Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Great Finds

On an outing to Daiso today, I was surprised to find some bamboo circulars and stitch holders in the craft section. As some of you may know, Daiso is primarily known as a department store sized Japanese "twoonie" or $2 store, even though there are items that are now above the $2 price point. Nevertheless, it's still a bargain to find bamboo circulars at $2 each when I just bought a circular needle at Dressew for $6. I have to warn you, however, that Daiso only had the 4.5mm and 6.0mm circs offered in 40cm and 60cm lengths at present. It seems that the needle section is never the same when I visit Daiso, so just pop in when you can, and you may be pleasantly surprised. They just might have a bigger selection of needle sizes tomorrow?! Be sure to also check the section that sells the containers to organize your meds. Daiso has these containers in all shapes and sizes, which make them fantastic organizers for stitch markers and other knitting notions.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I Really Want to Knit This

So I was checking out one of my favorite sites, Whip Up, yesterday and came across this cool site that offered a pattern for a more sophisticated knit version of the bean bag chair. Now, is that cool and kid-friendly or what? I'm actually finding myself thinking about this pattern way too much, so much so that I'm thinking about how to fit in time in my schedule to purchase the 15mm needles and yarn substitute required to execute this project! I can really visualize this in a cozy reading corner somewhere in the house...

Monday, April 27, 2009

Baby K is Two Months

There's been a whole lot of knitting going on here lately...... just no camera to take photos with to show you. Unfortunately, we had a break-in here recently and the thief got away with some of our beloved stuff, one specific item being the Olympus DSLR E-500 Evolt. It's slightly killing me here being without a camera while Vancouver is enjoying a stretch of great weather and some spectacular cherry blossoms down our residential streets. However, we're grateful that we weren't home at the time of the break-in, that we have home insurance, and that we managed to take some photos of K with the Olympus a day before she turned two months.

K, as you can see, is plumping up and weighed in at 10 pounds, 10 ounces on the day she turned two months. We're thrilled to report that she's becoming more alert and is starting to coo and smile a lot at us, especially if we talk back to her. We just know she is going to talk as much as her two older brothers, if not out talk them.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009


So, now that BSJ is off the needles and awaiting finishing, I've had to get something right back on the needles to capitalize on the knitting mojo-- nothing that takes up too much concentration, but nothing that's straight stocking stitch either, so here's the start of Boheme with some of my own mods.