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.