Sunday, February 28, 2010


The Canadian Team won the gold in hockey! Woo hoo! Congrats, Canada!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

the deer are doing WHAT?!?

I love love love this chart, it's too funny. It's a ravelry downloadable pattern, which has the fornicating deer alone or with the forest charted for a hat. I adjusted the pattern slightly, because it also had a star in the pattern above the sheep, but it would've made the hat too tall.

Knit with my favourite yarn - Patons Classic Wool. I think it turned out rather well, if I do say so myself, and can't wait for the opportunity for me to wear it out in public!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

sunflower granny square

Granny squares are so fantastic to make, I adore them. They're pretty much the only thing I'm willing to crochet.

This sunflowery one is from the book 99 Granny Squares To Crochet, and it's #97, made from acrylic yarn.

That book has some classic granny squares in it... I think it's a hard book to come across, but if you can find it, get it. There are some great recommendations in it! It's one of my favourite pattern books, when it comes to yarn crafts.

Friday, February 12, 2010

tools, toys, and FO's

For xmas, my wonderful DH gifted me a swift and ball winder... I finally had an opportunity, a couple days ago, to use it. I balled a skein of Fleece Artist Ottawa, which is being knit up into a shawl for my mom. Don't you just adore the colour?!?! Perfect for her, I think.

Also, I've finished a pair of fingerless gloves I made for my husband, to gift to him for Valentine's Day on Sunday. I used this pattern and some dark blue Sweaterknits Merino Alpaca - uber soft and ideal colour for him! Here they are:

Friday, February 5, 2010

my house is shaking!

For the past year or so, my immediate neighborhood has been going through some repairs - the water and sewage pipes are being replaced. My street is the last on the list to get these repairs and updates.

For the last week, there has been tractors and trucks and costruction guys up and down my street, digging things up, filling things in, digging things up again. Every time there's digging, shovelling, drilling, and refilling, my house (as well as other homes, I'm sure) shakes! It's unnerving.

Granted, it's not like it feels like I'm in an earthquake or anything, but my glasses and mugs rattle, I can just hear the house shudder at each move of the machines outside. A part of me sometimes expects my roof to cave in! Ugh.

Today's Friday. I hope that they finish doing the major work today.