Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Men knit!

Wow twice in one day, in a month were I've only posted what.. twice! But I just happened to come across this article and thought I'd share.

Picking up the Needles


A quick drive by blog to let you know thatI am indeed still part of this blogging, knitting world. Life has been getting in the way, along with a little bit of the winter doldrums. The weather here has finally come around, the snow has melted and gone and we have been getting some much needed sun. So to distract you from the fact I have little time to post about the recent goings on around here I present to you a fantastic picture taken by my co-worker yesterday.

The local fisherman were feeding the eagles some fish scraps when my co-worker took this picutre. Enjoy.

(Edited to try a futz it so you can enlarge the picture by clicking on it, blogger hates me and my pictures!)

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Blogging Block

Its seems that while I have bloggable bits, photo's , stash enhancement, and even a secret to share I still had blogging block. Maybe it's post traumatic olympic knitting syndrome?

I meet with a decent size knitting group every Thursday at a local coffee shop/yarn shop. We agreed before Christmas that we would have our christmas party late in January. Well, January quickly turned into February, and February eased into March. So,
this past Saturday we had our Christmas in March party. We had some great laughs and drank Belini's, and Pina Colada's, yum. Everyone knit but me, I bought yarn, instead. We'll get to that later, it's part of the secret. Not only can our group knit apparently we can cook too! Our potluck was delicious. S took this picture of me wearing my Butterfly at the shindig.

I brought broccoli salad.

Now this is where the secret comes in, I bought the purple yarn is 3 shades of wool on the right to make a version of Carolyn's blanket on the left.

Now the big secret, I'm a h**ker. Thats right, (NOOOOO not that kind that stands on the corner) the afghan is crocheted. It's a plaid crocheted afghan changing colours every row and incorporating ends into the fringe.

Here is my progress so far.

The rest for another day.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Sockapaloooza progress

Quick update on the sock in progress. I still don't know if this is going to be "the" sockapaloooza sock. I will complete this sock, then start another and then decide which I will send away to my sock pal. My sock pal requested washable socks so I think the next sock I test will be a Regia sock as well.