Thursday, 31 July 2008

Favorite supper for a hot summer evening?

Cereal with cold milk!


And because I'm sick that's all the answer I'm going to give.

I've been sick

Okay, I admit to being gone for much too long, and not posting enough, but camp has left me less time than I expected to post. I've been sick for the last week and a half, and am just getting over it with lingering congestion and a cough.

But, in the process I've completed a really cute baby jacket that I'll have to post, and I've made some progress on some other projects. Plus I'm putting together my last package for my SP12.

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

What are your favorite places to craft, what objects make the setting perfect for crafting?

I changed the word from knit to craft, because for the most part I'm a crocheter that dabbles in other things. My favorite place to crochet is when I'm crocheting and I'm listening to a book on tape... I love listening to books on tape, it's almost how I would imagine others would sit doing work while listening to the radio. TV requires too much of my visual attention... but I love listening to books on tape. Especially if they're books I need to read for class because then I'm working but not working, if you know what I mean.

As for objects that make my crafting complete, I'd have to say my spoon ring. I wear it on my left ringfinger not because I'm engaged, but because it doesn't fit on any of my other fingers. It's a family piece, and I've found that sometimes if I can't get the right tension on a yarn, threading the yarn through my spoon ring will help.

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Favorite type of project to take along?

It would have to be something simple and probably lacy... I like lacework because I have to slow down a bit, and I want the small project to last the duration of the trip. I like projects that you finish during the trip, so the work is filled with the memories of when you have worked on it.

Major Update

So for those of you who have been hanging out with no updates, I apologize. While I do have limited internet at camp, often by the end of the day I'm too tired to go to the one place we have wireless to wait forever for the connection to sign me in so I can post. But I'm on a day off, well rested, and can get time to post a bit.

Working at camp is going a lot better, I've finally settled into my role and have gotten comfortable in it, for the most part.

The other weekend we had a raffle at camp and I won three skeins of brushed mohair. Pictures will come soon, but it is gorgeous. I don't know what to do with it, but I'm sure I'll think of something. The only problem is the dye lots aren't quite the same.

On my night off I went to Northhamption to get more of a yarn that I've fallen in love with only to find that North Hampton Wools was closed an hour and a half early. It made me really sad because now I have to wait to go. *mutters*

I recently got some new crochet books (one of them courtesy of my SP12 pal... and it's amazing) (Thank you PAL! You're doing such a good job pampering me... and I love getting packages at camp!) and I've been fooling around with some of the patterns on some of my more generic yarn to see how the patterns play out. Naturally, it just gets to me using the patterns for inspiration because I can't seem to follow directions without thinking on how I could "improve" a design, but I'm having fun.

So that's the quick update! Write more later.

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Contest Results

I'm sorry this has taken so long to post, but things have been crazy at camp.

The results of the contest are as follows:

JCGenzie_and_co, if you could contact me and I'll send you some of my stash!

Favorite place to go on a trip, one place I would like to go?

I'd like to go back to Sweden, and Stockholm in the summer. Oh gosh. I read a blog about a woman who is spending six months in Stockholm, and she takes beautiful pictures of places I'm familiar with, and it just makes me homesick in a way I can't describe.

One place I haven't been that I would like to go? India, probably. Just because. No real reason except the people I've talked to who have been there have painted a beautiful tapestry of juxtapositions, and I could like to see it for myself.

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

What yarns would make my stash complete/ what yarns can't I be without?

Wow, tough questions, like last week. I'd have to say that the yarn that would make my stash compete is a yarn I saw a year ago at a small novelty shop. It was this silk yarn that just flowed like water. At the time I could neither afford it, nor would I have been in the mood to make something out of it, so I talked myself out of buying it.

But I still think about what I would make out of it. I suppose it comes close to a yarn I dream about. I'm sitting on the beach, and I grab the water and twist, and it becomes yarn, which I begin to crochet. As I crochet, I make a blanket, which if you look at out of the corner of your eye, contains the ocean- fish, mermaids, sea-wrecks, whales, dolphins, squids, coral, and all manner of other creatures. It is a fey blanket, destined for someone that cannot bear to be without the sea, but must.

The yarn I saw in the store was a very pale approximation of that dream yarn, but it is the closest I've come.

As for what I can't be without? Some cheep acrilic for when I need to make something simple or easy, or I want to test out a pattern I'm working on. Some wool, because I love the feel of it through my fingers. Bright mohair, and some nice alpaca, because again, I love the feel. A solid, affordable cotton for when I'm working on cheep therapy- washcloths.
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