Ying Yang

General Info Meme

1. What is your occupation right now? I serve ice cream and chocolates at a little shop.

2. What color are your socks right now? No socks, prefer to go bare foot in summer.

3. What are you listening to right now? Knitting Time Together Podcast

4. What was the last thing that you ate? Vanilla yogurt with fruit salad

5. Can you drive a stick shift? Definitely not!

6. Last person you spoke to on the phone? A girl at work who wanted me to work for her.

7. Do you like the person who sent this to you? Yep or they wouldn't be on my friends list.

8. How old are you today? 27

9. What is your favorite sport to watch? golf - it's one of the few sports I understand

10. What is your favorite drink? Tea or Juicy Juice

11. Have you ever dyed your hair? Yes, lots and lots when I was younger, now it doesn't hold dye very well at all.

12. Favorite food? Budding lunch meat.

13. What is the last movie you watched? Extremely Goofy Movie (last night)

14. Favorite day of the year? October 31st - who doesn't love to dress up!

15. How do you vent anger? complain to my boyfriend or bike ride

16. What was your favorite toy as a child? I still have my teddy bear from when I was little.

17. What is your favorite season? Fall

18. Cherries or Blueberries? Blueberries!!

19. Do you want your friends to e-mail you back? n/a

20. Who is the most likely to respond? Probably no one.

21. Who is least likely to respond? everyone

22. Living arrangements? apartment, boyfriend of many years, no kids, no pets

23. When was the last time you cried? Thursday - really bad day at art camp

24. What is on the floor of your closet? My closet is full of crafting supplies, not clothing.

25. Who is the friend you have had the longest that you are sending this to? n/a

26. What did you do last night? Laundry, made dinner, knitted & frogged, finally updated my real blog, watched goofy movie.

27. What inspires you? a whole heck of a lot - being surrounded by my students right now is quite inspiring.

28. What are you most afraid of? the death of loved ones.

29. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburgers? Cheese, definitely (Wendys or Hals)

30. Favorite dog breed? Any except poodles, I have a great fear of poodles.

31. Favorite day of the week? Wednesday - half way done, only half to go.

32. How many states have you lived in? Three - Washington State, California, New York State
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Cover for swiffer

Well, this all started because back when we moved into this apartment, almost a year ago, we bought a Swiffer because our apartment has hardwood floors and it would work better. The one we purchased you can also put wet Swiffer rags on to mop the floor, nifty, not for the hardwood, but for the tiled kitchen. My bf usually mops as he is a little more clean orientated than I am, he prefers a mop. I went to mop a couple of days ago and I don't care for the mop, so I was going to use the wet swiffer rag that came with the swiffer. You cannot used it on non-sealed tiles . . . which our apartment building is cheap-o and our tiles are unsealed. So, I created a cover that I could get wet and then mop the tile and hard wood using the swiffer. Yeah! Technically I guess you could also use it to sweep when it's dry.

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Headbands for Rhoni

All of these headbands were made with Red Heart or Caron Simply Soft with needles size four or six. These were for my sister for her birthday and she was very particular about the colors. I chose patterns out of stitch dictionaries.

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Purple Swirley Jar

I have always wanted to use polymer clay on glass. So last night I decided I might as well try. I did something a little abstract looking, but love it! I made some different canes using a light pink, a light purple, and a dark purple. Then I took the canes and squished them in different ways to create different looks. I like it because when you look at it you can see different shapes in the patterns.

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Echo Dyed Yarn

Well, I dyed some Knit Picks lace weight 100% merino. I used Kool-aid Pink Lemonade and Lemon-lime to dye parts of the yarn and then overdyed it all with royal blue wiltons icing dye. It did exactly what I wanted it to, turning it to varying shades of teal, blue, and purple. Have a look . . .

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Pacific Northwest

I wanted to share with you my latest yarn that I spun. It is wool roving that was ordered off the internet. I dyed it with wiltons cake dyes as roving and then spun it. The roving was dyed in solid colors and then somewhat hand "carded" together. I am calling it Pacific Northwest, because that is where I am from and it reminds me of home. These pics are of it just after it finished drying . . . my technique of wrapping it around a large water bottle . . . blame living in a smallish apartment. It was navajo plied, on a spindle.

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Traveling Vines in Coffee

These socks were originally started for my mother, but after getting sidetracked watching LOST, well they were a little too long for her and I couldn't resist trying them on to see if they fit me. They did and I just couldn't frog them back for her! Collapse )