Friday, July 30, 2010

Activity 3 - Scavenger Hunt!

I tried to get as many pictures as possible from Ravelry. The links below them should go back to the pattern of the project pictured. A few are just plain amusing and stem from icanhascheezeburger (and their plethora of other sites.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Activity 2 - WINGO!!!

W1 - Andromeda spins (her Slytherin Pride skein is so lovely)
W2 - Ambyr has seen every HP movie in the cinema
W3 - Celestina takes the commuter train to work
W4 - I don't think there are any summer campers that live within 100 miles of me :(
W5 - Gryphon knows ASL


Things that I have done and tid bits about me...

N1 - I have been on a train. The Metra (commuter train) to Chicago and all around the Chicago suburbs. I have also been on the El (Chicago above and underground mass transit) and the Subway in NYC.
G1 - I love Claudia Handpainted, and Malabrigo (who doesn't )
O1 - I can speak French, German, and Spanish although I am more adept as reading them.
O2 - I currently have 313 items in my queue.
W3 - My patronus is a Phoenix.
I3 - My collection would have to be yarn and books. I am an avid reader, so my library is a nice size.
N3 - I have a hat like Prof. McGonagall, I have wands made of paper, oak, birch, and metal (my lovely crochet wands).
O3 - I do make stitch markers, though they tend to be either for my use or with kits. I don't sell them (yet).
G4 - I have played quidditch away from the computer and over land. We have a team in the area I live in.
O4 - Yes, this is true.
W5 - This is my 5th HSKS.
I5 - I have been on multi-day camping excursions for Burning Man and while living in New Mexico.
N5 - I play trumpet and piano.
G5 - My birth month is July.
O5 - I brought Stig, my owl and Hades, my snake to summer camp.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Activity 1 - list of things about me

  • Knit or crochet or both? I knit and crochet. Right now I have been knitting more, but I enjoy doing both.
  • Brands you would like to try but don't have easy access to: I love smaller independent dyers with interesting colorways. Wolmeise is something I would love to eventually get my hands on. 
  • Favorite fibers/least favorite fibers: Favorite: Wool, silk, bamboo, cotton - Least Favorite: Acrylic - I found out I am allergic to it, my skin breaks out in hives. 
  • Favorite colors/least favorite colors: Favorite: Black, green, grey, red, blue, rich hues - Least: yellow, pink, orange, white, pastels
  • Yarn weight preferences: Fingering or worsted
  • Favorite projects: socks from the top down, fingerless gloves, hats, amigurumi, and other things worked in the round ;)
  • Favorite gadgets: My computer, Blackberry, stitch markers, project bags, organizers, tarot deck, runes
  • Favorite designers: Ysolda Teague
  • Salty or Sweet or...? Both
  • Tea or Coffee or...? Neither
  • Allergies: Acrylic, Angora bunnies, peaches, potent cinnamon or mint flavored things
  • Other things you like, i.e., buttons, pens, fabric, stitch markers, etc.: I love all of those things along with note pads, darning needles
  • Currently Craving: Blue Moon ice cream (mainly cream with a hint of anise and it is heaven), more hours in the day and the energy to accomplish everything.
  • Where you might have wish lists (Loopy Ewe, Amazon, Etsy): I have lists at all of those, and they can be found on my sidebar
  • Measurements (feet for socks, wrists, head circumference): 64 sts on 2.75mm cuff for socks - 9" length of foot from toe to heel, 22" head circ, 7.5" wrist
I also have a lot of info in my side bar :)

True Blood Episode 4

Oh this week was way better than the previous episode. The best part that my friends and I enjoy are the totally quotable lines in the script. For example: "Some days I think that boy's cheese done slid off his cracker." and "I couldn't carry a tune in a bucket with a lid on it." And Eric's dream sequence was awesome! He is fantastic and I totally love him in the book series. Based upon the preview, next week looks like it will be completely action packed. It also seems like Tara has gotten mixed up in a right mess.

Earlier on Sunday, my friend steeked her first sweater. She loves the color pink so I made her some pink cupcakes. They have a hint of strawberry which turned the batter pink and I also colored the frosting to be pink. They were quite nummy and are now one of my favorites. Next time I think I might try to make some orange ones.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Camping Fun!!!

In a few short days, HSKS11 - Summer Camp will be starting!!!

I am the counselor for Shell Cottage and cannot wait to start working with everyone :D

I am super excited for matches to come out so I can find out who I will be spoiling and who will be spoiling me!! Off to get working on our cabin blog...