Wednesday, June 27, 2012

No more lunches....

Yep, that's right....I made my last school lunch for this Grade 4 year! Yahoooo!! :)  ...and to boot, my kid almost forgot it so I had to sprint through the pasture to bring it to him as he ran for the bus!!! Sheesh - KIDS!!!!

So the past couple of weeks have been busy....I've completed this:

and spun up a little bit of this:

and this:

Then I test knit one of these (yeah, just ask him how thrilled he was to model a PINK beret!!!) :

and I test knit one of these:

I joined a few knitters at the local art gallery for our regular stitch and bitch on Friday afternoons and on my way out the door, I spied these (yarn bombing courtesy of my friend Gudie):

I think they're just lovely......great use for all those doilys our Grandmas used to make!! Don't you think it just makes everything a little more cheery????

Anyway - on this last full day of school, I am going to enjoy it - having coffee with a girlfriend this morning and then packing this afternoon for our trip to the cabin.  I am taking Brayden fishing for the long weekend - so hope to have some more pics for you soon.  In the meantime, I'll leave you with my view this morning:

Yes, I AM a lucky girl!! Nice to see the sunshine this morning...hope it sticks around - we could use a little drying out around here!!

Hope you all have a great weekend and here's a little cartoon that just struck me as super funny the other night!!  It must have been late - but I howled when I saw it!! Cracked me right up!! Bye for now!!


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Knit Knit Knit ...and knit some more!! :)

What have I been up to you ask??? Well, knitting my fool head off!! Here's a couple of things I've been working on:

The first is a test knit for the shawl pattern Dinner in the Eiffel Tower.  I love how this one turned out.  A beautiful pattern and one I wouldn't mind doing again in a worsted weight yarn - perhaps some Cascade 220 - Superwash. 

This one took about 450 yards of yarn...approximately one skein. 

The next one is my Color Affection Shawl and this baby is HUGE!! This one took about 1100 yards of yarn or the better part of 3 skeins.  I used my own yarn that I hand dyed and just tried to pick three colors that I thought would work.  I love how it turned out - and it is HUGE!!! Tons and tons of mindless knitting on this one. 

Anyway - that's what I've been up to - knitting while it rained.  Now that we're back to some decent weather - perhaps I'll bring out my wheel and do some spinning! :)

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