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Rad Hats for Rad Kids

November 4, 2008

Rad Hats for Rad Kids, originally uploaded by DawnsRays.

Two more hats for the Rad Bad Beanies pile! I love these two–so much fun.

Happy knitting!


08 fair

September 22, 2008

08 fair, originally uploaded by DawnsRays.

Welcome Autumn!

We know fall is on the way when the county fair comes to town. That is where we spent Saturday evening. Eating loads of crap and listening to carnies yell ridiculous things to strangers in hopes that it will entice them to spend lots of cash. We refrained (pats on back).

Though I am a summer girl through and through (you will never hear me wishing for winter, though there are things I love about it), I can say with all honesty that autumn is one of the prettiest times of year. The colors that come out in Tennessee can only be seen during Sept./Oct. You cannot duplicate them no matter how hard you try and this is why. . . the light. That is what makes autumn so glorious; it is the slant of the light and how it seems to make everything glow from within. So, welcome autumn in all of your intense glory, let the sense overload begin!



PRGE #4: the Q and A

August 30, 2008

1. Why did you join PRGE? Because I haven’t missed one since the inception (except and quickie summer one last year)

1.a. Have you done other swaps? Are you doing other swaps right now? Why yes, I have and No, I am currently only in this one.
2. What are your five favorite things? (these don’t have to be knit related) We will skip the obvious, which is knitting: reading, hanging with my family, taking photos, chocolate, snuggling with my husband after a long day.
2.a. Do these things allow any hints into your personality for your punk pal?  ah, no–not really

3. What are your three favorite things that you have made with knitting/crochet? The Shetland Triange shawl, a fair isle hat, and a Dragon Scales tank top
3.a. What do you tend to make with knit/crochet? hats in the late summer and fall because I tend to donate them to a charity (that is a hint, if you know me), lace things and scarves          
3.b. What do you hope to make (or complete that you have started) someday? a lace stole that is almost (or already at least a year old and growing weary)
4. What five things would you love to see in a swap box someday? Why?  some cool stitch markers, maybe a nice needle case, anything that smells good or tastes good, a book of pattern stitches, and a set of cable needles from Knit Picks (those cool muli-colored ones)
4.a. What do you hope to never see in a swap box again (or ever)? acrylic yarn, kitchen cotton (another hint if you read my blog), and pink.  

5. What are your three favorite yarns? What are your three least favorite yarns? FAVS: alpaca, Noro, Cascade 220 (cause you get a lot of bang for your buck) NO-NO’s:  kitchen cotton (stuff like Peaches n Cream, blah), Simply Soft or any 100% acrylic, and well, I’m not that picky

5.a. Do you like solid, self-striping, or multi-colored yarns? I like solid and LOVE heathered and really get into trouble with multi-colors cause I am attracted to all things party-like!  but I love it just the same.  
5.b. What are your favorite colors? What are your favorite colors to knit with?  purple, red, blue, green, really if it is a deep jewel tone I am on it.  I occasionally get into browns and neutrals but not often.
6. What are your five favorite delicacies?  good god!  um, dark chocolate or really nice milk chocolate, Taco Bell, Rick Black Coffe, Chai Tea, and handmade soap.
6.a. What yarn do you hope to one day try and why? Kauni so that I can make the Revontuli -huivi/Northern Lights Shawl.  It is in my Ravelry Que.

 7. What are your three favorite guilty pleasures?  Singing loudly in my car while driving, Flickr, sitting in my backyard
7.a. What are your favorite tv or movie charactors? The cast from Criminal minds and Bones and JOHNNY DEPP, mmm
8. What are the five things you look forward to every week? Time off, my morning coffee, watering the plants, hugs from my boys and kisses from the husband 
8.a. What do you do during your week (ie – work, take care of three kids, race walk)?  I’m a Licensed Massage Therapist–
9. What do you collect?  yarn, stones, beads, hearts, frogs
9.a. What collects you? my 3 boys
10. When is your birthday?  July 23
10.a. What is your favorite holiday and why?  Halloween and Christmas because I like to decorate
11. Do you have any wishlists? No
11.a. Do you have a “favorites” collection anywhere that your pal should know about? No
12. Do you have any allergies or health related conditions that your pal should know about? No
12.a. What drives you nuts?  Too much work and not enough play
13. What do you do for work and what do you do for fun? I knit, read, cook and I love to be out in nature
13.a. What would you do if you knew you could not fail?  Fly and not in a plane, I mean–FLY
14. What would you like your pal to know that is not covered here?  Can’t think of anything
14.a. Are you excited for the contests or will you just pretend that they do not exist?  I’m not big into the contests but have no fear because I realize that this is a partnership and I will participate regardless.

Test Needles

May 6, 2008


These are some needles I am testing for a friend before she decides if she should add them to her shop. I think they look really cool!

I have decided to scrap the new lace project on account of color choice. That lace yarn I lasted posted about is making me want to gag. Blah! I hate the colors! It is like washed out camouflage. I don’t know what I am going to do with the yarn but I will not be knitting with it. Life is to short. If you think you may want it, please let me know. I would love for someone who finds it appealing to have it and love it. In this house it will only be hidden away. Any takers?

Have a great day!


Eye Candy Friday: Drip Dry

May 2, 2008


Wish you could smell these roses!  Have a great weekend, everybody!


what’s this lady doing?!?!

November 20, 2007

what’s this lady doing?!?!

Originally uploaded by kivajo

This photo is from my sisters flickr page. Please feel free to visit and comment (she is a lot of fun). Anyway, we went to a newly opened Whole Foods in the Nashville area over the weekend and she brought her camera (as she is pron to do) and snapped this one of me sneaking bread samples (I prefer the cheese samples but we’d already made that round). The store is huge and the produce section is like a painting! Just gorgeous! She has a picture of the biggest elephant garlic I have seen. It is the size of a softball–you should hop over and check it out.

I know you all will be busy over the next few days with Thanksgiving preperation, so Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!!

Peace and Blessings for you and your loved ones,


Watch Us Work It

August 10, 2007

I saw this commercial and was in a trance. I LOVE the Devo song and the whole entire commercial is so 80’s! I love it!!! (dig the chicks finger-tip gloves–totally impractical but very very cool).

Carry on. Oh, I almost forgot–MORE COWBELL (ha!)