Archive for August, 2013

Not Quite FOs

Why is it so hard to weave in the ends/sew on buttons/block my knitting?

I have a collection growing…

I still have the Snowflake from my July, and and the Sorello from June to officially finish! I also have 1.5 baby socks to weave in the ends.

In August I have started and mostly finished a few things.

Midnight Sunnyside

This is the cabled version of Sunnyside using Tanis Fiber Arts in the Blue Label colourway of Midnight. I think it is the 12-18  months size but of course I didn’t specify on Ravelry so I cannot guarantee it! I personally feel this colour is a bit darker than I was able to capture. All I have left to do is buy buttons, sew buttons, and weave in the ends. Unless someone can convince me otherwise, I will probably not block this.

I knit a 1-2 year version of Campfire by Tin Can Knits. After MANY attempts of the fair isle, I found a wonderful blog post that helped me figure out how to make it look nice.

Baby Campfire

Look familiar? If you’ve looked in my Ravelry projects, you may have noticed I did an ugly adult version for my husband (yep….matching father/son sweater!). Now that I’ve found a blog post that helped me so much with fair isle, I am going to actually rip back my husband’s sweater so I can redo the fair isle part. And maybe make it a touch longer since I’m doing that anyways! This sweater needs the ends woven in, the armpits attached, and the shawl collar attached.

And now, I’m using the yarn my daughter picked out from Have a Yarn in Mahone Bay. She picked out a variegated pink yarn for the main colour in her skirt.

Coral Skirt


I personally feel this looks like pink camo. I am NOT a fan of camo, especially pink camo but my daughter LOVES it. I am just finishing off the end of the first valence and then I will cast on in a beautiful purple for the bottom valence. I need to get an elastic to finish this one off.

Will I actually buy all the buttons and elastic I need this week???? I guess you’ll have to watch my ravelry project page to find out!

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Mahone Bay

On Saturday we came back from a lovely vacation!


One day, our family went to a little tourist town called Mahone Bay.


English: Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia

English: Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


It has been my favourite place to visit since the first time my Dad and I went there one October and they were having a scarecrow festival. Everyone in the little town gets together and decorates the whole place with scarecrows. These aren’t your regular scarecrows like in the Wizard of Oz. It was nearly 10 years ago that we were there and I remember they had a band of scarecrows set up in the gazebo, the Peanuts characters in one yard, and pretty much scarecrows in every yard and business! My camera broke before I got to Nova Scotia so my Dad and I bought a disposable camera to take as many pictures of us with the scarecrows as we could! I will have to try to find these pictures!!


This time while  we were there, I made sure to visit Have a Yarn which was a delightful yarn store full of beautiful yarn. I don’t have pictures of what I bought yet so that will be in a future post. The lady that was working at the store was very nice and helpful when I told her what I wanted to get! She was also very nice about it when, in the middle of browsing my 3-year-old yelled “I have to poop!”, in the way that only 3 year olds can!


We browsed around a few other stores and bought bubble bath from Sugar Bubbles, tea from the Tea Brewery, margarita flavoured ice cream, and discovered the store called Teazer does not sell tea at all. We had lunch at the Mug and Anchor Pub which I consider a must if you’re visiting Nova Scotia!


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