Friday, August 31, 2007

My new sock from my Dog Days of Summer Swap partner, Pat. This fun sock is Regia Stretch Color in color 82. Nothin' fancy, just a a plain knit sock, toe-up with a short-row heel. I didn't think it needed a pattern as the yarn itself is busy.

Fall into Autumn Dishcloth Exchange

1. Do you knit or crochet? How long have you been doing it? A little over 2 years

2. Have you made dischloths before? Do you use them yourself, give them as gifts, or both? Yes, all of the above

3. What's your favorite cotton to make cloths from? What cotton would you like to try that you haven't before? Like all cotton yarn so far – I like bright colors better than pastels.

4. If you knit, do you prefer circular or straight needles? For all, do you prefer wooden, metal, or plastic needles? I use all and everything!

5. What are your favorite colors? Any colors you don't like much? BRIGHTS!

6. What do you like best about Autumn? Smells, food, the cool crispness of the air, fires and hot cocoa snuggly blankets…..

7. Pies: Pumpkin? Apple? Pecan? All of em? or No Thanks! NO PIES!

8. When you were a kid, were you the one who couldn't wait to get started with school , or the one who overslept on the 1st day? I couldn’t wait!

9. Do you celebrate Halloween? (The real key here guys is especially knowing if you have an aversion to the holiday or little goodies/decorations associated with it, given the timeframe of the swap). Yes, but not a fan of candy corn – oh and I love skeletons!

10. If you had to choose just 3 edible 'goodies' to eat for a full year, what 3 would you choose? York Peppermint Pattys, Biscotti, and chocolate of any kind.

11. Do you have any pets? Kids? Husbands who seem like kids? ;) I have a cat and 2 teenage boys and yes a hubby too!

12. If you were to describe a particular yarn that shares traits of your personality, what would it be and why? Well according to that blog quiz going around, I am Merino!

13. Do you use your cloths mostly for dishcloths, or as facecloths? Dishcloths

14. Favorite Fall Holiday: Halloween or Thanksgiving and why? (Feel free to share another fall memory if you do not celebrate either of these holidays) I love Thanksgiving. I even have Thanksgiving China – love lil turkeys and make my own cranberry relish. Being with family is the best!

15. Do you have any allergies or aversions your pal should know about? Please no walnuts or cigarette smoke

Saturday, August 18, 2007


These are my socks form the Afterthought Heel Class I took last month. It was a lot of fun and I learned some new things. This is Sockotta yarn in a cotton blend.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Homestate SWAP Box Arrived!

Wow did I get spoiled! Nhel sent some awesome goodies, gummies, a tine of yummy mints, some Texas Death Sauce” (that my husband stole already), a candle, a darling notebook, “Don’t Mess With Texas” toothpick holder, 2 beautiful sock patterns,
A San Antonio spoon rest, handmade note cards, scissors, and a calendar with photos of her home state, size 4 DPNS, and then there’s the yarn!

I got some soft and squishy Patons, I hank of Mountain Colors, and 2 hanks of Jitterbug. Nhel, I was overwhelmed with your generosity. These are absolutely stunning, the colors perfect, and I love EVERYTHING! Thanks so much!

Friday, August 03, 2007

My Under Cover Club Prize

I have never won a blog contest until now. The Yarn Grove (
has an Under Cover Club I am in, and they had a contest to the participants of the KAL, and my name was pulled.
This is gorgeous yarn from J. Knits - superwash Merino in "Reno".
I can't wait to cast it on!
Thanks so much Yarn Grove!!!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

My Dog Days of Summer Package Came!

Thanks to my Dog Dogs of Summer partner PAT!

I got Regia sock yarn (which I have used and love), a Fiber Trends sock pattern, chocolate covered Altoids (yum), DPN needle holders, Bronnner's Lavender soap, and a dishcloth made with this cool yarn I have never seen called Kapple in cotton. It is soft and squishy...

I love your card you enclosed with your comments and description -- I have it on my desk to gaze at the lovely photograph!

I love everything -- you did such a great job!