Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Pinchin' Monkey Toes

Yeah....I've no idea where the title came from, but it's staying.
I attempted something new on Sunday thanks to all the lovely J's I've seen around blogland lately (well forever...). And because of her comment the other day. See....

The pink/orange has already been introduced. It is the "Cowl". Now the Orange/Brown on the right...well, that is the very beginnings of this,

That is my first ever attempt at a sock. The pattern is a "Basic Sock" from the Knitting for Dummies book. Size 8 dpn (Boye) and Red Heart SuperSaver in Tiger Camouflage. Please excuse the quality of the pic. This picture was another first, taken by this,

The sock is seen languishing on my desk at work. This is 3 days of knitting, but it stays at work as my lunchtime knitting. And can I tell ya...also the first real attempt on dpns. Man, I'm full of firsts.
Also on Sunday there was some progress on the Cowl,

Someone helped supervise.

I guess both projects will carry over nicely into March as they do include Orange and/or Yellow Gold.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Not Much New

I have not had to many opportunities to knit lately, but I'm hoping that this trend will not continue. G has to work the HomeShow this weekend (well today through Sunday) so that means lots of time to myself because he will be there until 9pm or so. This sucks but I hope that they generate more business by being at this show. I think I get a Vendors pass so that I can come and go....maybe I should bring my knitting and work in the booth?

Some Red and Pink for Project Spectrum.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Red & Pink

Project Spectrum shots...

Red Peppers, Pink Toys

Red Gumball Machine, Purses

G's Painting, Our Truck

Our Bedroom (currently being redone,previous owners pink pick), My Gloves,

Bath Products, My Homemade Soap

Nail Polish

Happy St. Patty's Day

Why yes I am wearing green. No, it is not knitted. Ah well.
I noticed a meme floating around and I thought I might join in.

A-Age: 25
B-Bed size: Queen
C-Chore you hate: Cleaning the bathrooms
D-Dessert you love: What dessert do I not love?
E-Essential start your day item: A glass of water
F-Favorite actor: Hugh Jackman
G-Gold or Silver: Yes
H-Height: 5'7
I-Instruments you play: Alto Sax
J-Job title: Law Clerk
K-Keeping track of your day: Daytimer with lists
L-Living arrangements: G, Zoe and I
M-Mom's name: Paulette
N-Not liking right now: Winter...I am ready for it to leave (but I AM in Canada)
O-Overnight hospital stay other than birth: nope
P-Place you were born: Ottawa, Ontario
Q-Quote you like: "This body is under new management" not sure where I heard that first.
R-Right or left handed: Right
S-Siblings: 1 younger brother who had a birthday on the 12th
T-Time you woke up today: 5:20 am
U-Unique habit: I must always have a book in progress. As soon as I finish a book, I must start another right away, even if it is only reading the back cover, I have to be committed to another book. I also reread books. If I liked it, I will return to it time and again. I cannot get rid of books.

V-Vegetable you hate: Fiddleheads
W-Worst habit: Pack-rat
X-X-rays you've had: dental, knee, chest...I'm sure there are more
Y-Yummy food you can make: Spaghetti, desserts
Z-Zodiac sign: Libra

Green Baby Blanket done for one of the girls at work (completed last August).

Monday, March 13, 2006

Sick Day

Yup...I still got it. My illness that is. It feels like a mix of a cold and a flu. I have the body aches and temp changes of a flu and the dry throat, runny nose, head stuffies of a cold. So I called in sick today. I did not even pick up the needles this weekend, let alone finish the back of the Cowl. Maybe this afternoon if Zoe is napping. I have a few episodes of Bones and CSI on the PVR...

I get the whole day with my Mommy....time for cuddles.

Friday, March 10, 2006


Yeah, I think I'm getting sick. The only good news is that means I may be able to knit this weekend. I hope to have a back completed and a front started by the end of this weekend. We shall see....

Friday, March 03, 2006


So, in the spirit of Project Spectrum, may I present...

The "Cowl" portion of the Cowl and Howl Set from Debbie Stoller's Stitch n' Bitch. This is being knit in Bernat's Softee Chunky #40729 Carnival on US size 11 Boye needles. So far it is a quick knitand I am enjoying it. I am knitting this sweater mainly for practice. I have never done a sweater and I would like to see what is involved in the process. I know it will not fit...I didn't even check the gauge but the pattern's X-Large has a bust measurement of 37.5". *sigh* Anyone with that measurement is not a X-Large. Ah well...this is definately a process knit. I'm not sure I would wear it even if it did fit (well I would, but, you know, it's gonna be too small). I love the pinks and oranges together and I think G's oldest niece may fit into it shortly. We shall see.

Cute Quiz...

You Are Rowlf the Dog
Mellow and serious, you enjoy time alone cultivating your talents.
You're a cool dog, and you always present a relaxed vibe.
A talented pianist, you can play almost anything - especially songs by Beethoven.
"My bark is worse than my bite, and my piano playing beats 'em both."

The Muppet Personality Test