30 December 2007

It's done...

I managed to finish up Nomad. I love it. I know I don't wear hats well, but this one is going to be quite warm when walking the dog. And I'm also thinking about using it at work, (dual purpose, can't beat that.
Yarn: Dream in Color "Fatty", 3--100g skeins
Needles: 5.5mm, 6.5mm, 8mm, 9mm
I loved knitting this pattern. It went quite quickly, and the yarn is scrumptious.

Next up, the Tulip Cardigan from Dream in Color.
How can anybody not love this much fibery goodness? The colours are rich, the yarn is soft, and it's super wash to boot.

It's just as pretty in cakes too!

I knit this much last night.

These kits are available at The Needle Emporium. I think I'll have to search for a baby to model this one when it's done.

27 December 2007

The aftermath....

Two days can fly be pretty quick! The pies were baked.

The neighbourhood elves stopped by with more goodies!

Mr. Tibbs nestled in for the night!

The next morning presents were opened with glee!

This was gramma's revenge!

Knitterly gifts were a big hit!

I see some lace work in my future!

How did Lady know?

The hat was finally finished Christmas night, and fit perfectly.

Pattern: From Interweave Holiday Knits 2006
Yarn: Nashua Creative Focus Superwash
Needles: 4mm

Lady says " That's enough excitement to last me a year!"

So now we're back to normal, work, house cleaning, and not enough time to knit everything I want to.

20 December 2007

Last minute gifts.......

I don't care if I am a fibersnob........this stuff sucks!!!!!Edit:
Kristin asked: "Did you buy it?"
No girl, I couldn't bring myself to do it. I picked it up and just couldn't make it to the check out. My daughter actually got it for me.

3 December 2007

All done...

I finished Hip to be Square this week-end. All in all, a very quick knit. Pattern: Hip to be Square, Designed by Julie from the Needle Emporium
Yarn: Naturally Vero 18-50g balls
Needles: 5.5mm needles
Experience level: All you need to know is garter stitch, decreasing and I cord bind off, the pattern is very well written.

So as a reward, Miss "P" and I went to Julie's and bought some yarn for hats and mitts.

For her, Nashua Handknits Superwash, Sarah helped her pick out the colours.
I started the Target Wave Mittens, but quite honestly, I'm not loving the pattern.
I'll probably finish them for her, but I'll make a regular pair too!
And for me, Dream in Color Fatty ! I been wanting to make the Nomad Hat and scarf from Interweave Knits Fall/07.
I thought this would be ideal for walking the dog. Maybe even for work, the colour is perfect to match my Post Office blues. And after that cold wind today, I think I can use this. And seeing as Miss "P" was such a good girl this weekend, and let Gramma get her knitting done, we went to Walmart and got some fairytale magnets. I know her birthday is is Saturday, but I can't help myself.

20 November 2007

Stacking up...

Hip to be Square is moving along quite nicely... just the sleeves left to do.And we had a lovely mid-November day...11 degrees Cellcius, and mostly sunny.
This is where the Lady-dog and I go for a walk. She loves it, she can run and frolic all she wants.

All I have to do is walk 3 minutes from my house and I get to see all this farm land.

12 November 2007

Rainy, grey days and time off.......

Mr "D" has left me again for another week. What's a girl to do?

KNIT!!!!...and listen to audio books while I knit!

Friday was a day to go to Julie's to pick up a new project. Her newly designed "Hip to be Square Jacket". It's knit with Naturally Vero yarn and is totally garter stitch with mitered corners. It's going quite fast. Check this colourway out.Everything can be purchased at The Needle Emporium, on line, or I dare you to step inside the store and not come out with something.
Like this new Prism sock yarn, "SAKI". I couldn't decide which shade I liked so I got two... Smoke and Mojave.
As far as I'm concerned, you can never have enough sock yarn, but members of my family have been trying to make me see the light, that I'll never knit it all. We'll see! Nothing like trying to prove them wrong.

Oops, forgot I got these in the mail this week. I had to see what all the fuss was about. I'd better get cracking on sock making.
So today is a paid day off work, just me, the Lady dog and the boys. I also took tomorrow off so I have a bit of uninterrupted knitting time . I'm also working on the sweater for the farm, my own design, just plain stockinette stitch in the round so I won't bore you with that one. I'll post pictures when it's done.
Back to Anne of Green Gables and mitered corners.......

9 November 2007

Life is wonderful...

Look what I found in my gmail yesterday! Thank-you Knitty and Veronik.
I have a large cone of Debbie Bliss Merino Aran just waiting for the right pattern! You can find it here!

6 November 2007

What are we up to now........

Well the sweater for the farm is done and delivered!Specs: Plain old stockinette, vee neck, pockets...............boring!
I used a chunky knit pattern from Jo Sharp and modified.....added pockets and knit the sleeves from the top down.

The yarn was handspun 50% alpaca, 50% wool, 2 ply and knit on a 6.5mm needle.
It should have gone alot faster, but it didn't.

So now she wants another with a round neck-- one in her prize Alpaca-- "Condor". This handspun is 100% alpaca and much lighter and softer than the last blend.

So, Saturday was a road trip. I needed new moccasins, so we drove to Dorset (between Huntsville and Bracebridge, about 3 hours from home) to Robinson's General Store. What a selection, I couldn't decide which ones to get.Crazy, you say, to drive all that way just to get slippers, but this is what we like to do. And besides I got all this done....A new pullover for Miss "P". The back is blocked and the front almost done. Knit with Rowan All Seasons cotton. What a quick knit. Details to follow when finished.

Tonight is guild night and Maureen Mason-Jamieson is coming for a talk, should be a fun evening.

28 October 2007

The three Amigos...

This is what I sat looking at this morning...three black furballs sunning themselves.

Well, I finally knit my first pair of Monkey Socks.
I highly recommend this pattern, it kept my interest and they seemed to knit up quiet fast!
Yarn: Lorna's Laces, colour Black Purl-- 2-50g skeins (but I had quite a bit left over)
This yarn is quite yummy too! ( and I have a basket full to get through) I will definitely be making another pair, with a shorter cuff.
The only modifications I made were a picot top, and my favorite heel and toe.
I also finished knitting the sweater for the farm. The sleeves are blocking now and I'll post pictures later this week.
Now the hardest decision is what to knit next. I only have about 50 projects floating around in my head right now.