Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Finally got some printer ink so I could do my test swatch for the new KAL Donna Rocco.
Sure didn't take long to knit that one up.
The details are hard to see, but I think I got the gist of it. Tomorrow the pattern clue 1 becomes available and at least now I can print it out.
The wool I chose should be fantastic. Can't wait.


Monday, July 27, 2009

It has been a cold summer so far.
My "helper" Toby ( seen in one of the photos below) passed away July 13/09 very peacefully. One minute he was sleeping in his favourite spot and the next we found him dead in front of his waterbowl. I am glad he didn't have to suffer and went purely because of old age. It was heartbreaking to see him lying there, but he truly looked like he was sleeping. My son took it the hardest. But he is ok and we still have Phoebe!!!! ( and then there is always the pet store - will a new kitten arrive on our doorstep at some point in time? Who knows..)

Last week was holidays at the cottage for us, and we did have some warm days, but most was cool and rainy. Too bad! We managed by playing games and just keeping our noses in our books or in the wool bag.

Next knit along will start soon and I can hardly wait. I received my wool while I was away and I am thrilled with the colours. We'll see what this will turn into or now.


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Baby Shower

I went to a baby shower for a friend's daughter's first baby. Wow! Hard to believe she is having her own child. I knew her when she was just a wee little thing.
I remember seeing her in the school play Alice in Wonderland. She was the Queen of Hearts. My children were still quite little at that time, but were amazed at the show their school mates put on. One could only dream to aspire to the same kind of talent. As it turned out, both my kids ended up taking drama class in highschool and my daughter was a ballerina up until she started work. So it must have had an impact.
I of course had to make something homemade. Not everyone likes home made things, but as luck would have it, Erin was worried that her child would never know the love that goes into making something for a little one. Well now she has something to put away when he outgrows it and give it back to him when he has his own child. I am sure a story will go along with that.
Now her mom has picked up knitting needles once again as well, so I am sure this little "nugget" as they affectionately call him, will have plenty in his memory box to oohh and aaah over in later years.
Here is a photo of the outfit I made. There is also a blanket that goes with it, but unfortunately no photo is available. All I can tell you is that it is made of camel colour Bernat Satin solid in an argosy pattern. It is the softest and warmest little blanky. I am sure she will get lots of use.