Ten Things of Four

I LOVED reading about your favorite knitting places/companions! It was so fun to see how many of you love to knit with your cats and dogs nearby, too. (Me, too.) If you haven’t left your comment yet, go to Monday’s blog and fill me in. There is a prize involved and you will want it!

Well, today I’m drinking a Starbucks latte and making up my own “four things” blog. I have included some that I have seen and have made up a few of my own. I’m not “tagging” anyone (because I wouldn’t want to be tagged), but if you care to fill one or any of these out and report in the comments section or email it to me, I’m always interested in knowing more about YOU.

DSC00061.JPGFour places I have lived:
– Battle Creek, Michigan
– Clinton, Iowa
– Wheaton, Illinois
– St. Louis, Missouri

Four fun places I have visited:
Austria, Bermuda, Mexico, Hawaii

Four jobs I have had:
– Customer Service desk at Target (high school)
– Quality Assurance Technician at a pet food plant (college – and no I didn’t have to taste it….)
– Remedial Reading Teacher in a middle school (this was pre-kids in my life, and yes, I like adolescents.)
– Counted Cross model stitcher (stitched models for the cover of Cross-Eyed Cricket patterns for several years)

Four things I don’t like:
– Things that don’t work (computers, cars, systems, pretty much everything that doesn’t do what it is supposed to)
– Paying bills (so you’d think I would do more online bill-paying, wouldn’t you?)
– Grocery Shopping (although I do like cooking and baking)
– Waiting in long lines (anywhere, for anything. Except maybe at the Blue Moon Fiber Arts Booth.)

Four beverages I like:
– Starbucks Peppermint Mocha (because I bought one today – thanks to Loopy friend Kathy who put the idea in my head – and it tastes great. Now it’s my new favorite.)
– French Vanilla Latte from 7-11 (but just from MY 7-11. All the other 7-11’s make them way too sweet. I think mine must be cheap frugal and they dial down the amount of powder that goes into the water….)
– Peach Fresca
– Caffeine Free Diet Coke

Four blogs I read all the time: (although there are lots that I read often)
– www.wendyknits.net
– www.jarlady.blogspot.com
– www.yarnharlot.ca
– and College Boy’s blog, which I’m sure he’d rather I not publish 🙂

Four Eleven favorite sock yarns in random order:
– Sweet Georgia
– Fleece Artist
– Schaefer (Anne and Lola)
-Claudia Hand Painted
– All Things Heather
– Yarn Pirate
– Yarntini
– Lorna’s Laces
– Interlacements
– Cherry Tree Hill
– Posh

Four favorite yarn colorways:
Kissed from Sweet Georgia, Copper Urn from All Things Heather, Earth and Ocean from Yarn Pirate, Toast from Claudia

Four favorite knitting accessories:
– My Loopy sheep tape measure with red socks from Jari (watch for a variation of these at The Loopy Ewe, soon)
– My Loopy’s Knit Notes for Socks (already in its second printing!)
– My new sock knitting tote bag (oh – I haven’t shown that to you yet? I love it! Watch for these at The Loopy Ewe in the next few days)
– My Loopy, Louise, and Brother Black Bart Stitchmarkers (well for pete’s sake – there are so many new things I have to share with you, aren’t there? Stay tuned…….)

Four things I have to do today:
– Get a handle on the household laundry situation. (It’s about to bury us. I need to do laundry.)
– Grocery shopping (Or we’ll be moving on to bread and water soon. I need to grocery shop.)
– Packing Loopy orders (The fun part of my day! At least until Knitting Daughter and Wonder Husband get home. I like that part of my day, too.)
– Knitting on my two secret pairs of socks for up and coming yarn lines (while watching Lost tonight. Will anyone else be knitting and watching Lost tonight? We can have an “in spirit” knitting group.)

Sheri whoneededfourmorehoursofsleeplastnight

P.S. Just re-stocked a bunch of Claudia Hand-Painted Fingering Weight colors that we were out of – take a look!


  1. Four places I have lived:
    – Seattle, WA
    – Riverside, CA
    – Anaheim, CA
    – Tallahassee, FL

    Four fun places I have visited:
    Bahamas, Las Vegas, San Diego, Monterey, CA

    Four jobs I have had:
    – Starbucks Barista/Shift Supervisor
    – Web designer
    – Customer service rep for AT&T
    – the one I have now….Data Manager

    Four things I don’t like:
    – Condiments
    – Traffic
    – Bugs
    – Waiting in long lines

    Four beverages I like:
    – Whiskey
    – Iced Venti Nonfat Chai from Starbucks
    – Pepsi
    – Water

    Four blogs I read all the time: (although there are lots that I read often)
    – toomanyscarves.typepad.com (my best friends blog!)
    – sweetgeorgia.planetfishdesign.com

    Four favorite sock yarns in random order:
    – Sweet Georgia
    – Fleece Artist
    – Socks that Rock
    – Claudia’s Handpainted

    Four favorite yarn colorways:
    Sweetgeorgia Fondant, sKNITches Planetary, Lisa Souza Mars Quake, and anything by Dicentra Designs

    Four favorite knitting accessories:
    – The first ever tape measure I was given for knitting, gifted by my best friend/knitting inspiration
    – The Moleskine notebook and gel pen I use for making notes
    – A big ol’ glass of ice water
    – Plain round plastic stitch markers

    Four things I have to do today:
    – Work. BOOOOOOOOOO!
    – Try to finish my sisters birthday sweater.
    – Go to the gym
    – Drool over sock yarn online.

    And yes, I’ll be knitting along to Lost tonight too!

  2. Hi Sheri!
    Yes, I will be attempting to knit and watch Lost (but tomorrow on tape—-so second shift husband and family can share). But I can’t seem to knit responsibly when Sawyer is on-screen. 😉 Just think how my first heel would turn out!!??!!

  3. Four places I have lived:
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Cumbernauld, Scotland,
    Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    Wexford, PA
    (but I have lived in about 20 other places)

    Four fun places I have visited:
    Australia, New Zealand, Belgium (great chocolate), Skye

    Four jobs I have had:
    Waitress (in about 1,000 restaurants when I was at Uni.)
    Private, in the Canadian Armed Forces (yes I am a vetran)
    Layout designer/and assistant editor for Canada’s Number 1 Bridal Magazine
    Special Ed. Teacher (now retired – and full time knitter)

    4 Things I don’t like to do
    Bathe the dogs
    Rudeness (and it’s everywhere)
    Grocery Shop (would pay some one to do this for me)
    Ask for help

    4 Beverages I like

    Sock Yarn
    Whatever Sheri stocks – I have never been disappointed – she is my new yarn angel

    And I cannot knit and watch Lost – I tried but my husband got so sick and tired me saying “what did he say”, “what just happened”, “go back on Tivo”, that he actually walked over and took my knitting out of my hands. I must say that even thought I was a little annoyed I did find it kind of a Sawyer moment, if you know what I mean, and I know you do.

    Although I am incensed that this is what is called the “Fall Finale” – what a load of ………..and we have to wait until February for the “Spring Premier”. Give me a break!!! (sorry had to rant)

  4. I had a Peppermint Mocha this morning and they put red Christmas sprinkles on top of the whipped cream…. I LOVE the holidays! I am so glad you like the mocha! 🙂

  5. Four places I have lived:
    – Harrison, AR
    – Stockton/Lodi, CA
    -Gilroy (Garlic capital), CA
    – Vancouver, WA moved 1 month before Mt. St. Helen’s erupted the 1st time

    Four fun places I have visited:
    Vicotria Island, Canada; Mexico, Ann Arbor, MI, Miami, FL

    Four jobs I have had:
    – Transportation Analyst/Mgr at Apple Computer
    – Transportation Manager at GATX Logistics
    – Cashier at Big 5 sporting goods (high school)
    – Secretary at a Insurance agency

    Four things I don’t like:
    – Humidity
    – Driving on the freeway
    – waiting
    – Movign

    Four beverages I like:
    – Ice Tea
    – Caffeine Free Diet Pepsi
    – Chocolate Shake
    – Ice Tea

    Four blogs I read all the time: (although there are lots that I read often)

    Four Eleven favorite sock yarns in random order:
    -Claudia Hand Painted
    – Lorna’s Laces
    – Interlacements
    – Cherry Tree Hill

    Four favorite yarn colorways:
    Jeans, Jewel Spring Break, Camo

    Four favorite knitting accessories:
    -plain stitch markers
    – My Loopy’s Knit Notes for Socks
    – Martha’s Bags
    – Denise Needles

    Four things I have to do today:
    – Unpack more boxes
    – Dentist
    – Work on my red sweater KAL
    – laundry

  6. Places I’ve lived (only 3):
    Erie, PA
    State College, PA (Penn State alum!)
    Stow, OH

    Fun Places I’ve visited:
    Key West, Toronto, San Diego, San Antonio

    Four Jobs:
    Clerk in ice cream shop (high school)
    Department Store Clerk (high school & college)
    Computer Programmer
    Corporate Tax Accountant

    I don’t like:
    to clean bathrooms
    drivers who tailgate
    Christmas shopping in crowded stores/malls in December

    Four favorite colorways:
    CL Chocolate Cherries
    CL Black Walnut
    YP Storm
    SG Viola
    (Oh, any purple, really!)

    I’m knitting to Lost, too, but we’re just a bit behind (just finished the third DVD of the first season!) I guess we’re not the only ones, because I’ve been waiting a week for someone to return the fourth dvd back to the video store… Maybe by “Spring Premier”, we’ll be caught up.

  7. Yum, Pumpkin Spice Latte, although I generally don’t buy from Starbucks on principle.

    If I ever get my blog running, you could tag me. =) I’m going to wait until then to do this meme.

  8. Four places I have lived:
    – Minneapolis, Minnesota
    – Rochester, New York
    – Tokyo, Japan
    – Cedar Falls, Iowa

    Four fun places I have visited:
    Alaska, Singapore, England, Hawaii

    Four jobs I have had:
    – Waitress
    – Live-in house parent for handicapped children
    – Children’s MInistry director
    – Tax-preparer

    Four things I don’t like:
    – When people throw cigarette butts out their car window!!
    – Errands
    – Being too busy to knit in any given day
    – When the Vikings lose

    Four beverages I like:
    – Starbucks sugar free, non-fat vanilla latte.. (with a dab or whipped creme, thank you very much)
    – diet pepsi
    – good earth tea
    – diet pepsi (yes, I know this is a duplicate….but I really like it!!)

    Four blogs I read all the time: (although there are lots that I read often)

    Four favorite sock yarns in random order:
    – four of every one that the loopy ewe carries!

    Four favorite knitting accessories:
    – My Namaste knitting bag
    – My options circular needles
    – Green Mountain knitting bag
    – ball winder

    Only one thing I have to do today:
    – drive to minnesota to knit (crop) for 5 days – yippee!

    I can’t wait to see the new accessories (bags/markers) coimng to The Loopy Ewe!! Bags are my weakness and I just KNOW I’m going to need some stitch markers…..

  9. This is fun:

    Four Places I have lived:
    Kenosha, WI (currently)
    Okinawa, Japan
    San Diego, Cali
    Honolulu, Hawaii

    Four Fun Places I have visited:
    All over Switzerland
    London, England
    Paris, France
    Orlando, Florida
    Philadelphia, Pennslyvania

    Four Jobs I’ve Had:
    Home daycare provider
    Too many fast food joints

    Four Things I don’t like:
    People who smoke in the car next to you
    Trying to remember what I talked about last week in my meetings. It’s bad enough I have to remember what next week’s meeting topic is about.

    Four Beverages I like
    Diet Pepsi
    Skim Milk

    Four Blogs I read all the time
    Sheri’s Blog
    The Yarn Harlot
    The Jarlady’s
    Piece of String

    Four Favorite Sock Yarns
    I’m new to knitting Socks so I’ll have fun discovering which ones I like the best

    Four Colorways:
    Anything with a lot of orange in them or fall colors

    Four Favorite Knitting Accessories
    Ball Winder
    Accessory Bag
    Stitch Markers
    Knitting Bags

    Four Things I have to do today:
    Drive to my second job
    Go to lunch with a friend
    Get a couple more inches knitted on my toe-up sock for my knitting class tomorrow night.

  10. Interesting tidbits. I may have to answer your questions tomorrow on my blog because I need to think about a few of them. But have you tried the pumpkin/gingerbread latte yet? I am stopping by my Starbucks tonight for a Gingerbread latte.

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