here are the results of the croq pot dyeing experiment i tried last week. i used wiltons icing dye in pale yellow and green. in person the colors are much brighter. the yarn was from stickchick's etsy shop. i love it! her sock yarn is sooooo nice! alas, i do not need anymore sock yarn. i have already balled it, but i think i may just list it for sale as the first item in my own etsy shop. there are about 280 yds of fingering weight yarn, pretty sweet for socks of a lil' lace scarf.
Friday, March 23, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? Acrylic, and angelina.
How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? a couple of years, i'm self-taught ala Stitch and Bitch by debbie stoller.
Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? Intermediate to advanced, I've done a lot and am always willing to branch out.
What's your favorite scent? Anything that smells like food or dirt (i.e. vanilla or patchouli)
Do you have a sweet tooth? Heck yes, epesh for dark choclate.
Favorite candy? Gummies. (bears, fish, worms... u know.)
What other crafts do you like to do? I embroider, sew, decopauge, and just about anything. I just learned how to needle felt.
Do you spin? not yet.
What's your favorite color(s)? I like green, alot. I also love neon color schemes.
What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? Hats, mostly, but i like to make little whimsies every now and then.
What are you knitting right now?A sock, a Noni Bag, A log cabin blanket, and a cabled scarf. maybe a few dishcloths.
Do you like to receive handmade gifts? Of course! the beauty of a handmade gift is priceless.
Do you prefer straight or circular needles? I prefer straight needles but I use circulars when the task calls for it.
Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? I have a ball winder but no swift.
How old is your oldest UFO? Around a year! who says you can't knit a blanket on size 6's.
Is there anything that you collect? Yarn, Mooses, Stuffies, pins.
Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? I love Noro Pattern books, but they're soooo hard to get your hands on, and of course anything by Cat Bordhi. I really love Crafty Alien's lil' animal patterns too.
What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? none, i love the thrill of the hunt.
When is your birthday? November 9th, imma sexy scorpio.
Finally, what are your four themes?
1. Eighties (think KIDS incorporated!)
2. Crayons (like primary colors)
3. Outdoors (grass and flowers)
4. Granny's Wallpaper (orange & brown, green & gold.... like a 70's kitchen?)
Sunday, March 18, 2007
On Thursday; Kellyn, Nancy and I went to Philly to see Maria Taylor. We got to the city super early, and goofed around for awhile. We stopped by Urban Outfitters but, everything looked kinda cheesy and mass market. So, we went down the street to American Apparel and I bought some stuff. I also ran into LUSH and picked up some things I needed.
The Science of Sleep
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Tuesday night, a couple of friends and I went bowling to help raise money for Habitat for Humanity. It was fun, despite the plethora of sorority girls everywhere. It was pretty cool to have fun and do something sort of charitable. Speaking of charitable, The South Jersey Knitting guild is holding a Knit-athon @ Ventnor City Library on March 10th from 10-2pm. I kind of want to go now, being in this giving mood. They provide yarn (or you can bring your own) to make baby hats and and strips to be collected for baby blankets. Sometimes it's nice to give just a little (espesh if it doesn't interfere with your yarn stash!).
Midnight Purls and I went to the SnB @ the LYS again, and it was probably the best one we've went to. The shop wasn't very busy, so we could be loud and irreverent and it didn't bother anyone. One of the women that works @ the shop went to Stitches West and brought back some really nice sock yarn for me to dye. I'm so excited, I have billions of color combinations racing through my mind! She also picked up a slightly new Noro yarn called "Kochoran"; it was 50% wool, 30% angora, 20% silk. 100% AMAZInG! I can't wait to get my hands on some.
I'm still working on the Noni bag for my mum. Today, I have to pick up the stitches for the ruffles, and make the flowers, and then I get to felt that beee-atch! I'm thinking of just lining it with wool felt so I can put a clasp inside and hid the part where I'm sewing the handle on. I haven't even cast on my second sock yet. Now, I'm being tempted to make a new slouchy hat. I've been wanting a new hat for awhile and I was surfing around on Hoy Fashion (a british street fashion site) and I realized the only thing seperating me from the coolest kids in the U.K. is a sweet slouchy hat.
I searched for a good pattern to base it on and found a whole thread on craftster dedicated to the the slouchy hat. So instead of picking up that ruffle, I may have a coffe and make a hat. I have that RAWR-some Rio de Plata screaming my name.
OHHHHH!!!!! It's CRaZY Snowing out here in NJ. It's been snowing since last night, and we have like 3 or 4 inches now. I know it doesn't seem like much to you guys that live in the middle and northern states but, for me that's enough. I went out and took pictures when I was getting the mail to share with everyone.
Thursday, March 01, 2007
I made this really quickly tonight. A lady in the mall admired my old icky hat, and asked me to make her one for her daughter.
Needles: Clover Takumi Size US 10.5
Yarn: Sirdar Nova in Color 038 and Lion Beand Wool-Ease Chunky in Charcoal