Friday, September 23, 2011

A new project

Can't wait!!!! :D I was thinking the other day that I needed a new scarf. I bought a new winter coat at the end of the season last year. Thought it would be nice to add a splash of colour. Then I got a note on Facebook the other day about a sale on some gorgeous raspberry coloured yarn. I couldn't resist, ordered the stuff right away and am now trying to patiently wait for it to arrive. As the time passes, I'm trying to hunt down a pattern to knit. It's Cascade Heritage Silk Yarn.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Still knitting....

Hello! Yes I'm still here. I've had some extended family drama/issues lately and just not in the mood to "talk". But I have still been knitting away on my nephew's afghan. Square after square after square.... Will be glad to get it done. I figured out that it takes about 2 hours to complete one square. Crazy! Guess I'm not the fastest knitter but that's okay. :) It will be great when it's finished.

Monday, September 5, 2011


There's a little yarn shop (LYS) on the way to my WalMart (as if I own one lol). I pass it every Wednesday, twice, and still haven't ventured inside. I really want to but I'm afraid I'll spend too much money, or find something new to work on instead of my nephew's afghan, or that my son will make too much of a mess (as I always take him shopping with me). One of these days though, I will work up the courage to venture inside and find some gorgeous yarn and a pattern to knit something up just for me. One day.

As for my nephew's afghan, I don't think I can get it finished in time for Christmas. I seem to knit about one square a day but still have around 120 to do, plus sewing the whole thing together. Oi! Will press on, at least till I get some new yarn. ;)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

I'm becoming a knitting maniac

I got on a role yesterday.... knitted till 1:20AM. Yes that's right. 1:20AM! Good grief! What was I thinking??? I got wrapped up knitting and catching up on some blogs. It was fun reading but I can't believe I stayed up that late. Only realized it was that late as Hubby came in from the garage.

So the knitting craze continues. Took my knitting to my in-laws' house today and knitted while I visited. And I did a bunch more after coming home, in fact, been knitting most of the day. Don't know how I managed to complete three loads of laundry all the dishes, and cook and eat supper.

Tonight's beverage is another birthday present. It's an enjoyable light choice. Won't be drinking the whole bottle tonight though. ;) Must save more for other nights of enjoyable peace and quiet with the little ones tucked in their beds. It really is my favourite time of day. I can concentrate on whatever I want and not mess up my knitting. There are no interruptions of "Mommy..." or listening to fighting over the toys. It's been a long summer with no afternoon break but school starts again in a couple days and I'll have some time in the afternoon too. Bliss!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

I'm a wino and I don't care who knows it!

Well, that's not totally true. ;) lol

Hubby got this bag as part of a gift from work last year. I've got a pile of "cloth" bags and haven't known what to do with them all. One day I was looking for something to put my knitting in - too many projects and they each need their own bag. While going through my cloth bags, I came across the LCBO bag. Did you know it's perfect for a knitting project that has a few skeins? It will hold 6 perfectly in it's bottle dividers. The bag is also stiff so it's easier to get the yarn out of it with no part of the bag flopping over the skeins. FABULOUS!

As well, I have been looking for more opportunities to knit. I have lots of projects I want to get finished and new ones I would like to try (got inspired by other knitters' blogs). So this morning I took my LCBO bag with me to the pool and knitted while my daughter had her lesson. Was nice to sit there and be productive while I don't have my son to keep me busy. Guess it will be traveling with me from now on.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Big Ass Beer Glass and my thoughts

I've been in a funk all day. Started out with a whirlwind to get out the door on time with two kids, one to drop off at my DILs' (dear in-laws') and one to the doctor's for a check up, followed by grocery shopping and lunch at the DILs'. The afternoon draaaagggged along with getting stuff accomplished but a lot of "lost" time. Just not in the mood to do anything. Wasn't even hungry for supper. Evening has gone the same, not knowing what to do and not feeling like doing things I could do.

So out came the "Big Ass Beer" glass (that my darling husband has gotten me a whole set from his golf trips), filled with one can of Pepsi, a good shot of Capitan Morgan's Dark Rum (whatever was left in the bottle), and a few ice cubes. It's freaking huge! Thought I should enjoy it while doing some knitting. Too bad it was the end of the rum..... Better look at working on a new dishcloth. ;)