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Knitting Up A Storm!

Friday, February 29, 2008

See, told ya I'm almost finished the 28 30:


I am using Rowan Magpie Aran I picked up at the local thrift store for about 2 bucks. Not bad. Wish I would have known the first skein I used was a different dye lot. The collar is slightly darker than the rest of the sweater. Sigh.

I ordered some of Knitpicks yarn to swatch and see what they are like:


I've recently discovered knitting podcasts and now have more than I will ever need downloaded to my iPod touch. It has made walking and sitting on the train to work much more enjoyable and quicker. I didn't think I would enjoy them, but I do.

For years my husband has tied the girls' skates, but now my older one can do her own, as well as her sister's. See:


Nice, eh!!!!

posted by Lisa @ 10:15 a.m. 


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Hello, it has been about a week that I've posted because life has been hectic around these parts. Even though it has been busy, I've been knitting! I am closing in on the body of the 28 30 sweater. I've decided to make a full length version, however I am unsure if I'll have enough yarn. I'm sure I'll find out soon enough.

I wish I had a picture to share with you, but I've not been home long enough to take one and upload. Soon, my friends, I promise.

Stay warm.

posted by Lisa @ 10:08 a.m. 


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I think I've had the most busiest weekend I've had in my life! I can't believe I woke up when the alarm clock went off. Lets re-cap, shall we?
  • Friday, 10am, the girls play their first of 4 hockey games in a Tournament
  • Friday 11:30 - head up to Dagmar Ski resort to ski for the rest of the day
  • Friday 7pm - arrive home from skiing dead tired, I might add
  • Saturday 5:30am - wake up to get ready to go to arena for 2nd hockey game to start at 7am
  • Saturday 1pm - house league hockey practice
  • Saturday 330pm - 3rd hockey game of the tournament
  • Sunday 12pm - the 4th and final game which they won!!!!! Yeah champs!!!!
  • Sunday 2-4pm - celebratory lunch
  • Sunday 630pm - dinner and dancing with friends arriving back home at 1am
  • Monday 9am - head down to the Canadian International Car show arriving back home at 5pm
  • Fall asleep on couch at 830pm, right after the kids go to bed

I have not had such a busy weekend in such a long time. I need a vacation to recover from it!

As you can imagine, not a lot of knitting was squeezed in, actually none at all. However I do have a picture of the current state of Petal. I've put the sleeves on waste yarn and merrily working on the body of the sweater:


I started another Green Gable using Lion Brand Cotton Ease and will knit long sleeves for this GG:


I am still plugging away on my 28 30 sweater and just finished the collar. Hopefully I can find the time and energy to pick it up.

posted by Lisa @ 10:20 a.m. 


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Lookie what arrived in the mail today from grannyscloset? A DPN holder, crochet holder and a tissue holder:


They are so cute! Check out her other items she has made because they are super duper cute. I've already filled them, see:


In knitting news, I've put the sleeves of petal onto scrap yarn, which I don't have a picture to show you because I forgot to upload that one, so you will just have to believe me.

Started another Green Gable using Lion Brand Cotton Ease, no picture - same reason as above.

I also bought the twentyeight 30 pattern from the zephergirls. I plan to use the Rowan Magpie yarn I found at Value Village for 1.99! I am not sure how good this thing will look on me, but it looks like a quick knit so I will find out shortly. My progress is further along from this:


After the big snow fall Toronto has experienced, my husband used his snowblower to blow all the snow in the backyarnd into one big hill for the kids to snowboard and toboggan down. They love it and it is so much fun. I know this because I went down it about 15 times yesterday. Here is a not so good picture, but you get the idea:


posted by Lisa @ 1:36 p.m. 


Thursday, February 07, 2008

FO Alert! Tilted Duster is done like dinner. Here it is pre blocking with all her strings hanging out:


I would have shown you a picture of it completely done, except I am frogging this sucker and using the yarn for something else.

Sounds crazy eh? Let me try and explain. When I first saw this sweater, I really truly like it. Then I saw FOs in blogland and started not to like it. I still didn't like it but decided to knit it anyway. During the whole process I kept thinking, I am not going to like it, I am not going to like it. Guess what? I don't like it. It is really small across the shoulders and arms making it very uncomfortable. The ribbing on the back clings to my butt like saranwrap on a sandwich. Trust me - it doesn't look good and I wasn't sharing that view with the world.

Plus I think it looks like a maternity sweater on me. All open in the front, like the two fronts should meet, but they can't because of a giant stomach in front.

Enough said. Good Bye my Tilted Duster = it's been a slice.

posted by Lisa @ 8:18 p.m. 


Monday, February 04, 2008

Look what I've finished over the weekend, the Tilted Duster Skirt and picked up the stitches for the collar:

Tilted Duster Skirt Complete!

I've also finished this neckwarmer:


I used 100% wool from Romni Wools own yarn line.

I'm on a roll folks!

posted by Lisa @ 1:10 p.m. 


Friday, February 01, 2008

I knit this top down raglan two years ago come this March:

Top Down Cardi

I really love it, but I haven't worn it because I couldn't find any buttons for it. I didn't put button holes on it, which I totally regret. I've tried all different kinds of buttons, and didn't like them until I found these:

I like them, alot. I think they would work. Except I couldn't find them in the house - ANYWHERE. I thought they might have fallen behind the couch, so I gave up looking for them. So one day, I picked up my cardigan, and saw the button I had been looking for. I went to take it before it fell to the ground and realized, it was sewn to the sweater. Holy crap people, all five buttons were already sewn on! I don't remember doing it. I must be going nuts. See:


Needless to say I was quite happy. All that was left was knitting the icords. I knit only the top two i-cords and got to wear my sweater. I love it!

Alls well that ends well.

posted by Lisa @ 9:40 a.m.