Wednesday, July 26, 2006

May 21/06 Me and Gloria with her honourable daughter #1. Goodbye Gloria...wise Gloria....Auntie Glo....the keeper of Gloria's Ocean....the sister-in-law who made the rest of us (5 or so sisters-in-law) feel safe and welcome.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

The polar bear.....oh he loved the snow, born on Christmas Eve 1993....our big yellow dog....such a lovey thing. Goodbye Dunny boy. We cannot prolong your suffering and must help you over to the other side. Wednesday will be a very sad day indeed.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Making progress with my silk and sea cell "lace" scarf. Ooooo but I see the photo shows my little mistake clearly...perhaps it won't be so obvious when it is wrapped around my neck....because I am NOT ripping this out yet again...a perfectionist I'm not.


I've changed my mind, this silk is far too expensive not to be knitted up correctly and I just found another mistake. Besides the sample scarf in the shop was knit on much finer needles than we were told to use and I think I liked that scarf better. So out this one will come, once again.

Third time is the charm, they say.

But I think I may just put this yarn away for a bit and do the scarf with Lorna's Laces sock yarn instead. It won't be so slippery and maybe then I won't drop a stitch so frequently.

A pretty porch from a pretty house on a pretty street near the Beaches.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Beginner's Lace. Beginner indeed. I enjoyed the class and I am enjoying this sometimes frustrating new technique I am learning. I am in awe of some of the lace projects I have seen out there. I love the fibre - 70% silk 30% seacell. So soft and the variation in the dying gives the scarf depth. Posted by Picasa

Friday, July 07, 2006 I've just started reading "The Birth House". What a wonderful lyrical writer Ami McKay listening to a fine story teller....but she is from downeast - Nova Scotia and that explains it all!

Tonight Brenna and I are going to re-watch Pirates of the Caribbean #1 and then tomorrow night (after my knitting workshop) we will be off to the movies with all the crowds to see #2. Can't wait.

It is a beautiful summer day today....just the way I like it, clear blue sky, fine weather not too hot and not too cold and the air feels fresh and clean. The humidity has taken a break.


Thursday, July 06, 2006

Arrrrrr yumm
Yarn Stash!! Yesterday I went to "Unwind" to sign up for a beginner's lace workshop that is happening this Saturday. The scarf is absolutely beautiful and soft and they say it is easy. We'll see. I chose Handmaiden silk and seacell blend in that coral-pink colour for moi and the plain purple for my friend Alice. You can see these in the 2nd picture. The class is a 2-for-1 in July so this is my gift to her....a class and the yarn. I think it is the perfect birthday gift for someone who has everything and we get to spend a few hours learning a new technique.

Of course I had to buy some other skeins...just because they were so pretty and/or interesting. I bought 2 skeins of "Lorna's Laces"...those two pretty variegated yarns, perhaps for 2 more (gift) scarves, or I will need to pick up 2 more skeins on Saturday if I decide I want to makes socks with them. I got 2 skeins of gold hemp (on sale). I've never knit with hemp...a new venture.

My boys want these beanie hats. I must get started on those as well. But of course I'll need more yarn because I don't seem to have any cotton in my stash for this project. Oh dear.

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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

July 5th....and summer has begun. There is where I would like to be! Posted by Picasa