Sunday, August 22, 2010


Haven't posted for a while.  Summer vaycay and other stuff.  Still keeping up with the knitting.  Even did some on the beach with two of my granddaughters, ages 14 and 7.  I decided to try a shrug pattern, but didn't like the finished shrug, so I tinked it and now I'm knitting it into a pink turtleneck sweater with a cable on one side.  I'm in the midst of losing some weight (20 pounds to go) so I'm making it a size (maybe 2?) smaller than my usual XL and we'll see how it toins out!  I'm using the bamboo yarn I got at such a bargoon and it feels so nice on the needles. Well, I'm not feeling too clever today so I'll just say TTFN !

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

She Shops, She Scores!!!!

Holy Knitting Needles Batman!  I was at Zeller's yesterday and as usual, told myself that I was not going to buy any yarn.  Oh those sneaky Gods of Yarn!  They made me pass by a table with yarn on it at ridiculously low sale prices! I saw some lovely bamboo yarn in a soft pink and it was marked down from $4.97 to $0.83!!!! There were 17 balls all the same dye lot and I bought them all! It is sooooo soft and sooo pretty.  I don't know what it will become, but I have it next to me and when it decides what it will knit into, I will droolingly start to knit or crochet something beautiful.  Perhaps I will take it to my daughter's  Georgian Bay cottage and knit while sitting on the beach enjoying the sun, sand, and a wine cooler.  Oh ya!  Everytime I wear or use the finished project I will remember the place where I made it.  Yep, that's what I'll do.  "Sitting  on the dock of the bay, knittin' my time away...."

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Where Was I?

Doesn't she look ambitious?  At the very least she will be able to crush anyone with those thighs, while she knits them a tensor bandage! 
I've been wrapped up myself in various challenges that life has thrown my way.  The good thing is that I'm really getting healthy again.  I thought I was okay for my age..70 plus, but after a visit with my physician 3 months ago I found out that my miscreant ways with food and hardly any reall physical endevours were catching up with me. So, I put down the knife, fork, knitting and put on my Boogey Shoes aka Nike walkers/runners and got outside.  With my friend Sher, I joined Weight Watchers again.  Last time was in 1977!  I had forgotten how much fun those meetings can be.  I have to watch myself that I don't talk too much, I love being around such positivity!
My knitting hasn't suffered.  Still like to pick up new projects, and something made me pick out some of my stash yarn and start to make little shawls/wraps.  No pattern, just outta the head.  I've completed  3 of them and now I think I want to use a more complicated pattern, maybe lace. That challenge will make me use the brain cells for sure. 
So long for now.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


So I bought some beautiful cotton blend yarn (at a deal of a price) in December and started 2 weeks ago, finally, to knit with it. It's call KIM, manufactured in Italy. Very easy to work with. I picked a pattern and knit the front in a lace-type pattern. Beautiful to look at, but, when I looked at the finished piece it just was too heavy-looking and also started to sag. Well, I tinked it and put the time spent knitting it as a learning process. Now I'm starting a new project-a lacey cardigan embellished with pearl buttons. The pattern is from the May 2008, Creative Knitting magazine, page 28, Pearl-Trimmed Cardigan. We'll see how this works out.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Pics or it didn't happen!!!!

I will be posting pics of my finished projects when I get out the digcam and download them. Everyone,....don't hold your breath...but it will happen!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

I Dreamt That All My Projects Were Complete!

For those of you who don't get the "Dream" reference, years ago, Maidenform Bra had a series of ads that started out, for instance, "I dreamt I went to the Eiffel Tower in my Maidenform Bra". This caption was under a women wearing her Maidenform Bra (pointy boobs, like arrows), with a beautiful skirt, standing under the Tower.  Well, I DON'Twalk around showing off my bra.....believe me no one wants to see my 70 year old droopies, but I would like to have all my projects done. I'm working now on a pullover that I started perhaps five years ago. Poor little thing got put away and didn't see the light of day until I got to cleaning and sorting the stash, etc. So back to the finishing and another cuppa coffee.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

STASH, you are EBIL!!!!!

So today, another stab at sorting the EBIL STASH!  I spent about 1 hour sorting, trying to make sense of the stash built up over several years.  Some of the yarn, I have no idea why it's in my possession.  I'm stacking it in baskets and clear bags in a bookcase.  The top shelf holds patterns and reference book.  Now, at least I can see my yarnshame.  I promised myself that I would complete current projects, get out UFOs to turn them into FOs and NOT BRING IN ANY MORE YARN!!!! ::head hanging here::  I could not resist some beautiful Italian cotton blend yarn (14 skeins) I saw, on sale, at the Naked Sheep (Queen St. the Beaches) this past week.  There is a reason for the 'extravagance' ( $36) is that I have a hankering for a cotton summer tank and cardi for which I do have a pattern.  Time  to get back to the sorting, while the slow cooker does its job of making Chile.  Yum!

Friday, January 1, 2010


My New Year Resolution?  Multi task.  Happy 2010 everyone.