HSKS 3 Questionnaire


1. What Hogwarts house have you been sorted into?


2. List your favorite double-point needle brands, including size and length. Or would you prefer circulars?

I only use circular

3. Would you like to try a new brand needle? If so, which brand? Size? Length?

I love Addi Turbo size 1 or 2 I would love to try the Knit Picks needles I usually go for size 32″ or 36″ or 40″
4. If you are a RAVENCLAW, do you prefer the colors in the film or the book? Do you have a strong preference?

5. Do you have any allergies?

Just to dogs I have one as long as she stays outside I am fine.6. If you are swapping scarves – what is your desired length for the pattern? This will help your partner find the pattern that is just right for you and buy yarn accordingly.

I know just what I needed another swap but I couldn’t help myself! So I signed up for this swap. It sounds like a lot of fun.  I am still busy knitting on Phineas, those should be done soon. I might get them done this weekend being a 3 day weekend, but you never know! Have a great weekend! Happy knitting!


Can you say quiet?

My wonderful boys went back to school yesterday morning!!! My house was so quiet I could hear a pin drop. It is so nice to have again.
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Don’t they look so happy! Well at least one of them does. Chan was so excited to get to school and when I picked him up the boy did not stop talking! I am so glad that he likes school. Patrick and Jacob had a good day but I don’t think that they were ready to go back. While they were at school my friend Trish and I went and got my first pedicure to celebrate the peace and quiet.
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I have very soft and pretty feet now and I must say if you have never had a pedicure go and get one they are so relaxing. I didn’t want to get up and walk they massage your feet and legs. It was a good way to spend an hour!
In knitting news I have finished one of my HSS 2 Phineas socks and started the second
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I love short row heels!!
I hope that you all are having a great day!! Happy knitting!

Sockapalooza Socks Recived and HSS 2 started

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket My pal was great! Jessica Thank you so much I love it!! The socks  are made from Plymoth Sockotta and the pattern is Conwy from Knitting on the Road. They fit perfectly! Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketShe also sent me soe Bertie Bots Every flavor beans that I have not been brave enough to open yet, a set of Harry Potter bookmarks, a manicure set and some purse size emery boards.

As for my knitting I have started and and almost to the heel of my Hogwarts Sock Swap 2 I love the yarn I am using I got it from the etsy dealer MacKintosh Yarns she has great yarns and great colorways and I am using the Phineas Sock Pattern
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Have a great day and Happy knitting!!

Sockapalooza Socks Finished

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I finally got them finished! I didn’t think that I would ever get them done! After switching yarn and getting the gauge right they went pretty fast until I didn’t have time to work on them. Now that I have a break for a few days I thought I’d better get them done now while I have the chance so that is what I did today!!

Now that I have these done I get to start on my Hogwarts Socks Swap 2 pals socks I have the yarn and the pattern So now I get to ind the yarn and start knitting!! Maybe I’ll start them tonight!

Secret Pal 11 Questionnaire

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
I love STR, Koigu, Lornas, Fleece Artist and Indie artists. I prefer to work with natural fibers I don’t care for acrylic
2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?

I have a small bag to keep them in

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
I have been knitting 4 or 5 years I tought myself  with some pointers from my mom along the way I would concider myself to be intermediate
4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?

I do have a wish list I haven’t updated for a while you can find it here

5. What’s your favorite scent? Lavender, Vanilla, Black Rasberry Vanilla

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? Yes at the moment I have a thing for Lifesavers fruit and mint the sweet mint are my favorite

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?

I love making stitch markers , No I don’t spin

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) I like all kinds of music except rap, bluegrass

9. What’s your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can’t stand? I don’t like yellow all other colors are welcome

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? I am married and I have 3 boys I have a dog named Cally that live outdoors

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? Hats and scarves

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? At the moment socks

13. What are you knitting right now? Socks

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? I love them

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? I pnly use circular, and I prefer metal or aluminum

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? I have both

17. How old is your oldest UFO? 2 years

18. What is your favorite holiday? Halloween

19. Is there anything that you collect? Angles and sheep

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? Anything I have a subscription to Interweave Knits

21. Are there any new techniques you’d like to learn? I am always looking for ways to challange myself

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements? Foot length? 9″ from heel to toe  Foot circumference? 10″ around 

I wear a size 8 or 8 1/2

23. When is your birthday? Oct. 24

24. Are you on Ravelry? If so, what’s your ID? I am on Ravelry my id is mandyknitster

In other news I am still knitting away on the jaywalkers for sockapalooza and I hope the have them done by Wed. I have been working so much this summer I haven’t had time to knit or blog. Hopefully things will start slowing down so I can get both done. Hope you all have a great day!! Happy knitting!