Saturday, June 26, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Then I remembered I had ordered a new tool:
Pom Pom maker! (really fast! easy!) Made one
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Then the door chime rang and Nancy from next door yelled "Did you feel that!"
We had a little 'street party' as everyone compared notes!
At least is kept us from discussing the weather!
Then we had Weather!...we were lucky just rain, lots of rain this morning!
Back to knitting!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
It started because I had 3 skeins of Vintage wool in Ivory waiting for a project. The pattern said it would take 4, so I started. As the project grew I could see that I could possibly make it slightly smaller and just use the 3 I had in stash. (Trying to be frugal and lazy, bad combination.)
I was working away at the border and the remaining yarn was quickly disappearing. I measured each repeat of the border pattern. It took almost a meter of yarn to get rid of 8 stitches on the needle. There are almost 500 stitches in the last row. Needless to say I was running out of yarn very quickly.
In order to finish the blanket in the smaller size I have to use another skein and only use 40 meters out of the 200 meters.
1. Finish the thing with new skein and have lots left over and a slightly smaller blanket.
2. Rip back to beginning of round and join the new ball, finish the blanket in the size it's supposed to be and have a little left over.
3. Rip back and figure out another border that doesn't use as much yarn.
At early this morning I ripped back and I am knitting more rounds to make the blanket bigger.
It will be a while before I finish!
This just in:
Yup you are reading this right, square needles. No decision here!
When I first read about these I thought square? Then I tried them, they are wonderful! You just have to come in and test drive a pair. They do a circular needle too, but I tried it and the cords aren't great, so I am holding off on them for now.
More about them later...gotta find some yarn, to knit......
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
The Fabulous 50's Festival had a great day on Saturday. It looked as though it would pour with rain all day, but only a few drops here and there and then the sun came out in the afternoon.
Friday, June 18, 2010
1. Window display for the "Fabulous Fifties Theme"2. Time to change the other window while I am in the mood!
3. Make the signs and put all the sale stuff outside!
I think we are ready!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tempo Worsted was $5.49 now $2.00
Regia Sock Yarn, selected colours, $4.00
Berroco Cuzco, selected colours was $11.95 now $6.00
Marble DK, selected colours, $3.50
Freedom Spirit $3.00
Moods 100 grams $4.00
Freedom Gorgeous DK 50 grams 50% off
all remaining Mirasol Project Wool and Alpaca 40 - 50% off....
and a few surprises
only items in stock and while they last....won't last long.
and as always no returns on sale yarns!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Now I am in the mood to clean-up some of the stuff that's been in the shop toooo long.
Thursday is the beginning of the sidewalk sale in Bowmanville, I am opening a little earlier (9:30 am!)
Friday evening the shop is hosting a World Wide Knit in Public event from 4 pm - 8 pm, the shop is open until about 8:30 ish. Come and knit inside the Shop, outside on the sidewalk or over at Roses! (She's staying late too, but maybe not as late as us, she starts her day way too early!)
If you like pretty yarn at pretty prices...come early...come often.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
1. Helmet liners are coming in, they look amazing, we still need more. Great way to try out the softness of the Cascade 220. (Helmet liner projects are $5.00 each!) Running a little fundraiser if you would like to donate money to have one of my 35 knitters knit one up for you instead!
2. Ordered a bunch of stuff for fall, great new yarns, fabulous new needles (outside the box fabulous!).
3. Getting ready for the Sidewalk sale next Thursday. Selected yarns will be priced at clearance prices.
4. This morning I decided to do a World Wide Knit in Public event on Friday evening from 4pm - 8 pm. Roses, the coffee shop next door will be open and we can knit outside on the sidewalk, or inside the shop or the cafe!
5. Our Insurance agent is coming on Monday to inspect the house! (the whole house!)
Lots to do...
See you Tuesday.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
I was playing on the Internet, I do that sometimes, and found this:
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
For 3 Days, June 11, 12, 13, there will be lots of family activities and great tasting ribs! This is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bowmanville and involves all members of the community!
For more information: Ribfest
Next Weekend, the 17, 18, 19th of June, the downtown merchants have their annual Sidewalk sale and 50's Festival. (Saturday is the 50's Festival, the street will be closed again to allow for the show and shine exhibit and give the merchants the opportunity to display goods onto the street, but be warned parking is limited. Good spots are taken up early, or come later there's always room then.)
I have put most of the sale stuff aside, I am getting tired of looking at it, but it will come out again on Thursday (June 17th)! (There will be some great deals...we all love deals...even me!)
No excuses, there's a lot of reasons to come to town!
See you Soon!
Saturday, June 5, 2010
It was noisy, then I kind of 'tuned' out the sound and then all of a sudden it was quiet. There were literally 1000's of them! It was quite a sight. We hope they raised a lot of money for the Wounded Warriors!
See you Tuesday.
Friday, June 4, 2010
Motorcycles arrive about noon, leave about 4. Come and see the event or come early or later!
I am at a Breakfast meeting so I might be a tad late! 10:30 maybe!
Have a great Weekend!
The course he is taking is a math course that is required to get into the University program that he has been accepted into. (We have had many issues with this course, he couldn't take it during highschool, he was away last summer and most of the fall on his big adventure ) If he doesn't receive the credit for the course he can't go to School in the fall. The message has brought out the MOM in me and I am worried about the reason for the unscheduled call.
This morning I call, because I am a MOM. Turns out they are questioning one of the marks on his assignments because his final mark is too high, 103%!