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It’s been a busy week, where does the time go?  I’ve been getting things for my swappartner, paying bills, working, going shopping, cooking, all sorts of things, but writing in my blog.  Home today with a sick child.  he’s almost 15, but had a fever and I don’t like to leave him home alone when he has a fever.  Nikki is going to buy my DSLR.  I’m glad, she’s got a good eye.  I’m keeping my SLR and lenses for it so I’ll be able to keep up with my photography.  

I’m writing my own pattern for a gift I’m making for my swap partner.  Couldn’t find one I liked, so I came up with my own.  Won’t win any awards, but it’s cute. 

Went to Janes Fiber and Beads on Sat. and bought some cool beads and some fiber to spin.  That stuff is like some kind of crazy addiction to me.  Since I’m home with Chris, I’m going to spin and knit.  And catch up on correspondence. And housework.  Nix that last one.

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Weekend

Hi small world, how’s your weekend going?  I met up with a friend from Ravelery yesterday at a coffee shop/bookstore in Abingdon.  Great fun was had although I frogged and played with her adorable baby more than knitting ;-))  My sis, Janet and neice,Nikki stopped by too.  Nik is getting married in a year and they are checking out locations for the wedding and reception.  Janet said Nikki wants a old look.  I suggested Whites Mill or The Martha Washington in Abingdon.  They went by White’s and Nik said it was too old. 

 Finger is ok, just badly bruised.  Still haven’t got Wilson warped yet, may try that this afternoon.  I’m going to use a worsted weight wool and acrylic blend to make a shawl.  I’ll get something a bit more daring with my next project.  I’ve just worked on others looms, never my own, so warping by myself is a bit intmidating.

Knitting on a adorable baby sweater (in a mainly handspun)  for my greatneice (arrival date in April)  in New Mexico and a beaded project for my Scavenger Hunt swap partner.  Haven’t taken pictures yet, I’ll do it in the next day or so and post.  Hopefully.

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The Questionnaire

1) Do you knit, crochet or both? How long have you been doing it?  Both, but I really only crochet now when I have to.  So primarily a knitter.  For around 4 years.
2) What is on your needles/hook right now?  Socks, Fibertrends clogs, dishclothes, a vest, cardigan, pullover, gauntlets.  I have trouble focusing on one project at a time ;-))
3) What is the most frequently used tool in your knitting bag?  My knitting needles.  Next would be my tape measure and tapestry needle
4) What are your 3 favorite yarns (fiber type or brand)? What are your 3 least favorite?  I love soft yarns like merino, soft mohair, Artyarns.  I don’t like ANYTHING scratchy.
5) What is your favorite color? Can’t pick just one… jewel tones are my fav
6) If you had a 5 minute shopping spree in your LYS, how would you plan your attack?The nicer wools and wool blends first, then silks
7) What is your favorite FO and why? (post a pic if you have it!)  Cabled gauntlets
8) What are your favorite things to knit/crochet?  I love socks and things I can finish quickly.
9) Do you collect anything? fiber, yarn, cool stitch markers
10) What are your five favorite things (not necessarily knitting related)? Animals, books, CSI, my son, my husband, not necessarily in that order.
11) Are you on Ravelry? What is your ID?  Yes, Mountainsong
12) Do you drink tea/coffee/cocoa?  Tea
13) Favorite Sweets?  Sugar free chocolate stuff.  I had gastric bypass and have to severely limit the sweets. (This is a good thing)
14) Any allergies? ahhh, some seasonal stuff
15) Do you have pets? kids? dogs, cats, bird, horse, one 15 y/o son.  I still can’t believe I’m the parent of a teenager, much less one that is going to be driving VERY soon….  I feel so old and am beginning to sound like my mother!

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