Knitted Bookworm

Friday, April 27, 2007

Giving some monkeys a home!

My package arrived yesterday, and what a bundle of wonder! Everything from my pal Joni came enclosed in a really cute surfing monkey backpack!

Next came the unveiling...sock blockers, wonderful hand dyed yarn (by Joni, herself!), and a couple of crazy, funky monkey buttons that I'm dying to wear to school. Take a gander at it all...what a wonderful pal. This package thing could become addictive. I want more! Thank you, dear Joni, for a terrific swap full of all things marvelous. Lynn

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Monkeys #1 are complete!

My monkey socks are finally finished. I really hope they fit my pal, and that she likes them as well as I do! I'm going to have to get some more of the JitterBug yarn for myself. I enjoyed working with it, and I've decided that how the yarn feels as you are knitting is half the fun! I've started Rebecca's mystery monkey sock but am not quite finished with the leg portion. One more project add to all those other socks on the needles! I think my goal for the remainder of the school year is to complete all pairs of socks that have been begun so far (at least 3)! This gives me several to choose from to keep from getting bored! ...except...I just received some wonderful feeling yarn from Paradise Yarns. I was attracted by the colors, but the feel is to die for! It is Artyarns Ultramerino4, and I can't keep my hands off it! The colors are so summery that I can hardly wait to begin a new pair of socks! Wait, I said I wasn't going to start anything new...maybe just this once...what do you think?

Monkey Swap #2

Monkey Sock Swap TWO Questionnaire

The basics:
How long have you been knitting?
I used to knit about 35 years ago, but took many years off. I’ve been at it again for the last couple of years, now.

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?
Probably intermediate.

The measurements:
Shoe Size: 10
Foot circumference: 8.5 in.
Foot length: 10.25 in.

Yarn Preferences:
What colors do you love? I love fall colors as well as maroon (for football reasons..go DAWGS!) I also get a kick out of lime green, these days.
Do you prefer solids or variegated? Either!
Do you prefer wool, cotton or acrylic yarn? Wool
What colors would you never wear?
Pink and other pastel shades
Knitting Gadgets I like all kinds of things.
Favorite needles. Plastic, metal, bamboo or wood? Love Addi turbos as well as bamboo. I pretty much use circulars exclusively.
Are there any knitting accessories you don't have in your collection but would like? Cute stitch markers and those things that hold your needle points together when you're not knitting!
Would you be willing to have an international Monkey Pal or do you prefer one in the US? International or domestic is O.K.
Do you have any allergies? Only to hard work and cooking!