Sunday, December 31, 2006

What is that white stuff?

The 3 days of rain, started to turn a strange white color around 10 this morning. Then the "rain" drops got really, really large and started accumulating on the ground, cars, driveway and roads.

I have a vague memory of what it is but I can't quite remember it's been so long! I think we'll have time to remember the name of this white stuff since it's still coming down in full force

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Branching out complete

I have finally finished the Branching Out scarf I started for Grandma in October. It is a project that isn't very easy to talk and knit or knit and pay attention to something else so my time was rather limited for working on it. The scarf is a pretty dusty blue - the pictures didn't turn out very well but you can at least see the pattern. She will get her belated birthday present on Christmas eve. :-) I'm very pleased with the way it turned out and will definitely make more - it won't be during hockey season however.

I used Peruvian Collection Baby Cashmere (60% Baby Alpaca, 30% Merino Wool, 10% Cashmere) in Color 1620 on size 3 needles . The scarf is 63 1/4 inches long and almost 6 inches wide.

Now - what to work on next.... there's the mitred jacket sweater for me that just needs the border.... there's the sweater for hubby that was started in February 2006 and has the back section 1/2 done (endless stockinette!).... there's the millions of projects I have printed off from the internet that I love. Such decisions. I think I'll enjoy the holiday with our families and decide later. I do have that book from the library that needs to be finished and returned.

Merry Christmas everyone - may your holiday be peaceful and filled with good memories to be!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

A Gift Exchange!

It's been an absolutely rotten week at work - way too much to do, way too little time and everyone needs everything now. YUCK! I came home crabby and tired tonight and found a box addressed to me waiting on the table. It's a gift from our gift exchange! My week just turned WONDERFUL! :-)

My partner sent me 4 skeins of Cascade 220 in the gorgeous colors of mustard, purple, red and a heathery green with a pattern for felted embellishments. The colors are so rich and wonderful. I want to drop everything and start on the pattern!

She also shared 4 balls of Rowan Chunky print in the exact colors I've been eyeing at the LYS since last winter! Are you a mind reader? All that AND a handmade card! You are the best!

Thank you so much - you made my entire week!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Baby Hat and booties again

Are you sensing a theme lately? It seems there has been a sudden increase in the baby population around here. This is a set I completed in late October and didn't get the photo from the camera before now. Cascade Fixation yarn on both again - love that stuff!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Last Minute Stripes is complete!

The Last Minute Stripes sweater is complete. I made it in the sized 3-6 months. You can see my billfold next to it in the one photo. (My billfold is 7.5 inches wide.) It seems so tiny I'm not sure how itty bitty the 0-3 month size would have been!

The sweater was completed on Saturday and delivered to the new Mommie and Daddie for baby Cole who was born on November 22nd. We are hoping to have lots of time ice skating and playing with Cole and big brother Liam in the months and years ahead!

This sweater took a VERY long time to make - the sock yarn and size one needles didn't agree with the limited time I have to knit but it is gorgeous and I'm sure Cole will look dashing in it. I would like to try a sweater with the self striping sock yarn again, preferably one without all the separate pieces to seam together. :)

Now... on to finishing Grandma's Branching out scarf - it's half way done and I'm anxious to block it and see it bloom.

Some finished objects finally!

This is the finished bootie and hat for Niece #5 who arrived on November 10th. Grandpa flew them and the diaper bag sweater out to her and delivered them in person! Thanks Grandpa!

They were made with one ball of the Fixation yarn from the LYS. They are newborn sized. I even have some scraps leftover. I really need to find all my Fixation scraps and make a scrappy hat for someone.

Things have been nuts around here lately. It's amazing how far behind you get when you leave for a week - and then of course there's getting ready to host Thanksgiving. It's all good though, it's nice to have family and friends spend a day enjoying good food and wine.