January 22, 2008

Hot Cocoa Swap – Weekly Topic #3

Posted in Hot Cocoa Swap, Journal tagged , , , , , at 1:03 pm by Jenn

What is the most ‘random’ memory you have from your childhood? 
This is the first picture that comes to mind when I think about random and my childhood.  My 10th birthday party!  Note the love for Volkswagen and afros.  Yes, that’s me standing proudly up front with my red, white and blue sundress, sporting my Shakey’s Pizza hat.  The year – 1979.
Now my mind starts bouncing, ah yes, the Christmas of the Barbie Townhouse – 1976?  Still afros, footie pajamas (that’s me in the red).  Hey wait, I think I see my chocolate ice-cream flavored lip gloss!
Afros weren’t the only hairstyle back then…there were also braids.  Of course these were acheived by painfully combing through the afro…..OUCH!
Late summer 1974 – Indiana?
No childhood is complete without having to hear “Brush your teeth and get ready for bed”.  I bet your bedtime didn’t include this –
That’s right, the “JJ Hat” – “DYNOMYTE”!  1975
My Dad was in the AirForce and got sent overseas for a year when my sister and I were 3 and 5 years old.  My mom decided to move us back to her hometown of South Hero, Vermont.  I attended kindergarten here and then we spent summer vacations. 
Grammy’s house
The front yard.  What better way to enjoy the sunset over Lake Champlain than in a nice comfy adirondack chair.
The Lake
This is where I spent almost all of my time.  Searching for fossils, finding quartz, swimming (yes, the practice area for synchronized swimming) and just sitting and listening to the waves and watching driftwood sailboats sail off into the distance.
And of course it just wasn’t a complete day without a ride on the tree swing.  That’s the seat leaning up against the tree.  It was much more fun to live dangerously when we got older!

January 19, 2008

Hot Cocoa Swap – Weekly Topic #2

Posted in Hot Cocoa Swap, Journal, Purls of Wisdom tagged , at 1:00 pm by Jenn

This weeks topic question to get us all blogging… 

“Now that we’re in the thick of ‘Winter’… has your knitting changed to match the season? Are you moving on from dishcloths, and tank tops to afghans, hats and mittens? Has your yarn changed from silk or cotton to wool, superwash or heavier cottons?”

Hmm, I really don’t think I’ve been knitting long enough to answer yes or no to this question.  I will say that when I arrived in Belarus it was so cold here that I did have the desire to knit my poncho to help keep me warm.  I have only knit warm items so far, but I do have a tank top in my queue.  I probably wouldn’t attempt sweater right now, knowing that it would take me forever to finish it, but I may start one after winter in hopes of being able to wear it next season.  I guess I don’t think the season would have any impact on what I knit.  That’s my answer and I’m sticking to it!

*Heather, I received my gift subscription notice for Interweave Knits in the mail this week!  Thank you!

January 12, 2008

Hot Cocoa Swap – Scavenger Hunt Weekly Topic #1

Posted in Hot Cocoa Swap tagged , at 11:33 pm by Jenn

1. Who’s favorite animal is an Otter?  Anne K.
2. Name someone who prefers whipped cream with their hot cocoa.  Maria M.
3. Find 3 people who live outside of the United States.  Jinxsa, Alex E., Lesley
4. Name a fan of Harry Potter.  Heather V.
5. Name someone who crochets.  Charity R.
6. Name someone who DOES NOT have a healthy supply of notions.  Patti R.
7. Name someone who has NOT put up their questionnaire yet (just put a date with your answer in case they put it up after seeing their name listed somewhere 😉 )  Ok, I looked at EVERY profile, I think they are all there as of 11:31 am EST on January 12th.
8. Who likes to have Kahlua, Baileys, or Peppermint Schnapps in their cocoa? Annemarie M.
9. Name someone who knits fingerless gloves as a ‘quick knit’.  Kris L.
10.Name someone who’s looking forward to gardening this spring.  Michelle J.
11.Who’s favorite way to drink cocoa is with a gorgeous Frenchman, while overlooking the eiffel tower from a French Cafe? (I’m right there with you… well at the table next to yours!)  Kris L.
12.Name someone who’s favorite animal is NOT a dog or house cat.  Liz M.
13. Name someone who’s favorite treat is NOT chocolate.  Heather V.
14. Who plays Candyland?  Criquette
15. Name someone who DOESN’T get the winter blahs.  Cathy H.