Monday, May 23, 2011

Here Fishy, Fishy, is done!

Love this needle with the loop on the end! Works very very well!! 
Done with no eyes, top view

Done with no eyes, side view

Done with eyes! YAY!!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Saturday, Sunday...

Mom, I don't like you takin' pics of my hair like this!

Let's go plant! I really wanna water!

Yay! Let me carry the water mom!

Watering... watering..

Geranium planted and watered!

Putting dirt in the plant pot like mom did for the geranium.

I got a friend to play with!! YAY!!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Days of travel....

Ok, from previous posts... you all know what this is.... 
 Well, lets just say we been putting on the miles. Well, maybe because I am Canadian I should really say.. putting on the kilometers. Miles sounds more correct though. I have been making lots of miles. and the last 2 days have been the most. But, I will get to that! LOL
So, this week, Monday-to the farm to pick up part. Tuesday-To Yorkton to drop off part and wait for said part to be repaired to return to farm. Said part not ready that day. Wednesday-Actually stayed home, awaiting phone call that would send me flying out the door to get said part. Still not repaired, though was next on the list at 11am. Thursday-Said part still not looked at. Unhappy farmer, completely frustrated farmer's wife. Off to farm to pick up something else. Then to Yorkton to pick up said part. Then to Regina with said part. Run around to do shopping needed. Meet up with Aunti N and Cuz R for Gwyn to get a play in and a visit. Stayed over with Aunti N and Cuz R. Friday- Pick up missed/added things from Thursday.  Take off  home. LOL no wonder I am tired!!!  Not to mention. Said place in Yorkton... may just get a letter. I was completely appalled with their service. Don't get me wrong, I understand busy, but if your busy, tell me! Don't be a dink. Sickly poor service. Though... the fabulous place in Regina, Much much nicer experience. Just to see if they deliver what they promise now.  I hope so, I sure like the Regina place better than Yorkton's hands down and would rather drive there than Yorkton now. Ok. But, Just making myself mad so will get on with it!

On the needles. Still fishy fishy hat.. but it has come a long way... and is looking very cool!!! Might have to make a couple more!  Shetland Border shawl, almost finished chart A! yay! might even finish chart A tonight! Hip Hip Hooray!!!

Next on the needles, Wendy's summer mystery Shawlette... maybe. Got my yarn and my needles so.. will see.

In my running today in Regina, Because I got an awesome early start!!! I got to stop at the Golden Willow on 13th ave(re:brown bag). Sharon is awesome! That shop is amazing. I love, love, love going in there. Yarn fumes and all. I picked up a couple skeins one of which I think I will make mystery shawl with. Not sure if it will be the plumish/burgandyish or the tan. Or if I will just have to make 2! LOL We shall see. I was thinking about those skeins of alpaca goodness since the last time I was at the Willow!!! So, I knew I had to get one.. and the second well.. just followed me home! LOL  Now, that gorgeous purple, blue and green. Sharon is an enabler. But it is in her best interest. LOL She had a little hat she made out of it(different colourway) and had Gwyn try it on. It looked very nice :) Sharon showed me that yarn because it was new since I had been in last... and so.. I drooled on it.. then inspected it. I decided that 600m for $26.00 was not bad. And that the wool was soooo soft and squishy in goodness... I had to take it home!! LOL I was in love!!! My bad. But I shall make something lovely and good with it all... :) (because I have noticed I am becoming a yarn snob, I like the woolly goodness, and the naturally yummy yarns better and better all the time)
So, while in the Willow... I asked about drop spindles... Sharon, had Gwyn settled was going to show me how to get started. But Gwyn did not settle, so we had to leave. I told Sharon that maybe...  Mom(Gwyn's grandma) could look after her and I could sneak over and Sharon could give me the goods on this spindle stuff next week. When I go back to pick up said part. I think that would be a super sweet deal!!! Anyhow, that was  my yarn shop excitement.

I am darn well pooped right out. Too much driving and running. Gwyn was darn well pooped right out! Daddy came home for a quick visit over supper :) awesome! Nice to see that farmer that I do all this running for! LOL Then when he went to the farm and she was down right upset... she went to bed. I got a shower, and typing this, and a row on the Shetland. Think I am going to try for the next 3 then crawl off to bed... Lots to do.. got to pick up seed tomorrow afternoon. Don't get me wrong, that is an excellent thing!! I am just very happy to have seed in the ground! Now, lets hope that damn rain stays away!!!

So, I had a wise Auntie tell me once "Women who marry for money, EARN IT." She forgot to tell me "If you marry a farmer, your gonna do parts runs." LOL Maybe nobody ever told her that part... :)

Gnighty all!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wednesday... mmm...

This is a couple pics from yesterday. My happy girl as we were going to go to town, spend a gosh forsaken amount of time there then go see Daddy at the farm!!! Daddy of course.. being the total highlight!

 We walked the mall. We had lunch in Zeller's(oh my, the waitress was great!! food was good. but glad Gwyn ate free!!!). We went for ice cream!! WE saw a train right up close!!! Everyone there on coffee row were sure it would scare Gwyn, but no tears.. and hollering toot toot after it and waving until I tucked her in the van...Gwyn did really well! I was impressed! Gwyn slept from Yorkton to Preeceville... then was awake to the farm. We had a good visit with Grandma. And of course we got to see Daddy. Daddy took her for her first tractor ride in the big 4 wheel drive! She loved it! Then we came home. And went to bed!! Long day! (we were out the door before 9am. and home at 10pm. Long enough day methinks!!)

Mommy needs yarn asked for pictures of out favorite knitting place. I don't know that I would call this a favorite. As I used to prefer my rocking chair, but with Gwyn around it is much easier and more practical to knit here at this desk. Notice there is a knitting bag to the left of the screen, and a knitting bag on the printer. LOL and a stack of patterns and misc. goods leaned against the printer. But, there it is.
So, might have to go back to town today.... bah... anyways... off and running.. catch ya later!

Monday, May 16, 2011


Gwyn is trying on the fishy hat... while I am still working on it.. Had to show this pic as I think it's too funny.  She was quite content to wear it! LOL needles and all!!!

 I finished Summer Flies. It is beautiful. I didn't think the variegation would turn out so well.. but it really did surprise me and did!

Now.. just to find a home for it.. and the Japanese garden shawl.. LOL

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Busy week... I lost Monday somehow...

It has been one of those crazy weeks.  We went to Yorkton on Monday. James to the farm on Tuesday, got a call he had to go back to Yorkton Weds. Thursday I went to Yorkton. Came home through P.ville and the farm. *shakes head* that alone makes for a long week.  Add in James staying at the farm, rather than add an hour to his day driving. I would rather when he has worked a long day he not hit a deer on the way home because he was just too damn tired to be on the road. But I don't know if I can take it.  Gwyn misses her daddy!! And she is not a happy camper that he doesn't come home at night and see her for a second or two in the morning. He stayed at the farm Tuesday? hmmm.. Weds?.. anyway from one of those 2 days on. He was home tonight.  Gwyn was happier than! James was smiling pretty darn good too.. missing his girl. Though I can bet he wasn't up crying til all hours of the night! This is why I don't know if I can do it... It's a challenge we shall say.... and I may have to call in reinforcements but, we will hold off until we know if we need them or not...

So, today we spent some time outside. Gwyn is dog gone tired, did not nap. Late night, up early... But enjoyed the time outside.
 On the knitting front.  I finished Summerflies. It is blocking.. I should be able to pull it off the cardboard and take some better pics tomorrow. See how the day goes.
I have a Shetland border shawl on the needles. It has to be knit on when Gwyn is sleeping.... reading a chart with what I think to be a bit of stitch variation and an active toddler don't mix. It has been sitting untouched for a couple days as with Daddy away she wouldn't sleep away from my body. So, for the sanity of mom, and the good of the Gwyn.. she napped on me, and I went to bed with her.

I also cast on my crazy fishy hat. I have lips and part of a head. I am really liking the way it is looking... might have to make a few more. But I will wait til I am done this one to say for sure!! The pattern is at and is the Fish Hat. ( ) I think it will be neat all done up. :)

Anyways, I am dead tired and it's late so will have to chatter on another time! Gnighty!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

My Girl.....

Ok, She is 2. Until.. 4 days ago.. she pulled out anything I put in her hair.  4 days ago I put piggy tails, like you see pictured below in her hair. Then promptly before she could rip them out took her to the bathroom mirror so she could see them! She loves them! She left them in all day.. and has now 3 times left them all day!  

 Today we did finger painting!! Here are Gwyn's very first finger painted pictures!! 

My faves are the first one which was her very first one, and this last one of her hands! Honestly I had to steal away the hand one before she totally covered it with paint... I love it!  Thank You Grandma for the finger paints!! We had great fun!!

Monday, May 09, 2011

Shawl fever, is there such a thing?

As of the start of the Japanese Garden shawl.. which called and called and called to me. SO, I HAD to make it!!! Then, I started looking at other patterns for shawls. I love how Wendy D. Johnson does her patterns.. she does beautiful work. So I did purchase a few patterns, even better while she was having her "blogversary sale" Sweet deal! So, then once finished the Japanese Garden shawl, I started the Shetland border shawl, which, with a toddler is a challenge to keep your chart straight!! So yesterday I gave in and cast on Summer flies(not one of Wendy's). This one is a knit a long for Mommy needs yarn, a Ravelry group I am a part of. BTW. Japanese Garden was a knit a long for this same group :)

I am not so certain about the variegate.. I think the pattern gets lost in it. But this will tell me how much Patons Grace yarn it will take to make it.  Now, Patons site says Grace is a double knit weight, but rav. says it's a sport... I think it looks ok.. but will know better when I am done if I am happy with how it blocks out.

Anyways.. that's some knitting for ya!! LOL Catch you later!

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Last week was a mixed bag. We had warm weather we had coldish weather. We had rain, we had snow/sleet. It was a crazy week. Monday we did get outside. Gwyn blew bubbles with the bubble gun her grandma got her. She loves to blow bubbles.. and this just makes less mess than the wand when you have a 2 year old. Gwyn played in the sandbox. I had to take her in and change her bottom, and because she had not been interested in the mud. I did not put her splash pants back on. My first mistake... she went straight for the mud when she didn't have on her splash pants.

Gwyn let me put pigtails in. I put them high on her head so she would be able to see them. When I showed her in the mirror she gave that giant open mouth happy smile! She left them in all day. With the exception of one pulled out at J's birthdayday party. But I think it may have got caught and she had to yank to get free!

 At the party...

My little balloon hog!!
 And here is what I have been working on....

I think it is knitting up well! It's Wendy D. Johnson's Shetland Border shawl.

Happy Mother's Day to all you Momma's out there!! Enjoy your day!!!