Monday, August 25, 2008

Sunny weekend = FO pictures!

After all the running around last week, I had Friday off, which made for a nice long weekend - and a sunny one at that.

Just what did I do with my beautiful long weekend? Well, I finished things, of course:

I've been calling this Shetland Skies:

Shetland Skies

It reminds me of the sky in a Van Gogh painting.

Isn't it pretty?

Shetland Skies

Pattern: Shetland Triangle
Yarn: Sea Silk
Needles: 3.5mm
State of Happiness: Elated

This is the blasted Victorian Shoulderette that I made intending to give it to my maternal (non-knitting) grandmother:

Blasted Victoria Shoulderette

I cursed my way through every stitch. I just don't find garter stitch lace to be intuitive at all. My hat is off to Sivia Harding for designing the wretched thing. I may have to say a prayer over it or something to ward off all the evil feelings I hold toward it.
Funny thing is that I love how it looks on. Who woulda thunk it?

Blasted Victoria Shoulderette

Pattern: Victorian Shoulderette
Yarn: Knit Picks Alpaca somethin' or other (cloud?)
Needles: Only the ones I used to gouge out my eyes.
State of Happiness: Relief. Like the kind you feel after meeting an ex-boyfriend or ex-friend in the mall and being forced to make small talk until you manage to come up with a reasonable excuse and get out of there!

What was Mr. Happy doing while I was running around the house, finishing projects, making him lunch and doing laundry?

He was painting the trim on the SS Yarn Barn:

Andrew painting the trim on the shed

...and he deserved every draw from that bottle of beer.

Pippin was having a grand old time running around our back yard, alternating between coming to me for snuggles and skritchy scratches:

Pippin and Auntie Sessanie

And rough-housing with "Unca Andwew""

Unca Andrew and Pippin

Mr. Happy was kind enough to take my FO photos, and we had a good laugh about this out-take:

What we lookin' at, Auntie Sessanie?

Pippin asks, "What we lookin' at, Auntie Sessanie?"

And this one, that I took. Talk about timing:

Blasted Victorian Shoulderette

Run, Pippin, run!

Pippin says:



After all that hard work and play, Mr. Happy and I headed over to Halifax to have supper at Chabaa Thai. On our way there, we spotted something funny in the window above Port of Wines:

Hey, what's that in the window?

Can you see it?

Click here to find out what it is.


  1. Nice work!

    I am STILL waffling on whether I want to use my decidedly worsted/dk weight silk handspun for a shetland triangle. Will I actually wear it? Don't know. Should I re-dye it a better green? Maybe.


    Snorgs to the Pip-meister.

    I don't have *any* ex-boyfriends. Right. I remember when Mr Moe and I were still dating, we ran into a good portion of them in one day. At a rugby tournament. Sigh. I know.

  2. How cute are you?! I love them both. I think they look amazing on. It takes a very cool girl to be able to rock a shoulderette.

  3. Love the shoulderette

    Wouldn't have thought that garter lace would be such a big pain, tho. Maybe I should try so that I may commiserate.

    Cute haircut btw.

  4. What a cute dog Pipin is. Very cuddle worthly.

  5. I love the shawl.... that is a gorgeous colour!

  6. There also appears to be something lounging in the window to the left of the puppy. Kitty?

    (P.K.S. wants to know...)

  7. Love the Shetland Skies and I'm with you on the Shoulderette! Ths shawl I gave my mother earlier this year -- had to have it exorcised first!

  8. Look how cute you are!