Monday, May 31, 2010

 The weekend started with this.......
My lilacs finally opened up to the little bit of sunshine we got on Friday.  It quickly turned to this Saturday early morning.......
 Sleet, mixed with a bit of hail.  All the planted pots were put in the garage, and what plants I have planted outside basically fended for themselves.  
 Construction is still ongoing down in the basement, but on Sunday I finally (Finally!!) got to put the jumbo sliding hook flyer on my Ashford Traveller double drive.
 I have some very sturdy Icelandic Top that no way can go against my shoulders or neck.  So I started spinning thick singles which I'll double ply and knit up for slippers which I'll felt for hopefully even more strength.
 Love the jumbo bobbins for spinning thicker singles.
Everything goes that much better when a venti decaf vanilla iced caffe latte is sitting at the ready.  Who else is addicted to this stuff???

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

 Can I bend your ear?.........
This was supper last night with some honey garlic wings.  Quick and easy.  

That's how suppers have been around here as we're still working on basement renovations, and working in the garden.  Unfortunately any progress with knitting has been done in the evenings before Dale and I crash for the night.  There are some days/weekends where we've been so busy that I can't fall asleep.  The kind of exhaustion that as a knitter I can't even concentrate on knitting.  Which is very unusual.  Slowly as we finally start seeing progress in construction/demolition of renovating, I'll be posting more pictures of fibre goodness.  ;)

So in the meantime when I should be writing new posts on this blog, I've gone and found more knitters/bloggers (Carole Knits, Seed Stitch, The Woolen Rabbit, Under The Tulip Tree) who love to knit/garden.  It's been inspiring reading all of them, and makes me envious how far ahead their growing season is than mine up here in the Canadian north.  

So for now all I've got are pic's of what's growing in my garden......
The Primula or Primrose are up in full glory.
This is a highchair that is as old as I am, probably older.  I painted it a Chelsea Blue and it's now a plant stand in the garden. 
I'm hoping to plant my climbing nasturtiums at the base of the highchair so they can grow up the legs, but the weather is still dicey and my seedlings haven't hardened up enough yet.
Some sweetpeas.  Hopefully they'll be easy to transplant.  It's still an experiment as I haven't grown sweetpeas for ages.
The pond is up and running for this year, and we're waiting for the weather to warm up a bit before transferring the goldfish and koi.  It's always exciting watching them being put in the pond for the first time of the season.  If darting around like maniacs constitutes fish being excited, well, they're pretty darn excited then.  Hopefully I'll remember to take a video this time.

Friday, May 07, 2010

TGIF and the snow is slowly melting.......

 We managed to get the pond cleaned out before the snow came at the beginning of the week.  My delphiniums are taking a hit, but I'm hoping the cold temperatures won't stunt their growth.
In the meantime I've still got the sewing bug. This material was discounted to something like buy 1 metre get 2 free. So I bought 3 metre's and hoped that would be enough for something. I didn't know what I was going to use it for at that time, but upon looking at the daisy lace pattern on it I loved how it looked as a tablecloth and seat covers.
So I traced the seats of my kitchen chairs and cut out the pattern. Hopefully after I get finished posting this I'll start sewing them up today.
After some fussing and fitting I got the jean jacket finished. Pattern by Burda #7812.

Closeup of the pocket flap lining, and buttons.

 
Noodles investigating what's on the floor? Can I eat it mama?
I've got a really cute video of Noodles eating some leftover rice pudding in a little cup (She LOVES rice pudding), but the video is taking it's sweet ass time loading. I will post it asap when it finishes processing.
video
Here's the video....She didn't eat the whole thing just what I leave her which is about a teaspoon.  Rice pudding is very sticky.  Have to go clean Noodles whiskers now :)

Have a great weekend everyone,
and Happy Mother's Day to all!!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

The rain brought more than we bargained for.......Spring will be here hopefully, again, by the end of this weekend. Anna and Noodles were crying to get outside to chow down on some grass, but they walked away in disgust when I opened the screen door to show them the wonderful whiteness. Now they're trying to sleep away the weather.Well one good thing that comes from this is that our overseeding of the lawn will get a boost from this moisture. Hopefully the farmers are welcoming this. I don't know how this snowfall falls into the management of their fields.

No knitting pic's for today. Still trying to finish ufo's. Hopefully will have something to post soon!