Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Ok, I admit it. I won't let my little blog die... I keep coming back, taking a peek, pining to pick up my needles again and get busy knittin'... Its been waaaay tooo long, right? Mmhmm, you know it! So hopefully looking back at all the cloths I did (and gave away), the scarves I still love, and all the little WIPs I think I might need to rip or see if I can salvage, I'm going to get back into it again. Wow, that was a long sentence 0o.. Annyhoo, so if anyone is out there listening (can't imagine there would be, and thats ok too) I've inspired myself to pick up the sticks and pick up where I left off... Buried in soft yarns that still feel nice on my fingers, and patterns that I don't even remember I had.... Oi

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Thank You and Good Night

Its been soo long since my last post and as it goes, I unfortunately have nothing to contribute :-) The little things that brought joy to me, like this blog and knitting have taken a back seat to other things at the moment. Nothing bad or serious, just "different". So, as a result, the time spent here has obviously dwindled to nuthin'.

With that said, I probably won't be posting anything new anytime soon, thus making this blog obsolete for me. Thank you for all the gracious comments and help I've received from everyone in the past 2 years, and all the friends I've made along the way. Everything you've taught me will never be forgotten. Plus, I will still be visiting all the amazing knitting blogs when the opportunity arises, so if you might see my name pop up in a comment. Who knows, in 6 months I might be back into the groove of it and torturing everyone with my babbling, again.

To sing a phrase from an old TV Show:
"I'm so glad we had this time together"

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


So, my brother has been working on a documentary for the past couple of years about some pretty fun people. Hobbyists with a passion that go above and beyond simple collecting and sharing. Some people might label them as geeks or losers but honestly, their just a fun loving group who enjoy their collections to the max!


My Mom, son and I decided to make the 3 hour drive to see my brother's documentary kind of on a whim. We both really wanted to go but I wasn't sure if my work load at the office would be light enough for me to break away and get down there to see it. He's had so much media interest in his production, its been a busy two weeks for him! CityTV, CBC, The Calgary Hearld, a couple of Podcasts... He's had his own mini-press-junket going which is great! It give him the chance to get the word out on his show before his big night.


09 | 22 | 2007

Well, it's finally here. Pegwarmers will be making it's World Premiere at the 2007 Calgary International Film Festival . And make sure to check out the Film Synopsis at the film Festival Website.

Should be a really great time, with many of the cast and crew in attendance. So fire up the warp drive, Set your phasers on stun, and join us for a great night at the movies!

Monday Sept. 24, 9:15 PM
The Uptown Theatre
612 8th Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta

If you need directions to the theatre click here for a map.


What a blast it was! There must have been close to 150 people in the Theatre. Seeing my brother's friends and my own son up there on the big screen! Everyone cheered, hooted and hollered as we all shared in the fun and excitement of my brother's documentary finally on the big screen! And at the Calgary Film Festival, too.... So many people were there all suited up in their Stormtropper costumes, as was onhand Darth "Daver", (I believe them to be ) Bobafett & Jengafett, an Imperial Officer and an Ewok.

It was a long but very wonderful 25 hour trip! So glad we went. Hopefully he'll get another opportunity to have it in a theatre again. I know he's going to sell the DVD and wants to look into getting it on the small screen through an independant distributor. Cross your fingers, I know I am!

I need to get a few pictures up here, but if you look up Pegwarmers on Facebook there's some images there to go through.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Late Breaking News...

I forgot to post:

I received my Ravelry invite!!!! Woo hoo! I'm so excited, I could just spit, but that's gross.
Now I just need to set aside some time to poke around in there. Can't wait!

I'm not leaving here, obviously as I enjoy this, too.
We'll see ya there!

Monday, September 03, 2007

Anyone watch Big Brother?

I do. Love it! Here's what I finished after Sunday's POV episode...

The varigated pink is finally finished... About 20 cloths later.... :D

I See Spots!

So if you've done Abigail's Pinwheel Dishcloth, you know how addicting they are.. Well, I've got spots eyes. I did the original just as she called for a while ago, same size needles and cast on.

Then, I tried moving up to size 9 needles for the next, I like a bigger cloth, not quite so compact...

Finally, because I'd had enough of the back and forth, I did this one by knitting 3 rows, purling 3 rows making sure to follow the pattern by leaving the appropriate amounts of stitches on my needle. Plus I casted on 23 stitches instead of the 17 and ended up with this...

I'll write out the whole pattern if anyone's interested, I just don't know what to call it yet. ;D

Thanks Abigail for your inspiration!

Friday, August 31, 2007

Garter KISSes

Our holidays didn't really afford me the time I thought they would to tackle anything other than cloths. I wanted to try some socks when I was sitting on the beach, soaking up the rays, but so much to do so little time!

When we got home, I got this uber urge to power knit! I went to my big box yarn store and found some Bernal Stripes and Twists and had to buy them. I needed to relieve myself of this "knit-craving" that had built up. The cure was KISS work. Keep It Simple Stupid, Garter Stitch Cloths. In about 24 hours, I did 3 pretty, simple cloths.

The last one a slip stitch cloth, and even though its on same size 9 needles, its alot smaller than the others. I love the colours of these cloths.

Oh, here's another mooshy shot just to make you want your own....

They are big and squishy. Just what the doctor ordered.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Life's a beach, tunnel, mountain, and river.

So, how was your summer? Getting ready to go back to school? Work? Yeah.. I don't even want to think about it. We had such a relaxing time on Vancouver Island, even though we put about 5,000 kms on my car. Ate lots, played lots, visited every spot we had time for.

We couldn't have asked for better weather. Sunny, warm.

It was just what the doctor ordered.

We enjoyed hunting for crabs to look at, then letting them go on their way of course, when the tides were out. I'm sure the locals don't appreciate the tourists coming in and messing with the ecosystem, and for that, I'm sorry. But we did try not to have too much of an impact. The live sand dollars were left behind, while, we did bring home a couple of ones that had went to the "big beach in the sky". Last time we went, we got a seastar in Ucluet, but, our dog ate it... Yup.

Jealous yet? ;D

This little guy let our beach bum try his skim board. We ended up getting one for him. This boy was so much fun to watch. He was obviously still learning himself as he'd land on his backside more often than not, but you could tell he was having a blast!

Good times...
Anyone ever been to Hope, BC?

How about the Othello Tunnels? How amazing are these!

They were built from 1911 to 1918 to complete the Kettle Valley Railway. Cut through solid granite to allow the railway to span the 300-foot-deep (90-m) Coquihalla Canyon, at a whopping cost (for the time) of $300,000. Plagued by washouts and rock slides, the railway line was closed in 1959.
Its so interesting to walk through the pitch black, cool, humid tunnels.

There's 4 to go through, then a hike along what would have been the track. We just did the tunnels. No bats, that I know of. As you walk along the pedway, you can still see the train tracks underneath.

Then there was Clearwater, BC, and Wells Grey Provincial Park. We went to visit my folks at they're home away from home, and pick up our dog. He had a nice vacation too hanging with his grandparents.
That's my Dad the German Mountain Sheep scaling that rock. He was picking up fishing line that people had "left behind". I just want to know, why didn't they take it with them in the first place?
My folks just love it there. Can't really blame them.

All the big trees. The cool, clean water.

The dog even nibbled down a few of these wild onions. Silly beagle.

Then, it was off home...

What a great 2 weeks, hey pups?!

There, now you all came with us... ;D

Oh yeah! I did some knitting too. None of it made it home with us as it was all gifted to our hostess, but I did snap a few pictures. Dishcloths, of course....

A single colour ballband, and

... Gee, I can't remember the name of this pattern! I will though, I've got it somewhere, Very fun knit this one was. Then I also did one that a certain Miss Wolly Knits would have loved. It was a variant on her Whiskers cloth. A Granny's Favorite Whiskers that my mom stole before I got to take a photo... Yes, its not alot of knitting, really only 3 cloths, but I was so busy looking out the window, enjoying my family time that I just couldn't do it.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Awwww.... Holidays done.

So what do I get for having 2 weeks for freedom from the regular grind? Sadness that its over.

More on the "Holiday of the Year" when I download all 512 photos to my machine. Prepare to be bored.


Wednesday, July 11, 2007