Sunday, September 17, 2006

Again With the Dishcloths..

So, I joined in a new KAL for, yup, dishcloths. I love them because you can practice all the stitch patterns you can get your hands on! A usable gauge swatch, really.

On my two favorite sets of needles I've got two different cloths being worked up. One from the Monthly dishcloth KAL. Its the mid-month pattern, and one for my Canadian Dishcloth group's fall exchange. Nan has asked that I partner up with Mary Anne as her partner had to "bow out" unexpectedly and unfortuntely... She just lost her husband. Prayers are with her and her family... So, instead Mary Anne will be getting her gift in the snail mail now that I finished it.

Photos to follow.

Friday, September 15, 2006

What kind of knitting needles are you?

You are pink aluminum.Retro, straightforward and fun, you love classic things. If they're 99 cents at Goodwill all the better! You are moved by striking colors and tasty morsels, and you like a stitch-n-bitch session in the sun. Just remember, while you're being kitschy cool, don't get too cold. Ice cubes are best kept in your cocktails, baby!

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Been A Long Time Coming

Posting anything has been difficult lately with the Back to School Craze that's swept the Country lately....

That and work, going to the lake, bombing around town in my new car, summer holidays... Blah, blah, blah, yada, yada, yada. This lil ol post is just a teaser....

Here's what's been occupying my needles mostly as of late. We had an exchange in the Canadian Dishcloth Group I belong to and I was lucky to exchange cloths with a super nice lady in Halifax (Hi Suzanna). She sent me the lovely blue/green/yellow cloth that's resting on the top right hand side of the photo. I should have done a better photo of it, what was I thinking.... I also got some chocolate that was "confisgated" by my son and a sample of some detergent for wool. Thanks again, I hope you enjoyed your cloth and goodies I sent....

This is the cloth I sent her.... Its the ZigZag Stripes pattern I've got posted here on my blog. It was fun to do but I really had to concentrate... Again, I don't think the photo captures the pattern well enough. I'll update it when I take a better one.

I finished my shawl that I started for my Triangular Shawl KAL.... Here it is in all its glory resting comfortably on our sofa out at the lake. There's a few boo-boos in it, but all in all, I'm pretty happy with my first big piece.

We decided instead of doing the "family summer vacation trip" together this year, we'd seperate our holiday time so that our son could be at home all summer instead of having to go to his grandmother's. My hubby took him to the Dinosaur Provincial Park earlier so when it was my turn to do something "summer vacation" like with the boy, we went to the beach! The sandcastle that my son and I made during our "mini-holiday" when we went to Sylvan Lake. It was hot and sunny and wonderful to be able to go just him and I, and hotel it for a few days.

... and my new car .... (Notice my hubby's head poking out the top.. heehee.) The back windows have since been tinted and now it looks really hot! I want to wash it and detail it again then I'll update this photo also.