28 August 2011

Hello Dolly

OK, it's no secret that I like dolls but I may have gone too far this time.  Even the normally tolerant Daughter asked,
"Why did you buy those?", when she spotted them on the credenza.
Well I just couldn't help it!  They crack me up. I was at the CNE and there was a whole booth wall of these key chain sized girls on display, all with various dress and hair styles. This was my favourite version so I got one in each colour she came in.  They make me laugh every time I look at them and, at $2.00 each, I'd say that's a pretty good deal.

There is also some knitting related doll news.  I  used up a scrap of Tanis Blue Label the other evening to knit this tube dress from the Sticka Till Barbie website.  It took the length of a DVD to make from start to finish.  Very cute.

22 August 2011

R.I.P. Jack Layton

"My friends, love is better than anger. 
Hope is better than fear.
 Optimism is better than despair." - Jack Layton

19 August 2011

Night Pool

More from my late night walk.

Sunset on Thursday

From Sunnyside Beach, looking West.

10 August 2011

An Equine Outing

This Sunday past we headed toward Guelph for another visit to The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada.  It was a perfect summer day for a farm outing.  The Daughter and I along with my sister, her son and her partner, enjoyed meeting and petting Katy, Peter, Summer, Poppy, Luna and all the other rescued animals that make their happy home at the sanctuary.
Snuggling Sam

It's a feeding frenzy!

A quiet moment between Donkey & Girl

The Daughter expresses her frustration that her adopted donkey Earl Grey, won't take his nose out of the feed and say hello.  He ate for over an hour without a break.  As a formerly abused and neglected animal, I'd say it's his right to eat as much as he likes.  You go Earl!

What a beautiful place.

05 August 2011

This Rose Finally Blooms

The seemingly simple sweater that took two years,  Pullovers are tough, aren't they?  Stocking stitch around and around.  Gets rather dull.  Combine that with a mathematically challenged pattern and awkward construction techniques and the result is this lovely Americo cotton project spending months in a bag under the bedroom chair. It was this close to being complete about 6 months ago when there was a seaming mishap that could only be fixed by ripping and a bit of cutting.  Frustration ensued.  Back in the bag.  
Well, this morning I finally pulled it out, seamed as best I could and wove in all the ends.  It doesn't suck.  There's still some funky stuff going on under the arm but it will do.  Deets on Ravelry.
I do like this weirdly blurry photo.  I'm not sure why it turned out like this.  A happy accident.

01 August 2011

Bogged Down

Knitting another Harry Potter Gryffindor scarf. This one for The Daughter's BFF.
So. Very. Boring.