Friday, April 28, 2006
It must be spring.
I am so craving colour!! I have been looking around on line and some of the yarn out there ... I feel yearnings. I see a Paypal account in my future! I think the fever has hit and is going to go from dormant to high pitch in no time. Sigh. Hang on, it's going to be a rough ride.
I hope this picture shows up! I'm not really sure which one it will be, I just chose one at random.
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Secret Pal 8
I am on a roll for Warming Grace! I may be able to surprise Cynthia with a little gift just for her! Don't tell any one though 'kay?! Now, to get to the mail and have it there by May 4th!
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
How can this still be happening?!
Please go to [www.oprah.com] to see what you can do to help. Don't delay. Just look at the next 2 year old that you see, imagine that child forced to walk for miles in the dark, getting locked in a cage with hundreds of other children for the entire night so he/she will not be kidnapped. Some don't make it. Imagine being a parent in Uganda. Never reading your child a bedtime story. No good night kisses or bathtime rituals. No standing in their darkened room just watching them sleep. Never knowing until late morning if your child is still alive and has not been kidnapped. Imagine your child/niece/nephew as a sex slave or a soldier. Now, go do something. As the [Yarn Harlot] has said, "If you can afford yarn, you can afford to help." I would like to add this, if you have time to knit, you have time to help. Even if it's just passing on the message.
Saturday, April 22, 2006
Don't you just love firsts?
My squares for Warming Grace are finished and now for the needles. So far one down, two to go.
I bought nylon twine and o-rings for a dog collar too. I got the idea from a pattern in Mag Knits last issue (#3), but I think I'm going to adapt the pattern to suit me. Plus, I don't think the mister wants Apollo to wear rainbow colours. I don't think that rainbows go with being named for Apollo Creed from the Rocky movies.
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
If only I could figure out where the first picture I tried to send went.
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
I can KNIT!!
I finally feel like the worst part of the learning process is over. I hope. I know my stitches. I hope. Now it is just a matter of learning to read a complicated pattern and taking those first steps beyond increase/decrease and into colour changes, stranding, lace, felting more than a one colour swatch, all that fun stuff that can take a knitter into realms of frustration and glee not yet known or experienced.
Victory number one in the process, many more to come!! Ah, Nirvana! I think I will just bask for a little while. After all there is one more I-cord to do.
Friday, April 14, 2006
Basically, there is little girl (there's a beautiful picture of her) who has cancer and the owner of the blog is requesting donations of knit squares 5" x 5" in pink of any shade. Only soft natural fibres (soft wools or cottons) please as the child has developed sensitivities because of the chemo. Cynthia (the blogger) is using the squares sent to her to make one blanket for Grace to keep her warm on her way to Chemo and at home afterward. She will use any remaining squares to make blankets for other girls who are also going through similar ordeals.
Please, go through your stash and do what you can to help. Every child should believe that people are basically good and generous and what better way to tell a child she matters than to take a little time to help care for them even if by proxy.
Thursday, April 13, 2006
It's his birthday!!
Well, better quit procrastinating and go "giterdun"!!
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Dare you to try this!!
I still don't have an accurate measure so I can't go get the harness for him. No, I don't intend to walk him, I just need to be able to put his tags on him and he's figured out how to undo his collar. I think he's working on Jezzy's too, the little bugger!
Sunday, April 09, 2006
I just finished making my first set of circulars (9mm 16") and am now gelling an idea for a knit knitting basket and hanging circular holder. Now, I just have to find the time to make up the patterns!
Friday, April 07, 2006
Is seal hunt a valid protest?
My conclusion is that Newfoundland and Labrador's seal hunt is relatively small in the grand scheme of the meat industry and so it is (rightly) assumed they don't have the money and resources certain other groups do. These other groups assume that they'll win due to sheer volume of money thrown out in protests and publicity. So sad that they demand things done their way, but, at the same time insist on freedom to choose their lifestyles and opinions at the expense of other people's freedoms and opinions!
If these militant groups have their way, they will in effect be dictators of our lives. No thanks! I like being able to choose my own dinner, thank you very much!!!
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Knitting some more.
Love the book, great ideas, time lines are a little skewed for us average stay-at-home Moms!
To be fair though, I did use a smaller yarn [Paton's Katrina (excellent yarn, nice feel, stretchy, and beautiful drape. I may do a tank top with it next.)] so that may have been part of the problem, but, a month of knitting here and there (I am a little slow and unfortunately, hyper on the tension) means her time lines are based on the fact that she's really fast and not distracted.
I've finished two little baskets (my pattern) and have two more to do before Easter. I've found one little gitch and made a few small adjustments so I can get two baskets out of one ball. Happy, happy, happy!
I think I'll try for patterns that don't use a lot of yarn or very expensive brands. That way poor knitters like me won't have to save up for very long to make them.