Tuesday, 14 August 2007

birthday cake hangover

Recovering from birthday lunch with knitpals. Gifts included gorgeous mohair, yummy Heirloom alpaca, and handdyed loveliness from Emma for a new pattern. YAY!

My friend Eleanor makes an awesome french lemon tart. Ooooooooooooooh.

Also recovering from a mad trip into the Adelaide Hills to peruse the woolly goodness to be had at the annual South Australian Coloured Sheep Association's annual wool and fleece fair in Mt. Pleasant. Stocked up on Bennett and Gregor, SABLE, and some beautiful Susie Horne handdyed Finnish sheep yarn.

Back to the felted bag I'm working on for my market Sunday.


Friday, 10 August 2007

You've got that blogging feeling...

Welcome to my ozblog. Thanks for visiting.

Now that I've dipped my toe into the blogpond, I figure I might as well just dive in, so I'm going for it:

My FIRST BLOGSWAP (or whatever it's called):

Since my husband is always calling me sock monkey, I thought it would be appropriate to join the MONKEY SOCK SWAP!

That's right! Check out the monkey sock swap - signups are until Aug 31st, 2007.

Monkey SOCK 3 Questionnaire:

The basics:
Do you consider yourself a beginning sock knitter, an intermediate, or have you been doing this so long you could probably knit a pair in your sleep?

Definitely a Sock-Monkey-in-my-sleep-er.

The measurements:
Shoe Size: US7
Foot circumference: 8 inches
Foot length: 9.5 inches

Yarn Preferences:
What colors do you love?
Bright colours, especially oranges, purples... Love northern hemisphere autumn colours.

Do you prefer solids or variegated?

Do you prefer wool, cotton or acrylic yarn?
Wool of course

What colors would you never wear?
Yellows and kelly green

What are your favorite brands of yarn?
Knitting by Zen, Hillcountry Yarns, Interlacements

Are there any new brands you would like to try?
Anything indie handdyed - support your local yarn artists!

Cookie A. Patterns:
Which of her patterns have you already knit?
I'm a Cookie A. newbie.

Which pattern(s) would you like to knit and don’t already own?
Whatever my sock monkey buddy recommends.

Other pertinent information:

Would you be willing to have an international Monkey Pal or do you prefer one in the US?

Do you have any allergies?

Will your knitting be exposed to smoke or animals?
No smoking. I have a GAWJUS dog named Lyta.

Are you on Ravelry yet? If you don’t mind having new friends, what is your Ravelry name?