Thursday, June 26, 2008

Hush-Hush Handspun Hootenanny Questionnaire

1. How long have you been spinning? What skill level do you consider yourself? I have only been spinning since may 3rd 2008 :) so I consider myself a beginner
2. What kinds of yarn do you create (singles/2-ply/3-ply/art yarn)? so far I have created singles and 2 ply
3. What do you spin with (spindle/wheel/both)? right now I spin on a spindle but I will be getting a wheel fact I am going to get one for my birthday next month :)
4. What are your favorite fibers to spin with? Anything you don't like? So far my favorites are superwash merino and merino/tencel. But I am up for trying all kinds
5. Who are your favorite crack dealers fiber sources (etsy or otherwise)? I love squoosh, yarn pirate and dkKnits. But I would really like to try funkycarolina, pigeonroof studios, bee mice elf and freckle face fiber.
6. What kind of fiber do you want to try? I am open to all kinds of fiber
7. Is there any techniques you would like to learn? I would love to lear how to spin silk hankies
8. Do you dye fiber? If not, would you like to learn? I don't dye fiber but maybe some day in the future I could try my hand at some dyeing :)
9. Do you have fiber prep tools (and like to use them) or would you prefer ready to spin fiber? I would prefer ready to spin since I don't have any fiber tools
10. What do you do with your handspun? What projects have you completed? I take lots of pictures of my handspun for now. I am trying to find a great knitting project for my only finished skein
11. Are you in need of any spinning gadgets (WPI Gauge, threading hook, etc)? Yes I am in need of fiber gadgets...whatever you think might be helpful to a newbie
12. What colors "fall into your shopping basket"? Any colors you just can't stand? always blues, I like pinks, greens, silvers, purples...I'm pretty easy
13. What is on your wheel/spindle right now? squoosh falkland roving in "Ice Cream Cone" colorway and dkKnits Sugarspun roving merino/tencel in "Water Garden" Colorway.
14. What other crafts/hobbies do you have? Knitting, Sewing and candle making
15. Other than crafts, what are you passionate about? sudoku and fill-it in's I like puzzles
16. Do you have an online wishlist? no but I should make one
17. Is there anything that you collect? yarn and fiber
18. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What magazine subscriptions do you have? not really, and I don't have any magazine subscriptions but I do buy every interweave knits that comes out when I can.
19. When is your birthday? July 25th
20. What book or movie character do you most resemble in personality? That's a hard question I might have to think about that one a bit
21. What is the climate like where you live around this time (need to know for careful shipments of anything meltable)? I am currently living in the Beautifully rainy state of Washington... I am a California girl at heart so the rain is hard to get used to
22. Tell us one weird fact about yourself! Hmm...I guess the fact that all the money in my wallet has to be facing the same way with the one's at the back of the stack then the five's and so on...I'm pretty weird about that I guess. That's the only part that is organized about me :)
favorite painting/picture(link): I have a few favorites but mostly picture of the sea and a beautiful beach always make me happy
Candy: Chocolate, Snickers, Milk duds (notice a trend)
Food: Mexican food
Drink: Coffee, Pepsi, Sweet Tea
Movie(s): old 80's and early 90's movies, The Goonies, Overboard, Pretty Women, The Karate Kid...I know I'm a dork :)
TV Show(s): Grey's Anatomy, Samantha Who, Desperate Housewives, Days of Our Lives
Book(s): Can't think of One off the top of my head but I like to read Memoirs and Scary Stories
Guilty Pleasure(s): Staying up til the wee hours of the morning knitting, spinning or sewing when I know my 3 small kids are going to get up early the next day.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Dre Dre

D'Andre Christopher Goodwin:


Awsome Big Brother!



Smart, Funny a Wonderful Son...Thank You for being you. Your Dad and I couldn't ask for anything more we are truely blessed to have you as one of our sons. You are an All Star. Love you and Happy 6th Birthday Little Man!
I can't believe how fast time flies. My baby turned 6 yesterday. Happy Birthday Son You are Truely loved!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

WARNING: Long Post & Lots of Pics!!!

This is going to be a long post with lots and lots of pictures. Basically cause I have been a slacker in the blog department.
I have added alot of goodies to my stash thanks to the purchases of my lovely customers who have been buying lots of Punky Pouches and Circular Needle clutches and keeping me busy at the sewing machine...I can't thank you guys enough. Here are a couple of my latest goodies that I bought the past couple of weeks with my "Candy Money"
Last week was a Yarn Piratey week and thanks to Ravelry I scored some lovely destashed booty :)
Yarn Pirate Merino/Tensil Sock Yarn in "Patina" Colorway.

Yarn Pirate Merino Sock Yarn in "Kalamata" Colorway.

Georgia updated her shop last week and I scored some lovely roving to add to my growing Spinning stash. 5.2 oz of BFL Roving in "Axel" Colorway. It's obvious that I'm already in love with Yarn Pirate Yarn I know that I will love her roving too :) Can't wait to get this on my spindle.

Speaking of Roving I also got this beauty. It's dkKnits SugarSpun Roving 50/50 Merino/tencil in "Water Garden" colorway. This is soooooo incredibly soft I just want to sleep with it on my pillow. Go to her shop now she is having a Spring Cleaning Sale.I also got my June "Wool Dye for Ewe" Sock Club from Becky of dkKnits in my custom colorway "Punky Plum". This is one of the coolest sock clubs that I have ever been in. She custom dyes each customers colorway. Each one is different and will never be dyed again. I love it Becky Thanks!

Speeking of Custom colorways I had a yarn colorway named after little ol' me. I had a great swap with Jessica of Life in Lilt Creations. I swapped her 2 Punky Pouches for 2 skeins of beautiful yarn. Twist sock yarn in "Punky Purls" colorway

Twist sock yarn in "Fiesta" colorway.

This yarn is sooooooooo darn soft. 400 yards of Superwash Merino. so lovely Thank you Jess. I love it. If you want a skein of your very own I think that this will be added to her shop.

In spinning news I finished my very first usable Handspun yarn. 26o yards of Superwash yarn. I got 19wpi so I think that makes it lace to light fingering weight. Any ideas of what to knit with it?

In other crafting news I made Cierra's summer dress. I made a size 2. My baby is getting so big and I wanted her to be able to wear it for a while. It's Huge...oh well she will still be wearing it Next week when we got to California and Georgia for the month. I think it will be able to fit her for a long while what do you think? Haha look at her face. It's like she is saying "Mother Please!"Speaking of vacation... The shop will be closed from Friday 13 June at 9pm pst - 22 July. You can still place order from now until then so I have time to make the bags and send them out to you. I will have internet access while I am gone, so feel free to convo me if you have questions or would like to order Punky Pouches. I can make them when I get back. Well that's about it for now. Thank you all for reading this long drawn out post. Happy Crafting.