Friday, February 22, 2008
Eric's Flickr (was Photobucket) Meme
Anabel's Flickr (was Photobucket) Meme
Following Nathania's lead:
1. Go to www.photobucket.com (don't sign in) (ok, I used flikr.com)
2. For each question below, type your answer in the "search" box and hit ENTER
3. Use only the first page of hits that come up and select a picture. If no matches are found to your search query you can revise your answer.
4. Copy the html for the photo you select and paste it in your post.
2) What's your favorite food?
3) Where did you go to school?
4) What's your relationship status?
5) What's your favorite color?
6) Who's your celebrity crush?
7) Who are you listening to right now?
8) Favorite movie?
9) Favorite book?
10) Favorite Disney Princess?
11) Favorite drink?
12) Where's your dream vacation?
13) What's your favorite dessert?
14) What do you want to be when you grow up?
15) What do you love most in life?
16) One word to describe yourself?
That was fun!
Saturday, February 02, 2008
(responding to Urrrg! comments)
Abigail: Someone at Purlescence mentioned that it might just be the chemicals used in manufacturing too... hard to tell because all the alpaca that I've knit so far has been from KnitPicks. I had had a minor reaction when I blocked the alpaca scarves that I gave as gifts for Christmas, and I became suspicious when I reacted after washing Sweetie's doll's clothes (knit from leftover alpaca), but Eric's sweater just confirmed it. I could try washing the doll clothes again, but after this last one I'm not sure I want to. Maybe I'll give it a shot in a couple months. :) Oh, and once the clothes dried, I stopped having the reaction again.
Thanks for the support, y'all! I think I'll keep plugging away on the lace after all, though I think I'll be destashing the rest of my alpaca. More room in the jars!
I am allergic to wet alpaca.
I found this out (confirmed, more like) this past Tuesday when I tried to wash and block Eric's sweater -- the beautiful cabled 100% alpaca sweater that I worked on for so long. Breathing became less pleasant soon after pulling it out of the water. By 6 hours later, my voice was hoarse and disappearing, breathing was beginning to hurt. When Eric moved the sweater outside, everything improved.
So, let's see... besides Eric's sweater, I just finished (minus the buttons) a Tomten for Sweetie (sorry, no pics because camera's on the blink) that's mostly wool, but does contain probably 25% alpaca. Oh, and then there's the lace that I've been working on for somewhere around 2 years now. That's totally alpaca. What's the point of knitting lace if you can't ever block the #&$# thing? And I was thinking of knitting another Clapotis out of the remaining yarn I had left from Eric's sweater. Guess not. :(
Still no problem with wool, though. :) Wet or dry. Some can be itchy, but that's true for lots of people.
On my needles: EZ's Tomten just came off, I've started on soakers out of Cascade 220, random extra yarn bits, and some Marr Haven (how is that spelled again?). Slippery socks in STR. Lace.