Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Wish me luck-
Sunday, February 25, 2007
I also found mention of something I would like to try- http://www.louet.com/specialty/hand_dyeing_kit.shtml It is the Louet kit to try some hand dyeing- easy and in your own kitchen, apparently. I have "done" the Kool Aid dyeing-This is some fingering weight that I have done- with about 8 different flavours of KoolAid. But I want to try some of the Gaywool dyes- to experiment a bit. This kit includes yarn to practice on, as well. Hmmmmm. Anyone know of a Canadian source? Edited later: My friend, Ruby, came through with an address-Louet North America3425 Hands Rd,Prescott, ON, CanadaPhone: 613-925-4502Fax: 613-925-1405 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Now to ask about ordering. Anyone with me?
Anyhow- back to marking papers- report cards are coming......blech.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
And a comment- my wee baby girl (okay- not so wee and not so baby) will be turning 9 tomorrow. Oh I can feel the grey hair just a sproutin'.
And progress- I have about 8 inches on the back of the Lopi sweater- is it ever nice-but I am going on a bus ride with a bunch of Grade 7's on Friday- to Calabogie Ski Hill- and I need something that I can knit on the bus. (and a fair isle/ intarsia Lopi sweater with about 9 colours is not that kind of a thing) Sooooooooo- I hauled out some Tivoli Aran yarn-in a warm navy with little tweedy bits-and I am going to make a plain sweater. I edged it with orange alpaca (some of the tweedy bits are orange) and I am knitting in the round all the way up. Then I plan on making the sleeves, joining it all up on one long circular, and then knitting some cables that get closer together near the neck for the yoke. Then some short rows on the back of the neck- a turtle neck collar- and baboom- a "Saturday morning" sweater. You know what I mean- that kind of warm, comfy thing that you slip on to run to the grocery store. Or to slip on under your coat. Or something that looks great with a pair of jeans and a cotton turtleneck.
So that way I can knit on the bus. With little or no chance of losing all credibility with these 12 year olds by losing my breakfast all over my lap. (I can't look down when I am travelling). So- let's aim for a picture on the weekend. [edited later- a picture of the sweater- not, well, you know!!!!!]
By the way- I also do not ski (hello- I have a total knee replacement). So I am going to knit at the chalet as well. And be the "parent figure" for all those kids when they want something. I hope the coffe is good!
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
|You scored as Harry Potter. You are a very passionate and caring person when it comes to the wellness of your friends as well as others. You're very temperamental and sarcastic, and sometimes you'll flow a little bit over to the arrogant and obnoxious side when your temper gets the best of you. But you're bold and daring and will stand up for what you feel is right with bravery.|
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Found this one through Miss Scarlet at KnittinFool.
Friday, February 16, 2007
What if I combine these two together-
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
But the day is not usually one of teaching- because over half of your class is away. So you have your lesson plans all done- for the next day- and this day is a little gift. You generally share your kids with other teachers/classes-so you end up getting a little more time to yourself to "do" stuff- either putting up that bulletin board, or getting some marking done, or...? whatever. And you get to have fun with the kids who are there- your day is filled with games in the gym, or movies, or art classes, or visiting the library for as long as you want.
It's a little gift of time from Mother Nature.
So everyone- get out there and do the "Snow Dance"!!!!!!!!
Okay- which one of you didn't dance?????????
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Lookee lookee-these are my version of the Molas Mittens from the Morehouse Merino Knits Book. This is, of course, Big Giant Poodle Head mitten, and the other one will have my little Butterscotch Baby (the Boufman). I made the mitten itself out of Naturally Merino and Fur, knit at a tight gauge- me likem dis stuff. I haven't put the thumb on yet, since I am using the needles for the other mitten. But you get the idea.
My husband thinks I've lost it.
Little does he know- I never actually had "it".
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Now on to other news- I have signed up for Secret Pal 10 (I really enjoyed SP9). And here is the quiz........................................................
1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? Wool, silk, anything natural (as in from plants and animals) works for me. I love wool and cotton blends. And I would like to try some seacell. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? crunchy cheapo acrylics. I know there are some nicer acrylics out there, but I am still not real wild about them. I am also not a fan of that yarn that looks like it has jcloth and feather tags on it. Or fun fur. 2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? Well, a tool box, primarily. I have quite a few. And my really nice ones are in a handblown glass jug. 3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? I learned when I was a kid-knit my first complete sweater when I was about 14, and so that makes me a knitter for almost 40 years. Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? Well, I design for money, and I like to try challenging things. 4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? nope, not currently. 5. What's your favorite scent? Well, I am allergic to just about anything, but I like light florals on me, spicy things for the air. 6. Do you have a sweet tooth? And the pope would be a Catholic person, yes? Favorite candy? White chocolate, coconut things, butterscotch. 7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? embroidery, painting (pictures, not walls) Do you spin?nope- not yet....maniacal laughter.......8. What kind of music do you like? blues, Christmas music Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? Yes- my car loves MP3s.(if your buddy wants to make you a CD)9. What's your favorite color(s)? Brights, as well as black Any colors you just can't stand? beige and ecru. 10. What is your family situation? husband and daughter- one of each One is 45, the other almost 9) Do you have any pets? Yup- Bear- the BGPH (Big Giant Poodle Head) 11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? Yes, yes, yeas and no (ponchos tend to look like tablecloths on a table on me- yeah, I got me quite a rack) 12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?Lately, anything for me. 13. What are you knitting right now? Um- a modular knit sweater, a scarf, a mitten, a glove, another sweater- I am a bit loosey goosey- very difficult to commit) 14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? Yes- but useful things 15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? either Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? Depends on what I am knitting 16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? Yes, and yes- they both get a good workout. 17. How old is your oldest UFO? oh my- I actually have a sweater I started to knit my husband in our second year of marriage (hmm- around 1995) Then he said he really didn't like brown. 18. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas. 19. Is there anything that you collect? uh- debts?20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? Yes- but I will make a list if needed- I could get quite embarrassing. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? just about all of them 21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? Uh- continental? 22. Are you a sock knitter? Yup What are your foot measurements? I wear a size 10 shoe 23. When is your birthday? February 10th
This one should be fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, February 05, 2007
I am currently working on some dark navy Naturally Merino and Fur mittens-I knit them using 3.5 mm needles- the effect is almost a felted fabric. The pattern is from Morehouse Merino Knits. I am hoping to put white poodles on them with felt. Yeah, I know. I am poodle crazy. But they should be pretty neat.
Now to go watch "Stargate: Atlantis"! Ba bye!
Saturday, February 03, 2007
What do you get when you take a major snowy day, such as this