Monday, July 06, 2009

Sew what?

Last Christmas my parents gave me a sewing machine. I had done some sewing back in high school but nothing recently. I find it a little harder to get around to sewing because I don't have a place where I can leave my machine set-up. I have to get it all out and put it on the kitchen table when I do want to sew. So, a mere 6 months after getting the machine I finished my first real project. It's a quilted table runner which I machine quilted. I think it turned out pretty good for a first shot at machine quilting (or any kind of quilting for that matter)

What else is new since I last blogged... Hmm... I have a big scary job interview next week which would mean a huge promotion and pay raise. And umm.. oh yeah there's this little trinket....


The wedding is tentatively set for October 2010. Not a whole lot of planning is done other than that yet, but I think we lots of time. I hope we have lots of time.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Visitting Pierre

A couple weeks ago I stopped in to Love, me and picked up this super cool Pierre Trudeau change purse, because what could be better than Pierre Trudeau on a change purse?!? Also, if you've never been into Love, me you simply must go. It is a shop which carries all hand made goodies. It's like Etsy minus the shipping charges.

I just spent the week in the Ottawa area, going to a wedding and spending time with my sister. Here is the PT change purse posing with the plaque of one of his governments. I think it was his first one.

Now here is the man himself:

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Another FO

Here is a little item that I finished back in March sometime. It is the Lace Capelet by Mary Heather from Ravelry - a free download for members. I used one skein of Fiddlesticks Lace sensation and in less than two weeks I got this cute little cape! The only thing I changed was to add an extra repeat at the top and I may have used smaller needles than the pattern called for.

In other news, work is extremely busy right now, I have been dragging around a cold, and I was told the other day that I could not have a credit card for purchasing because having a woman's name on a credit card could be confusing. Oh, yes. I love my job.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Coming out of hibernation.

Spring is on it's way and I have finally come out of hibernation. I spend this winter staying in, keeping myself busy with books, video games, learning to sew and of course - knitting!

First up, the pinwheel baby blankie for my second neice who is due in July. I used 3 skeins of Estelle Cloud Cotton and a free pattern that can be found on Ravelry.

Second, the Lucy Neatby Spindrift Scarf. I worked on this over Christmas vacation as a good travel project. It's a very fun pattern once you get the hang of it and it really stretches the yarn out. I used about 75 grams of sock yarn and got a scarf that is over 8 feet long.

I wanted to start a project to use up all those little sock yarn scraps after seeing YesIknit's lovely sock memories blanket. I am using the Mason Dixen How to log cabin instructions and a very tacky combination of sock yarn. It's really quite hideous.
I have made my triumphant return to blogging, now maybe soon I will venture out the house.

Friday, January 23, 2009

A very late Christmas post

I'm way behind on my blogging.

I only knit one Christmas gift this year, because this one was so much work!My mom had no idea it was coming though and was totally surprised when she opened it.

The details are:
Katherine Hepburn Cardigan by Kathy Zimmerman, published in Lace Style.
Knitpicks Shine Sport in Harbour on 2.75 mm needles.
It took almost 4 months of fairly monogamous knitting and there was a lot of finishing, but it turned out really well.

Monday, January 05, 2009

2008 FO List

I didn't make a fancy picture of them all, but here is a list of my 2008 FO's. Not too shabby if I do say so myself.

- 4 scarves
- 1 shrug
- 2 hats
- 2 vests
- 1 camisole
- 1 cardigan
- 1 pullover
- 4 pairs of socks (adult)
- 1 pair of baby socks
- 1 baby hat
- 1 baby sweater
- 2 stoles
- 1 cowl

Wishing you all a productive 2009.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


The winter knitty is now up! I like Socktopus!

I have been a delinquent blogger. Just to catch you all up, I spend the first week in October in Sydney, NS on a course and then spent mid October to mid November on the Hudson. Since I got back I have been catching up on domestic type stuff and performing my Christmas elf duties. I have no knitting projects to post right now because I had the crazy idea of taking on a big project as a Christmas gift. Chritmas is two weeks away and I still have half a sleeve, button band, and all finishing to do! Eek!

The new car is working out pretty good too. It does all kinds of neat little things. For instance, to keep your headlights clear it sprays them with washer fluid every fifth time you spray your front windshield with fluid. If you are using your windshield wipers then stop at a light, it automatically reduces your wipers to intermittent mode to save energy. I'm also discovering that the 6-speed tiptronic (sport mode) automatic is fun.