Archive for July, 2010

The Craft Goes On

One Christmas gift is complete! I finished the scarf, using Misti Alpaca Lace Weight yarn, a short while ago. It took some thinking, but I’ve come up with Gift #2. I’m working on a Vest pattern from Diamond Luxury Collection leaflet 1188. It’s an easy pattern, worked in two types of rib and then sewn together on 8mm needles. Instead of the yarn called for, I am using Patons Shetland Chunky in Oxford Grey.

Diamond Luxury Collection - Vest

I’ve decided that I will take it easy on my crafting fingers this year and spread my wings in other directions, as far as Christmas gifts are concerned. So, I’m enrolling in a few different art workshops at my local art store, Meta4. I’m looking forward to the Glass Fusion class and possibly a jewelry making class, as well. I’m still planning on giving everyone at least one homemade gift, but it won’t necessarily be using yarn πŸ™‚

Since I am only a couple of inches along on the Vest I am knitting, I will refrain from posting a pic. But one will follow shortly! Especially if Barb at Never Enough WoolΒ is right when she said it would take me only 8 hours to complete!

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July 25, 2010 at 3:36 am Leave a comment

Mmmm Mmmm Salad

I had the yummiest salad for supper tonight!Β  And yes, I took a picture of it!

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Isn’t it just scrumptious looking?Β  Well, it was just as scrumptious to eat πŸ™‚

For those who might want to try this themselves, I used: a couple of handfuls of mixed greens, a handful of blackberries, two slices of cucumber cut into halves, a handful of julienne carrots and a good sprinkling of Raspberry Vinagrette. Simply sweet and utterly delectable.

July 14, 2010 at 12:07 am Leave a comment

5 Good Things

1. White Carnations nestled in my favourite planter.

Today was a hot, hot day and these flowers made me think of cool breezes with their snowy white blooms. How could I not take home a bunch? Especially since they were sold at a discounted price πŸ™‚

2. Misti Alapaca lace weight yarnΒ in a sumptuous golden hue.

This particular pattern is my adaptation of the Beachcomber Shawl pattern from the July/August 2010 issue of Crochet Today! My foundation chain is 4x longer than what the original pattern calls for.

3. My boyfriend who thoughtfully gave me this edition of Crochet Today! as part of my birthday gift this year.

This edition is chalk full of gorgeous patterns for women, children and your household. So many patterns to choose from and only two hands!

I absolutely love the Lace On The Bias summer tank top. It is simply elegant, with spaghetti straps and easy fringe. Definitely on my list!

I am also loving the Beautiful Basket worked in tapestry crochet. A bright, colourful accent for your home and a great way to showcase your crochet talents.

Thank you to my boyfriend for giving to me this collection of patterns that will have me stitching for quite some time πŸ™‚

4. Blueberries…which are not only yummy but are packed with antioxidants. I love just eating them uncooked as a snack. Mother Nature gets a 10 for this creation πŸ™‚

5. My new job at The Pantry Shelf. Wonderful decor, friendly staff and great food. What more could I ask for!?

July 6, 2010 at 9:33 pm Leave a comment


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