Saturday, May 31, 2008

This and That + Down With Cotton...

So, I'm pretty well caught up on everything right now. I'm just past the heel on my contest sock prototype. And the alphabet's going well.
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

Sheepy Alphabet Update

Here's where I'm at with the little sheepys. Where the initials are is the start of the hedge. Even managed to get some of the flowers done!

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Monique's Capelet (Front View)

And here's the front of the capelet. I like how this one turned out.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Monique's Capelet (Back View)

Here's the back of the almost completed capelet. Still need to put buttons/snaps at the collar.

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Out & About

Here's Maureen down at the Kiwanis Waterfall Park on Sunday morning. I wound up with sunburnt shoulders but we fun. Even stopped for icecream at Dessart on the way home.

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Saturday, May 17, 2008

This, That and T'Other

Monique's capelet is finished but for sewing on the buttons. Photo should go up later this week.
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...

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Friday, May 9, 2008

My Sheep Alphabet (WIP)

Here's where I'm at with my Sheep Alphabet. There will be a "hedge" border around the letters when complete, as well as little flowers between them.

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Meet Siobhan C. (yes there are 2 Siobhans...)

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!

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Prairie Gael School of Irish Dance Adult (Advanced) Class Photo

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.

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Sunday, May 4, 2008

During the Walk

Here's Maureen at the Walk rest stop behind the Sask. Natural History Museum. We're out of the wind, finally!

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To the Walk

Here's Maureen getting ready to go on her adventure at the MS SuperCities Walk here in Regina on April 27. She really loves her carrier.

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Saturday, May 3, 2008

Capelets. Cats on Walks. Contest Socks.

Nothing really new to report. Monique's capelet is in the final stages; I just completed the 5th dec row. There are 9 in the upper section. Haven't got over to GW yet so am just sorting out what to do for my contest socks with some Bernat Hot Sox I have laying around. It would work well but then I can't enter any of the really cool categories. That and I don't have quite enough for a pair of socks.
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!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Meet Elsa!

Here's Elsa. She lives with Heather. One more to go...

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