Thursday, July 30, 2015

Trailer Knitting

Being away just over three weeks didn't allow for my normal summer knitting production levels :)  But I did manage to finish up one already-on-the-go project and knit a sweater.  Today's post shows the on-the-go project.

This little summer wrap was knit with Opium, a cotton/acrylic blend from King Cole.  It has a wonderful, thick 'n thin quality to it that requires no complicated knitting to make it look great.  The yarn does all the work.  My kind of lazy knitting. 

The pattern, First date, a Drops freebie,
 was a no thinker too.  Doubly perfect for summer knitting.

I used an 8 mm needle and knit as directed.  My version doesn't  have the buttons yet,  but I did do the buttonholes. 

See them?  Just barely.  With this thick 'n thin yarn, I wonder if they were absolutely necessary.  The stitches themselves would probably stretch to accommodate the buttons.  Or easier still, decorative buttons with no button holes.  The wrap would easily slip over my head

Mine isn't quite as long as the one shown on the pattern, as I am less tall than most models.  And mine seems to have tremendous stretch.  Without a constraining crochet row across the top - which I have yet to add - I am afraid that while  it might be a wrap in the morning, 
 by later in the day it will most likely be a skirt.  Some post-knitting fixes required here I think.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Home Already

Robert Burns said it first, (and in his Scots' manner)  I am simply paraphrasing in my Canadian way.   The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray.  Despite planning a full summer at the trailer, our 2015 time in Hearst has been shortened and we are home.

The bad news is, our trailer time has been cut short this year because Fred has a health issue requiring surgery.  While the 'under the knife' appointment isn't until the third week of August, he does have several pre-op appointments.  The first being this morning and so we are home.

The good news is that normally never home in July, I do not get to see the full extent of the fruits of my gardening labours.  Look at what greeted me yesterday when we got home.

And there was trailer knitting. I'll tell you all about it in my next post.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Fed And Reay To Travel

Well, summer has begun. The wool, the patterns  and the needles are all packed.

Miss Abi has had her Thornbury fun, has been fed all her favourite foods

 and is ready to head  home to Hearst. 

The three of us leave soon for the great white north to spend the summer at the trailer.  Blogging will be sporadic.  With no internet service at the trailer park, I must head to town and  a source of WiFi   to catch up on my computer life.

In the meantime, have a great summer everyone.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Happy Canada Day

Happy Canaa day everyone.
This is how we start July 1,at our house, every year.