Wednesday, March 26, 2008
I do have some FO's to report... but no pictures yet.
Did I mention that my mother's enterlac shawl is done, I will snag pics tomorrow when I give it to her. YAY!!
The pair of bamboo socks in the verigated yarn for my pal Carina were completed and given. We drove up to 150 Mile on the Easter long weekend for some relaxation (I got a pedicure!)
So I got to give my socks in person. I did try to finish the green hat for the man, but forgot the directions to it, so I could finish the body pattern by checking the previous rounds, but I have only knit this one other time..... so I was unsure about the decreasing. That should be done this week too.
Of course I cast on a new pair the next day with some fantastic "On Your Toes" with aloe vera. This is a colourway that totally looks like a watermelon, I promise pics soon, I am almost done, I think I will be turning the heel tonight. It fits with the PS3 colours, but my next socks will be so fiery, I am hoping to have them on the needles and done for this theme. Then on to the lovely Alpalca goodness..............I think, or maybe the rainbow, I am unsure.
LOL gotta love these choices.
My next steps with alot of yarns are swatching and the washing of said swatches...... I wasn to know that I can count on the gauge. I have heard of sagging with bamboo....... it worries me.
I think that is all that I can report on at the moment. My next post will be in a couple days anyway so I can show off a bit! Have a great end of the week!
Sunday, March 09, 2008
Purchase only yarns that my LYS (as awesome as it is) does not have available at the moment.
Saturday, March 01, 2008
I can't belive it. Odd, it doesn't seem like so many.
I was tagged by Odd Dotty........ who has some fun stuff on her blog and a meme. Thanks for sharing Dotty. LOL You should pop by and visit her!
So I am going to give you all 7 things about me, but I don't think I will tag anyone, as we are all very familiar with this little gem. If you do feel like updating us all on 7 things that you feel have changed about you or revelations you have had in your life in the last year, why not join in and post 7 things about yourself on YOUR blog space, but let me know.... I want to read it too!
Plus I think that in honor of the 100th post I will hold a little contest.
I make purses.... and I will send one out. Either a colour I have, or possibly a custom made one, depending on how far I am with my WIP's! So, here is a pic of some that I have done.... for size etc.
This will be open for a week, from Sunday to Sunday. One entry for posting in response to this post, and one for linking to this contest on your blog post..... you know the standard stuff.
I am super glad to have made it this far, so I thank you for giving me incentive to write, other than my own need to ramble! LOL
So here are 7 things.......
1. I like Vegimite....... no really that stuff is yummy!
2. Hawaian Colada Rooibos is my favorite blend to have as chai tea ( I get this addicting substance from Granville Island Tea co. )
3. I am looking into getting a laptop computer.
4.I want to move somewhere in the next 5 years where I can see the Aurora Borealis.
5. I love getting mail that isn't bills, postcards from friends are the best!
6. Dean Koontz may be my favorite author ( you can find him here but you may have to know his books a bit before you understand the dog stuff...... he has changed so much as a author, I have been reading him for years, and his books now are the best they have ever been especially Odd Thomas)
7. I like to knit while my man plays video games, I enjoy all of it usually..... watching, making suggestions and just seeing how he works stuff out. Some games are better than others, I can only watch so much COD 4 before I go to bed!
So that is my little list. Hope you are all getting what you want done this weekend, even if it is nothing special. Today we spent a nice day with our friends who have a 3-week old baby boy. Unexpectedly we went down to Granville Island and had a walk around, then watched a movie. It was a great and relaxing..... even as a primarily non-knitting day. Hope to have that shawl done soon... I am going to be joining ball 5 in a little while..... so I am wondering if that will be long enough! LOL I could be done this week! Then on to other projects that have to be finished.
Oh, and Fiberfest in Abbotsford is coming up next week! I promise to be as good as I can be. I have no idea what I will find there, but I will take my camera and give oyu allan update anyway!