Hanging Vine Stole: from Heartstrings

Yarn- Knitpicks Gloss in “Cocoa”

Needles- Knitpicks Harmony Interchangeable
US size 6

loving the pattern- the needles and the yarn. Any questions?

Can you say knitted chocolate?

Close up of the needles:

hemlock and hanging vine 008

Hot Chocolate without whipped cream? Not on my blog!

Yes- my Knitterly OCD has caused the cast-on of yet another- hemlock ring- this time a blanket in Patons SWS “Natural” ivory colorway. It’s a thank-you gift —being knit on – YET AGAIN The new Knitpicks Harmony needles— as far a a review goes- I think multiple projects being knit at the same time on these needles says it all— loving them!

hemlock in SWS

A post called “Lines Blurred, Eyes Strained, Freedom Gained” Is up at Laced With Grace- please visit me over there today- too;)

This week is UBER Busy. Getting ready for MOPS International’s Annual Convention!

Gotta pack my sandals and my Bible—I serve God through MOPS as a MAC- (Ministry Advancement Coordinator- convention is a VERY busy event for field-leaders and Mom’s alike! Will need to attempt the impossible today- find CUTE and COMFY shoes….. or not.

Please pray for convention as over 4000 Mom’s gather to be cared for- challenged and encouraged— ummmm and goof around;) A LOT.

Blocked pic of Hemlock Ring Doily/shawl: No wonder I’m obsessed with this pattern!

hemlock ring 020

Fiber God-Mother Questionaire:

What are your fiber-related hobbies? (Knit, Crochet, Spinning, Needlepoint, etc.) – I knit, spin

How long? – I don’t know about 5 years?

Which are you *most* into? – Knitting, \then spinning

How would you classify yourself in this craft – Intermediate- advanced

What is your current fiber-related obsession? – current projects.

What are your favorite items to make? – Lace n socks- they always fit!

What are you making right now? – Hemlock Ring blanket- Hanging Vines Stole and Monkey Socks need to finish a CPH.

What other crafts or
Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? – Watercolor painting- spinning, photography

About the fiber:
Your favorite yarn(s) (brand or type)? – mostly natural stuff.

What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? – not so much about the acrylics or novelty stuff.

Is there a yarn you’ve been dying to try? – Sundara mostly solids…

Are you a fiber snob? – picky yeah- snob- no- but then again yeah.

About the tools:

Hardwood, Bamboo, Aluminum, Plastic? – mostly wood cept for cotton then metal….

For knitters: Straight, DPN or Circular needles? -all of the above;)

Favorite gadget? – kacha collector and measuring tape fiend— want the little Lantern moon b-day cake;) my ipod;)

Anything you’ve been wanting to try? – everything? New Knitpicks DPNS!!!

About you:
Do you pamper yourself? Or do you generally come last? – often last- but do what I need so as not go crazy;)

What does an ideal day off/free hour consist of for you? – Good food- friends – knitting.. a great book..music… quiet time preferably on a beach…..

Are you allergic to anything? – banana’s

What is your family situation? (Partner, spouse, kids, etc.) – Husband, 3 sons- 18, 15 and 5

Are you owned by any pets? – Bad dog Sami the Beagle , Cappucino the kitty nazi and Truffles the clumsy cat.

Your favorite color(s)? – purples, reds, pinks (deeper is better) blues… like jewel tones- rich colors;)

Any colors you just can’t stand? – Don’t much like yellows- and greens can make me look pretty pukey:(

What’s your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.) – light florals- lavander, vanilla

Least favorite? (Maybe you’re not “allergic,” but it makes you want to die) – cat pee?

How do you feel about candy? – chocolate….yum.

Any dietary restrictions? – Nope- olny self imposed and I’m not following thru with those much lately;)

Is there anything that you collect? – YARN;) McCoy piece mostly in cream color…. longaberger baskets….milk glass.

What is your favorite holiday? – Christmas

Do you have an online wish list (e.g. Amazon, Things I Want)? Amazon- my e-mail

Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? – Yes.What kind of music do you like? pretty broad-
U2, Coldplay, Casting Crowns, Third Day, Springsteen, ummm classical….

Any special requests in case your Godmother wants to make a CD for you? – surprise me;)

Favorite movie(s)? – no real clue here;)

Any “fan” stuff? (e.g. Firefly, Wonder Woman, etc.) – sheepies;)

Anything we missed? Tell, Tell!