Thursday, August 30, 2007

Monkey Sock Quesionaire

Monkey Sock Swap THREE Questionnaire

The basics:Do you consider yourself a beginning sock knitter, an intermediate, or have you been doing this so long you could probably knit a pair in your sleep? I believe myself to be at an intermediate level.

The measurements:

Shoe Size: Foot circumference: 8 inches

Foot length: 8 inches and 1/4 inches
my us foot size is 7 1/2 inches

Yarn Preferences:What colors do you love? Purples, pinks, greens. I would love to find the perfect hot pink, hot purple, black sock yarn, its out there somewhere. And of course the best two colors ever made, ORANGE AND BLUE>. (Florida Gator fan lol)
Do you prefer solids or variegated? Varigated, I have the attention span of a gnat
Do you prefer wool, cotton or acrylic yarn? Wool,
What colors would you never wear? Yellow.

What are your favorite brands of yarn? Lorna's Laces and Collinette Jitterbug

Are there any new brands you would like to try? anything from the LoopY ewe. The sock yarns ther look awesome

Cookie A. Patterns: Which of her patterns have you already knit? Just the Monkey once

Which pattern(s) would you like to knit and don’t already own? The Mona

Other pertinent information:Would you be willing to have an international Monkey Pal or do you prefer one in the US? It doesnt matter to me! I Love to have new friends!

Do you have any allergies? I am allergic to cats. But on the food side allergic to all berries and cherries, Real and artificial flavored. Random usless into for ya :)

Will your knitting be exposed to smoke or animals? No Smoke here, but the yarn will be exposed to my Dog snoopy who is clean I will wash most of it out, but it goes everywhere.

Are you on Ravelry yet? If you don’t mind having new friends, what is your Ravelry name? I am still on a wait list for Ravelry, about 2000 peeps in front of me!

Hurry Hurry

Monkey sock exchange ends tommorow, jsut found out about, its too cute. Go here for more info, and be sure to sign up!

Did you join the Harvert Sock swap yet? Link is in the post below, I see you looking and thinking about it Missy... hehe.

Anywho, Join on in folks, looks to be good.
Yes that is not Snoopy and it is not a cat I own. Just some random freaky looking cat I saw on the net. Looks like this cat would so eat you if you died in your apartment.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

It's Sock Swap Time!

I am joining a new sock swap boys and gals, and it looks to be mighty fun!

The Harvest Sock Swap 2007 is starting up in September, what a great way to knit through those back to school blues.

Go here, to read up on all the specifics, but I think it should be loads of fun!

I also want to sign up for the next Socktoberfest! Does anyone know if they will be having one of these this year and when it starts up???

By the way, In going along with checking your boobs, if any of y'all have an inkling to knit caps for chemo patients, let me know I am going to start making some myself!! We could get together & knit them or send them off together!

Thanks folks, have a happy Sunday!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

The Poll

The Poll is now closed. Thanks to all that voted for snoopy with knitting. And thanks mom for being the single person who wanted him all by himself!

Anyone going to the best place ever on Saturday? I will be needing help with row 7 of the Summer Shawlette. Or Else I will be driving to Corrina's house for help!

Lator Gator!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Get your boobs checked.

What is it about August 14th that makes the day so hard for me?
Let me tell you.

on August 14, 1999 my Aunt Elisa ( pronounced Lisa) passed away from Breast Cancer. She was 35 years old. She fought it twice and it came back a third time with a vengeance, going to her lungs. I visited her the summer she left us, not near enough as I wished I had. I know that people probably aren't supposed to have favorite aunts and uncles ( like parents having favorite kids) but she was mine.

I remember how she would play with me, having little tea parties, or that we would color, or make little crafts. I truly believe that it is because of her that I love crafting. We would swing and play dress up, everything a girl loves to do , she was down with.

What else, as I grew older we grew closer. She would come over to my house and we would talk in my room. She loved looking at the posters I had up on the walls and talking gossip about whatever. She helped me get ready for Homecoming one year and that was the best one I ever went to.

She had this mad black hair. It was curly and wavy and gorgrous. I remember her telling me a story from when she was working and had recently shaved her hair because of the chemo.
she said that" She was in the bathroom at work , primping before she went back to her desk, and some ladies came in and started complaining that they could never get thier hair to do what they wanted. Aunt Lisa pulled off her wig and offered it to the ladies to try on. The ladies seemed to have no complaints after that."
( of course it was funnier when she told it)

I love to collect frogs and she absolutely LOVED finding me all kinds of frog things. I have stuffed animal frogs, bean bag frogs, frogs knitting ( how she knew I would become a knitter way back then.....) frogs carved from cow bones, all kinds. I used to wait for my birthday and for Christmas to see what she had found for me.

When she first got cancer, we rallied around her and helped her as best we could. When she had her mastectomies I decorated a box for her, and stitched up a pillow for her new fake boobies ( as we called them) sit rest on at night.

That summer would be her last we all knew it. I couldn't and refused to accept it. I would go and visit with her just sit by her and breathe her in. I would make her laugh at silly jokes I told and smiled when she whispered secrets to me.

When she passed away my heart broke and shattered. I was inconsolable. It hurts to this day. Somedays I think I see her in a sunset or when a butterfly lands on me.

I always try to do something fun on August 14th. I have a great group of friends that I try to get with. Today I spent it with someone I care for greatly and that has made me happier.

Please, get your girls checked. Have your man do it for you, they won't mind trust me. If you don't have a fellow go to the doctor, and DO IT YOURSELF AT HOME. Men can get Breast Cancer too, so check their boobs! Make a game of it, get it done. We do not need to lose anymore women or men to this disease.

Thanks for reading, sometimes a gal needs to blog on and on and get stuff out. I hope I didn't drag you down. If I seem down, make me smile please!

Oh and if anyone is interested I would love to get a group of friends together to do the Komen Race for the Cure this fall. Anyone else interested let me know!!!!!!

We could walk and Knit! Knit Caps for chemo patients! There's a idea!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Completed Project!

I completed the August Wash Cloth, Basketcase,on Monday evening. I have several cute pictures so please indulge me here it is posing with some Wisteria.

This was a very fun wash cloth to make in the colour way Lemon Lime. It took me about 3 hours I believe!!

Here is that crazy puppy again! Lookout! He wants to give a kiss!

And one last picture because Snoopy insisted and he needed Woodstock with him. Thanks for viewing and be sure to vote in the poll!

Friday, August 3, 2007

I am Going out

On a limb and saying that August will be knit from the stash month. Now please keep your chuckling and pointing fingers to yourself or at least down to a minimum.

Funds are tight this month so I need to with strain myself.

Please remind me of this as I reach for more sock yarn.


admendment to this blog om 8-14-07 : I am a liar, I bought yarn. Point and laugh at will.