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Knitting Up A Storm!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Well my FIL can not fix the washing machine. Not because of skill, because NO ONE can fix this thing. So Saturday I am going to the stores to buy a washer/dryer front loaders. Lucky me.

Still knitting for the webkinz. Yep, lucky me. All their friends that see them want one. Who am I to say no to kids? I really can't.

Oh yeah, and today is my birthday. I am now 37. Closer to 40 than 30.

posted by Lisa @ 10:27 a.m. 


Thursday, April 24, 2008

Based on my last post re: riding the crazy train for knitting for corks, it is nice to hear I am not alone. I have stopped though, but only because I don't have any corks to knit for!

I did, however start a new project this morning. The Squirrel and Oak Mitten pattern from Hello Yarn:


I am knitting these mittens on 3mm needles using Patons Kroy sock yarn and some burdgandy mohair yarn I bought at the 2006 MW&SF:


I am trying very hard to knit my stash down - aren't we all? Thankfully it is slowing going down because of all the webkinz sweaters I've been knitting. I've knit a few more sweaters and will take another group shot of the girls' toys soon.

Non knitting news and pretty scary all at the same time is when you come home and walk into the laundry room to witness this:


This is what remains of my washing machine. My husband and his dad took the whole sucker apart to find the part that was causing the leak. Quite a surprise I tell you. It would have been put back together without me having any knowledge of this little adventure, however, they do not have the tool they need. HMMMM...

Guess where I will be on Saturday afternoon? At the laundry mat, just like last Sunday afternoon. Lucky me!

posted by Lisa @ 9:09 a.m. 


Friday, April 18, 2008

I think I've bought a ticket to ride the crazy train. I am knitting stuff for corks people - CORKS. I know I'm not riding this train alone because there are 230 other people on the train with me. They are cute, but come on - knitting items for corks? Chris thinks I've lost my mind. Maybe I have.


Cute eh? I think so. I have about 3-4 corks left, so I'll knit stuff for them too.

Sorry for the crappy picture. I had to use my daughter's camera because my big Canon's battery has died and I can't re-charge it. Should do something about that in the new future. And I can't upload pictures to flikr.com with my smallish Canon because I don't have an upgraded account and the quality of the pictures from this camera is too good.


posted by Lisa @ 7:39 a.m. 


Thursday, April 17, 2008

I am at my limit people - if I knit one more webkinz sweater I think I'll scream. Look at Maddie's pile of webkinz:


And Julianna's pile:


Believe it or not, I have only knit sweaters for 1/2 of their webkinz toys. I do think the amount of webkinz they have is kind of nuts. However, most of them were rewards for hockey accomplishments, b-day presents, and some they bought with their own money. Plus, I really like them and when I see a cute one, I scoop it up. I'm an enabler I guess - webkinz style.

Even though these things are getting quite boring to knit, two things good things have come out of knitting all these sweaters. 1. I am using ALOT of stash yarn for these sweaters. You know all the odd balls us knitters own and don't know what to do with. But we keep just in case. At one point, I was going to Goodwill all these odd balls because they were driving me nuts to look at, but I am glad that I didn't.

The 2nd reason is my girls are so happy. Well, at first they were, now they kind of expect me to knit one for each of their toys. I have to remind them to say thanks now. Sheesh.

posted by Lisa @ 7:45 a.m. 


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Thanks guys on your congrats of my girls' accomplishment this last weekend. It means a whole lot to me.

All I have been doing is knitting sweaters for webkinz toys. All the freaking time. I don't mind because my girls LOVE them so much. Kids are so great and it doesn't take much to make them happy. Knit them a sweater for their favourite stuffed animal and they are over the moon.

Not only am I knitting for the girls' toys, Julianna asked me to knit some for her friends' toys as well. I've knit two out of the three she requested. Here is the pink poncho I made:


Cute, non?

Once I get most of them done, I will post a picture of them all lined up in their cute little sweaters.

Have a good one.

posted by Lisa @ 10:12 a.m. 


Monday, April 14, 2008

May I present the 2008 Ontario Womens Hockey Association Gold Medalists, Novice C division:



My girls rep hockey team competed in the Ontario hockey provinicials this weekend and they went all the way = won all 5 of their games and came home with the gold!

These girls worked hard all year - came in first in the regular season, won two Golds in tournaments, including the tournament their own association hosted! Plus, in the other two tournaments they played and didn't win, they played in the semi finals, but lost. What a feat for this team.

On their rep team, only two girls played rep before, the other 12 were first year rep players. Including my six year old, which earned her place to 'play up' on the team. The novice division is for 7 and 8 year old girls.

My older daughter had a tremedous year and I'm sure if they had a MVP award, she would totally be considered for it. She scored:

50 goals in rep hockey
41 in House League - she is 8 and played up in the 9 and 10 year old division
22 in House League - for the novice division - 8 and unders. But after three games was moved up to the older age group
10 goals at the provincials

For a grand total of 123 goals for the season. Holy crap. We are astonished how well she did. I think she got, maybe 5 goals the year before.

I am so happy for my girls that I could burst with pride.

Bragging over.

More pictures of webkinz sweaters to come this week. What Fun!

posted by Lisa @ 6:37 a.m. 


Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Look what I finished knitting and blocking:

Project: Lady Eleanor, Scarf Style book
Started: March 17th 2008
Ended: April 4th 2008
Yarn: Noro Taiyo - 4 balls
Needles: 5mm
Size: 21" x 60"
Made for: My mom's 70th Birthday

This is a nice close of up of the blocked entrelac:


Full size laid out on the floor:


After knitting the above, I wanted to knit something small and easy. Here are two sweaters I made for my girls' webkinzs:



My girls have an absurd amount of Webkinz, so I will not be surprised if they ask me to knit a sweater for all of them. If they do, that is all you will see for the next little while.

I got this pattern from Cheri at Runs With Needles. Thanks for a great pattern.

posted by Lisa @ 2:14 p.m.