Friday, October 23, 2009

Last Post for a Few Days

This is my last post until November 3rd! I'm headed out to Las Vegas for a delayed honeymoon :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

HSKS8 Angel Package!

I received an angel kit from Wisty for HSKS8 on Saturday! It came at the perfect time because I was planning on shopping for a project to take with me to Las Vegas next week. Now I have something to work on! :)

Here are the pictures:

Saturday, October 17, 2009

HSKS Assignment

1. Someone with the same craft as you (either those listed above or another one).

Cassandra Grubbly-Plank has several of the same crafts as I do.

2. Someone who was born in the same month. -

Siobhan Mooney and I are both December babies!

3. Someone from a different country. –

Emma Wigworthy is from a different country than me.

4. A new HSKS Quidditch player. -

Albatross Harbinger is a new Quidditch player.

5. A player who has been in 3 or more HSKS swaps. –

Wisteria Lovegood has been in more than three HSKS swaps.

6. A player who has a bigger stash than you! (And if your stash is the biggest, proudly say so!) -

Celeena Cree has a bigger stash than I do.

7. A player who both knits and crochets. -

Olive Bumblebirch knits and crochets.

8. Someone who has the same favorite color as you. -

Violet Starfire shares two of my favorite colors: green and pink!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Wish List

Here are some of my favorites / wishes for HSKS9:

Yarn brand and/or fiber choices: I like soft yarns for most things. I use a lot of cotton, natural fibers / blends in my projects but I would also like to use new and/or more "exotic" yarns. Pretty much anything from a LYS would be new to me, aside from cascade 220. I do not like novelty yarns unless I'm using them for a very specific project (like the hedgehog I knit for my hubby this summer).

Hook/needle loves: I have a set of Denise's interchangable needles but I could use smaller sizes. I like the steel addi turbos and also bamboo (like the knitpicks harmony needles). I don't have a lot of "nice" crochet hooks. I break the plastic and most aluminum crochet hooks pretty easily :( It would be nice to have a nice crochet hook or two or set.

Snacks, coffee/tea: I love chocolate, but usually in moderation :) I also like fruity snacks (such as gummi bears or craisins). My favorite guilty pleasures are skittles, Milky Way midnight bars, air heads and gummi bears.

Allergies: Only seasonal allergies but avoid smoke please :)

Music: My tastes in music range from country to alternative rock.

Books: I used to read a lot but these days I don't have a ton of time! I like Steven King, James Patterson, Jodi Piccoult and knit lit among others. The last book I read was Julie and Julia and it was amazing :) I try to carry a paperback with me where ever I go but lately I haven't been reading too much.

Patterns: I have some patterns faved on ravelry. I knit a lot of fingerless gloves, scarves and bags (I -love- bags!). I would love to start knitting bigger projects for myself (like a shawl, or a sweater) but I fear large projects! They all usually end up in my stash :(

Scented/unscented items: My favorite scents are lavender vanilla, vanilla, and chocolate.

I hope this helps! I love handmade items since I usually knit for others and not for myself :) I like learning about other parts of the world and country so if you can include something regional in your package that would be awesome (even if its just a postcard).