Friday, February 10, 2006
Thursday, February 09, 2006
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Lots happening at the Canadian team headquarters
in preparation for the Knitting Olympics.
Meanwhile, this has been happening chez moi:
my guy made his own croissants on sunday morning.
They were fabulous.
And recently, this Ultra soft skein made its way into the house:
it's one of those skeins you find one day, that you can't stop touching.
so i thought it would make more sense to bring it home instead
of standing all day long in the yarn shop, petting the skein.
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
We finally had a tiny bit of snow yesterday
here in Montreal. Not much at all, but at least
there was enough to add a bit of sparkle to things.
Preparations for the Knitting Olympics are underway
across the lands.
The Knitting Companion helped me swatch some new
yarn over the weekend.
I had originally planned to make the Mansocks
with lovely "Emu, Superwash" wool.
i made a swatch, washed it up ... and it's gorgeous.
lovely and soft. Cuddly even.
However, it's extremely fibrous. A little bit
too much on the fuzzy side for me. In December
i found out i am allergic to Alpaca. the little
alpaca fibres flew into me as i knit, and it
was too much for me to cope with, bronchially.
So Sadly, i've put away the Emu wool superwash,
for now and i have bought some new Regia.
Brown. Stripey wool for the socks.
and two tone brown Regia for the toes.
here's the future Sock toes of Mansocks Knitting Olympic Project:
Dorothy Parker had a way with words.
this is not poetry for the faint of heart.
if you only like sweet love poems,
Dorothy Parker's flavour of
words may leave you feeling very upset.
If this is the case, please move on to the next entry.
I'd like to share with you, one of my favourite poems by Dorothy.
If I had a shiny gun,
I could have a world of fun
Speeding bullets through the brians
Of the folk who give me pains;
Or had I some poison gas,
I could make the moments pass
Bumping off a number of
People whom I do not love.
But I have no lethal weapon --
Thus does Fate our pleasure step on!
So they still are quick and well
Who should be, by rights, in hell.
Sunday, February 05, 2006
the knitting fan and in-house
cheerleader has taken his place for
more knit-training. We will be doing a bit of swatching
later today for our Olympic Project:
Thank you to for the comments - it's so nice to hear from
all of you. Gill (who is part of the Great Britian
Knitting Olympic team!) - the lovely little wood
buttons are simply ornamentation in this case.
The Mittens are all the full fledged sort -
not the kind you can open up to get your fingers out.
Ruby - thanks so much for your input for the
Knitting Guild Association
Any one else have ANY comments (good or bad)
about the TKGA ?