Tuesday, February 28, 2006


I got it!!

Even after injury an a potential yarn shortage, I managed to finish a blanket for my little one in 8 days. While I am disappointed that I could not compete as I had originally planned, I am happy that I was able to come up with a Plan B and still participate and finish.
Congrats to all Knitters who participated in focused, Olympic knitting.

Monday, February 27, 2006

The Beginning of a New Phase

So what will everyone do now that the Olympics are over? (As an aside, can I just say that I was really confused with the whole Ricky Martin thing. Why was he there? Why did they let him lip synch? I just don't get it. Anyhow...). Well there is Project Spectrum on the horizon...Red and/or Pink huh? Hmmmm....I'm thinking of some Gauntlets. I have 2 balls of Red Heart Soft Touch in a Rose colour which I think might go well. I'm just not sure how far 2 balls will go. Eh...I may give'r a whirl anyhow.

Puppy shot....

I make this futon look good.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

It's Finished!!


This is the "Simply Ridges" pattern from Leisure Arts "Our Best Knit Baby Afghans". I used 2 balls of Red Heart Casual Cot'n Blend in Colour 3937 Grand Canyon. It is not as big as the original design but I only had 2 balls and it is big enough for my baby.

I am quite pleased with the finished project, and Zoe loves nothing more than to drag blankies and pillows around the house. Actually her real favourites are a Sens toque and one of G's old Hot Paws gloves. She freaks when she comes across them.
Now I get to start thinking about my next project which will take the colours Red (again) and Pink in mind because I am involved in Project Spectrum. I'm thinking pink...maybe my first pair of socks, or a pillow for Zoe (I have the pillow form), or a Doggie sweater...hmmm. I'll have to browse and see what I have in the stash so that I can continue to use up my acrylics :o)

Saturday, February 25, 2006


Well I tried to change the layout a little. Actually I did change the layout, but I lost most of my sidebar, so...it's a work in progress. To be tweaked after the Olympics. Yes, it's coming along. No, no pics yet. But I have passed the half-way mark so I am still hopeful. I only have 2 balls of yarn for this blanket so it will be a little smaller than I orignally thought, but I knit the first ball increasing the whole way and now that I'm on the second ball, I'm decreasing. Pretty straight forward, the yarn will tell me when to stop. I hope it is soon.

I'm here to distract you from your knitting....why won't you play with me??

*Edited at 8:16pm. This is where I am...

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Olympic Knitting

Alright, there is finally some knitting getting done around here. I had attempted to start the Basket Weave Baby Afghan late last week, but it really wasn't turning out too well. My switch between the knit and purl stitches is really loose right now, so it just looked terrible. So I changed the pattern. It is still a Baby Afghan, but it is a Simple Ridge Baby Afghan. I figured if I wanted to do any knitting during the Olympics, I'd need to pick a simpler pattern in order to have any hopes of finishing with my thumb still working. So I'm not sure if changing projects is allowed in the Olympics, but in light of my "injury" it was either change the project or pull out and go home with an injury (like Hasek). I'm not willing to admit defeat, yet. And the blankie is needed for someone so I started it last night while we were watching the Blue Collar Comedy Tour Movie...hilarious. This is where I ended up.

I'm using 6mm circular needles (Unique from the H.A. Kidd Company...purchased from Zellers) and some Red Heart Casual Cot'n Blend in colour #3937 - Grand Canyon. Hey, I'm using the stash. G has promised me a trip to the LYS once I use up some of the stash. So we shall see if I can manage to knit this wee blankie in the span of a *gulp* week. The good news is that Daytona is on today which means the start of the new Nascar season, which means prime knitting time. Here's crossing my fingers and hoping that my thumb stays limber.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

It Gets Better

After my visit to the Doctor's, I received a prescription for some anti-inflammatories along with strict instructions not to knit for 4-10 days. I arrived home a placed the prescription sheet and my lipstick on the nightstand. Can you see where this is going? I went downstairs to xheck for messages (G was in the shower) and by time I came back up, said items were no more. Someone decided she liked the taste of paper. And lipstick. So now I'm taking Advil because I don't really want to show up at the Doctor's saying my dog ate my homework/prescription. He's gonna think I'm a Druggie or something. BTW I'm still a little bitter about the lipstick too. I was a discountinued shade. *sigh*

Monday, February 06, 2006

Not Good

I have just returned from the Doctor's Office with strict instructions not to knit for 4 to 10 days. It seems as though I have tendonitis. Damn it. Just in time for the Olympics. So I will be on a strict diet of anti-inflammatories and no knitting until Friday. Then I guess I will just have to play it by ear. But unfortunately this means that the Canadian bench has one "athlete" nursing injuries, and the Games haven't even begun.

Since there will be no knitting content until Friday I'll leave you with this:

WHITES are motivated by PEACE, seek independence
and require kindness. They resist
confrontation at all costs. (Feeling good is
more important than being good.) They are
typically quiet by nature, they process
things very deeply and objectively, and they
are by far the best listeners of all the
colors. They respect people who are kind, but
recoil from perceived hostility or verbal
WHITES need their quiet independence and refuse to
be controlled by others. WHITES want to do
things their own way, in their own time. They
ask little of others, and resent others
demanding much of them. WHITES are much
stronger than people think because they dont
reveal their feelings. WHITES are kind,
non-discriminate, patient and can be
indecisive, timid, and silently stubborn.
When you deal with a WHITE, be kind, accept
(and support) their individuality, and look
for nonverbal clues to their feelings.

What Color Are You?
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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Sigh...lost post


Just lost my post. Thankfully it was not overly long.

As I tried to say, Clappy is looking similar to her last pic with a few extra repeats. I am hoping to get to Section 4 soon as I am starting to tire of her mid-section. I have my fingers crossed that this may be accomplished today because I am at home sick *cough*.

And now for a puggie pic....

Pouncing for snow cookies....