Monday, October 24

She's knitting up a storm!

No, not me, my daughter! She finally finished off one scarf that she was working on. And immediately cast on another one, this one will be a gift for one of her cousins for Christmas. I've created a knitting monster :) Mind you, it's a cute little monster.

Lucy Neatby Day was fun. Got to fondle some really nice yarns. Yarns that I know I'll never be able to afford to buy. So I fondled :)

Lucy was very nice. She told me that the picture she had seen of me didn't do me justice. She showed my friends and I how to to do two different types of cast-ons.

I bought myself a set of bamboo needles. And some koigu sock yarn. I really like koigu yarn! But, if it hadn't been on sale I wouldn't have bought it. I was torn between that or a ball of Opal sock yarn.

I started a pair of socks for me that day, but then took them off the needles. I am now using the needles to knit a pair of gloves for Katie.

Went to the craft room last night and decided to play with my sewing machines. One is going out in the garbage tonight; it's dead! The serger is working - for now. My other one isn't working; but I can't throw it out. We bought it, it wasn't given to us, and I can't think of throwing it out. (the other one was a given one) Perhaps I'll have to get a new one as a business expense?

Today I got the glass cut that Katie and I need for some beach glass suncatchers that we are going to make. Now to wait for Dan to get the wood ready for us; it involves the table saw, and I don't use the table saw.

I've cut a few things out on the scroll saw in the last few days. Katie cut out a horse for herself, did most of it herself, and did a pretty good job. She also designed and made (with help from Dad) a cat shelf for my sister for Christmas. It's quite cute! Must take a picture of it.

Tonight is our final obedience class. Evaluation night. I don't think we passed.

Wednesday, October 19

"Lucy Neatby Day"

All other stuff going on in the world has ceased to matter to me ... well, almost.

I sent my son off to school not feeling the best, with a small money bribe promised, if he would just go to school and stay there until Daddy gets home from work at 1:00. He woke up saying he didn't feel well this morning; but has no fever, and has his normal amount of energy.

I have arranged a sitter for when my hubby has to work this evening.


Because today I get to meet Lucy Neatby!

She is hosting a Knitting Adventure week at White Point Beach Lodge; which is about 45 minutes from my home. It cost too much to go for the week. So, a friend and I (and a friend of hers) are crashing the event today. We'll be there for a mini trade fair that is happening as well.

Lucy is a knitting designer from Nova Scotia. The first time I found her website I fell in love with her designs. I've been told that she is a very nice, down to earth lady. Can't wait to meet her.

Now off to get some work done before I have to go. Work - do I have too????

Sunday, October 16

sock quiz

I found this on another blog, and had to give it a try.

Knee length sock
You quite like socks, but your not overly-obsessed
with them. You would have been a pair of
knee-length socks in any colour, and probably
stripy or something to make you that little bit
more interesting.

What type of sock are you?
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Friday, October 14

Knitting my fingers away

That what it seems like I'm doing, anyway.

I have a pair of gloves on the go right now, and a dishcloth, and another dishcloth, and a pair of thrummed mittens, and a shawl, and I'm sure there's something else as well. The gloves are for a friends b-day on the 24th. Thankfully her hubby reminded me about her b-day in time to get them started and finished in time - I think. I'm knitting them out of Bernat Sox yarn, blue in color, on size 3mm needles. I must say, I enjoy knitting fingers. Does that make me strange??

The dishcloths are for a gifts and a swap that I am in. The shawl is for me. Mittens are for a craft sale; I hope to get a few pairs of them done.

I'm ordering some Briggs & Little wool the end of the month; then I'll be knitting socks for Christmas presents for my brother and one nephew.

We harvested our little garden the other day. I just finished blanching and freezing 3 ziplock sandwich baggies of baby carrots - our entire carrot crop. Well, our crop minus the ones that Katie took to the ginuea pig in her class, and the ones that we ate raw. Not a big crop by any means.

Next garden/freezing job is to cook the spaghetti squash and freeze that. We got 10 of them, ranging in size from 3 inches (end-to-end) to 12 inches. Once again, not a big crop, but a crop none the less. We did get quite a few beans and peas that we ate as they came ripe. And quite a few little cucumbers that we are eating as they are.

Oh, forgot about the moebius scarf that I have on the go.

Next Weds is going to be a fun day. There are three of us crashing Lucy Neatby's "Knitting Adventure Retreat". It's being held just 40 minutes from my home; but is way too expensive for me to attend. So we are crashing it. There is also a mini trade fair that day. Hopefully I'll be able to find some money to take with me. Wonder where it would be hiding???

Friday, October 7

Happy Thanksgiving weekend

That's to all the Canadians who read my blog. Heck, I only know of one person who reads my blog, and she is Canadian :) Guess I'm not that popular; but that's OK. Probably doesn't help that I don't share my blog URL very often.

Not much going on here. I have a sore pinky which is making knitting a little bit painful. I did manage to knit a pair of half finger gloves for my sister for her b-day. She liked them, which made me happy. They fit her, which also made me happy!

I picked up a little scarf knitting booklet for myself yesterday; "Simple 1-2-3 Knitting Scarves". Can't say anything else about it, because that one person I know who reads my blog isn't allowed to know anything about it until Christmas. I'll just say that Katie and I have both picked out scarves that we want to make.

We'll be going to my Mom's house on Sunday for Thanksgiving dinner. My brother will be BBQ'ing some roasts; which I know will be good. Mom will also cook a meat king that they raised. (another yummy thing). I have to bring the potatoe salad. Mom supplies the meat and the potatoes, we all bring the rest.

Other than that we don't have any plans for the long weekend. Probably just stay at home and do things around the house. Boring!!

Can't think of anything else, I'm getting a headache.