Saturday, December 30, 2006

2006 in Review

Carole had asked what our favourite knits in 2006 were and what we knit so here it is!

The List

*6 pairs of complete socks
*one hat
*6 scarves
*6 discloths
*1 one skein wonder
*4 baby sweaters
*1 gaiter
*1 pair of fetching
* one tank that was complete and then had to be ripped

Thats 27 items in total this year. Not too bad! I'm happy with the amount of socks I have made but I'm going to lets say doubt that in 2007 :)
I also want to make more sweaters for myself.

So my favourite knits in 2006 are:

The two little star sweaters I made for the twins. They were sooo cute I still wish I'd kept them. I can definately see me making another one if there is an addition to this family in the future.
My favourite knit for myself was my OSW. While I haven't really gotten much use out of it yet, I can't wait to wear it out this summer :)
I have lots of goals I want to accomplish knitting wise in 2007 so keep your eyes peeled for lots of knitting in 2007.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Over for another year!

Well Christmas is as far away as ever for another year. Company is gone, Moose is off to work and its just me and Sock once again. A knit night by the fire is in order while watching the first season DVD's of 90210!!! Good job Moosey!!!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Work getting in the way of christmas!!!

IIEEE IEEEE IEEE!!! What a week! I've been missing blogland over the last week or so but i'm sooo glad to be back. My computer corner was taken over by a hard working Moose and I had no internet all week!!! I didn't know what to do with myself. Not that I had time to go online except for maybe in the morning's while i'm drinking my tea and I definatley missed that. Then I went to write a post yesterday and the computer died on me......what is that all about?????
Finally I'm here and ohhh soooo happpy!
Work has been CRAZY!!!! I have two shifts left until I get a few off for christmas and I'm ooohhh sooo glad. Working seven days straight during crazy time is NOT what I call fun.
The basement i'm glad to say is 98% done! There are parts of a few walls left to paint, the floor is complete and the woodwork painted and trim on! I'll be soooo glad when its done and the basement can get back to normal.
What little time I have had to knit *ie: in the truck while Moose drives, or right before I go to bed* has been spent on Dulaan knitting. So I missed the Knit Unto Others KAL, everything was jsut CRAZY with work and the house turned upside down that I didn't even attempt it but this past week has been declared knit unto others week and most likely over the holidays as well. It seems everytime I sit down to knit by the time I get my charts and patterns and needles and yarn its time to put it away again so I opted for some very simple back to basics knits for Dulaan. Something that will keep my hands busy, and enjoy the tention relief knitting gives me and not have me frustrated and wanting to pull my hair out. This type of knitting will continue over the holidays me thinks. I want to beable to spend time with my family and not have to worry about patterns and counting.
I present my first FO fo Dulaan.

The Gaiter *cue jaws music* I whipped this puppy up on our last christmas shopping trip to moncton. A gaiter is basically a neck warmer that can also be pulled up over your face to sheild out the cold. Its made out of Bernat Solo a steal of a deal at work for $2. I doubt the giftee of this knit will mind that it is acrylic. Its a bulky yarn, and will give much warm to those who need it.
I made it long enough too that it can go over your head like a balaclava. ahhhhh the balaclava days, I remember having a white one with pink fair isle around the edges. Those were the days :) I have two other dulaan projects done, one which really needs blocking and one that I just cast off the needles. I hope to cast on another knit this afternoon, after my attempt at putting the christmas tree lights on by myself.
It was soooo nice this morning to SIT and knit for a good hour. I just want to go back to the couch now, wrap myself in a big blanket and knit some more but I do need to get some things done before the weekend. We have company coming for christmas. :)

Sunday at work we had one of our Bob Ross classes going on at work. It wasn't your typical landscape painting but a super cute baby seal. Everyone had been admiring the sample in the store for weeks but only two signed up for the class. I had been tempted to take the class but with my lack of painting skills and also having to work I didn't get to.
I asked the instructor if I could buy the sample painting before the end of the class,that seal pup was just so cute I could take him home and scratch his little chin all day. So told me that she was taking it back to an art show in NS but if I wanted to pay for the canvas of the seal pup she was painting with the class I could have that one.
Of course I jumped at the chance and after thanking her over and over that little baby seal came home to live with ME!

Isn't he gorgeous???? Moose doesn't think Sockies will like the idea of a seal pup joining the clan but I think she'll get used to him :)

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

IT'S AN FO!!!!

In a whole two weeks I managed to knit the second half of a sock............. and thats it. But Hey it is an FO and something crossed off my list.
This is Lorna's Laces that I got in Portland last year. I can't say that I'm a big fan of the pooling that seems to happen with Lorna's. I'd much prefer some CLAUDIA'S :) Don't know that I'll buy this sock yarn again, unless I see a colourway that I looooove. The socks were knit with US 1's in the pattern Gentlemen's shooting sock from Nancy Bush's knitting vinatage socks.

You can see underneath my feet the new flooring in the basement. Moose has got a good start on it and hoepfully will have a good chunk more done when I get home from work tonight.
The first snow of the season is over. Its still all here, after we had some freezing rain last night. I was gazing out the window this morning at the snow and ice on the trees, its sooo beautiful, THAT's what I love about snow, now if the coldness would leave it would be a perfect day!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Its beginning to.......

Look alot like Christmas!!!!
I can't believe its December and christmas is only a week or two away. Until this morning it totally didn't feel like it.
Although we had our work christmas party already, and a pot luck in which I make a yummy supply of christmas rice krispie squares...

it still really doesn't feel like christmas time. Maybe its because my mind was a little preoccupied in wanting my Moose home. Did I mention he's home *insert massive grin from ear to ear* saturday night he arrived home, and although I was working that night he stopped in on the way home to see me. Boy am I glad he's home. After work that night I arrived home to find, my nicely tidied basement looking like THIS!!
ok ok so i knew we were putting down new flooring because I lugged it all in the house while Moose was gone. But I certainly wasn't expecting to come home a few hours later to find the carpet completely ripped up. Don't get me wrong i'm not complaining! That pink carpet was BEYOND nasty! We do however had a slight problem. See all that stuff on the floor that looks like snow???? That would be years old underlay thats stuck to the cement......... We went to Kent yesterday and they are completely out of the stuff that helps to lift it so it looks like we will be shovling it off, bit by bit, very tedieous work. Don't go telling me well it looks like you've got alot of it off already because thats only PART of the basement. I'm standing in the middle of the main part, then there is more to the right. We'll see what it looks like when I get home from work.
Now I did say it was beginning to look alot like christmas...... well this might be why!!

I woke up to this, this morning. It was a total shock, I was heading to the bathroom, looked up and did a double take. SNOWWWWW!!! I know I won't be saying this in a month or two but right now I'm happy. I was starting to wonder, all these blogs I've been reading with snow in hot places had me wondering if we were ever getting any. I didn't know if I should be jealous or glad. Now I can say its beginning to look alot like christmas... for now:)

I have been knitting, and honestly I think Moose coming home made me knit faster, for whatever reason, I am back in action. I have to bind of the toe of my sock today at work and I'll have a finished pair to report later on. Whooooppppeeee!

Must run and get ready for work!