26 April 2009

Don't blink...

because before you know it the weekend is over.

Friday was a family service, not the best of days, but you do get to see family you haven't seen in a long time. And of course there is an upside, this small town had a yarn shop, The Purple Sock. Unfortunately, she doesn't have a website, but if you get the chance to visit Coldwater, Ontario, I sure you'll find something you'll like.
Saturday was very warm for April, so it was spent outdoors with family we don't see often. Teasing my older brother about having a midlife crisis.Teaching babies that dog bones are not a good substitute for teething rings, but tea towels and milk bags will substitute for diapers when daddy drives off with the disposables.Collecting eggs for Nanny and then letting the wind blow them away and telling her it's okay cause the sun will turn them into fried eggs.Sunday, spent in the kitchen, because it's Leo the Leopards 5th birthday and grampa thought it would be a great idea to make birthday cupcakes. (then immediately went outside to the garage)!!!

Now I will get back to regularly schedule knitting time. I think I need some quiet time.

22 April 2009


Well, I finally finished the Green Socks. This was some Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn that was the brightest lime green I have ever seen. Valerie over dyed it with blue, and this is what we got.

Pattern: Hedgerow By Jane Cochran (free pattern)
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Sock (over dyed with blue)
Needles: 2.5mm
It is a great pattern, simple 4 row repeat (mindless for me). So, of course I made them in her size. She modeled them for the pictures and immediately snatched them away. I will never see these again.

18 April 2009

I love Saturdays.....

I dropped off the shawl to Julie today, and enhanced my stash at the same time.
Dream in Color Classy---Black Parade for me!
Nashua Superwash for Miss "P".Sirdar Kisses for "Robo Baby".And no Valerie, I did not buy you any Silk!!!!!

14 April 2009

More you say?....

Last week I delivered 3 more Thorpes to Leslie. Did I say how much I love this pattern?Everyone must make at least one!!!Pattern: Thorpe (rav link) free pattern
Yarn: 100% Alpaca (double to get gauge)
Needles: 5.5mm

Julie's shawl is done. The original in the pattern is done in Dawn 2ply Lace, but Julie wanted this one in bamboo and on larger needles. It turned out pretty nice if I do say so myself. Pattern: Leaf Shawl (rav link) by Naturally reduced to 77 stitches
Yarn: Atlante 100% Bamboo by Naturally 50g balls -4
Needles: 5.5mm
Both can be purchased at The Needle Emporium.

And since I had 5 days off in a row for Easter I whipped this up for friends expecting their first baby next month.

Pattern: Babies and Bears (rav link) by Cottage Creations

Yarn: Beehive Baby Sport 85g-- 1 ball
Needles: 3.75mm
I love this pattern and I will definitely make more. The yarn was not my favorite (a little splity), but the colours won me over.

10 April 2009


I just finished reading Cookie A's new book cover to cover. I think this is going to be my favorite sock book. There isn't one pattern in it I don't like. YEAH!!

3 April 2009

One down...

I finished the Cat Mittens for you know who.
I've got one more Thorpe done for Leslie. I'm feeling a little deja vu here.
Julie's shawl is half done, I think.

And I'm sick again. It just won't go away.

Oh, and Ravelry is keeping me from my knitting and blogging!