Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Pal O Mine

After joining in on the Yarn Focus Challenge of 2007, I also joined in on my first Secret Swap Pal. This list suggested by Rebekah, is to make life easier for you Pal. And Rebekah, this hat is on its way to you-made with Patons Carmen and Bernat Boa held together, you will not believe how soft this is.

Drink not included.

Christy Bear didn't want to take it off. She bit me. Bad bear.

1. What type of yarn do you knit with most often? It varies-worsted cotton and cotton blends-wool blends.

2. Is there any type of yarn that you would love to try but haven't yet, such as bamboo, banana fiber (seriously they make it - although I've yet to see it in person). Yes! Linen

3. In your opinion what is a luxury yarn? Qiviut, but for all practicality, alpaca and linen are quite nice.

4. Is there any type of yarn or fiber content you dislike or would prefer not to receive? Not really

5. What type of garments do you most often knit? Hats, but only because they're going to those who need them. I plan to make tank tops and cardis this year-socks too.

6. What types of knitting books do you enjoy? Many-EZ, Barbara Walker, Mason-Dixon Knitting-books with lots of techniques and projects.

7. What is a color you like but rarely or never buy yourself? Browns and pinks.

8. If you were pregnant and had to name your baby a fiber, what would her/his name be? Baby Ull :) But really, the babe would be nameless cause momma would have had a heart attack upon getting such news.

9. Do you spin? No and only because I don't have that kind of time on my hands.

10. What is one fiber you've never spun? All of them.

11. If someone in your family or a best friend had to describe you in one word, what would it be? Complicated. Thanks honey.

12. Please tell us one odd thing about you. I don't like to leave the house much. I do though. Working full time and having 2 kids will force that.

13. What was your favorite cartoon when you were little. Tom and Jerry.

14. Do you have animals? If so, please name them and tell us a little about them.
Yes. Dolly the wonder dog and Linus the little old man cat. Both very sweet and loving family members.

15. And last but not least, if you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Oregon. We're very exotic people and we do have a plan.

I haven't fallen off the face of the planet, but frankly, I wish I had. Not now, but for the last two weeks I did. Nothing a Valium factory and tequila manufacturer couldn't handle. I really don't drink or do drugs, but this would have been a good time for it if I did.

The small hat factory continues to churn out hats for Kate and will be nearing its finish soon. A month goes by pretty quick these days, so here's a few.

I'll just take one group photo right before they're to ship to Kate in a couple of weeks. And for my January UFO Resurrection, I am deleting this:

Fingerless mitt started in Dec 06, in which I made a poor yarn substitution. The pattern was good, the yarn was good, just not together. My bad.

For February, I will pick up the Mary Poppins Scarf I started last year.

I'm surprised I don't have many UFOs. After the scarf is the Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl and a Ribbon Tank. So there.

Next post, another list is born. Robin, I'll always play when you tag! Check this girl out only if you want some serious inspiration!


Debi said...

Cute post! That ribbon tank is gonna be so pretty!

If you need to talk, you can always call me hunny!

Bridget said...

I love some of your responses! I laughed out loud, which is a suspicious thing to do at work early in the morning (I really *will* get to work now, honest!).

Christy bear is quite the fashionista ...

Michelle said...

I'm so glad you didn't retire from blogville. You are doing those hats proud!

Bezzie said...

I love that coon skin cap! So clever!!!!

Robin said...

Yay - glad you're coming out to play! I've knitted with Maggi Linen (wasn't too impressed - it was the thickness of thread, I kid you not) and Rowan Linen Print (now that was a fun one) but I still have some Elann.com "linus" linen yarn that I picked up a while ago that I've not tried yet. I think it was less than $5. Hang in there girlfriend (or we'll have to do virtual shots of tequila.)

Kim in Oregon said...

Where did you find the Mary Poppin's scarf pattern? Off to search now.

Rebekah said...

Oh what a lovely hat! It'll go to a good cause I promise you.

Thanks for answering, it was nice to get to know you a bit better.

Roseann said...

What darling hats you have knitted! The Forest Canopy will look very nice, too. The ribbon tank will be great for spring. I'm so glad to see what you are up to these days.

ann said...

love that Daniel Boone one!

Nora said...

Why on earth would you retire from blogville???? Nooooo, don't do this to us! x

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... you're list is giving me some ideas...

Your YFC Secret Pal

JulieFrick said...

Those hats are so funny! You're really churning them out. Seems you've got a lot of projects going- looking forward to seeing how they turn out!

Margene said...

Your knitting is looking very good! Too bad about the bit...but you deserve it after that insult. Poor bear.

Dipsy said...

So glad that you're back - and with such great hats! Yummy, they look so warm and cozy, I want to jump right into them and play with them! And mind you, I'll be joining you with the Valium-and-Tequila-thing, just so that you're not alone! Never tried Valium though and Tequila drags me right under the table after 2 glasses - but who cares, you'd have a great laugh and feel better then ;)

Knitika said...

I love looking at all your hats. I'm impressed with how many you make! And they are all so unique with their own lil personalities!

Lucia said...

Fantastic hats! Maybe I just haven't gotten my fun fur fingers yet, but my first one is going very slowly.

GretchenBun said...

I think that's a great list of UFO's. I can't wait to see them finsihed!