Monday, February 16, 2009

Valentines weekend

A belated happy valentine's day to those who you who had someone special to celebrate with :)

As for me, my yarn and I had some lovely quality time on Saturday, on my first much-awaited weekend at home in about a month! Friday night was spent working on the garter baby beanie until the wee hours of the morning, so I even had a sleep in. I decided it was going to be a blocking day on Saturday - I blocked the matching (and finally finished) garter yoke cardi, and also finally blocked my Sassy cardi, which turned out beautifully! Unfortunately the washing machine was in use after that so I didn't get a chance to block the hooded scarf, but that's on my to-do list tonight (while watching the first episode of the new season of Desperate Housewives!).

As for new projects - on Thursday I decided on a whim that I would start a new beret for winter - after looking at the new Knitty that just came out, I chose the Fern Glade pattern using the same yarn as the (disasterous) big green vest (to show you the color). So far its very pretty, although the yarn is taking a bit to get used to after using the soft stuff for the baby cardi!

For Saturday though I decided to do a little more charity work - this time for the SPCA who are calling out for little puppy jumpers. I couldn't resist when I saw the gorgeous pictures:

Here's the pattern if you'd like to help out. I've made the back half of one already, with plans to make the front and finish it off tonight. Its all ribbing, so it takes a little time, but aren't they sweet!!!

My sister was hosting an anti-valentines day cupcake party on Saturday night, for those who didn't have anything special on, and it was so much fun!

There were 5 of us there, so that made decorating all the cakes very creative. Our finished products were displayed on my lovely cupcake tower, although they didn't all fit...
Here's another picture of the aftermath...

Mmm they were good!

Sunday was lots of fun too, B and I were entered in the Wellington Round the Bays competition, along with 9,000 other people! We walked 7km in 1hr 14mins. I'm so proud!

~Happy knitting!~


2BSewing: said...

Wow! How Cute! and a Congrats!

Nice job on your finished projects. And who could resist that cute pup! That's a great way to use up leftover yarns. I need to check my local SPCA to see if there is a need. Thanks for posting the links.

Your cupcake tree/tower is a wonderful idea. I'm thinking of hosting a knitting party at my house for some ladies from my church. I'm going to borrow your cupcake tower idea.

Congratulations on completing your walking competition. That's an awesome feat and looks like fun.

Thanks for pointing me to your yarn organization post. That's a great idea. I need to some of my fabrics to my make room for my yarns. :)

Thanks for a great post...Susan

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