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.