what i did

All weekend I worked on my knitting skills (sorry mom!). Got myself a[nother] book (thanks mom!!!) and I busted my butt in the car on some stitches. Actually, it's more like busted my eyeballs and hands! And this is all I have to show for it. I guess you could call it a sample scarf. You may notice the different types of stitches, so it's definitely not uniform. I knit(ted) a few rows in one type of stitch and then I start(ed) another set of stitches. It's been fun. Kind of :)

And here's my questionnaire for my swap buddies:

1) What is your favorite yarn? Favorite colors? What is your least favorite?
Don't know yet! But I think I don't like cotton; acrylic is ok. It's soft. But I don't like this 3-plye I'm working with, especially when it starts to separate!; and I'm not a huge fan of eyelash novelty yarn. Too tricky. And I'm sure my favorite yarn would be cashmere, HA! Also, my favorite colors are bright, cheery, hip and funky. Um, think Anthro (my inspiration in all of this!).

2) Knit, crochet, both?
Uh, both? I like both, I guess (although I'm more partial to the look of crochet). I've done both...

3) How long have you been knitting/crocheting? Who taught you? Why did you want to learn?
I learned how to knit/crochet YEARS AGO. Maybe when I was 12. And it is NOT like riding a bike. So I just barely picked it back up and am teaching myself --Continental style. I think I would prefer crocheting over knitting. But for now I'm teaching myself how to knit. I'll work on Granny Squares later... I want to make this afghan in the worst way! I love that movie. It's like someone hit the saturation button AND I would totally decorate my house in that manner, colors and all!

4) What is your favorite snack/sweet?
Hmmm, déjà vu?. Marinated artichoke hearts! And chocolate. Dark chocolate. And chips are a HUGE weakness. Bad chips. But I don't have a huge sweet tooth...

5) What did you want to be when you grew up?
A doctor.

6) What names would you NEVER consider for a baby?
Dick for a boy and Bertha for a girl.

7) What things did you, as a child, vow to never to do your children, but have since decided that you will?
I swore my kids would never eat hot dogs (we now have them once a week), would never watch Barney (Monk's seen it a total of two times), and would never wear velcro shoes (which are THE best invention since sliced bread). I also swore that my kids would never have a runny nose. And for the most part, they don't and won't. It totally grosses me out and makes me gag. So I'm sticking to my guns on that one!

8) What is your favorite thing about being a parent/expectant parent?
When I was pregnant I loved feeling the baby move. Elbow drags and somersaults are THE coolest! And now that I'm a parent I love always having a little buddy around. Will's hugs and kisses are the best in the world. His laughter is my most favorite sound. Ever. His smile melts my heart (so much like his father) and he is the master of teasing (wonder where he gets that from?! ;) I just love being with him. And on that note, I'm off to spend some quality time with my boy!

I'll be back later today with some other fun schtuff. *B


  1. It's looking really good! Do you think you're getting the feel of it now? And that it's comfortable?

  2. Wow! That's looking great. I wish I could sit and do that....

  3. Hooray! Lookin' good! And hotdogs... hmm... I actually forgot they existed.

  4. way to go Bethers! so glad you're goin' for it :)

  5. It looks good! I wish I had the patience to knit or crochet. My grandma tried to teach me when I was a kid, but all I could make were little bracelets:(


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