Monday, September 29, 2008


I've never been tagged for a Meme before. Heck, I don't even know what "meme" means! But... I just posted my first post in literally months last week, and today I'm going back to read what's been going on in the lives of my fav bloggers. YarnMama tagged me for this "one word" meme so I'll give it a try :


You must answer the questions using only one word & tag four others.

1. Where is your cell phone? desk
2. Your significant other? work
3. Your hair? blonde
4. Your mother? Jersey
5. Your father? injured
6. Your favorite thing? chocolate
7. Your dream last night? weird
8. Your favorite drink? martinis
9. Your dream/goal? peace
10. The room you’re in? lobby
11. Your hobby? knitting
12. Your fear? mistakes
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years NOW? south
14. What you’re not? awake
15. Muffins? corn
16. One of your wish list items? peace
17. Where you grew up? Pittsburgh
18. The last thing you did? reservation
19. What are you wearing? bracelets
20. Favorite gadget? cell
21. Your pets? ranbunctious
22. Your computer? laptop
23. Your mood? distracted
24. Missing someone? yes
25. Your car? dirty
26. Something you’re not wearing? lipstick
27. Favorite store? yarn
28. Like someone? lots
29. Your favorite color? purple
30. When is the last time you laughed? yesterday
31. Last time you cried? saturday

The only part of the directions I can't follow is the tagging part. See, there are plenty of blogs I follow, but only a handful belong to friends whom I actually know personally, and YarnMama tagged most of us already. So you'll just have to be happy with reading my answers. Hey, if you haven't been tagged, consider it done! Now it's YOUR turn! :)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

On cooler weather and current projects

Jacket weather took me by surprise -- being pre-occupied makes you much less aware of your surroundings until shivering sets in! But this morning felt so crisp and fresh..... It makes me want to cuddle into a warm sweater and sit on my balcony and knit. I'm thinking a nice soft blanket. I don't have a pattern in mind yet, and most likely I won't select one but just knit as I feel, perhaps some random striping. I have nearly 2000 yards of lovely soft wool in ice blue and chocolate brown. A surprising color combination, but they are beautiful together!

Some projects other than the blanket I feel coming on are pending first:

  • As the holidays are fast approaching (ack! where does time go again?!?), I will be working to stuff and "dress" some knitted snow men and snow women. I'll also be making sure to have a wide selection of warm and cozy scarves and hats for the winter months. Some will be posted soon to my website (I hope!).
  • Another important current project is a dog blankie. I received an order last week for a custom "quilted" blanket for a dog, and just bought fabric for it last night. The request involved chocolate brown and rust fabrics -- the rust has tiny ivory dog bones printed all over!
  • Finally, I will be sewing together some more paperback book covers/carriers. I still have some cut and ready to go, but had been waiting until after a few craft shows to actually assemble them. Now it's time -- stock is getting low and there are more shows on the way! The covers make great stocking stuffers, but we'll discuss cute stocking stuffer ideas a little later on.