Friday, August 24, 2007

Extreme Home Makeover: Part 1

So we've been doing some work around the house. My daughter wanted to paint her room, this is what she ended up doing to it. Very creative I must say. The walls used to be pink.

We got new furniture, this is the couch. There is a loveseat and chair that match. I love them so much. There are 5 recliners within the 3 pieces. My old furniture was 17 years old and was showing its age.

This is my kitty Mango enjoying his new couch :o)

It's also been almost as long since I've gotten new a washer and dryer so I got those too, here they are, so much better, it almost makes it fun to do laundry

We're also ripping out old flooring and putting in new. This is a picture of the bathroom after I ripped out the nasty linoleum.

And here it is after hubby laid the new tile, it's gorgeous and I love it, we still have to put the trim back on but it's basically done.

Next I'm going to touch up the paint in the living room and hallway in preparation for putting in wood floors. These will be in living, dining room, kitchen and hallway. These should be completed in a couple of weeks so stay tuned :o)
I have been doing some knitting but not as much as I'd like. Hopefully I can get some done while hubby is bow hunting this weekend. I need a FO!!

Thursday, August 16, 2007


I received my socks from my sock pal last week and I'm sorry I haven't had time to blog much. They are so pretty and soooooo soft. I've worn them to work twice already!! They are Claudia hand paint which I haven't used yet, so yummy. So thank you Sabrina very much, you did a great job.

Sabrina also sent me a ball of Tofutsies which I have been dying to try. I immediately cast on the tidal wave socks. The yarn was a little splitty during cast on but is now fine, I'm going to fall in love I think ;o) Thank you, Thank you, Thank you

Monday, August 13, 2007

SP 11: The Questionnaire

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? I love handpainted superwash sock yarn and I love soft natural fibers What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? Not a big fan of scratchy acrylic

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? My straight needles are in a vase for decoration and my others are loose in my knitting bag

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Almost 2 years, I taught myself Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? Intermediate

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? Yes

5. What's your favorite scent? I love tropical fruit and citrus smells

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Yes but I'm not supposed to have high sugar foods. Before my favorite was Reese's and anything with peanut butter.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? scrapbooking and stamping Do you spin? No

8. What kind of music do you like? Most all types except country Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? yes

9. What's your favorite color(s)? I like pretty much any color, I'm not hard to please in this department.

10. What is your family situation? married with 2 kids ages 16 and almost 8 Do you have any pets? yes, 1 dog and 1 cat

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? Yes to all but ponchos, and hats usually fit my head weird but I wear them.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? definitely socks

13. What are you knitting right now? 2 pairs of socks, 2 scarves, and a sweater.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? Yes

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? I like bamboo mostly but use both straight and circular, depends on the size of my project.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? neither but would love to own both

17. How old is your oldest UFO? 1.5 years

18. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas

19. Is there anything that you collect? just yarn

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? I get Creative Knitting and IK

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? Hmmm..... can't really think of one right now

22. Are you a sock knitter? Oh Yeah! What are your foot measurements? 9 inches long and about the same around.

23. When is your birthday? 7/28

24. Are you on Ravelry? Yes If so, what's your ID?neldyg