Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Another Lime & Violet Friend!

Woo-hoo! Another of my fibery friends has been featured at Lime & Violets Daily Chum blog! Go and check out the September 18th ESotD (Etsy Shop of the Day) here

It is a very deserving friend, Sharon of Ewe 'n Me! I have been a friend/customer of Sharon's for a while now and am always singing her praises to all who will listen ;) Here is some of her beautiful, soft sock yarn in action!

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This yarn was called Roses and Violets, but to me it is the exact shade of some of my lovely orchid colored irises that bloomed in the spring (see the proof below):

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It was an absolute dream to work with ~ soothing in color and texture. The pattern is called Scallop Stitch Sock and is a free online pattern, I think from the Socknitters website. It is now on its way to a sock swapping pal across the country.

And if you think this yarn is pretty, be sure to visit her Etsy site (link above) and check out some of her handdyed and carded spinning batts, especially those with silk....ooooh, dreamy stuff! And yes, I have some (several!) of those in my stash as well!

Congratulations to a very special lady for a very deserving focus on her talents ;D

Friday, September 07, 2007

Christmas Around The World Swap

Yes I did ~ I signed up for the Christmas Around The World Swap! And here are my answers, as best I can, to the 25 for each of the 25 days of the Christmas season!

Are you religious?
I am a Christian. I believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
How long have you been knitting? Would you consider yourself a Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced?
I have been knitting on and off for 36 years, but consider myself an intermediate knitter
Do you have any other hobbies besides knitting?
Favorite color(s)?
I love all colors, but generally think of yellow as my favorite
Do you collect anything?
I don't think so ~ except yarn and fibers to enhance the stash!
Are you allergic to any fibers or animals?
Do you have any pets?
Yes, cat
Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
All three, but coffee is by far my very favorite!
Cookies or Sweets?
Yes ;)
Do you knit socks?
Oh yes!
If not socks then what? (tell us about your favorite knits)
I also really enjoy lace
Do you put up a Christmas tree? If not then what do you do?
Usually, and Christmas stockings
Favorite holiday treats?
Any treat is a favorite to me!
Favorite holiday smells?
Fresh pine
Do you celebrate Christmas in a traditional or unconventional way? Please elaborate.
Traditional ~ church, Christmas music (both hymns and classics), presents on Christmas morning
What are your favorite holiday traditions?
Reading the Christmas story and watching both A Charlie Brown Christmas and Rudolph on television
Finish the sentence: “For me Christmas is all about....”
For me, Christmas is truly all about the gift of Jesus. Without the birth of Christ, there really would be no Christmas, would there?
If you were a Christmas ornament you would be……?
A candy cane ;)
What was your favorite gift you've ever received? Or given?
I can not select a favorite
When do you start your Christmas?
Not until well after Thanksgiving, usually around the second week of December
Do you send Christmas cards? Do you make them or buy them?
I send a few and I buy them
What is your favorite Christmas dish?
No particular favorite
Carolers are at your door. What do you do?
Open the door and sing along with them ;)
When do you open presents? Christmas eve or Christmas morning?
Christmas morning
Do you celebrate with family or friends or both?