Saturday, October 28, 2006

*WAVES* HAAAALLLLLOOOOOO!

Yes yes I know I know, its been a week since my last post. Well seven days is how long i'm been working without a day off. We've had inventory this weekend and prep for that and a big wig come to visit not long before inventory so its been stress city at work. BUT today is the weekend and I have the WHOLE THING OFF!!! WOOOO HOOOO! I plan on doing alot of knitty things in the next two days so hopefully I'll have some post for ya.
Now if you'll remember I'm in the cake decorating class??? Well Tuesday was our second cake night and we were learning flowers.
OH MY WORD! The rose is the most annoying flower to learn, I still haven't got it down pat but I'm going to have to over the weekend as i need 6 of them for Monday's cake. The rest of the flowers were soooo easy to learn but when you have to put them sideways on a cake its a whole different ball game. Needless to say I need lots of practice this weekend. My cake however turned out like CRAAAAAAAAP! My icing had been in the fridge all day since I was at work and was hard and annoying to work with. I'll have to leave it out in the morning before I go to work next time. Glad the cake wasn't for anything specfic, Moose had already claimed it before it was made to take to the guys at work.

Don't laugh at my cake now! We all have to start somewhere.


* Ummmm mum I'm going into a diabetic coma! I think I need sugar, quick grab the first sugar substance you see, like ummmm, THAT CAKE!*

Something else I forgot to show was my haul from Waterville. Sorry Jeanne

So here we have: 6 skeins of Tahki Tweed for my Tweedy Aran Cardi I'm casting on for today.

2 Skeins of Koigu in purples, greens and blues.

2 skeins of art yarns ultra merino 4 colour 139, green and blue.

3 packs of wooden buttons for my cardi

Hedgy Hedgehogs pattern, can't wait to make these cuties.

Some carded , wool, angora llama mix.

And acid dyes, so maybe I can get this dying down pat.


Well I'm off to start knitting, hopefully I'll have a few fo's to show you shortly!

14 comments:

The Crafty Weasel said...

Yey to crafty weekends!!!

Peg said...

Good luck with the roses! I like your cake! Love the red yarn and all the other goodies. Great shopping!

Rain said...

I think your cake is very pretty.

Hope you get lots of knitting done in your time off.

theresa said...

I love the red tweed, that will make a great cardi.
I'm interested in your anny blatt book - the email given on the site doesn't work. Can I take it, via paypal?

Donna said...

Great new stash and your cake looks beautiful! Yum!

Chris said...

Your cake is fun! And about 1000% better than I would manage. Cool yarny things! I hope you had a very relaxing non-working weekend.

Laura said...

Kelly! I was fixin to WRITE YOU! I was wondering if everything is okay. I'm glad you're getting a little time off work. The holidays are just around the corner - you'll be wishing for a LOT more days off work!

The cake is beautiful - I bet Moose's buddies will LOVE IT! I told ya - most of the stuff you can figure out but the roses - they're tuff! Good luck with them. You'll have to teach me how to do them now. hehe Or maybe I could get off my arse and take a class? Hmmmmm...

I'm so jealous about your yarn acquisitions - it all sounds wonderful. So let's see some knitting now girl! :)

irishmama said...

Its been a week for me too, enjoy your week off. I love your cake, I'm a disaster with icing

Jeanne said...

Thanks for sharing the goodies you got. I have the Hedgehog pattern too, but don't yet have the stuff to knit him up. I can't wait. I think the cake looks great. Bugsy would be all over that cake.

Shelley said...

The cake decorating is coming along nicely!

I would like to get the hedgehog pattern and make one for my brother as he has had a couple of pet hedgehogs before. My nephew would probably like one as well...

Hope you were able to get in a nice weekend of knitting!

margene said...

Your cake is darling! Hice work. Nice haul, too.

Rebekah said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. The cake looks yummy. I tried cake decorating once, and failed miserably.

The kitty is so cute, I think he should be given some sugar.

Amy said...

don't put yourself down I think the cake looks great and yummy too.

Kelly said...

I think your cake looks cute. No laughing here!