Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Keepin' Cool in Summer Dischloth Exchange Questionnaire

1. Do you Knit or Crochet? For how long? I learned when I was a child but picked it up again 18 years ago, seriously involved for 5.

2. Do you enjoy using metal, wooden, or some other kind of needle? It all depends on the on the project but I don't like plastic needles at all.

3. What are your favorite types of yarn? Any you just can't stand? Anything soft is a favorite. I don't like fun fur or specialty yarns usually.

4. When it comes to cotton, are there any brands you'd love to try and haven't? I normally use Sugar & Cream or Peaches N Cream for dishcloths. I can't think of anything I'd love to try but I'm sure there are tons out there waiting for me.

5. When you make Dishcloths, do you use them yourself, or tend to give them as gifts? The ugly ones I keep, the other ones go out as gifts.

6. Do you have a favorite color? Any that you dislike? Purple is my favorite and orange is my least favorite.

7. What color(s) (if any!) are your kitchen and bath decorated in? Both are purple and sage green.

8. What are your favorite scents around the house? Anything but vanilla scented.

9. What is your very favorite thing about summer? Summer fruit although in California we can get almost anything year round.

10. What is your least favorite thing about summer? The heat, it can get up to 110 degrees at my house. Thank goodness for our air conditioner.

11. Do you use soap or body wash in the shower? both

12. What scents do you enjoy in the bath? I like everything but I don't love overpoweringly sweet.

13. What is your favorite dishcloth pattern? All of them

14. What sort of treats do you enjoy? Sweet or Salty? Sweet - no nuts

15. Imagine today is one of the hottest days of the year - what do you do to keep cool? Or are you one of those folks who loves the hot weather? I dislike the hot weather. You'll find me indoors.

16. What sorts of hobbies do you enjoy besides knitting or crocheting? Reading although I wish I could knit and read at the same time. There's that problem with turning the pages of the book.

17. Do you collect anything (besides yarn!) Nope

18. Are you on Ravelry? If so, share your ID! arielzoe

19. Do you have any allergies? No

20. Do you have any pets? A cat and two bunnies - they're outside most of the time

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I've started and I can't stop

These are sitting in a pile in my livingroom waiting for homes. The one below was for a friend who LOVES the Anaheim Ducks hockey team.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Dishcloths for Sarah

My friend Sarah gave me three skeins of dishcloth yarn. I wonder if that was a hint that she wanted dishcloths?

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

My mom sent me these for Mother's Day. :-)

Thanks Mom!!!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Power of Yarn

A recent study indicated that Yarn and thread gives off certain Pheromones that actually hypnotize women and cause them to purchase unreasonable amounts.

When stored in large quantities in enclosed spaces, the Pheromones (in the yarn) cause memory loss and induce the nesting syndrome (similar to the one squirrels have before the onset of winter i.e. storing food), therefore perpetuating their species, and not having a population loss due to their kind being cut into pieces and mixed with others.

Sound tests have also revealed that these yarns emit a very high-pitched sound, heard only by a select few, a breed of women known as "knitters".

When played backwards on an LP, the sounds are heard as chants, "buy me, hook me, and wind me in a ball."

In order to overcome the so called "feeding frenzy effect" that these yarns cause, one must wear a face mask when entering a storage facility and use ear plugs to avoid being pulled into their grip.

(One must laugh, however, at the sight of customers in a yarn store, with WW2 army gas masks and headphones!). Studies have also indicated that aliens have inhabited the earth, helping to spread the effects that these yarns have on the human population. They are called "YARN STORE CLERKS".

It's also been experienced that these same Pheromones cause a pathological need to hide these yarn purchases when taken home (or at least blend them into the existing stash), and when asked by a significant other if the yarn is new, the reply is, "I've had it for awhile."

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Going Green Swap

After watching me and my bag addiction my friend Kathy found this swap for me on Ravelry. How perfect for my current obsession. If you're a member of Ravelry, take a look at the Going Green Swap. Sign-ups start May 9.

Monday, May 5, 2008


I received some Crystal Palace Chenille in an exchange quite awhile ago and I forgot all about it. I found it the other day and looked to see what people were using it for. I found this pattern and a flower cloth as the most popular. I opted for the bear. I always thought they were so cute and bought the pattern a long time ago but I am not at all impressed with my rendition of him. I doubt he'll be gifted so we'll keep him as part of our family.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Okay, I have an addiction

Bag #5 - Will I EVER get back to those sleeves.........

Thanks MJ for the idea of knitting the whole way around.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Market Bag #5

The last person I gave a bag to showed it to her piano teacher and she wanted one so this is the latest.

And a dishcloth for fun.

Back to my CPH sleeves.............