Yarn Therapy

Renewal, down to the fiber of my being.....(snicker)!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

New Blog

I've started a new blog at www.yarntherapyblog.wordpress.com. Come and visit!

A Nice Surprise

Once in awhile, I get a nice surprise at work. Today, I received some mini-daffodils. I don't feel well, so this tiny bit of spring cheer is just what I needed.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

I Am So Upset!

Somehow, I lost most of my graphics, buttons, do-dads, etc. on my blog today. I really don't know how it happened. I'll probably just have to live with this for awhile, then I might investigate Wordpress or another blog service. Anybody have any suggestions?

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Favorite Color Swap Questionnaire

Favorite Color Swap Questionnaire

1. What are your top three favorite colors?
Green, purple and blue
I like saturated colors, not pastels

2. What crafts do you really enjoy?
Knitting and crocheting, mostly. Have done cross stitch and beading, among other things. I don't sew.

3. What products do you really covet?
Pretty or novel buttons, hand-dyed yarns, knitting books and patterns, cute stitch markers

4. What other activities do you enjoy besides your favorite crafty things?
spending time with my family, reading, listening to music, cooking, working out (cause I have to)

5. Is there anything you collect?
sheep, hearts, teapots

6. What is your zodiac sign and/or Chinese zodiac symbol?
Sun sign, Cancer and Chinese year of the Tiger

7.What are your favorite…

grapefruit, roses

…types of music and/or bands?
very eclectic musical tastes, like world music, classical, rock, pop, etc.

I read mostly knitting books and psych books; nonfiction. Would like to read Friday Night Knitting Club.

cats, dogs, sheep, alpacas (I only have cats)

…places to shop?
Sephora, Nordstrom, LYS, Kohl's, Torrid, Target


…yarn/fabric/paper/other craft supplies?
Yarn: Malabrigo, Noro, Koigu, would like to try some indie dyers/spinners.

…candies or goodies?
good chocolate with nuts or cookies

8. Do you have any wish lists?
Amazon (on the sidebar) there is a knitting and a non-knitting one

9. Are you allergic to anything?
SMOKE and pollen

10. Do you have any pets? What are they?
2 funny cats

11. Please include anything else you would like your secret pal to know about you- anything that would be helpful in finding you little gifts that you will really enjoy. Also, if you have a Ravelry ID, please include it here.
I'm yarnmaniac on Ravelry. I think that's about it!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Great Swap Package

Amelia lurked over the package until I took the photo because she wanted the purple Peeps. Everything else was mine!

For more details, see the Scavenger Hunt Swap blog. It was a really fun swap, so if you are interested, email the leader and she'll notify you for the next one.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Not Bad

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Fake, But Fair Isle Nonetheless

One of the long-time items on my knitting to-do list has been to learn fair isle. I have several patterns picked out--Fairly Easy Fair Isle from S n B Nation and Easy Child's Fair Isle sweater pattern by Louise, to name two.

Today, I decided to try Fake Isle Hat from Mag Knits. I dug some Noro Kureyon and Knit Picks WOTA out of the stash box and jumped in. Well, it is very addicting! So much so that I didn't go to the knitting group because I didn't want to stop knitting long enough to drive there (do you see the irony?)

It is definitely not hard. I can even do it two-handed, which I wasn't sure I'd be able to do, but my hands are a bit cramped. I hope I'll get used to it. Just look!