May 20, 2015

Limepop

Mama said, "I don't want everything he wears to be blue."
So...

Pattern: Limepop Sweater
Designer: Terri Kruse
Yarn: Mineville Wool Project Merino Single Ply DK
Colour: Moss
Needles: Circular - 4.0 mm

I loved knitting this little pullover for Alec. The pattern was a pleasure to work - so well written that the sweater came together perfectly. And the Mineville Wool Project yarn is soft, has great stitch definition, and, as an added bonus, is machine washable!

Because the pattern calls for worsted weight yarn, I knit the size 2T/3T to get 18/24 month, using the body and sleeve length for the smaller size. As this was a top down knit, the only other adjustment I made was to use a tubular cast on to produce a much more stretchy neckline. I found this knitbot video to be most helpful in learning how to do the tubular cast on.





May 02, 2015

It's Movita's Birthday Today

Who would have thought that

 
A Baker
 
 
Dance Teacher

 
Famous Blogger
 
 
And Cat Lover
 
would evolve from
 
 
one tiny Tinfoil Angel
 
Happy Birthday, Movita Beaucoup!
 
 



 

April 24, 2015

I Hate To Contradict You, Mr. Eliot

But April is NOT the cruelest month...
In fact, it can be downright joyful.
 
 
Introducing  Our Alec
 
Date of Birth: April 15, 2015
Designers: Adam and Isa
Weight: 7.89 pounds
Length: 19.8 inches
 
We have had Lucy's birthday this month. And Sophie's. And mine.
 

Movita Beaucoup baked me a beautiful cake with pearls on top.

 
Red velvet cake with cream cheese icing
 
 
We ate lobster first, of course!
 

 
Sophie and Jean Paul sent a truly beautiful card
 
 
And look what I got out of the treasure box! Daddy's handmade cardigan - 37 years old and still looking as good as new! I doubt that our current manufactured clothing would have as long a shelf life. The shoes, however, are a tad dated in terms of style!
 
 
We've had an anniversary this month - too many years to mention but worth a celebration!
We had a great meal at our favourite Halifax restaurant - Epicurious Morsels. It is a lovely neighbourhood restaurant - cosy and comfortable with a great chef (Jim) and excellent service.
 
 April Knitting:
 
Weekend Pullover for Alec
 
Pattern: Weekend Pullover
Designer: Andrea Sanchez
Yarn: Mineville Wool Project Merino DK
Needles: Circular 5.0 mm
 
I really enjoyed working with this Nova Scotia yarn from the province's very own Fleece Artist company. The wool is soft to the touch, machine washable, and has great stitch definition.
 
 





 
 
 
 
 

April 12, 2015

Yarn From A Barn In Gaspereau

Yesterday, we drove to the Annapolis Valley and dropped in at Gaspereau Valley Fibres - a rustic yarn shop set up in a large barn, flooded with light, warmed with a wood stove, and full of luscious yarns, roving, buttons, patterns, and sample garments. They provide supplies from the initial carding and spinning of yarn to the last stages of finishing a knitted garment. An added bonus is a the chance to visit the chickens, sheep, and llamas in the barnyard.

 
Modern Cotton by Berroco
Colour: 1558 Bristol
 
 
Mineville Wool Project - DK weight
I think this will make a gorgeous little garter stitch sweater for Sammy - aka Joey, aka Patrick, aka Jimmy...
 


April 10, 2015

Today Is Sophie's Birthday

 
 
Wishing the happiest of birthdays to a great lady and a dear friend
 

April 06, 2015

Happy Birthday, Lucy!


Our Dancing Queen is eight years old today. She is pretty and sweet and kind hearted. She is a good sister and a very, very smart girl.



And this she shares with Movita Beaucoup:
Although we love all our children and grandchildren very dearly, these are two that we will have always loved the longest.
 
Happy Birthday, Lucy Darling.


March 30, 2015

Happy Birthday, Apolline!

 

Ten Little Fingers
 
 
Ten Little Toes
 
Who will always love you?
Bill and Rose
 
 
Rings On Fingers

 
Socks On Toes
 
Who's got your back, Kid?
Bill and Rose
 
Bill Bill Bill Bill Bill
Bill And Ro
 
 
Happy Birthday, Five Year Old!