Thursday, September 07, 2006

Ta Da! I learned a new trick. A special way to block a bag like this. I blew up a balloon inside the bag to shape it and let it dry that way. Now to figure out a reasonable way to mail it. Posted by Picasa

Look! Kittens! Our baby Purl (only one yr old) just had her first litter last night. I got to watch all of them be born. It was really cool. She is a proud momma. I don't think she has stopped purring since she gave birth. My four children have already claimed one each. Posted by Picasa

Here is the bag I made for the international Tote Exchange. I am not happy with how the felting turned out, nor the blocking. I think the problem with the felting is that I used different yarns. I also have no Idea how to block these things, let alone mail them. Posted by Picasa

Here is the bottom of the bag I made. Probably its best feature. Posted by Picasa

Here is the Tilt sweater I knit. It is the first pattern that I altered to fit me. I used Noro Kuryon yarn and just loved watching the clolours. I tried to get the colours to match up and, while not perfect, are pretty close. Posted by Picasa

Here is the Tilt sweater from the side. You can really tell the different directions the sweater is knit in. Posted by Picasa

Here is my Tilt sweater without the buttons. I haven't had a chance to go look for any yet.  Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Tilt Sweater, etc

Sorry I haven't posted in quite a while.
I have been busy knitting the Tilt sweater from I am getting close to being done. I have also been working on the mystery stole.
The second tote exchange has just started and sock wars will be starting soon. This with a long list of other knitting projects to do as well. So much knitting, so little time.
We have also started homeschooling early this year. We had finished all our trips and vacations and the children were getting bored (translates to fighting). We started 2 weeks ago and are slowly getting into a routine.
Eldest daughter starts grade 10 at the public school in Sept. She is majoring in welding with a second in carpentry. We only had a little argument with the school about transitioning from homeschool to public school. Nothing more than expected.
I Will post photos when my daughter brings her digital camera back on Monday, or until I can figure out how to get photos from our new cell phone onto the computer. Whichever comes first. LOL
Blessings all

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Personality Quiz

What can I say, I liked Sesame Street.
Here is my personality quiz result:

You are ZOE. You are a lover. Romance, flowers, and wine are all you need to enjoy yourself. You are serious about all commitments. A family person. You call your Mom every Sunday, and never forget a Birthday. Don't let your passion for romance get confused with the real thing.

Finished the Antracite shawl from the book "Ponchos and Wraps a knitters dozen". I like how some of the colours pooled and other places it didn't. You can really see the different directions the wool is going. Hope my SP8 likes it, because it is for her. It was a fun, easy, in the car knit. Posted by Picasa

Here is a close up of the Anthracite shawl. You can really see where the yarn changes direction. Posted by Picasa

Here is a close up of the Mystery shawl. Thanks Renee for another great shawl. Posted by Picasa

Mystery shawl 4 complete

I have finished the Mystery shawl 4. It is a pi shawl knit with Malabrigo black. I had to change colour on hte edging because I was running out of black. I used Paris nights for the edging. I didn't get the name of the pattern until I was partway finished. The original shawl by Renee is called Desert sunrise and is a bautiful gold colour. I guess I picked the wrong colour for the name. I decided to rename my shawl keeping with the same theme. Mine will be called "Solar Eclipse over the Desert". It was a fun knit and my first Pi shawl. Thanks Renee.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

SP8 Questionaire

1) What is your favorite season of the year?

2) Where is your favorite vacation spot?
Camping in a tent by a beach

3) If you could visit any place in the world, where would it be?
I haven't been to Australia or the South Pacific yet so that is where I would like ot visit.

4) If you were a specific kind of yarn, which brand and kind of yarn would you be?
Fleece Artist hand dyed yarn, Baby Kid or Kid Silk

5) If you won a shopping spree to your favorite yarn store, what would you get?

Lace weight yarn, Fleece Artist wool, Zepher, Silk, Denise Knitting needles, cashmere, Big Girl Knits, Shawl patterns, etc., etc., etc. (How much is this winning spree, anyway?)

Thursday, July 27, 2006


This week I have decided to work on my UFOs. (that's UnFinished Objects, for you non knitters). I am up to the edging on my Frost Flowers and Leaves shawl. I am also back working on my Starfish Shawl from Just One More Row. I haven't worked on these since last fall.
I also want to finish my Mystery shawl 4. I am on the 4th repeat of clue 4. I will probably do at least one more repeat.
I figure, if I get these finished, then I will feel less guilty about all the new projects I am starting. OK, who am I kidding....what guilt?
This is a good time to work on UFOs since I am on a yarn diet. Not allowed to buy anymore yarn till at least January. Donations accepted. LOL. Will knit for yarn. LOL
Happy knitting all and God Bless....Colette

Monday, July 24, 2006

Not A Nerd!?

Well, I took the test (see sidebar) and I am not a nerd! However, it also said I was not totally cool either.
I think it is bad enough that I took the test to find out. Get a life!

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Finished Pinwheel Sweater from I used Peruvian highland wool from and size 5.5mm needles. Posted by Picasa

Pinwheel sweater featuring the "hooded" version. Posted by Picasa

Pinwheel sweater from the back. Posted by Picasa

Pinwheel sweater from the side. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Here is the Flower Basket shawl from Interweave knits. I made it for a friend for her birthday. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Mystery stole 2006. Clue 1 completed. I am using a light blue baby loop mohair and a brown alpaca wool worked together. I am using 3.75mm needles. On to clue 2 Posted by Picasa

Newest addition to our family. Her name is Lacey and she is 7 weeks old. She is so cuddley and she purrs as soon as you pick her up. She loves to sleep under my neck. Posted by Picasa

We only have a couple of these, but are they ever pretty. Not sure what they are but we are having fun. Posted by Picasa

These purple flowers are comming up among the lillies. I have no idea what they are, but they are pretty. Posted by Picasa

Here is a whole row of these lillies. They are all along the back of the house. Posted by Picasa

Flowers in our back yard. It is our first summer in this house so we don't know what is growing here. We are having a lot of fun when things blossom. Posted by Picasa

Here is the newest addition to our family. Her name is Lacey and she is about 7 weeks old. Here she is sleeping in my daughters tote exchange project. She is so cute. Posted by Picasa

It's Official, I'm crazy. Here I am knitting a wool sweater for my sun on the beach while camping. We went to Rushing River Provincial Park in Ontario for a few days and had agreat time. My family, however, think I am nuts to be knitting a wool sweater on the beach. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Curves Success

I just got weighed and measured at Curves. In 4 months I have now lost 35 pounds and 30 inches. Praise God.

Monday, July 10, 2006

And the Winner is......

Martha from Ample knitters list.
Sorry it has taken me so long to post. Life (and knitting) seem to get in the way. I decided on this colour scheme and ordered the eggplant from I wanted to wait to get the colour and get a photo. In the mean time I started knitting it with the colours I had. When I got the eggplant I took a photo (or thought I did) and then had to wait fro my daughter to put it on the computer for me. We then went camping for a week. We just got back and now we can't find the photo we took. I decided to post without photo and will add that when we take another one.
If martha wants to contact me with her particulars we can pick a ball of yarn from my stash to send for the prize.
It was hard choosing what colours to use, everyone had such great ideas. I can see that more than one sweater is going to have to be made with all these ideas, but one for now.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Here is the pair of socks I was knitting for DAK. I only had to make 4 socks to get a pair. Great learning curve. Posted by Picasa