Friday, May 30, 2008

Secret Pal 12 Questions

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? I have been getting into wool recently, but would like to try alpaca and soy also. Most any naturel fiber is great. As far as acrylics go I love Boucles and lion homespun.

What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? Fun fur, or any novelty yarns. I just don't like the feel of most of them.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? The packages they come in.

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? I do not knit, only Crochet. :( I do want to learn one day.

Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? For crochet intermediate on some, beginner on others. So far no knitting.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? Not yet but that may change.

5. What's your favorite scent? I like spicy scents but eculyptus and peppermint are two favorites. I can not stand vanilla scent or any that are very strong.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? Yes, most of my teeth are sweet....LOL I have to be in the mood for candy, but like cherry or berry flavored items.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? I do some cross stich, and I bake. I consider baking a craft.

Do you spin? No :(

8. What kind of music do you like? I like Christian, country, classical, and clean comedy like Jeff Foxworthy, Mark Lowrey, or Chandra Pierce.

Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) As far as I know yes.

9. What's your favorite color(s)? I love purple, black, rich deep pinks, and blues.

Any colors you just can't stand? Orange, neon green or any neon, overly bright yellows.

10. What is your family situation? One husband no kids.

Do you have any pets? Yes, 1 fish (Mr. Fishy Fish) 6 yes 6 birds cockatiels, and 2 cats ( Mr. Moose, and Mad Mattie)

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? Yes, once in awhile, sometimes, and don;t own one.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? I don't knit, but I like to crochet scarves, small lapgans, and prayer shawels.

13. What are you knitting right now? I am Crocheting 12 12" blocks for an afgan swap. I just started making coasters as well.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? I love them as the thought put into them makes it extra special.

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? No needles here, only hooks.

Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? I like both the acrilic hooks, and aluminum ones. I would love a set of the new clear ice hooks.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? No, but a near friend does. :) She let me use it. :)

17. How old is your oldest UFO? Wow, almost 2 years which means it will probably never get finished now.

18. What is your favorite holiday? Easter and Christmas tie due to their meanings for me. As far as secular holidays, thanksgiving because of the cooking and baking.

19. Is there anything that you collect? Yes, Phantom of the Opera items, coffee Mugs, office supplies, and yarn......

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? I would like a book on one skein projects for crochet. I also saw the Lyon now has a book of just homespun shawls. A book for crochet dishcloths would be nice, or one on granny squares. I don't have many books so any would be great.

What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? None.

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? Yes, any and all related to knitting.

22. Are you a sock knitter? Nope, again I want to learn.

What are your foot measurements? No clue how to measure, but I wear a size 7 ladies in U.S. shoes.

23. When is your birthday? Just passed on May 6th.

24. Are you on Ravelry? Yes

If so, what's your ID? Shebear29

Monday, May 19, 2008

Busy and loving it

Wow, it has been a busy week.
I am trying to up the gym ante and
it is paying off. I had a lose of 1.8 this week.
That is the best I have had in some time.
I think part of it is I have really been
trying to follow the 8gh. The other thing is
I have been working as hard as I can at
getting more movement into my life.
The other part of being busy is that I
have been doing alot of crocheting.
I have made 2 scarves, one shoulder warmer,
and 1 shawl all in the past 3 weeks. I am trying
to branch out and learn new color combos, and new
patterns. The main reason for that is I like joining
swaps online. I can't be afraid to try new things anymore.
My next project is to do a fairly through
spring cleaning. Not my favorite thing to do,
but it really needs to be done. If any of you out there want
to come help just let me know.
Till next :)

Monday, May 12, 2008

Birthday survival

I did it, Isurvived my birthday with a small amount of 3/4 of a
ppund down. I was very concerned as I really did not count
points very well this past week. I figured that 1 week out of 52 I
was going to enjoy. I know know that I can MODERATLY enjoy
almost anything. I did still go work out 2 days and I think that
helped me quite a bit. It is funny that even when I was going
to allow myself to "be bad" I was more carefull than I used
to be. We hit a buffet and I had 1 1/2 plates instead of my
more normal 3 to 4 plates. Even dessert was in moderation
this time. I had two small quarter size pieces of fudge and
about 1/3 cup of banana pudding. Slowly but surly this
journey continues.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Another one bites the dust

Well, one more pound gone.
I am happy with that.
Tomorrow is my 1st weigh and measure
at curves. They do that once a month and
if you have done well you go on their
biggest looser board.
Even though this is my first one, i want to be on that
board. I'm not competitive at all am I???
See you all again next week if not before.