Wednesday, June 28
In knitting news, I'm working on the second of my pomatomus socks, as well as a pair of plain jane ones for Mr.Man. There are also several baby projects in the works, of which I'll take some picks tommorrow. I'm off to the cottage this weekend for Canada Day. Can't wait! I need some knitting in nature time.
Thursday, June 22
I am so thrilled with the turn-out of my kool-aid dyed yarn I cannot tell you! Usually dying with kool-aid turns out bright summery, sometimes dayglo colours, but not this time...I managed to acheive beautiful deep roses, purples and greens that I hope (since I wrote most of what I did down) I can duplicate with my other skein. Look! This was the skein while still just barely damp...but I was so excited that I snapped a pic while the weather was still nice.
I figured I'd like it even better once I re-skeined it, and boy was I right!
The first pictures I took outside because I thought it would really show the true colours well, but I think it was actually a little too bright. So I took another shot on top of my keyboard which really showcases the colours a little better.
I can't wait to knit this stuff up! It may actually become a beautiful intricate lacey sweater and blanket for my little niece Mia coming in October. We'll have to see how it swatches up.
Thanks again pal, you have totally inspired me to get the creative juices flowing again.
Wednesday, June 21
I used the green and the blue kool-aid along with some Grape and Cherry. It's cooking as I type. There were two 880 yd skeins (I'm making plans for the other one right now)
Thoughtful pal also sent many other treats..a fantastic puzzle that Ms. Abby just spent an hour mastering before her nap.( I think that this puzzle may have already been claimed by her, since I have a feeling that when the boys get home she won't let them anywhere near it). I also found some wonderful bath and body products, cute little heart shaped charms that I may be using soon for a neice I have on the way, some very nice butterfly potholders, candles and tea towels( yes I love butterflies) which match the green in my kitchen, a keychain, and the piece de resistance....a sleeping mask that reads, "Mom's sleeping, go as Dad!" How perfect is that?
What a great treat pal, I truly appreciate the thought you put into the package. Thankyou!
That laceweight looks to me like a shawl, but I'll have to see what the wool looks like skeined up before I decide. The colours are turning out lie Lavender and roses.....hmmmm who knew kool-aid could be so pretty?
Saturday, June 17
We thought the world was crashing down. He was 8 weeks early, and we were totally caught by surprize. He came into the world like a bolt of lightning. Despite the fact that he was so early, he was 5lbs 12oz, not a scrawny little guy by any means. He spent 4 weeks at CHEO in the NICU, and finally we got to bring this special baby home. Today my Josh is 6 years old. He has grown up so much, and like that little bolt of lightning that flew into this world, he is a healthy active (sometimes too active) perfect little man that I adore. He's incredibly sensitive, and always knows when I need a hug, he's extremely intelligent, very intuitive of others needs and feelings, and he is a loving caring brother to all of his siblings. I could not be a prouder mom on this day, of my generous, perfect(well most of the time) little man. Happy Birthday Josh.
Friday, June 16
Ok.. so this last one has nothing to do with knitting, but I thought it was hilarious that it looks like the dealer is picking our buddy Rico's nose. The socks(bottom centre) thought it was funny too. I won this particular game by the way. Hmmm...poker as a means to buy more yarn. I think I'm onto something.
Thursday, June 8
Derek and his diploma Shane "on deck" first game of the year.