Two August Girls

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Monday, September 22, 2008

All Hallows Eve Topic #2

What are your favorite parts of fall? How do you know it's truly arrived where you are?

I love fall, the crisp smell in the air in the evening. The beautiful reds and oranges that cover the trees and the ground. The beaustiful sunsets that come from cool evenings with low humidity. I know fall can mean endings, but wiht the start of school, it has always meant beginnings to me, new school year, new supplies, new friends, new fall CLOTHES! chance to wear sweaters and boots.

Shhh......Knitting in Progress

I have said before I love to make hats for kids, adults, too for that matter. I like projects that are portable, and provide almost instance gratification. I like longer projects, as well; however with the recent rash of babies in my world, I have had to interrupt other projects to knit some shower and new baby presents. I would really like to finish Kennedy's dress Knit sundress ,
but now I have a football hat, plus a Christmas snowman hat to make. Additionally, I need to knit some dishcloths for my swap partner. I found a cute pumpkin and am knitting the ball band cloth, which is a lot of fun and much easier than I thought it would be, for some reason I built it up to be a hard to knit object!

I made the star hat for my cousin Karen. We grew up together and had to band together to survive her brother and my sister. Jason and Sarah could be a dangerous combo growing up and the only way Karen and I could get around being tortured was to hang together! I am soooo excited for her and her husband Dave! They have wanted this for a long time and will make great parents, not to mention my one of my favorite Aunts, Maggie, will be a fabulous grandmother! (Aunt Carol is my other favorite, hey, I am not getting in trouble----she is already a wonderful Grandma!)

Finally, I really want to finish this bag for Fall,
and since it is here today! I am really running behind, UGH!!!!! My mom gave me the bag, one of the purse of the months fromPatternowrks.

Monday, September 15, 2008

All Hallows Eve Topic 1

Check out the blog of one person you DO NOT KNOW yet who is participating in this round of the swap, and then post on your site linking to their blog and sharing a little something about them - perhaps you two share a love for wooden needles, or are both first-time swappers! Or perhaps you're both into Pumpkins over Witches for Halloween time! Just a quick blurb, but take a look around their blog and get to know someone new!
I have been over toFeliciaknits! Feliciaknits! Great site, I love that she loves pumpkins at Halloween! Me too! I love pumpkins in the fall and the colors gorgeous! She also likes her bamboos and knitpicks needles, Me too, could not live without them.
I also checked out, paidtoknit. Great site. I really agree with her about loving pinks and cotton yarns I love a nice stretchy soft cotton with memory! Plus she is a teacher with the typical students. I also work in the schools, as a counselor, so I know her pain and love!

Monday, September 8, 2008

All Hallows Eve Dishcloth Exchange

Knotting Yarn
1. Do you knit or crochet? For how long? Knit only, wish I could crochet....10 years
2. What sort of needles or hooks do you enjoy using the most? Are there some you've been dying to try out and haven't? I use circulars from knit picks. I want to get their wooden colorful ones....Sigh!
3. What kind of projects do you most enjoy? Small things you can take with you, or big complex ones that are just gorgeous when they're done? I make a mixture of must pay attention to a pattern and easy. I like something other than just knit, I tend to get bored. Although, I love making baby hats and socks.
4. List one pattern for a dishcloth that you love to make, or just tell us about one you've made or received that you loved. I love all the dishcloths I have received. I want to make the football dishcloth and the ball band one.
5. What are your 'must have' notions? Are there any notions you need or can never have enough of? Any that might make you cry if you owned more?Petting Yarn? I need to get more stitch markers(using safety pins:) I love soft yarns.
6. What are your favorite yarns to work with? Any you hate or are allergic to? I actually like Noro yarns and the colors. I also love wool and especially soft cotton with memory.
7. What colors do you like to use in projects? Any we'd never catch on your needles? I usually use the colors required for the project, nut I love soft pink, blues and browns.
8. Any cottons you'd like to try you can't find by you, or just haven't gotten around to getting? I really like the cotton ease it has nice memory and the colors work so nice.
Halloween, Fall, and General Stuff
9. Do you like to use bar soap or shower gel more? What kinds of scents do you love? What kind do you hate? I hate pines and really floral. I like vanilla and mild smelling stuff.
10. What's more 'Halloweeny' - Ghosts, Pumpkins, or Witches? Ghosts because pumpkins are kinda a fall thing and can be used at Thanksgiving. but I love to decorate with pumpkins.
11. What's your favorite Treat to get? Sweet or Salty? Anything you're allergic to or just hate? I like both, but I am doing weight watchers.
12. What was your favorite Halloween Costume as a kid? As an adult?? I am not a good dresser upper. I do not like to dress up except in non costumes, cheerleader, etc. Actually, my 6 year old is the same, we both hate masks on our faces.
13. Are you on Ravelry? What's your ID? Twoaugustgirls
14. Anything else you'd like to be sure your pal knows? I am easy to please:)