Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Knitters coffee swap questions

I am very excited to be taking part in this swap, it looks like it is going to be great fun and I am already window shopping for my parcel to send! Here are the answers to the questionaire, I hope my swapper finds them helpful. :)

Knitters' Coffee Swap questionnaire
1. Whole bean or ground? Ground, I would LOVE bean but I just dont own the hardware ;)

2. Fully-loaded or decaf? Oh fully loaded, thats the whole point of coffee for me, I need that BUZZ!

3. Regular or flavored? Either, so long as its strong and sweet I am happy.

4. How do you drink your coffee? Ahh it depends on the coffee! If its instant then I have it with milk, however a good ground coffe deserves to be drank with sugar and it has to be strong, YUMMY, I am also very partial to a frap when the weather is good.

5. Favorite coffee ever? When out I love a good frothy choclate sprinkled strong cappachino, however so long as its a nice quality coffee I dont really mind!

6. Are you fussy about your coffee or will any old bean do? I am slightly fussy, theres nothing worse than a coffee out of a machine full of UHT milk *shudders*

7. Favorite treats to have with your coffee? Recently I have discovered a love of biscotti, one with almonds or perhaps choccy.

8. Anything else about your coffee preferences? Not that I can think of (infact I feel like I have wittered just a tad LOL)

9. Yarn/fiber you love? I am all about the naturals, I love a soft wool yarn, alpaca, silk, sea wool is a new love too. A lot of my knitting is in ply yarn as I love my accesories.

10. Yarn/fiber you hate? Novelty yarn, such an utter waste of money and so far away from how I like to knit, I like to see my pattern ;) I dont like mohair either

What's on your needles? Socks (always always socks, its an illness), the beginings of a shawl and a jumper.

12. Favorite colors? I am a denim girl, so I love my blues, vintage blues are a huge favourite, I like browns too so long as they are cocoa/choccy shades, and lets not forget TEAL I love that colour with a passion.

13. Allergies? None.

14. Anything you really love, really don't like, or just need to get off your chest? Nothing I can think of except I am very excited about this and cant wait to go shopping!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

The knitting superpowers at work.

Tonight, in fact the last few nights for that matter, I have been in a knitting haze, I have a pair of socks a little over half finished OTN and I have thermal on the go too. HOWEVER, I have felt little yearning to knit either and have been pulling out random patterns and skeins out to knit instead, I started a hat for my little brother...then swiftly frogged it, started a sock that I am testing for a very good friend....again frogged after a few mistakes.

So tonight, again, much flicking through and getting out of yarn and needles, all ending in a frustrated annoyance. I then come on here, read blogs, chat on the forum, still with a nagging want to knit. At this point out comes Thermal and I begin to knit...AHHHHHH all of a sudden, complete peace and total satisfaction!

I don't know about you guys but this tells me that the great knitting superpower doesn't think i should be casting on until at the very least one of these current projects is complete, and now I have to say I completely agree!!!

Heres a sneak peak at thermal, I am however further on now but until I reach a more interesting point I think one picture is enough.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Two new yarns

I have two new colours to go in the shop over the next few days and I think they are good enough to eat, so summery and just YUM!! The first is a lovely shade of red, quite unusual but would make such a gorgeous summer shawl, the blue is my first variagated lace, and its blue starting dark and getting progessivly lighter would would I think be perfect for shoalwater shawl.

Heres a couple of pictures to wet your appetite