Monday, September 20, 2010

Who'd a Thunk?

One of the nice things about living where I do, is the abundance of natural scenery. I have decided I need to get out into it more. So I found a conservation area nearby (Like less than 10km away!) and the hubby and I went for a nice ramble today. These are some pictures I took at Lemoine Point today.

It was a beautiful day to wander along.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Arr Mateys!

Today be Talk Like a Pirate Day. I swilled too much grog and found out:

You are The Cap'n!

Some men and women are born great, some achieve greatness and some slit the throats of any scalawag who stands between them and unlimited power. You never met a man - or woman - you couldn't eviscerate. You are the definitive Man of Action, the CEO of the Seven Seas, Lee Iacocca in a blousy shirt and drawstring-fly pants. You're mission-oriented, and if anyone gets in the way, that's his problem, now isn't? Your buckle was swashed long ago and you have never been so sure of anything as your ability to bend everyone to your will. You will call anyone out and cut off his head if he shows any sign of taking you on or backing down. If one of your lieutenants shows an overly developed sense of ambition he may find more suitable accommodations in Davy Jones' locker. That is, of course, IF you notice him. You tend to be self absorbed - a weakness that may keep you from seeing enemies where they are and imagining them where they are not.

What's Yer Inner Pirate?

brought to you by The Official Talk Like A Pirate Web Site. Arrrrr!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Fingernail Friday


Monday, September 13, 2010

Another FO!

I'm on a streak. A slow streak, but hey, I'll take it. I finished my shawlette, Three. It took me 3 failures before I found a pattern that would work with the Rumple silk boucle yarn. I can totally see why most people did the pattern for the shawl that came with the yarn. Which was a rectangular k1yo type pattern. I wanted something more substantial. So I eventually cast on 3 stitches and marked the center stitch. Then I did a yo before and after that stitch on the knit rows and purled back. I did a garter stitch 3 stitch border on the edges to keep it from rolling.
shawlette front
shawlette back

I am quite pleased with this. Now I just need to buy a pretty shawl pin. Etsy here I come!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Trill FO!

Finally got some decent photos of my Trill (Rill). Overall, I am very happy with this knit. I could have knit a size smaller (I made the 38), but it doesn't bother me, so I'm good.

trillfinished post3
trillfinished post2
trillfinished post

This knit took a LOT of yarn. 15 balls of the Madill Eden, to be exact. It is a very dramatic cardigan and the bamboo feels soooooo soft and squishy.

Monday, September 06, 2010


I have knitting! I have an FO too, but I cannot seem to get good pics of it. That would be my Trill. I tried yesterday and all I got was the wind blowing my hair in my faace, and the Trill looked like it was trying to take flight. So that will have to wait for another day. In the meantime, I finally have a decent knit for my Rumple yarn.

I am calling it Three. Since it is the third try at a knit with this yarn AND since the pattern has a lot of 3's in it,
three part done

And a close-up:
three closeup

I cast on 3 stitches, k1 yo k1 yo k1, k back, do this for 3 rows, then continue but knitting the first and last 3 stitches and purling back, doing yo's around the middle stitch only.

Therefore, Three. I am hoping for a small shawl or neckerchief type FO.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Fingernail Friday-Handpainted edition

This weeks fingernails were handpainted. And beautiful!