ShaylaCanKnit

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

YFC Questions

What type of yarn do you knit with most often? wool, natural fibers, worsted weight, sock weight

Is there any type of yarn that you would love to try but haven't yet, such as bamboo, banana fiber (seriously they make it - although I've yet to see it in person). cashmerino, camel, yak, bamboo, soy silk

In your opinion what is a luxury yarn? Cashmere, or any unusual handspun fiber

Is there any type of yarn or fiber content you dislike or would prefer not to receive? I like it all as long as it's not scratchy

What type of garments do you most often knit? socks (do they count as a garment?) and shawls. A few baby sweaters.


What types of knitting books do you enjoy? Ones full of creative ideas. I like the ones with inspirational stories too.

What is a color you like but rarely or never buy yourself? I love all colors, the brighter the better, no browns, or black.

If you were pregnant and had to name your baby a fiber, what would her/his name be? Cria

Do you spin? yes

What is one fiber you've never spun? cashmere, camel , yak, bamboo (I know, that's more than one)

If someone in your family or a best friend had to describe you in one word, what would it be? creative

Please tell us one odd thing about you. I can't stand anyone touching my neck

What was your favorite cartoon when you were little. Roadrunner, still is a favorite

Do you have animals? If so, please name them and tell us a little about them. Oh my, I have 14 cats, all in the house, they are all rescues. I have this sign flashing above my house that says "sucker" and all the strays seem to gravitate to it, because they know I will give them love and a good home. I am a dog person too. but had to put my 14 year old german shepherd to sleep last year because of bone cancer. I miss him.

And last but not least, if you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? California, my daughter lives there and I could be near her.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

I'M STILL ALIVE AND KNITTING


Contrary to popular belief, I am still alive and knitting (among other things). Got new glasses yesterday. That was fun. (ack) Picked the best of the worst, and I guess they are actually cute. They are RED metal frames. Kind of squarish. People who see me will not say, "oh, you got glasses." They will say, "WOW! what cute glasses!!" They have personality that's for sure!

See my new little friend? Isn't she cute? I picked her up on ebay. I haven't spun on her yet, maybe this weekend. I have tons of fleece, and bought some more bumps from Leighton Farms (again ebay) and can't wait to start!

An update on my friend who is in a coma. Things are about the same, slight improvement. He is on the therapy floor now, and they are working with him 3 hours a day. The best therapist of all? A spaniel who has worked with with hospital for 11 years. Yes, a dog! Wonderful isn't it? Animals have that special power, and I think if anything helps it will be his kids, and that dog. We pray and hope for the best.