Trying to Catch Up

Taking Care of Business (While Away)

Meme from Cara via Kimberly.

Please leave a one-word comment that you think best describes me — it can only be one word long. Then copy and paste this into your blog so that I may leave a word about you.

Go ahead be honest...I'm tough.  On my return I'll pick a number from the random number thingy and send one of you a gifty from Estes.

Questionnaire for Knit Sock Kit Swap:

What are your favorite colors?
Almost any thing with the exception of green.

Are you a new sock knitter? 

How long have you been knitting socks?
10-12 years

Do you prefer solid or multicolored yarn?

What fibers do you prefer in sock yarn?

Where do you usually knit socks? 

How do you usually carry/store small projects?
Tins or small bags

What are your favorite sock knitting patterns?
Top down - no short row anything.

What are your favorite sock knitting techniques?
Anything but short rows.

What new techniques would you like to try?
I'm happy with the way I knit now. If it ain't broke don't fix it;-)

Do you prefer circulars or dpns for sock knitting?

What are some of your favorite yarns?
Unique yarns from small growers and dyers
Lorna's Laces
I have rarely met a sock yarn I don't like.

What yarn do you totally covet?
Art Yarns

Any pattern you would love to make if money and time were no object?
Don't know the pattern but, qiviut would be nice. (Don't even think about it, however!)

Favorite kind of needles (brand, materials, straights or circs, etc)?
DPNs in bamboo - Plymouth or Crystal Palace as they have 5 needles in a package.

If you were a specific kind of yarn, which brand and kind of yarn would you be?
Something unique and colorful

Do you have a favorite candy or mail-able snack?
Chocolate and/or caramel

What’s your favorite animal?
Almost any

Do you have pets?

What are their species/names/ages?
Schnauzers - Moxie (8) and Murphy (13)

If you were a color what color would you be?
Blue- the color of the sky

Describe your favorite shirt (yours or someone else’s).
Comfortable, white and linen

What is your most inspiring image, flower, or object in nature?
The mountains.

Tell me the best quote you've ever heard or read.
To thine ownself be true.

Do you have a wishlist?

Make this swap fun and don't sweat the small stuff!


See you all Tuesday!!




as in thought provoking and inspiring

Beautiful (inside and out)

Katherine says "blunt" and I'll agree but I'll also add:


Nothing gets by you, m'dear.


Someone already said "generous" but that was the first thing I thought of.



oh damn Carol already used mine;)

here's another then:




Erudite comes immediately to mind.



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