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SpinKnitUp

SpinKnitUp
Date Joined: February 7, 2008
Last Online: January 31, 2012
Birthday: May 8, 1987
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a recent college graduate and have my B.A. (I studied history and criminal justice). I plan on going to grad school to get my Masters (and maybe the PhD...). I am an assistant manager at Walgreens. Not the dream job, but it works for now (hey, it's a job, which is more than many have right now).

I live on a small hobby farm with my family and a lot of animals. We keep several types of animals, but mostly breed and train Standard Poodles and Yorkshire Terriers. I just recently got out of breeding and showing rats, mice, and rabbits.

I love crafting and animals. I have horses, dogs, cats, rats, rabbits, lizards, goats, pigs, chickens, and fish.

I am engaged and will be getting married May 8, 2010. DF and I will be getting a piece of land and starting up a hobby farm. He's a helicopter mechanic in the Army Nat'l Guard and will be going to flight school after he graduates.

Favorite Music

90's Alternative, Country (old and new), and some Rock. I hate rap, scream music, and hip hop is only just tolerable in small quantities.

Favorite Books

I love books. The Friday Night Knitting Club, Where the Red Fern Grows, A Beautiful Mind, Seabiscuit, The Scarlet Letter, all the James Herriot vet books, The Secret Garden, Phantoms in the Brain, And Then There Were None (aka, Ten Little Indians), The Devil's Arithmetic, Bread Givers, Briar Rose, The Giver, Rainbow Six, Fahrenheit 451, and many more. I really like books on physiological psychology, genetics, the Holocaust (fact or fiction), the classics, biographies on American historical figures, and anything on the brain. I love (politically) conservative literature.

Favorite Movies

I love movies and will watch most.

I do not like most Disney (Pocahontas, Bambi, & other movies with these sorts of "messages"). Absolutely no Sean Penn, Charlize Theron, Wesley Sninpes, Cameron Diaz, and nothing by Spike Lee.

Some favorite movies are: Ratatouille, V for Vendetta, My Best Friend's Wedding, Pretty Woman, Matchstick Men, My Dog Skip

Favorite Television

Southpark, Law & Order (esp. SVU), House, Lost, reality shows (I know they're junk, but I can't help it. I like them all), History Channel, National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, Science Channel

Favorite Crafts

I have recently narrowed my crafting focus... I was dabbling in too much! I really do enjoy it all, but realized that I can't do it all!

My chosen favorites:

Fiber Arts - My ultimate crafty love. Spinning, Knitting, Fiber Prep, Dyeing, Needle Felting, Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving, Crocheting

Jewelry Making - I adore beading and all that. Nowadays, it's mostly stitch marker making, but I am getting back into jewelry making again.

Woodburning/Wood Crafts - I love woodworking and woodburning. Frames, placques, etc.

Likes & Favorites

ANIMALS - Hippos, Dogs (particularly, German Shepherds, Standard Poodles, Boxers), Horses (Western or bareback riding), Goats, Chickens, Goldfish/Koi, Rats, Mice, Gators/Crocs, Dinosaurs

Foods/Flavors - Take 5, salty/sweet combos, lemon, tea (green with jasmine and peppermint are faves), coffee flavored, floral gums, milk/dark chocolate (esp. with stuff in it), Butterfinger, Cracker Jacks, peanut butter anything, black licorice, tira misu

Colors - turquoise, olive, red, and purple are absolute forever favorites. I also like gold (not as a metal), and earth tones/fall colors.

Fibers/Yarns - wool, alpaca, angora, worsted, fingering, dk, cotton (yarn, not for spinning), linen, Blue Sky Alpacas anything, Araucania anything, just about anything Knit Picks... Acrylics are Ok (especially softer ones like Simply Soft).

Activities - training dogs, training and working horses, knitting, reading, spinning (yarn!), weaving, dance dance revolution (I have ddr max 2), running, hiking, crafting

I am politically very conservative. I love 'Zo, Rush, Hannity, Coulter, etc.

Dislikes & Allergies

Allergies - all oranges, all peas, all melons, bananas, strawberries, all grasses, all weeds, dust, all trees, most lotions. I can deal with flavoring of those things as long as there isn't any of the actual fruit/oils in it. Lemons are fine and I love them. Meds keep symptoms under control for the most part, so no worries about coming into contact with the plants. I can't tolerate most lotions and bath products.

Colors - pastels or neons. With other colors, like in a pattern, it's Ok, but not alone/main color.

Foods/flavors - smoked salmon, really dark chocolate (though the DF loves it)

Other - Animal Rights, witchcraft related stuff, new age things, liberal/left leaning things

Please nothing that smells of tobacco smoke! It will be trashed.

Wants/Needs

Here are some things I'm always looking for/wanting:

-fiber for spinning (prepped or non), yarn

-buttons

-ribbon

-beads and findings

-Fibertrends animal knitting patterns, Zephyr Style patterns

-Pens, pencils, and notebooks. I'm a compulsive writer (lists, etc) and fill a notebook very quickly. The cheap stuff is fine!

-Fabric scraps, bandanas, etc. for making hammocks for my rat, lining bags, etc.

-Wood for woodburning (any size, smooth surface)

-Knitting/Crochet notions (stitchmarkers, needle stoppers, tapestry needles, hooks/needles, etc)

On Swapping...

I always rate, usually the day I receive the package.

I expect others to rate in a timely manner as well.

I usually send my stuff soon after the partners are assigned. If it never gets to you, please contact me about it first. I will resend.

I don't rate lower for late items AS LONG AS I am notified that it will be late. It just showing up suddenly a month later will not get a full 5 rating. I do change ratings if I need to. I'm pretty easy to get along with and know life gets in the way of crafting and swaps. Just let me know.

I rate fairly... if you met the minimum you get a 5. If you send anything extra or really put a lot into it, you get a heart.

I expect others to rate fairly... liking what was sent is not a requirement to receive a 5 or a heart! If the person sent what they were supposed to and put at least a little effort into it, they deserve a 5!!! ANYTHING extra deserves a heart.

I've been flaked on before and it's no fun. Please don't do it to me. I will give you a no-send rating and let people know you are flaker.

I will angel for anyone in swaps that I host. Just let me know that you've been flaked on and I will get something to you. Please give me a little time to get it ready and sent, though! I usually do so within a week of being notified.

Ratings

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melydia rated for 2009 Reading Log #1 on Apr 17, 2009
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Comment: I understand how hard it is to read while in school. Thanks for the great book log!
AardvarkCakes rated for 2009 Reading Log #1 on Apr 16, 2009
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Comment: Thanks for my list - It arrived really early! Thanks too for the bookmark! great swap partner!
mandyfaye rated for No-Buy Handmade Bookmarks on Apr 8, 2009
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Comment: The cards were really pretty. Thank you so much!
Caam rated for Spring/Easter Bookmarks on Mar 24, 2009
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Comment: Lovely, thank you!
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Comment: thanks for the lovely cardsxx
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Comment: I love my afghan blocks! The colors are beautiful!
emilynhr rated for Spring/Easter Bookmarks on Mar 16, 2009
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Comment: Gorgeous handmade bookmarks! So creative!!! Thanks!
marshmallowtwist rated for No-Buy Handmade Bookmarks on Mar 12, 2009
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Comment: Beautiful bookmark. Thank you so much!!
dastephan6 rated for No-Buy Handmade Bookmarks on Mar 10, 2009
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Comment: Thanks for the bookmarks! I really like them, especially the owl one!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful bookmark! Love that you used the bunny yarn! We have a bunny too, she is a English spot. Fu Fa or Rocky as we call her. Thank you again!
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Comment: these bookmarks are awesome!!! I love them sooo much...you obviously worked very hard on them! thank you! p.s. how did you know that I love owls?
Response: Glad you like them! I had made them before the partners were assigned, but I checked profiles and knew the owl had you go to you!
captainschlumpy rated for No-Buy Handmade Bookmarks on Feb 16, 2009
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Comment: Thanks for arranging this swap!
Cassandra rated for Friendship Afghan R9 on Feb 14, 2009
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Comment: thank you for the squares.
ladyfeathers rated for Friendship Afghan R9 on Feb 13, 2009
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Comment: Love the pattern!
apartmentcatEtsy rated for No-Buy Handmade Bookmarks on Feb 12, 2009
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Comment: I got your bookmark today. It's so cute, I love it! Thanks.
helenkosings rated for Friendship Afghan R4 on Feb 11, 2009
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Comment: Sorry I didn't rate you sooner - it must have slipped thru the cracks. Lovely squares - thank you!
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Comments

Simone on Sep 12, 2009:

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SecretSheep on Jul 27, 2009:

Hi. I'd like to invite you to join my Sheep Swap for spinners and felters, knitters and crocheters.

shinianen on Mar 5, 2009:

I've started another menagerie swap, I hope you'll join:

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/32302

SADTOSAY on Jan 5, 2009:

Making sure you had recieved your menagerie guy? Let me know! Thanks!

SADTOSAY on Dec 17, 2008:

Hello! I am letting you know I will be sending your little one from the Make Me a Menagerie 3 next week! I hope you like it!

shinianen on Dec 5, 2008:

Thanks for joining the Menagerie Felt Animal swap!

whowillloveme on Oct 10, 2008:

New group swap on Rodent Lovers Unite!!

Martij on Oct 1, 2008:

I'm your partner in Robots ATCs and I just got it back for postage. I'd like to say I put postage, but the corner of the envie looks pretty pristine. So, I'm putting it in a bigger envelope and sending again with a couple of extras to make up. I'm just glad they didn't make you come to the post office and pay postage. (Thankyou USPS) I'll send again, with postage Martij

Martij on Oct 1, 2008:
jayven13 on Jul 25, 2008:

Hehehe wel they sound like they keep you on your toes at least!!!

Oh yeah! They rock! LOL I love the names you gave them and the fact that we're owned by them :D Too true!

Wow what other critters do you have? You have my dream home it sounds. I want a farm so i can have everything! I especially want a grumpy goat. They are just cool.

Hope you and your furries have a great weekend!

Jay

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