Daily Archives: March 19, 2007

Earth Day Swap

Here are my answers for my partner on the Earth Day Swap over at Swap-Bot

1. What colors do you prefer? I like all sorts of colors except solid yellows. Most of my yarns tend to be variegated yarns or semi-solids.
2. Have you ever knit socks? If not, are you willing to try? (If not, do you own any double point needles?) Yes. I knit socks all the time.
3. Have you tried any of the earth friendly fibers? If, so which ones have you tried? What did you knit? What did you like or dislike about the fiber you tried? Would you try it again? I have tried recycled silk. I wasn’t too happy with it the first time I tried it but I am going to give it another try. I think my pattern choice may have had quite a bit to with it. You can not force a fiber to be something it doesn’t want to be.
4. Is there a particular fiber you are hankering to try? I have tried recycled silk and I have a few skeins of the Tofutsies in my stash but I haven’t tried it yet. But I am always looking to try new fibers and new needle arts.
5. Do you have any allergies? (Fiber or otherwise.) Just strawberries.
6. How do you plan to celebrate Earth Day? Or, how have you celebrated Earth Day in the past? I normally go over the festivities at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. My area just seems to not do much with Earth Day. But the drive over is nice and there is plenty of antiquing to be done over there. I have also spent Earth Day out on the river, kayaking.
7. Do you have any Earth Day resolutions? What are they? To try and reduce my footprint on the earth

Yarn likes – I do tend to have quite a few variegated yarns in my stash but I am always willing to try new colors to me. The only colro that I do not like is solid yellow. But yellow is fine as part of a variegated color way.

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Proceed with Caution

I woke up to about 7 inches of snow on Saturday. Rather than shovel the front side walk first thing, I walked up to the post office instead. Priorities you see. I was expecting a package. Ms Kitty of Knit Buddies had told me that she had mailed me a package and since it did show up Friday that meant it would show up Saturday. So going to the post office had a higher priority than shoveling the front sidewalk.

And sure enough, the box was waiting for me. Of course, I was a little bit leery of opening the box though. See, I was warned that a certain individual in the Knit Buddies household had put something in the box for me and it was on top. Actually, he had taken stuff out of the box to put this surprise in the box. And P did not find out what he had done until after she got back from mailing it. And if you do not understand M, let me remind you that is that this is the person who sent me chocolate cockroaches!!!

So I did put off opening the box for a few hours while I shoveled the front sidewalk and cleaned up the driveway edges. (I do have someone who plows the driveways and parking lot but I still have to do some clean up.) I also managed to move my truck from beside the building and clean most of the snow off it.

Than I opened the box. Very carefully mind you. I would not have been surprised if he had managed to rig it so something would come springing out of the box. But he was returning a favor. See at Christmas, I had sent him a reindeer that made its own jelly bean droppings. So he sent me a chicken with gum droppings. My nephew hasn’t seen this yet which is the only reason that I still have it. Isn’t it cute? p3170002.JPG

And yes, it was right on top of the box. What else was in the box, goodies from China for the most part. There was candy, which I have not tried yet. There was a nice little tea pot and a tea infuser. Some yarntini yarn. Okay that isn’t from China but do you have any clue how hard it is to get hold of? A cute little pink Peeps stuffed rabbit. And of course, some tea. And not just any tea, but chrysanthemum tea. I haven’t had the chance to drink any yet but it is one of the teas that I have been wanting to try.p3190003.JPG

And yes there was knitting going on. It did snow after all and I do have a cold so that meant I could snuggle down under a quilt on the couch and watch a DVD and knit. The movie was terrible. But the knitting went along fine. More on the knitting tomorrow. Hopefully I can can catch the socks before they make their break over the snow bank…..p3190005.JPG

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