Saturday, June 30, 2007

Summer vacation begins at last! I haven't knit a stitch for about two months. I just find with work I don't feel like picking up the needles, especially as summer vacation nears, and stress levels rise due to end of year responsibilities.
So I promise very soon there will be some evidence of handwork! I have a small quilt sitting and waiting for some stitches as well as socks and a small sweater.
Gardening is minimal this year, so handwork should see some action!
Time for some more sun....

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Big Easter Snow!

Well its been two months since updating as I've been very busy and having problems with signing in to blogger also. Guess I finally did it!

This weather is pretty crazy. Tomorrow is Easter and we are having the largest snowfall of the winter tonight! So far we have about ten inches.

I have been in a pretty active period in my knitting, busy with socks which I find are an easy project to take on trips in the car or just to pick up for a little relaxation after work in the evening. On the left above is a completed Ripple Sock pattern which I found online in Patons Kroy in Denim Jacquard. The colour has really turned out to be a blackish grey. If I make this pattern again, I may use brighter colours with more blues, but the pattern was fun to do. On the right below is a work in progress- just a plain sock pattern in Fortissima Denim Blue- awesome results with plain knitting!

Lots of shovelling ahead tomorrow morning. Hopefully after a nice ham with the trimmings dinner, I may have some time to knit also while admiring the snowy white world outside!

Sunday, February 4, 2007


After much thought, I'm finally jumping in and starting a blog. Many of my posts will be related to my hobbies- stitching of various kinds, thus the name. Quilting, cross stitch, knitting and sewing are all favourite pass times.
Today has been really weird weather wise as was yesterday- snow squalls, and then short sunny periods over and over!
Recently I have been working on a cute sweater for my grand daughter. It has been a bit of a challenge as I don't have the pattern, but saw the sweater online. So, I am using a standard pattern and making the rest up by looking at online pictures of it.
Off to do some more stitching!