Saturday, November 14, 2009

More Knitting

Ever since my last knitting project which I loved, I've been playing with more natural yarns which I have been LOVING. I think I'm officially a yarn snob! I don't think I'll be able to use acrylic yarn again. These yellow pants are a bamboo/ cotton blend (80%/20%) And I LOVED knitting with them. I got it from LK Yarns in the Hydrostone market in halifax. Absolutely wonderful yarn selections at reasonable prices. I had alot left over of this yellow bamboo yarn so I also made a sweater which I need to take pictures of. Well... there's still more yarn left so I'm also going to make a lemon hat and booties. Talk about a lemony baby!! Hehe. While at LK I also picked up some baby blue bamboo/wool blend yarn that I'm planning on making a bring home baby outfit. I'm not sure what I'll do with the blue bring home baby. It may end up getting saved, or end up being gifted for a baby shower. Who knows... I've just been having so much fun knitting baby things!! They're soo cute and such quick knits!! :o) Enjoy!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

And then the hat

So the knitting bug continues... I should have placed a quarter next to the hat for size comparison. This hat is definitely a newborn only hat. It's really sweet, and tiny. Just like newborns. Hehe! :)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Fall Festivities & Monster Pants

While things have been very hectic around here between the final quarter of the year wrapping up at Xerox, and Jon being busier than ever with school we still found a little time to hit up our usual fall favorites. Early October we were able to check out the Grape Stomp at St. Famille with Jon's family. St. Famille is our favorite Vinyard in the province with incredible wines and great local charm! We skipped our usual apple picking as we were both just too busy to make it down, but we did get two really nice fat pumpkins we're waiting to carve just before halloween!

Fall also means something else... It means I get to get back into my knitting!!! I've been knitting for about 8 years now, but haven't ever pushed myself from anything beyond scarves and blankets. Finally, I decided that I'm branching out, and pushing myself to do slightly harder patterns. I started with these monster infant pants, and am LOVING them!! These will fit a 6 - 8 month old baby. I've learned tons of new techniques with these pants and am really excited that none of them were that hard to pick up!! It's gotten me really excited about pushing myself, and trying new things!! The pattern for this pant came from I added them to our favorite pages on the right hand side. I highly recommend the site for adorable patterns!!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Bad Bloggers

Yes... we realize we are bad bloggers!! Cannot believe it's been so long since we've blogged! With Jon away in India, I thought I would update some of the things we've been upto and couldn't believe it when I saw our last post was in January!! Well... much has happened since our last update. The Spring and Summer's been very busy between trips down to Lockeport and spending time with the fam in New Jersey!! And ofcourse, as most of you know I've been trying to keep myself busy while Jonathan is off in Calcutta, India working with Mother Theresa's Hospital. Yesterday was his last night of 3 weeks at the Hospital. He is now on his way to Mumbai where he'll then venture for 3 nights to the beaches of Goa to relax in the sun after three very hard weeks. He seems to be enjoying his time in India very much, as well as learning some hard lessons about health care in third world countries. On top of which, the time apart has been trying!! Only 7 more nights apart, and they couldn't pass by sooner! With the coming months, we'll be sure to blog more often!! Thanks for reading!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Knitting Projects

Recently I've been very fortunate to have quite a bit of free time in the evenings, and on weekends since Jon and I have been sort of hibernating because of this cold winter. So, from this bitter cold, I've had loads of time to work on my knitting!! Here are just a few of my recent creations, which I'm quite proud of. The first is a hat and mitten set. The second is a work in progress, but it will very soon be a stroller blanket. The small blue triangles on the side are meant as a cap to tuck the baby's head in and wrap him up... similar to the pockets they put on towels for babies to immediately wrap their heads.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Holiday Travels

So we are finally back from our holiday travels, and back into the swing of things in Halifax. We're both really excited about 2009 and what this year will bring. The holiday treats were delicious. The new recipes for the stocking stuffers came out perfect, and were a hit!! Here are some quick snapshots of our holiday adventures!