Friday, December 29, 2006

Christmas CQ'teers

We should probably rename ourselves the "Chocolateers" since I think there's more chocolate ate than CQ's made, lol.

Pictured above is Irene's pair of $100- socks. Now I must explain, they didn't start out as $100-. The problem arose when Irene bought a nice ball of "real" sock wool & a great bunch of wood dpn's for her project. Tools in hand, Irene took a sock knitting course from the local yarn shop.

Upon getting home Mini, followed by Micro (Irene's 2 Shitzu's) were put into high fibre alert. Mini by nature (hey she's a gal) realized the quality of said fibres & needles, & took it upon herself to seize an unattended moment. She & Micro undid said started sock & chewed said lovely needles. Back to the yarn shop Irene went to replace her tools.

We've lost track of all the times Irene had to redo her socks & replace her supplies. I honestly can't believe that Mini & Micro survived it either, lol. The fact is that they're finally done & we have proof.
This is a pic. of our Christmas ATC swap. The gals did lovely work as usual.

Peace out, Boop

Monday, December 25, 2006

Santa Claus came to town

Santa came, we eat, cleaned up & will now crash. It's just after 4:00pm in the afternoon & I'm already back in my PJ's, lol. We had only 8 this year, but had a grand time. Food was delicious, presents were lovely & people were merry.

Hope everyone is enjoying their Christmas as much as we are. We now all sit around relaxing, playing with our gifts, snacking on left-overs & cuddling by the fire with the kids.

Merry Christmas & peace out, Boop

Saturday, December 23, 2006

What type of Christmas do you have?

This just seemed fun & appropriate. I got this one; I'm sure there's no surprises here, lol.
Your Christmas is Most Like: A Charlie Brown Christmas

Each year, you really get into the spirit of Christmas.
Which is much more important to you than nifty presents.

Peace out, Boop

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Oh Mighty Dish Rag

I know, I know, but I can't stop raving about this little dishcloth pattern. It's got everything you'd want: interest, texture, scrubabilty, durability, etc. It's from the "Mason*Dixon Knitting" book which in itself is a fun & nice read with lots of good old useful utilitarian knits. You just can't go wrong. They're also quick to do up whilst engaging in the nightly "obligatory T.V. watching with hubby" & make a great little hostess gift along with some homemade bake goodies. Enjoy!

Peace out, Boop

Friday, December 15, 2006

Bagged again

This is just s quick pic. of the Birthday prezzie that I made my mom this past week. She has always wanted one of my bead-knitted purse necklaces & it was her turn. The turquoise colour in the beads showed up quite accurately in the photo. And I think, by her reaction, that she was quite pleased with her gifty.

Now, onto more Christmas knitting as time is running out, lol. Peace out, Boop

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

The Purple People Eater

It all happened innocently enough.............

A couple of weeks ago, I went to the grocery store like normal to pick up a few items on my list, one of those being Kleenex. Who knew that it would all begin there; a non-suspecting victim I tell you.

They were all out of the normal pink floral box that I get for my upstairs washroom. I opted for the purple one as it was the closest they had to what I'm used to.

I get the box home & all seemed normal enough until the Vet called to say that I had won a pkg. from a draw that I had been entered in. (It was for the "Farley Foundation" & I had bought some of their bracelets for family members earlier in the month). Anyway, when I went to pick up my prize there were various things in the bag, but what caught my eye was a deep purple water bottle for traveling. At this point I am still unaware of what is going on.

Then, as I mentioned before, I had a B-Day where I got an iPod. I had also received a HBC gift certificate from my parents so I thought I'd drop by Zellers to get a few accessories for it with my gift card. They didn't have very many cases to choose from. Although, I really wanted to knit a cozy, I knew I should pick up something cheap so it would be protected until I had the time. So keeping out a frugal eye, I finally settled on (okay, I had no choice because it was the only one left) a purple one that was on clearance for $3-. About now I'm starting to think that something very purple is going on.

Well, days went by until whilst coming out of the shower I suddenly had the urge to buy purple towels to match that Kleenex box. It was almost like an out-of-body experience. I stopped suddenly in my thoughts to look in the mirror & check if I had been switched into a different body. Nope, still me. So how could this happen? (I knew we were in desperate need of some bath towels; only had some new ones once in 15 yrs. of marriage, but this couldn't be reason enough, could it?) I certainly had not been tricked into contemplating purple in my life after all these years, could I? I don't think I'm in denial (Would one know if they were?)

Needless to say, I returned home from the Bargain Shop yesterday with a bunch of towels. The only suspects I have in this mystery are a Kleenex box and The Purple People Eater.

Peace out, Boop

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Fav. hat

I just love this hat. I think Ialean made it from the Lindsay Knitting group that I belong to (I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, lol). It's so cute & apparently quite erect as well; didn't realize it was sticking straight up until they all started laughing at me.

Been working on knitting for days. Christmas prezzies mostly with the odd B-Day one thrown in just for good measure (or to test my sanity). Will post some pics of those next.

Peace out, Boop

Saturday, December 02, 2006

CQ'teer stuff: 1930's ATC's & decoupage plate

Well, as I mentioned earlier, Wed. was our monthly CQ'teer meeting. Every month we exchange ATC's & this month's theme was the 1930's. I just love how we all interpret things so differently.

This plate is what we made at our meeting. MA had taken a course (on my B-Day in fact to which I only forgive her 'cause well, she's my Sis) a couple of weeks ago. She decided to teach us all what she had learned which was how to make this grand plate.

It's quite nice actually & is very easy to do. You just have to make absolute sure not to touch the plate in the process, lol; we used a cup to place our work on.

1st place some podge on the plate, then the material carefully down on the plate, let set for a few mins. & then carefully (moving from the centre out) use a foam brush to remove any bubbles as you're flattening down the material. Let dry for a bit then carefully trim the excess fabric around the plate's edge. Then add a second coat & let that dry over night.

The plate is great for festive goodies or to place a center piece on, but can't go in the dishwasher; simply wash the top with hot water & dry.Nice, quick little project if you need a hostess gift too.

Peace out, Boop