31 August 2006

Midweek Day Off!

This is the way my Wednesday off of work went!

She ate more chocolate chips than she put in the cookies.

This is after a hard day of play at the park and a good supper and it's time to go home.

I won't show you the picture of Gramma after a hard day at the park and a full day of Miss P.

A non-knitting Gramma is a tired cranky Gramma!

28 August 2006

Wacky Weekend!

This weekend went well. Miss "P" came for our Saturday night special. (sleepover at Gramma's). No pictures because we were just having too much fun to take them. I wish I had taken some of the famous pee dance though. Maybe next time.
Most of my knitting was done on my rib sock, because when "Little Miss Whirlwind" comes to visit, it's easy to just drop and pick up when necessary.

I did manage to get Julies bag finished be fore she arrived.

Before felting.

After felting.

Put together. And all I have to do is find the right buttons. This was a great pattern. The only sewing is to attach the i-cord handles. I probably would change one thing though, I'm wondering if you slip the first stitch on every row if that would make for a tighter edge. It just seemed a little sloppy to me.

I'm thinking maybe wooden toggles.
All suggestions welcome!

Another batch of peach jam for this season.

And 2 good for nothing pets that did nothing to help.

20 August 2006

New Yarn!

Now that Julie's Aran is done, next project up is..................

This is another yarn from Naturally call Vero. The purse pattern is from Knitters Summer 2006 issue, and will be done in time for the KW Knitters Fair , September 9th. And I have it on good authority that this colourway should be available too.

I also started a cardigan for myself.
I've had this Super 10 cotton well over a year and intended to remake one of my favorite cardigans. But as all good plans go, it sat there for so long that another pattern has caught my eye.

I'm making the Shelagh cardigan from a website called The Garter Belt.
Hopefully I won't have to work to hard this week and I can get some quality knitting done.

19 August 2006

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14 August 2006

Ta Da!!!!!

Yes it is finally done. Julie's Aran pullover. I just have to get the buttons this week.
The front.

The back.

Yarn: Naturally Harmony 10 ply
100% NZ Merino 15 balls.
Needles: 4.5mm

This yarn was so nice to knit with. It doesn't have a tight spin so I could spit splice the ends together and there was no weaving in of the ends.

I also finished and felted my French Market bag.

Yarn: 3-50g balls of Naturally Tussock 10 ply
(deep purple with tweed effects, hard to see in the picture)
1-100g ball of Patons Classic ( leftover)

Needles: 5mm

This pattern from Knitty.com was great to knit too, perfect if your looking for a fairly quick knit. It fits my 10 balls of yarn for the next project and a ball of sock yarn. I decided to make it because I can leave my work in it and just pick it up and go.
Both these yarns can be purchased at Julie's store or on line at her website.
As you can see, I received my Interweave Knits in the mail today. So I'm down for the count with my mag and my Timmy's and thinking about my next project.

And so my friends I leave you with gratuitous child and dog shots.

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9 August 2006


...back at the farm, things are moving along. The weather finally took a turn for the better, and it's nice to sit outside and knit. The last piece of Julie's Aran is blocking.
Then all that's left is the collar and bands.
I wonder if we'll see it at the Knitter's Fair next month.
(sorry the link is not working for the knitter's fair)

So while I'm waiting I started the French Market bag. In my opinion you can never have enough knitting bags. There's always another project to start and you need a bag to keep it in.
I'm using leftover Classic Merino for the bottom and my daughter so graciously gave me her Naturally Tussock for the main part. Of course I'll have to replace it later. You would think with all my stash I would have something to use but any of the yarn that would felt is waiting for other projects.

Since we had the long weekend just passed, Miss P came to stay on Sunday night instead of Saturday and it's impossible to get any knitting done between chasing her and the "DOG". We had a blast making muffins though. Next time, she wants to make cookies.

And after it's all said and done guess who gets the nap.
Certainly not me.