Wednesday, June 30, 2010

An FO for Show!

Pattern: Angee by Cookie A. Yarn:  Malabrigo Yarn Sock  Color: Stonechat  Needles:  US 1½ - 2.5 mm Started:  May 31, 2010 Completed: June 21, 2010

Note:  Oops. I forgot the cuff, doesn’t seem to matter though. Pattern was easy, yarn was gorgeous.  Mmmmmmalabrigo. 

In my Bloglines wanderings this morning, I stopped by here.  Which made me immediately link over to here.  Why?  BUTTONS!

Now.  I am going to our cabin for the first weekend since Memorial Day so look for me later, mmmkay?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

More Buttons Than I Need:

Small spalted black walnut Handcrafted Tree Branch Buttons....1 inch to 1 1/8 inch....2 holes.

Handcrafted Tree Branch Buttons - 1 1/8 to 1 3/8 inch - 2 holes.  I purchased these from the Wooden Treasures Shop on Etsy.  He has many fantastical things in his shop, but I do love buttons.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I Thought the Dog Days of Summer Were Supposed to Be in August....
Kona and Ozzie would like to beg to differ,

or just beg for that matter.

These gentlemen sat outside for 5 minutes today while I took a few pictures, they came inside panting and begging for a fresh water bowl.  Wowza, it is hot today.  I'm hoping it cools off by 7:15 tonight when Puck has to play Lacrosse.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Book Stash - Worth Every Penny!

I was listening to someone talk about this book on a podcast somewhere, and I found a used copy on Amazon. Wow is this book gorgeous!  I haven't picked a sweater to knit yet, but believe me, there will be a few!

In the meantime, graduation is over and now the working begins.  Teen has multiple jobs this Summer and we expect to work him to the bone so he has savings when he leaves at the end of August. 

My Puck is in Washington, D.C. until Tuesday evening and I miss him and his goofy friends.  He leaves again on Thursday night for a Lacrosse tournament in Denver with his dad.  I get to stay home to be the Teen Work Enforcer.  Whee.

And the rain never seems to stop.  My yard is becoming a spongy mushroom bed.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Olympic Copper - FO!

These are some sweater-like socks.  The temptation to keep these is pretty irresistible.

Pattern: Olympic Copper by Anne Hutchison Yarn: Schaefer Yarn Company Heather Color: Not sure  Needles:  US 1½ - 2.5 mm Started:  May 10, 2010 Completed: May 27, 2010

Note:  These socks feel a little bit like a sweater - very nice.  As lush as the yarn is, there were three knots as I knit along - very infuriating.

Watched the last game of the Stanley Cup last night and I have to say, the winning goal was so quick and surprising it took a few minutes to sink in that the whole thing is over.  Yay for the Blackhawks though!  Now I only have Youth Lacrosse and Twins Baseball to cheer for this Summer!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Love Letter to WEBS:

 Thank you for your discount policy, WEBS.  Because of your policy, I can afford to buy a sweater's worth of this: 

and not feel too guilty. Gorgeous, isn't it?  Any ideas?

Of course, being a fan on Facebook gives me daily updates on bargains, too.  Could be a bad thing?

Graduation ceremonies tomorrow night. I expect not to get too much sleep in the next 48 to 56 hours.  Wish me luck!  (Teen too!)

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

WIP not a SIP!

I thought that a nice afghan would be appreciated during those cold, wet Vancouver Winters, so I stashed up on some Clearance Noro from Webs and settled into making an afghan for the Teen.  It's round, so the further I get, the longer each row seems to take.

In the meantime, Puck thinks he may have re-injured his heel.  Please cross your fingers for my brokenhearted boy - this would take him out for the rest of the season.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010


These are the Olympic Copper pattern and they were not the fastest pattern I have ever worked on.  As a matter of fact.  I should have FO photos for you later this week.  It's actually a pretty crappy picture, but some days, I just don't have it.

We had a weekend of Lacrosse in the weird weather, and a team party out at the lake home of one of the kids.  Just before we arrived - the son had been dropped off while the dad ran to get gas for the boats - Puck's buddy heard a huge crash-bang.  He thought it was a gun of some sort.  A large (HUGE) tree, on the lakeside of the house had become so top-heavy and wet that it broke off and demolished the bottom half of the yard.  I'd say 30 wooden steps leading down to the lake were smashed beneath this behemoth of a tree.  Lucky, lucky, lucky that no one was outside and none of the other kids were there yet.

So Teen graduates on Friday, and Puck heads off to DC on Saturday morning.  My very strange and unusual Summer begins next week.  Stay tuned!

Monday, June 07, 2010

Buttons, Buttons, Buttons!


I bought these off of Etsy from a shop called Mudaliscious.  She currently has no items in the shop - I may have bought her out!  I have no projects for these, but someday they will have a beautiful home!

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Blankie for the Boy:
(Anybody else flash to "Let's Hear it for the Boy!" from Footloose, or is that just me?)

Some clearance Noro and a pattern that has actually changed - but it will be a blankie for the college boy next Fall.  Maybe this is some sort of separation thing for me?

Friday, June 04, 2010

Summer Solstice

So I run away for a month, I'm coming back with lots of posts!  Stay tuned!  Let's start with an FO:

Pattern: Summer Solstice Socks by Ellie Putz Yarn: Earthly Hues Saplings  Color: Fallen Leaves  Needles:US 1½ - 2.5 mm Started:  April 6, 2010 Completed: May 12, 2010

Note:  Although the color is not everyone's favorite, I really love how this yarn looks in the final form.  Not exactly sure the destination of this pair - they are quite generously sized.

In the meantime, we are readying the Teen for graduation and preparing Puck for the road.  Teen has multiple jobs this Summer and is socking that cash away for spending money next school year.  He may even earn enough to buy himself the Apple MacBook he wants so badly.

Puck will be flying to DC with  his class directly after Teen graduates, then when he gets back he has a day and a half to prepare for his U15 Lacrosse Tournament in Denver Colorado!  There's a trip to Notre Dame and a venture up into Canada in his future as well.  It is fair to say that this summer will exhaust us all.

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