27 janvier 2007

Cold you say? You can say it again!

The coldest day of the winter! BRRrrrrrrrrrrrrr... Time to stay home and knit.  Gladly, this temperature didn't prevent the mailman from coming to deliver some new yarn I ordered from Rochelle at Grand River Yarns. Never had such a FAST service and am very happy with what I got.  I mailed payment on January 17 and had my order this morning, less than 10 days including the week-end!  I got this wonderful Zephyr wool-silk in the Juniper color and it's already in use to become this Été Indien easy shawl.  No... [Lire la suite]
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23 janvier 2007

Now that's winter!

We finally had snow… too much snow and cold.  Winter is slowing  me down.  I just feel like cuddling under a quilt and even though my head is full of new ideas, mostly for bags,  laziness win most of the time. I made two fabric bags. The first one was just for the fun of it and the second one, to use with my knitting project so it needed to be long enough for my needles to fit in.    Well, my old metal needles fit but not the bamboo ones so I draw another pattern and will sew it... [Lire la suite]
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14 janvier 2007

Spring in January

Yep, no snow yet.  Temperatures are a bit colder but hey, who am I to complain.  I much prefer this to icy roads and snow. I put on my thinking cap this week and might have some changes for 2007.  Usually, I am not selling my work but for a few pieces at are comissionned.  I have a hard time to let go the work I love and well, I love most everything I do.  In 2007, I will add stuff for sale in my photo album here and might even create a web site especially for selling my creations: beads, purses,... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2007

Happy New Year? Until now, that's not it!

What a beginning!  Fighting a bad cold for already more than a week, we, as well as 1000 other families,  had the bad news yesterday morning that the shop where my hubby is working will close shortly.  Only 3 weeks ago they were hiring!  Only last week employees were working overtime! What's best than feeling insecure to begin 2007? I had little time to knit during the holidays as I taught my 8 years old niece to knit and well, to motivate her, I had to make something.  So Fetching fingerless gloves it... [Lire la suite]
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