Thursday, November 30, 2006

All done!

Woo hoo!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

That, I'm not going to miss.

As I get closer to my laser eye surgery, I find myself muttering "That, I'm not going to miss" at regular intervals throughout the day. Most notably at night when I attempt to place my glasses on the nightstand and manage to launch them on the carpet instead. As a rule, the sound of falling glasses coincides with the arrival of at least one cat who feels that the glasses would be more at home under the bed. So I climb out of bed and hunt for the glasses (gold frames, wood floor, bad eyesight = hard to find), while the cats climb into bed and watch me.

That, I'm not going to miss.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Monday, November 20, 2006

Have you started your Xmas shopping?

My knitting is completely focused on preparations for this:

I'm not too sure how legible it here are the details:

3rd Annual Xmas Show
108 Murray Street, #2

Friday, December 1st - 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, December 2nd - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, December 3rd - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Works by Michele Albert, Nadine Argo, Suzette Argo,
Martine Chartrand, Lauren Mullin and Angela Rafail.

Well worth a visit, if you ask me.

I have three completed (but not blocked) scarves, and I'm trying to complete three more before the show. Lots and lots of knitting for me over the next two weeks. I have more ideas than I have time to knit.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Little cloud

Spotted on the way home from work on Friday. The sky was so dark, and the cloud so pink.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

She got my name wrong...

and now everyone who has seen my picture on the Yarn Harlot's blog is calling me Susan. It made for some lively conversation at last night's Knit and Drink. Our new pub selection (The Fig and Loon) was a good one - everyone was delighted with the food and the atmosphere. I think we've got a winner!

Here are some pictures from last night:

Maureen getting ready for her Xmas sale this coming Saturday. Go see her amazing felted purses and ornaments. She'll be at the St. Columba Church (24 Sandridge Road in Ottawa) on November 25th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

And here is Carol's very cool portable knitter's loom. She finished the scarf over the course of the evening. I was suitably impressed.

I worked on an Entrelac scarf, and discovered today that I'd made a mistake that can't be tinked the scarf is on the back burner until I've finished the pieces for the show.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Friday, November 10, 2006

Starstruck by surprise

I went to hear the Yarn Harlot (you know the link) speak last night. She was funny and eloquent, as usual. Ottawa knitters are a roudy bunch and I hid at the back of the crowd, as I tend to do. I'd brought two books with me for her to sign, and had decided ahead of time that I wouldn't take photos.

I couldn't decide what to wear - so many shawls, so few shoulders. I opted Shoalwater as she seems to be the shawl of the moment for me and is getting a great deal of wear these days. I did contemplate the Shetland Lace shawl and, in hindsight I should have brought it along with me.

Here's why:

When I made to the front of the line for my signing, I attempted small by mentioning that I had left a message on the Yarn Harlot's blog about my more than 1,000 stitch shawl, and that I had contemplated bringing it but didn't. She remembered my post and told me to email photos of the shawl. At this point I'm feeling less invisible, but still calm and collected. Stephanie then complemented Shoalwater and I said "It's sock yarn". She looked again and said "That's Megaboots. I heard about that shawl." The sock was promptly thrust in my direction, with the order to turn around...and the Yarn Harlot snapped my picture for her blog. I had no idea what was going on, and when I finally clued in I was, well, starstruck. I still am. Who knew.

Thanks Stephanie, you made my day!

(The KSF pin is backed by the orange boucle mohair wrap cardigan that really, really needs to be finished.)

Monday, November 06, 2006

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Preview vs Post

Why is it that my previews don't look like the final posts? I'm constantly posting, checking, and returning to edit. Grrr.

Literary Rainbows

A couple of weeks ago (it may have been while I was in study avoidance mode) I decided to sort my books according to the colour of their spine. I'd see something similar in a magazine, although they had used 5 or 6 books, rather than a full bookshelf. I'm actually quite pleased with the result. It's very dramatic. I'm not sold on the order of the colours - and there are several stacks of books that still need to be sorted. But I'm quite happy with the results so far.

Catching up

It's been a whirlwind of a month. The Shoalwater shawl is finished (again). This time I'm happy. Completed in "Megaboots" on 5mm needles. The pattern is from Fibretrends.

And, for the record, the picot edging is completely worth the effort!