On another theme today I went to ship my parcel for the Valentine Day Swap 2008, I had a lot of fun shopping for my secret pal and since she did not gave me a lot of clues how to please her, I made my best ending with a box full of goodies... yummy yarn and candies... Hope she like it as much as I think ! It cost me 17.24$ to send it so... I should be a little disapointed if she don't...
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
I just checked my sitemeter activity for today and already it's like BAM !!! I got about this time today more visit in this day than for the last 7 days ! Wow ! I had visitors from all over the world, Canada, USA, Crotia, Estonia, Romania, Belgium, etc. Thank to you all and wish you like what Quebec girl can talk about !
Umm ! Maybe I can begin talk about knitting now. Remember those Mock croc socks I cast on in early January, I just finished the first one and I already cast on for her pal.
I'm not crazy about the heel, but it's perfect fit on my foot and way much warmer than my normal sock I was wearing today, hope the pair was already done to warm both of my feet !
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Yarn : Peruvian Pure Alpaca Fina by Elann about 8.75 balls = 1592 yards approximatly, color 1850 Smoky Grapes
Please don't look too close at my face, I was so sleepy when taking those pictures...
So do I have good reason to be proud of my first sweater ever ? :) I do think so, Don't have to wonder what I will be wearing at work today !!!
Have a nice knitting day !
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
This week I receive a very tempting magazine from Knit Picks... What am I supposed to do ? I will just answer that I will have an huge order for them in a few weeks !!! I also add something like 4 books in my stash with them... umm I'll plan my budget to buy it all...
Let's talk about something else, like the Valentine swap that is coming very soon I hope I'll get all the stuff I order on internet for my pal in time to post at the end of the week, you know how long is it to send a parcel if you don't want to pay 50$ so... I will be sending it by next friday. So far I have been very wise I bought only stuff for her except for a set of stich marker for me as well. I consider that it doesn't count because I do not have any stich marker excepts scrap pieces of yarn ! So it was a real need, I swear ! lol
About knitting this week, I'll post something very interesting tomorow, I am almost done with my Drop Blouse only a few rows and it's done. To be continued tomorow...
How do you like my new little friend ? It's a "hot water bottle cozy" that my mom gave my as a birthday present two weeks ago and since I do love sheeps at lot and it is related to knitting, I just wanted to present it to you all. But that's not all, she also gave my (with my dad) a new watch !!! I'm so pleased with it, look at this beauty :
I adore it !!! I wanted it for so long, thanks mom and dad !!! Love you both !!!
Sunday, January 13, 2008
You will soon see the number 2 patterns ...
Friday, January 11, 2008
January work : Little Sky sock from "New pathways for sock knitters book one"
I cast them on today they are for my nephew/niece to be born in the year. I'll talk about my new book in another post this month... but as you can say The number 1 sock made out of it looks really great and I will do his pal tonight or tomorow for sure and later on when we will now if it's a boy or a girl I'll add some cute ribbons on it !
It has been my first attempt on knitting sock and it went really well, also first time working in the round for this project. A lot of first timer techniques all coming really nicely together in a pair of sock. I wear it a lot since then and I will definetly use the same yarn again (ONline supersocke)
Oh, I was almost forgetting !!! I finally got my swap questionnaire for my pal in Be my valentine swap 2008. It is my first swap ever and I am pretty excited now !!! I will go to shop for some stuff right today: candies, chocolate, yarn of course !!! Youpi !!! Maybe you are in the swap and maybe, my pal.... it's a secret.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Favorite socks (25 Timeless designs from Interweave)
I just received it as a gift for my birthday and I am really pleased with it. Since I know Interweave I am a big fan of most of the pattern they published and I am also a new member to the magazine. So I asked for it and now that it is in my hand... umm I can hardly resist to buy many and many yarn to try a lot of patterns in it !
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Look what wonderful books I got... Yummy, I can't wait to begin something and on top of it all, my only brother is going to be a first time father, so I will have plenty of baby stuff to do, yay!!!
Then about new knitting stuff, as soon as I've been able not to sleep (stupid jet lag) I have begun theses Mock Croc socks from knitpicks.com. And the are a really good way to get yourself busy when you woke up at 2 o'clock in the morning...
And now about my super trip in Middle-East... umm we took about 300 pictures... so I can qualified it of a very good vacation ! We visited Dubai in UAE, Doha in Qatar and Muscat in Oman, and since we had 13 hours of transit at Amsterdam airport.... we can say that we have been in 4 countries in 12 days ! Cool huh?
Look just this one... It is the Burj Al'Arab which means the Arabia tower. It have been taken from Jumeira hotel.
Then this one is Burj Dubai, the Dubai tower. It is still in construction for a while, it is going to be the tallest building in the world. The tall has not been announced yet because the Cheik don't want his tower to be surpassed now. But in the way that it is constructed they can make it bigger if they want.
It is obvious that they don't have law for workers because they work for 24 hours shifts, and the project have at least a death by month ! But it is still very very impressive.
Then, what could have been a trip like this without a try on camel back and Dune Bashing... Dune bashing have been the wildest adventure of our trip. Our driver was a crazy local man, we were listening to Rihanna, 50 cent and stuff like that while bashing !!! I was not expecting people out there to like the same kind of music that here !!!
To conclude today, what can I can say... umm Dubai was so fun but not so far away from what happens here. Except for the arabic signs it look like a lot for what we can find in America. I hope to be able to get back there one day when Dubailand will be open and when I could visit Burj Dubai as well.