Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Recycle, Reduce, Reuse

Ok here's my attempt at recycling. Here is my grocery bag purse. It actually turned out cuter than I thought it would!!! It kind of looks like a basket. I cut grocery bags into strips (they were still loops) and looped them together to make my "yarn" and then knit them into a little purse.

Monday, June 25, 2007

PRGE mini questionnaire

1. Why are you punk? Because I like to be different and not do the same thing as everyone else.

2. What are your five favorite things? (these don't have to be knit related)My family, being outdoors, knitting, reading, exercising

3. What are your three favorite things that you have made with knitting/crochet? Elfin Bride sweater, lacy halter top, Eiffel sweater

4. What five things would you love to see in a swap box someday? Knitting patterns that my pal likes and thinks I would like too, different kinds of yarn, fun and silly stuff, etc (I know it's not 5-- I like it all!)

5. What are your three favorite yarns? I really like different yarns for different porjects, but lately I have been having fun with hemp and the Tillie Tomas silk/ seacell yarn. Haven't tried bamboo, but it's on my list.
What are your three least favorite yarns? Acrylic, acrylic, acrylic

6. What are your five favorite delicasies? I feel like a country bumpkin here-- can't really think of much. I like good ice cream, Indian food and Thai food. (Again, I know it's not 5--- I guess I can't count)

7. What are your three favorite guilty pleasures? Ice cream, chips and more ice cream

8. What would you like your pal to know that is not covered here?I am allergic to nuts. Other than that--- I like almost everything.

Friday, June 22, 2007

my lacy tank

Here's my latest project. I had some leftover yarn from my super great PRGE pal--- she sent me a lot for another project. Soooo, I knit up this cute halter top that was from the Spring Issue of Interweave Knits.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

swim team

I have my little girls on summer swim team. They look sooooo cute!!! It is their first time on swim team and it is very hard!!!!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Market Bags

Here are two cut market bags that I made out of hemp. I really like the way they look. They are different sizes, even though it is hard to tell in the pictures. The one my hubbie is modelling, I sent with him to Africa to give to an African woman, just for the fun of it. The second one was a request from a teacher I work with...

Saturday, June 9, 2007



Thursday, June 7, 2007

virtual vacation questionnaire

1. If you could visit any state in the US, which would it be and why?
Maine, because I haven't been there and have heard it's beautiful and one of my good friends has just moved there.

2. If you could visit any country in the world, other than your own, which would it be and why? Thailand-- I have always been intrigued by Thailand.

3. Have you ever driven across several states/providence/countries? I have driven across the US many times, with my husband and children. We actually love long road trips and enjoy seeing the whole US.

4. Have you ever visited someplace you consider exotic? Where was it? The Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico and Belize. Very romantic and adventurous.

5. What was your favorite "travel" vacation? Why? It's hard to name my favorite-- I love all travel from the big trips to France to the little trips to the local state park.

6. Have you ever played tourist in your own home city/state (if international,country)? Explain. Yes, I have played tourist. I have only lived here 5 years and have felt like a tourist most of the time.

7. Are you a museum visitor, beach comer or an amusement seeker? I like it all. At times I like the museums, sometimes I need a beach and for my amusement, I choose outdoor adventures.

8. What's your favorite type of yarn? I like most types of yarn-- it seems to depend upon the project that I am working on.

9. What's your least favorite type of yarn? synthetics

10. What items do you like to knit/crochet? I like to do assorted projects: sweaters, knucks, lacy gauntlets, hats, etc.

11. What do you pack, knit/crochet wise when you go on vacation? Easy, small, mindless projects.

12. What other crafts do you do/would like to do other than Knit/Crochet? Nothing in particular-- paint the rooms in my house in odd ways, do crafts with my daughters, etc.

13. Are you allergic to anything? (Yarn wise or treat wise) Peanuts and nuts

14. What is your favorite color? Least Favorite?Favorites are: purple, green and orange. Least favorite is yellow.

15. Sweet or Savory (Treat not personality)? Sweet

16. Anything else we are forgetting to ask that you think your partner desperately needs to know? Nothing that I can think of...

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Girls and Dolls

Here are my girls and their life size dolls we made from their old clothing!!! They are very fun dolls and a little disconcerting when you find them laying around the house.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

8th grade graduation

My oldest daughter just graduated from 8th grade. Time is flying...