Thursday, July 31, 2008

In which I show off cards

It seems that very few people know that I am a Stampin' Up Demonstrator but I suppose that could be because I haven't shown off many of the cards and things that I've made. Well I'm going to put and end to that, this is not only a place for me to talk knitting but to talk about all of my crafting.

I started teaching classes a couple of weeks ago and I'm really please with how well everyone did. None of my students had any experience with card making and they all did so well on their cards. I don't have pictures of their work but here are the cards we made.

As the weeks go by I'll be posting pictures of more of cards and projects, and will do my best to have a recipe for each item...however, it's already 2:45 AM here so you'll have to forgive me this time.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Actual Knitting Content!

Ok, so I know I said I was going to make this post a couple of weeks ago but I'm a slacker. It isn't because I haven't been knitting (though I did take a break for about 3 weeks when I thought all my projects were cursed). So...for you today I have picture updates of 2 projects I've been working on.

First up, is the MS7 Shawl, which most people have long since completed and I am still working on. Truth be told, I was diligently working on this shawl through the first clues and then went on vacation back in April and didn't take it with me. (it's my first lace so naturally a quiet time knit) Next thing I know, it's been 3 months since I picked it up again.

Imbolc by Renee Leverington (rav link)

Remember the curse I mentioned? Well I think it all started with this shawl, I think it is mad at me for putting it down for so long. Anyway, I am back at it though slowly right now due to these Mystery Socks I've been working on.

Mystery Sock June 08 by Renee Leverington (rav link)

I have had to frog this sock 3 times but I think I've finally got it. They are going be very warm socks, they are done in a DK weight and the cable pattern makes for thick socks. I am loving how the colors are working together.

Well that's all for me, next up is going to be some card making I've been doing.

Favorite Things

I saw this on another blog and thought it might be fun, play along if you like and post your favorite things on your blog.

Sport: hocky
Game: Phase 10 or Rummy
Color: these days teal and purple
Movie: Grease
Broadway play I have seen: Les Miserables
Broadway Musical I have seen: Phantom of the Opera
Song: Merideth Brooks "Bitch"
American city I have visited: New York City
Foreign city I have visited: Paris, France
Book: anything by Clive Barker, Stephen King, Gregory MacGuire, Ann Rice or Christopher Rice
Children's Book: Dr. Suess all the way
Classic television show: Family Ties
Recent television show: House
Actor: Tom Hanks
Actress: not sure
Perfume: almost anything in a pretty bottle
Food: Fettucini Alfredo
Dessert: caramel anything
Chain Restaurant: Chili's
Local Restaurant: Oregeno's
Car: still deciding
Condiment: Mayo
Kitchen Appliance: coffee pot
Home Appliance: my computer
Beauty Product: Japanese Cherry Blossom shower gel by Bath & Body Works
Piece of clothing:'s Arizona after all
HGTV Show: Design Star
Food Network show: don't know, rarely watch it
Author: see fave book above
Male Songwriter: Rob Thomas
Female Songwriter: unsure
Holiday: Christmas
Ballet I have seen: The Nutcracker
Disney character: Tinkerbell
Flower: Tiger Lily
Alcoholic drink: frozen strawberry margarita
Non-Alcoholic drink: caramel frappuccino
Magazine: Interweave Knits
Animated movie: Lion King
Television network miniseries: Band of Brothers
Season: Winter
Male vocalist: Rob Thomas
Female vocalist: don't know
Day of the week: Saturday
Household Chore: no such thing
Ice Cream: Dulce de Leche from Hagan Daaz
Candy: Nilla Cakesters
Artist: too much beauty to choose from

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

SP12 Question of the Week #6 & 7

I completely forgot to post my answers to the question for last week so I'm going to do that today. And I promise to have some actual knitting content very very soon. I have been working on my knitting.

Questions #6
What is your favorite type of project to take along on holiday/vacation?

I like to take small projects with me when I travel, socks or purses usually. I always seem to have a sock on the needles so it's pretty easy to decide what to take with me and I don't worry about not having enough because I like to try and plan a visit to a yarn store anyway so I will invariably come out with more yarn.

Questions #7

What is(are) your favorite place(s) to knit?

Oh this is office, the couch or any Starbucks!

What supplies (besides yarn & needles) make the setting perfect for knitting?

Other than the necessities (scissors, etc.) natural light and a nice venti Caramel Frappucino make for the perfect setting.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Stampin' Up! Discounted Retiring Accessories

July 21 - August 10 (or while supplies last!)
Get them now while you still can! Contact me to place an order!

Item # Pg. # Description Regular Price 25% Off Price
109117 167 Pocket Notes assortment $9.95 $7.46
110479 168 Jersey Shore Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
110699 168 East Coast Prep Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
109159 169 Flowers For You Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
110273 169 Spring Fling Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
110748 170 Notebook Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
109153 170 Porcelain Prints Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
110751 171 Azure Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
109164 171 River Rock Prints Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
109175 171 Almost Amethyst Prints Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
109168 171 Groovy Guava Prints Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
109169 171 Close to Cocoa Prints Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
110284 182 Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons $10.95 $8.21
110285 182 Urban West Rub-Ons $10.95 $8.21
110281 182 Cherished Memories Rub-Ons $10.95 $8.21
109185 190 Jersey Ribbon Originals $12.95 $9.71
109187 190 District Ribbon Originals $12.95 $9.71
109189 190 Beachfront Ribbon Originals $12.95 $9.71
110716 191 Wild Wasabi striped grosgrain ribbon $7.95 $5.96
109062 191 River Rock double-stitched grosgrain ribbon $8.95 $6.71

Thursday, July 10, 2008

SP12 Question of the Week #5

1) Where is your favorite place to go for vacation/holiday?
Well I can't say that I've ever really gone on a vacation outside of visiting family. Though I have to admit that DH's family reunion is pretty cool, they all get together for a week near Branson, MO for camping, fishing and fun. I don't suppose I have a favorite vacation location yet.

2) Where is one place you’d like to go?
I'd love to visit Ireland someday, it has always been a dream of mine.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

What kind of coffee are you?

You Are a Frappacino

At your best, you are: fun loving, sweet, and modern

At your worst, you are: childish and over indulgent

You drink coffee when: you're craving something sweet

Your caffeine addiction level: low

They've certainly got me pegged, Frapps are my fave drink!

Want a housekeeper?

I just saw this ad listed on Craigslist and haven't stopped laughing yet. Just the thought of it is keeping me in stitches.

Yes this is real why should only women do it !ladies i know you like a break from cleaning ,so why not have someone do it for you with a nice view any and all service avaliable. even windows and patios so if it sounds like something for you please contact me scheduling flexible if your married and dont want hubby to watch lol send details of what you need done and ill respond w/details to make it happen thanks email me at *******

Too bad, hubby says I can't have one, the windows could use a good washing. Maybe this guy does lawn clean up too, the leaves are outta control and I'd LOVE to see the looks on my neighbors faces when they see a nude guy cleaning leaves out of my front yard.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

SP12 Question of the Week #4

1) What yarn (that you don’t have/haven’t used) would make your stash “complete”?
2) What yarn do you never want to be without?**

I think I definitely need some basic Cascade 220 to make my stash more complete. I don't have any at the moment but would love to get some and keep it in my stash at all times. It makes for great felting. And also Noro yarns make a great stash staple in my mind. I just cast on with my last skein of Noro so it's going to be time to do some stashing soon. (right after that lottery win)

I never again want to be without lace yarn or sock yarn.