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Knitting Up A Storm!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

There will be no knitting content today. Surprise, Surprise. However, it is picture heavy and all about my rink, skating and the kids.

Samantha, these next few pictures are for you.

Here is a pic of Chris snowblowing the snow off the rink on Sunday:


Chris puts so much work into getting the rink ready for the girls.

The first skate:


All my hockey players:


More pictures of the rink, it isn't as big as it will get, but it will be big!




Daddy giving how to shoot instructions:


Here is a picture of my two kids and the neighbour kids enjoying the first big snowfall of the winter season:


How much fun do you think they had in the snow?

Visiting Santa:


That is it for now.

posted by Lisa @ 9:38 a.m. 


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Not much knitting happening around these parts. Just.Too.Tired.And.Busy. Just like everyone else. I have lost my knitting mojo for the moment and sure it will come back someday. Hopefully soon, because I need something to keep me sane.

Last night, we were at the hockkey rink from 530pm to 9:15pm. Sounds crazy eh? My younger girl's game started at 6pm and the older one's started at 8pm. Man, oh man. We were all tired. Pooped.

It is a killer on us all. Normally we take the younger one home between the games, but because it was pizza night, she stayed with us. For future long start times between games, we are going to take the older one to Grandma's until it is time for her to come to the game. This will give her a nice chance to relax and unwind from the day before coming to the rink.

We will also take the younger one home to the other Granny so she can go to bed earlier. Thankfully these large gaps in game start times doesn't happen often.

I look forward to a few weeks off from hockey, well not actually watching it, but a break from having to drive and wait, and wait, and wait.

If I don't blog before Christmas:


posted by Lisa @ 9:27 a.m. 


Thursday, December 13, 2007

What a quick little knit - a Christmas present for my mom:


She lost one of the pair that I made her two years ago, so I thought she could do with a new pair. I used some Romni Wools' own 100% wool. It is quite nice stuff and I am interested to see how well they hold up. Time will tell, of couse if she doesn't loose one them! I'm not joking BTW.

My older daughter was called up to sub for another player this past Sunday and the spare jersey they have has number 99 on it:


No pressure to perform well with that number, eh?

posted by Lisa @ 3:09 p.m. 


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

May I present my new niece, Anna - not yet 1 day old in this picture:


I have only seen her twice, but I love her so much already. She looks exactly like her big brother did when he was born. Speaking of her big brother, my nephew, who is three years old is the best little guy on the planet. The other day when he was playing cars, he told his mum (my SIL), that he was going to pick up Auntie Lisa and Uncle Chris. What an amazing little dude.

I don't get to see him that often, but when I do, I spend all my time with him - he is just so special to me.

Normally my girls do not get a lot of time at home to play dress up or play with the toys. However this past Saturday we decided to skip hockey practice, so they got a chance. Because they have a new cousin, they played with their babies. Oh yeah, and dress up all at the same time:


Crazy girls.

posted by Lisa @ 8:18 a.m. 


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Thanks guys for your lovely comments on Chris' cobblestone sweater. I hope to have the ends seamed in shortly, so that he can wear it.

I've admired these prints from Ingrid since she first posted them and thought they would be great gifts for my girls if she had ones holding hockey sticks. So, I took a chance, asked Ingrid if she would draw them for me and this is what she came up with.

Hockey Girls

My intention is to give them to my girls for Christmas. I know they will love them, but won't appreciate them completely until they are much older.

Cute, non?

posted by Lisa @ 9:15 a.m. 


Monday, December 10, 2007

Cobblestone is Done Like Dinner!

Here it is folks, Chris' cobblestone:


A close up of the yolk:


I still need to weave in the ends and graft the armholes and steam the yoke so it is a bit flatter and more even.

I am really pleased with this sweater. There isn't too much I can say that hasn't been said before...It is an awesome and very easy pattern to knit. Specs:

Pattern - Cobblestone
Source - IK Fall 2007 issue
Size: 43 1/2"
Yarn: Tahki Donegal Tweed - about 6 and 3/4 skeins
Needle Size: 4mm

posted by Lisa @ 8:20 a.m. 


Tuesday, December 04, 2007

It is so hard to remember to update my blog because there is so much going on. Christmas is coming very quickly and there is still so much to do. Yesterday I took a vacation day to start and finish my present shopping. Whew, that is done, thankfully. One thing done, many more to go.

I am having a party at my house on the 8th and the 16th, so getting ready for that is consuming a lot of my time. Cleaning, organizing, etc. Man, nothing like having a party to get your house in tip top shape. It pretty much is the only time I will clean top to bottom. Everytime I clean this much, I vow to keep it this way. I have never kept my vow, but maybe this time I will.

It shouldn't be too hard because I am never home. We pretty much live at a rink. Take tonight for example, my younger daughter plays at 6pm and my older one plays at 8pm. It is picture night, so I won't be home until about 10pm. Life of a hockey mom.

It is that time of year to put the ice rink up, and that is exactly what Chris did last night:


Poor guy was out there for hours putting the boards up, screwing in the tarp and putting water in it. This is no easy feat because the rink is 40' by 50', so there is quite a work.

See that smile? He is so happy to do this for our girls. He loves skating and so do they. I think if he didn't build a rink starting 6 years ago, I doubt we would have known how much the girls love hockey and skating.

What a guy - I love you honey!

Knitting news? I finished my friend's socks, but didn't snap a picture before gifting them. Here is the last shot of them I have:


I finished sewing the fleece backing on the baby log cabin blanket. My job doesn't look too bad, but I wish I would have found a way to tack it down in strategic places so it is firmly in place. But since it is a baby blanket, that will be take quite a bit of abuse, it will be just fine.

I finished it just in time because my neice Anna came into the world yesterday evening. I can't wait to see her. I'll snap some pics and upload as soon as I can. I want to share her adorable little face with the world!

Sorry for the long post, but I am not sure when I will be able to get back to post.

posted by Lisa @ 8:42 a.m.