Archive for October, 2007

30
Oct
07

October 27-28

HALLOWEEN CELEBRATIONS:

LuvBugs pot luck

Hobee’s Spooky Room

Gilroy Gardens

MOVIES:

Dan in Real Life (I really did laugh and cry)

KNITTING:

Where’s the Opaque? Sweater

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28
Oct
07

Winter Wonderland Coffee Swap Questionnaire

Coffee

What are your favorite kinds of coffee? (Brands, Roasts, anything at all you’d like to share!)

I’m not really a coffee afficionado, I just like coffee! I like to try local brands. I *hate* hazelnuts! Please, no hazelnut coffee!

Do you prefer whole bean or ground coffee?

Whole bean, we have a very well used grinder!

This time of year, there are often Holiday Blends available, and many flavored coffees – do you drink flavored coffee? Do you enjoy special blends?

Yes, I do drink flavored coffee, but please, *no* hazelnut! I often choose vanilla flavored coffee when I have the chance. Other holiday blends sound good too.

How do you take your coffee? Cream and Sugar? Straight up? Decaf?

Cream or whole milk and sugar. Caffeine, please!

Do you prefer drinking from a nice thick mug, or a matched cup and saucer?

I don’t have a preference, I love them all!

Winter and Holidays – PLEASE be descriptive! Your pal will need this information to be sure to put together a package you will enjoy!

What is your favorite part of Winter?

Wearing warm clothes and being snug with a hot drink!

Do you celebrate a holiday in December, and if so, which holiday?

Christmas.

If you celebrate Christmas, do you put up a tree?

Not really. We have a tiny fake one for the kids.

Would you enjoy items related to the holiday, or would you prefer a Winter themed package?

I would prefer a Winter theme.

Do you collect anything? Are there any holiday or winter-themed items (Snowmen, Angels, Snowflakes, Santas, etc) that you collect?

I collect covers and/or mixes of music – a winter themed mix would be fun! I also collect chocolate 🙂 I really love chocolate and coffee combinations! I don’t necessarily have a holiday or winter theme collection.

Do you wear scarves? Mittens? Hats?

Not really. Although I would love to make some fingerless gloves at some point.

What is your favorite holiday or winter treat?

Entenmann’s Stollen (they don’t sell it here 😦 ), Pfeffernuesse cookies, Christmas cookies of all kinds, hot chocolate, all chocolate, frankly 🙂

Please share a favorite Winter or Holiday memory.

Going to New York to spend Christmas with my dad’s family.

Yarn and Crafting

Do you Knit or Crochet? For how long?

I do both, knitting for about 5 years and just recently took up crocheting.

Do you like wooden, metal, or plastic needles\hooks? Circular or straight?

I like all circular needles and hooks. I also use dpns, but not regular straight needles.

What sort of projects do you enjoy making?

Sweaters and shrugs.

What are your favorite types of yarn to work with?

Alpaca and other soft natural fibers.

Do you spin or dye?

I have done some dyeing but I’m not an expert. I don’t spin.

Do you do other crafts such as scrapbooking or needlepoint or anything else?

I do some beading like stitch markers, necklaces, watches, earrings.

General

When is your birthday?

March 26.

Do you have any children? (Furry kind count!)

3 sons under 8. No pets because of allergies, but I love cats!

What are your favorite colors?

red, black, cream or off white. I don’t like pastels.

Do you have any allergies?

No.

Can’t wait to start coffee shopping!

23
Oct
07

October 20-21

MOVIES:

Death at a Funeral

KNITTING:

Avery Island sweater

Sally Melville’s “Where’s the Opaque”/”Caddy’s Sweater” (not sure which one yet.)

23
Oct
07

October 12-14

VACATION:

Carmel, CA

YARN STORE:

Knitting by the Sea

CAR KNITTING:

Lion Suede shrug (F.O.!)

Teen Spirit Sweater

07
Oct
07

October 6-8

BAKING:

50 cupcakes in lemon, chocolate, carrot and white.

CROCHETING:

One of my many red scarves (not for the Project)

KNITTING:

Teen Spirit sweater (UFO)

01
Oct
07

September 29-30

MOVIES:

The Third Wheel

TV REVIEWS:

Back to You: 2/5

The Big Bang Theory: 3/5

Boston Legal: 2/5

Chuck: 1/5

House: 4/5

K-ville: 3/5

Numb3rs: 3/5

The Office: 5/5

Reaper: 3/5

Shark: 2/5

Tell Me You Love Me: 4/5

ER: 2/5

RED SCARF WRAPUP:

2008: Alpaca Silk: Done and mailed.

2008b: Cotton Ease: Done and mailed.

2008c: Lion Suede: 1/3 done.

2008d: Homespun: Scaled back and Done.

2008e: Cotton Ease/Acrylic: Done.

2008f: Cotton Ease: Done and mailed.

2008g: Scraps: Scrapped.

2008h: Micro: Almost done.