Sunday, November 12, 2006

Knitting much at all, Mary?

Why yes, actually, I have been knitting! I finished the secret thing, and it is soft as a kitten, and I feel like running back to the store and buying a million more balls of that yarn.

But I won't, because I am making fair progress on Elaine's red dress, and I know I must keep going. It might not look like much, but I'm knitting it in the round, so really, imagine twice as much! Just keep knitting, knitting, knitting, just keep knitting... I'm still keen to finish this for NaKniSweMo.

And I also know that I am going yarn shopping next weekend to find some lovely wool to make a hat to match my new coat. Totally distractable, I am. But you know, I would rather knit a hat than just about anything, actually! A hat is the perfect thing to show off yarn, the perfect gift -- oh, no, dishcloths are the perfect gift, aren't they... Anyways, I love a hat. But right now I'm working on a dress. Right. (Gives head a little shake....)

I just learned about the the November calendar contest.

We have 3 calendars: the Toronto garbage collection calendar; one that the kids made at our school in England; and Arthur's airplane calendar.

November is not the best month for any of these!

Neither of my children is represented in the school calendar this month, and the airplane calendar has the Spitfire next month. And garbage collection -- well, that's just dull no matter what, isn't it?

And Torontonians, go vote Monday!


  1. True, they're not exciting pictures, but thank you for playing, anyway! (It's about fun, not excitement, right?)

  2. Ooooh, that red dress is going to be fab, I think! Looking forward to seeing more progress there.

    I don't think there's any point in me entering the calendar competition. I have one calendar in the house, and it has no photos. Oh, well!

  3. Hey I found something that you can do with your newly purchased felted sweater (although you need a sewing machine) - I'm totally going to try this:

    I've also seen some very cute mitts that were cut right out from a felted sweater. So many ideas, so little time...

  4. Don't want to spoil your fun, but the school may not like you putting that calendar on the net cos it has the children's names on.
    Oh, and I love the red dress, it's gonna be great.

  5. Debs,
    I have made the picture smaller and taken the teacher's name off, because I know what you are getting at, but do you really think the children are identifiable?
    Mary deB

  6. garbage collection calendar?!! Love it! Where would we be without garbage collectors?

    Thaqt red yarn looks gorgeous. Lucky Elaine!

  7. I'm sure it'll be ok, taking the teacher's name off was a good idea. And you haven't actually mentioned the name of the school, so I shouldn't worry too much!


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