Friday, May 19, 2006

Treasures from China

So one of my coworkers went to China for work and look what she brought back! My favorites are the apple one and the one to the right of the apple one, but I love them all! I am such a fabric junkie. I received an order from www.kittycraft.com this week and I am in love! What a great place. I have also started my first Noni Bag and am getting very anxious to have it done. It seems like it will be a fairly quick and easy knit, but the felting is still scary to me! I will keep you posted.
So it is time for another round of Secret Pal. I wasn't sure if I would do it this time as last time my secret pal was mia and completely flaked out. The good news is that I found I enjoyed the spoiling as much as being spoiled so I am giving it another go. Here is the questionaire for my sevret pal, whoever youare!

1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer higher quality and/or natural fibers)? Do you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand? I dont think I am too much of a yarn snob though I really go for the feel good yarns in yummy colors- pinks ,blues, greens, purple etc. My last spoiler sent me the yummiest baby alpaca and it felt so good to knit that I tend to that direction now.
2. Do you spin? Crochet? I don't spin or crochet but I am going to try to learn to crochet.
3. I just got a great needle roll so they are in there.
4. how long have you been knitting? Off and on about 15 years but on now about a year Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? I would say I am a beginner plus
5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?Nope
6. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.)I like vanilla and tropical florals- also clean grassy scents
7. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?I have sweet teeth and I like chocolate but I am trying to finally lose that baby weight. (from several years ago!)
8. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? I love to sew and bead and garden
9. What kind of music do you like? I like happy music. Latin,hawaiian, or pop or anything with a beat you can feel happy withCan your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) No mp3 player here
10. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand? I love pinks, blues ,purples,greens. I really love most to all colors
11. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? I have a boy, 6 and a girl 4 ,a hubby and a hamster. My six year old boy is learning to knit now too! He knows how to sew and my mom in law thinks I am going to "sissify" him but Im not worried at all! He loves it and it helps him think in different ways so we will keep it up!
12. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? Sure
13. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? Soft and yummy
14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? I dont like a real stiff feeling yarn like some of the more mass produced stuff
15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s? I want to learn more techniques so I am going to start doing some of the smaller projects in Lucinda Guys handknits for kids. Really knitting in general is getting obsessive- its so portable!
16. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? I dont really have a favorite
17. What are you knitting right now? My first Noni Bag!
18. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? I love it. Nothing better than the stuff people make
19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Im still not sure
20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? bamboo and aluminum. The aluminum reminds me of my beloved Grandma
21. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? no but I would like to!
22. How did you learn to knit? Fell in love with a mormon guy in highschool and he went on his mission and I wanted to knit him a sweater. Thats all I remember. Wonder what that guy is doing now?
23. How old is your oldest UFO? 7 years old but I abandoned it without intention of finishing. Does that count?
24. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird? Hmmm, as far as animation goes, though its not animation , Im a sucker for Japaneese cute . Animals I like are birds, pandas, penguins, seals, whales
25. What is your favorite holiday? Valentines Day! Chocolate, love and glitter!
26. Is there anything that you collect? Not so much
27. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?I dont have any- I usually just get what looks good at the knitting store though not very often.
28. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? Not that I can think of since I got the LG handknits for kids for christmas
29. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? Really anything sounds good.
30. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements? I am not a sock knitter but I would like to try that. I will get back with my measurements
31. When is your birthday? (mm/dd) June 26

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE that fabric. My favorites are your 2 favorites, too.

I promise not to flake. I'm looking forward to sending you fun stuff.

Have you ever felted anything before? Maybe I can help if you have questions.

-YOUR SP

11:54 AM  
Blogger devinemom said...

I wish I was your secret pal, oh well. Maybe next time I will get on board.


I love that you are teaching your son to knit. I used to work in Special Ed. (before child) and taught them to knit, they loved it and it did amazing things for their concentration.

keep up your passion for knitting it is a wonderful and relaxing pastime.

8:40 PM  
Blogger Tony said...

Nous rencontrons souvent dans le domaine de la nutrition La production de NONInutrition exempte de pesticides � lieu dans une partie privil�gi�e de l'�le de Tahiti, sur les hauteurs o� le Noni nutritionse cultive en abondance et donne toute sa force et toute la vigueur d'un fruit sauvage. Le jus, ensuite d�shydrat� et lyophilis� pour une consommation plus facile et tout aussi saine, est effectu� par pression � froid.

1:27 PM  
Blogger Tony said...

Nous rencontrons souvent dans le domaine de la noni La production de NONInoni exempte de pesticides � lieu dans une partie privil�gi�e de l'�le de Tahiti, sur les hauteurs o� le Noni nonise cultive en abondance et donne toute sa force et toute la vigueur d'un fruit sauvage. Le jus, ensuite d�shydrat� et lyophilis� pour une consommation plus facile et tout aussi saine, est effectu� par pression � froid.

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Guitar Master said...

I wish I could blog as good as you, but what I can do is give you a nice Guitar Lesson!

12:41 AM  

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