Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The sun is shining, the temps have plummeted once again, grrr. We just bought a new dining set to cheer us up!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

It's been a pleasant day today...sunny and ?mild? I went out with B to his doc appointment and then to "The Brick" to buy a new table and new chairs for the dining room. A big sale. These will be delivered on Tuesday and because they are from "The Brick", all pieces need a coat or two of varnish before we use them.

I've been uploading (well trying to) photos to my Flickr account so I could post them on "Ravelry" - a site for knitters. I do like the feature on Ravelry that allows me to document my knitting projects and all the details I forget over time.

I completed a beret, a 4-day knit; I love fast projects. I knit this beret last year in a colour called "Fire", this colour is called "Shade" I believe, same yarn - "Freedom Spirit", a soft wool from the U.K. - and it's a nice mix of gray and mauve. I made the beret a bit bigger and slouchier, which I liked, but then it was a bit too big around the I tried felting it for 5 minutes in the washer...perfect!! The fabric is now nicely windproof and fits perfectly. But I think I've found a new passion - felting!! Boots or bags anyone?

Yesterday I craved a hamburg and fries! So I made some extra-lean little burgers that we have now named "little bugers". I had one with a few shoestring oven "fries", and my boy had 3 bacon - cheese bugers and a big plate of fries. It's all about compromise isn't it?

Aren't they too cute?

Saturday, February 16, 2008

It's done....the slouchy cardigan...well almost, the hood or a neck finish is optional and I haven't decided on that yet. I'm happy with this sweater, it is cozy, soft and will be a good-all'round comfy sweater to pull on over anything.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Tuesday, February 05, 2008's February and we're way past the half-way mark of winter. Before the next big snowfall, we're in the middle of a melt down. Looking at this wet garden, I'm thankful I don't have wee kids or dogs playing out there anymore!

I'm been knitting and knitting and knitting to get this "Slouchy Cardigan" done. I'm so slow but there are only so many nights I can sit, pop in a DVD and knit.