Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Long weekend coming!

Yes indeed the Canada Day long weekend!!
We are going up country, so I will have some fun shots next week I think!
I wanted to mention for Angela that I got the Buttony pattern from
She rocks! Thanks for the pattern!
Have a great time if you have a long weekend this weekend, and for those from the states.... have a good fourth weekend next week!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Here ya go!

So here they are my update from last week! LOL I know...... sorry about that.
Here is the progress on my Wicked.... which now has some sleeve knitting done on it too! I think that this one will rock! I can't wait to get it done! This will be a repeat knit I think!

And her I am modeling the buttony sweater that I finished ages ago! YAY! it is very warm, acrylic from bernat. I like it.
And finally this week I cranked out two other baby blankets for my sisters pals. I did start another two also...... I hate to have bare needles. Who doesn't!

So now I really want to get some things done, the sweaters, try and have naked needles for a change, I know I said that I hate to have them bare, but I think that I should really try to control my WIPs. That said, I don't know if that is possible, I am still trying to stashbust so I want to make a few teacozies and some baby blanket squares from the leftover yarn.... that way I can just whip one together when I need it! Hope you have all had a great weekend! dinner here tonight for a gaggle of friends so I must scoot! Glad to have posted though! :)

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Lotus Knits!: Yarn Contest!

Lotus Knits!: Yarn Contest!

A contest!!

So I saw a contest on Knitting up a Storm.... that linked me to Lotus Knits!
I wish I new how to link them in my text, but I don't yet...... sorry, so look above Lotus Knits! check it out. The contest is pretty easy!

This is the info:
All you have to do to enter the contest is:1.) post a picture on your blog of your first finished knitted item OR what's next in your queue that you *haven't* cast on for yet and 2.) make sure to mention this contest! Scarf, dishcloth, sweater, whatever! I wanna see! Then, 3.) email me at (or leave a comment) to let me know you've posted so I can come check out your blog! Let me know what blog you saw the contest on, because for every person that mentions your blog as a referral, you get another entry into the contest.I'll draw two winners on July 4th!

Easy huh......

So I KNOW that my first knitting project is somewhere..... I have no idea where.....( I think it was a scarf.... I am pretty sure of that.)

So here is what I plan on casting on next for:
Actually in order, here are three!
Sonnet from Knitty. I have some fantastic oatmeal heather worsted that I have already swatched for! Now once I finish my wicked this weekend I can cast on for this simple little lovely!
Venus from Spring '07 Knitscene: Love the simple lines!
Sweet Rose from Spring '07 Knitscene, who doesn't love this! This issue was also where I got the bustier pattern for the previous swap project I mentioned a few weeks ago.
I am pretty excited to get these three done! i do have a Sweater KAL to keep up with! LOL I am three sweaters behind.....
these should do the trick. Oh, and Lotus Knits! if you have a chance I think that CastonErika has already got the requirements up on her blog..... LOL well, it was a thought. Thanks for having this great contest! (You guys should check out her yarns, they are fantastic handdyed!)
See you guys later... with those pics I promised last week! LOL

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Get to it!

So this weekend I am REALLY, PLANNING on having some fantastic crafting and knitting goodies to show off!
Not hoping.....................planning.
There is a difference! I know this and I have PLANS!!! LOL
I have quite a few thing to get making, a fishing rod to buy, a present to organize and, knitting to do so I better get going!
Update tomorrow! Happy weekend crafting gang! Can't wait to see what you are up to!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

This one is for you!

This is for bhean. Who sent me a new nomad! Isn't she cute!!!! YAY!
I realise that this is posted twice..... but who can resist!

No seriously........YAY! Thanks bhean you rock!!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


I would love to post some fantastic knitting news.... but I have none. (le grand sigh)
My car is on the fritz (it's getting a checkup right now)
I just bought the new Pokemon Pearl......
I am a lump.
I feel for Marvin.
Hope to bring you more joyous news in a few days..... for now I am blaaaah.

Saturday, June 09, 2007


So, all is well. I got home this morning at about 7:45...... after staying up all night.
I did not knit alot, sad to say, my hands kept getting cold so I had to put some gloves on and gloves and knitting don't seem to go together. The shirst were a hit.... and yes I have pics of them, to be viewed at another date. I slept until about 2:30 this afternoon..... yikes! we did have fun though, it is always a good time on the track!

My partner in the Pinup Swap 3, chimerix.... HAS HER PACKET!
So I can show you some of my handi work, but not as much as I'd like.... our computer had an overhaul today and I lost all my saved patterns, photos and gosh knows what else! I would cry.... but it's just a computer..... and I am sure I can find new things. LOL

So here are the t-shirts that I made for her and the DH.....

I embroidered the name of the swap on the left sleeve of each shirt. DH gets the marine girl!
Oh, and some pendants I made to go in the packet. A bit bigger to give the detail. I really hope she liked them.... She hasn't posted her response yet.... So I don't know what her favorite is. LOL
I had a good time making it, the whole packet............ always fun. I did knit her something, and yes it can get in my way of knitting personal things.... so I think I will be taking a bit of a break from swapping. I have one more packet to get done and that will be sewing, so the end result is a bit faster to get to.
But I think that the end result for her was worth it. A bustier from the most recent Knitscene, it was fun to make! I don't have a good shot of it..... but I am hoping that she will model it and post it up on craftster! LOL hope your weekend is going well!

Friday, June 08, 2007

Relay tonight!

Sooooo tonight we relay!!!
So I am shamelessly pointing you toward the button on the sidebar for tonight to get a few more donations...... that would be great!. As you can see I was busy last night with a bit of creative teamspirit building!! LOL

I only painted 5 so I am not totally crazy. As you can see on the site, last year our outfits were a bit boring! So here we go with some spice! LOL

Since it is a relay, I won't be going around the track the whole time... so I am planning on getting some knitting in. I don't think that I will be bringing Wicked though, it may rain tonight and that would not be the best idea. So I am bringin baby blanket knitting and soem stashbusting stuff too! Yay!!

Oh and I got a new friend in the mail from bhean!!! Isn't she cute!! Thanks bhean!!! I think she is great! Have a great weekend everyone! More to come from me!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Wonder of wonders......

Here is my progress on my Wicked: almost done the shaping. I have extended it a bit as I have heard that many people wish it was longer, and it does look short on them. So I decided to be proactive but I only added about an inch so far.... we shall see! I love this! It knits up so great.... and the yarn is great to work with! I have also heard a rumor that WOTA from knitpicks is scratchy, I hope not. It has been great to work with so far! I guess I will have to finish this one before I can order more in other colours! To be on the safe side! :)

So I also have news about my pinup girl swap! I got my box!!! Look at all the goodies! ( BTW that little pink knitting up ther with wicked...... was for my partner Chimerix for this swap. I can't tell you what it was.... it may spoil the suprise! Ihope she likes it!

We agreed to spoil each other! She kept her end of the bargian, and I have to say that I feel no anxiety at this stage about my end either! I got tons of goodies! She is a seamstress so she made me things that I would never have made for myself! She doesn't knit..... so I did the same!

Comment always welcome! I love hearing from you guys! Take care and have a great last two weekdays! Friday night I am off to the Relay for life!!! YAY GO BEACHBABES GO


Saturday, June 02, 2007

Sunny Weather!

So it's sunny outside and it has been warm for the past few weeks!
Boy do I have a tan...... except on my legs. I wear pants to work and it really shows...
So today I think that I will take my knitting project outside to catch some rays in my shorts to try and even this issue out! LOL
I do have update photos on my Wicked.... but I don't have the dock to download!!!

So I will have to post again tomorrow or Monday with some knitting eye candy!
I have been knitting a new project too, for my Pinup swap 3.

I got my pacage in the mail and boy did I get spoiled! I am so glad that my return package spoils her too! LOL No swap anxiety for me! no sir!

A little mood lightener for you:

Have a GREAT weekend gang!