Wednesday, April 28, 2010

52 Fridays Week 18/52

I'm neck deep in fabric!!

52 Fridays Week 18/52

I'm in production mode over here. I have an update planned for my new etsy shop!

To celebrate this event, I am doing a giveaway with Jackie over at KIPing it Real Podcast. She has planned a Meet n Greet at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival tomorrow outside the front gate, and I have donate some prizes! If you're in the area (I'm not but maybe you are) check out the info here.

I will also be doing a giveaway here once the update is complete and the dust settles. So keep checking back for that.

Weekend plans:
-Shop sewing and update
-Sew sleeves on the back of two quilts for the quilt show. Link!
-Drop off quilts for the show
-Make placemat for PQS3
-Mother's day secret project
-Trying to stay off the computer!!!!!

Yikes! I better get my butt moving!

Friday, April 23, 2010

52 Fridays Week 17/52

Sorry I didn't do anything monumentally stupid or funny this week.

And I've been spending too much time doing this...

52 Fridays Week 17/52

Which means although I've stalked many patterns on Ravelry, I haven't done much of anything this week.

New on the want to knit list (and the reason I'm now obsessed):
-Monkey Socks (Rebecca's cool ones at Knitting Night)
-Central Park Hoodie (this one's Jackie's fault)

Weekend plans:
-seeing my parents
-crafty things (not sure what yet)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Knitting Blunder & 52 Fridays Week 16/52

At lunch yesterday I went out to buy a coffee cake to bring to my Thursday night knitting group.

When I left work I had my usual bag, a bag of knitting and a grocery bag with a cake in it. I decided that this was too many bags to manage on the bus. So, while in the elevator (alone) I decided to empty my knitting bag, and put the cake at the bottom of it. This involved grabbing the small rainbow ball of dishcloth cotton, a large tangly ball of dishcloth cotton and holding that between my knees, the project bag containing my shawl in progress under one arm, and a bag of yarn I bought in Toronto to show the ladies at knitting under my other arm. Then of course the elevator door opens and a man in full biking gear (helmet, spandex, yellow jacket) walks in, and looks at ME funny. (he shoulda seen himself!). So not being one to keep things to myself. (i.e. feeling the need to explain myself to random strangers). I told him I was going to knitting and bringing a cake, and trying to move it to the bottom of my bag before we get to to ground floor. Bell rings. We're there. I shove the knitting stuff all in the bag, say "Perfect!" and proceed to strut out of the elevator all proud of myself amazed at my speed and accomplishment this feat!

Then I hear "Whoa! whoa! whoa!" I'm about 10 feet out of the elevator at this point. I turn around and he's holding the ball of rainbow yarn?? I look at the tail coming outta the ball, which is not only trailing behind me the 10 feet attached to the dishcloth in progress that is all safe in my bag, but it's also wrapped around my leg! I thanked him like this is something normal people do every day, and finished my strut out of the lobby.

Then laughed so hard I cried.

52 Fridays Week 16/52

I love Fridays for many reason, two of which are jeans and sneakers.

52 Fridays Week 16/52

Weekend plans

-shopping in the US with my parents
-knitting in the car
-row 10 catch up
-secret project
-placemat swap daydreaming

Friday, April 09, 2010

52 Fridays Week 15/52

It's Friday again, when did that happen? I've got lots to do today/this weekend, so I decided multi-tasking was in order. I took the photo of myself while on the bus this morning, very covertly of course, don't want anyone to know how weird I really am. :)

52 Fridays Week 15/52

I’m going to Toronto for work meetings on Monday and Tuesday. I planned an early flight Sunday morning so that I could visit with my friend Chantale who lives in Barrie. She is going to drive in for the day. I’ve already lined up a few yarn shops we need to visit. So far my list includes: Purple Purl, Lettuce Knit and Whole Foods. One more stop has to be the most amazing looking store The Paper Place! My coworker was telling me about it. I'm giddy just thinking of all the bright colours and cuteness!I'm not sure what else we’ll do. I can’t wait! Anyone have any other Toronto suggestions? I need to keep in mind that it's just one day of exploring.

Before Sunday I need to get all my ducks in a row. I’ve got some last minute sewing to do and some overdue packages to send out.

Weekend Plans
- Sew
- Mail packages
- Shopping for snacks
- Do laundry & pack for my trip
- Visit with Chantale (Yay!)
- A zillion other things

Monday, April 05, 2010


I took a little break to dye some yarn this weekend using the tutorial at Kathryn Ivy.

Easter Dyeing Yarn

But mostly I've been doing a lot of sewing.

I finished the last 3 months of Ten Make Two. I'm anxiously awaiting my blocks.

Last 3 months of Ten Make Two

I have also been working on row10. I'm enjoying making my own blocks with no patterns. Here's my hedgehog. It started as a doodle one day at work, then a more structured picture. Before I couloured the picture, it passed the "what do you think this looks like" test with my husband.


I did a little math, and now a wonderful block. If I do say so myself.


I hope everyone else is having a great long weekend!

Friday, April 02, 2010

52 Fridays Week 14/52

Theme of the week Green. Had to feature Mr. Froggy.

52 Fridays Week 14/52

Looong Weekend Plans
- Visit my parents today for easter dinner
- Visit S's parents tomorrow
- Going outside! It's going super warm this weekend!
- Sewing
- Bee blocks
- Secret project
- I also have an urge to work on Dear Jane blocks again.
- Knitting
- Dyeing yarn with easter egg dye!

Happy Easter Folks!