Thursday, January 29, 2009

Like cozying up in a basket of Fleece Artist

Remember way back when Lolly was visiting and I bought that to-die-for Fleece Artist kit? It wasn't long before I cast on and started creating my very own Lady of the Lake cardigan (rav). But then I lost the pattern. And then the kind ladies at Fleece Artist sent me the pattern. You'd think that would mean that I could finish the cardigan, but no. Then all that Christmas knitting happened and the ol' Lady fell by the wayside.

But after Christmas, I promised to pick up that ol' Lady again and finish her. It didn't take long once I got started again.
365-268 (Lady of the Lake!)
Pattern: Lady Of The Lake
Materials: 1 skein Fleece Artist Curly Locks and 2 skeins Fleece Artist Kid Aran
Needles: 7mm circular
Started: sometime during the summer of 2008
Finished: January 21, 2009
Raveled here

I didn't make any modifications. The cardigan looked kind of short when I finished piecing it together, but I wasn't worried because according to Ravelry, a good blocking does wonders. And it did.

I am so happy with this cardigan. It's incredibly cozy, not itchy at all, and wearing it is like cozying up in a basket of Fleece Artist yarn. Jealous?
365-242 (and you'd better not put it in the dryer this time)
All of this FO talk got me thinking that I forgot to blog about a couple of hats that I've knit in 2009. Remember Jesse's Hubby hat? Well, before Christmas he told me it wasn't quite long enough to cover his ears completely and he wondered if I could pick up some stitches along the brim to extend it a bit. Sure. Then he showed me the hat. He had felted it! Sure, it was superwash yarn, but that doesn't mean you can put it in the dryer! I agreed to make him a new hubby hat out of leftover bits and bobs of Mission Falls 1824 wool, but only after I gave him a stern warning about washing handknits!
Sweet Baby Cap #3
And this little guy wasn't knit for anyone in particular, I just had that mini-skein of Koigu KPM burning a hole in my stash and needed to knit with it. I still have enough for some booties or baby socks.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Comfort Week: Image

365-79 (knittin' in the backyard)
I'm a little late with this post -- I was on the road all day Friday and in Halifax yesterday (both days spent without my laptop! Oh the horror!) and I forgot to post first thing Friday morning. Better late than never?

I took this self-portrait in July and it just screams comfort to me (despite the puzzled look on my face, I was feeling quite serene). It was a warm day and the grass in our backyard was dry. I just plunked myself down there with some Noro Kureyon sock and knit for the afternoon. Bliss.

For more comfort, mosey on over here. And a big thanks to Sherrie for hosting this!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Comfort Week: Habit

Comfort Week: Habit
My favourite ritual is the 45 or so minutes I spend every morning with the paper and a nice, big cup of tea.

For more comfort, mosey on over here.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Comfort Week: Place

365-261 (Comfort Week: Place)
Yeah, it's corny, but this is my most comfortable place.

For more comfort, mosey on over here.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Comfort Week: Home

365-260 (most comfortable)
Day 2 of comfort week is devoted to the most comfortable thing in your house. Mine is the recliner I got for free (!) from my Mum's best friend when she got a new recliner. I spend every Sunday morning sitting here, doing the crossword whilst listening to The Sunday Edition.

For more comfort, mosey on over here.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Comfort Week: Food

365-259 (Comfort week)
Sherrie's hosting Comfort Week on her blog, so I'm bringing you a "comforting" photo each day this week.

Today's photo is about comforting food. I made leek and potato soup. It doesn't get more comforting than that.

For more comfort, mosey on over here.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Colour Week: Yellow

Colour Week: Yellow
I'm continuing with the dishes theme.

The little box behind the glass is filled with little yellow coasters that my Gramie gave me.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Colour Week: Purple

Colour Week: Purple
There's no shortage of purple in my kitchen.

The new purple mug was a Christmas gift from my sister-in-law. It's the perfect shade of aubergine.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Colour week!

Colour Week: Blue
Leya is hosting another colour week. Today is blue.

I love our blue dishes. We got them as a wedding present and I don't think we've broken one yet!