Thursday, March 11, 2010

What a Good Day Means to Me:

- not working, just phoning in and e-mailing PRN;
- finishing "Literary Hoaxes" by Melissa Katsoulis;
- blocking the back and left front of Babcia's Jacket so as to be able to start the right front;
















- getting a good hunk of Summer Meadow done so that the circular needle is not a pain anymore;
















- spinning for almost one hour and managing to keep up (most of the time)[that's spinning on a bike at a gym, not yarn-spining :-/];
- getting a pedicure and having my toes painted shocking orange;
- stashing up four more skeins of Iro;
- savouring the Olympics again in MacLean's;
- finally finding the February issue of InsideCrochet!!!;

and only one day of work before we fly off with my three boys, four great books, and a good and easy knitting project!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Finally!!!

I managed to start the square shawl in Sekku. Starting a centre-out pattern on 3mm needles using cobweb-weight yarn reminded me of the former Surgeon General who said that operating on newborns was like trying to stitch together a strand of spaghetti at the bottom of an ice cream dish. Yeah, it was like that. The yarn was too thin and there were too few stitches to keep the needles from falling out. The work kept on twisting around the few stitches on the needle. The pattern needed a few run throughs to become instinctive. But once the latter was achieved, I was able to do it. Now I just have to make it large enough to put it on my Addi Turbo circular needle and my holiday project is ready. We are going to Dominican Republic, for March break. Flying out of Hamilton airport woo hoo! Last time, on the way back it was 24 minutes door to door - airplane to house! That is civilized, unlike Toronto Pearson Int'l.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010