Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Silly Strings and Contests and Things or How I Got Back in Action Thanks to Bloggers

I'm in a stringy kind of mood. Maybe it's the impending summer. Nah...Just as I feeling enamored with making a string bag, the one Trek (who's having a CONTEST by the way- go there!) was making to be exact, along comes an along. That kind of writing would only fly on a knit blog for sure. All you have to do is leave a comment on Trek's blog to be entered! Easy, no?

Erin started a String Along and I joined. Shocking...I did a silly thing, having been a crocheter for more years than I'd openly admit to, I was crocheting away and realized I was quickly running out of yarn. Doh! Trek, this photo's for you.

A real shame too; I was itching to make something from this lone skein of Eisaku Noro gifted me by one of my friends. Luckily, I have 4 skeins of LKD Hemp again, gifted to me by Nancyin a Secret Pal Swap and I wanted to make something open and airy with it. Nancy, I knew something nice would come of that yarn, thank you again!

The Along that came to me today was developed by Erin who invites anyone wishing to String It Along with us to join. Knit, crochet or other. It's fun and a GREEN thing for me. I love planet conscious endeavors and being "green" seems to be the catch phrase of the month.

The other contest I just found out about is going on at Ali’s blog. She's celebrating her first published pattern that's a real beauty along with the yarn to make it. Please tell her I sent you?! That's part of the contest. The other part is listing your summer knitting goals so here's mine:

1. Join the String it Along blog and make at least 3 or 4 bags

2. Speaking of bags, I want a couple of purses while I'm at it.

3. Work on my UFO Resurrection items: Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl and the Ribbon Tank.

4. To make something from a pattern that I've tweaked to make a custom fit. I don't what, just as long as I improve on my knitting skills and maybe surprise myself.

5. Continue with the girl's afghans so they may be able to use them this winter.
hahahahahahaha winter, Florida hahahahahahahaha

6. Continue squares for the Precious Parcels Project (in the sidebar)

I could go on and on, but couldn't we all? I also treated myself to The Color Collection
by Cara. Go see, they're really nice! I mean what kind of fiber fool would I be sending cards to people without fiber on them?

Have a terrific weekend!

Sunday, May 20, 2007


If you find my comments for 2 For 7, would you please send them home? They're missing @%$$#&

2 For 7

Seems I've been on vacation from life, but it's time to return. I've missed my friends the most.

I've been tagged by Michelle and Kim for this, so here goes. And thank you both for nudging me awake, it's been too long. To those of you who've been checking on me, thank you! It truly kept me from feeling like total crap through this whole thing. You girls are wonderful keepers of the spirit of our community.

Now for the 7 things thing.

The rules:
Each person tagged gives 7 random facts about themselves. Those tagged need to write in their blogs the 7 facts, as well as the rules of the game. You need to tag seven others and list their names on your blog. You have to leave those you plan on tagging a note in their comments so they know that they have been tagged and to read your blog.

1. I have a killer sweet tooth...killer...I prefer a small meal and a large dessert
Good example: I was up at 8 this morning. I just ate 2 chicken wings for lunch followed by 9 choc chip cookies and a glass of milk-yum

2. I like to do laundry...yeah, I know....

3. Like Kim, I do not like my feet. Nuff said...

4. When I feel down, I tend to fade away from everything as you may have noticed.

5. I have not spoken to my older brother in 4 years, actually, he has not spoken to me. He lives about 25 miles away.

6. No matter what I say from post to post, I love my family; truly, madly, deeply.

7. I will go out my way for my friends, always.

Tagees are:

Krista, Lark, Lucia, Dipsy Doodle, Tani, Nancy, Mimi

Don't forget, there's a contest going on at Trek's just go there, the contest appears right at the top of her post. Read one, you'll want to go back!

Knitting? Oh yeah, here.

May the rest of your weekend be the best of your weekend.