Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Yes, It's Actually Me

Edited to add: Marti FINALLY had that baby today!! Only two weeks overdue. No details yet, but alas, the babe has arrived. :)

I have regained my blog from the Oldest One. He now has his own, Nova Kid's Blog (listed in my sidebar). I'll be interested to see how long it holds his interest. He did it all himself without any help from Ma -- uploaded photos, chose the template, published his post... Please pop by once in awhile and leave him a comment, it'll make his day. :)

On to some knitting stuff first since this is supposed to be a blog mainly about knitting...

Vanilla anklets for the store, started March 11, finished the 23rd. I used Patons Stretch Sock in kelp and made small 5/6. They do fit my size 8 hoofs, but I wouldn't want to wear them. They're stretched a lot, and I'd probably put the toes out. They only fit cuz of the elastic in them. I used 2.25mm needles, 60sts, 10 rows twisted rib, right into the heel over 30sts for 40 rows, turn, 20 gussets sts, decrease back down to 15-3-15sts. Worked toe to 20sts.
Finished another pair of slippers for myself since the other ones are toast. Both bottoms were worn through, and little Miss Mags got ahold of one and chewed a hole in the back. These reminded me of why I don't felt with Briggs & Little. They took forever, but they did turn out thick and super fuzzy and warm. I used two skeins of Regal in fundy fog (one of my favorite colorways they make) that I had in stash with nothing to do. I made size small instead of my usual medium cuz of the yarn's reluctance to felt, and that was a good thing. I don't know if I could have gotten the mediums small enough.

I also have a felted bag that is finished and is awaiting a button. I also made a pair of the felted slippers for a friend, but I'm waiting for him to come to the house before I felt them so I can size them to his feet.

Last weekend the Oldest One was in a Little Rocks Curling tournament at CFB Halifax. We had two teams, and it was the first time any of them were ever in a tournament.

He was the skip for his team.
Coming off the ice after opening ceremonies.
Him in action.

They didn't win any of the four games they played, but they only lost two games by one point. Most of the teams they curled against were older, like 11-12 year olds, who had been curling for several years. In the city they can start at age 5, I believe. Our team was 8-9 year olds, and the girl who was the 5th was even younger (she's only in grade 1). They all had fun, and that was the main thing. You could tell that some of the teams had a lot more experience and a lot more practice by their form out of the hack. One team they played had absolutely perfect form, their only trouble was they were a little heavy on the rocks, and they went through the house. However, as Hubs pointed out, every rock that went through the house went straight through the button.

This shot is from the last game. See the yellow rock near the button, behind the girl? That's one of the Oldest One's shots. They scored three points that game, all by the Oldest One. The boy standing in front of the house, he had two double take-outs in one game. He's really great at that, did it a few other times as well.

More FOs next post and some pictures from the Aviation Museum.

Happy knitting!

PS No, Marti still hasn't had that baby!! I think she's waiting for summer. Also, pop on over here and check out this post. What a great trip, and look at the ingenuity of breaking a needle and needing to find a replacement of a sort. Someday I'll get to travel...

Another concert to attend this summer? AC/DC are signed to play Magnetic Hill in August! May need tickets....


Blogger Donna M said...

Loved the pics of the little ones curling. Being a huge curling fan myself, I watch curling all the time on TV! Go Kevin Martin!!

11:40 AM  
Blogger Frieda said...

It 's wonderful that the Oldest One could participate in the tournament . Winning's not everything , the experience is more important and this might encourage him to continue .

Saw your bag on ravelry ,it's a beauty !

3:31 PM  

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