Saturday, November 19, 2016

More Stuff

The children's hospital put out a call for more finger puppets, so some of the local knitting group answered the call.  I made 17 Hare Finger Puppets out of one skein of Patons Astra with some odds and ends for the faces and tails.  Details here.

Next up are some vanilla socks.  The first pair is Patons Kroy in Deep End.  Details here.

Then some vanilla socks made with Kroy again in Sunset with red heels and toes.  Details here.

And one more pair in Kroy in Rainbow Stripes with red heels and toes.  Details here.

Got someone who knits but has no time, so she was looking for a knitter to whip up some of her yarn into socks.  She gave me enough for seven pairs to start.  I am on the last pair now.  I have five pairs to show, the sixth pair hasn't been washed and blocked yet, so no pictures.  They were all vanilla socks except for one pair.  The first pair is Lana Grossa Magdalena Neuner Champion.  Details here.

More Lana Grossa Magdalena Neuner Champion, but I didn't care for this skein.  Don't know if it was the dye or what, but it definitely felt different than the pair above.  It was rough and stiff but did soften up some with washing.  They still don't feel as nice as the other pair.  Details here.

Berroco Sox done in the Thuja pattern.  Details here.

And the final pair (for now!), I love the colors, Schoeller + Stahl Fortissima Mexiko, always one of my favorites anyways.  Details here.

Happy knitting!

Sunday, September 18, 2016


Finished up a few more things.  First up is Girl Next Door Hat, this one is for me, the yarn is Wandering Cat Yarns Fat Cat Chromacolour in green bean.  Did it exactly like the pattern minus the i-cord.  Details here.

Next is a hat destined for the Christmas Gift box, Exeter, knit with Briggs & Little Heritage in blue heather.  I like the way the decreases on the top look, very neat.  Details here.

The yarn isn't the best to show off the fancy looking decreases.

And two more things destined for the Christmas Gift box, socks knit with Lana Grossa Meilenweit Magico II, details here.

Happy knitting!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Catch Up

I finished up some items that I've been slack in posting.  I still have two more that aren't washed and blocked yet.  But here goes with the stuff that IS done.

First up a plain roll brim hat destined for the Christmas gift box.  The yarn in Patons Shetland Chunky Tweed in charcoal tweed, Ravelry details here.

Next up is a pattern I bought eons ago, I have the mittens pattern, too, but haven't gotten around to them yet.  Hermione's Cable and Bobble hat in Briggs & Little Tuffy in red mix, details here.

A pair of socks for the Christmas gift box, Hedgerow Socks in Lion Brand Sock Ease Solids, details here.

An alpaca boucle cowl for me, the pattern is here, the yarn is Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca Boucle, details here.

These socks are like night and day.  Yes, they are the same color, and yes, they are the same dye lot.  It's hard to believe looking at them.  Thank goodness they're for me. The yarn is Patons Kroy FX in canyon colors, plain old vanilla socks, details here.

Since I wear slippers out so incredibly fast, I made myself a pair of work-style ankle socks out of some leftover Briggs & Little Tuffy I had, hoping the nylon will make them last longer once fall weather, slipper wearing weather hits.  Details here.

I haven't bought yarn in a LONG time, I'm tyring to use up some stuff I've had for ages and ages.  I made one of these before and gave it away, this one is for me,  It's 5th Avenue Infinity Scarf, made with yarn I bought years ago when there used to be a Zellers store around, dirt cheap, 4 skeins, $4.  It's an acrylic/wool blend, bagged like mill ends.  Horrid feeling to knit with, but it washes up nicely.  Details here.

I needed some easy knitting, so I made two dishcloths out of leftover Bernat Handicrafter.  The pattern is Boxy Dishcloth, details here.

Another cowl for me, Simple Yet Effective, the yarn is Wandering Cat Yarns Twinkle Cat DK in Sprite.  Details here.

Lastly - for now - is Be Simple Variations, for me, out of Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino (KPPPM), details here.

I soon have to break my yarn diet and buy some.  I am running out of things I really want to knit, there's just not much left anyways, and I need some simple knitting for car rides and stuff.

Happy knitting!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Toronto Trip May 2016

The last weekend in May Hubs and I took a weekend trip to Toronto with two other couples.  I had Air Miles that were going to expire then end of this year, so we used those for our plane tickets and hotel.  First stop was Popeye's, a first time for me, Hubs used to get it when he truck drove past Montreal, but there are none this way past Ontario.  I loved the cajun chicken burger even though it felt like my mouth was on fire.  I think it's worth a yearly trip just for that.

Next stop on Saturday morning was the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Anyone who knows Hubs know that he HATES the Canadiens (sorry, Habs fans), and our last name is Roy, and he used to be a goalie.  This was his oh-no-I-just-got-drafted-by-the-Habs photo, lol.

The HHOF was a blast, could easily spend the day there, but we were on a time limit.  Next stop was Rogers Centre for the Blue Jays vs Red Sox.  It wasn't hard to find where to go, follow the sea of Blue Jays jerseys.

The roof was open.  It was a beautiful weekend, over 30 Celsius each day and muggy/smoggy.  We were lucky that our seats were in the shade.

Two of our party are Jays fans, three of our party are Red Sox fans, and one doesn't like baseball.  Can you guess who isn't a baseball fan? I'll give you a hint -- it was the longest 3 hours 37 minutes of my life.  Anyhoo, Hubs and the other RS fan was there to see their man, Big Papi, David Ortiz, who is retiring after this season.  That's him on the right in warm up.

My l'il guy got a home run.  His last name is Bogarts, I think he's cute, Hubs always points out I'm old enough to be his mother.  I restrain myself from slapping him.

Big Papi time.

This pitcher freaks me out cuz he does this every time he goes to throw a pitch.

It was the bottom of the 9th, the Red Sox were 9, the Jays were 8.  Apparently things got very exciting, everyone was standing up.  I didn't.  Then the Jays tied it.  I was like F*CK, extra innings.  But alas, they scored again and ended up winning the game, no extra innings, thank gawd.  The RS fans in our troop were happy, Papi had scored a home run, so they didn't care who won.

And finally it was the moment that I had been waiting for, the Ripley's Aquarium, which is right next door. Love, love, loved it.

Nemos and Doreys!!

Jellies are cool.

So that was the day, all of it fit into Saturday, and our plane for home left at 1pm Sunday.  Next time it would be cool to have one extra day, a long weekend, instead of getting there Friday night and leave Sunday afternoon.  And no ball game, lol.  Or they can all go to the game, I'll hang out at the aquarium.

Happy knitting!