29 April 2006

Sock Yarn Sale!

I promise, I was only going to take my mother to Len's Mill store in Port Dover so she could buy some sock yarn. I was thinking I'll just pick up two balls of pink for gift socks, and what do you know, there was a sale. Looks like they were clearing out for new stock coming. It was marked down to $1.80 a ball. That little voice in my head was saying "you have enough sock yarn", the other voice whispering in my ear was saying "your not going to find that price again" "buy it, buy it". So what do you do? There's your mother grabbing everything on the shelf, and your standing there arguing with yourself. YES! NO! YES! NO!
So as you guessed I broke down. Gave into my compulsion.
If anything they'll make great inexpensive gift socks for Christmas.

On another note, as
Samantha noticed I finished the Seamless Yoked Baby sweater. And a pair of booties to match. The pattern for the booties was simple enough, that I could slip the pattern from the sweater into them.

Yarn: Sirdar Snuggly Baby Care DK
40% cotton, 60% acrylic,
2- 50g ball
3.5mm needles

Now I have to start my swatch for the
Knitting Guild homework for Tuesday night and decide which other baby sweater to do next, and maybe work on my Opal socks.

23 April 2006

Rain, Rain go away!

What's the best thing to do on a rainy Sunday with a 2-1/2 year old?
A hot cup of Tim Hortons, fresh baked muffins, a colouring book and crayons and a silly face.
Needless to say I didn't get very much knitting done. I'll have to make up for it tonight.

The red dancing slippers were a hit .

I couldn't make it to the Knitter's Frolic, (sorry Julie), but I won't be missing the Tent Sale , or the Knitter's Fair in September. By then I'll probably be needing a yarn fix!

19 April 2006

Life is Good!

What a perfect day! I was finished work at 1PM, and we took the dog out to the conservation area for a walk.

April from Coffee Crazy Knitters asked for pictures of Knitting in Motion, so here's mine! There's nothing quite like knitting and walking the dog at the same time. She's around somewhere.

I recently found out that two different friends are going to be grandmothers for the first time, so out comes baby patterns. I decided to do the
Seamless Yoked Sweater that Samantha and Jen have done. It comes highly recommended. I'm using Sirdar Snuggly Baby Care DK left over from Miss P's fall sweater.

I got this nice surprise in the mail yesterday, but I promised myself I wouldn't start it till I have my Winter Sunset cardigan done. For now I'll just have to look at it. There's even enough yarn for the tam, but I don't think it's me.

And how cute are these ! They're almost dry and ready to make shine.

Life is good!

17 April 2006

Extra long weekend!

There's nothing quite like working for a company that has Easter Monday off too! That meant a four day weekend to do nothing but knit, knit, and then some more knitting.
First Julie's sweater is done.

2. My Jaywalkers are done.

3. Three squares for Warming Grace!

4. I started the red dancing slippers so "Miss P" can dance with Dorothy and Toto.
They will be felted tonight.

5. I started a new sock from the toe up this time, using Wendy's generic toe up pattern. I'm still deciding on what I will do on the top. Maybe the feather and fan stitch.

6. Tossed in is my cable and lace pullover. And Russell had to say "hello".

Mr. Tibbs says "hahaha you can't get me, dumb dog"!

And from Julie's blog:

You Are Western Boots

Your boots can sure walk a long mile - but they're still chic!

9 April 2006

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!

Just when you think you have the whole day to knit, everyday life rears it's ugly head! Floors to be mopped (messy dog paws), laundry to wash, grocery shopping (after washing out the fridge and realizing there really isn't any food in it after throwing out all the old leftovers), scrubbing down the bathroom, and I almost forgot walking the puppy.
How can you resist that face!

I did get the hedgehogs finished for Julie. Thank-you Valerie for putting on the faces.

Here's the whole herd.

We went for a little drive yesterday and I did manage to get some more of my second Jaywalker sock done. I'd like to get this done soon because I have my new Opal yarn staring me in the face.

And last but not least, my daughter added one more member to the clan. Meet Chou Chou.

1 April 2006

Flashin' my Stash!

My stash is not as impressive as some I have seen but here it goes forFlash Your Stash Day!

Debbie Bliss Cotton Silk Aran
Debbie Bliss yarn on cones
Debbie Bliss Cathay
GGH Muench
Patons Classic
Wool Gatto
Super 10 Cotton
Rowan Linen Drape
Rowan Felted Tweed
Lots of odds and ends!

Winter Sunset Cardigan (wip)
Sheldridge Farms Cardigan
Silk Cable Man's Sweater
Basket of assorted sock yarn

My book shelf of patterns.

Some of my quilt fabric stash and assorted sheep. The rest of my sheep are all over the house. I probably have around 100 or so.

My quilt in progress!

My work island that used to be in my old, larger kitchen.
There is no room for it in this house so I get to use in my work room.