Monday MKal

Go away Monday. Nobody likes… Wait. It’s a holiday Monday. Yay! Civic Holiday here in Ontario, most things are closed and it’s lovely and quiet here in the neighbourhood. As yet, my ferret-y visitor hasn’t shown up to say good morning. I hope he found his way back to his own back garden. I am having my second coffee of the day and a toasted tomato sandwich for my breakfast. Reward for finishing the first clue of the Addewid MKAL.

I am loving the Ella Rae Lace Merino. It’s soft with a lot of “sproing”, particularly good for stitch definition and it shows already in the proliferation of Star Stitch that is used in this first bit. This is the first time that I’ve used my Addi Rockets and I like them. The lace tip of the Addi Lace needle and the slick finish of the traditional Addi Stumpos is a great pairing. I loved the lace needles but the finish just didn’t stand up to the chemistry of my skin.

Addewid MKAL

 

I was off to a slow start with this, most of my knitting and craft items made it to the appropriate room but I’ve not unpacked much, so many other things to do first. Sure feels good to have needles back in my hands though! This will be a good time to get back to finishing up my last MKAL piece, the Peter Pan Shawl. That one last side, with its numerous colour blends and changes – the ends! omg all the ends! – just seemed too tedious in the face of the Elizabeth Shawl and the rest.

Had a lovely day downtown with the daughter yesterday for “piercings and pints” (the boy child was working and couldn’t make it out this time). Some good sales, glorious weather and a lovely Italian supper at The Grande in The Byward Market.

At the Byward Market Mother Daughter Day in the Byward Market

Alas, today I’ve no excuse for avoiding unpacking and sorting and so… off I go!

Knitting And Knesting

Settling in comes slowly. I moved from a home to a two-bedroom apartment and now back to a pocket-sized home. Pocket-sized meaning palatial to me! I barely know what to do with all the space I have. Ironic in that because it’s just me (and I’m in no rush) I’m as yet up to my eyeballs in boxes, even with the space. The instinct to “nest” into a corner of the living room is strong with this hermitous hamster-y girl!

I am expanding my physical space a bit and what will be the knit room / PSPRP office space has acquired a bit of functionality. I can find things, yay! With some great good luck, I’ve got the back garden in shape and it promises to be a haven. I’ve missed getting my hands dirty and actually pulled some weeds in the front garden yesterday. I’m sure like other habits, the knack will return before long.

#backyardzen #buddha #happygirl

My oasis.

Back Garden

My oasis two

 

I’m between projects at the moment, having finished the Spiral Pram Blanket and so have decided to join The “Addewid” Mystery KAL over on Ravelry. Addewid means “promise” in Welsh and the design has been created by Abigail Phelps. This one really grabbed me. Lace, shawl, black, beads, Welsh – how could I resist?

Earthfaire offered a kit for the materials and I loved it, customizing my colour combination with silver-lined ruby AB.s. The fun begins on the 1st of August and I can’t wait!

For the Addewid KAL

Wishing you all a gentle Monday. Cheers!

 

 

Without Revealing Too Much…

PP MKAL Clue 1 ~ Finished.

I don’t think this will be a spoiler for anyone who happens by 🙂

Via Flickr:
The Unique Sheep’s Peter Pan Mystery KAL
Just wrapped clue one and I can’t believe I have to wait now for the next one!
I’m liking the combination of yarn to bead and the construction technique is interesting.

And now the mundane calls. Housework, groceries and then a mini Stitch ‘N Bitch with my BFF and Family tonight.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Allrighty Then

Okay. So. I think I’m done with being grumpy. Pretty much. Mostly. Damn it! I hate when my environment gets messed with. My OCD goes a little wonky. A LOT wonky!

So, having pulled up my attitudinal socks… 😉

I was cheered considerably to get home from work and find this bit of lovliness in my mailbox:

Unique Sheep Pashimi in "Big Sur"

Unique Sheep Pashimi in “Big Sur”

I preordered this a while ago for the Unique Sheep’s Mystery Peter Pan KAL over on Ravelry. I love this line of gradients and the purple beads are perfect, picked by Ellen at Earthfaire.

Between this, some heap good progress on Dahlia and that I have today booked off (I don’t even know how I managed that but I’ll take it!) I do think there is a lot of potential for a great day. Knitting, the last of my Christmas shopping, a stop at David’s Tea and a visit to my hairstylist to get this mop dealt with should use up all those hours perfectly!