It's Saturday, it's snowing.
tiny little flakes of snow flying around
in a wind that just feels ... bossy.
Where is a really good Chocolate stash when you need
some really Good Chocolate ? ???
when you have a moment, and you're not
searching through the house looking for the
Chocolate You Know you've Hidden Somewhere ....
have a look at K's blog, for
the link for February 21st. K. has a
link to a very well crafted video.
Fibre-driven people will
especially get a lot
to look at....
i can't imagine the hours that went into
the making & knitting of this video. Wow.
And, in the Knitting Olympics,
drop by to the Knitting Olympics Team Canada site
and see how the team is doing.
Yayyyyy Team Canada !!!
Saturday, February 25, 2006
Friday, February 24, 2006
and it's time to cue up the
Step up to the Podium!
the Olympic Challenge Mansocks are complete !
the construction of the
Olympic Challenge Mansocks
are complete as of Now !
they have now been blocked.
total completion has officially been
The Knitting Companion
had a very social and busy day
with Birthday celbrations.
You can see him here, taking a moment to rest.
If he seems dark on your screen,
bear with us. He's black.
Olympic sock is in the background.
oooh ! ! Flowers !
everyone loves birthday time flowers.
And the knitting companion found
that the wrapping
Thursday, February 23, 2006
i have a very short attention span and am easily
Suffice to say that the Olympic challenge of
making Mansocks is,
for some of us: an Olympic sized Challenge.
I seem to be unable to
knit smoothly while watching the
Olympic News !
The next issue of the magazine L'Actualite will include
an article about the Knitting Olympics !
it will be on the news stands soon.
Happy Birthday, wonderful George !
and many thanks to all the people
who have left birthday wishes.
this morning, the sky in montreal looked like this:
we had a smidgen of snow overnight.
Olympic progress for my
Hands: very sore.
Mansocks: Sock number two is
now coming into the Long stretch of Foot.
Not at all Olympic related:
this mohair (shown above)
is just too delicious not to show you.
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
More birthdays for this week:
it's Margaret's special day on Monday.
You probably know Margaret of North Wales,
from her wonderful photography.
This Saturday is a birthday for my uncle Petko.
Happy Birthday Cheecho Petko !
I'm sure that this week
also marks the birthday of Miss D.
she can't be reached for comment just now.
No doubt she's up to something.
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Monday, February 20, 2006
Monday and time
for something a little different.
have you checked out the Loose Ends sites ??
You'll find all kinds of terriffic photos
and for this site (who would
like the loose ends logo
to show up as a button...
but at least it's in the Side bar
as text at least ! )
There could be more rice
pudding in the near future.
As requested, a recipe will follow.
Yes, it's a very dark photo,
but if your screen will allow:
this is a bit of the hand dyed wool that
the Queen of Dyeing
brought along on Thursday night.
if you were there you'd know that
this assortment of yarns was too
soft & delicious not to touch.
time marching on for the Olympics....
and K. has already finished the back of her Olympic
First Sweater. And it's black! and textured.
congrats to K. ! you can find photos on her
For the Knitting Companion and i,
the olympic challenge is still rolling along.
we've had to take a break from our
olympic project due to very sore hands.
from Georgia Nicols,
the Weekly Horoscope:
for the week starting Sunday February 19, 2006
All Signs: (Eastern Time Zone)
This week two planets changes signs:
the Sun moves into Pisces for the next four weeks;
and Mars finally leaves its six-month sojourn
in Taurus to move into Gemini where it
remains for the next seven weeks.
We'll all feel a change in terms of energy
and focus in our lives.
(Some might even change detergents.)
People will feel more sensitive (even weepy)
with Pisces in the picture.
We'll be more inclined to appreciate
the difficulties of others, and try
to help in any way we can.
The arts will flourish. Meanwhile,
back on Mars -- things are busy and
curiouser and curiouser.
(Stay light on your feet and don't squat with your spurs on.)
Sunday, February 19, 2006
In a few short weeks,
there will be a Vernissage (art show opening) at the
Marche Bonsecours here in the "old city" of Montreal.
The galerie de metiers d'art du Quebec
will be hosting an opening
of a group show entitled "Rupture".
I have some pieces in this show. I hope you will be
able to join the other artists and myself
for the opening evening.