Sunday, May 27, 2007

Knitter's Day Out

Today I signed up for Knitter's Day Out (KDO). I've been there twice before. It's a great opportunity to spend the day with others who share my passion for knitting and to take some classes at a very reasonable price.

Now look at the photo. See the lady in pink? I was sitting to her left.

Friday, May 25, 2007


M: Good night, I love you.
T: Why do you say that?
M: Because I want you to know that I love you. And I want you to remember that you are always safe here.
T: Are you talking to me?

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Wallaby Progress

Here's the progress on my Wallaby. I'd better go hit the needles because this baby was born yesterday!

I couldn't help but use the forget-me-nots in the yard as a backdrop. They match well with Knitpicks, Shine, Bachelor Button yarn. Don't you think?

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Another Parcel From SP10!

I received another brilliant package from my SP10. The latest issue of Simply Knitting, needle case, lady bug buttons (oh, so cute), knitting needles and a skien of lovely Hip Knits silk yarn in 'eat your greens' shade. You've gotta love it for that name alone. Trust me, though, it feels great. The yarn is hand dyed 100% silk, 180 metres to 100g, recommended needle size - 5mm/US8. It's available at They say that one skein is perfect for a hat, scarf or small bag. That suits me just fine. SP10 even thought to send a scarf pattern my way - I'll get that via e-mail.

Your parcel arrived just in time to bring a smile to my face on a difficult day.
Thanks so much!

SP10 Parcel Continued

Along with the great yarn are some yummy candies local for my SP10, a bar of chocolate orange soap and a postcard from her recent trip to Scotland. Is she aware that I save every postcard I receive and of my fondness for maps? In my life before motherhood, I worked as a cartographer.

SP10 Parcel Continued

SP10 even thought to send gifts for my girls. They were so excited to share in the opening of the package. Of course we read the book right away and we tryed on all the fancy hair accessaries. It was so thoughtful of you to think of them and to individually wrap and label their gifts!

By the way, this idea of several posts in a row is my feeble attempt to get around the fact that when I try to write a post and include multiple images it always ends up looking awful.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

The Lanyard

In celebration of this Mother's Day, get out your tissues and read The Lanyard, by Billy Collins.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

My Total - $16.00

While walking around town today, waiting for the Grower's Market to open, I stumbled upon a garage sale. I don't think I need to justify these purchases, do I? My favorite item is hard to see in this photo. It's a small blue enamel pot with lid, just the right size for a child's kitchen - price, 5 cents.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Monday, May 07, 2007

Completed Gifts

This week I've got two FOs (Finished Objects)to share with you. From the colors I chose, it looks like you ought to be washing your dishes in your thong huh? I sent off the dishcloth to my SP10 and the thong to my sister-in-law.
It feels so good to have these two smaller projects completed. I told myself I was not going to CO my next Wallaby until these were off the needles. Yesterday I started, I CO the Wallaby sleeves for a friend's new baby. She's due in 3 weeks, my goal is to have the sleeves done by the time the baby arrives. I'm making a 2T, so baby will have plenty of time to grow into it.