Thursday, July 23, 2009

Battered, Bruised & Pink...

Last week I started a Flower Power Elephant. It was supposed to be for one of my nieces but Paisley decided she wanted a pink elephant and decided it was for her. He/she only had all but 2 legs missing as of last night so on this rainy Wednesday evening I decided to make him/her other 2 legs. My poor Paisley fell tonight and smacked her face on the asphalt. I heard her crying from outside, so I ran to the door to find her bloody which freaked me out (I tried to stay calm). I guess she fell so hard she made her nose bleed. I think she's going to be bruised up, the nose is already starting. I was frightened at first that she may have broke her nose when she first came in. My nose was broken when I was 11 and I had to have surgery to brake it back in place. She seems fine now though, snoozing away beside me here, I'm hoping the fact that her elephant's finished and with her in the morning when she wakes up will make her smile. I felt so bad for her tonight.

So here I am still awake, I wanted to keep an eye on her and besides that I'm trying to finish up Ron's laundry that is in the dryer so he has some clean clothes tomorrow. I think I'll be able to go to bed soon though, I can't wait for that stuff to be dry and I can bring in up in the basket and put it on the table for him. Tomorrow I will fold and put away (did I mention how much I HATE putting laundry away?).

Back to the Elephant. I knit it on 4mm needles because I used some worsted weight yarn, just some left over knit picks swish (in bubblegum pink) that I had left over from the pinwheel sweater I made. Next time, I think I'll knit it a bit tighter on smaller needles, maybe 3 1/4mm.

What a cool summer so far, and very wet. I'm hoping next week will bring just a little bit warmer temperatures and maybe a little mores sun. The girls and I are going to be staying up at my parent's in Owen Sound for the week and I'd like to go to Sauble Beach with them and my sister and her kids for the afternoon. Whatever the weather though, I'm sure we/they will have fun.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Flower Power Elephant Love

She's been carrying it around for days now. She really loves this little elephant her Aunt Valerie made her for Easter. I catch her hugging, cuddling and dragging it all over the house. I think I'm going to have to make a few for my 2 nieces and my nephew. The pattern is a free ravelry pattern called Flower Power Elephant.

Well, that's all I have to post for now. My knitting always tends to get a little slower in the summer. I'm still plugging away at the blanket though. Maybe I'll start an elephant tonight.....

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

These feet were made for walking

It's been a few days now and Rowan has been toddling around the livingroom. I caught her in action (she wasn't quite as co-operative once I had the camera out though).

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Wandering Cat Yarns Contest!!

Win yourself some beautiful hand painted yarn. Head on on over to WanderingCat's blog, leave a comment which on colourway you like best (mine is of course "Twilight", the colours look amazing together), link back to the contest on your blog and you're entered. Draw will be open till midnight Monday, July 13.

Good luck!!

Wandering Cat Yarns is avaiable on Etsy, you can purchase yarn there.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadian's out there, perhaps some much needing knitting time will ensue today for all you knitters out there. :-)

I also thought I would share some progress on the Ripple Baby blanket that I have been working on for my sister's little girl who was born back in May. It's a slow go, but I will get it done.

Paisley's summer holiday's have officially kicked of as of last Friday. Too bad the weather's been so crummy this week, I'd like to get out with the girls to the park or something but it's too iffy out to take them (I don't want to get caught in any downpours or thunderstorms). Maybe I'll just wait to get Rowan's new ride. I've been wanting to get a jogging stroller for her for a while and a used one popped up on kijiji yesterday for $50, a Jeep Liberty and it looks as though it is not in too bad of condition and it is mine. I have made arrangments and Rhonda said she would pick it up for me. Ironically I also just sold a bunch of my stuff that I am no longer using through the site to my MIL Rhonda's neighbour who fosters infants.

Well...back to the daily grind of cleaning while Rowan naps and Paisley plays outside with her friends (until it starts raining or something).

Enjoy the day!!!


Rhonda delivered the stroller this afternoon. I just finished scrubbing it down. It's in pretty good shape, just a bit sun faded (but it's evenly faded) and some minor surface scratches but other then that, it's decent. :-)
Can't wait to get out and have Rowan give it a test drive. Maybe tomorrow we'll have a nice break of no rain.