30 September 2006

Socktoberfest 2006

Socktoberfest starts tomorrow. Anyone can join. The rules are very simple. Grab a button and get started.

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26 September 2006

Another Birthday.


Happy Birthday to Wannietta!..........and me!
This is what I came home to today.
Thanks Mr. D. and Lady( he says).
Almost forgot, dinner out at the steak house.













Other booty includes earrings, a new knitting book, a scarf, a dvd burner (thanks guys, love ya!)
And some really nice cards and cake(my favorite part.)



Your Birthdate: September 26



You lucked out the the skills to succeed in almost any arena.

Put you in almost any business or classroom, and you'll rise to the top.

You're driven and intense, but you also know when to kick back and cooperate.

Your ability to adapt to almost any situation is part of what's going to make you a success.



Your strength: Your attention to detail



Your weakness: You can be a little too proud of your successes



Your power color: Turquoise



Your power symbol: Arrow pointing up



Your power month: August

24 September 2006

Working weekend.


The tree removed.














The Crew.
Tree moved to new location.




















Lovin' the dirt.

She's no help.

Gramma's job.

One sleeve finished, the second started.

She figured out Gramma's got the easy part.




















14 September 2006

Random Thursday!

The Postman cometh!
What's a girl to do!
This lovely package came today, courtesy of ebay! I think Miss P will look smashing in Denim blue.
(must knit faster--- stop blogging and get knitting)














Shelagh is coming along, just not fast enough. I'm at
18 1/2" and need to go to 24". Then onto the sleeves. I keep reminding myself that I am knitting the back and fronts at the same time so of course it's taking longer.
(must keep knitting---stop blogging---go and knit)







I almost forgot, here's a picture of my sewing machine for Samantha. Cadillac eh?

11 September 2006

10 September 2006

Knitter's Fair Loot!

With so much stash in my wool room to knit, I decided to look for something different. A lot of the vendors were selling the same things as last year, so the hunt was on.

Alot of the
Fiddlesticks Knitting patterns were the same as last year but I did find this one, and I'm sure I have some stash in my room for it.












I picked up 7 skeins of
Shelridge Farms Wool-Cotton DK for a sweater I've already knit about 3 years ago, but it's one of my favorites and getting quite worn out.






This is a lovely shawl pattern from Sweaterkits. It's hand-dyed silk yarn. I knit a tank top from this yarn about 2 years ago and love it so much, I thought a shawl to throw over my shoulders on cool nights would be a nice change instead of my bathrobe.










And last but not least, the colours in this yarn caught my eye as I was walking by. It's a shawl pattern from Apple Laine, and the yarn is a wool and silk blend.







And after all is said and done, I think I did okay and I didn't break the bank.
So now I'm off to knit like a mad woman and finish the knits on my needles, then I can get into the new stuff.

7 September 2006

Gotta love fall...

Two days and counting to the knitters fair. I'm still plugging away on my Shelagh cardigan, so I'll leave you with one of my favorite fall things. (after sweaters, of course)

4 September 2006

Quiet long weekend.


This is my lovely daughter. She won't have to look at her father this way anymore. We just moved her into her first big girl apartment on Saturday. Oh, it's so wonderfully quiet this Labour Day weekend.



So alot has been accomplished. The house has been cleaned, the roast is on the BBQ, all the animals are napping, and blogger is being incredibly slow. Looks like poor Russell is wondering when his girl is coming back.

So onto knitting. I am making some progress with Shelagh cardigan. I have just got past the armholes and the sleeves are on holders. I love doing top downs. Less sewing.














Miss P needs some fall cardigans, so this gramma dug into her stash and found 6 balls of Crystal Palace chenille that I had bought on ebay awhile ago. It showed the yarn as a kit, but didn't come with the pattern. So I'm making my own version , no bobbles. I'm using a pattern from the Miss Bea series by Louisa Harding, and changing the colours from memory. Hope It works.











I had a surprise visit from my next door neighbors on Thursday. One young lady is 13 and the other is 8. They asked if I could teach them how to knit. I was a little nervous, but everything is going great. They are really doing quite well, and haven't lost interest yet. So I guess I'm doing okay. Once they finish their garter stitch scarves, it's on to purling. Julie told my to check Melanie Falick's book Kids Knitting. It's fantastic, and has lots of kid friendly patterns.
Tomorrow night is guild night, then off to the Knitters Fair on Saturday. Whoo Hoo!!!!