Saturday, August 23, 2014
We had 15 baby layettes for our Fair Share class that are all donated to the Chilliwack General Hospital Auxiliary. They sell them in the gift shop and the money goes to the maternity ward for improvements. It's just one of the ways we try to connect with our community.
This year I have to thank my knitters for manning the table and making it what they wished. I had an anniversary dinner on the Friday night and an in-law BBQ on the Sunday, just when things were wrapping up.
We are already scheming about next year's fair.
This September we are going to try a Baby Surprise Jacket knit a long, some entrelac classes and setting up a knitters' life list. If we're going to have a big circle of knitting friends, we may as well share our mistakes and successes.
Saturday, August 09, 2014
It's the heat of the summer. The first roses have withered, the planters are thirsty and the grass is going brown. I'm trying out mojito recipes with my mint. Still need to balance the lime and the ice.
Martina Behm, you are my esteemed leader. I will knit anything you sneeze at. I know the Nuvem was a crazy, koolaid drinking slog at the end, but the Sweet Georgia CashSilk lace was devine to the end. I have even worn it once at our knit night outside. The evenings are already perceptibly shorter, and with a breeze, there is a delicious chill in the evenings.
He and his friends hiked some of the local mountains and didn't get lost, but took 12 hours.
The Christmas presents continue. I saw the Hidden Gusset pattern on knitty.com and immediately cast on a pair for my nephew. In the largest size, I used just over half the yarn expected. Scott tried them on before I finished the thumb. I like how they turned out except for the right leaning increase. It pulls too much on the given yarn (does anyone remember this in the Colour Affection?) I would do a different increase if I knit them again, but I had to make them match.
All the piggies are done (6 pair). Thanks to the Knit Girllls for keeping me company while I knit the last two.False Creek cowl for my niece. The first one knit up so quickly and only took one ball of chunky superwash wool, that I've already cast on and half finished another one. Then I get to hunt for buttons!
This weekend I am at the fair. Emily came home, we had a grand anniversary party last night up on Ryder Lake mountain, and have a family BBQ on Sunday. I think I like the fair more when I don't have to be there so much.
Monday, July 28, 2014
This was my birthday present to myself.
Today is like a New Year's Day for me.
Some years I start a new journal, but I'm half way through one.
Some years I make resolutions and start projects.
I hope to finish writing my novel this year.
I hope to practice gratitude daily.
I hope to continue walking and cycling and being fit.
I have my last shift at Hospice this week and will need to structure my days to include writing.
Now that I'm a grown up, I hope to have the courage to enjoy my life as a child would.
Friday, July 18, 2014
My BFF emphatically declares that it matters not. She knows to say that even if it's hideous. When I finish this ball, I can do the ruffle and block her and be pleased that I can now knit something else. Probably another Martina Behm crazy giant knit. I know. But I still have my Spilly Jane piggies.