Friday, October 24, 2008

Lincoln County Fair 2009

One of the first projects Canadiangirl made to exhibit in the Lincoln County Fair 2009

Not bad for her first attempt at a major project. It took her a while to make it but I think it was worthwhile.

Hylian Crest Pillow (or what we do for our Kids!! - Part, I have no idea!!)

This is an ongoing saga.

It started out with the Bonakun Bag for BW. Canadiangirl then decided CL needed a Maple Leaf pillow for his 18th birthday, a Coke Bottle pillow for his 19th birthday. Now it is a Hylian pillow of the Zelda, Nintendo fame!! for his 20th birthday. Does this look like it will ever stop!!
The Hylian Crest chart

Here is my version:

Now to see if he likes it. I think I know what the verdict will be, judging by the Coke bottle pillow last year!!

Creativ Festival

Canadiangirl and myself went to the Creativ Festival in Toronto on Saturday, October 18. We piled into the car with 3 others. Had a wonderful time. Canadiangirl and myself had never been before so it was a new experience for us. I must admit that I was a bit disappointed as it was advertised as a "Knitting Explosion" There was not too many knitting vendors so what has it been like other years!!

Our Haul:

Canadiangirl found these Elizabeth Zimmermann books at the Gemini Fibre booth. She could not resist. What can I say, I can use them too!! (I had ordered "The Knitting Workshop" & "Knitting Without Tears" from Knitpicks)

Also got these magazines all for $15.50. They were damaged. I cannot see any damage & the price was $2.50 - $3.00 per magazine.

I have been crocheting a baby blanket & as I hold the crochet hook "like a pitchfork" (so I have been told by an instructor) I find that my hand gets cramps. Not anymore. This ergonomic crochet is wonderful & the egg warms in your hand. Love it!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Christmas Ornaments

Christmas ornaments that Canadiangirl painted.

Look What Was In The Mail Box!

I ordered these books from Knitpicks with their 40% off sale. They arrived on October 22. I am thrilled!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Ravelympics & Lincoln County Fair

I signed up for the Ravelympics and was in the WIP Wrestling for Team New Zealand. I finished both the Yuletide Gnome and the Round Baby Blanket & then exhibited them in the Lincoln County Fair. The Yuletide Gnome won a 1st ribbon & the blanket won a 2nd ribbon. I am thrilled!
Yuletide Gnome

Round Baby Blanket

Prizes from the Lincoln County Fair

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Finished Projects

The crocheted white Totoro is a gift for BW. Her birthday is in November. This took a while as I had not crocheted in quite a few years.

I thought this Chocolate bunny was great. It is a guilt-free stocking stuffer for DH for Christmas. I am not sure whether he will like it or not!! LOL!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

What Have I Been Doing?

Since I have not posted since June you will probably wonder what I have been doing. Well the summer was rather busy. I did get some knitting time in and there are a few projects that I started and finished.
Projects I cast on and finished:

The orange & purple dalek is a gift for ShinyBoots (DD#2). I made the grey& black dalek for Canadiangirl last Christmas but did not think that Shinyboots would want one too!!

The handwarmers were for Canadiangirl's friend AP. She absolutely loved them as lime green and hot pink are here favourite colours.