Wednesday, April 9, 2014 F.O. (Finished Object)!!!!

Well, as mentioned in my last post, life has been kicking me in the butt lately - workwise.  I have been working long hours and this leads to little (or no) knitting!! :(  I have had this sweater languishing on the needles for FAR too long and so I finally just buckled down and finished it off.  It's a little cotton/linen number (details on my project page on Ravelry if you're interested) and I think it turned out rather lovely if I do say so myself. 

I'm hoping someone that can actually wear it will happen upon the store and they'll sell it to her eventually. :)  Regardless, I have another tank top ALMOST completed and then two more sweaters for the store to knit up.  Thankfully I have quit one of my jobs so soon I'll be back to my sporadic knitting between assignments - just the way I like it. :)  More knitting time makes me a LOT less cranky!! 

On another note - guess who got braces???   How do you like this pose???

Do those chicklets need some work - or WHAT!!!! He posted this pic to his Instagram so I don't feel too bad posting it here.  :)  He's a trouper and so far, so good.  Things have sure changed since I got my braces on - they aren't as "metally" as they used to be in the old days.  He's needed a bit of wax to get him through but nothing serious.  Seems to be handling them okay.  Didn't mind getting them a bit - apparently it's "cool" to have braces now!! Whatever!!! 

So what else has been going on??? Well, a couple weeks ago, I took a clay button making workshop in Vernon at the Art Center and I made these:

I will head back there this coming Saturday to paint them - hopefully their first firing has happened and we can get in there with some color.  Then they will need to be fired again....and then they'll be ready for use.  It was a very FUN class and I can't wait to see the final outcome. 

Then last weekend - my GF Anne and I travelled to Vernon for the Kalamalka Spinner's and Weavers annual Spin-In.  It was a fabulous day - great turn out - with some awesome Vendors.  I managed to pick up a skein of some wonderful Alpaca yarn from an Oliver farm and here is a shot of the ladies spinning to their hearts content.  Always a fun day:

Brayden and I also spent part of Spring Break up at Sun Peaks.  Sadly the weather had warmed up and so the Ice Rink and Tube Town were not in operation but we still had fun swimming in the outdoor pool and I did get him into a snowboard lesson.  Here he is - ready to go:

Isn't he just the cutest!! :)   Sadly, we went during the week - so I had to work - but we did have a great time together and I look forward to doing it again next year - perhaps a little earlier in the season. :)

As well, during spring break - I also put Brayden into Soccer Camp - they had European teachers over to teach the course and it was a good pre-requisite to the upcoming season.  Brayden said he really enjoyed the session (2 hours a day - Monday to Friday) and is now looking forward to the season ahead, which I believe will start next weekend! (Didn't we just finish hockey!!UGH!)

Not the best picture - but it was FREEZING in that arena - I didn't stick around for too long! :)

Anyway - that's about it for my update...I think you're all caught up now.  Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to take the time to create some magic! :)