Monday, September 8, 2008

The cake says it all...

It's my DB's (darling boyfriend's) 28th birthday today! In honour of the occasion I baked him a Boston Cream Pie. Yummy!
There has been some progress on the knitting front:

These are the Hibiscus for Hope socks in progress. Well on the way to completion.
They are on my newest furniture acquisition:

A mahogany side table. This table will eventually house a new lamp, and this will become my new knitting spot.
Well, I've got to go clean the apartment and get ready for dinner.


Monday, September 1, 2008

Another Lazy Holiday!

It's Labour Day!...and that means it is the last day of the Summer of Socks for this year. I wasn't as productive as I hoped (I kept getting distracted with putting together new furniture), but I did manage to finish 3 pairs of socks:
Summer Socks by Wendy Johnson.
Tweedy Stripes (pattern: Two-at-once, toe-up, magic loop from

and finally:
Vintage Rose socks. The pattern and yarn are from the January Sock club kit from Robyn's Nest. I altered the pattern though. I did the socks toe up and didn't like how the leg pattern turned out when done upside down. I love how these socks turned out.

Speaking of the Robyn's Nest Sock Club, I received my August Kit:
This yarn is from Tanis Fibre Arts and the colourway is called E=MC2. The accompanying pattern was designed by Robyn herself!

My next sock project is going to be Hibiscus for Hope. For those of you who remember my Campanula socks. Hibiscus is also from Ramona and you can get your copy if you go here and follow the links to sponsor Ramona in the Weekend to End Breast Cancer. A great pattern for a worthy cause! The wool I will use is another Robyn's Nest sock club yarn (June I think):
I find the colours remind me of a Blue Hibiscus. I can't wait to get started!
Well, I'm having company for dinner so I better get started!