Thursday, September 28, 2006

Oh, and to any and all secret-pals of mine - I have updated my wishlist at Just search for me girlwithasword...i think that will work. they have some really cool new stuff - I love their goodies!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

For my Sockret Pal!

How long have you been knitting? about 1 1/2 years

Do you consider yourself a beginning sock knitter, an
intermediate, or have you been doing this so long you
could probably knit a pair in your sleep? I'd say I'm
just past the beginner stage. I've knit probably 10
pairs now, but nothing at all fancy - not too many
designs of patterns, just good basic socks that fit.

The measurements: My shoe size is about 8 1/2 or 9, and I have sort of
wide fat feet. :)

(fiber related) Favorites:
What colors do you love? Purples, blues, greens,

Do you prefer solids or variegated? either!

What fibers do you most love to knit with? anything
natural. wool, silk, mohair, angora....

Who do you consider your favorite yarn vendors? I'm
too new to have any favorites - just love trying out
lots of different yarns. I spin, too, so fibers are
always good! :)

What projects (other than socks, of course*S*) do you
most enjoy knitting? Shawls and scarves, hats,
mittens, warm things!

(fiber related) Dislikes:
What fibers can you not stand to knit with? To
wear?I'm not wild about acrylic, but other than that
not too picky.

What colors would you never wear? I don't like pastels
or neons.

The Tools:
Plastic or Metal? Bamboo or wood?

Circs or Straights? Circs

DPNs or Magic Loop? Never done magic loop...

Are there any knitting accessories you don't have in
your collection but would like? I don't have any
pretty stitch markers. :)

The Extras:
Do you have a wish list? If so, please share the link!
I have a link on - just do a search for
Maggie Howe in Adel, IA and there I am!

Do you like sweet, sour or salty? (or all of the
above? *S*) all of the above. I love to eat!

Do you have any allergies your pal should know about?
(Certain foods, smoke, pet hair, etc) None whatsoever.

Favorite scents? Scents you can't stand? I run a
herbal bodycare business and am kind of picky about
what scents I like. I love natural scents,
essential-oil scents - and really do NOT like fake
scents, especially florals.

Do you collect anything (other than yarn and knitting
toys of course)? cats, apparently...(up to 8 now. real
ones, that is).

When is your birthday? May 18th

Do you spin? Dye your own yarn? Yes and Yes!

Your favorite author/band/vacation spot, anything you
think will help your pal know you better... I love to
read, love music, do yoga, love to to shop at Penzey's Spices and you want more details, just ask!

Monday, September 25, 2006

So, I'm doing this sockwars thing, which is pretty cool. :) I can't tell how far I've gotten, but, I'm pleased with my progress. However, my assasin has already contacted me to get my mailing address, so I'm betting she's pretty far along. Either way is cool - I just think it's a really fun and funny thing to do. I also signed up to be a sockret pal (with SOCKS, get it? like a secret pal, and with socks??? :)) so I'm excited for that. I like doing stuff like me a dork.