Wednesday, February 22, 2006

We have a sock!!!!!

Sock one is finished, will kitchener later when I have two to do...
It looks as if I could get to the Unst after all, maybe a bit of knitting on it anyway.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Full Olympic update.

I admit it! I took on too much, I won't get all of my projects finished in time, but I will have completed a lot.

To start with I started the Stor rund dug.

This is it on cast on day.

This was it yesterday.

This is it today, in it's final resting place.

I was also to finish the flirty ruffles shawl, I wasn't too far in in the grand scheme of things, I will have to check back as to what row I was on, I know I was mid chart 4, probably row 130 or something like that.

This is what it looked like on cast on day.

This is what it looks like today.

Next up is the jaywalker socks.

Cast on day...


Ok, so it appears I don't have an upto date on them, but here is one from a few days ago, the I just liked the glowing cheerleader, how cool is that!

Finally, a picture of the Unst stole, in its same condition as cast on day.

In a bit of non Olympic news, I finally finsihed the cast off edge on my Anniversary Pi skirt.

Here it is blocking earlier on today.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Quick olympic update

Ok, no photo's today. I will tell you what is happening with my olympic challenge though. Due to no yarn arriving on cast on day I started the stor rund dug doily, and said I would finish my Jaywalker socks, my flirty ruffles shawl and my Unst stole.

All but one have progressed, infact the stor rund dug is almost finished, the shawl is at about 69% done, and the socks, well still a long way to go.

Back to knitting, Photo's when I feel like I have more time to play at that than knitting.

P.S My yarn arrived on Monday.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

I must stop thinking....

Geez, one day to the big Olympic knit off, and I am stil humming and hawwing over if I should join, what I should knit, my email to Jen at team Canada bounced back, so I didn't get signed up yet, that left me wondering if I should.
No yarn for peacock yet, and I still think I should use the yarn that is on my wheel.
Then I thought..... Geez, I just shouldn't have thought, now I have another idea.

Daffodil, by Marianne Kinzel. I have the yarn, it isn't started, I have the pattern, all I don't have is time. I don't think it is a 16 day do-able. It took me a month to do the Balmoral. I am pretty sure that was a one project piece as well, nothing as filler, no socks, no scarfs, no lace, no other anything!

What would be the point of the challenge if I actually thought it was easily do-able. I think Peacock may be that easy. Daffodil definitely isn't.

I must think more.....

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Second sock syndrome begone!

Well, I finally managed to get going on my jaywalker socks, determined to make myself a pair of socks, I found a pattern I like, and even more determinedly started both at the same time, cuff for cuff, ankle for ankle, heel for heel, and now turned both heels. It is actually far less tedious this way, and it looks like I will finally complete a pair of socks.
Zellers has been selling off their sock yarn for $1 a ball, so I naturally bought up lots, I think I got 7 or 9 balls, I got some single balls, they will do to make sockies for Baby Doll, she still has wee enough feet to get two socks from one ball, Eliz has monster feet though, she is a size 4 already, she is still 7! I think her feet may end up being biggerer than my boats.

I succumbed to peer pressure, and today signed up for team Canada! My plan is to knit the Peacock shawl by Fiddlesticks. One major problemo though, I only ordered my yarn on sunday, I can't see it arriving in time. My way round this though, is one of two ideas. I don't think I will decide until cast on day though.
First stupid idea, carry on knitting flirty ruffles which I obviously won't have finished before the big day. Cast on as soon as the yarn arrives.
Second stupid idea, I have some singles on the wheel right now, not fine enough if I ply, so would have to stay as singles, and use that for peacock, I think it is do-able with this yarn, only problem with this stupid idea is that there is some very thin spots, and this yarn was destined to finish my Pi shawl.

I have a lot of thinking to do before Friday.

There is one other option, but this is so not going to happen (probably will end being what does happen) I have lots of this acrylic yarn, very fine, that I plied to make the ruffles shawl, very nice blue, but really I don't want to make two from the same stuff, the only reason ruffles is being made of it is because I want something to throw into the car, a carry around shawl, and with two little girls that love to dress up in my shawls, that usually climb all over my poor car in messy shoes, that eat and spill a lot of food in my car, I figured something that could get thrown into the machine was OK! Can't say I am loving the process so much with this yarn, but I love Ruffles so much I have about three other yarns and colourways picked out for it that I will (not) end up doing it in.

Yesterday we got snow, Wierton willy has a lot to answer for. Early spring my bum!

And doesn't baby Doll look happy!!!!!!!!!

She had actually been outside for a long time at that point. Her face was bright red and she just couldn't keep her mitts on anymore.

We actually got about 8 inches of snow, this is the first snow we have had really stay for more than a day since december, in Ontario, that's just freaky.
We of course went out and played in the snow for about two hours, it was fun, alas it wasn't sticky, so no snowmen.

Here are some more pictures from the big event!

This is a picture of the creek at the side of our property. I could hear the water rushing, but could barely see where the water was.

This is the swing set that Daddy built for his two little girls last year, boy was that ever a good build. We already have plans for an extension in the spring.

This is the deck that Daddy built. Isn't he a genius~~~~~~

It just looked so lovely covered in snow.

And finally for today, here is a picture of our latest pet, Maggie, the monster cat!
She came to us the week before christmas, she is 12-14 years old, her previous owner was an elderly lady that had passed on. Maggie is huge, she weighed 21 pounds when she arrived here, and is now at 18-19 pounds. Katherine is only 38 pounds!

As you can see in the picture Maggie is almost the same size as Katherine. Poor baby doll couldn't even pick her up! She is still trying.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

A sad weekend

Ty lost his battle on Friday. Elizabeth had gone to see him in the afternoon, I checked in on them, and found what I thought was my baby girl holding a dead hamster, but he choked out another few breathes, and passed peacefully in my hands.

My sister in law also lost a bird on Friday.

Rest in peace little ones, I hope that the rainbow bridge is all they say it is.

Knitting news, Pi is almost done, and I still haven't figured out how to put up the button! Duh..... I am so dense, I tried once, and got it, then screwed something up and lost it all, then tried again, didn't even get close!

LOL.... one day I will manage it, maybe within the time frame of the KAL.

I started a pair of jaywalker socks yesterday, I am not a sock lover, or a sock knitter, so these bright red socks are definitely for me. I don't mind low ankle socks so much so that is what they will be.

I ordered some yarn from knit picks today, yarn for the peacock, and some sock yarn, I am determined to get into sock knitting, god knows why, maybe to distract me from lace? Won't work, but I will try, and if it fails, well I will have to add it to the stash.

The family have all come down with a lousy cold this weekend, mine is finally starting to clear up, hopefully back to normal tomorrow, but this just capped off what started as a crap weekend!