Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sideways Teddy Bears

Today is one of those days that this knitter loves- especially on her day off. As much as I love sunny days and warm weather, when it's rainy and chilly out, it means I can stay home and knit. I bailed on my frisbee game in the city, and opted for an afternoon of tea and yarn instead.
Who could blame me?

As a result- I finished TWO whole projects.
You heard me.

I shall happily share with you one.
I can't show you everything all at once.
Well... that and, I have to block the other one still.

First off, let me warn you that this post is a really good indication of how poor my computer skills are. I popped these pictures onto my mom's Mac, and for the life of me can't seem to figure out how to rotate the dumb things. I'm seriously inept. Apologies for making you strain your neck.

Here is, a sideways teddy bear, modeling for me.

Isn't he precious? I'm not even really a 'teddy bear' kinda person, but I'd buy him off a shelf. Fuh sure.

The sweater is off of Garnstudio's website. Pattern # 14-27. When in Scandinavia this summer, no joke- at least 2/3 of the dozen yarn shops we went into had this sample knit up. I had to do it. I love garter stitch, I love short rows, I love Scandinavian yarn shops and I love this little coat. I love it so much that I actually finished it.

The yarn is just what they called for- Drops Alpaca.
Four balls total.
And the needles? I went up from a 2.5 mm to a 3 mm.
I'm such a rebel.

And the buttons? They're from the store. Not going to lie... they're my favorite buttons in the whole place. I had to snatch a few up before they disappear.

Off I go.
It's still raining.
Think I can finish a third?
The day is young.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

This weekend I was thankful for...

My new kitten (whose name is Harvey by the way- thanks for all the great name suggestions! They were all such a hoot to read!)

All the lovely colours of the trees.

The fact that even though my two pumpkin pies completely bombed, my dear mother came to the rescue and whipped one up as though it was as straightforward as brushing her teeth. (I'm told that's what moms are for. I'm starting to believe it). She saved the day- and the dessert menu.

And of course, I was thankful for Noro.

It's something I give thanks for everyday.

Even when it's not Thanksgiving.

While I know I'm several days late on this one, I hope that you all had a great long weekend, packed with delicious food, good company, and lots of knitting.

Tomorrow I'm off to set up for our booth at the Creative Festival. If you're headed down there, be sure to stop by and give me a high five! I love those.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

My Current Love

That's it.
That's him.

I'm smitten.

He has yet to be named.
We're working on it though.


Le sigh..