Friday, November 04, 2011
This morning I was on my way downtown to bring GF something @ work. The sky was on fire. I had to pull over and take some pictures. This is a crappy pic taken with my BB but it should give you an idea of how brilliant it was. Within 5 minutes of this picture being taken, it was gone right back to grey overcast sky.
As to knitting news, I'm working away on my Yule present list. Right now I'm making the Yarn Harlot's one row scarf in Berrocco's Ultra Alpaca. A simple but elegant pattern. Hope the person it is being made for likes it :)
Thursday, November 03, 2011
One of the blogs that I am a frequent follower of is needled. It is a blog of knitting, hiking and recovery. One of the writers initiatives is too put forward the importance of wool. I like what they are saying. I almost always knit with 100% wool yarn(unless it is a present for someone who I believe will not be able to take care of an 100% wool garment). I have noticed lately in many high end outdoor stores that wool is back! People are rediscovering what their grandparnts always knew, that wool is a great product!
Sunday, October 30, 2011
The past week has been eventful. One car accident and 2 pairs of these fingerless gloves. This blue pair are for me to wear in my home office. I also made a pair for my friend Stacey. The pair for her was actually meant for me but I decided to give them to her as they were in this lovely heathered green colour. The pattern is http://twin-knit.com/2007/11/26/thanksgiving-day-mitts/ . A quick knit and a nice pattern.
The car accident was really just a fender bender. Our poor car got rear ended when we were stopped @ a red light. We have a VIBE which isn't being made anymore so we can't ever update with the same car. We haven't got it back yet but can't wait. Our rental car is kinda shitty and smells bad. :(