Friday, August 28, 2009

Yarn stash

Okay this is another post that maybe only Laura will appreciate and I wish I had taken before and after photos I have a major problem with my yarn stash I have a dresser downstairs I have bags in my bedroom and I always seemed to have piles and baskets and bins full surrounding my favorite knitting chair in the living room. Then I bought this wonderful wicker shelf from Canadian Tire ok so it was not so much fun to put together my friend Janet nearly killed me as I called her for help (and by help I mean I got her to do it all lol) it comes in about 3 million pieces even the basket style drawers had to be assembled but I feel it was well worth all the sweat and swears lol. It ahs solved the problem of the living room stash I can now have piles of yarn right at my side and it looks so pretty.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

So happy

So the other day my oldest nephew (12) asked me to make him a toque I agreed but was nervous as he is fairly fussy so he picked out some colors and told me how he wanted his stripes to be. I then went to one of my favorite knitting sites Ravelry and started to look for a hat pattern I thought he may like. I came across a pattern by it is called a hat fit for a boyfriend. So I knit this toque a bit taller than the patter suggested and called my nephew to come try it on, I waited as he tried it on and checked it our a few different ways and in a couple different mirrors and heard him mutter as he came down the stairs "this is the sweetest hat ever" oh my was I happy he has been wearing it almost non stop and wants a couple more in different colors lol. I am just so happy. I am also making one for my daughter I will post pics of her wearing it.

I'm back....seriously lol

Okay I am back I know I have said this before but I am serious this time lol. I have been off work for a few days with a bad back so I have been spending alot of time on my couch taking it easy....thank goodness I can knit laying down. I have been busy getting caught up on projects that have been put on hold. Hoping to get some sweaters and vests knit up for the christmas craft fair. That's all for now my back is sore and I have to go to the grocery store :(