26 August 2007

c'est moi!

in case you were curious... this is what i look like!

FFBE Contest Survey

1. What is your favorite yarn for felting, and why? This is my 1st time doing some felting, so I'm not sure yet
2. Name one person in the swap who is not from the U.S. and tell us where they are from, and link to their blog.
Chrissie P. is from Singapore - Ghostknitter
3. Find one person in the swap who has a dog, and let us know the name of their dog(s) and link to their blog.
Kris W. has 2 dogs (Annie and Toby) - Knotty Knitty Kris Knits
4. Find one person in the swap who has a child or grandchild and link to their blog.
Judy B. has not 1, but 19 grandchildren! - Judy's Crafts
5. And finally, tell us if you like October or November more, and why! (Yea, I know part of September and November are technically fall, but for this question, only October and November matter!)
I love October because it has Halloween! and H'ween is one of my favorite holidays

bag me, baby!

My bag was delivered last Monday but I didn't make it to the office to pick it up until Friday afternoon! Jane sent me a gorgeous bag.. black with purple and blue jeweltones!

I haven't used it yet as I haven't left my house, but it's all packed for work on Monday!!

Thank you Angel Jane!!


23 August 2007

Fall Felted Bag Exchange Questionnaire

  1. How long have you been knitting or crocheting? How did you learn? or from whom? i learned how to knit last October from a friend of mine. we were at a knitting meeting and she taught me to finally cast off! and she was drunk, which made it that much funnier and easier to learn - save the few times she elbowed me in the head...
  2. What was your first felted object, and why did you decide to try felting? i have not tried felting yet, but after participating in ITEIV and seeing all the gorgeous felts, i really want to give it a go
  3. What are your favorite colors? Any you hate? love: pink, blue, green, yellow, orange. love combos: pink/green, orange/blue, pink brown.
  4. What are your favorite styles\types of bags? (Long straps? Short handles? Handbags? Totes? Embellished? Plain? Include links to patterns or photos if you’d like – give your pal an idea of what you enjoy!) www.verabradley.com - i love bright colors! i prefer longer handles to short so i can put them on my shoulder and not constantly be pushing them back up. i like a lot of pockets - inside and out, and pretty embellishments are a bonus!
  5. What handbag or bag are you carrying today? Do you use a separate bag to carry your knitting? I am currently switching between a few of my Vera Bradley bags. they're all very colorful and depending on my size needs depends what i use. i normally throw my knitting into the same bag i am using.
  6. What other things do you enjoy knitting or crocheting? i've made a bunch of scarves for myself, friends and different exchanges. plus there's a few blankets on my needles that never seem to end!
  7. What sort of needles do you enjoy working with? i love my bamboo straight needles! i bought some size 2 metal circ's for socks, but have not used them yet.
  8. What’s one project you’ve not yet tried but are dying to make? a sweater or some other tailored article of clothing
  9. What’s one yarn you’ve not yet tried but are dying to work with? something expensive? lol i don't really have yarn envy
  10. What other hobbies do you have? Do you spin? Sew? Garden? beading, mosaics, reading... and being an MBA student
  11. Besides yarn, do you collect anything? i collect funky beads that will eventually be made into jewelry. also frog stuff, and Vera Bradley bags (hehe)
  12. What kind of goodies do you enjoy? Sweets? Salty? Anything you hate or are allergic to? the only thing i am completely allergic to are mangoes. i don't eat sweets anymore, so that would kinda be a waste. the only snack-y food i eat now are dry roasted peanuts and almonds.
  13. Do you have any kiddos? (Furry kind count!) i have kitties!
  14. What kind of project best personifies you and why? i'm not completely sure.. i'm very creative overall but nothing tied to specific projects. i'm still learning new stitches so i guess something that allows me to do that.
  15. What is your favorite part of Autumn? You can also share a special Autumn memory if you'd prefer! watching the leaves fall! and the weather becoming cooler and knowing that it could snow in just a few months.
  16. Tell us 3 things you would do if you won 10 million dollars in the lottery. buy a house in the Outer Banks, NC; month-long caribbean cruise; not work and sit at home knitting and beading all day (which includes buying supplies!

18 August 2007

i've got stuff...!

I got my goodie box today from my ITEIV "angel" Cass! she sent me some awesome goodies... sock yarn, a knitting journal, herbal stuff (lotion, salt scrub, hand stuff), lip gloss, notes cards and mini dry erase boards! fun stuff!

Thank you Cass!! You were a great downstream partner (twice!) as well as a fantastic angel... Thanks!

I can't wait to see my bag now... =)


17 August 2007

and in completely non-knitting news....

First Term Attended: Fall 2005
Last Term Attended: Spring 2007
Status: Active
Matric Term: Fall 2005
In-State Resident
Student Type: Continuing
Class: Graduate

I AM A RESIDENT(according to ecu)!!!!!!!!!

my tuition just went from $4,344 per semester for 2 classes to $1,308 per semester for 2 classes.

my heart is racing so fast cuz i just started dancing around my apartment!!!

10 August 2007


yes, i just happen to like that word... it's also how i'm feeling right now. gah. the ITEIV swap isn't exactly going as planned since it's been over for a little over a week and i still don't have my bag. the one i made for Cass can't really compare to some of the others from the swap, but it was my first and turned out quite well, IMO. but meanwhile, i don't have one of my own yet :-(

i've been slacking on postings from Create-A-Connection too. i keep starring them in my reader, but never end up going back to them at home to post. yeppers... i suck!

things have been a little off recently in my personal life.
+ financial aid for this year took forever and a year to get resolved - yay for perseverance!
+ my textbooks arrived yesterday - miraculous since i ordered them on friday and expected to not even have them by start of term on the 22nd.
+ my health is deteriorating and i fear i may be pre-diabetic or at least hypoglycemic - not pretty things have been happening since tuesday at the gym.
+ work, however, is going good. my manager is quite complimentary the last week or so which is so nice (and unexpected from her reputation)!