March 28, 2015
I am getting behind on posting about my Canada KAL projects! Two more are now complete. I finished up Bubblemania just before the deadline, and even won the prize for the month. Not bad! Plus I really like this scarf, pink is a good neutral for me I like wearing pink and grey. It helps that one of my favorite pair of shoes to wear is also pink and grey. I am wearing this scarf once or twice a week now, the bit of cashmere is enough to make it very soft. I bought the yarn in Ontario years ago at a store in the Beach. It is not the store my Grandmother used to knit for, that one is closed, but it is close to it. Like so many things I had a pattern in mind, but the yarn wasn’t right for it in the end, and sat in stash for years until being dragged to light by the KAL. Very glad it is now a useful garment!
This angora/qiviut yarn from Cottage Craft Angora in Quebec is another stash yarn that I was always wanting to knit up, but never got around to. I picked a pattern from Glenna C. (an Ontario designer no less, now I’m mixing provinces!!) as I wanted something lacey but with just a little bit of simple lace. This is perfect, very warm, and delicate. The yarn is unbelievable in how soft and warm it is, bunnies and musk oxen playing nicely together. I have some more merino/qiviut that also needs knitting up. I’m really happy with both these projects.
The first photo was taken in Drumheller, a town which has dinosaurs roaming free in its parks and streets. We went there for my birthday weekend this year. We had a lot of fun, and enjoyed the dinosaur museum immensely. We did not enjoy the hockey team parents partying until 2 am each night. I actually heard their own children asking them to be quiet! Aside from that Fia and I did some very good dinosaur impressions around the huge t-rex bones before many other people arrived.
March 25, 2015
It has been a little while since I have put a post together, as life has taken up too much time lately. It can be so difficult to find a few minutes of quiet to deal with photos and the internet. I think I am also caught up in my monthly project deadline, and don’t have time for anything else. When one has about 1 hour of free time a day, it is hard to use it for other things than knitting away on a project! I am happy to say my Quebec project for March is complete, and I have a few extra days to devote to other WIP before I start a New Brunswick project. I do not know yet what I will make for New Brunswick, I hope inspiration will strike soon. Alas my beautiful rainbow sweater is at a standstill due to running out of yarn. I have ordered more, and am waiting for it. I seem to have plenty of the rainbow yarn left over, and I am working on a wee plan for it, as Fia actually asked if this sweater was for her. If she asks, I should probably make her a rainbow sweater shouldn’t I?
After much hemming and hawing as to which sweater would come next in the production line, Firth, a custom fit V-neck pullover won. I love, love this Western Sky yarn, and a simple pattern was needed to show it off. As there was a lack of simple V-neck patterns already complete, I decided to try Custom Fit and see how it worked. The idea is you put in your measurements, information from your swatch, and it make a custom pattern for you.
I was home sick today, which is why I was able to get started on Firth. I have a sore throat, and sound like a rusty old crow. My boss actually called me and made me call a customer. I wasn’t too happy about that, as I was hoping for another nap, and the customer was not happy either to be talking to an old rusty crow. He was getting very indignant on my behalf that I had to work when I sounded so terrible. I believe he is now very upset at my boss, and I felt a lot better after talking to him. It is nice when complete strangers have your back.