Look at my beautiful sock. I hand dyed the yarn and then I used the Lacy Mock Cable Pattern by Island of Misfit Patterns . Aren't they purrttyy!!! I love them so much. I am about 1/3 done on the second one.
I got my Fall into Autumn Dishcloth Swap on Saturday. It was from Nicole. She sent me so many wonderful things. A pretty blue dishcloth, Lion Brand cotton, 2nd Time around cotton(I was told that it is recycled), a stitch holder, a candle, a cute pad and pen with a sheep on it, some pumpkin shaped peeps, pumpkin pop rocks( I will be giving those to my son), a pumpkin face that you decorate a balloon with, a little booklet with different dishcloth patterns,two bookmarks from the ASPCA,dove body wash, a soap, a needle inventory card, and a cute card with a dog on it. If I forgot anything here are pictures. THANK YOU SO MUCH NICOLE!!!! I LOOOOVE EVERYTHING!!!
Now that it is getting cooler here, it makes me think of apple picking and hay rides. Are you the type that likes to go to participate in all the fall festivities like apple picking, pumpkins, decorating for the fall, hay rides, baking fall goodies, etc. or do you just sit and count the days till Thanksgiving/Christmas/Hanukkah? I have always enjoyed apple picking and making homemade apple sauce.
I'm a big kid now!!!! I got my invite to Ravelry today now I just need to figure out what to do with it. Anyone interested my user name is none other than mamarara. The topic for this week in the Fall into Autumn swap is..... In many a swap we get asked to flash our stash of yarn. However, we hardly ever (might even venture to say never) get asked to show off our needles, hooks, notions, and other tools of the trade.
So for the Topic of the week: Either flash your needles and other items you use to make your wares or, if you don't have a camera, describe your goods for us in detail. Dpns, circs, straights, hooks, tape measures, darning needles, favorite stitch markers, needle holders, cases, the works! Well seeing as I am fairly new to knitting I really don't have alot of notions. I have three pairs of circs, a very cute sheep tape measure, a plastic container that I keep my yarn in so as to not getCATONIZED(4 cats would do it), and a beautiful bag that I made for myself(you can see it on my blog). So that is about it for now. Now I think I need to go play on Ravelry. Happy Knitting!!
Here are the questions: QUESTIONS 1. Whole bean or ground? Ground 2. Fully-loaded or decaf?Fully loaded(is there any other way) 3. Regular or flavored?Regular although I do like Mocha 4. How do you drink your coffee?Milk and sugar 5. Favorite coffee ever?Dunkin Donuts 6. Are you fussy about your coffee or will any old bean do?I don't really care too much for cheap stuff 7. Favorite treats to have with your coffee?anything 8. Anything else about your coffee preferences?None that I can think of 9. Yarn/fiber you love?Love sock yarn and soft cotton 10. Yarn/fiber you hate? fun fur,acrylic,sugar-n-cream 11. What's on your needles?Two different socks 12. Favorite colors?black,red,gray,blue,and pink 13. Allergies?none 14. Anything you really love, really don't like, or just need to get off your chest? I am a smoker but I try not to smoke when I am knitting. We also have 4 cats that live here.
Well as you can see I am almost there. For what? I am not 100% sure since you can't get on until you have been invited. My sister is having a good time with it though. I already have a flicker account so at least I am one step closer. Well I have started my third pair of socks even though I haven't completely finished the second pair but I was a little curious about these. This yarn I actually dyed myself at my sisters camper a couple weeks ago. I needed to see what it looked like knit up. So here it is. I have named it Chocolate Raspberry and I am doing a Lacy Mock Cable Sock. It is knitting up rather quickly. I started it last Sat. Other things that have been going on is I recieved this from the UK from Liz on swap-bot. It is one skien of baby alpaca, two balls of Rowan, a beautiful card,chocolate,and two stitch markers. For those of you who know my sister knows that she carries around an orange bag that I made for her, well today I decided I was going to make one for myself because my mother thought it was tacky carrying my knitting around in a Market Basket plastic bag(I have my little pink bag inside that but because I am now working on two projects they both don't fit) So this is how I spent my Saturday instead of knitting.The only thing to do to it is sew a button on it and stitch up the lining. At least now it is big enough to carry both knitting projects in and then some. Well that is all my rambling for now. Happy Knitting!!!!
Are there any recipes you especially enjoy having in the Fall? Any foods that are seasonal that you especially enjoy?Feel free to share recipes with us too! I love Beef Stew made in my crock pot. It is a comfort food.