I am not usually one to join things that put myself in unfamiliar territory, but with some gentle persuasion by my lovely friend Laurie L I joined the HSKS 3 swap. So I put on the sorting hat and I was put into Ravenclaw. Which from what I understand it an awesome house to be in. Oh did I mention I am just now getting into Harry Potter? Well the more I learn and the more I do with the swap the more excited I am getting. So without further ado here are my questionnaire answers.

1. What Hogwarts house have you been sorted into? Ravenclaw

2. List your favorite double-point needle brands, including size and length. Or would you prefer circulars? Clover Bamboo strait and circulars are my favorite needles to work with so far. I do like my Denise Interchangeable set as well. I use circulars for most of my strait projects because I like the way I can move my project to the cord and not lose any stitches if I toss the project in my bag.

3. Would you like to try a new brand needle? If so, which brand? Size? Length? Between the Denise Interchangeable, Clovers, and a bunch of needles I inherited I haven't tried or looked at any other brands. I only have two sets of DPNs 1 set is size 4 and the other can't really be called a set there only 3 usable needles 2 of the three are size 2 and the other is a size 3. So, to make a long story longer. I would like to increase my DPN collection. Brand, size, and length do not matter.

4. If you are a RAVENCLAW, do you prefer the colors in the film or the book? Do you have a strong preference? I defiantly prefer the movie colors Blue and Silver.

5. Do you have any allergies? No allergies



Runny Babbit

One of my favorite authors is Shel Silverstein. As a young girl I loved reading Where the Side Walk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, and The Giving Tree even though I could not get through it without crying. Lately I have been reading Runny Babbit to my toddler and wanted to share one of my many favorite poems from the book.
Runny Babbit knearned to lit,
And made a swat and heater,
And now he sadly will admit,
He bight have done it metter.

-Shel Silverstein


The Tie

Finally after the 8th revision, starting over with the correct weight yarn, and then buying some bamboo size 2 needles (so I don't feel like I am knitting with syringes anymore), I have begun the tie for my little bro. Who is actually taller than me by 5 inches. Here is the progress I have made thus far.

Not just for the pool

In the past week my toddler has showed me that the Pool Noodle has many other uses. It is the 21st century version of the sick.

Here he is using it as a stick horse.
And here for a game of stick ball

I have also heard tell from DH that the two of them use the noodles as light sabers. I can only guess what will be next!



OK so I finally went and put my name on the Ravelry sign-up list. I am now hitting my head against the wall for not signing up two months ago when everyone at Chicks with Sticks was talking about it. I went and looked at the site two months ago and thought "Oh I am such a beginner that I don't ever have a stash of yarn organize this isn't an account I need." Well I never thought the site would be such a huge asset to knitting. So here are my current standings:

  • You are #26890 on the list.
  • 17221 people are ahead of you in line.
  • 0 people are behind you in line.
  • 34% of the list has been invited so far

One day I will be a real knitter and have my very own page on Ravelry.com!


Lesson learned again!

I had hoped to show some wonderful pics of my resent vacation to the coast. Pics of me knitting by the campfire, pics of toddler chasing the seagulls, pics of toddler covered in dirt, pics of toddler pounding Abalone. You know all the wonderful memories caught in jpeg. Well don't you know the memory card went corrupt on the second day and lost all those wonderful pics as well as the ones I thought I was taking on the third day. Now being a pretty electronic savvy person I know better than to only bring one memory card, but I figured that the memory card that was in the camera had plenty of space on it for the whole vacation so I was good to go. I brought the extra battery! Oh well hopefully Grandma caught some good pics of the munchkin that I can share after we see her next.
Now off to start the size 2 needle project again with the proper weight yarn.