Friday, December 19, 2008
It does remind me of candy, does it remind you of anything else? Hot pants? I had a pair in material with these colours in the pattern as a young child!!! I had the legs for it then.......
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Closeup shows the beautiful stitch definition the Bugga yarn gives while being so soft due to 20% cashmere content.........................wonderful!!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Do you like it?? It has a gorgeous pattern by Yarnissima in it too :)
Sunday, December 07, 2008
1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
I was named after my father's mother .
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
The last time I was really angry though I can't remember the occasion.
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
2 sons aged 11 and 4.
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
I hope so, who really knows.
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
Not as much as I used to, I have mellowed with age.
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Lost them at 2o years.
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
I doubt it.
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Don't really like cereal because I don't drink milk at all.
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
Yes or unzip/unbuckle.
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
In character rather than physically.
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Their eyes and how kind they are
15. RED OR PINK?
16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
That I don't have what I consider a waist no matter how thin I am!
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
My Mother, desperately.
18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO DO THIS?
I love reading about others, there is so much of interest in their thoughts and opinions.
19. WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Pink leather mary jane slippers.
20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
Toasted Pancakes for breakfast.
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
23. FAVORITE SMELLS?
Vanilla, Rose, Jasmine and Neroli.
24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
I love to watch Rugby and Gymnastics
27. HAIR COLOR?
28. EYE COLOR?
Light teal blue
29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
never, the thought of them makes my eyes water
30. FAVORITE FOOD?
31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
Happy endings, I never liked scary movies, life is scary enough sometimes
32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
34. SUMMER OR WINTER?
35. HUGS OR KISSES?
36. FAVORITE DESSERT?
37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
Rereading all the 4 Twilight books and Midnight Sun but just bits and pieces to recheck facts etc
40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
I use a gel pad mouse pad, nothing on it
41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT?
42. FAVORITE SOUND?
I love to hear the gentle sound of my children's breathing when asleep, the most reassuring sound ever :)
43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
California, apart from where I was born
45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
I have been told I have an ability to get people to open up and tell me some of the most intimate details of their lives, it can be a problem at times but is useful for work.
Ghana, West Africa
Friday, December 05, 2008
I love the rich blue-green variations in this skein!! :)
Sunday, November 30, 2008
First one all done at time of posting :)
Saturday, November 29, 2008
I'm still not convinced about short row heels with socks, especially not for me with my high instep. But these are for a friend so I hope they are okay for them. :)
Friday, November 28, 2008
I couldn't resist the colours, and despite my slowness with lace want to try this scarf, albeit it would perhaps be ready next Christmas.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
I have been guilty of petting this skein a lot, it feels like a merino-tencel mix or a silk cashmere blend, it is that soft and silky, and it's all mine :)
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I haven't done much knitting this week either as I was introduced to the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer on Sunday last week. The last 3 books of the series arrived on Thursday and are now all read!!! The books are a little twee at times, just too 'chocolate box picture' sometimes, but it is aimed at the young adult/late teen market so I understand. Despite this I really enjoyed them, much in the way I enjoy Disney films, just for entertainment etc.
After finishing Twilight last Sunday I started Bella by Kim Hargreaves. It's currently a pattern in the fabulous Amber Book and knitted with Rowan Big Wool. It feels so strange knitting with 12mm needles when I am used to sock needles :) I am more than half way through now and hope to finish next week!! Another knit hopefully for work.
I won't be able to post YPF posts every week from now on as the light is a problem. I can only get photographs done at the weekends now with the winter creeping in and work days are very long.
ETA: I did not pick this project because it has the same name as the lead female in the Twilight Series! I hadn't heard of her when I bought this kit from Kim Hargreaves!
Friday, November 07, 2008
It will take a special pattern don't you think?
Thursday, November 06, 2008
I wore it all day today and love it! Not too warm but cosy for November! :)
Sunday, November 02, 2008
The Back-To-School Vest is now divided for the front and back sections, so I'm feeling on the home stretch now.
I am forcing myself to cast on nothing new until I have finished the Vest though!! Despite the new Kim Hargreaves Book Amber and a Bella kit arriving yesterday!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Just to pick a suitable pattern, but later, much later..........
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
The club is based on english Stately Homes. Chatsworth is a very stately home in Derbyshire and I have only ever seen it on the screen. The last time was in the Keira Knightly version of Pride and Prejudice. To see why these colours, look at these pictures of Chatsworth House and this showing more of the house. It is now in a cake and I am searching for a 'noble' pattern for it :)
Friday, October 17, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
I hope it fits.....................I love how it looks so far :)