Sunday, March 20, 2011

I cannot believe it's the middle of March...

February and these couple of weeks have been crazy. They've been epically stressful with family. My grandmother was in the hospital. My uncle died. I've been SUPER busy with work. Just craziness all around. I've not knit anything. I've not read anything outside of comic books, because honestly, I don't have the patience or time for much else. I also currently only have LARGE and/or complicated projects which require too much thought process at this current time.

Comics are perfect because they're short and have a lot of pictures. It's been fun too. I used to only read a few but now, I'm addicted to the comics for the entire bat-family. Batgirl is my absolute favorite. I think it's because she reminds me of Buffy. And I miss my Buffy comics.

The batman history according to Stephanie Brown:
(I super love these drawings)

That's it for now. I super cleaned the house yesterday, maybe I'll knit on something today. :-D

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

New Swap!! - Favorite Colors Questionnaire

For the next Stop Swap round (rav link)

  • Do you knit or crochet? How long have you been at your craft? Knit and I'd guess 4-5 years, but I'm not sure. 
  • Do you spin? What type of spinning do you do? I don't. :( 
  • Are there any other crafts that you participate in? Some beadwork,some painting/sketching, nothing really very often though. Mostly I knit when I find the time.
  • What are your favorite yarns/fibers? Wool, Silk, Alpaca, Anything malabrigo makes... I love Malabrigo
  • Are there any yarns/fibers that you don’t like? I'm not a huge fan of cottons -- but I've seen a few recently I like more and I really don't like to use acrylics unless it's an absolute need
  • What is your favorite color? That's an excellent question! Ummm... Right now I've really been into grey, off-white, peachy-light-pinks. I saw Black Swan and kind of fell in love with the whole "ballerina" look. So I've been wearing and using more light pinks, whites, peaches, off-whites, etc. and contrasting them with the dark charcoals and blacks. ------ I also love deep rich purples. I like almost every shade of pinks. I like cerulean blue. Kelly Green. Sunshine yellow. Coral. Turquoise. Teal.... I know. I SOOOOO answered this question well.
I was actually WAY into ballet as a kid before I got into swimming.
So I always love ballet, ballet movies, ballet-inspired clothes...
Picture is from a Swan Lake performance not Black Swan.
  • Are there any colors you don’t like? Poop colors. I'm not huge on yellows. I'm not a BIG pastel fan -- other than my new YAY! ballerinas thing. And I usually don't like neutrals, but I'm in love with them light now. (See above question re: ballerina + Black Swan)
  • Do you have a yarn winder and/or a swift? Both
  • Do you have a blog? You're reading it. ;)
  • Do you collect anything? Shot glasses, Washi tins for my teas and Starbucks cards
  • Do you like sweets? What are your favorites? Yes and no. I like lemon-y candies. I love thin wafer-y cookies. I like really GOOD chocolates. But I'm not really a big  sweets eater. Usually when I want a snack I eat pita chips + hummus or chips + guac, but that's not even too often. My idea of a snack is just a coffee or a tea. I love coffee and tea.
  • What is your living situation like? Any pets? Children? I joke that I live with 4 weiners and 4 balls... My bf, my brother, and the two dogs (both are fixed -- get the joke now?)
  • Are you allergic to anything? Melons, I'll also say bananas, mushrooms, and coconut because I loathe them that fiercely. AND I don't eat pork! Also I mostly keep kosher.
  • Is there anything else that you want your pal to know? No, but I'm glad to answer questions.