Friday, September 03, 2004

Secret Pal Q & A

Here are my secret pal question answers, if you dont want to read about my allergies, sorry thats really all i have to post about today!

1.Are you a yarn snob? Yes complete and utter yarn snob
2.Do you spin? Crochet? yes i know how to spin, do i own a spindle? no
3.Do you have any allergies? unless you want to know about a bunch of of pollen related allergies, just coconut and smoke
4.How long have you been knitting? nine of 10 months i started feb 2004
5.Do you have a Amazon or other online wishlist? Nope
6.What is your favorite scent? Roses, or lemon
7.Do you have a sweet tooth? you bet
8.What other crafts/diy stuff do you do? i sew, learning to embroider, and i cook
9.What kind of music do you like? can your computer/stereo play cds? I dont listen to much music, no
10.Whats you favorite color/color pallette/season? I love blues, greens,and purples, i like varigateds better than solid, i am a winter
11.Whats your family situation? Do you have any pets? i do not feel comfy disscusing that here, (no offense to anybody) i have a dog, his name is bennett, he is a purebred papillon
12.What are your life dreams? To go to law school and eventually become a succesful
tourte lawyer
13.What are your favorite yarns to knit with? I LOVE handpainted non acrylic yarns, koigu, schaeffer, and any others you can think of that are soft and warm and multicolor
14.What fibers do you absolutley do Not like? ACRYLIC!!! Evil it is, hurts my hands
15.what is/are your current knitting obsessions? Ponchos, i really want to knit either a keepsake or a charlottes web shawl, i love shawls and ponchos
16.what is/are your favorite items to knit? shawls and ponchos
17.what are you knitting right now? a hat for my brother
18.what do you think about ponchos? LOVE them
19.straight or circular needles? i love my denise, circular!
20.How did you learn to knit? i took a private lesson
21.How old is your oldest ufo? about 3 weeks

Thursday, August 26, 2004

Blog changes

Hi everybody!

I just thought i ought to tell you that my friend, Aleah will also be making posts on this blog, so be as nice to her as you are to me!

You will hear more about my astoria adventures tomorrow but this is just a quickie update
Bye for now

Jocelyn

Monday, August 23, 2004

Weekend Update

Hello,

Here is what wne on over the weekend, i went and stayed at a tacoma motel 6 last night, can you say eeww!

other events in no particular order:

! : I went and picked up my school class list, i got photography as well as glass arts and yuck, video production, i want to change that, i will bear with it the fist few days than parhaps try to change it

! : another thing i noticed, unless i suddenly become tall thin blonde and scandanivian ( no offense to any scandinavians) i will have rather a time fitting in

! :i wish abercrombie would turn thier music down

! :i went shopping today,what did i get?
at old navy : a purple t shirt that reads : tastes like butta'
A pink shirts that says, i cant drive, a blue one that reads egg-celents with a little walking egg on it,two flashdance-esque ts and tank tops to go under them, lots of other shirts i dont remember what will list when i get to my moms house,
At abercrombie:
two pairs of jeans one light blue faded, one darker
a mini skirt, they had a mini that i tried on that barley covered my *** fill in the blanks

! : went school supply shopping, got everything i needed, bought a graphing calculator, i mean a 150 dollar graphing calculator! wow expensive much!

i went to the vet with my dog and it turns out he has a very slight heart murmur, nothing to worry about though, he also got shots and his nails clipped

it was a fun weekend, you might get to see modleing pics next week
I get to see my best friend in astoria, and need yarn for the four hour drive! will see what i can do!
see you guys later

Jocelyn

Friday, August 20, 2004

Finished

The good news, i finished the poncho, the bad news it is huge
I am too deppressed by this disaster to say anything else,

bye now

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Finish line in sight

i am about 8 inches into the second piece, i think i made the first one a bit short so when they are both the same length than i shall be finished, then comes the seaming, i could do this in the car on the way to seattle tomorrow but i probably wont, i will finish it here at home and then wear it about down town seattle, i also get to go school shopping, supplies and some clothes as well as my dad is looking for apartment spaces and then the most fun thing of the day, i get to go to the orthodontist and not be able to eat for a couple of days! woop de doo, but of course i get to go to hilltop yarns and hopefully get yarn for another poncho, ( yes i am obsesed,whatcha gonna do about it hmm?) why, its cheape than a sweater, faster than a sweater and i can wear then in any season, there are several to choose from, one uses the new manos del uruguay cotton yarn stria, another rowan all seasons cotton another some other yarn and the final one, koigu! i dont know it will indeed be a tough choice, it really depends on what fits, difficulty and if i like the yarn and style, thay are all in about the same price range, i am looking forward to spoiling my secret pal, and hope they enjoy the things i send them, as for my secret pal, i will be posting a list soon as well as allergies, and likes and dislikes, if you read my blog there is some subtle and not so subtle hinting to be found. Later in the month, on monday to be precise i go back to gig harbor to go to get my school schedule as well as Bennett goes to the vet, i will also be taking pictures of the poncho,bennett and any yarn that comes my way, peace be with you
Jocelyn

Monday, August 16, 2004

One down, One to go!

I finished one piece of the mini poncho and while i may not cast on for the second piece till tomorrow should have it finished before i go back to hilltop yarns, about the guage problem i talked to one of the wonderful hilltop ladies and she told me i needed to tighten up on the 10s, or loosen up on the nines, i tired both and ended up tightening up on the 10s, i really like this yarn and think it is perfect for this pattern. it has beautiful drape, and i can attest to its durability having ripped it out 6 diffrent times, i will post a picture of it as well as the next project i hope to buy from hilltop, my dad refuses to buy me yarn for another project until i finish this one, it includes koigu though! yeah for koigu!

See you guys later

Sunday, August 15, 2004

Guage Rage !!!

I am indeed having trouble getting guage with my poncho kit, the stitch guage required is 3.65 sts to the inch, when you multiply by four you get 14.6 so i cast on fifteen and instyead of getting four when i meaure width, on 9s i get 3.5 inches, on 10s i get 5 inches RAHHHH what do i do?? i want to cast on today and parhaps the yarn shop will call back and tell me what to do!
thanx for any advice