Sunday, March 23, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Shoe size: 9.5
Foot length in inches: 9.5
What are your favorite colors? Pinks, reds, blues, greens. Paler colors, for sure. I am not really into earth tones, although browns blended with the above colors is always nice. I think my color preferences are pretty apparent from a scan of my blog, and if you need clarification, feel free to ask!
What color clashes with your wardrobe? Colors I tend to dislike are earth tones, jewel tones.
Do you prefer solids or variegated yarns? I love variegated yarns, especially for Monkeys! For lacy patterns or anything else, I like solids. I have been trying the last month or so to focus on amassing more solid colored sock yarns because I have a tendency to buy the lovely variegateds, and then have nothing to use on all those lovely patterns from Favorite Socks!
What are your favorite brand sock yarns? Cherry Tree Hill Supersock, Fleece Artist, Koigu, Lisa Souza, Socks That Rock, Lorna's Laces, various independant Etsy sellers
Is there a new sock yarn you really would like to try? I'm always up for new and interesting sock yarn. Basically, as long as it's pretty, I love it!
Cookie A. Patterns
List the patterns you do not have but would like to receive: I love the German Stocking--it looks like a real challenge. I also like Red Thread, but have never done a toe-up sock before.
Do you have any allergies that your pal needs to know about? (animals, fiber, sensitivity to smoke etc.) None
Will you knitting be exposed to animals? Cats
Will you knitting be exposed to cigarette smoke? No
What country do you live in? U.S.
Are you willing to ship outside your country? I prefer a U.S. pal.
Posted by Emma at 6:59 AM
Sunday, March 16, 2008
...my newest purchase.
Here's how it happened. I have been thinking about a wheel for a while, but was hesitant to get one because I wasn't sure how much I would like it, whether it would be something I would keep up with, whether I wanted to devote the time and money to yet another hobby, etc.
Yesterday my mom, Eric, and I went to visit Ann, who just got a wheel in January. We tried it out, played around with it a bit, then went home.
When I got home, I checked craigslist and found a local woman who was selling her three-year old Ashford Kiwi for $200.00. I emailed her, then called her and Eric and I went this morning to check it out. Two hours later, I was back home with my new spinning wheel!
Dody, the seller, sent me home with lots of different kinds of fibers to try too: some silk, some mohair, some angora, and several varieties of wool. And a book and a niddy-noddy, and a bottle of homemade wine, which Eric and I promptly polished off.
So all in all, a productive Sunday!
Posted by Emma at 2:30 PM
Monday, March 10, 2008
I'm sick of sweater angst, so let's turn our focus elsewhere for the day, eh?
First up, and the only thing I have actually received so far, a bag for my mother-in-law, who is a big tea-drinker:
It's really cute, and a great size for toting knitting and, er, other stuff, probably. From etsy seller communitea (cute!)
Speaking of tea, I also ordered some Dream Journey Herbal Blend from etsy seller Lilithsapothecary.
Check out the product description:
Posted by Emma at 5:27 PM
Sunday, March 09, 2008
Posted by Emma at 8:04 AM