Wednesday, February 24

Puppets ... we have puppets ...

We have lots and lots of puppets. 792 as of this afternoon.
Sister has more at her house to be added to the box.
I'm enjoying the puppet knitting.

On the news front - on Monday I start a temp full-time job as a PSA (or TA) with a little boy in grade 2. Could be a couple of weeks work, could be a job until June. I'll be working at the elementary school in Lockeport - about a 25-30 minute drive. Looking forward to it!

Saturday, February 20

Frustration Level? HIGH

I got the skirt part of the sweater coat all knit, thought it looked big, but thought it had to be right because I had gauge in my swatch. Decreased for the waist ... and it's still big. Huge in fact. Big enough to fit my 13 year old daughter ... way too big for a 2 year old.

So I broke the yarn, left it on the needles and found another pattern to knit.

Cast on a little girls swing coat (too lazy to do the link thing right now) ... got most of the bottom part of that done, and just am not feeling the love for it. It's a cute jacket ... but I'm just not feeling it.

So I'm now knitting finger puppets. Gonna knit as many as I can before the Olympics are over. They're simple, they're fun ... and they're what I feel like doing at the moment.

So much for the Ravelympics. Oh well, maybe in 4 years time.

Friday, February 12

Ravelympics Starting Soon

Yup, it's true ... the Ravelympics are starting. What's that? A lesser known than the real olympics events where you choose a project (or several projects) to complete while the Olynpics are on TV.

I'm knitting the Snow Queen Sweater Coat It will be a gift for our niece Emily for Christmas. Hope she won't read my blog and ruin the surprise ... highly unlikely :)

My plan is to take pictures more often than I do now, and show my progress on here.

The worst part about it ... can't start until the opening ceremony .. which is 10pm my time.

Katie thinks we should have gone to visit with Mary Anne for a couple of days. Some of the events (speed skating??) are happening in her little part of BC. But, you know something ... I wouldn't have gone to watch the events ... too many crowds for me!

Go Canada!!!

So, plan two??? Finish off socks that are in my knitting bag. Why not work on the sweater? The cable on my needle broke!! :( BooHooo Anyone close by who has a 3.75mm 16" (or longer) needle ... please let me borrow it. Oops! 4.5mm, 24" ... not 3.75