Sunday, July 26, 2009

I'm working on the Button Banded V-Neck top from the spring/summer 2009 Knit Simple. This is the back panel. I'm using Lion Brand Cotton on size 6US needles in Poppy Red. It has seed stitch on the hem and sleeves; I really like it but it is a mindless knit. Lot's of St st. Minimal shaping and a little seed stitch here and there to break it up. I love it.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Magic Stripes Socks

magic Stripes socks
Originally uploaded by Sinnomen1977
I finished a pair of socks the other day and I'm just now getting around to putting a pic of them up on the blog. These are Lion Brand Magic Stripes sock yarn (which has been discontinued); Purple Pattern on US2 Knit Picks knitting needles, toe-up. This yarn is super wash wool; it's not as soft as a merino (I'm not sure what kinda wool it is). I'd call it a work-horse yarn; it does soften up a bit after its been washed a few times. If you remember the Bunny Puke socks; this is the same kinda yarn.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Questionnaire for SP14

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? I don't like red heart very much b/c it's so scratchy and squeaky, but I love all typs of yarn as long as it is soft. I'm really into washable wools, nice cottons, and loads of sock yarn.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? I store my str8's in a glass vase, and my circulars in their own cases. I also have the denise, knit picks and boye interchangables in their cases.

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? I'm an intermediate knitter; I've been knitting a couple of years now.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? My amazon wish list is in the side bar of this blog.

5. What's your favorite scent? I love most bath and body works scents; right now I'm really into sweet scents.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? I love chocolate and carmel together. Yum!

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin? I dont spin but I do sew; machine and hand sewing.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) I listen to alot of hip hop, pop, dance, and a tiny bit of country. I have an ipod and a generic mp3 player.

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand? I love pink, black, blue, etc. I dont like earth colors, browns and oranges.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? I'm married with 3 kids.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? Yes to all.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? I love to knit socks and handbags the most.

13. What are you knitting right now? I've got a baby blanket, a v-neck top for me, and a pair of socks on the needles right now.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? Love them!

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? Circs for the most part, and I love bamboo.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? Yes to both.

17. How old is your oldest UFO? About a year old. It's my Central Park Hoodie and all it's waiting on is a zipper.

18. What is your favorite holiday? What winter holiday do you observe? I love Christmas!

19. Is there anything that you collect? I collect Hello Kitty swag.

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? I would love to get my hands on the EZ DVD's. I pick up Knit Simple, IK, Vogue Knitting and Knit. 1 when I can.

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? Intarisa is a big one for me. I want to learn that and steeking.

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements? I wear a size 10 ladies shoe (US) and YESSSS! I'm a sock knitter!

23. When is your birthday? Dec 4th

24. Are you on Ravelry? If so, what's your ID? rav id is SINNOMEN1977

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