Tuesday, June 20, 2006

For sale-K1C2 Temptations $3.00/skein

Hi all,
I have two bags of 10 50g balls of K1C2 Temptations. One in color 175 Buttercream and one in color 719 lavender. This is a next to your skin soft, bulky weight yarn. Perfect for a baby blanket, a scarf, sweater, etc. I have an additional 2 buttercream balls, if you need them for yardage.

Yarn Data:

* Length (Yards): 55.0
* Weight (Grams): 50.0
* US Needle Size: 10.5
* Stiches/4 in: 13.0"
* Content: 50 Alpaca 50 Merino
* Care: Hand Wash Dry Flat

I'm asking $30.oo for each bag (+$3.00/skein for extra buttercream, if wanted). This is upwards of $7/skein on the internet.

I will take Paypal or MO.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Sock Kit Exchange Questionare

Hey--I am being a super horrible blogger, because I am in between cameras. Agh. Too many b-days and Mother and Father's Day, etc. So for my sock kit exchange pal, here is a non-pictoral questionnaire to read...

The Questionnaire:
What are your favorite colors? Greens and blues, though I appreciate unique color combos of any sort.

Are you a new sock knitter? How long have you been knitting socks? I am a newbie. I have frogged 3 socks!

Do you prefer solid or multicolored yarn? I love multicolored.

What fibers do you prefer in sock yarn? No preference yet.

Where do you usually knit socks? I knit at home and any time I am sitting around (I always carry a project)

How do you usually carry/store small projects? Totes that I have knit/sewn.

What are your favorite sock knitting patterns? I haven't yet gotten that far.

What are your favorite sock knitting techniques? I'm pretty new, so I am learning toe up on dpns.

What new techniques would you like to try? I am currently learning Wendy Knits toe-up method, but would love to learn the two socks two-circulars method.

Do you prefer circulars or dpns for sock knitting? I have so far only tried dpns, but would love to learn 2 circs to avoid the 1 sock syndrome...

What are some of your favorite yarns? In general, I work with cottons a lot (I am obsessed with dishcloths), but Patons Merino Classic for felting. When I splurge, it is typically alpaca.

What yarn do you totally covet? Really? The alpaca yarn that I bought from a local alpaca farmer-sooooo soft.

Any pattern you would love to make if money and time were no object? I have my eye on Rogue (for me a time issue), I have the Bartlett's yarn all ready...

Favorite kind of needles (brand, materials, straights or circs, etc)? I’ve love bamboo dpns for socks and HATE aluminum (almost turned me off sock knitting. I'm not nearly as picky for straight needles, but bamboo is nice.

If you were a specific kind of yarn, which brand and kind of yarn would you be? Noro Kochoran: incredibly soft and visually interesting

Do you have a favorite candy or mail-able snack? I have a major sweet tooth, so any candy/chocolate is great (without gelatin--vegetarian).

What’s your favorite animal? cats-yes, I am a cat lady (but fortunately found a cat man)

Do you have pets? 4 cats: Dottie, Applehead, Nino, Milo

If you were a color what color would you be? Green

Describe your favorite shirt (yours or someone else’s). I am a tshirt kind of girl. Anything that is not too tight and worse not too loose.

What is your most inspiring image, flower, or object in nature? Standard mountains, rainforests...

Tell me the best quote you’ve ever heard or read. A lady on a yahoo group that I am a member has in her signature "Life's too short to knit with ugly yarn'

Do you have a wishlist? I would someday like to get a spinning wheel and start spinning my own yarn.

Anything else you’d like to share with the group today? Glad to be a part of this exchange!