Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Finishing up!

Ohhhh weeee! We got new colours of dishcloth cotton at work and I'm super excited. They are also on sale this week, double bonus. As I didn't work the weekend I missed the first two days of the sale and when I went in monday there were only 2 skeins of the green varg. that I really wanted. I quickly snapped those up as well as a few others. I can't wait to knock off a few different dishcloths with these, I've been in dishcloth mode for the past few weeks now, all I can seem to think about. Click on the picture to get a better idea of the colourways.
Nanny's socks did NOT get completed for Saturday when I went to see her. Procrastination is my only excuse, I picked up butterfly and had no desire at that time to knit socks at all. I did get her to try the one on that I had finished and it fits perfectly so I had the second one ready and waiting for when they arrived today. Here she is with her new "toasty" socks on as she calls them.
Later in the afternoon Moose and I lounged on the deck for awhile in the new loungers Moose came home with one night after getting groceries. I must admit that they are super comfy, but not what I expected when he went for FOOD. I worked on the finishing touches of a dishcloth for one of the girls at work. She brought me in some of her strawberry jam so I said I'd make her a few dishcloths.
This is a pattern I've had for ages for this cute little sweater vest dishcloth made out of one of the new colourways I got from work. Her kitchen is done in sunflowers so it should match nicely.
Is this not the cutest dishcloth ever????? Mum says its too nice to wash dishes with :)
Moose wants one too so I guess I'll be casting on for another one. He says they're cool!

Friday, July 21, 2006


Originally uploaded by CelticCastOn.
Last Sunday Moose and I headed back down to St.Martins for the afternoon. When the tide goes out caves appear on the beach that you can go and explore. We spent the afternoon there exploring and wading.

There are definately alot of places in NB that I haven't been to yet. This summer I will try to show you some more attractions around these parts!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006


Ok ok they have arrived thank goodness but not before some more worrying and running around. The flight was delayed not one but TWO days! So in order to make sure they were alright I called the glasgow airport hotels in order to speak with them but with no luck. So we had to wait until the next day with fingers crossed hoping they were on the next plane. They were due to arrive in at 9am. Mum and dad had stayed in Halifax both nights as its a 4 hr drive back here. Then of course the 9am was delayed and they weren't coming in until 3pm. I found this out by calling zoom on my breaks at work. I'd left messages for mum and dad to call when the plane came in but hadn't heard anything yet. So at 3:30 I still hadn't heard anything. Called zoom AGAIN! delayed until 4pm. argggggg this was getting a little rediculous! At 4:30 i get home from work and get a call from mum saying we have your nanny and granda PHEW!!!!!
Talk about a frenzy! I'm glad they were on the plane and got here safely. Mum then tells me that instead of staying at the glasgow airport hotels they take them all the way out to Edinburgh to stay...... and the plane that was coming from glasgow to halifax went all the way to ottawa, dropped off people and then came back to halifax. They flew right over us for goodness sake!
Anyway they are here, all is good. This mishap has given me some extra time for nannies socks thank goodness. Since I don't have a day off during the week this week, I won't see them till the weekend, which means a whole weeks extra knitting time woot woot! I'm on sock number 2 now and just about to start the heel. I should have no problem finishing them before saturday!

Now in other knitting news, because of all the delays I decided to pick up and sew my Ruby tank together. Well................ it took all of saturday to sew it up, I wanted it to be just right and sewing up as you know is not something I enjoy. So at about 8pm I whip off the shirt and try it on.................. First thing I learn this week, my boobs are bigger than I thought..... not exactly a bad thing I suppose but IT IS WHEN YOUR FINISHED TANK DOESN'T FIT!!!!!
To put it mildly I took like a hooker thats trying to flaunt something. Instead of the front sides covering half my boobs and then layering with another tank underneath it covers NONE of my boobs. It goes right around then so my boobs are basically just sticking out! AHHHHH!!!
Well apparently I'm an xs in this pattern EXCEPT my boobs! Well FRIG!
Now I'm not so sure what size to knit. Obviously I've gotta take the whole thing appart, I do want to make the body longer as I have a longer torso but what if I make the small and it still doesn't fit my boobs. I don't want to make the medium and then the tank be too baggy.
I'm off to work on my lace in the quiet before Moose gets up!

Sunday, July 16, 2006


Just little old me having a freak attack over here!
So nanny and granda are supposed to be here well they aren't and here's where it gets interesting!
Mum and dad left for Halifax yesterday to pick them up that night as their flight was coming in at 6 or so and then I was going to go down and see them today being my day off.
Well it isn't quite going that way. Apparently they have to add some part to the plane in glasgow and were going to do it right then and there so the flight was cancelled and rebooked for the next day. Thats fine! Mum calls after 2, when the flight was supposed to come in and still no flight its now been delayed till tomorrow morning! So they we are assuming are in a hotel again!
Nanny and Granda will be up to a hundred I'm sure. They need assistance as it is so I'm sure this is just freaking them out. Zoom airlines doesn't seem to know who I can contact about where they put them up so I've been trying to find a number or something. I got a list of hotels from my friend in Scotland that are the airport hotels and have been calling them but I've had no luck yet.
ARGGGGG!!!! This is sooooo frustrating!
I just tried the last number I had but they aren't there!
Fingers crossed they are on that flight tomorrow!

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Find this blog!

I was on a blog the other day, not sure how I got there but it was probably through someone's comments or something. Anyway to make a long story short I can't remember the blog and since it was probably someone's blog that comments here I'm hoping you can help.
It was a british blog, this leads me to believe it was Annarella's comments I entered from but can't seem to find it. The girl was from london and she had made a toddlers sweater with the england football flag on it. White sweater with red line vertically and then horizontial. She had then given the pattern for the sweater and I'd really like to find it again. I've revamped the Callum sweater and had a new idea. So if this sounds familiar to anyone can you point me in the right direction plllllllease!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Kitchen before and afters!

Argg!! Since blogger decides to put your uploaded pictures ramdomly I give you in reverse order the before and after.

My Kitchen as it looks NOW!
This is my favourite part of the cabinets. See my cute little cupboard dad made for me. It holds all my plates, room for a funky teapot on the top shelf and the drawers on the bottom actually pull out as one but are 3 seperate compartments.
You'll notice we still need to put a backsplash in. We were thinking tiles but I haven't seen anything that I like yet. Then I was thinking to just paint it like the rest of the kitchen. Anyone have any suggestions??
The kickboard along the bottom of the cupboards is also missing at the moment as well as a new window sill and I'm thinking about changing the lights some time.


This picture was taken after out offer was accepted and we brought both sets of parents to see the house. I didn't realize she has soo many things all over the place. Just wait till I do before's and afters of the basement lol
So there you have it! My wonderful improved kitchen!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Amazing Lace Challenge #4

Well since I missed challenge 2 and skipped challenge 3 I feel its time for me to get back into the challenges again!
So here we are Challenge #4.
This is what we were asked of us this week : Is your camera feeling abandoned, neglected, and ignored after the poetry challenge? Do you find bad pictures of yourself showing up all over the internet and wonder how they got there? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, Challenge #4 has just the answer. Get ready to take some photos!Your question: If you bound off your lace RIGHT NOW - what could it be used for?
Your challenge: One photo of your lace in a reasonable approximation of its potential use at this very momeny posted to your blog (or photohosting account) by midnight EDT (UTC -4:00), July 16

If I were to bind off my lace right now it of course would become.....................

KITTY SHAWL! The perfect accents for our furry friends.

Are you tired of looking at only fur???
Do you think your pet needs a little sprucing up???
Kitty Shawl is the answer!
As you know cats love to be pampered and Kitty shawl has that cute accent your cat is looking for. Now we don't want our pets to look over the top but kitty shawl is sooo elegant and classic your cat can wear it for years to come.
Its also interchangeable, worn buttoned in the front or swept around the shoulders your cat will surely thank you .

We took kitty shawl to the streets and asked consumers what they though!

Sockies : Well as you can see above I look absoutley DAAAAAAAAAAlin in it. I can't see why anyone would hesitate after seeing it on me.

Well there you have it folks! Kitty shawl, classic accents for classic cats!

Monday, July 10, 2006

Finished Objects!

One Skein Wonder is complete! This was made with 2 50g balls of bamboo yarn. I really do love the feel of this yarn, it soooo soft and light, I really don't even realize I have it on. It definately was a quick knit and a cute addition to the warbrobe. There most definately will be more of these in my near knitting future, and possible ones with sleeves as well. I don't have anything this colour in my wardrobe and I must say I really like it. I think I'll be branching out on my colour usage this year as well. I tend to pick up everything in my favourite colour that season and then end up with all one colour...... example PINK.
Here also are the little star sweaters back from being sewn and having been freshly blocked.
This sweaters are sooo darn cute I don't want to give them away. Its a good thing I don't have kids yet because its very tempting to keep them. Alas they will be on their way shortly to England where hopefully two little boys will enough them.

Demo news: The doors are ON! :) You'll have to wait till my next post as I want to get a good picture in the day time of them. Only thing left now to put on is the kick board and decide on a backsplash. I'm super duber pleased with how it all turned out though, Dad rocks and made everything just the way I wanted it, Including my favourite cupboard.

In knitting news : I didn't get much knitting done on the weekend with all the door hanging. I still need to sew up and add the neck to my tank, but it possibly might have to go on the back burner for now. I hate to do that seeing as I'm soooo close to being finished but well Nanny and Granda are coming, they arrive THIS SATURDAY!!!! *GULP* I'm one and a half socks away from finishing nanny's cable socks. HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?? I was doing sooo well. I guess it all came about when I couldn't decide on a heel and decided to set them down for a while until I decided and then..... well then it was too late. I picked them up again tonight and decided there was no time for hummin and haaaing a heel had to be knit. The quickest way I knew how was the plain old heel I usually do so these are going to have to do. Nanny will love them regardless of what the heel looks like. The next bunch of socks will be for myself seeing how I only have one pair so I'll do a little more experimenting with heels then. Until then its knit socks knit!!!!

Friday, July 07, 2006


ohhhhh ohhhh my counter top is on and I friggin LOVE IT!
I don't know what those people where thinking putting green in here. I want to show you but I think I'm gonna wait till the doors are hung and then you can see a before after picture!

I finished the front of Ruby with only the necking to go. I'm not sure but I think I might have missed the decrease stitches at the waste on one side so i'll have to check it out. It won't take long to re knit that size anyway as its only a thin strip.
There's gonna be some blockin in da house this weekend. I want to get Ruby finished and blocked as well as my OSW and the twins star sweaters are back and in need of a good blocking.

I'm torn as what to do right now, I feel like taking a nap but part of me wants to knit and part of me wants to read.... wish I could do all three at once.
I'll hopefully be back soon with some FO's!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Knitting up a storm!

Lots of knitting has been happening in Celtic land these past few days and it feels grrrrrrrrreat to have the time to just kick back and knit. As of late the only time I've had for knitting has been during my breaks at work which just isn't cutting it for me. Amazing Lace is well underway and I've still got a loooooong way to go. So yesterday, my day off was devoted to knitting and laundry from our trip :) The evening I spent knitting on Butterfly. I was getting a tad bored of that 8 row repeat by the end of it but I have now finished the border and I'm ready to rock on the body of the vest.

During the day yesterday I chugged along on the project I started on the drive home from Boston. Its Ruby one of Sauniell's gorgeous patterns! The yarn I am using is mercerized cotton in a light pink that I had in my stash. I started the front this morning and hope to have it completed in a day or so, if I didn't have to go to work I'd probably have in done by tonight :)
You are probably wondering about my One Skein Wonder???? If you aren't then WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU! I finished that on sunday afternoon. You'll have to wait for pics as Moose and I are on opposite shifts at the moment. I must teach Sockies to use the camera.Mum and I sat out on the deck knitting away in the sunshine. It was a great day out but I'm afraid I ended up with lobster arms because of it. Mum cranked out a few dish cloths with one of my giant balls of cotton. She took it home with her so she could make some more. They are simple but cute. She used two by two ribbing. I see she left me two so I'll have to get them sewn up so I can use them :)

Now in demo news, my countertop and doors are ready to be put in. YIPPPEE!! If we can get the bases vanished and ready by the weekend Dad said he'll come down and put the rest in so I'll have a finished kitchen WOOT WOOT! Oh and while I remember the dish washer is faaaaaaabulous! No more dish washing and more knitting time :)

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

She's Back in Action!!!!

My baby's HOME!!! Mum and Dad brought her down on the weekend. It was tough leaving her their for those extra days since we got back but since they were coming down on the weekend it only made sense.
I think she's glad to be home and away from Summer :)
She's back to her usual lazy self and getting lots of attention :)

Her favourite place is right outside the door. Anytime its open she dashes out only to roll around on the cement step at the door.

*Excuse me!!!! A little privacy here!!!!*

*Sniff sniff! Ahhhhhhh that fresh country air! Its good to be home, its good to be home!*

* ooooohhhh YEAHHHHH! That feels sooooo good!*
*How could you not miss this face!!!*