28 July 2006

One Hot Knitter!

Well, it's been a busy week. Hot, Hot, and some more hot. But we have perservered, and made a little progress. I thought it was time to get back to my Winter Sunset Cardigan, and at least knit on it for 1 or 2 hours a day if I can. This is what I came home to on Thursday.

Isn't he looking so innocent and cute! Mr. Tibbs just has no control when it comes to wool. I mean I can't blame him, but does he have to leave me such a mess to untangle.

So, most of my afternoons this week have consisted of coming home (after working outside in the heat and humidity), having a shower and sitting on the back deck with a beer and my knitting. You ask how could I possibly knit in this heat, but we have a covered deck, and throw in a few late afternoon thundershowers and then some wonderful breezes plus toss in the lastest episode of "Cast On", and life just couldn't get any better for me.

Well, maybe a few more skeins of yarn to top it off.

I'm half way through the second sleeve of Julie's Aran.

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My friend Samantha is looking for squares for an afghan for a family friend, so I whipped up a couple I found in Sally Melville's book 3,. I mailed them off yesterday , but don't tell her it's a surprise. I didn't tell her I was making some. I even threw in a crocheted one.
Sally has a really neat pattern for the mitered square, and used it in a jacket design. She also did the log cabin block that everyone is talking about.

These are the new stitch markers I made this week.

And last but not least I leave you with dumb dog picture. I don't understand what her fasination with standing on the table is. Doesn't look too bright to me!

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23 July 2006

Intervention! No Way.

You know you have to do something when you hear your family talking about an intervention, and not the show on A&E.
I don't think I have a problem. I know there are millions of you out there just like me, so how can it be a problem.

I keep the door shut so they can't see, but I'm sure it was starting to overflow out the room. So this was my mission this weekend.

TaaDaa! Who need's an intervention now!

Even Mr. Tibbs could finally see out the window. I might even get motivated to get back to my quilt.

So I am declaring this day "Tidy up your Stash Day", so your family doesn't know exactly how much you really have.

I even finished and blocked one sleeve of Julie's Aran. Onward and upward! And happy stash hiding.

16 July 2006

Too Hot to Move.

Sorry fellow bloggers, but this week has been just to hot and humid to make any progress.
I'm slowly moving along on Julie's Aran and I knit a tension swatch with the Nashua she gave me and I'm still deciding which pattern to use.
Miss Pee came for our Saturday Night special, and she actually let me knit a little, but I had to do it outside while she played in the pool and it was just to sticky to do for too long.
Hopefully this week I can make up for it.

9 July 2006


It been a great weekend. I finished the Hedera socks for my daughter.

Needles: 2.5mm
Yarn: Fortissima Socka
Free pattern from Knitty.com

I changed the heel length from the original pattern, just because it was alot longer than what I usually knit, but other than that it is a good pattern.

I started a new sock for my take along bag. Just a simple 3,1 rib.

And I'm halfway to the armholes of Julie's Aran.

On other news, I have been listening to all the episodes for Cast On, a knitting podcast hosted by Brenda Dayne. You can find the link in my sidebar. I've been enjoying it alot and I'm getting more knitting done. She is also putting the book the Age of Innocence on podcast for you to download and listen to. I use to read alot before knitting came along, then I stopped because it interferred with my knitting time. So this is a great way to read a book and get your knitting done also.
She has also mentioned a couple of websites I thought some of you might be interested in.

First is the Knitting Fool.com, a free interactive sweater pattern generator. You provide your gauge and size to generate a pattern.
Second is the Sweater Project, this site is still a work in progress, but you can type in your cable pattern and it will put it in a chart for you. They have some cable stitches on it now and will be adding more in the future.
Cool eh!

7 July 2006

The Power of Harlot!

You really know when you have the power to control peoples thoughts and will. After reading the Harlots blog about cherries and the upside down cake I had to have one.

= Cherrie Upsidedown Cake!

Can't show you pictures. We ate it. Maybe next time.

3 July 2006

Strawberry Jam - 34, Fish-8, Knitting 0

Saturday started of with strawberry picking, then 34 jars of jam, and for dessert Strawberry shortcake with whipcream. Miss P actually picked more than she ate.

Sunday was left for house cleaning and maybe a couple of rows of knitting.

And today was fishing day. I couldn't knit in the boat because it was too choppy.
But we are having bass for dinner.

I could hardly hold them up!

I'll make up for the knitting tonight.
Happy Canada Day weekend.