Saturday, March 26, 2011

Autumn shawl, wannabe

 This was really suppose to be done for the start of autumn.  Ahem!
Not sure what happened there.
However, since winter is still hanging around in these parts,
I have had many opportunities to enjoy this knit
Found the pattern and yarn on a trip to Victoria, BC last year.

The pattern is Silk Alpaca Babushka.  It is suppose to have a ruffle added all the way around the bottom edge.  After much thought, and the consent of my daughters.  I opted for the simple clean lines of no ruffle.  It is so the right choice for me!

The yarn is Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Sock Yarn.  A great yarn that wears really well.  Comfy and cozy!

The result is a shawl that I love to wear.  And thanks to my daughter, the new resident photog.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Itsy Bitsy Pincushion

Say hello to the Itsy Bitsy Pin Cushion!
Ain't she cute?
I found the pattern on ravelry
It is a fun little evening project.
Easy enough to watch a movie with the kids
and finish the knitting in one evening.
I did my felting the next day,
but there is nothing stopping you from doing it the same night.
I threw mine in the washer on the hottest setting I have,
then checked on it several times until it had shrank enough to fit the batting.
After it dried for a couple of days,
I found a couple of cute buttons and embroidery floss
and finished her off.
Isn't she sweet?
You really should take a second look,
your scrap bag will thank you!
It is so much fun to do a quick project!
You can find her on ravelry here

Happy felting if you do!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Lenting children

So even though we aren't catholic, our girls are going to a great Catholic school.

During the time before Easter, the school participates in lent.  A time to abstain from something to help you focus on the Easter season and think about the sacrifices Jesus made.

Often choices are: chocolate; coffee, ice cream, TV, media, etc.  You know things that can be addictive.

However, I learned this week that children can take it a whole other way.

Like my youngest saying that her and her friend were going to lent from picking their noses and fingernails.

And my oldest deciding that she was going to lent from going to school.

Really?  At times they leave me speechless or doubling over in laughter.