Friday, June 27, 2008

We spent last Saturday at the family days at the Naval Dockyards in Halifax. I think dad and Iliana had a good time. She sure enjoyed the fast boat ride in the harbour, and her tour of the HMCS Charlottetown. This is a shot of her sitting in dad's work station on board one of our Seaking helicopters. Hopefully we won't have the same equipment when she comes of age too!

Orange Zoom has a project.

this is what I am working on at present with the orange zoom I just received in the mail. It's such a pretty colour. The pattern and WIP is listed in my projects on ravelry.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

More sock yarn for stash

This arrived in my mail today via a rather long trek. I had the wrong address on my paypal account so it went from the states up to Ontario, back to the states and back here to me in Nova Scotia.

This comes from a fellow raveler's etsy store (theytoldmesew) and it is absolutely gorgeous in person. Shades of orange, and a touch of yellow and pink. I am in love.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

My latest Finished Objects

I finished the pair of Handmaiden Casbah socks in Masala for my daughter. She seems pleased with them.

I think I'll cast on for a pair for her little brother right now. I am in the mood for more small socks.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Halifax's WWKIP day is having a scavenger hunt for prizes. I am slowly picking my way through the list, but since I live on the wrong side of the water, have two kids, and no driver's license it's not coming along as well as some others. I have tried at least.

My WIP for my pictures is a sock out of the handmaiden casbah. The ones for my son didn't turn out, so my daughter is getting a pair out of the same yarn instead.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

I'm not really sure where I went wrong. I think I picked it up again on the wrong row but I managed to mangle the toe on the baby monkey socks I was making. It looks alright in the picture, but not worthy of gifting and as it doesn't fit my own little monkey I have higher standards for stuff that leaves my house. I shall make them again, as the pattern is cute and it went quickly.

I was making the lace leaf kimono top from Interweave's summer 2008 issue but lace doesn't work with the kids awake. I had to frog five repeats because I couldn't figure out where I had lost an extra stitch. I shall try again, because damn it. I had bought 8 skeins of yarn for me, and I don't usually do this. I want that top.