Friday, July 29, 2011

Another one down...

I got exciting news today!! Miss Em, miss M. got their Hat mitten and neck warmer set in the mail today! You can read about it here!
Hey, I think this guy came out really neat! Only trouble is his purple doesn't photograph very purple.. it looks kinda navy.. though looking at this moment it looks kinda purple... eh, he is cool. The young man who shall receive him will probably love him!

Neato how the swirly eyes came out here!!

I knit the tail in the round, and kitchenered the top. I like how it turned out! nice and neat!!

After blocking Juliet!
 I had to take pics after blocking Juliet and Anemie. They look much nicer dry and less the pins!!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Yarn candy?? hmm.. Yarn porn... no..... Yarn! I guess....

The next fishy hat is underway. I have added much more to it since this picture and should have a finished pic soon!!
 Well, on Tuesday I got my Red heart order. Yes, I know, some of you see Acrylic as not a yarn. As something horrid and uncalled for.. But, I do believe that every yarn  has a place and a use.  I would never make an active toddler a cashmere sweater.... but acrylic, You bet! So, Here it is.

Planned out for a fishy hat... tan or pink lips and fins is the question?

Planned for a fishy hat. Navy with camo and lighter blue.

Yes, yet another fishy hat. For my PURPLE, PuRpLe, purple friend!!
Another fishy fishy.... goodness.. that is a lot of fishies...

I want to try some fingerless gloves with this... I thinks I thinks I thinks...

Just because I did not have any  pinks at all!! OH MY! I have a girl, but not a pink yarn... So...
 And that is all she wrote....

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Anemie and Juliet.

Anemie Pre-blocking
Blocking of Anemie and Juliet
Attempted better picture of Anemie
Closer up
In general.
Juliet blocking
one end
Other end.
Blocking out together.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

This and that...

I promised you pictures of the spindle I purchased. Well, here they are!

 It's a very simple yet beautiful spindle. And well.. while I was in the store... good grief I couldn't help but look around..... you know.. yarn fumes... LOL fiber fumes maybe? But this yarn jumped and said, take me home. So, I did. I really enjoyed working with the navy with the Shetland border shawl, so, to see this colour jump up and holler at me.. I decided to take it home. I don't know what it will be yet.. but something pretty I think?
 I finished the wee little project to finish the package for Miss Em. I love it! I am pretty sure she loves it! I can't wait for her to see it in person.... Just need to get it shipped now...

Nice little neck warmer/ cowl to keep the cold out.
 I did cast on my next fishy. It is a Red, Purple and blue.. even though the purple looks a little blue and the red a little wimpy!!
 And this old devil has now got new life. I was wondering what the heck I would do with it after I knit it. That was dragging the life out of it. So my Momma pipes up and says how bout this auntie...  And I thought that was a great idea.. so now it has new life and I have been working at it like crazy!!! I am almost half done the border repeats.. thank goodness... they are getting easier to remember but still a lot of work!! Can't wait to block it though and see how beautiful it is!!

Friday, July 15, 2011


I was at my Auntie's while I was in the city. YES! I was in the city...

I did purchase a spindle of my own. Pictures will follow. I also finished a neck warmer(just a little plain one to go with fishy hat and mittens. pictures will follow.) But, that is not what I am telling you about tonight.

I went in on Wednesday, arrived later than expected, but had a good day of it. I stayed Thursday. Shopped a bit, visited a bit. Friday(today) I left. Yes, quick, short and sweet visit. I had a spindle to return as some had come into the Golden willow. The van also needed an oil change. Both got done! YAY! I had a very very short shopping list and I managed to get most of it. The things I did not get are not pressing so it is not the end of the world.


While visiting my Aunti. Yes, I call her Aunti. Just do. I used the washroom. In the washroom she has this wonderful quote. I am sure, I have read it a million times. But for some reason, this trip it hit me. It grabbed hold and popped for me. What was it? well.....  "Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow. " — Mary Anne Radmacher. I have had a few days, that I have went to bed thinking I have got to be better tomorrow. I have got to do better, be better, feel better and act better tomorrow. I think as parents, mom's in particular. It is important to remember we can do better tomorrow.. when the world is shit with us today. And yes, I said shit. Some days just feel that way.  So, I told my mom how I had read the quote before, but that it really didn't hit me until now. And told her what it meant to me. So, then, she reminded me, that Aunti had given her a copy of this same quote and it hangs in her bedroom. Now I have read it there too.. but it didn't register and hit home until I was standing in the bathroom washing my hands reading it for the gazillionth time. Odd. But some things are like that. Mom said that quote helped her through a lot.

I think that it is a great kind of courage to have. To know, to try again tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

FO's again!

 Well, I kinda like the idea of matching up a set. So, I whipped up some mittens to go with this lovely brown fishy. How do you like them? I have another piece for the set on the needles but it's a rather boring piece, and should be whipped up quickly. But this is all I have to share for now.. enjoy! (are they not cute little mitties?)

Monday, July 11, 2011

FO, FO, FO... well just one...

Not an FO, WIP.  Daddy took a great pic though no? Look at those eyes!!!
This is the FO. Yes. Done already.... It rained today, what can I say.
And the part that really knocks my socks off.. Fishy is done, mitten's cast on. Well, mitten. Will see how I feel about it when I get to the stockinette part. Might be big but I am not sure... Gwyn's wrists are so skinny it is hard to think what to do for a bigger wrist. So, we shall see. Anyways, Isn't she gorgeous? I love the colours! Good pickin' Miss Em!!!  I will try it on Gwyn's head tomorrow... maybe.. We shall see about mood! LOL Anyways, one more done. 7/11 done. :) So, short break from fishy hats, to do mittens. I may just cast on another fishy though... :)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Brown fishy hat pics... With my model.. LOL

Gwyn decided to try on the fishy hat today.

 Then because it clearly was not done.. she decided to work on it...

What a girl!

Saturday, July 09, 2011

FO, well almost...

 Lovely Juliet just needs blocked and her flower/broach done up. I need to find a fantastically simple pretty bead or button. I will.. Just when I get to it. so Almost done is all she gets til I block her and get the pin done.
Now, this is the next fishy hat. It's for a wee girl, so I took 10 stitches out. Looks good to me so far.. sure hope the size is good.. once I get some more length on it I will get Gwyn to try it on! The colours are very pretty together.. and I can't wait to start with the stripes!!!
So, that's about it.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Finished another fishy fish...

I finished the last of the fish that were requested by one friend.
6/11 done.
The next fishy is the one I showed you the yarn for yesterday.
But, lets enjoy the finished one for now...

 Gwyn loves the fish hats.. can you tell?

The six fish hats I have made so far. I won't get a picture of them all together. This is as close as I will get. Here they are.