Friday, October 28, 2005

Help when you need it most.

I found yet another blog to read,thank you toKnit One Chick Too for leaving a comment here on my blog so that I could find you. And just to make you feel better I will make it a point to never mention that in the 80's you harboured romantic feelings for Bill Gates. I'll be our little secret. While I visited KnitOneChicToo, she made mention she had called the Yarn Harlot's Help Line. I have to confess I did try to call the number before, but instead of S "O" S, I keyed in S "zero" S and didn't realize until now. DOhhhh. Very funny go call now, 1-877-SOS-KNIT.(toll free in Canada and the US)

It has been a very productive knitting week, which will make way for a very unproductive knitting weekend. I will now have to "put on" what I was putting off all week while I knit. House cleaning denial, I wonder if there's a toll free number for that? I am nearly done the last piece for the Must Have Cardi, I need to finish the sleeves for the Wrap Cardi and put together, I'm almost to the toe decrease for brown "tweedy" socks and I knit 10 rows on my Flower Basket Shawl.

No new knitting pictures to speak of, so a picture taken at my birthday dinner. Lyndon had Dino Nuggets and "smiley" fries, perfect match no? And notice the "fancy" shirt, he has to wear this to every important dinner. He said to me that day "Mom, can you flatten (iron) my fancy shirt?" The shirt was a gift from his uncle from the Dominincan and was on the smallish side when he got it. So our friend Steve who is particulary great a picking out "fancy" shirts will have to take him shopping when he outgrows this one.

Monday, October 24, 2005

" look like a monkey..."

It was my birthday yesterday, and I had a fantastic day. I received many great gifts, I was served coffee in bed by my four year old butler. (I knew I had kids for a reason.) I had a breakfast of pancakes and sausages, and dinner out with family and friends. Thanks for a great birtday.
One of the great gifts and card I received. If you can read the card it says "Thursday already, where does time go?" It just happens that our Knitting Night is on Thursday every week.

And I took full advantage of my day of leisure and finished one front of the Divine Wrap and knit and tinked on my FBS (which I have yet to take a picture of).

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Michelle, the 80's called they want Jason Bateman Back

Your 80s Heartthrob Is

Jason Bateman

I couldn't resist this quiz, come on who could resist those dimples! But I have to admit I love him in Arrested Development . I thought for sure I was coming up with Micheal J. Fox. I had a momentary lapse of good judgement and nearly posted a picture of myself from the 80's. This on the day before my birthday, not a good idea. It could only cause me (and you) pain.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Harlot Radio

I think that is the next step, when knitting can have it's very own radio station. Sit back, knit and listen all day, all night to 100.0 KNIT-FM. Featuring"music" from the most famous knitter's around, the soothing click clack of needles. Featuring segments from knitters' all over the world. Stay up to date with local knitting events in your area, bringing you all the late breaking knitting news. I digress, I'm sorry I think I may have caught what the Yarn Harlot has:

"All of this, this incredible stunning whirl of fantasy around me was dragging me down the path to my dreamworld and I was becoming more convinced by the moment that I was asleep... creating a world where knitters rule supreme and everyone not only cares about that but agrees that it's a good invented reality where knitting finally gets its dues and stands firm and proud in bookshops, auditoriums, radio stations...all places where humans gather and bow to yarn and it's wonders.."

If you haven't already gone to check out her radio spot listen here. (Scroll to Oct 21 Knitting is Hot) Unfortunately, it will be the closest I ever get to hearing her, because I'm sure she won't be flying to my neck of the woods any time soon. We take what we can get.

Ponder the thought people, all knit, all the time, just saying.

Thursday, October 20, 2005


Last night while shopping at the grocery store I picked up the lastest copy of Vogue Knitting and inside was a Patons pull out booklet. So it seems that the the pink Devine. (A purchase for which I am extremely happy about never getting around to making!) will be made into the quick and easy Wrap Cardigan. I know you're thinking, what about those socks you just started, or the Must have cardigan front that has been so patient. I say in my best Mikey Blue Eyes voice "Forget about it". So maybe on Monday I could really have a FO, miracles do happen ya know.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Moon & Socks

This morning on the way to the sitter's house we had a glorious "moonrise". Yes that's the moon at 8 am, bootiful isn't it.

And here is the sock I started last night. This sock yarn was brought back from a friends trip, I have never knit with it before but was pleasantly surprised. The yarn, Scheepjes Invicta Extra is soft and I love the color. Well, as much as you could love a brown sock, my husband is on the reserved side when it comes to socks. The brown yarn has a black and white strand twisted in to give it a tweed look.

Monday, October 17, 2005


When I opened my e-mail this morning I had a fabulous surprise, the Subject read "PRIZE" and the message read " You have won a prize. Please forward your address and we'll send it along.Thanks for your support, Margene and Susan" of Give A Little . What a great way to start a Monday morning. And a great big thank you to Anne C. for the donation of my prize, 5 skeins of Classic Elite Star in "milk" chocolate brown. Can't wait.

In knitterly news, I finshed one front of the Must Have and I have started the second front which is the last piece, then I can block sew and knit the button and collar. Wahoooo. I finsihed the sport weight socks for hubby, and tried to start the Silk corset, but it came to it's demise. That's the for the best, I need to finish off the Must have first. I am now casting on for another brown pair of socks for my hubby.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Dodgeball Knitting

I found a mosiac knitting tutorial over at Zib's In her walk through she states "If you can knit a stitch you can knit mosiac...". Immediately my son's new mantra "If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball" rattled through my brain. The movie Dodgeball is on the movie channel about every other few hours this month. I have heard it alot in the last week or so. Let's just hope he doesn't test this little theory on his four year old brother! Speaking of dodgeball knitting, I am dodging actual knititng content because who really needs to see a picture of a partially finished pair of navy blue socks. That's what I thought. So one can only hope I get that sweater finished soon so I can show you I really do knit.

Lyndon stopping to smell the roses.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

I give thanks to... Hot chocolate

On Thanksgiving afternoon we headed out for a bike ride, our usual waterfront ride. We thought that the rain would hold off, it didn't. We took shelter and had a bite to eat. Then off we went into the rainset. (that would be the opposite of a sunset). During a discussion about living in a rainforest type region our four year piped up and said Auntie Lynn lives in a sunforest! She lives in the Okanagon where it is very sunny. Makes sense, very logical no? Anywho, everyone was game for a mug of hot chocolate to warm our freezing fingers, especially when it comes with sprinkles.

I did get some knitting done this weekend but sorry no pictures today. I finished the clown cotton socks and knit about 20 rows on the FBS, and almost completed one front of the Must Have Cardigan. One down, one to go. I also cast on for another pair of socks for my husband, these will be done in a sport weight yarn so they should be quick. Lots knit but it doesn't make for exciting photograpy. If only I could get those socks to dance then maybe I might have something.

I leave you with a picture of Griffin, Lyndon took over the dogs spot and "locked" him in. I can tell by the look on his face he's thinking "OH NO I've been hotwheeled"

Friday, October 07, 2005

Better late than Never

Seeing as how it is already Friday I thought that I should share the previous weekends events, before this weekend passes me by. My photo journal of "What I did Last Weekend"

The sceneary photos are along the highway from my home town to Terrace, following the Skeena River. Please note that only bugs were harmed in the taking of these photos.

On Sunday the whole Fam Dam went down to "The Beach" (see previous post for an explanation) to eat our "Picnic" (again previously posted) Look at those faces they're loving it.

Our two other boys were having a hoot too. Barnes the yellow lab loves to swim in the ocean, Griffin the girly boy, not so much!

Wait don't leave yet there's more, this is our son Lyndon, practising for when he runs away and joins the circus. Currently he working on taming our Lion dog Griffin. Click to enlarge the pics.

This weather for this long turkey holiday doesn't look as promising, but we'll manage. I'll try and come up some knitting content soon. Just as soon as a learn how, becaase apparently all I know who to do is un-knit!!! Bahhhh that's a whole other post! Anywho, have a great weekend,Happy Thanksgiving. Or as my son likes to say Gobble, Gobble!

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Italian Men

You Belong in Rome

You're a big city girl with a small town heart
Which is why you're attracted to the romance of Rome
Strolling down picture perfect streets, cappuccino in hand
And gorgeous Italian men - could life get any better?
What City Do You Belong in?

Because I forget my camera yet again I will humour you with the Quiz of the week. Roma here I come!

Monday, October 03, 2005


Creative title, I know. Not much to blather about. I was sick this weekend, joining the other sickies of the household. I did manage to make some progress on my MHC and I am almost finished my sleeves. I can see the boat approaching to take me away from Sleeve Island. Yesterday was a beautiful day and we got out to walk the dogs and had a picnic with the kids down at "the beach". Really it's just the rocky shore at low tide, but hey whatever they wanna call it. The picnic consisted of home made banana bread, and some tortilla and salsa, but hey whatever I wanna call a "picnic" is fine with them. I hope to share some pictures tomorrow, I forgot the camera on the charger at home. Well I better get that signal fire lit so they don't cruise by and miss me. Wait I think it sees me already!