2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? In hand-thrown pots
3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? Advanced
4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? Yes, Amazon.
5. What's your favorite scent? Fresh scents related to the ocean and greenery.
6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? Plain M-n-Ms
7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin? Crochet and making decoupage bookmarks. I don't spin.
8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) Contemporary Christian music. Yes, I can play MP3s.
9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand? I like most colors with the exception of orange shades.
10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? DH & I have three adult children and two gorgeous Boxer dogs.
11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? Scarves, mittens
12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? I don't have a favorite. I like variety.
13. What are you knitting right now? A sampler afghan, a scarf (for carry-along), & a wrap
14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? Why, yes I do! :)
15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? Bamboo circs
16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? Yes, but I don't use them.
17. How old is your oldest UFO? About 5-6 years!!
18. What is your favorite holiday? 4th of July
19. Is there anything that you collect? Hand thrown pottery, dolls
20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? No
What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? No subscriptions.
21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? Not at the moment.
22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements? No. 9"
23. When is your birthday? 2/26
24. Are you on Ravelry? If so, what's your ID? Pooch
What is reading, anyway? Novels, comics, graphic novels, manga, e-books, audiobooks — which of these is reading these days? Are they all reading? Only some of them? What are your personal qualifications for something to be “reading” — why? If something isn’t reading, why not? Does it matter? Does it impact your desire to sample a source if you find out a premise you liked the sound of is in a format you don’t consider to be reading? Share your personal definition of reading, and how you came to have that stance.
Reading is a process by which one comprehends meaning from written symbols. A process. A verb. Its not something on which I can take a stance, since it is a word with a definition. I've taught it, studied it, and done it.
This pic of Max reminds me of a tabloid shot of an unsuspecting celebrity. In this case, Mighty Max the Wonder Dog!
Books and films both tell stories, but what we want from a book can be different from what we want from a movie. Is this true for you? If so, what’s the difference between a book and a movie?
Whose tail is that??
1. There is absolutely NO way you can get me to eat liver!
2. The time change resulting in later daylight reminds me that summer is almost here!
3. I cannot live without my TV remote.
4. Sailing and snorkeling are two things I'd like to try.
5. When life hands you lemons, don't accept them.
6. Swinging into the sky is my favorite childhood memory.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to knitting and reading, tomorrow my plans include planting flowers in the containers on the deck and Sunday, I want to be with DH when he gets home from a hunting trip!
Max advises me to stop dragging the pillows off the living room furniture. He's too old to remember what its like to be young, frisky, and playful. He just doesn't get me! He might have also mentioned...uh...not jumping up to reach the kitchen counters, maybe not chewing magazines and newspapers, then there's the thing about always going outdoors for bathroom breaks. He's so picky! Set in his ways!
This is one of my Queen-of-the-Realm spots. So empowering!
And, I am one year old today!!
Don’t worry about anything, instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. ---Philippians 4:6
Blocking in progress! I used the odds and ends from the World Map Afghan to make a child's scarf for charity. This is done with Plymouth Encore in stockinette broken with two ridges of garter every 10-12 rows to give it a segmented texture in addition to the segmented colors. A crocheted ruffle at each end adds the finishing touch.
~ Proverbs 31:28-29
Do you have save best read books that you'd like to recommend for summer reading? Then hop over to http://oneschemeofhappiness.typepad.com/home/2008/05/blog-contest-bl.html to tell her about the books you enjoyed. You might even win a prize!
~ James 1:3
Writing guides, grammar books, punctuation how-tos . . . do you read them? Not read them? How many writing books, grammar books, dictionaries–if any–do you have in your library?
I have several that haven't been consulted in a while. I used them for study and for references when I was teaching college courses. I'd say I have roughly 10 such books in English, Spanish, Italian...and maybe a Latin grammar is still tucked in there somewhere.
Here is the yank-it-all-out-of-the-box view so I can feast my eyes on it. All this is sale yarn from www.onefineyarn.com We have your Idena Happy yarn here--in two colors and your GGH Samoa and then there's your Oat Couture vest pattern. But, there's more. There IS more! Just keep reading for excruciating details! Bear with me, gentle reader.
Oh, yes...Amazon delivered as well! Here are my latest additions to my TBR pile. I watched an interview with Steve Coll on C-Span and was fascinated by his narrative about his new book The Bin Ladens, so I just absolutely required the book. It's on my shelf as we speak...er...as I type?
According to the reviews, there is something "screamingly funny" about life past middle age and it is contained in No! I Don't Want to Join a Book Club: Diary of a Sixtieth Year by Virginia Ironside. Don't wanna miss out on that! I am appreciative of the "life past middle age" usage since I'm not in the elderly set and not middle aged either. Another level of 'tween, it appears.
Respect everyone, and love your Christian brothers and sisters. Fear God and respect the king.
~ 1 Peter 2:17
When finished and artfully draped about my shoulders, it will be my long-wanted cotton wrap to throw on when I don't want to bother with a sweater or jacket.
Simplicity itself. Using Nature Cotton by Araucania, a Worsted / 10 ply Cotton in Cherry Red, I cast on, did a few garter rows, then kept three garter stitches at the left and right edges. Using stockinette stitch with a row of yarn-over every several rows, I am making an open, light wrap on size 15s. This softly-soft yarn is a thick and thin which adds a nice texture and is very easy on the hands.
In other knitting news, the Sensational Sampler Afghan steams ahead. I am doubling the size of each square in the Lily Chin pattern and added this block of moss stitch just because I like moss stitch. Oatmeal is the color and Berroco Comfort is the yarn for this wedding gift.
~ Psalm 71:5
~ Matthew 10:31
Since I always keep an iPod in my purse, I'd have a couple of books to listen to. Stuck at the airport, I would have time to browse the vendors for a book to take along with me.
Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit – you choose. Proverbs 18:21 MSG