Thursday, June 28, 2007

Dog Days of Summer Questionaire

  1. Do you knit, or crochet, or do both? How long have you been knitting\crocheting? I'm a knitter. I learned to knit in October 2006 when I took a class at my LYS. I've been hooked ever since. I've been wanting to learn to crochet. I found a website(Crafty Daisies) that's hosting a 12 week tutorial on crocheting. I've been busy learning entrelac knitting so I'm only on lesson #1.
  2. Have you knit dishcloths or dishtowels before? When I learned to knit, I made a garter stitch dishcloth. I'm a member of the Monthly Dishcloth KAL over at Yahoo Groups. Dishcloths are a way to try on a small scale new stitches or a pattern that I'll use for a larger item.
  3. What are your favorite cotton yarns? Is there a cotton or linen you’ve been dying to try but have not? I like Sugar'n Cream , Peaches & Creme, Plymouth's Fantasy Naturale and Tatamy Tweed.
  4. Are there any cotton yarns you don’t enjoy knitting with? No
  5. What type of needle do you prefer using? (Metal/Wood/Plastic) The yarn I'm using determines what type of needles that I use. I love my bamboo straights and my Addi Turbo Circs.
  6. What other projects do you enjoy knitting or crocheting? I'm a socknitter and whenever I get a chance I try to recruit others to socknitting. ;-)
  7. Do you have other hobbies or enjoy other kinds of crafting? I like reading, Texas hold'em poker, scrabble, sewing, and gardening.
  8. What kind of treats do you like? Chocolate? Candies? Nuts? I 'm a chocoholic. I like trail mix.
  9. What colors are your kitchen and bath decorated in, if any? Bath- blue Kitchen-creamy white and yellow
  10. What are your favorite colors and what colors do you dislike? Favorites- pinks, blues, reds, purples Dislikes-none
  11. Do you drink coffee? Tea? Other beverages? My favorite drinks are frappacchinos, sweet tea, and Diet Dr. Pepper Cherry Vanilla
  12. Do you have any kids (human or pet variety!)? No kids(human or pet variety)..... at this time
  13. Do you have any allergies? I have no allergies.
  14. Please share 3 tidbits about yourself that you think your pal and other swappers might find odd or interesting. a) I have a butterfly tattoo on my right shoulder blade. b) I'm new to blogging. c) I've never gone to any of my high school reunions.....I'm 39 years old so there's a few that I've missed.

Monday, June 25, 2007

More about me...

48 Things You Could Care Less About or Maybe You Do

1. FIRST NAME? Cheryl

2. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? No. According to one of my aunts, my first name for a couple of days after I was born was Debra. When it came time to finalize the birth certificate my mom changed her mind and went with Cheryl. She made a good decision.

3. WHEN DID YOU LAST CRY? June 12th, the first day of my period.....

4. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? No. My mom had the most beautiful handwriting, and I could never get mine to look like hers so I do this print/cursive combo thing.

5. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHMEAT? Smoked turkey and Mickelberry ham. I rarely eat it now because its too high in sodium.

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Yes, I think I'm a quirky, funny, sweet person.

7. DO YOU HAVE A JOURNAL? I have this blog and another one where I write my random thoughts.

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Yes, even though as a kid I kept getting throat infections. Now when I'm sick, I always get a sore throat and once a year I lose my voice.

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Not just no, but HELL NO. In August of 2002, I had emergency eye surgery to repair a retina schisis that had turned into a detached retina. I had never gone bungee jumping before that and I cannot since that surgery.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Honey Nut Cheerios....yummy stuff plain or with milk.

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Yes....doesn't everyone do that?

12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Physically, kinda. Emotionally, more than I used to be.

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR? Haagen Dazs Chocolate Ice Cream. I only have it once a month for dinner the first day of my period.

14. SHOE SIZE? Depending on the shoe, anywhere from a 9 wide to a 10 1/2 wide

15. RED OR PINK? Both. I look great in both colors.

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? My stubbornness (its also a positive attribute). Sometimes I don't let things go when I should.

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? My mom. She passed away in 1999.

18. IS THERE ANYTHING THAT YOU COLLECT? Seashells. When I was going up my nickname was Chell. Only my older brother, niece and nephews call me that now.

19. WHAT COLOR PANTS, SHIRT AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? Black shorts, grey tshirt and Y-KIKI sandals in a pink, black and white crazy design

20. LAST THING YOU ATE? Homemade spaghetti with meat sauce, french bread with a homemade garlic butter spread, and salad...yeah, I can cook


22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? the violet one, I love the color purple

23. FAVORITE SMELL? White Linen by Estee Lauder. It was my mom's favorite perfume

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? My friend, Cassie. I called her to let her know that I received my birthday gift, 2 skeins of Lorna's Laces' Shepard Sock in seaside. The yarn is beautiful. Cassie had sent me a gift certificate and I finally picked out the yarn.


26. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON you stole THIS from? Yes, I listen to her podcast while I knit.

27. FAVORITE DRINK? Cherry Vanilla Diet Dr Pepper

28. FAVORITE SPORT? I like watching the Philadelphia Eagles play football and the San Antonio Spurs play basketball

29. EYE COLOR? Chocolate brown

30. HAT SIZE? I don't know

31. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? Yes, fresh look pure hazel. They're prescription; I'm myopic. They make me look sexay....

32. FAVORITE FOOD? Chocolate. I'm a chocoholic. At my monthly Texas Holdem poker game in March, one of the ladies brought chocolate walnut brownies from Gourmet Brownie Kitchen; its decadent...

33. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Happy endings, I like movies in which someone overcomes adversity.

34. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO TO WASTE TIME? playing Scrabble...I just started last month; it's addicting

35. SUMMER OR WINTER? Wait. There is a season besides summer?

36. HUGS OR KISSES? Both...who can pick between the two

37. FAVORITE DESSERT? Though I'm a chocoholic, Mrs Smith' s Blackberry Cobbler with vanilla ice cream is what I have on my birthday every year instead of birthday cake

38. FAVORITE FLOWER? Gerbera daisies, they're bright and cheerful

39. FAVORITE COLOR? pinks, reds, blues and purples

40. WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU READING? The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary (compiling word lists), The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat(House has taken a couple of its shows from this book), More Sensational Knitted Socks(a birthday present-I'm daydreaming about socks I'll knit), Prior Bad Acts by Tami Hoag(I love a good mystery/suspense novel)

41. WHAT’S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? I don't have one. I have a touchpad on my HP laptop.

42. WHAT DID YOU WATCH LAST NIGHT ON TV? House- the dvd of the show(good show)

43. FAVORITE SOUNDS? the waves of the water coming in and receding at the beach


45. THE FURTHEST YOU’VE BEEN FROM HOME? Miami, Florida. I went there to visit my friend, Raffaele


47. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Victoria, Texas

48. WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? No one. I saw it on someone's blog.