Sunday, 20 November 2016

Sunday Funnies-- NaKniSweMo!

Happy Sunday!

I've been bad at blogging this month.  At the end of October, I came across the mention of NaKniSweMo.  The idea is based on NaNoWriMo where amateur writers around the world attempt to write a novel during the month of November.

Several years back, Knitgrrl decided she had enough novels, and needed a sweater.  So she created NaKniSweMo!  Her rules were simple (from her blog):

-You can pick your yarn and your pattern--you can wind your yarn into cakes, you can even swatch--but you can't cast on until November first.
-NaNoWriMo attempts to do a 50,000 word novel in a month.  We do 50,000+ stitches.  Most sweaters easily qualify.
-Sweater has to be finished by the end of the month.

I decided that this sounded like a fun challenge..so I've been working all month on my sweater (wow, that was a long explanation of why I haven't been blogging this month!)

Anyway...sweater related cartoons seemed appropriate today.  So off to Google Images I went, and found these...



and I've been very good, and haven't brought my project to work so this hasn't happened (although it is very tempting!)


Only ten days to go, and I've just started my first sleeve.  Argh!

Maureen

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Sunday Funnies--The Tenth Doctor

This is going to be short tonight...Sunday is almost over!  But I went to Google Images, and found a couple of memes with the Tenth Doctor!


And think of the storage space in the Tardis!



And you realize it wasn't you being unable to follow a pattern...

Okay, this isn't the Doctor, but I do love this cartoon!

Have a Happy Halloween!

Maureen

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Sunday Funnies--Cats and Yarn!

Hello!  As you can tell, from my profile picture, I am owned by a cat.  Here's Katie, doing her best to be a scary Halloween cat.


So when I was going through Google Images looking for a theme for today, I found that there are a lot of memes showing cats with yarn.  So...


Sneaky kitty!


Katie doesn't disguise herself as wool to get me to notice her.  She just comes up and plops herself on top of my hands so I can't knit.


I posted on Facebook on Friday that it took me an hour to unravel the yarn barf that came out of the ball of yarn I wanted to knit with.  I would not be happy if I had to unravel due to one of the animals making a mess of it!


I love the cross eyed look as the cat is trying to focus on the needle!



Hmmm.  Maybe one of these days I need to knit a little hat for either Katie or Penn....

Have a good week!

PS. Why, in this day and age, does spellcheck not recognize Google or Facebook?

Maureen

Friday, 21 October 2016

The Guild Sale has started!!

The Regina Weavers and Spinners Guild annual sale has started!  And there are amazing items for sale!

The handwoven tea towels are always a crowd pleaser, and tend to go fast!  And there are some lovely Christmas items for sale as well!


And shawls and scarves!  These are so gorgeous...someone will be lucky to get these!


Another beautiful handwoven scarf.  And the picture beside is little felted plant holders, and some even have succulents in them.  I have been told that it's pretty near impossible to kill these, but these should go to a home that will take care of them.


And there is handspun to be had!  There are some amazing skeins of handspun yarn, and beautiful items made from handspun.  (The spinning wheel is not for sale!)
And beneath that, we have lots of handmade socks, mittens, and handwarmers.  (okay, I took the picture with mine in the middle).


Have I said amazing enough times?  Really, if you're in the Regina area, stop by the Seniors Citizens Centre at 15th and Elphinstone.  There is no admission fee for this sale--it's free to get in! Get your Christmas shopping started!  The sale is today from 5:30 to 8:00, and tomorrow from 10:00 to 4:00.

And....I saw some lovely goodies just waiting to be munched on...

Maureen

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

WIP Wednesday--Getting ready for the sale!

I'm almost ready for the Regina Weavers and Spinners Guild sale this weekend!

This is the last pair of socks that I'm putting in the sale.  This picture was taken at 5:00 this afternoon.  I went for a knit night with a friend this evening (hi Janie!) and all that is left is to kitchener the toe, and weave in the ends on the cuffs.



I also managed to get some more done on the Simple Yet Effective shawl this week.


I'm on the last colour, a beautiful light cobalt blue.  The picture is showing the colours well!  I want to wear this Saturday when I'm working at the sale.  And of course I'll be wearing some of my hand knit socks (with my Birkenstocks to show them off!)

Maureen

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Sunday Funnies (Downton Abbey Edition)

The day is grey and cool outside, and I feel like Knitflixing today.  I think I'm in a Downton Abbey mood today.  The Dowager Countess has definite opinions about knitting...


You especially don't discuss it with non-fibre people!  They just don't understand why you need that skein of sock yarn when you already have a couple of bins full of sock yarn.  But you don't have that one!
 

I'm afraid I do use stitch markers.  Otherwise I forget where that darn pattern starts on my row and suddenly the cable is decidedly wonky.


I've reached the age where if I get interrupted, I have no idea where I'm at.  If I'm counting large numbers, I'm likely to get nasty if I've lost track.

And one from Lady Mary


I've never experienced this...

Have a wonderful day!

Maureen

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Three Weeks Later

This seems to be turning out into a weekly look out my patio door!




As you can see, the snow is mostly gone.  I don't get a lot of direct sunlight on my deck this time of year, so there is still some snow hanging in there.  I need to get out there and get things ready for winter.  The solar lights need to come in, the furniture needs to be folded up and covered, and the basin of the bird bath needs to be taken off and brought in.

But today seems to be starting out bright even if it's a little cool.  Thank goodness for sunshine!

Maureen