Thank goodness for fill in the blank. I'm just plumb wore out between work and play. Today feels like it has lasted a good 84 hours. It is probably the result of sleeping in three different beds in less than a week. Carry on. I'll be home Thursday night. Then off to play by Friday afternoon. Midwest Fiber and Folk something or other Art Fair with my buddy, Charlynn.
Just for KnittyOtter:
Getting to Know you Contest Questionnaire:
1.) How long have you been knitting?
My mother and grandmother taught me to knit....I think it was about 1975, if I remember the house right. I didn't do too much with it until about 2001 when I decided I would knit a sweater for my "new year start a new craft" project.
2.) How long have you been knitting socks?
I started my first sock in 2003 on the way to Yellowstone and I think I finished it in 2007. :D
3.) What do you do with a problem like Maria?
I would probably just ignore her until she went away.
4.) What is your all time favorite sock yarn?
I haven't tried many yet. Trekking XXL made my favorite pair of socks, so far.
5.) Toe Up or Cuff Down?
I'm still in process of the first toe up. I think both ways are probably useful but the toe up seem less fiddly.
6.) What's your favorite color (this week or for all time)? Do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand?
I like mossy greens and muted colors, soft orange, reds with blue casts (as compared to orange). I don't like kelly green.
7.) Do you have a pet(s)?
Yes, four cats. White Dot, Black Dot, Blue, and Fuzzle
8.) Babies: Oven Roasted or Barbecued?
Poached in Johnson's Baby Bath. :D
9.) Besides socks what is your favorite type of thing to knit?
Sweaters and lace, I certainly have enough of both of them started.......
10.) What's your favorite scent?
Citrus, orange primarily. My husband's t-shirts. A warm furry feline.
11.) What music are you really loving right now? Like a song or a band?
Patti Austin's tribute to Ella Fitzgerald.
12.) How many pairs of socks have you hand knit?
Oh gee. Four, I think. Maybe five. (Sad, I know. If I were home I could count them up. I'm just tired, now.) Two pairs in progress on the sticks.
13.) What's your favorite treat? Salty or Sweet?
Both and either. Chips and dip, kettle popcorn....stuff like that. Generally, I'm a salt-a-holic.
14.) What was the most interesting thing you smelled yesterday. Not good or bad necessarily, just the thing that stuck out most so that you actually took notice of it.
Oatmeal raisin cookies baked by my nephew, Hunter. Musty humidity in the garage of our cottage.
15.) Needles - DPN's: Wooden, metal or plastic?
Bamboo or wood. Crystal Palace are nice. Metal are too darn slick.
16.) What is your favorite sock pattern that you've knit? What do you recommend?
I like the resulting socks from the Jaywalker pattern but the pattern was a minor challenge when frogging. I want to try Cookie's Cutter sock pattern next.
17.) The last Question: If you were stuck on a deserted island who would you want with you, what knitting would you want with you and would you ever want to leave?
I would definitely want my husband with me, lace knitting since I would have time to concentrate on the pattern. Yes, I would want to leave after a while. Semi-solitude is nice but my life's theme is change and travel. Why buck the trend?