Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Bad Secret Pal

Well, I was a little distracted this summer and did not do right by my "pal" in SP8. In fact, I never sent her anything. I intended to, I really did. I bought stuff. I bought boxes. I bought envelopes. I stacked all of this in my craft room and felt guilty about it. When I finally got my groove back--sending the oldest to college was far harder than I expected-- I put together what I considered to be a really good one time gift.

Then it got lost. And stayed lost. I started buying more stuff. I bought several things while I was in NYC, mostly at Knitty City. I had a great time in New York. Hubby had a one hour hearing that lasted two days. I had two days alone on the streets. I actually met one of my invisible friends from a list that I love. I swear, we were so compatible, you would never have believed that we had never met before.

Anyway, I digress.Today-- the box returned! Two numbers in the zip code were transposed. It went out again today, this time with receipt. The irony was that I had put together a couple of things in an evelope, not nearly enough, and addressed it (but had not sent it). I also packed a little something for my SP9 pal-- timely, I might add. I finished my scarf for the International Scarf Exchange and packed it. I am finally on the ball, at least for this week.

Thursday, October 05, 2006


Here are my answers to the SP9 questionnaire.
1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? I like almost anything, but love silk. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like ? I HATE ackrylic
2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? I have a folding, fabric holdre.
3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? I thought myself as a young child. Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?Definately advanced.
4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?no
5. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products, etc.) right now it is Lavendar.
6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Yes Favorite candy?Chocolate-- no fruit
7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Almost anything Do you spin? Not yet
8. What kind of music do you like? I really don't love music. Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) yes
9. What's your favorite color(s)? Right now it is Pink or Leopard Any colors you just can't stand? Orange
10. What is your family situation? Married with two kids Do you have any pets?Two Italian Greyhounds
11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? Yes
12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? Shawls
13. What are you knitting right now? Shawls
14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? Yes
15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo circulars?
16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? Both
17. How old is your oldest UFO? ten years old
18. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
19. Is there anything that you collect? Yarn
20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? I read everything.
21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? Sure
22. Are you a sock knitter? Yes What are your foot measurements? Size 9 shoe.
23. When is your birthday? 05/07