2 A's and 2 B's are equal to each other). This semester did not lower my cumulative gpa too much~! :D It was a 3.588 last semester... now it is a 3.508... which is fine! :D So I am not needing to stress about Gama Beta Phi~

I saw Indiana Jones with my parents and Jimmy (who also got awesome grades! xD) last night. Whatever people say about it. I Liked It! :P It is more of just a play with the story of the awesome Indiana Jones series. So I had fun. We all got icecream~ went to micheals! xD I bought this thing~

It's a yarn holder/case/sock knitting! :D I love it~ (I added the pin of course, from ravelry) It is so awesome!

*hint hint, that's a new sock I started today.... meaning I finished one. amazing isn't. ;p It is one of the yarns that Jimmy bought me! :D*

However, the pattern that the Yarn Traveler is sitting on is a shawl for my mom~ She's been wanting one~ :D This is what it looks like thus far.

Oh and I bought this book today! :D

Me addicted?! Oh you're so funny~ ;p I am just a 'fan' of knitting lol.

That's it~

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Yay! Book! :D

Hurray!!! <3 the Borders Coupons~

I bought a knitting book! ^^* Oh this book is great it is a hugeeee amount of information about knitting, yarn, plys, ah and I know that is only a small portion of it~ I've only flipped through it a few times~ ^^* (and it has 40 patterns oi!)

The Knitter's Book of Yarn: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Using, and Enjoying Yarn
by Clara Parkes!

xD I've flipped through ravelry and noticed how great some of these patterns are (since the book is so huge I had not seen all the patterns at the store. :D

Oh it's pretty... and oh I cannot wait to read through it this summer! ^^* I saved like ten bucks off of it with my borders coupon~ ^^* They can text coupons via your phone now... how crazy is that~ hehe.

^^* Then I went with my dad to get him a new office chair. His old chair hates him and wishes massive pain on his back. (angsty chair) So we got him this niceeee chair and he did research and checked reviews on it online. Very nice chair~ Next upgrade for his office will eventually be his desk, but it suits him fine right now. :) I am glad he is thinking more of himself to improve the quality of his items for work. His joke was 'I can spend $500 on a cat no problem(Faye got the bad end of a fight and it came out to over $500), but I cannot spend $300 on myself without worrying about it.' He is working on that now~ Good for my daddy~ He has taken some doans and is relaxing on the couch.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

So tomorrow, thursday is stnb. It will be fun. I want to finish knitting my sock asap, but I want to knit it at coffee bean. I want to go to lys.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

and no lj cut! you must look! :P

A close up of my fingerless gloves~ Oh they are so pretty and soft. Then a shot of my Ravelry logo pin! <33333 They match so well! Malabrigo yum~ :)

Then Faye likes her some Malabrigo yarn~ nom nom nom... she actually chewed on that for awhile~ till I finally pulled it away from her, it was cute.

Then finally Duo chilling on her 'flat' cat bed. The sides pop up, but she always pushes them down, ah well. She likes it though~ :D

Time for bed! ^^*

I am torn

I haven't been using blogger that much lately... as can be seen by my few entries~

I have been using ravelry a ton~~~ since I signed up for it and got the idea of blogger after seeing all these knitting blogs on blogger.

But I mostly write in my livejournal

about stuff... and I don't post much on knitting there (other then the ocasional side note of my <3 for knitting).

I need to take more photos etc of my current knitting to put on here, but also put up on ravelry! Gosh I love ravelry, it makes things so much easier! :D
Look what I got!!! xDDDDDDD

Tofutsies!!!! xDDD
Colorway 722 xD

and~~~ those knitting needles... they are bryspun dpns~ xD

xDDD I was out doing errands with my dad and asked if we could stop by our local yarn store~~~ xDDDDD So we did~~~ xDDDD

So I picked out these~~ the needles are great they are bendable enough but are not cheapy and going to break. (that and I did not want the bamboo needles, I avoid those on dpns, circs are fine) xDDDD


I have some other cutesy photos of it, doing a gauge swatch and starting my sock on the needles... but I can't upload them right now. ...
Reason being... Alex and Mora (his friend) are playing WoW and I 'cannot' upload anything right now. Three computers on the wifi is making it 'lag' booo. Oh well~ something else to post tonight! xDDDDDDDD <3333333333333

This yarn is soooo cute!

Ok time to keep knitting~~ :D Jimmy is going to come get me soon~ ^^* YAY YARN! :DDDDDD

Now I am at Jimmy's... and I can upload away~

While he works on his project like the good student he is~ xD <3

So here is a gauge swatch that I did... it is only little more then a one inch by one inch. 10 stitches.

:D It should be like this with a size one needle... but I knit tightly apparently~ ^^; So I upped the knitting to size twos~ <3333

Then the pretty pictures~ xD

and my favorite swatch photo~

Then what I started before I left the house <33333 on top of my lap top~

<3 the knitting~ :D