Saturday, November 7, 2015


Any time I complete a project, be it with yarn paint or from your usual domestic goddess itinerary, it feels like such an accomplishment. A victory if you will.
I do not consider it a completed project until every last detail has been fulfilled. With regards to my knitting, that would mean all of the loose ends are tied in and secured.
Loose ends.
That could be applied to all my projects really.

Here are my completed Why So Serious? socks. The pattern, created by Jennifer Vancalcar

Now I am starting on a few Christmas knit items. I'm always a little late to this planning stage.
The beginnings of a mitten.

The pattern is Green Autumn and I found it in one of my Vogue Knitting magazines from 2008.
I can't wait until I get to the cable bits.

There are also non-knitting happenings.
Like this very unique situation:

For these two to be in such close proximity is truly amazing.
Napoleon (black) and Tom (orange) always to seem to have this epic struggle on hierarchy. Napoleon is constantly sneaking up on an unsuspecting Tom and smacking him repeatedly in the butt. Tom is forever on the look out for the crazy Napoleon who takes great pleasure in causing chaos at every possible moment. I just had to take a picture because I might never see this event again.

Meanwhile, Jackie forever struggles trying to carry items up stairs.

I usually just take whatever she wants up the stairs for her. It's little things like this that make her happy and I am happy to oblige.

I am off work this week end. I have no particular plans.
This is my favourite kind of week end!
I hope you are all well.

Monday, November 2, 2015

363 Days to Go

Until next Halloween.
That is not much time.
We had better start planning.
We had a great Halloween.
This year, Little man was in charge of his costume idea.
His mission was to think and execute something with very little help from the adults.
He did fantastic.
Little man even won first in the school's Costume contest.

His inspiration was the puppet character Billy from the Saw movies.
The only thing I did to assist was sort out the make-up and make that bow tie.

I was a Day of the Dead person. I would love to know how those people get their hair so big!

Hubs was terrifying.

His theme was retired welder.

Can you imagine if you were a little one and this image greeted you at the door?

Hubs was wearing his big heavy work boots.
As soon as he heard the little feet moving towards the door, he would stamp his feet, scootch down so he would be at eye level with the little trick or treaters and the quickly wretch open the door.
Of course the little trick or treaters would be taken aback and physically move back a little, then Hubs would lift up his welders mask and there would be probably the most scariest face these little ones would see all night.
A few little ghouls would have a hard time opening their bags so I could put in candy.
One little witch just started running back to her mom. I followed, saying: Wait, wait. We have candy!!!
One lovely child was the Queen of the Hearts who calmly asked the scary welder, Please stay inside the house.
No problem
Here is more candy.

We noticed this year there were more little ones. I love that. It means a new generation to enjoy in the festivities.
I have no problems with older kids, teenagers, trick or treating. As long as they are wearing a costume.
I feel this is a holiday for the young and the young at heart.

From my family to yours,
Happy Halloween!