Tuesday, April 08, 2008

april eight

I feel like I ran around today like a chicken with my head cut off.... if you get what I mean?

This morning started off with some painting in Sean's Tuesday class at the Y. He made a beautiful painting. Look at those hands though, 150% covered in paint.

And then Sean sponge painted some "Matzah" for Passover. That was another mess in itself. Thank goodness I took off his shirt and he painted in his onesie. (The onesie on the other hand, may not be white anymore, we'll see after stain remover & like four washings).

And this was the final results. One messy kid. With paint on his face. He didn't seem to care though.

After class we met up with Angela, and then ran a bunch of errands. I decided mid errands to go to Ariadne, one of our LYS' here. (Probably the only LYS I'll ever shop at again in Montreal! They just rock!) Ariadne right now is having a buy one get one half off sale on some sock yarn, and I'd been eyeing the Reynolds Soft Seawool for a while now. I've used it before, to test knit for Veronik Avery & Mona Schmidt (who is pregnant by the way! Go over and give her your congrats!)

I plan on using the Green for Mrs. Hunter's Socks, which I test knit for Veronik & Mona and didn't get to keep. I just love the color, and want to knit them again! The rest is for Veronik's Wallpaper Mittens pattern. I won't need much of the pink, it's for the cuff on the inside. I plan to have them done before next winter! Crossing fingers.
While there Mary announced that anything on the table in the buckets was free. Susan Andrew stopped by the store and dropped off some de-stash. So I picked up some sock weight yarn for Sean's blankie - which I better get crack-a-lackin' on - if I want it to be done before Mack is born. (So I can start on Mack's blankie!) Yey for de-stashing yarn!

I also picked up while there (for free too!) a set of 20.00mm DPNS! How funky are these? I doubt I'll ever knit with them, but I want to put them in my needle vase on my desk. Just for show! Why not! They are HUGE though!

This evening Angela and I headed out to the Montreal Knitting Guild Meeting, where Maaike gave a lecture on Knitting and the Internet. A job well done Maaike!

Since I realized I didn't have any knitting pictures in a while (though, I've been talking about knitting related items on my blog) I thought it was time for an update!

My progress so far on Mackenzie's Judy's Grandma's Baby Sweater. I'm just loving it!

Here is a close-up of the sweater. It's knit from side-to-side, instead of top down or bottom up. I can't wait to see how it all comes together in the end. The DPN in the middle is for the sleeve.

Mary at Ariadne was nice to give me some leftover (enough for this small swatch) Brown Sheep Burly Spun to see the gauge for Juliet. However, I think I'm going to be using Lamb's Pride Bulky for it instead of the Burly Spun (half the price also!) I just need to figure out what color I want to pick out - which I'll do next Sunday when I go to Ariadne for Kate Gilbert's Toe-Up and 2 Socks on 1 Circ class. I am sure I will be able to get gauge with the Bulky. I may just have to adjust a needle size.

Upon picking up Sean from my parents house, who were babysitting tonight as Jamie had inventory after work hours at the store we own, my mom showed me this sweater, which she gave to Sean. It's made in really bulky acrylic yarn, but it's fabulous nonetheless. The knitter is unknown at this point (I'm going to try to investigate the details), but not sure if we'll get very far. It's a little big on Sean, but he'll grow into it. Apparently I used to wear this sweater.


Bertha said...

Oh man, that sweater your mom gave Sean is TOO CUTE!

Bea said...

Cute sweater, great stash enhancement. And that shot of Sean covered in paint is fabulous!

twinsetellen said...

I love seeing baby clothes being passed from generation to generation. Very sweet.

Jennifer said...

the teddy sweater is adorable and i love the pics of sean painting - such an arteest! :)

Kimber said...

Mack's sweater is coming along nicely! That sweater is on my list once I get my baby booties (for my swap) done and the fish blanket done....

I love that sweater you used to wear and now Sean has.... I am a freak for vintage patterns and have a nice stash of vintage, knit o graph style sweaters like that. I want to make my girls each one like that!

g-girl said...

well, if the paint doesn't come off, it's no big deal--that can just become one of his 'paint shirts.' i usually add some soap when I'm mixing paint so that it washes off. love, love, love the color of mack's sweater!! and the sea wool is pretty too. what a cute sweater your mom has and it looks like she took really good care of it!

Tara said...

Wow! An authentic heirloom! How was the workshop, btw?