Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Hello Kitty Scarf

I finished my first project from my Japanese Hello Kitty crochet book. I think it turned out pretty cute. I just finished frogging some Patons SWS yarn from a project that I started in December and then decided against. I also started a lacy crochet scarf made with Patons Nuance. That yarn is really soft and fluffy. I also think now is the time to finish Momo the Octopus that I started last year as well. I'm trying to finish up some things before I move on. I think I'm almost out of my scarf phase. We'll see.

On another front, I have been put in charge of the music for my sister's wedding. It's a daunting task, but I think I am doing pretty well. I'm putting together about 7 or 8 CDs worth of music. I am gonna post the playlist for the first CD when I get it to where I like it.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Whew...what a week!

I feel like I've been away forever. South by Southwest Music Festival was this past week. I need about a weeks rest to catch up. I am gonna post again soon, I'm almost done with my Hello Kitty scarf. I'm hoping to finish it this week. There's so much I want to do. And so little time.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

I've been tagged for a 6 weird things, and I will respond, but I just wanted to do a quick update today. Here is the finished Garter-stitch Scarf, my first knitted finished object.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

SP 10 Questionnaire

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
I like just about everything. My favorite is anything soft.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
I have a yarn tote from Joann's that my sister got me for Christmas. It has some pockets for needles and hooks, though I've used them all already.

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
I'm mostly a crocheter. I've been crocheting for about a year. I would consider myself intermediate to advanced crocheter. I just started knitting like 2 weeks ago. I am half-way done with my very first knitting object, a garter stitch scarf.

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

5. What's your favorite scent?

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
I like chocolate, milk chocolate.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?
I also scrapbook. I do not spin.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
I guess you would call it modern rock. My favorite all time band is Pearl Jam, but right now I'm loving the Killers.

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand?
Favorite colors are blue, any shade. I also really like dark grey, and dark brown, and pink.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
I have a dog, she is a rat terrier/chihuahua mix.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
I wear scarves and mittens.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
Currently I've only knit half a scarf, but my favorite things to comes in waves, I've been crocheting scarves for the past 2 months, but I feel that trend starting to fade. I like making purses and small animals.

13. What are you knitting right now?
Knitting: Garter stitch scarf. Crocheting: scarf.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
Straight needles so far. I've only gotten to use aluminum. Prefer aluminum crochet hooks.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?

17. How old is your oldest UFO?
I think it is 3 months. It is an octopus pattern that I'm more than halfway done with. I ran out of yarn and had a hard time finding the color, and when I did, I had to put it away to make Christmas presents.

18. What is your favorite holiday?
I like Christmas.

19. Is there anything that you collect?
I collect key chains.

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 subscribe to Crochet! and Crochet Today. There are a lot of different yarns I would like to try out, I have only just begun to explore.

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?
All of the knitting ones, I only know the knit stitch currently.

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?

23. When is your birthday?
September 1.