Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Skating on Go Home Lake

My knitting projects have dwindled and I have only Ardelle on the needles. Unfortunately I lost my first Ardelle hat and am knitting a replacement. So instead of knitting photos I thought that you would enjoy this video of Nicholas skating on our homemade ice rink. Every weekend we spend about 3 hours clearing it. video

Saturday, December 25, 2010

A quick knit

If you follow this blog, you'd think that I never knit and never completed a project. Truth is, I always have a sock in my purse and I'm always working on something but I don't always take the time to photograph my work and post.
I bought or received (I can't remember) some Malabrigo Rasta yarn this fall and I was scheduled to make some kind of mobius thing. Turns out I'm really averse to twisting stitches that are in the round. Probably relates to my sock knitting persona who spends hours making sure that I don't twist my wool in the round. Anyways, I decided to knit a scarf for my sister Monica. The colours were very appealing and the pattern was simple. While there were only 11 repeats, I was completely unable to memorize it. I remember working on the scarf at the cottage, sipping coffee while the snow accumulated outside of my window. Ah, idealic knitting days.
Anways, the scarf turned out beautiful in my eyes.
I blocked it and everything.
leaf scarf for Monica
Leaf scarf being blocked

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Finally my son has asked for me to knit him something

I keep offering to knit him a sweater but he's just not interested but these babies were O.K.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Easy Drop Stitch Scarf for Maureen

I started this scarf in October just before I left for my New Orleans chef retreat. I really loved the colourway of this sock yarn and thought that it would be wasted on my feet. It was a quick knit, completed mostly in the waiting room of our local E.R. and on the TTC. I think that it looks great on Nini and am thrilled that she likes it too!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

All in a day (or so)!

I was really looking forward to knitting up something with this hand dyed, hand spun wool that I bought a couple of years ago.

I actually knit a gauge swatch which in the end counted for didly squat! I used the Yarn Harlot's unoriginal hat pattern. It was a fast knit and I'd definitely knit it again. I asked my son to model the hat for me so that I could post it before I leave to the internet free zone (the cottage).

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Chloe has come to visit

Oh yeah and Monica came too! Well someone had to drive my beautiful neice over for the weekend latke party.

I started this hat last night and finished it this morning. Finally a completed project.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Jack's 50th Birthday on Go Home Lak e

We hosted a 50th birthday pig roast on the weekend.
Here is the birthday boy (left) and Julius (my DH) carrying dinner to the table

After dinner the band played