Meme Time

May 27, 2008 at 1:40 pm (Uncategorized)

From Sassenach:

The rules: Posted at the beginning. At the end of the post, the player then tags 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer. Play nice, children.

1. What was I doing 10 years ago:  Just finishing my first year of grad school, and rapidly realizing it was not for me.  Nightmares about the lab mice, nuff said.

2. What are 5 things on my to-do list today:  Go to gym, hang out with the charity knitting group at the J, read my new Anita Blake novel, and really that will take the rest of the day.  🙂

3. Snacks I enjoy: chocolate (dark, especially), macchiatos, ice cream (chunky monkey), and Chocolate Cream Cheese Pound Cake (grandmother’s recipe)

4. Places I’ve lived: Hickory, NC; Maiden, NC; Durham, NC; Norfolk, VA; Chesapeake, VA; and Virginia Beach, VA 

5. Things I would do if I were a billionaire: Travel to Ireland and go back to Scotland, Travel to Australia and New Zealand, take care of my family, take them all to Disneyworld (yes, just like the old commercials)

6. Tag 6 people:  I’m not sure who reads this anyway, so take this meme if you want it!


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The Month that Wasn’t

May 27, 2008 at 11:42 am (knitting, sewing) (, , , )

So, where did May go?  MDS&W was fantastic.  But somehow I never quite recovered from the adventure.

Prime Alpaca

As far as the fest haul, I got 2 skeins of Prime Alpaca at the Misty Mountain Farms booth.  These are so soft and cozy.  I can’t wait to find the perfect wrap pattern (not clapotis, but something else).  I also got two braids of roving, but I haven’t posed them for their close-up.

The rest of May I spent making this:

Crafty tote

I’ve been learning to sew in my already busy week.  The pockets took forever!  But I love my new crafty tote and find excuses to use it everywhere.  The fabric is a home dec and the pocket linings are a coordinating purple.  The colors just spoke to me.

If you had any doubts about that, check out my new project:

Separated at birth?

Pattern:  Mockery Socks from Live2Knit
Yarn:  Tasha from Ruby’s Daughter
Mods:  CO 60 (and managed to mess up the ribbing by doing a 1×1 rather than a 2×2, but I don’t like to think about it)

This yarn was ordered for me by a secret pal when I sent her my fave colors.  That was almost a year ago.  And here are the same colors in my new bag.  At least I’m consistent.

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