Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A bit of sunshine...

The sun came out this afternoon after a very wet morning, so I took the opportunity to take some pictures. First are my tomato seedlings. It has to be spring, regardless of torrential downpours, when I have these little guys on the go. I have fun transplanting them repeatedly until they are ready to go outside for the season.

I finished that sock last night. This pair will be for our friend and neighbour, Rob,  who has been deemed sock-worthy due to how much he appreciates his first pair!

Today I finished another pair of socks. They were actually finished except that I had mistakenly bound off the two socks differently... oops! So I ripped out the sewn bound-off from the first sock and went with Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-off, because I like how it makes the finished edge look like ribbing. These socks are for me, and knit from my current favourite sock yarn - Schoppel-Wolle Crazy Zauberball. I knit them toe-up, with after-thought heels aforethought (ie: I put in waste yarn to mark the heel's future location rather than coming back and cutting into the yarn after the tube was knit).

Finally, this is our beautiful new yarn bowl - a gift from our friend, Sheila.


  1. A beautiful bowl!! Is this so that you and Dave can knit with two balls each at the same time...

  2. That is the idea, but Thibault may make it difficult. I've been trying to use the bowl for my wool for the sheep-y hat, but he finds the wool irresistible and steals the balls out of the bowl and tries to run away with one. I end up having to knit with one ball tucked on each side of my lap so I can keep an eye on them. Maybe the bowl will be for non-wool yarns...

  3. The bowl is lovely - as is the knitting. I'm jealous of your seedlings - I just arrived home tonight and most of the front yard is still covered in snow