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Thursday, November 09, 2006

new digs

head on over to my new digs - www.bookwormknits.com

the first person to leave a reply wins something!

Sunday, October 29, 2006

some actual knitting and a big change


i have been knitting. i swear. and to show you that i have been knitting i have a picture of my latest fo.

it is a wedding gift (a late wedding gift). i am calling it "the spiced wine blanket". the name comes from the colors used. it is nice and warm and i hope the recipients like it. the whole thing took me about a week, mainly because i used big yarn and big needles (size 35).

another blanket is on the needles. this one is for M.

so, in other news... i have bought my own domain and will be moving my blog sometime soon. i can't wait, as blogspot is driving me crazy!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Meme

48 Things You Could Care Less About

1. FIRST NAME? Amanda

2. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Yes. My first name comes from my maternal great-grandmother and my middle name comes from my paternal great-grandmother.

3. WHEN DID YOU LAST CRY? August

4. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Sometimes. It looks its best when I am not in a hurry.

5. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHMEAT? N/A - I don't eat meat. :)

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Maybe. I'm pretty crazy. ;)

7. DO YOU HAVE A JOURNAL? Just my blog.

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Yes.

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Nope.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Oooh. I like all kinds of cereals. Cranberry Almond cereal, Fruity Pebbles, Kashi Go Lean Crunch, Reese's Puffs...

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? No.

12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Not really, but I do get a good workout at my job.

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR? Peanut Butter Cup or Chocolate with Caramel and Chocolate covered cashews.

14. SHOE SIZE? Depends on the shoe.

5. RED OR PINK? Both.

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? My weight.

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? Kristin, my friend in NC.

18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU? I'd like to read responses on other blogs.

19. WHAT COLOR PANTS, SHIRT AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? Jeans, Orange Clemson tshirt (GO TIGERS!) and silver and yellow running shoes.

20. LAST THING YOU ATE? Pancakes and hash browns.

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? Football game.

22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Red-violet.

23. FAVORITE SMELL? ?

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? DH

25. THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE YOU ARE ATTRACTED TO? Eyes, smile.

26. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON you stole THIS from? I don't know her, but I like her blog, so I am pretty sure that I would like her if I actually met her.

27. FAVORITE DRINK? Water, coffee or chai tea.

28. FAVORITE SPORT? Love college football.

29. EYE COLOR? Brown.

30. HAT SIZE? Small. I can wear hats from GapKids.

31. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? Yes.

32. FAVORITE FOOD? Pasta

33. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Both.

35. SUMMER OR WINTER? Winter, but fall is better!

36. HUGS OR KISSES? Both.

37. FAVORITE DESSERT? There are not too many desserts I would turn down. Except for Mincemeat pie - that stuff is nasty.

38. WHO IS MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? I have no idea.

39. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND? No idea.

40. WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU READING? Agatha Christie, Appointment With Death. Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray. Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights.

41. WHAT'S ON YOUR MOUSE Some weird design.

42. WHAT DID YOU WATCH LAST NIGHT ON TV? Men in Trees, Numbers, House.

43. FAVORITE SOUNDS? Laughter, rain on copper roofs, heart beats.

44. ROLLING STONE OR BEATLES? Stones.

45. THE FURTHEST YOU'VE BEEN FROM HOME? Germany.

46. WHAT'S YOUR SPECIAL TALENT? Multi-tasking.

47. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Sanford, ME.

48. WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? Stole it from Elizabeth of A Mingled Yarn.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

i'm a big 'fraidy cat

so... remember my last post where i was extolling the virtues of magic loop and how i was going to make some socks? well... i haven't yet, but not because i don't have the supplies. i have the needles, the magic loop booklet and the yarn. i have not casted on though because i am afraid - i am afraid of turning the heel and picking up stitches and all the things i haven't done before. like i said above, i am a big 'fraidy cat. hopefully sometime soon i will work up the courage and just do it. don't hold your breath though. :(

Thursday, August 31, 2006

the magic loop

so i've decided that i am going to knit some socks. dpn's are the bane of my existence, so i picked up the magic loop booklet. can i just say now that i *heart* magic loop? the only issue i have run into (and i'm sure it would clear up with practice) is that my join is extremely loose and contains some gaps for the first two rows. i think that when i joined i did not have the needle pulled out enough - at lease i hope that is what it was. anyways, i just wanted to publicly proclaim my magic loop love and hopefully you will be seeing some socks on here soon!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

It's been a while

I have been absent from the blogging world and knitting world for a couple weeks now. Part of it is due to the move M and I are making and part of it is due to a death in the immediate family. Hopefully, I will have some time for knitting and blogging soon. Just wanted to let you all know that I am still here, just somewhat absent.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Stashbusting

So lately I've been all about the stashbusting. Not just because M and I are moving and I don't want to pack all my yarn up, but also because I want to get rid of some of the acrylic I have so I can buy yummy yarn. My latest projects have included another pillow, plus one in the works. I have also made some cat toys with catnip. Yay for creative uses for stash yarn!