Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Some Answers

I have been asked a few questions lately and I think now would be a good time to answer them. But first I must tell you about my knitting progress. I am working on the second sock so going at the same rate as the first sock, I should be finished that one by this time next year. I am also working on another baby hat for my little niece/nephew that will be arriving the end of April. (I have so many things I want to knit but feel I am a little late at the starting line)

I wanted to get some Debbie Bliss or Rowan at my lys, but they order both brands in and I wanted yarn NOW. So I picked this up and it is gorgeous. Has anyone ever worked with this? Quite heavenly. And the colours a so beautiful. It is Sirdar Calico. Yummy.

How pretty are those colours?!

I picked up an issue of BBC mag and look who was featured in there? Btw, do we know how old this issue is? Yes, like October or November. Aren't we colonials up to date over here ;) Such a wonderful article, Julia, congratulations!

Oh yes on the computer, writing a post and not a bed made in the house. Yes, if you are checking up on me it is 10:07 am EST and not a bl#*dy thing done all morning.

Not that I always make their beds.

But sometimes, if the mess is really getting to me, I do. Slightly obsessive perhaps.

Mine. Not made. I am dawdling I know.

Still trying to get a decent photo of the curtains. I know, that isn't happening either.
Now for some answers...
1. Frances, the yarn is Trekking XXL from a few years ago.
2. Thank you Marie for the generous offer of sending me Marie Claire from France. How terribly, terribly sweet of you. I can find it here, however I must trudge downtown to get it, but I do get it.
3. I have had a few people ask about the Amy Butler Gumdrop Pillow. It is a copyrighted pattern. I would be in breach of this copyright if I were to post it here or email it to you. The pattern can be found at many online resources and at most sewing shops, especially if they carry her fabric.
And a few funny things...
1. I had a reader email me asking what she thought was an obscure question. Would I happen to know what the pattern of the blue dishes are on the "All Creatures Great and Small" series? Now, dear readers, I ask you, is that an obscure questions for those of us that absorb every detail of our favourite programs? That some us actually watch these shows, specifically for their curtains, dishes and furniture?
My reply was that I did not know but I would try and watch the shows (I have them on DVD) and help her figure it out. In the meantime, I suggested she try
Lovers of Blue and White.
She did. And found her pattern and where to buy it.
How happy am I?
2. While visiting one of my favourite bloggers, Sairer, I got the word verification HOLYSIT. Sorry, it was just too funny not to share. Go visit her and perk her up a bit.
3. Finally, a big thank you to all your lovely comments on my handsome man. Especially you, Elyse, thinking he is pretty darn cute and you not even a dog person ;)
And a special thanks to Bellascountry for an award!
I will be adding it to my sidebar, again, much appreciation.

Have a great day girlies.


bellaboo said...

Those beds look gorgeous,made or not! Knitting's coming on a treat,and thanks for putting a link to my blog on your post...very sweet.I know I've said it before...but I'll say it again..I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!


MelMel said...

How cute is the bedding in your house?
Super cute!


Sal said...

Lovely knitting!
Funny you should mention, 'All Creatures Great and Small' as ,for years, my other half has been searching for a hat just like Siegfried Farnon's!!!
You couldn't point him in the direction of one ,could you? LOL!


Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Oh Sal, I love a challenge!

Well, how did I do?

Lisa xo

Vee said...

That's the most lovely combination of colors for a baby blanket ever. Some little one's going to be very blessed. I love that you are sleuthing...what fun!

Elyse said...

you must sense that i am going bananas over every lovely thing in this post!

1- your yarn colors are beautiful. i once did a whole post on "chalk and sky" and your yarn is so that

2- all of your bedding is just amazing! if it looks this pretty unmade ... well, i can't even imagine.

did you receive the new cath kidston? GASP!!! i want it all: the bowls, the plates, the cutlery, the bags, ...

time for me to settle down i think. LOL


Frances said...

Thank you for the Trekking XXL yarn info and also for the close up of that beautiful Calico from Sirdar.

Now...I just have to tell you how reassuring it was to see some disarray at your house. My little apartment always seems to be in disarray ... yet so cosy nonetheless.

And during my many hours at the shop, I do seem to be able to keep everything looking wonderful. Wonder what would happen if I were to flip those priorities. Must not even pursue that thought.

Best wishes. xo

Knitting Out Loud said...

If the beds in our house were that beautiful I'd never rush to make them. Gorgeous, gorgeous baby blanket!

Bobo Bun said...

I've been desperately trying to catch up since our two weeks of no internet and it's been lovely stopping by.

Your Pug is the business Lisa. Yes the licking, snoring, neediness and general noisiness of pugs are maddening, but don't they make up for it with their characters. So did you knit that coat? I don't know if you saw the Puggy balaclava I knitted Alfie. The picture on the pattern had me in stitches of two looking woeful and pleading please don't laugh at us in this daft get up.

Like everyone else I agree your messy beds look fabulous.

Lisa x

koralee said...

I adore your beds...and the knitting is lovely..those colours are amazing. Happy weekend xo

Gigi said...

Got to agree with Sal, funny you should mention 'All Creatures Great & Small' -- DH and I were watching it (again) the other night, I asked him if he didn't want a knitted hat like one the farmer was wearing --- no, he didn't ;-).
Love all your cosy looking beds -- nice and smooshy looking and lovely colorful bedding.

steelkitten said...

Beautiful colours of that wool. I love that fresh green. It would look gorgeous teamed with a pale lavender too.

My massage therapist has her studio in that exact shade of fresh green and it's wonderful.

Knittings Nice! said...

The calico yarn....have used it myself and its lovely to use, washes well, holds stitch definition...a pure joy. Anyway popped by to say have just finished a throw using your knitted hexagonal it. So nice to sit and just do some knitting that is tv watching...thank you for the pattern. Just been nosing through your blog and its lovely.

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A Time to Dance said...

Hi, just a quick warning , I have had to delete my blog cocoa and blankets, I got a terrible virus which has crashed my computer and left it ruined, I didnt want anyone else to get the virus, so please dont post any chinese comments. I have set up a new blog on
please pass this on its very serious if you get it...I had tons of virus protection as well!!!
love H

Galatiea said...

Would you kindly post the name of the China Pattern ( blue & white )used in the TV series All Creatures Great And Small.. apparently one of your readers has discovered and identified. Thanks..