Saturday, April 22, 2006

Behold, ze blanket!

The Big Bad Baby Blanket (aka Damned Blanket) is done:

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Unfortunately, it's acrylic and can't be blocked. It has some wool in it though I can't remember how much (not much I'm sure).

I'm not 100% happy with it (don't know about the colour). I'm thinking of also giving her a baby cardi (which would have to be done in the next two weeks or so...)

Sunday, April 16, 2006


So when I uploaded the blog yesterday, I realized that I hadn't posted any FOs since February! Eeek! It sort of inspired me to finish these:

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I love new socks!

I'm sure most of you knitters have already looked at the latest issue of Knitty. I gotta say I absolutely adore the little girl cardigan and I like the Hedera socks too.

Oh and if you don't know, the IK summer 2006 projects preview is up right here. Now I always prefer Fall and Winter knitting, but I gotta say this summer issue looks promising. Dows anyone know when it's coming out?

Saturday, April 15, 2006

You know you're a knitter when...

... you're going to Europe and one of the first thing you think about is "What knitting project am I going to knit?"

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I am going to Europe. The first two weeks will be spent in Paris and it's going to be a business trip (I just love saying I'm going on a business trip, especially because I look about 12 and definitely not business-trip-like). Just like last year, I'm going to the Ville lumière to help with a special newspaper made just for the Cannes festival. I'm really excited as I had so much fun last year. But I was wise this time (probably because it wasn't short notice like last time) and planned to get there one day early. I may have a little bit of time to shop (read: find a yarn store). We'll see. I'll admit that finding yarn will not be the main event of my trip (so maybe I'm not a real knitter after all). I'm going to be in Paris from May 13th (leaving Montreal the evening of May 12th) to May 28th.

I added one week of vacation to the trip and I will spend it in England. I'll be taking a plane from Paris to London on May 28th. The last time I was in England, I really wanted to visit the city of Bath, but didn't get the chance so I'm planning on spending a day or two there. And then I'll come back to London and I'll take a plane back home on June 1st. How is that for a business trip/vacation?

So yeah, knitting projects. Right now, I have on the needles a pair of socks that should be finished by the time I leave. Ditto for the Big Bad Baby Blanket (I only have a couple of inches + the border left to do).

And then there's Mariah. When I began joining all the pieces together, it just didn't work. The sleeves, despite being all wrong, looked pretty nice when by themselves. But when I started piecing the sweater together, I didn't like the way they looked. So I frogged them and started over. I have maybe 4-5 inches done. But I don't want to bring that on the plane.

So... it will be a new project (yay!). Maybe the alphabet blanket? (You can see a finished one here. We'll see...