Sunday, March 28, 2010

Getting somewhere on that list

So in my last post this list of known UFOs/WIPs was on my do do list:

1. Curlicue for big girl in rainbow colours - FINISHED - and she loves it. Now of course the little one needs a larger afghan
2. Wedgette - have finished the bodice and have the neck band almost done - need to start stitching it down. Then I need to figure out how much yarn is left for the sleeves.
3. replacement fingerless mitt for Mom - she lost one - done and in her hands - it is two coloured, but finished 1 night and mailed the next morning
4. Crocheted Daisy purse - for little girl just needs seaming, lining and handles. - well I've looked at it at least...
5. Gray Farmer's Market Cardi - frogged the sleeve and wove in a myriad of ends, joined the shoulders - need to block so i can mattress stitch the pockets and hem in preparation for that lovely collor
6. Bulky sweater for me - two sleeves are done, and the body was half done with pockets and everything, but has been frogged. Needs to be restarted.
7. Owls sweater for me - didn't bother redoing - wove in the ends and wore it - fits much better when you lose 20 pounds...
8. Bunny cozies -picked it up and remembered why I quit - I keep running out of yarn on the last arm...
9. Single sock I f ound - ends woven in and second sock all done - ready for washing
10. Fiddlehead mittens - (previously frogged) outers all done with ends woven in even - need to block and then knit the lining.
11. Princess crown - all done - big girl is wearing it since she has outgrown hers and little girl wears hers.
12. Mindless headband - not feeling the love on it, but it's over halfway done...
13. Necklace - crochet (from the weekend I frogged the fingerless mitten twice and was tired of the fiddle heads - need to weave in ends, sew on a button and make a flower decoration.
14. Fire bird socks - still need to embroider these...they are in my current wip bag at least...
I hope that's all of them...but likely not.
Of course that isn't even mentioning the to do list...Manu, Rosamund, mittens, socks....
but there is time...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hello World!!!

It's been a long while since I blogged.
I've still been lurking and occasionally commenting on my favourite places : my federal e'ee pal; one of my favourite yarnies; another lovely Canadian; a famous Canadian; a few from over the pond; great designer and this one or even this one; or how about Robyn and and of course Ravelry.
And raising two lovely girls is never easy. Little one is now in JK and learning daily - today she pretended to read Geronimo Stilton and almost convinced me. And big one has lost her 8th or 10th tooth and goes through clothes like there is no tomorrow.
I've knitted a bit - and frogged alot. I hope to get some pictures up on here and ravelry soon. My current favourite designer is Ysolda Teague as I have more of her patterns completed than anything else.
My goal is to clean up my UFO's and not buy more yarn for a while.
My known UFO's are:
1. Curlicue for big girl in rainbow colours - on #5 (2nd time for this one) of 15 wedges.
2. Wedgette - frogged twice now, but currently awaiting a waistline, bodice and sleeves.
3. replacement fingerless mitt for Mom - she lost one
4. Crocheted Daisy purse - for little girl just needs seaming, lining and handles.
5. Gray Farmer's Market Cardi - will be frogged. Eek - was on the sleeves, but not liking how it is working up.
6. Bulky sweater for me - one sleeve is started.
7. Owls sweater for me - need to redo the neckline and the underarms.
8. Bunny cozies

Those were off the top of my head. I have been spending much of January with fall/winter cleaning and purging - the bathroom and my bedroom need work yet and the never ending mess of the toy room leaves a lot to be desired.
And once they are done, it will be time to file my taxes and yes - renovate - the bathroom of last April's post has waited long enough and needs to be done.
It will, someday.
So Hi to you!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

April Showers bring....

...gorgeous evening sunsets.
...beautiful tulips and daffodils.
...home renovations.
...capris and soccer shoes.

But then I pick up my knitting and forget it for a long time.

However, the 2 cracks in my 'plastic' tub surround have me with minute issues.
I sense more renovation hell.

But my big girl will be 8 next week. where has the time flown. So I will plan a tea party party.
And then I will plan renovation hell.
Life is awesome. Especially when someone, anyone, gives you one of those hugs and kisses.
My girls make it worthwhile.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Where has April Gone?!??!?!

Hello Everyone. I imagine you've been busy too, but it was only today that I realized I was non-blogging, even with some big news and crafty completions.
First - my pattern, Best Baby Blankie, is being released in the book Knit It Together, this June. Go here for some details. That is pretty exciting in itself.

The girls each have their own pairs of fetching, I almost have a lapghan for me, my sister will be getting socks and knitting continues.

I'm thinking of helping with this effort. I know I have enough leftovers from my socks to make some squares and frankly, was not that enamoured with the mitred square - not because I don't like mitres, but because there were a lot of them required... but I know the blanket would be warm. Interestingly enough, the squares of that blanket are a little like the start of my blankie... hmm I can guess why I like it then!!!

I hope you all are well and will (try) to leave you with a couple of cute kid pictures.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Happy Spring

Sping is here. HURRAY
Go here for a sweet springy (eastery) pattern. I love Julie's little knitted friends and finally there is a pattern released!! I must go find some yarn to knit one up this weekend - my take along project.
I finished my Monkey socks and a pair of Evangeline. My Wedgette is coming along although I need to take it to knit night for some constructive criticism. An FLS is done - except for the toggles. NEED TO DO THAT.
Go here and weigh in your opinion of the possibility of having too many Handknit socks. I think Katie is right!
Have a great Weekend

Sunday, March 1, 2009

March 1st - onward to new challenges

Happy 1st of March to all!
We are rolling along through the birthday week.... Friday was oldest nephew Justin (1st grandchild on both sides for the oldest child on both sides - pretty cool) He is 10. wow.
Megan's dad turned 36 - I think anyways, we haven't heard otherwise, but his message box was full on his cell, so talking to him was impossible. Oh and Mary from work - a fellow knitter who doesn't do ravelry - but I'm working on it....
Today I know is someone's birthday and that is awesome for you!!! We celebrated with my family for Justin, Barb and Jacob.
Monday - the 2nd, is Megan's Don - he will be 51 and he is like an uncle to her. We have to remember to call - from the girls. (his wife Diane is Norah's Diane - seriously My Diane, and for Megan, My Don.
Tuesday is my sister-in-law Barb's birthday - she will be 33. I'm not sure if she's looking forward to the end of Maternity leave after March break.
Wednesday is Melinda's birthday - she will be 30 something. I think 32, but sometimes friends mess these things up. I know she is younger than me.
Then we skip the 5, 6, and 7 - again if it is your birthday HURRAY!!!
Sunday - the 8th is my nephew Jacob's 5th birthday. As his house has one working toilet and sink at this time and a kitchen in boxes with no floor - I know what he wants for his birthday. They came to my parents today to bathe and shower...

In knitting news, my rainbow socks are finished and now belong to my mother. Le sigh. And the lovely socks I knit her for her birthday 1.5 years ago are now felted slipper socks for Megan. Le sigh. My sweater is almost completely skirted - one lace wedge and one garter repeat and then onto the bodice. I have found the yarn for my O W L S sweater, but was not permitted to buy it for two reasons - no pattern with me to check the gauge and, well no money either... However, I see a trip to Mary Maxim in the next month - my income tax refund reward. (as the rest goes to new vacuum - deal of the week 50% off still in box but.... and bills and new glasses for me) Funny that - my sunglasses dropped from my head to the driveway today and broke in two. Megan guesses I can buy a new pair - so sweet that child.
I have 3 or 4 pairs of fingerless mitts on the commissioning - childhood friends and awesome coworker, and a pair of socks - good friend of mom. They will be the portable knitting and the sweater continue to be the evening knitting.

The Beeping you ask - the tenant's cell phone. ARRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHH must suck it up as need her money to pay bills....and for home to live in.

Have a great month!!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Life and all that

So, we are better now. Poor Megan got the mild version of the cold/bug which unfortunately just dra-a--a-a-a-a--a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a--a-a-a-a-ags on.
Last night Norah stayed in her own bed all night and since I switched my iron pills to reasonable hours, all is well there too.
In knitting land, the February Lady's Sweater is complete- except for buttons.
A Better Bucket is complete - but is definitely not better.
Wedgette is on the way but I can't get gauge on the sleeves.
My rainbow sock has a mate being made - just before the gusset increases.
And in the queue??!?!?!?
more stuff than I know what to do....owls, a vest of some sort, a tank top, another hat or 7,... and the list goes on.

And somewhere in my house something is beeping. I have checked and turned off the cell phone. It isn't the camera. The carbon monoxide sensor is fine, the fire alarms are fine. The portable phones are all on the chargers. The indoor outdoor thermometer (all of which is inside) could be at fault, does one tell? There is the ear thermometer - I will go check that. not the ear thermometer either.
This is interesting to say the least - oh and it only beeps a lot when you are sitting doing something, as soon as you get up....all quiet on the housing front.

Okay on the inside maybe - outside it is blowing and raining and blustering... well maybe spring is coming in like a lion?

hmm i wonder if the beeping is that computer thing of Megan's... nope, not that either.