Wednesday, July 25, 2007

I've F'd an O (Well, Almost)

One larger than planned baby blanket finally is off the needles. I haven't heard that the intended recipient has had the baby yet, so I still have time. Of course, it still needs to have the ends woven in, but I am just so relieved to have one of my big projects off the needles! Now I can move on to something else in the queue.

Blanket design made up as I went along. Stripes are fun!
Yarn is TLC CottonTots - a very soft 100% cotton [edited to add - originally I said this was a cotton/acrylic blend. Don't know where I got that idea. It's not.]. Will be machine washable, always a plus for a young mom.
Time taken about 2 months, give or take. Mostly this was TV knitting, in the evenings.

Monday, July 16, 2007

What to do, what to do?

Oh crap oh crap, I am about to run out of yarn again. Any volunteers for one of the following?

a) helping me bash myself over the head with a mallet and end my suffering

b) knitting the second sock for me so I can sit in a corner weeping softly and eating my own hair

c) ripping back the sock to the cuff, taking out half a repeat, and THEN knitting the second sock for me, maybe while I go lie down in the street in the hopes that some kind Samaritan will run me over in their car so I don't have to obsess about socks anymore, which would also provide a handy excuse to my intended recipient about why she's not getting any socks from me this summer. Because I would be dead.

Girls, seriously. Help me out here. Anyone?


Friday, July 13, 2007

My Summer Holiday

Summer has finally arrived!!! As a child we would spent our entire summers at a cottage at a lake in an oasis of trees in central Alberta... those were halcyon days, and yesterday felt like a piece of one of those fondly remembered days. Often, we would pack up all the family and make a trek into one of the small towns to stock up on supplies and necessary items for entertainment( snorkles, flippers, thongs, nets, suntan lotion(!)) It was an all day event, with a lot of time spent milling about the toy/fun section of the old General Store. We would come back with our little treasures, tired and sleepy, but so satisfied.. and ready for the next week of sunshine and water.
Yesterday, was one of those memorable days. Now, as an adult, the time that we get to just enjoy moments of exploring and milling about in a treasure trove is usually nonexistent.We , as parents, have so many demands on us. Especially for my great friends that are part of RiverStitch who still have their beautiful young kiddies. The demands of young children - even tho we adore them, is sometimes so taxing.... and just such a break is so necessary.
I can't remember a more fun day, than yesterday, for a long time... what could possibly be more fun than spending hours absorbing and thinking and talking about our knitting vice, with like minded souls?!
My one big comment, is how wonderful the kids were!! Kudo's to Shan and Sunmi - next time - we will make it WAY more fun for them !!(both adults and kiddies)
Mr. Quintessential wanted to know what we did over on Quadra.."Hung out at Fun Knits for most of the time, other than to eat!" I said... - ..he shook his sensible is that possible he wonders!!
Have a super day.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Hot .... Smokin' Hot

Yup, that's right. Over 40 degrees on my south-facing deck at 3:45 in the afternoon. It is hot hot hot. But we aren't complaining, because last week it was still cold and damp. The heat wave is supposed to break in a couple of days anyhow.

With the heat the knitting has slowed down. There is still work being done on the red cardigan (now on the second front) and on the striped blanket (almost finished). I have done a few washcloths in the last while, and with Rabbitch's cloth drive, I thought I would share these three which I think will be headed her way.

OK, off to dream of other things to knit, while I melt a little in the heat. Quadra tomorrow - look out Fun Knits, here we come!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

New MagKnits is Up

Hey Gang!! The July MagKnits is up.

Only 5 patterns, but they are quite nice.

I'm quite liking Devon (the tank) and also the shrug.

That's all!