Tuesday, June 24, 2008

winding yarn at the office

I used an office chair as a swift and wound up my Fleece Artist Merino sock (colourway: Pinata) into balls. Excuse the sour expression - I was at work, after all.

Monday, June 23, 2008

oh baby!

A round of baby items has been gifted!

Hats and booties for my co-worker Gabi, who is due at the end of the month. All the best, Mama Bisia!


Patterns: Sprout hat by Leigh Spencer, published in Magknits (now offline) and Perfect Baby Booties by Ruth B. (pdf)
Yarns: Bernat Satin in yellow and pastel mix, and L & M Trading Co. blue, from the stash
Needles: For the hat, 4.0 mm. For the booties, 3.0 mm for the smaller size and 3.5 mm for the larger.
Started: mid-May
Finished: mid-June (both were quick knits, it just takes me a while to sew things up!)

Friday, June 13, 2008

finally, a finished object - socks!

2 socks on 2 circs - done!

Here are the 2 socks on 2 circs in their completed state! (sorry for the lousy photos - the flash on my camera is terrible, and I didn't adjust them at all before uploading to Flickr.)

2 socks on 2 circs - done!

After I took the photos, I decided that they were a bit too short, so I undid a few rows and re-knit the toe to give me some extra length. Technically these are not a "finished object" since I still have to fix the other sock! Once they are truly finished and ready to wear, I will take some nicer pictures.


Pattern: Ladies Simple Sock on 2 Circular Needles by Caryn Lantz (on Ravelry)
Yarn: Lang Yarns Super Soxx in 6365
Started: February 2008
Finished: June 2008
My project page on Rav

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

crazy busy.

This week is turning out to be really busy and is stressing me out. Everything is happening this weekend!

Funkabelly is on Saturday and I'm performing with my class (a different class than last time) - there are only 3 of us dancing so there's more pressure to do a good job! I keep messing up the choreography while practicing, I don't know why since I know the choreo. Grr. I actually trust myself to get it right while in front of an audience - there's more pressure to perform! But still, I will be rehearsing a lot this week!

Also, E and I have volunteered to bring snacks for FaB. (E's idea.) Hummus and pita and raw veggies. Maybe cookies. Nothing too complicated, but I don't know when we will have time to go shopping and make hummus. (I think we should just buy the hummus. It's more expensive than making it, I assume, but time-saving. That's what I need right now.)

Now, these two things would not so bad on their own, but Todd, Wendy and Zoe are in Toronto this weekend, and that's a HUGE deal!!! Yay! They are staying with T & P and hopefully the mamas will have a night out at Funkabelly. That means that Saturday afternoon/early evening will be spent with my friends, but sometime in there I have to prep food and get dressed and made up for the show. PLUS S&M are flying through TO on their way home from the U.K., and there is a plan to hang out with them at the airport until Todd's flight gets in.

So. many. things. to. do.

Tonight I have bellydance class and troupe rehearsal, tomorrow night I am meeting up with some fellow Ravellers for a pot luck knit night, and on Thursday I'm having dinner with my co-worker that is going on maternity leave next week. Phew!

Sorry for my ranting. It's good to be busy but I don't handle it well. I will have knitting content for you very soon! Socks and baby knitting coming up.