Monthly Archives: March 2010

Testing again

A mitten pattern this time, from the same lass who designed the wrapped gloves. These mitts are going to be striped and quite funky. I’ll post pics when I’m done.

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Tested another pattern

Painted Mountain Scarf
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I just took out the blocking pins, and I’m very pleased with this little shawlette. It’ll brighten black and will also look good with a jeans jacket. That was a fun yarn to work with, too. I could totally get used to this pattern-testing business. :o)

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Finished my lace scarf in record time

So nice after blocking
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I just took it off the blocking pins and snapped some pics. I really like how it turned out.

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Joined the Ottawa Knitting Guild

And went to my first meeting tonight. I actually met quite a few peeps I know, so it was a more entertaining evening than the slightly mediocre speaker might have otherwise provided. And it was less of a distance than I thought, and I got a ride home. Go me.

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Lazy Sunday

We did go back to bed after our early guest send-off and slept in. I only did a bit of clean-up and cooking today. The rest of the day was well spent with a stunning hand-painted fingering weight and a very nice pattern and a relaxing bath (not at the same time). Perfect program for a rainy, windy, grey day.

In other news, we spotted our pond fish for the first time this year. The mild temperatures have woken them up from their hibernation. They’re still quite sluggish, though. The rain did away with most of the ice and snow cover on the pond, and the deck is officially snow-free now. Still waiting for the other shoe to drop.

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All done

Those are warm!
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Those are warm! I think wearing them will have to wait until next winter. OoO

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11°C – sunny

Took a class this morning to make thrummed mittens. Strange timing with spring peaking around the corner, but I’m sure the next winter will come at some point. These things incorporate pieces of roving that make a thick, soft lining. Super warm. Like sticking your hand in a sack full of wool fleece. Fun too. I almost finished one. Still have to do the thumb, though.

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Spring has sprong

’twas a beautiful day today, mild, sth like +5C with sun and clouds. Big patches of grass are appearing between the snow banks. Unfortunately I had to go to the dentist, but nothing too bad.

Took the opportunity to hop over to the Lee Valley to pick up some replacement trays we’d ordered for our mini greenhouses, the Ikea to get some shelf brackets (these are for the bedroom, to install a window sill) and candles, and to the Michael’s to get some felt for the tiger’s dead fish hat (the felt’s for the eyes) and some pins for blocking. I also found a tie dye kit I couldn’t pass up. I want to try that for yarn painting, esp. the cotton that my acid dyes won’t work on. Mhmmm, now I can’t wait to get back to yarn dyeing. But first, more shelf staining.

At least I kicked the monkey off my chest and finished the frelling newsletter, and if my betas don’t find anything fantastically wrong with it, it goes public tomorrow. Someone remind me again why I volunteer for these things?

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