Monday, August 20, 2007


I have been thinking on what my next major project is going to be. Seeing as my knitting has drastically slowed down lately - I need to get the materials for a major project - makes sense doesn't it. I have been thinking about a cardigan and am torn between three different ones.

Option #1 Jenna's Eris
A mostly stockinette cardigan with some cabling around the top and the bottom moves this from basic to elegant.

Option #2 Bonne Marie's Twist
Two panels of cabling going up the fronts with some side shaping. I am not sure about such a large collar though.

Option #3 Kate's Cinnabar Pullover
Okay not a cardigan but something is drawing me to this sweater. I like the linen stitch touches for the collar and the hems.

So what do you think? I have no yarn for any of these sweaters currently, purchases will have to be made. There are some sales on, and the Knitters Fair is coming up so lots of opportunities to purchase the require yarn.

I have also not been able to get on Raverly yet - still in the queue, which I don't think has moved at all in the past week.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Keeper's Scarf

I finished Keeper's scarf

This was a fun project, my first attempt at shadow knitting and enjoyed watching the pattern slowly emerge.
Project Specs:
Needles: 5mm Boye straights
Yarn: Diamond Tempo yarn (75% acrylic: 25% wool) 100g/200m in one ball
Little more than one ball each of black (col 217) and tan (col 1203)
Pattern : My own with help from Vivian Høxbro's book Shadow Knitting

Did you notice a brindle dog in the above photos. Keeper hasn't changed colours or markings but we are having a house guest for a couple of weeks. His name is Tomax and his owners went on vacation so we are looking after him.

This is what the two of them do most of the day. They are currently sleeping now (but inside on their beds).

Tuesday, August 07, 2007


Here in Ontario we celebrate Civic Holiday, a day to celebrate the summer (most of the other provinces celebrate it with different names). How did I spend this weekend:
Friends from Philly came up

We went to the cottage

Keeper went for his first swim. It was hot on Saturday, and he had spent a chunk of time in the car before we got to the beach (not locked in the car but we didn't go straight to the cottage). I decided to take him down to the water and see if he wanted to swim. My plan was to walk out until he stopped and wasn't comfortable.

We walked out

We hit the sand bar

After that it wss deep enough for him to swim

He just wanted to keep going.

Keeper loves the beach and the water. I let him swim around for a little while and then would take him back to the sandbar where he could stand. Then back out for a swim.

Monday morning, Ali had him and allowed me to get these shots. Keeper just wanted to jump all over the place in the water and run through the waves. I guess I have a beach bum/couch potato for a dog.


At the end of the day though, he wants to sleep.

(Apparently we only took pictures at the beach during the weekend.)