Sunday, June 26, 2011

This, That, There and here....

Oh my, feels like it has been a long time since I rambled your eyes off. So, well, I guess I should get at it.  Life is pretty full of Gwyn and rain. Today the sun is out so maybe we will venture out and enjoy some outside play. It is also gymnastic day so, will see how it all comes together. Last week I felt like a big meanie I didn't take Gwyn to Gymnastics as she was tired and cranky and only fell asleep 15 minutes before we would have had to leave. I didn't feel right about taking her and waking her up when she had been sooo tired!!! So, I let her sleep. She woke up a new girl in a couple hours!! Yay!  Aside from that life is pretty quiet. We had a play with Miss H. the other day. Gwyn loved it! I guess that was Wednesday.  Thursday we were off to an auction in Saskatoon. I had packed up everything for the day the night before. So we got up, dressed, ate and ran. We wanted to be early in case they were selling what we wanted earlier in the day. The auction started at 8 am I think. We got out of the house shortly after 7, maybe 7:20am. We were there at about 10:30. What we were there for was estimated to sell at 5pm. OH MY!!! So, we registered up. Took a look around. And went for lunch. We did a little business. James even let me go to Prairie Lily Knitting and Weaving shop. He stayed in the van with Gwyn. I went in and got some yarn fumes... LOL It is a wonderful shop. Helpful, friendly, and carry a little bit of everything! Was very nice space. So, I purchased a short cable needle for making, making of the fishy hats much easier!!! Yay!!!! no more stitches falling off the end of my dpns. When I get down to the needle being too long I can switch over to my dpns. Wonderful!!!

 I also picked up some yarn. I love it. It is soft and beautiful. I will be making something specific for a Christmas gift out of it. So that is all I can tell you.
I could not believe the drivers in Saskatoon..... all I will say is OH MY GAWDS! I don't remember them being so ignorant when we visited the south end of town when we were in Outlook doing bins. Them North enders are scary!  Now, I don't want to offend anyone... but people there are rude too!!! No thank yous for holding doors.. no returned smiles. I don't know if it was because the rain has got them all off their game or if they are just that bad!!! But, I am sick of the rain and I still smiled! James still held doors!! And don't even get me started on the Costco Parking Lot at NOON on a Friday!!!! The set up is nice, great idea, but when some idiot wants to wait for someone to load all their groceries, and 2, count them 2 car seat age children into a vehicle and hold up traffic while waiting..... It is not a pretty site. Good Grief....
Above is Anemie. I worked on it while in the van. To Saskatoon, around Saskatoon, while Gwyn napped at the auction sale, and some on the way home. I have one repeat of the border done.

I also have Juliet scarf on the needles yet. I just cast on another fish, last night.

And well.. The water in Margo is a lovely shade of orange right now. So, Yellow out on my load of whites almost fixed the damage. I need a new container of yellow out and some good water to try again.... So I washed Jeans. gah.. I so need to wash more.. but don't want to ruin my cloths!!! So Laundry waits. I am glad we don't drink that crap!!!  Don't even feel like doing my dishes in it really.. but I suppose I need to to them sometime....  So I am off...
Talk to you all later!!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

A little something I whipped up today!

I found this pattern on Ravelry. I printed it out for my MIL as she has been hunting it. So, It was sitting on my counter and called to me.. so, I tried it out! I think it turned out well. As you can see Gwyn could barely wait to get her hands on it!!! She carried it around for a few minutes and showed it to her daddy several times. Of course there are a few things I would do a little differently if I were to make another. I am tempted to whip up a couple more... and then hunt for some babies....  :) (maybe there is a pattern for a crochet baby? or knit for that matter?)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Fishy fishy fishy.....

Ok, so I have been making fishy hats. You all know that right? LOL You all saw the pink pie eye before. Well.. it's eyes were bugging me. They were too small. So, I redid them. They look much better now.
 I made a Crazy Crissy Fishy. Swirly eyes and all. Finished last night. Very colourful and fun! The green is not so light, it is a neon green!! Very fun!
On the needles, Anemie Shawlette and Juliet Scarf.  I have 3 more fish to make, for sure. Who knows who will ask for what next! LOL I hope to get to sewing my bag up soon. We shall see how the time goes. I want to sew some project bags too. I love my big project bag, but I can put all my little ones in it.. LOL So, I want something small I can grab on the way out of the house!! LOL Rrrrriiiggghhhttttt... LOL I'll get there!
Anyhow, will catch you all later.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Smaller second bag...

I whipped the smaller bag up on the way to Yorkton yesterday... I had to wait to put handles on as I ran out of yarn!!!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Another FO(finished object for non-knitters)

A shopping bag. I had a case of start itis today. I finished blue fish, cast on too much Koolaid fish. I started this bag(below) and finished it. I wound some yarn for a shawl I want to cast on but will not let myself until I am done the scarf I have on the go... I have a bag ready to sew... though I am not sure about my lining.. might find something else and re-cut it. But Yes, I finished a wonderful pink shopping bag. I think I may have enough left for a second one. Yay! then just to decide to keep or give away.. we shall see...

Gwyn filled the bag the minute I was finished with it! LOL

Blue Fish....

Blue fish is finished!!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

While Gwyn was napping.....

I did some cutting... and pinning. Ready for some stitching....

I do think I will be doing another bag.... or two.. but lets wait and see what the heck it turns out like.. LOL

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Spinning... and post blocking of Shetland border shawl

So, I don't know if you can see my spinning from where you sit or not.. but I took a couple pics. Just so you could see! I have stayed pretty steady on the 15min or more a day. I think most days have been more like 20min to half an hour. And I do think I maybe a bit better. No guarantee's on that..... I still have some pretty wild thickness changes.... LOL but, I think I am still learning the feel of it all.

 And finished, blocked and beautiful. Love how the Shetland border shawl blocked out...
This would be the blue fishy!

 This is the Juliet Scarf I am working on.
That is all for now...

Saturday, June 11, 2011

More pics... Pity Party is over....

Gwyn likes the fishy hat
I haven't posted much in the last month. Sorry bout that.  have been running for parts and feeling sorry for myself... LOL But, I finally shook it! I don't like me when I feel down, so I don't feel like sharing me either. But now, I shook it. I feel like me again. You might just be hearing from me a little more.. Though, our time outdoors may be affecting that as well, but will see what I can do!

She liked snuggling with it!

Shetland border shawl by Wendy D. Johnson  in the process of  blocking!

Gwyn has been liking barrettes in her hair!
While I was in the city. I went and sat with Sharon at Golden willow and she showed me how to spindle spin. I purchased some fibre and  borrowed a spindle(she didn't have one to sell me). I have been trying to spin for 15 minutes a day. Sometimes it works.. sometimes it doesn't. But.. I hope I can get better. Practice makes perfect though! so...

And I cast on another fishy hat. yay! looks good so far... I have the Juliet scarf on the needles.

As you have seen I have finished the Shetland border shawl by Wendy D. Johnson, and The pink fish hat.

I am off and running, ttyl

Friday, June 10, 2011

Quick pictorial catch up... more later.....

Shetland Border Shawl. Pre-blocking

My bad.... Yes... using it up. Sharon, at Golden Willow is an enabler! She is fantastic!!

Juliet Scarf - Will be a Christmas Present. (I have 2 down now.. and a few more to go!)

Pink Pie Eye is done!

And what a lovely fishy she is!!