Thursday, August 30, 2007

HSKS3 Questionnaire

1. What Hogwarts house have you been sorted into?
2. List your favorite double-point needle brands, including size and length. Or would you prefer circulars?
Right now I only own some aluminum ones, so I am completely open to anything new although I'd love to try something unique. I've never knit socks on circulars but I've been wanting to learn to avoid that "second sock" syndrome :)
3. Would you like to try a new brand needle? If so, which brand? Size? Length? I would love to try anything new and will be thrilled with whatever my partner chooses. I do prefer shorter needles (because my feet are a bit small, size 5)
4. If you are a RAVENCLAW, do you prefer the colors in the film or the book? Do you have a strong preference?
I'm a Hufflepuff :)
5. Do you have any allergies?
No allergies to food or fiber--bring on the chocolate and wool!!
6. If you are swapping scarves - what is your desired length for the pattern? This will help your partner find the pattern that is just right for you and buy yarn accordingly.
Socks for me thanks ;)

Swap Partners

Yippee!! Got an email from Tiapixy (isn't that a cute name) and she told my who my swap partners are (Tia will be sending to me and I'll be sending to Laurie). I'm so excited and have had to make myself work instead of surfing the web trying to find Ravenclaw related items. I'm so excited for the swap, and the fact that someone posted a tutorial on how to make stitch markers (which by the way I don't own a single stitch marker--shameful) so I'm super pumped and feeling that small creative streak in me coming out. :)

Tonight I hope to have a nice list of questions for Laurie to get to know her so I guess I'd better work on that...more later.

And finally, that sweater set is on it's way to Jen at the Football-Along. It's been sitting here patiently on my table waiting for me to go to the post office (which for some reason I really hate doing). Off it goes to NY--goodbye first sweater I ever knit, have a happy life.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Let the swapping begin!

I'm awaiting an email from my prefect to find out who my swap partners will be for HSKS3--so pumped! I swear I've never checked my email so much before in my life. I know it's because it's my first swap so this means that I will actually be interacting with other knitters as opposed to just knitting along virtually. I've already been surfing the web to see what goodies are out there since my city is too far away from a BIG city (I'm in Vero Beach, FL). Although I may just have to take a trip up to Orlando or down to West Palm...

Tonight I work on the never-ending Irish Hiking Scarf trying to finish it before I hole myself up for the weekend and watch season 1 of Heroes!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Halfway Point...

that is where I am on the Irish Hiking Scarf. Exactly two weeks working on it, which is a lot but since it is my first cable project I'm feeling pretty good about myself. :)

Three more days until the HSKS3 sign-ups end and then I'll be partnered with someone--I'm oh so excited!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Weasley Clock Afghan from Charmed Knits that will most likely be completed around this time in 2008 or 2009 (seriously, I hope I can finish before then)!
This is the first time I've ever attempted intarsia so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will not end up looking lacey.

The never ending socks that I'm desperate to finish since I just bought three more skeins of sock yarn (shame on me)

The Irish Hiking Scarf that will be a present for my father (and hope to have completed by September 27th)...

My teddy bear sweater for my Football Along in 49ers colors...not too shabby for my first sweater if I do say so.

Hogwarts Sock Kit Swap 3

All signed up for the third Hogwarts Sock Kit Swap and they are still taking students who dig socks! :)

August 29th is the last day so head on over there (<= check out my button) before it's too late!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Long Time...

It's been so long since I've posted but have kept the knitting going! I've finished my teddy bear scarf and sweater for my Football Along and need to take pictures tonight and post them on my blog so I can send them off. The sweater is cute but I'm not sure why they chose a stockinette stitch for the scarf because it just rolls up so much--oh well, since it took me like 2 hours if they don't like it they can toss it.

I've also been working on my Irish Hiking Scarf that will be a present for my dad this coming September. I'm trying desperately to finish it before my parents come to visit--17 inches done and only 38 inches to go...putting it like that does not sound so encouraging. :)

My socks haven't been touched but I have purchased two more skeins of sock yarn--so bad of me but I had to! The colorways were dyed after the Knight Bus from HP and the other from Giles from Buffy TVS. How could I pass it up? Finally I can also start my project for my Buffy KAL.

Lastly, I've tried to sign up for the next Hogwarts Sock Kit Swap. I'm crossing my fingers that I can get in because I'm so excited.

Really hoping to get those pictures posted tonight!!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Preseason Charity Challenge

Got our first challenge for the Football-Along and I'm well on my way to making sure that teddy bear is warm! I'll be knitting a sweater, hat and scarf for a teddy bear that will be given to a child for Cubs For Kids. I had been looking for charities to knit for and this one had missed my eye but I'm glad I know about it now. I have way to much yarn (from a garage sale) that is good for something like this (it's all acrylic).

The first set will be in 49ers colors and I've already completed half of the back of the sweater. This is the first sweater I've ever done so I'm thinking it will be a good practice run before I get enough guts to start my own sweater. I have until August 31st so I think I'm doing alright so far--just gotta find a few extra minutes to put some stitches on my other projects!!

Pictures of the niners sweater will be coming soon.