Sunday, August 31, 2008

The beauty of Cape Breton Island

We drove up to Louisbourg to see the Fortress of Louisbourg. While we were there we took our train enthusiast of a toddler to the Sydney and Louisbourg railway museum. After about four days there, we headed up and camped in the Baddeck area so we could drive up the Cabot Trail. Hundreds of pictures later, here's a sampling of what we got to see while we were on vacation.

and a partridge in a pear tree

Baadeck Yarns. Oh boy. I picked up some nice goodies while in Cape Breton. There are a few more but I don't have the pictures uploaded for them. I went a bit hog wild but the colours were worth it.

I also found a potter I liked and bought a few of her pieces. Overall an excellent haul.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

I'm on vacation!

We won't leave until the morning but we're headed to Cape Breton Island for the week with the kids and our camping trailer. We should have a good time. The dog is off to the kennel and the packing has been started.

Before I left I wanted to complete a couple of projects for my team LSG in the Ravelympics so I leave you with these FO's.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

I'm a medalist!

Look folks. I managed to medal in WIP Wrestling for completing the swirling confetti socks. HURRAY.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

progress in the Ravelympics

My first tagged project is done for WIP wrestling. Corbin's second swirling confetti socks are finished as of last night while watching the men's beach volleyball (mmmm).

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Ravelympics 2008

I'm busy over on Ravelry plugging away at my mom's "sailor's delight" socks. I have never knit a sock using magic loop, not completed a lace pattern before. I hear tell blocking makes it look attractive when I'm done. Right now it's just a big puddle of blue/green yarn that does not even resemble a sock.

I will try to do the socks, Corbin's baby blanket, and the second of his confetti socks before the torch goes out.