Saturday, May 31, 2008
Have a new project to get cracking at: my pen-pal Aisling is expecting a baby in September! Yeah! More baby things to knit! (Her little girl is 2) As she has already done a layette I'm thinking maybe a toy or maybe a little Aran; I can do up one of those fairly quickly.
In anticipation of the fall birthdays I've decided David's getting the cabled hat out of "Cables Untangled" in the cocoa colored wool I'd originally planned to use for Monique's capelet.
Oh wait, the capelet! She LOVED it! Yeah! Another successful gifty! I love giftys; they don't take a lot of time but people go ga-ga over them.
That's it for today.
P.S. Does anyone else find it annoying that everything seems to be going to cotton yarns? Seriously, cotton has no give, is often heavier than the same thing knit in wool and yet it's promoted as "summer weight"! Cotton is the enemy! Cotton is sore hands unable to knit for days at a time. Cotton is droopy, yucky knits. But cotton is everywhere. Hmmm... My sheepy friends and I will have to figure something out...
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Socks for contest are progressing. Got into GW last Saturday and found a ball of Opal that I really liked the colors in. Quite a bit of orange, so very Nat-ish. Still find it odd that Opal isn't one of the yarns sponsered in the contest. Opal is one of the largest purveyors of sock yarns in the world; one would have thought. Oh well. GW doesn't actually carry any of the sponsered yarns; I thought they had Regia.
Hoping to get a few more letters/sheep done on the alphabet this looong weekend. (And, I get an extra day as it would have been my Monday off anyway: Yeah! 4 day weekend!)
Plan on taking Maureen for a walk tomorrow AM before it gets too warm. Perhaps to the Waterfall Park; it's quite nice down there.
That's it for today! Remember I like comments; they are encouraged. I feel like I'm talking to myself here...
Friday, May 9, 2008
This is Siobhan C., as all good Irish Dance classes should have multiple Siobhans present. She lives with Sarah. By her dress she's ready for any feis or hooley that comes around! Just like Sarah; always ready to par-tay!
Here's our class. Aren't we a bunch of dolls?! (I know, sick joke. Had to.)
Here's our line-up:
Back Row (L to R): Cathleen, David, Elsa, Monique
Front Row (L to R) : Niamh, Siobhan C., Bridget, Siobhan Q.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Maureen and I participated in the MS SuperCities Walk last Sunday. If the wind had been less, it would have been nice. I have 2 pics of her to post: one before we left the house and one at the last rest-stop. Will get those up soon.
That's where I'm at this week!