February 27, 2015

Sammy's Slippers

Sammy can wear these slippers when he snuggles up on the sofa with his sisters on a Saturday morning - maybe reading books, maybe watching DVD's.
Designer: Bekah Knits
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash Sport
Color: Westpoint Blue Heather
Yarn: Cascade Heritage Solids
Color: Snow
Needles: Circular - 2.50 mm

February 09, 2015

Little Boy Blue

Little Boy Blue
Come blow your horn!
The sheep's in the meadow
The cow's in the corn

But where is the little boy
Who looks after the sheep?
Why, snuggled with Teddy Bear
Fast asleep!
Designer: Carole Barenys
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash Sport
Colour: 116
Needles: Circular - 3.25 mm and 3.50 mm

February 07, 2015

Happy Birthday, Sweet Baboo

Baboo in his grandfather's garden
Oh, sure, our baby boy is all grown up but we still think of him fondly as that sunny, almost always smiling, easy going little guy who loved cars, Lego, books, math, soccer, and basketball.
Baboo, reflecting on a radio news broadcast while he was eating breakfast:
"Mommy, why do so many people not want Baby Fay to get a baboon's heart? She'll get the heart AND all the love the baboon had in it..."
In May, there is going to be another baby boy Baboo. If he has half the happy, sweet disposition his Daddy had growing up, the family is really going to enjoy this next adventure.

February 02, 2015


Pattern: Strokkur
Designer: Ysolda Teague
Yarn: Létt-Lopi
Color: Black Heather - 8513
Needles: Circular - 4.5 mm

January 25, 2015

January Knitting


Pattern: Basic Cabled Mittens
Designer: Amy O'Dell; Knit from detailed notes supplied by leanney
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash
Color: Black
Needles: Circular - 4.0 mm

I liked Melissa's dusty rose mittens so much that I knit a pair for myself in black.

Pattern: Strokkur
Designer: Ysolda Teague
Yarn: Létt-Lopi
Color: Black Heather - 8513
Needles: Circular - 4.5 mm
This is my second Strokkur pullover. I find black garments very difficult to photo. The black yarn is actually darker than shown in the photo. No end of editing would give me the exact shade. The mittens are also a much darker black.
Designer: Ali Crockett
Yarn: Bernat Handcrafter Cotton Stripes
Colour: 1410
Needles: Circular - 5.0 mm
I really like hand knit cotton dishcloths. They are pretty, can be laundered in hot water, and are very durable.

January 15, 2015

January Knitting

Mittens and Hat For Melissa:
Hat Pattern: Hurricane Hat
Designer: Andrea Guldin
Mittens Pattern: Basic Cabled Mittens
Designer: Amy O'Dell - I used leanney's rewritten version of the pattern.
Yarn: Cascade 220
Colour: Dusty Rose - 8114
Hat Needles: Circular, 5.0 mm
Mittens Needles: Circular, 4.0 mm

The hat and mittens will be on their way to Toronto tomorrow. I hope they make our Canadian winter just a little bit warmer!

January 06, 2015

Lastly, A Few Of The Souvenirs From A French Christmas

A gorgeous blue Murano glass bracelet that Isa and Adam purchased in Italy


Thierry's mother's most delicious pate

A beautiful handmade, embroidered needle case from Sophie and Jean Paul

A bird from Sophie for our Christmas tree collection

A piece of vintage linen from Sophie's sister

Beautifully sewn bags from Sophie's sister, Armide, with drawstrings in the same color as the inner lining.

Favourite chocolates from Normandy

A great foldup, lined knitting needle case, expertly sewn by Sophie

Handmade flowers from a special September wedding (Cecile and Thierry) in Normandy

And very special bookmarks made by Lucy and Apolline for their Canadian grandmother