Thursday, June 5, 2008

Ducks, Socks, Quilts and Dancing!

This was walking across my lawn the other morning so I had to take a picture. Tiger REALLY wanted to go and play with the little guy, but I had to say NO!

June is here. Woo Hoo! Work has been crazy lately! School is almost over. Knitting is coming along.

As for knitting, I have done a bit more on the Feather and Fan Sweater. I figure if I take it slow then I can't get frustrated with it! I am almost finished the feather and fan part. I will very soon be onto the main part of the body...the dreaded stockinette stitch. I have only an inch to go...WOO HOO! I am so loving how it is looking. This Soya yarn falls and drapes so nice, I can hardly wait to wear the sweater.

Finished a pair of Apple Harvest Socks. They were made from Flat Feet yarn . They turned out great. I put them in a plain bubble envelope and sent them off to DH's cousin with no return address. They took 4 days to arrive. I received a very happy phone call saying that they were PERFECT!

I started another pair last Sunday. They are called Sailors Delight and are from the book 2 At a Time. I am using Miss Babs Yummy sock yarn in the colourway Woodland Viola. This yarn is SOOO soft. I would Definately use it again.

This weekend is the Canadian Military Tattoo and DD is dancing in it. There are 2 performances, one on Saturday evening and the second on Sunday afternoon. It should be interesting, I am going to help out on Sunday as I have to work on Saturday. Della is going to be there on Saturday and Sunday to do anything that needs to be done. She's a good egg!

The Georgetown Highland games are this weekend as well. We have not gone to them in the last 4 years as DD has wanted to take part in the tattoos. Her goal is to dance at the Edinburgh tattoo in Scotland.

Hey My friend Della received a few skeins of yarn as a thank you gift and she gave me a skein of the most beautiful lace weight yarn I have ever seen (it's on the right side of the picture). The colour and softness are wonderful! It is from the Knitting Goddess in the UK and is a cashmire and silk blend.

Not to change the subject or the project but I had to attend a wedding shower this past Sunday. Now I didn't know the bride to be or the groom for that matter. She is a second cousin to my DH. But I figured that I should go and make an appearance. So I decided on Thursday evening that I was going to make her a lap quilt. I looked through my stash to see what I had and found some blue, green and yellow fabric that would work. I also found the PERFECT backing fabric there too. I cut out the quilt blocks on Thursday night after DD's dance class. I got home from work on Friday and pieced it together. Then proceeded to quilt it. I finished it at 11:15 Friday evening. All I had left to do was hand sew the binding on. I worked Saturday till 4 then started the hand sewing. I FINALLY finished it Saturday evening. Wrapped it all up Sunday morning and was off to the lovely shower. It was a beautiful day and I had a very nice time. I was very glad that I had gone. I even got quite a few comments, all positive, on the quilt!

Well that's enough for now! I will see if I can sneak a picutre or 2 of the Tattoo practice and post them here!.

Have a great evening and happy knitting!


Zonda said...

Nice socks! Was it easy to knit from the flat? That Miss Babs looks lovely too...might have to use mine soon. I like that pattern too.

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