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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Hémérocalles...

Last Sunday was Les Jardins d'Émmarocalles event in Ripon Québec...


We came home and ate lily petals with our crackers and cheese...


It has been a while since I attended the Monday afternoon spinning group so it was lovely to see Marguerite at the spinning wheel with her knit and crochet accessories on display around her. I must get my wheel out and spin during August vacation...

My good friend Lynda was there!
(I make her look tall!!)



Yesterday I finally got to meet my nephew's baby girl...Liliana Rose. She is 1 1/2 months and 9 lbs...so tiny in my arms. (She makes me look tall!!) This reminds me that I am soooo behind in my baby gift knitting....

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

On being blue...

I finally made it to the finish line with one of my thorn-in-my-side long standing sewing projects.
I loooove this linen fabric soooo much that I waited years to be *good enough* at fitting a pattern. The pattern ended up being way too baggy for me in the smallest size anyway, so I ended up fitting this sucker on and off which took about a year.
I started out with cute puff sleeves (elastic inserted in the tiny hem); and I had done a super job of it too but after I thought I was finished I realized the armsye was huge ....and well Simplicity went awry and I had to take it in again and thus wait a few more months before I felt the urge to tackle those sleeves.

This summer, I opted quite matter of factly into turning View D into View F-ish and ta-da!

Pattern: Simplicity 5681
Size 14 into something alot smaller...???
View F +-

...and some more news about the birthday just past...My sis gave me a great hoot of a card. It starts out with "There's alot worse than getting older..."


My sister was reminded of how much I used to beg our mom for knitted sweaters...and then I got one which was an oversized peach fuzzy acrylic pullover with a honking huge cable running up the center of reverse stockinette...ugh!
And the back of the card says "and she could still be cutting your bangs too!!" ...which was the reason I looked like a boy for years...

And.... hubby decided to trade in my car in time for my birthday. I love my new Toyota! I had this cute magnet for my Yarn Store to stick to its door too. Word is getting out about the cozy yarn shop on Main Street one way or another. Beep Beep!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Finding her muchness...

Aline at 38!



















Currently clicking away the heatwave with my Euroflax Chemise Bleue top that I can't wait to finish so I can wash the crap out of it...said chemise promises to be soft and lovely some day. I have a thing for Marie Antoinette inspired romantic clothing...

I say..."Let them *knit* cake" (As long as it's not chocolate because I can't have any and maybe gluten free if you can swing it)


At the shop where the A/C is brand new and doing me all sorts of kindness...I am actually knitting Heavy Socks for next winter... Craziness... Briggs and Little Rosewood Tuffy 2ply Col:97 and some lush Noro Kureyon 221A for the stripe, heel and toe.



GR, see!...I got it today!! impeccable timing after all, merci... xxxx