31 August, 2009

It's Not Hot in Lake Country Now

Now the heat wave is past and I am working big time on JJ Jacket. I had to frog the first sleeve as it was way to deep. I didn't realize that until I sewed up the underarm (I know, I am a no sew knitter but JJ has minimal sewing and it is done on the garter stitch edge, just on the underarm, that is pretty easy. Otherwise it would be necessary to work every other row on the sleeve as a purl row). No point in positing another picture until it is done, that will be by Wednesday, I promise, Deb. In the meantime during the heat wave I worked on a smaller project (well actually two projects). Above is a size 4 pullover version of the Jr. J. Just for the fun of it. The other one is another Baby Compass, I am still not completely happy with the writting of it so I will continue to make samples until I am.

By Wednesday JJ will be done, pictures posted and out of my face. I do love it and look forward to seeing it in a pattern published by Cabin Fever. MommaBearKnits on and on even in the sweltering heat.

16 August, 2009

It is HOT in Lake Country

Christmas Cactus hanging in my back yard. Beautiful eh! That's it, too hot to even post. I still have the sticks in my hands but just doing small, cool, projects.

12 August, 2009

Progress Report for JJ Jacket

I am getting there. Yestday it was 30 degrees celsius/86 Fahrenheit with a humidity level that would make it feel 10 degrees higher, not a good day to work with heavy 100% wool. So, I took a little break, wound up another skein and knit baby socks. This morning I got up and am right back at it. It is cool in the house this morning so progress will be made.

It is a hip length jacket with a side split for comfort while sitting in the car or walking the Bugle Beagle in the winter time. The sleeve is deep which will work well with heavier winter layered clothing. Trying it on yesterday was hot!!!!! I do love the look and hope it will be successful to the knitters of the world.
MommaBearKnits on into the night and early in the morning!!!

07 August, 2009

I'm Dry and I'm Beautiful

No words necessary. I am beautiful.

Swallowtail Lace Shawl ! ! ! ! ! !

I have enjoyed this project sooooooo much that I could not put it down. It has been blocked and as I write this post it is drying out in the fresh air under the gazebo. I must say thanks again to Deb, she came out and helped me with the first shawl last week and kindly loaned me her blocking wires while she is on holiday. I will buy a blocking kit because, for sure, I love the lace and will knit more.
The yarn is Zauberball from Germany. I adore way the colour shows up on the finished project. It is very rich looking. I have to admit, though, that I guess I cheated a bit, I wish to express my apology to Evelyn Clark, but I put little shiny beads in place of the "nupps". Next time I promise I will work the nupps. I was just trying to give the shawl a little different look. This is my second pattern by E. Clark and she has me hooked, her patterns are sooooooooo well done and easy to follow. Having the rows written and charted suits me just fine. I am not really a charted knitter but I am working on it.
Deb, I have not forgotten the JJ Jacket. The left side and the left sleeve is finished. I Just have to do the right side and sleeve and it will be done. Heavy wool yarn, is hot to knit in August in Canada, so I needed a little break, Swallowtail Shawl, what a break!!!!!!!!
Until next time MommaBearKnits on into the night.

01 August, 2009


Awwwwwww! I am so relaxed. The blocking process is very stressful for a fine lace work of art that I am. But now it is all worth it. I am soft, and await my chance to wrap my arms around the lady that I was knit for. Life will be good for me. MommaBear Knit me from an Evelyn Clark Design called "Heartland Lace Shawl" and she adores me and enjoyed every minute of the process.
Now summer has come to Lake country big time. In MommaBear's back yard there is a weird collection of hanging plants. This one has introduced Goldfish into the mix.
I also have a very productive Christmas Cactus who loves to hang out with the other hanging plants in Mommabear's back yard. I guess Christmas will come in August this year. This crazy cactus blooms continuously all year. I love it. Until next time-----
MOMMABEARKNITS in self patterning yarn too.