Monday, April 21, 2008

Invisible Man and other interesting facts...

Hi there!
First of all:
A BIG Thank You for all your lovely comments on the BeeFieldsShawl! I love it, and I sure hope my sister-in-law will appreciate it. I think she will. She knows how to knit, but she's more into other kinds of arts/crafts, like weaving, felting, nunofelting, applique, patchwork...She's really talented.And she turns 50 on Friday:-)

I've been knitting a bit after the shawl was finished too, have completed my Talia vest from Knitty, and will post pictures later. The camera- well, it's not only mine...LOL! The kids brought it to school for a couple of projects:-)
So I thought I'd ca up on some unfinished business... both Rani and WoolyWorks tagged me for a game! So- here are the rules:
1.Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1: I could have pasted WoolyWorks answers right in- most of them also applied to me- like the first one"being a hermit", or #5 "I don't like horses"(they are beautiful to look at- but I have the utmost respect for them, they are too big and too unpredictable!) or #6 "talking ot loud to myself"...because then I get the answer I want:-)

2: I've always thought I was a pretty skilled knitter...that was until I discovered internet and knittingblogs! I have learned SO much from blogreading this year, and the more I learn, the more there is to learn! So thank you, all of you, that share your knowledge!

3: I'd like to learn more about spinning/weaving. We have lots of wool that is nearly impossible to sell because it's multicoloured and not used at commercial spinning mills (please exuse my English- I used to have CLUE- an English dictionary- on my computer, but it disappeared...)

4:I hate to ask people for help. I don't mind helping, though!

5: Is it weird to consider fellow bloggers friends? Somehow I feel I know more about many of the bloggers I read regularly than I know about my neighbours!

6: I hate paperwork ,and get cranky when I have to do it!

7: I'm a nightowl- that's probably why I'm still sitting here at 2am! Also, these are really boring facts!
Then:who should I tag? I think I'll go with the easy solution: those of you still reading and wanting to participate:consider yourself tagged!

Next: I found this on Yarnhogs blog, and decided to give it a try.... The result? Pretty accurate...LOL!!!

Invisible Man: "Paste this text into your webpage code!

You're Invisible Man!

by Ralph Ellison
Most of your life, people have either ignored you or told you that you
were wrong. You've been duped, mistreated, misled, and neglected. Maybe it was because
of your race, or some other uniqueness that people were quick to condemn, but now you
just want to crawl into a hole and disappear. After all, nobody knows your name. But
you just might speak for everyone.

Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

Something totally different-these are not exactly the BLUEbell socks...but they are April's Sockamania. Done in Sisu 3525 (the solidcoloured) and Opal Euel (the multicoloured) I tried knitting these two at a time on one circular...but came only halfway down the leg before separating! I spent more time untangling the yarn than I spent knitting... So one sock was completed using MagicLoop, and the other one knitted on 4 DPN's. The DPN's worked best for me. The fair isle pattern got much more even than with magic loop or two at a time...They go straight into my gift basket, unless the girls claim them first!

We've had some wonderful days lately, sunny and clear. Quite the opposite of what we are used to. I've had backtrouble for a few days, but it's getting better now. I get it every now and then. I have kids that are willing to help, so the sheep get fed and the house isn't too messy:-)

Have a nice week!

ETA: I have no idea what happened- but suddenly the whole post disappeared...! And the date was wrong too:-)

We're enjoying the spring sun around here!


Anne said...

I do love the bee fields shawl AND the socks. I keep thinking about that shawl pattern, but I don't know if I can pay attention to the pattern well enough to have it be a fun knit rather than a rip-your-hair-out knit. I might be safer with small things!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful shawl! I am to scared to try lace.I am with Anne in not being able to pay attention.
The socks? I wish I was on you gift list. They are awesome.

Judy said...

Love the socks in the red. They are adorable.

Hope your back is feeling better.


YarnThrower said...

Even with just one color of yarn, I still find it difficult to knit two socks at a time using magic loop! It's great you made it down half of two multi-colored legs that way!

Sorry to hear of your back trouble. DH struggles with a lot of back issues, and it's a challenge sometimes! Glad your kids are helpful! You've brought them up well! :-)

Heidelweiss said...

Beautiful socks. I really hope your back feels better soon!

Ruth said...

Tusen takk for hyggelig kommentar. Og så fant jeg jo din blogg også. Du verden for en utsikt du har. Jeg får helt klump i halsen jeg. (Av hjemlengsel).

Du har en både gøyal og fin blogg syns jeg. Takk for titten. Vi sees nok oftere.

Lesley said...

I love your tag facts and really identify with 4, 5 and 6!!!

I love your red socks!!

I hope your back feels better soon - back pain is so miserable:(


Anonymous said...

I have been so busy the past months it's been a nightmare trying to read my favorite blogs, but I finally took the time go get here. You have been very busy too, I see. Both the Icelandic and the Bee Fields shawls are absolutely gorgeous!!! I wish i had your patience. I've made one shawl, and begun another, but it has been sitting for months waiting for me to pick it up again. You though stick with yours, so of course you get them finished! How about that? haha You do such beautiful work too. Anyone receiving one of your shawls should feel very honored and well loved.

Take care. :)

Anonymous said...

Gleder meg til å sjå bilde av vesten :)
Sokkane er kjempefine! Eg har prøvd meg litt på magic loop, men trives visst best med vanlige strømpepinner.. ;)

Eg såg forresten innlegget ditt på Blogger, og når eg så kom for å skulle kommentere, så var det borte vekk.. trudde det var meg det var noko gale med eg(det er stort det det er.. *ler*)

Caroline said...

I love the bee shawl too. No one mentioned the quiz in your comments. I took it and didn't agree with what it said,so....I took it again:) I kind of liked on my third try when it said I was Catch-22. I'm such a cheater.

Ruth said...

Nå har jeg fått lagt link til bloggen din inne hos meg, så blir det enklere å finne deg igjen!

Og neida, det er slettes ikke uhøflig å le. Jeg ler selv jeg. Det er sunt.

Anonymous said...

Er berre innom for å ønske deg ei riktig god helg!! :)

Kristy said...

Oh Marit!!! Oh wow! I know I am a day (and a post) behind but my goodness! The bee fields shawl is really stunning. You never fail to impress me. I'm sure your SIL will love it.

Your facts weren't boring! I am a night owl, too, and sometimes I forget that others aren't late night lovers like me and I accidentally call them when I am up late. haha

Also, I frequently refer to my knit blogging friends (most of the blogs I read are knitting bloggers) as my "knitting friends" or my "friends from the internet" but my husband calls all of you my IMAGINARY FRIENDS. I have had the same feeling - that I know friends online better than a lot of people I know in person.