Friday, November 30, 2007

What color is your soul painted?

What color is your soul painted?


Your soul is painted the color grey, which embodies the characteristics of elegance, humility, respect, reverence, stability, subtlety, wisdom, strong emotions, balance, and cancellation. Grey falls under the element of Water, and symbolizes the moon, tide, ebb and flow.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Sock-it-to-me Sunday

Pattern: “Priscilla’s Dream Socks” from Favorite Socks
Yarn: Socks that Rock Lightweight “In the Navy”
Needles: US Size 1 (2.25mm) DPNs

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Saturday Sky and more

Cold and dreary in Hillsboro...

I saw this one on my Knitters' Coffee Swap III pal's blog (Knit one Insane 2) and couldn't resist. She is up in Canada and dyes some of the most amazing yarn I have seen. I was fortunate enough to receive some of her work in the coffee swap. Go buy some of her yarn at her Etsy site Faery Fiber. You know you want to.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Of Socks and Swaps

Socks from the Sock Sale at Fred Meyers in Hillsboro

Many socks were bought at the sock sale. The Chief had gotten up very early to hit the sales at Target and Lowes and the people in line were talking about the sock sale. The only ones here that didn't need any new socks were Nicholas and me. Nicholas and I had great fun at Craft Warehouse and Joanns. There were so many people at Joanns that lil Nicholas had to walk instead of riding in a cart. Then the line to check out went from the front of the store all the way to the back. It was crazy. But the little one was very good and stayed next to me the whole time.

PRGE III - From the land down under came the second package for the Punk Rock Gift Exchange. First there is the really large bag with the flag of Australia on it, some soft sparkle yarn that will be great in a scarf mixed with some other yarn that I have. There is a package of key chains with what looks like miniature copies of Australian money plus a package with 3 flowery candles. And lastly, the small ball with the pirate that glows. Nathan will love that since he has taken a liking to Pirates lately. Thank you Leeanne!!!

Knitters' Coffee Swap III - This fabulous package arrived from Tammy of Knit one, Insane 2 and came all the way from Canada. Check out all the yarn - 6 balls of Sirdar Luxury Soft Cotton and some of her hand-dyed yarn that is 100% Australian Merino. The yarn is sport weight and is in the "Chaos" colorway. I am sure that I can find something really nice to knit up with this yarn. Plus I get to try some Canadian coffee. Two bags from Cupper's Coffee & Tea which is Alberta's very own micro roaster and came with rave reviews from Tammy. Sadly, they only ship to Canada. The Lindor chocolates and the Smarties were quickly eaten, but I am taking my time with the chocolate covered coffee beans.

Faery Fiber yarn

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Happy Birthday Nicholas!!!

Nicholas Benjamin
18 November 2005
Norfolk, Virginia

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Saturday Sky

from Every Husband's Nightmare Bazaar in Hillsboro, Oregon

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Sock-it-to-me Sunday

Pattern: "Priscilla's Dream Socks" from Favorite Socks
Yarn: Socks that Rock Lightweight "In the Navy"
Needles: US Size 1 (2.25mm) DPNs

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Saturday Sky

Hillsboro, Oregon

Friday, November 09, 2007

Clapotis complete...


Pattern: Clapotis by Kate Gilbert
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport in Black Purl
Needles: Knit Picks Size 8 (5.00 mm)


Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Dona Nobis Pacem

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Saturday, November 03, 2007

Saturday Sky and more...

Hillsboro, Oregon

HSKS3 Swap - This owl post arrived today from Lissette of Gryffindor. There is the felted Ravenclaw bag and the cute Ravenclaw stitch markers. And of course there is the Chocolate Frog and bag of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans. The yarn is very soft and I look forward to knitting up a pair of socks. I am not quite sure what type of sock yarn it is as there was no ball band on the yarn. But it really is soft. Thank you Lissette!!!

Hogwarts Sock Swap II - This owl post arrived yesterday from Matilda Edgecombe of Slytherin. I love the socks!!! They are incredibly soft and fit perfectly. I don’t think I have ever seen that sock yarn but should be fun to knit up with. I always like to work with new yarns. There is a beaded book mark sitting on top of the blue fabric thingy (not quite sure what it is but it’s pretty). Lastly, there is a tape measure (always handy), a sock pattern from Fiber Trends, and my favorite Pumpkin candies from Brach’s. That candy is one of the reasons I look forward to Halloween each year. One more thing, the one card that every Ravenclaw would love - that of Rowena Ravenclaw - the founder of Ravenclaw House.

Friday, November 02, 2007

"Fall Into Autumn" dishcloth exchange

Check out all these goodies that came in my "Fall Into Autumn" dishcloth exchange. They came all from JoAnn of Conneticut. I have always wanted to try Knit Picks CotLin and now I have two balls - Moroccan Red and Royal Plum. Plus I have two hanks of Knit Picks Memories in Red Hat. Sadly, the Memories sock yarn is no longer offered by Knit Picks. Then there was all the Halloween goodies and the Lavender scented handwash soap. Thank you JoAnn!!!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Secret Pal 11 goodies

These goodies arrived yesterday from my upstream SP 11 pal. The best part has got to be the two bags of Brachs Mellowcreme Pumpkins. Every year I wait patiently for Halloween to arrive so I can have as many pumpkins as I want. Check out the cute ball of roving that I get to play with. Hopefully I can get some practice on the drop spindle. Love the Sockotta sock yarn!!! It's my first ever Sockotta yarn. I even love the colors of the Lion Brand Boucle. Thank you to my SP 11 pal!!!

Slytherin socks

Pattern: "Baby Cable Rib" from Sensational Knitted Socks
Yarn: Knit Picks Essentials in Pine and Ash
Needles: Knit Picks Size 1 (2.5 mm) DPNs