Friday, March 29, 2013

..internet connection
..knitting projects


Wednesday, November 03, 2010

so here I am.

and it's been so long that I haven't had weirdos comments awaiting moderation.. lol...
well until now! ;)
in my last post I mentioned a doily that I just had to make,
and I did, it really didn't take long at all!
super cute but if I ever knit it again I'll add beads where the bobbles go!!

when this bag popped up on Ravelry a couple weeks ago I had to make it, I've been using it ever since and it's great!! I'd love to make another one in different colors, maybe in handdyed??
Sally posted a pattern for Owliver, a cozy for her MP3 player, my Owliver holds a rice krispy treat perfectly!!

a pair of mitts I made for the etsy shop, if they don't sell soon I'll be forced to use them this winter!! lol I think they turned out pretty darn cute! (my own pattern)

Kate (who hasn't updated her blog either)has a pattern for Brimmer hats, my sil asked me to make some hats for the boys,
this is the perfect pattern for little boys, I had to modify the pattern for the yarn and head sizes but they turned out great!

till next time...

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Hmmmm, part alpaca maybe??


its like they were related in another life.

and in knitting news, I finished a shawl:

and started another:

I really never wear shawls.. but they are so pretty and fun to knit!!
wanna see a few others on the list??
(sorry these are all on ravelry... if you haven't joined yet you should!)
whether I get to them all or not is another question.. as soon as I finish one, another new one pops up on Rav!!
till next time

Monday, July 05, 2010


So we went and got another dog, Baylee is a mini dach X mini pom, so shes going to be a tiny little thing, her mom was 12 lbs and her dad just 4 lbs!!
here's their first meeting.
Mona really suprised me, when we first brought her home (July 1 2010) I let her sniff her pee pad and all she did was walk away, not interested in it at all.
so I grabbed Baylee and let Mona sniff her butt... no growl, tail wagging, she looked happy to have a little friend again.
Over the next couple days, we kept a eye on them... I gave Mona a couple peices of toast crust, Baylee went to get a little nibble, and I watched, Mona showed her a little teeth, she didn't back away... then a little growl, Baylee backed up immediatly and watched Mona eat the crust... that was probally the first time ever that Mona stood up for herself... Zoey was the alpha dog.
It's been so nice having a puppy again.
besides the getting up at night and the peeing in the house, altho both of those are getting better as the days go by.
the first night she was up 3 times and cried most of the night too.
I've been taking her water away about 8 or 9 at night and that really seemed to help... she's only been getting up to go outside once a night, and this morning she let me sleep in until 7am. Man was that ever nice!!
she loves to sleep all crazy.

Also LOVES to snuggle with you just before she falls asleep too.

till next time.....

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

June Knittin'

Shawl knittin', gotta love it... the pattern is Annis from knitty
knit with knitpicks shimmer in baylou... LOVE this color, browns blues and greens!
The pattern says to use 5 and6 mm needles, I used 4.5 and 5.5mm, next time I'll still use the 6 for the cast on, it's a little tight even tho I cast on as loose as I could, it's a really great pattern even tho you start off casting on some 340ish sts!! OMG...I counted the sts 3 or 4 times just to make sure I had the right
it needed a little bling
so I looked around etsy for a little inspiration
and came up with this:
and a close up:

kinda cute and super easy to make too!
and a pic of the nupps/detail.

I'm trying to knit this too
not that it's hard but it's boring as hell... I'm 2 inches into the second needle change and I'm bored... I will finish it tho.. hopefully this month and it'll be my june sweater!
for July I'm planning on making Olive Branch Yoga Hoodie... not that I do yoga... it's a nice cardi. I have some brown sheep cotton fleece yarn in pinecone.
till next time..

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


nope not here silly...
is celebrating their 1 yr anniversary
they want to give stuff away!!
Quick go check it out!!

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Goodbye Little Girl

Zoey was born May 16 02.

She left us was to soon, June 9 10
RIP Zoey.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

June 1 2010

WOW can you believe it's June already!
it's been so wet and yucky out... there has been alot of knitting going on.
I whipped up this little doll for a co-workers sisters baby...
she only took about 3 hours!!
Gotta love a pattern like that!!
and my May sweater... Buttercup knit with kauni yarn (ES colorway)

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Tappen Zed, Eh?

WOW can you believe 2 posts in a week!!
This is my April/May sweater... I knit most of it in april and just finished it up yesterday!
it's the Tappen Zee pattern from the Spring Knitty
obviously I changed the pattern... and used thicker yarn

I knit it in the round, added waist shaping, made the sleeves full length,
and did a few short row on the back of the collar...
it fits great and is super warm!!

Up next for may is Buttercup (rav link) in some blue kauni yarn that I've tried to knit into so many other sweaters along with another yarn... but it was meant to be knit on it's own.
see you when it's done!!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

this ones for you Stacy!!

So I was on my way to work this morning on a wonderfuly crappy day... it's May 4th and it's snowing and is super slushy!! Our road has been horrible for weeks... so before we go any further... please get a Corb Lund song into your head.... The Truck got Stuck, comes to my mind.

ok, so I'm driving, bouncing in the holes that is our road, slopping in the slush.

I hit the slush and slowly it sucked me into the ditch.

(sorry about the super small pics I used my phone)

I called our great and awsome neighbours S and T and they came to my rescue and brought me home again.

Later when Albert got home ...he tried to drive it out.


Albert came into the field and then got stuck himself.

Our neighbour J drives by and tries to get Albert unstuck....

AND get stuck himself.

oh bugger!!

they play tug or war and eventually J is free and he gets alb free too.

Meanwhile B drives down the road and lends us his chain ( we had a rope but it wasn't long enough)

both trucks got out but we had to leave the van in the field until B came back from town.

he came by picked up Alb and pulled the van out.

Thank goodness for great neighbours!!

it reminded me of old times when we used to go and try and get stuck on purpose!!

good times!!
and because it's a knitting blog... here's my latest cardi
I used just under 2 skeins of Knitpicks shimmer *baylou*
and a 3.5 mm circ
it's so light and pretty
I used feather and fan for the collar and sleeve cuffs.
it kinda reminds me of a camo looking material... but
till next time...

Thursday, April 01, 2010

whatchya lookin' at??

lol.. when I went out this morning, I noticed Lucys teeth... how could you not??
my baby is growing up... she's loosing her baby teeth!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Not to much knitting going on around here... we finished the bathroom:

SO much better than before:
Hello 1970!!!

I'm pretty sure that everything in there was about 20 yrs old... maybe longer.

I did get to do a bit of knitting... I finished Shalom

and have done about 20 rows on Sylvi for DJ.
We have since painted DJ's room... Naiomi switched rooms which also got painted and then laminate was on sale... so we're doing the whole upstairs... it'll be so nice to get rid of the old carpet too... it's kinda nasty.
Maybe I'll get back here in April with Sylvi??
Hope so!!
till then...

Sunday, February 28, 2010