Saturday, June 23, 2007


Got my invite today and indeed it is all that and a bag of chips! Too lazy for pretty links..

Be there or be square. AND..

I don't know if you will be able to see this well but my Dad thought it was awesome enough to scan and send me. THAT is a true knitter. Way to go!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Puppies on the brain


Everywhere I go I am surrounded by puppies. Do you think someone, somewhere is trying to tell me something? ;) Better than babies I reckon..


And it's done! It was a super fast fun knit this one, all alpaca, all the time. Top down (why do I even bother to say that now? WHY?) hip length cardigan. Very fitted, with eyelet increases. I have to say this was a titch hairy, but I gave it a wash and pushed some hair conditioner through it now its snuggle city. The colour is truer in the shots below.

Thanks be to work and the mannequin/light. I'd never get this done with it. Speaking of work.. OMG. Today I went a bit bonkers and bought another sweaters worth of this:

But in a more khaki green colour (10). It has the most fantastic hand, soft and luscious. And the shine, did I mention the shine? As I was pricing this to put out I just kept thinking, "Hello there my next sweater!" and before I knew it was in my knitting bag whispering promises of gorgeousness. I am a whimpering pile of something when it comes to silk. Oh yes. This will go fast, mark my words.

Which reminds me.. I have a whack of silk coming from Hip Knits. Kerrie was kind enough to dye me some aran weight in the colourway Kiss. Pink you know. Like almost everything lately. But I do love my pink. Its in the post as I type and I cannot wait to get my frantic little paws on it. SILK!

We are venturing out west next month and I am in the possession of a GC to one of the Islands Treasures, Mad About Ewe. I am all aquiver at the possibilities!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

May babies

In honour of the newest link on the sidebar.. OTTER MADNESS!!!!

May has always been an awesome month. The first buds of spring, lilac trees, may trees, super hot +30 days, the snow... the joy of living in Calgary. You know, same old, same old. But it also a month filled with birthdays and anniversaries and general cause for celebration. And really.. PRESENTS!!!!! I have the most amazing friends.. I really do.

Worlds cutest strawberry mug (that had a FANTASTIC sbux card in it mwah!) from Michelley. She knows me all too well. Its a sickness is the coffee love. This was a toffee gingerbread latte and it was SWEET! kiss kiss.

Then on Friday who shows up, cool as cucumber and all pleased but Miss Morgan. Fresh with a new job and full of piss and vinegar. No surprise there huh? She tosses this oh so casually in my bag without a second glance and remarks in her Morgan like way. TAKE IT. IT'S FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY. Since all smart women are maybe a titch scared of that growl.. I happily obliged. SO EXCITED to get to this I tell ya! I see Island knitting there I do.

Knitting content ahead..

Top down seed stitch raglan in Phildar Pure Laine 3 1/2. Superwash YES! Bad (allegedly the same phhhht) dyelots? YES! I know you can see the line in the first photo.. evryone can see the damn line. But I think something will eventually be done about it. It fits like a dream and will make an excellent fall sweater. I'll deal. I love how the seed stitch collar continues down the raglan increase. I'm really pleased with how this came out.

Deeply ribbed (for my pleasure!) superhero arms sweater. Done in Knitpicks Gloss (cocoa) 2 stands held together. It took less than 10 balls so it was about a 40-ish dollar blue light special. Go strong Canadian Dollar! GO! This is spectacular on. And has the most amazing bit of lustre. I am really impressed with how smooth and next to the skin soft it is. I loved it and even though some people think that 8+ inches of 2x2 ribbing is all kinds of crazy, it was soooooo worth it. YUM!

On the needles now... mystery pinkness. I will spill that it is from Elann (Aracaunia Alpaca) and is yet another 40$ BLS. This is going to be a scrumptious bit of knitting if I do say so myself. Just wait and see..

In other news.. the shop will be closed for 3 days this week so I have a whole week off! I should maybe make some home improvement plans. Not that this will get done or anything, but I'd sure like to paint the bathroom. Hahahahahahaha! Riiiiiiight............