Laura's Knitting Blog

This is the place I post pictures and information on my various fiber hobbies.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

SP10 questionnaire

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? I like wool and cotton, just not novelty yarn

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? I have a hanging needle case and a zippered hook case

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? I've been knitting a little over a year, a friend taught me to cast on and the knit stitch. I'm probably intermediate, I don't know.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? nope

5. What's your favorite scent? I like Jasmine and apple cinnamon. just no sugar scents or vanilla.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? I love sweets, especially chocolate, carmel, and peanut butter. I try not to eat candy too much on my own, but getting them in a package is totally fine by me!

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin? other than knitting or crochet, I look to do most crafty things, including scrapbooking.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) I like classical music and a lot of 60's/70's stuff, thanks to my parents. I can play mp3's anywhere.

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand? I like deep colors. blues, reds, greens, purples, etc. I just don't care much for orange.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? I have a wonderful dachshund named Oskar.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? Everything but Ponchos

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? I don't know if I have a favorite, I like to knit lots of different things!

13. What are you knitting right now? Right now I'm working on a crocheted/knit afghan. It's made of crocheted granny squares with a knit lace border.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? of course

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? I prefer circular needles, I work exclusively with bryspuns and addi turbos (and knit picks circulars, though they only come in sizes 0-3) because they are easier to use with my arthritis.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? yes, I own both.

17. How old is your oldest UFO? a year and a half

18. What is your favorite holiday? christmas

19. Is there anything that you collect? books

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 don't have any subscriptions, but I like Interweave Knits and Vogue Knitting

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? I would like to learn fair isle

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements? yes, I don't know the measurements, but I have chunky size 9 feet.

23. When is your birthday? March 18th, just in time for this round of SP!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

It's been awhile!

Well I figure I should update this thing, I've been meaning to for awhile. Nothing interesting has happened, mainly because I've had a lot of health issues lately that don't qualify as interesting enough to blog about. However, I would like to make another comment about SP9. I had an awesome spoilee who was a blast to spoil and a terrific spoiler that picked out perfect gifts and made me the squishiest hat I've ever seen! My hostess Lorinda was great too, coming up with lots of fun contests!

As far as knitting/crocheting goes, I've been working on the Granny Square Afghan in Knitting Loves Crochet. I've made 12 squares, just 18 more to go! My grandma is helping with the squares, so it'll be a nice joint project. There's a nice knitted lace border that I'll knit (my grandma doesn't knit) and it'll be a great project to finish just in time for winter to end!

Friday, February 09, 2007

Time for a real update

Well I got my final SP9 package and it is great!! Unfortunately the picture isn't great (for some reason, people pictures are fine, but taking pictures of knitting things never turn out very well). My pal sent me this beautiful purple variegated sock yarn, and I have the perfect pattern in mind. She also knitted me a handy box which is the perfect size to keep prescriptions in! She also sent a stripey mug with lots of warm things to drink, which is perfect with the cold weather.
Saturday night Katie and I tried to go to the symphony. Unfortunately we didn't make it because we got stuck behind an accident on I 40. She's wearing some huge heels, because we're actually the same height!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


Please pray for my friend Laura, she is expecting twins and will be having an emergency C section tomorrow morning after only 23 weeks.