Thursday, June 19, 2008

Please Release My Yarn

I have found some yarn (no not in my stash), to make my Dad a vest for Father's Day/Birthday. It may be perceived as cheap, but it's much easier to find something really cool to celebrate both occasions. His birthday is only a few weeks after Father's Day. It's the same with my Mom. Her birthday is a few weeks earlier than Mother's Day. Unfortunately, progress has been halted. It would appear that this yarn is super comfy as a bed.

You will get this package when I am ready to give it to you!

Rebel is not happy he lost some of his bedding. This is his very serious ticked off look.

I thought the colours would work well for my Dad. The picture does not do the colours justice. It is actually a more blue tint than what my camera is showing. Most of the clothing he wears is the colour of mulch. I'm sure he will be pleased.
I'm trying to negotiate for the release of the rest of my yarn. It's not working. While I am negotiating with the super tough napper, Napoleon is hunting bugs. He just loves to follow it into exhaustion. I feel sorry for the little critters.

I've also been working on my top secret project:

You smart folks out there will probably guess the project. As long as I don't spill the beans, I'm sure we'll be fine. I absolutely love these colours. If I'm ever trapped in a snow storm, they'll know where to find me. I hope I didn't give away the secret.

I am looking forward to summer. Hopefully things will settle down at work and I get the tasks completed that was due in January.

Tomorrow is Friday thank goodness. I have nothing planned but some serious cleaning and perhaps some quality time with the video games. Hope you are all well.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Awesome Week End

I hate having to go to sleep on Sunday's. My brain just won't shut off for me to relax to actually go to sleep. I had a marvelous week end. I went with my friend to some very cool stores. (yarn stores of course!). The weather couldn't be better. We were expecting rain, but it never showed. It did make several appearances today. At this very moment we are getting a super cool lightning show. I hope I don't lose power before I finish telling you all what I did.

First we went to The Purple Purl in Toronto on Young St. The lady, Jennifer, was a very inviting hostess. You feel so welcomed as soon as you walk in. You sadly don't get that vibe in too many stores. Here are the treats I found there:

The electric colours are for a mitten pattern I'm pretty sure I can't tell you about. I'm not sure of the rules and I don't want to be the one to break them. All I can say is there is wonderful girl on Ravelry who was asking for some help to test out a pattern she made. So far, I'm really enjoying it. I think it's the colours that seal it for me. Those needles are fun. I just tried them out tonight. I wasn't sure how I would like them. I was worried about the joint between the bamboo and the connection to the wire. I thought they would snag, but so far so good.

The weather was most accommodating, making the drive to Brantford very pleasant.

There was quite a lot to see on the way up there. This store caught my eye.
Couldn't miss the pink building now could you?

I had a great time at this place.

There are two sisters who run the shop. Both are very helpful and knowledgeable of everything they have in there, and there is so much to look at. I had a very difficult time leaving. These are the treats that made it into my hands to the cash:

And they provide this tote to help you carry your stash. With the purchase of it, you get a discount for the year. Damn good deal I say.

I can't wait to start these projects. I'm seeing a top and lots of socks in my future. I will have all summer to work on these.

Everything was Napoleon and Rebel approved. I'm going to have to keep a strict eye on those two. The love to felt yarn. It's not intentional, they just love to lick things.
Napoleon is more of a hands on type of admirer. Rebel likes to admire from afar.

While I was away for the day, hubby told me he weighed the two of them. Napoleon is at 14lbs and Rebel has slimmed down a bit, 28lbs. The diet is working!

After we made it to the Scarborough Town Centre to the Knit in Public display.
I was glad to see all these knitters and crocheters about. We were given free yarn as a thank you for coming:

I might make a little sweater for the baby niece with it, not sure yet.
It means that this is a craft that is here to stay. It's not just something your grandmother does anymore. I still get those comments, but it's hard to take them seriously when I have pink hair and funky stuff on the sticks. I'll show you a picture of my pink hair later. The light is very poor here today with all the dark and rain we've had.
Hope you all had a great week end and Monday is not too rough for you all. Night.