Lauren Knits

nerdy knitter

Monday, January 30, 2006

woot

yayyyy kool-aid!






Friday, January 20, 2006

sigh

ohhh just my luck. i have a broken toe. it hurts sooo bad and im not handling it to well. yes i am a big baby. you dont realize how bad even a toe can hurt until it happens.

in other news, as you can see at the right that both the jaywalkers and ella have been frogged back to zero. my own mistakes. sigh. ive decided to change gears and knit something quick and for myself! - brocade circular shrug
i have yarn i want to use but not enough so i made a call to webs and they have the dyelot i needed. after i press publish im going to cast on for this thing. its a nice change for me.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

ATTENTION SECRET PAL...

my mailing address has changed! please email me so i can give you my new address!

thanks

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

secret pal 7 questionnaire!

1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer higher quality and/or natural fibers)? Do you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand? i kinda think i am, i really dont like acrylic/novelty yarns..

2. Do you spin? Crochet? no i dont but i do want to learn how to spin...crochet on the other hand is impossible for me due to a physical disability.

3. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? right now nothing! they are a mess.

4. How long have you been knitting? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? i have been knitting for a about 5 years and consider myself intermediate..

5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?

6. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.) i cant take heavy fragrances but love anything organic

7. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? my favorite Candy is pocky!

8. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? im big into sewing and photography

9. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) i like indie rock

10. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand? i love olive greens, blues, cranberries etc and i cant stand pastels

11. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? i am married with two cats and HOPEFULLY a baby on the way.

12. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?i wear the first three but ponchos are hard for me to pull off because im 5'2... so a small little poncho! hehe

13. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? blue sky alpacas, lornas laces, debbie bliss etc..

14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? Acrylic/novelty yarns

15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s? SOCKS!!!!

16. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? really so far socks, they are quick and fun.

17. What are you knitting right now? a pair of jaywalkers

18. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? of course

19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? either

20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? bamboo

21. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? no i dont

22. How did you learn to knit? i actually learned from stitchguide.com and other various websites

23. How old is your oldest UFO? a baby sweater for a friend 2 years ago

24. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird? i really a cat lady

25. What is your favorite holiday? does my birthday count?

26. Is there anything that you collect? vintage photographs , vintage buttons and sewing notations.

27. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? none

28. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? vesper sock yarn and bmfa socks that rock yarn, sweet georgia sock yarn

29. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? magic loop

30. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements? yes! 8" around 9.5 inches long

31. When is your birthday? (mm/dd) 02/20

Thursday, January 05, 2006

jaywalkers

so i just started on my jaywalker socks. i cast on last night on the tooth pick needles. scary but they are coming along. im about to start the zigzag pattern.

also.. im going to south florida to pick up all of our wedding presents and do a little yarn shopping! woot.

jaywalker progress pictures soon....