Sunday, November 30, 2008

Day 30 of 30

I did it! I blogged for 30 consecutive days! It was a fun experiment, but don't expect me to blog daily from now on. There were days when I really didn't have anything to say and I still prefer not to write anything on these days. But I do plan on blogging more than I did before November, so stay tuned. (Don't expect a post tomorrow though, I'm due for a break!)

Tara, you will be so proud of me. I have a birthday coming up and when I was asked for gift suggestions, I thought I'd ask for this:


Chris' parents came over today and gave me my gifts early and I got book #1 and #2 of the series. Yay! I hope I'll like it as much as everyone else! Like many women, I have a vampire fetish so I'm sure I'll love them.

Speaking of fetishes, I also have a tie fetish and I gotta say I LOVED seeing Mike Komisarek in a suit and tie behind the bench during yesterday's Habs game. What a hottie!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Day 29 of 30

Another long and crazy day at work. I can't wait till things go back to normal and I don't do as many weekends anymore. I'm not sure it will ever happen, since the company is trying to cut costs (which company isn't?) and will have to give our part-timers less work, which means us full-timers will have to cover shifts that are usually covered by those who work part-time, like weekends. Oh well. You gotta do what you gotta do.

I'm all by myself tonight, as Chris is going to a friend's 30th birthday party outside of Montreal and I couldn't go because of work. I intend to knit while I watch the rest of the game (we're behind 0-1 against the Sabres right now).

I need to go Christmas shopping. I have no idea what to buy for anyone this year. I'm sure I'll find something, but I bet I'll have to spend quite some time in the stores.

Ok that's all folks. See ya tomorrow for my last NaBloPoMo post!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Day 28 of 30

Oh my, will it ever end? I thought the crazyness that is my professional life would calm down once the provincial election is over on December 8, but now it looks like Ottawa is in the middle of yet another drama.

Basically, our current conservative government, which was just elected on October 14, could be overthrown by the opposition (for valid reasons if you want my opinion). Read about it here. That means that we could have ANOTHER election. But most likely, unless Harper and his team can come to an agreement with the other parties before the confidence vote on Dec. 8 (yep, same day as the provincial election), the opposition will propose a governing coalition. A coalition probably wouldn't work long term, which means we would end up with an election later in 2009 one way or another. *sigh* I find the whole thing very interesting, don't get me wrong, but I'm tired! An election is exhausting (moreso for some of my coworkers than for me, but still). I want a little break, mmkay?

In knitting news: I forgot to mention yesterday that I received the second Go Habs Go skein. That's what I call great customer service! Louise (from Biscotte & Cie) also sent a magnetic 2009 Biscotte & Cie calendar. It's already on my fridge!

Oh and speaking of the Habs, Chris just called from his office's x-mas party to tell me he won tickets for a game, on January 6 against the Capitals (I think). Woohoo!!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Day 27 of 30

My (I mean my mom's) green mittens are going to be absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately, as I mentionned before, they just don't photograph well. Especially since I took the pic too late to get natural light. Here's what they look like anyways:


That's all I have to say today. I'm too tired to think of anything else to write!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Day 26 of 30

Did you know that...

... there's a group on Ravelry called Almost Knitty, with patterns that have been rejected by Knitty? Just because it's been rejected doesn't mean it's not a good pattern (I found a cute hat on there).

... you can add reactions to your blog posts in blogger (similar to what we have in the Ravelry forums). At the bottom on my post, you can see "funny", "interesting" and "boring" and you can click on it and a (1) will appear.

... I ended up knitting THIRTY rows yesterday. Go me!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Day 25 of 30

November 25. We are exactly one month away from Christmas! Eeeek! I so don't feel in the Christmas spirit yet. I'm sure it'll come once we start decorating and once I get back to regular work schedules and all. It will also be my birthday in about a week and everyone is asking me what I want for Christmas AND my birthday and really, I have no idea. I know I could ask for yarn money, but to be honest, I still have one gift certificate I have left from LAST YEAR. I'm trying not to accumulate too much yarn, due to the lack of space in our appartment.

Anyways. One month left before Christmas and I'm far from done with the Christmas knitting. I know I'm in a better position than many, but you have to remember that I'm a slow knitter. And the mittens I've chosen for my mom... well let's just say choosing thin yarn with small needles maybe wasn't the best idea for me ;) But I like how they're coming along and I'm sure I can finish them in time. Here's where I am right now:


I wasn't sure about the yarn at first because I find that it doesn't show patterns as well as other yarns, but I still like the way the mittens look. The yarn doesn't photograph well though, I couldn't get a nice pic of the WIP! But trust me, it looks great so far. The pattern is fun and definitely not boring. I gave myself a goal of at least 10 rows a day (it doesn't sound like much, but with all the symbols on the chart, it takes me quite some time). I'm hoping to finish on or before Dec. 15, so then I'll have 10 days to knit the hat for my stepdad, which should be plenty.

I've already knit 9 rows today, so I'm sure I'll go over my goal tonight. Go me!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Day 24 of 30

This post is brought to you by the word YUMMY!

First, I got my Go Habs Go yarn!


Thanks to Robyn, I was able to get this yummy sock yarn from Biscotte & Cie. Unfortunately, there was an error with my order and I only received one skein instead of the two I ordered (cause I want socks for me and another pair for Chris). Louise, from Biscotte, is great though and she replied promptly to my Ravelry message to apologize and told me she'd send my other skein tomorrow. So all is good and despite this little mistake (it happens and as long as it gets fixed, I don't mind), I gotta say I'm very happy with my purchase. The yarn is soft and just yummy.

Speaking of yummy... The girl who writes this blog mentionned these cookies and I just had to try them. She made them with peanut butter chips instead of the recommended semisweet chocolate chips. I'm sure both options are delicious, but I made them with white chocolate chips and there are just no words. It takes all my willpower not to eat them all (and the recipe makes a lot).


Let me know if you make them!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Day 23 of 30

Dear Alouettes,

Why, oh why, did you lose the Grey Cup tonight, here in Montreal? I'm so disappointed, I was so sure they were going to win. I'm not a super huge football fan, but I still like to watch the game and ask my boyfriend a bunch of questions. I prefer when they win though.

On top of the Alouettes game, the two-hour special of 24 and Colbert's Christmas special were on tonight! Thank god for recorders!

Despite all this TV, I didn't knit a stitch. I just didn't feel like it. It happens. I'll be able to knit for the next two days since I'm not working. Woohoo. I was really looking forward to the days off after a rough couple of days.

Ok so this post was very random. I'll try to think of a good post for tomorrow.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Day 22 of 30

Working on weekends sucks. I'm used to having unconventional work schedules, it's pretty normal in journalism. But still, I prefer the regular Monday-Friday thing. Fortunately, I should be getting back to that once the election is over. Soon. And I have only one day left and after that I have two days off, which is good.

I'm watching the Habs play the Bruins and even though it's still 0-0 after one period, I'm happy with the way they're playing right now. I hope they'll win!

I'm working on the Green Autumn mittens during the game. As promised, here's a progress pic:


It looks much better in person.

(The Habs just scored while I was writing this. 1-0! Woohoo!)

Ps/Thanks to everyone for your good thoughts after yesterday's post.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Day 21 of 30

NaBloPoMo should allow for a no-blogging day for when you have the Today was bad news after bad news after bad news. Nothing I want to talk about here, but yeah. Let's just say I don't feel like blogging.

I'll add a little bit of knitting content by saying that I finally found the right needles for the mittens I'm knitting and I've done the cuff on #1. I plan on spending the rest of the evening on the couch, knitting.

I'll be back tomorrow, ok?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Day 20 of 30

Day 20, already? Where has the time gone. In 10 days, I'll have succeeded NaBloPoMo. Go me!

So, yesterday, Robyn posted about the Go Habs Go sock yarn she bought.


Of course, I had to have some of that. I looked at the seller's Etsy shop, but I couldn't find any, so I sent her a message through Ravelry and she replied to tell me she had two skeins left! Yesssssss! So I ordered them. I'm gonna make me and Chris some Habs socks!

I'm in a fabulous mood today.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Day 19 of 30

So I did not go to the yarn store after all. Like I said yesterday, I really want to try and use yarn from my stash for my Christmas gifts. So yesterday, I was browsing my (enormous) queue on Ravelry and re-fell in love with the Green Autumn mittens (Ravelry link). I decided I wanted to make them for my mom AND I realized I could use something from my stash:


Fearless Fibers Superwash Merino Wool Sock Yarn, in Glorious Green. I'm not 100% sure it will work, as it is a light fingering weight but it's worth a try. I knit the cuff with 3 mm needles yesterday, but I think I'll have to get down to 2.75 mm (the suggested needles are 3.25 mm). Hopefully it'll work.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Day 18 of 30

Oh my, it's the 18th already? Time flies, really. Only 12 days left to NaBloPoMo. I think I'm gonna make it.

Today, I'm presenting you my third FO this month (quick projects are fun):

The Boy Hat (November)

Pattern>The Boy Hat, by Elizabeth Heath-Heckman.
Yarn: Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted in black
Needles: US 7/4.5 mm circulars and DPNs

It's already on my boyfriend's head. I finished it last night and he immediately asked if it was for him. Oh well, I still consider it his Christmas knit gift.

I only have two gifts left to knit. Yay! I spent part of this morning going through my stash, because I'd really like to use yarn from it, but it looks like I won't. I have a small stash but it feels huge to me cause I don't have that much space, but most of the yarn I have don't fit any of the projects I want to knit. *sigh* I'm really trying to be better and only buy when I'm ready to cast on, but I still need to find projects for what I already have. I guess my New Years knitting resolution will be to try and knit from stash more. The good thing is that I used yarn from my stash for the two gifts I knit this year. But for my mom and stepdad's gifts, I'll have to go to the yarn store.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Day 17 of 30

This is my 300th post! Weehee! It really doesn't seem like a lot, though, considering I've been writing in this blog for over four years! Let's just say I've had slow periods.

Here's my first post (and my first scarf!).

I had today off and I'll be off tomorrow too. Then I'll be working from Wed-Sun. I've been tired all day so I wanted to be lazy, but I ended up going grocery shopping, doing many loads of laundry, cleaning the floors and cooking. Not too bad. I also crashed on the couch for an hour this afternoon, but I figured I deserved it. Especially since I had gotten up at around 7am this morning for no reason except the fact that I couldn't sleep.

I'm sorry I was hoping for a better post for my 300th, with a glorious FO to show off, but I've got nothing. So I'll leave you with a pic of one of the cutest creatures ever:


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Day 16 of 30

Remember when I talked about suddenly wanting to knit Christmas gifts, even though I had said I wouldn't knit any this year?

Well right now, I'm knitting Christmas gifts and suddenly wanting to knit something else, anything else, something for me. And I haven't even been knitting big Christmas gifts like some of you have. I'm guessing the boredom may have something to do with this:


The boy hat. I know he'll like it, but it's boring. And there's a reason I hadn't posted a pic before. It's just a black blob.

I'm not working tomorrow and Tuesday, so I'm hoping I'll be able to finish it by then. After that, I just may have to go to a yarn store to find the material for mom and stepdad's gifts. I promise I'll look in my stash first, but I doubt I'll find anything.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Day 15 of 30


I talked about the new Twist Collective in my last post, but I didn't mention the new issue of IK that is coming out soon. The winter preview is here.

So, what do you all think? I think that the patterns don't look as good as the ones offered in Twist, but there are still some cute things. I like the Blooming Cardigan, as well as the Harvard Square Caps. The pillows are beautiful and the hooded scarf is very interesting. The Victoria Yoke pullover is simple and nice. I also like the socks and the Welt and Rib Raglan. Not bad at all! I'll get the issue for sure.

I've been making some progress on Chris' hat, but it's a pretty boring knit. I should be able to post pics tomorrow or Monday. I'm hoping it'll be finished on Tuesday, but it may be just wishful thinking...

Friday, November 14, 2008

Day 14 of 30

I need to go shopping. I need pants that fit. But the thought of going out and actually trying on stuff makes me want to cry. I hate dressing rooms. And I just want to spend the day sleeping.

On a more positive note, have you guys seen the new issue of Twist? Oh my freaking God, they've done it again! There are so many great patterns in this issue it would take me a lifetime to make everything I like (I am a slow knitter after all).

I loved loved loved the first issue of the mag, but I had promised myself I wouldn't buy a pattern until I'm ready to cast on for it. Otherwise, knowing myself, I'd buy everything I like and end up with over 50$ worth of patterns that I wouldn't all knit. Therefore, I haven't bought a Twist pattern yet. But I will. Oh yes I will. I know, for sure, that I will buy the pattern for the Postwar Mittens. They're beautiful, they're perfect, I want them now.

I also really like the Lotus Leaf Mittens and the Licorice Stick Socks. As for sweaters, they're all beautiful, but my favourite is Vivian. But there's a zipper, and I've read on Ravelry that there are steeks too, therefore it's too complicated for me. I haven't yet managed to make a garment that looks good enough to actually be worn in public, so I think I'll try some less complicated ones first. But the sweater is beautiful, really.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Day 13 of 30

I've been feeling a bit under the weather since yesterday. It was so difficult to work yesterday because I was so tired and I had a headache and I just wasn't feeling too well. I felt the same way this morning and I really considered calling in sick for work, but I hate doing that when I'm not *really* sick.

But a few minutes ago, a coworker called to ask if I could fill in for him on Saturday and I asked him if he could work tonight, so we switched. I don't like working weekends, but I'm so happy I don't have to work this evening.

Now I'll just spend the afternoon on the couch with my computer and my knitting and hopefully I'll feel better tomorrow (I'm not working tomorrow either).

Speaking of knitting, I don't think I've mentionned what I'm working on now that I finished the mittens. I'm knitting The Boy Hat (Rav link) for Chris. I don't have a pic because I've only knit a few rows, and it's all black so it looks like nothing right now.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Day 12 of 30

I'm having a lazy day. I did go out grocery shopping this morning, but other than that, I've just been wasting time online and watching the news on TV. I needed that after the past two stress-filled days at work. I work at 4pm tonight but I don't expect any stress, which is good.

I promised you a pic of the finished mittens, so here they are:

LaLa Mittens (November)

Pattern: La La Mittens, by Gina House
Yarn: It was yarn I had in my stash and I lost the label, but I think it was Plymouth Yarn Galway Worsted.
Needles: US 5/3.75 mm
Modifications: I didn't read the abreviation part of the pattern and I realized only after I was almost done with mitten #1 that I didn't do a few things correctly. I didn't mind much anyways.

I'm sorry about the bad pic, Chris took many but navy blue yarn can sometimes be difficult to photograph. The mittens will be my sister's Christmas gift.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Day 11 of 30

What a day! I had a very long press conference this morning, and I had all sorts of trouble with my recorder so I wasn't able to get sound clips (I work for a press agency that does written press AND radio news so I need to get clips everytime I cover something). I felt bad about that, but it turned out it wasn't too big of a deal. Oh and I almost forgot my new scarf at the conference! I realized I didn't have it as soon as I got out of the building.

Later, about an hour before I had to leave (and I was really looking forward to getting back home), my boss asked me if I could work a little overtime so I could go cover another press conference. So I did. But it was a conference on the province's finances and that's SO NOT my favourite topic. I'm not too good with numbers. I'm pretty good at translating business stories done by the English service, but writing something on economy/finance/anything to do with numbers from scratch is much more difficult for me. Thank God, I only had to use the quotes I got at the conference to update a story written by another reporter!

So now I'm TIRED and I'm happy I'm working the evening shift tomorrow: I won't have to wake up early!

I'm currently watching the Habs game and we're ahead 3-0 almost halfway in the third period. Woohoo! Go Habs Go! Chris is currently at the game (his best friend had an extra ticket). I wish I was there too!

I know I promised pics of the mittens I finished, but they look better when they're on my hands and I don't have anyone to photograph them right now. Tomorrow! Next on the needles will be a hat, I just need to decide which one I want to make.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Day 10 of 30

I've got 1/3 of NaBloPoMo done and I gotta say... well I'm running out of things to say! :P No, not really. I'm just quite busy these days and I have less time to blog.

I'm actually writing this during the commercials of Heroes. Anyone else is watching? What do you think about this season? I gotta say, tonight's episode looks quite promising, which is good because so far, I haven't been that impressed with this season. Too many heroes, too many people able to just go back in time to fix things, too many people who seem to come back to life. Oh and Hiro's storyline has been boring for the past couple of episodes and he's one of my favourite characters. I gotta say, though, that I absolutely love Daphne (the speedy chick).

On the knitting front, I'm about half a thumb away from finishing the mittens. Expect pics tomorrow!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Day 9 of 30

Is it bad that seeing a kid receive a giant snowball on his head makes me laugh? I'm so evil...

Ok, I really don't have much to say today. I've been training for a higher up position at work. It's not a promotion, I'm just being trained so I can help when someone is sick. Or during elections. Tomorrow is going to be the first day I'll be in charge, alone. I just know I'll have trouble sleeping tonight, I always do when I'm nervous.

I'm almost finished with the LaLa Mittens. I'll probably post pics tomorrow. Or Wednesday. Or Thursday. Soon, I promise.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Day 8 of 30

That little post-Halloween party I mentionned in my last post ended up being quite fun, but today I realize that I'm so not 20 anymore. I didn't get drunk or anything, but people left our appartment around 3 am and I'm so freaking tired today! It's a good thing I don't have anything planned except watching the hockey game tonight. AND, when I got up this morning (around 11am), Chris had cleaned up the appartment! Is he wonderful or what?


With the holidays approaching, what do you guys think I have in mind? Christmas knitting of course! EVERY SINGLE YEAR, I tell myself I won't be making any gifts this year, and EVERY SINGLE YEAR, I find something that I really want to knit and that someone I know would love. And then I feel that if I knit, say, my sister something, I just have to knit for my mom too so she won't feel left out. And I end up knitting a bunch of gifts.

Of course, the same thing happened this year. But I decided that my Christmas knitting list will be short and simple. And no pressure: if I don't finish things, it won't be the end of the world. I always buy gifts anyways, to add to the knitted ones.

So here's my list for this year (all Ravelry links):

1. La La mittens, for my sister (they're halfway done and I expect to finish them in a day or two).
2. Instant mittens, for my mom
3. Quickie Noro Silk Garden Hat, for my stepdad
4. The Boy Hat, for Chris

That's it! Of course, I also would LOVE to make a couple of Yuletide Gnomes, but we'll see if I have time. If not, there's always next year.

I think my list is very reasonnable. The only problem is that there are also about a million things I'd like to make for myself. I can make me a Christmas present too, can I?

Friday, November 07, 2008

Day 7 of 30

Unfortunately, this post is going to be short and picture-less.

Even though I have today off, I'm busy, busy, busy! We're having a little post-Halloween party tonight and we need to get the appartment ready. Let's just say I wouldn't want to have people over right now. So I'll be spending the afternoon cleaning and shopping (we have a few things left to buy for tonight).

I'll be back with a (hopefully) longer post tomorrow. Meanwhile, for those of you who haven't seen it yet, here's a little something that should make you laugh:

Theoretical knitting?

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Day 6 of 30


I know more than one States were voting on gay marriage at the same time as the presidential election, but I've mostly heard about California's Proposition 8. Now it's still not clear too me whether or not the proposition has officially passed, but it looks like it has.

"On the day after the election, the results remain uncertified, and with 100% of precincts reporting, the vote was 52.5% in favor of Proposition 8 and 47.5% against, with a difference of about 504,000 votes; as many as 3 million absentee and provisional ballots remain to be counted." (Wikipedia)

This makes me so sad, I don't even have words. I'm sad that there even was a Proposition 8 to begin with, but to know that half of Californians think they have the right to take away other couples' right to be married infuriates me.

I guess I just don't get it. Seriously, can someone explain to me why a couple shouldn't have the right to officialize their union just because they were born gay? Just because they happened to fall in love with someone of the same sex? I have yet to hear ONE SINGLE good answer. (Read 12 reasons why gay marriage is wrong. It's sarcastic, don't worry :) ).

But seriously, if someone can give me a reason why this is legal:


Pamela Anderson. Married three times. Divorced three times (twice after only a few months of marriage).

And this should not be legal:


Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin. Married in California this year. They were together 55 years (Del Martin has passed away since, unfortunately).

I know which wedding I would have liked to attend...

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Day 5 of 30


You can see the front page of newspapers from Montreal, Quebec city and the Ottawa region this morning. Every newspaper in the province (and, I'm guessing, in the country) has this on the front. And we're talking about the president of another country!

As you can guess, I'm very happy with the outcome. You could just feel the hope coming out of the TV screen as the results were announced. I can't wait to see how America will transform in the next four (eight?) years.

Unfortunately, we are still stuck with this dude:


Oh, and remember when I was all tired because I was working like a maniac during the federal election, which concluded on October 14? Well, guess what? I'm going to be working like a maniac again for the next month, because our darling Quebec prime minister decided it would be oh-so-fun to have a provincial election too! *sigh* The campaign was just launched this morning and we're going to vote on December 8.

Just so you know, it will be the SEVENTH election for Quebecers (counting both federal and provincial elections) in FIVE years. Crazy! And expensive. Just what we need right now, in this economy. Can you see I'm not happy?

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Day 4 of 30


I'm not American, but I am fascinated with American politics and I really cannot wait to see the results of tonight's election. I hope all of you who can vote did or will do it today (I've heard the lines can be long... guys, that's why we're knitting!).

As you have guessed with the pic I posted above, I am crossing my fingers for Obama. But no matter who you vote for, I think the important thing is to let your opinion be heard. But if you guys don't elect Obama, can we borrow him for our next federal election? I'd gladly take Obama over Stephen Harper any day (I think I'd even take McCain over him. But not Sarah Palin, oh hell no).

Anyways, in honor of the election, I'm gonna leave you with links to my favourite Obama-related projects:

-Gloves for a change (scroll down) -Ravelry link
-Obama-rama -Ravelry link
-BARK OBAMA Dog Sweater -Ravelry link
-My Jewish Grandma is voting for Obama (that one is a MUST-SEE, but I only found a Ravelry link). BTW, if you're on Ravelry, take a look at all that girl's projects, she's very talented (and there are many more Obama-related ones).

Monday, November 03, 2008

Day 3 of 30


I'm doing the Bacon Dance because I got the best news ever yesterday (and what a better way to show joy than to bacon-dance, I'm asking you). I found out that one of my good friends is pregnant! And what makes it the best news ever is that she had been trying for 1.5 year! I'm so happy for her, I can't stop smiling! She deserves it so much!

Of course, now I want to knit a baby blanket for her little one. I have plenty of time (she's due June 11), but seeing as I'm a slow knitter, I better get started soon. I've been browsing patterns on Ravelry and here are my favourite ones (all Ravelry links, sorry, but you should sign up if you're not on it anyways):

-Alphabet Blanket
-Blanket with lacy pattern (I'm actually in love with this version of it.)
-Teddy Bear baby blanket
-Luca - Cabled Baby Blanket

And I also have the patterns for the three blanket in this picture. I like all three.

I'm opened to suggestions if there are other patterns you like! I also would like yarn suggestions. If you've made a baby blanket before, what did you use? Did you like it? I'd like something machine-washable and not too expensive. Natural fibers would be best, but if you've tried an acrylic that you really liked, I'd be willing to try it. I'm not sure which colour I'll choose (I guess it'll depend on when I cast on. I may wait until she finds out the gender).

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Day 2 of 30


Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a big Montreal Canadien fan. I love watching hockey, either at home with my boyfriend or in a bar with friends (or, even better, at the Bell Center, but that rarely happens unfortunately).

So we watched the game against the Islanders at home last night and man, did they play badly for 2 periods! They were down 4-1 at one point and I was sure they were going to lose (which sucks, the Islanders should be easy to beat!). Then they woke up during the third and ended up winning 5-4! Woohoo! AND, my favourite player ended up scoring two goals and also got two assists.


Thanks to him (and Markov (2 points) and Kostitsyn (1 point)), I managed to score 7 points in my office hockey pool with that game alone. *happy dance*

Those of you who came here for knitting content: I'm sorry! But you'll be happy to know that my hockey-watching time was well-spent, as I made good progress on a new WIP:


The pattern is La La Mittens, by Gina House. I'm knitting them for my sister for Christmas. Of course, I didn't read the abbreviation part of the pattern (I always mess up something) so I didn't realize that I had to slip stitches purlwise with the yarn in BACK, so it makes for funny looking cables, but I sort of like the way they look so I'll just do the same for mitten #2. I'm sorry I don't have a better pic, navy blue is difficult to photograph!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Day 1 of 30

Ready, set, go!


So, as I said, I'm gonna try this "blogging daily for a month" thing. But please, don't expect long, insightful posts. It's not my style. Most of them will be silly or boring "here's what I did today" type of posts (I say boring because my life is pretty boring in general).

I figured I'd start the month with a glorious FO! Therefore, I present you the Bird in Hand mittens:

Bird in Hand mittens (October)

Bird in Hand mittens (October)

Aren't they beautiful? They're so warm too. I love them!

Pattern: Bird in Hand, by Kate Gilbert.
Yarn: Frog Tree Worsted Alpaca (yummy!)
Needles: US 2 / 2.75 mm
Modifications: As you can see, I didn't do the embroidery on the little birdie. Maybe I will, I just don't feel like it right now.

I already started another pair of mittens. I'll tell you all about it... tomorrow! (Hey I have 29 more days of blog writing ahead of me, I need to save some blog fodder!)