Monday, February 22, 2010

In Which, I’m boring.

On the knitting front not much has been going on. Well, let me amend that statement, not much of interest has been going on. I broke and cast on Askew from Knitty the day it came out. I got up to the gusset before Ravelympics Cast-on started. So since then I haven’t touched anything except for a big garter stitch square, knit on the bias out of black laceweight on 3.5mm needles.

I told you, nothing exciting.


I did have a sort of exciting day though. I swept the apartment. I jerry-rigged the mop back to working order (it took string, scissors, tape, and some McGuivering). I mopped the apartment. I scoured the tub and surround. Cleaned the sink & mirror. Cleaned the toilet. Took over the table. Did the cue sheet for Enchanted April. Watched Canada's Men's curling team beat Sweden. Fixed my Mac. Cleaned the innards of my PC. Bought beer. Bought nachos. Watched Canada’s men’s Olympic hockey team fall short against the USA.

Olympic Night

Oh, and I made pancakes.

What did you folks do this weekend?


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Damn Good Book

So I finished Stilwell today. No pictures though because taking pictures by yourself of a sweater that you’re wearing is a touch difficult, and I didn’t want to go out on the back deck considering that it’s still full of snow, and I didn’t get up in time to get the sun in the living room. It’s a very small window of opportunity to get sun in through the living room window. No pun intended. I’ll try to get some pictures tomorrow, hopefully my brain wont still be trying to escape through my nose.

I’ve now only got a plain vanilla sock, and a log cabin blanket on the needles. I really want more (I still really want Rockaway), but I can’t cast on because Ravelympics start on Friday. That will mean two weeks of intensive lace knitting for me. Lace knitting in black laceweight yarn. Also known as INSANITY.

In other news, Winterlude is well underway. Friday was the opening ceremonies at Major’s Hill Park (I was there for Canada Day). There were fireworks, music, and the Flying Canucks. They were pretty impressive in their trampoline-ing abilities, and completely random and huge ski jump with a great big air bag that they landed on. I unfortunately didn’t get any good pictures of them (kinda got there a little late), but I got some neat fireworks photos.

Winterlude Fireworks-14

More on my Flickr as always.

-Cheers folks!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Surprises in the Works

I bought a skein of Cascade Eco Wool yesterday. Currently I’m making another Quincy from it, but I really want to make a Cowichan inspired sweater like Rockaway from Jared Flood’s book. That will mean I’ll have made Quincy, Stillwell, Bridgewater, and Rockaway from that book. Pretty good book if I make that many things from it. Then again, it is Jared. Who doesn’t love that guy’s designs. I’m also thinking about finding the IK magazine with Koolhaas in it so I can make it as well.

Cascade Eco-1

For now, Quincy will do, and I want to finish Stilwell first, but the idea of needing just two more skeins of Eco is amazing. One more skein of gray, and a single skein of contrast. I figure I’ll use my left over Eco+ in the lime green for the other contrast. I’m pretty sure that I’ll have enough. If not, I can figure something out. I always do.

-Cheers folks!