Wednesday, December 31, 2008

I love my needles

Thanks to Robyn at Knit & Purl Mama I found a really neat & quick pattern for a headband and got to try out my new knit picks needles (which I might add are like knitting with butter...I love them so).

Now I give you Headband in Alaska knit up in just a little less then a day. I used some stash, Paton's Classic Wool. I'm thinking of gifting this to my Mom for a late Christmas gift. I will be knitting this again, I wouldn't mind one and I know a few others who could use one. :-)

That's all for now, Rowan is napping so it's back to the daily grind of house chores. I've got laundry to finish, ah the saga of the never ending laundry continues!

Happy New Year Years everyone, remember to drive safe tonight *wink*!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

I wanted a sweater for Christmas too!

I guess that's my signal to get sewing the sweater I started well over a year ago. Nearly 2 years ago, I was gifted several balls of Patons Decor in Aubergine for my birthday from my MIL Rhonda and I had started a sweater with that but I frogged it and the yarn sat for a while until I found the Tilted Duster from Interweave Knits Fall 2007 issue. So yesterday I got it out of hiding and started sewing. I've been loathing, no maybe fearing the sewing because I never like how it turns out because I am a poor seamstress. actually turned out not to bad. So now it is finally finished, all I need to do is find some buttons for it (I want to find pewter coloured ones) and ofcourse I'm going to wash it and block it a bit. :-) Once I find the buttons I like, I will post it up again. I'm really look forward to wearing it soon!

Christmas came and went like whirlwind. We did Christmas Eve at my In-Laws in Smithville, Christmas Day we went to Owen Sound to see my family and ended up staying the night and then on Boxing Day we went to Ron's Grandma's place in Ancaster. Santa was good to both of the girls, even Mommy got a few unexpected gifts from Santa, like a water dispenser and a mini food processor to make Rowan food. I whipped her up some applesauce last night and I absolutely love it and I got an awesome vest from Valerie. Someone also knew that I really, really wanted a set of knit picks harmony options. I can't wait to cast something on with them but it's been so hectic the last few days. Ron was sooo sick all day yesterday...eeeweeeey.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas too, but I've got to go for now. Rowan just woke up from a nap, she's been fussy and the house is a mess (I've really got to clean today...soon)!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Seasons Greetings To All!

Paisley & Rowan want to wish you a very happy holiday from our family to yours!

Friday, December 19, 2008

I'd sure LOVE to know where my yarn needles are.

Oh where oh where have my yarn needles gone?
Oh where oh where can they be?
I've looked and looked for over a week
Oh where oh where can they be?

I need to sew my hats together for my nephew and neice's Christmas gifts. I guess I'll have to go buy one..after this snow subsides. I've seriously looked everywhere! I guess that's what happens when you change your living room around and have to move and reduce your knitting hole.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow......

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Monday December, 8th, 2008

On Monday my little girl Paisley turned 5 years old. It's hard to believe that she is 5 now and all that time has passed. She even has 2 loose teeth (the front bottom two) and the big teeth coming in behind. She's growing up on me...too fast! He had a little birthday party with her friends on Saturday, it was too cute.

Last Friday Dec. 5th my little Rowan girl turned 6 months old, eeeshh. Seems like just yesterday I brought her home from the hosptial.

Not much knitting has been taking place although I've been trying to get some last minute Christmas stuff done. Alot of change has been happening at my house these days, but I'll get into that a little later.
Gotta get Paisley going and ready for school. :-)