17 May 2016

Mixed Bag Meme

Kathy's meme this week was truly a mixed bag.  Which makes it all the more fun.  Here are my answers, since I enjoy playing long so much (and frankly, was not in the mood to do a Ten on Tuesday with today's topic).  

Are you surprised I'm knitting lace with Big Yarn?

Yes and no.  I know lace can give Kathy fits, but I also know from personal experience that knitting a lace pattern with big yarn can be a whole 'nother story.  The only lace project I ever knit and finished successfully was with bulky yarn.

What's your favorite toenail polish color for summer?

I almost always go for reds and pinks.  Last summer when I splurged on a pedicure, they had a bottle of Essie Watermelon color and it it just seemed so summery.  I may splurge this year and buy a bottle for myself, you never know.

What do you do with an odd leftover knitted sock?

I can't say this has ever come up.  However, on occasion when a store-bought pair of socks has one sock that dies, I have been known to take the other and make it into a catnip toy for the kitlets.

Have you ever had lice?

No, thank God!  

Have you ever had a tick?

See above.  But I am very conscientious with how I dress when I go into areas where they might be, and also spray repellent all over me, and check thoroughly when I get home.  So clearly I am aware that it could happen.

Are you afraid of needles?

Nope.  My life would be extremely difficult and terrifying if I were!

Knitting: Who are some of you favorite pattern makers?

Oh wow, there are so many.  I shall name the first three that come to mind:  Kate Davies,  Thea Colman (Baby Cocktails), and Hunter Hammersen.  (They are the ones on my Ravelry page I have most recently perused.)


In other news that I must brag about, my sister and brother-in-law recently received the very first Clean Energy Award from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection for their work on the First State Capitol.  My brother-in-law's law firm bought the building a few years ago for their offices, and as part of the renovations, it is now completely solar-powered, while remaining a historical landmark.  They are not just two of my favorite people (in the middle in this photo), but they are two people who walk the walk, so to speak.  I'm really proud of them!


Kim in Oregon said...

Congrats to your family! What a great effort and honor!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to your sister and brother-in-law! What a fantastic award to receive.

These memes are a great way to get to know our fellow bloggers for more than just "yarn". LOL

Araignee said...

You certainly do have bragging rights. Anything to do with protecting the environment is hard to do as well intentioned as we may be. I struggle just with recycling correctly-to do what they did...impressive!

Vera said...

Yay and congratulations to your sister and brother-in-law. Great story and wonderful results! They should be so proud.

The Well Fed Wheel said...

That's wonderful!! They should be very proud for helping out the planet!

kathy b said...

OH that's a fabulous accomplishment for our Earth!
THanks for the MEME play along. Ihave to go search your favorite designer patterns!
FUn fun