Friday, March 26, 2010

Here, Chickie Chickie

I decided that I'm not a toy maker. Even though he's cute, I did not really enjoy knitting Which Came First. The pattern is well written, nothing to do with that, I just didn't like knitting it. He's a little portly, I overstuffed him a bit, but he still turns easily inside out. I just wanted it DONE and over with. I used Patons Astra. (That could have been some of the trouble -- I don't really care for it. The yellow was soft, but the white was like working with string.) Started March 20, finished the 23rd, I made it for the Littlest One's school's Easter raffle draw. Ravelry details here.

So last weekend we were in the city for the Oldest One's curling tournament. They had 43 teams entered this year from across Nova Scotia. Here he is in action. (He's the skip.)

They did better than they did last year. We sent two boys teams and one girls team. Some of those kids are like watching professionals, some of them curling together as a team for 3-4 years. Two of the kids on the Oldest One's team had never curled in the tournament before, and the girl was supposed to be the 5th like she was last year, but one of the boys decided he didn't like curling any more and quit. Then on Sunday one of the boys was a no-show, so we borrowed the 5th off of the girls team. (After the other boys team from our rink refused to help. We were not impressed with their poor sportsmanship. It was the parents, not the kids. Anyhoo...)

It was a gorgeous weekend, so between games on Saturday we went for a walk in Point Pleasant Park, never having been there before. It was a super busy spot.

Old barracks.

Hubs is a huge fan of the Trailer Park Boys. The guy who plays Bubbles was co-owner of this place, and we've driven past it several times, never been in. Guess we'll never know now, a few days ago on the news it said they closed up. Figures.

The dogs were ever so happy when we picked them up Sunday from the kennels. This is how Maggie sat pretty much the whole way home. Jewel tried to get in the front a couple of times, but I think though she was happy to go home she was mad at me. After her initial excitement she started giving me the cold shoulder. That didn't last very long, I think she was just making sure her dislike of the whole situation was clear.

I'll leave you with a video clip the Littlest One did at one of the curling games.

Happy knitting!

PS I also finally got to see my doctor yesterday and got a prescription for a sinus infection. Never had one of those before, not very pleasant.


Blogger Wanderingcatstudio said...

Chicken/Egg is so cute. Toys can be fiddly but I love them. I find using a natural fibre other than acrylic makes it a lot easier. A superwash merino has a lot more give.

2:54 PM  
Blogger Frieda said...

I'm not toy knitter either . I've no patience for fiddly bits . I love yours though, I think it came out really cute !

Maggie looks like one hapy puppy...

5:57 PM  
Blogger Monika said...

Hannah wanted for me to see Point Pleasant Park when I was there, but it was raining too heavily.
I'm with you on the toy knitting front. I'll do one now and again, but it's not really a pleasure for me. Yours still turned out very cute.
Maggie really looks very happy to get to go home again! They can do that, giving one the cold shoulder, con't they! LOL

11:32 AM  
Blogger Kiki said...

Love the chicken/egg, he looks cute plump!

Hope you are feeling better!

6:40 PM  

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