Sunday, July 09, 2006

Go, extra time, go!

The French, Italian and Portuguese nations were well represented in my northern suburb this week. There were flags everywhere! So even though we haven't really been following the tournament, we decided to have a bit of a World Cup party today. We put together an antipasti platter with bean salad and bruschetta in honour of Grandpa's team: Italy.



In honour of the French team (and Julian's love anything bready and anything dairy!) we had profiteroles for desert (they were still kinda frozen in the centre which explains his hilarious expression:


And me, I was rooting for extra time as I was furiously trying to finish my World Cup knitting project before the winner was declared. Needless to say I was thrilled that the match went into overtime ;0) And so here is my mitered square blankie for my Jubilee Bubilee (the embroidery on the border reads: for my little Julian, may all your days be filled with giggles, warmth and whimsy from mommy with love):

I even weaved in all the ends and finished off the underside as neatly as I could. Nice, eh?


So some of you may be thinking, "that's nice, but where are all the nursery rhyme whimsies?" And to you observant folks I say "shhhhh!" ;0)

Let's say I've been a little handicapped with the whole going back to work thing... I still plan on knitting them, but I'll do so on my own time and just add them on during weekend nap times here and there. So there'll be lots of surprises when my lovely awakes. At least, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

And now, finally I get to start something new!!! Yay! Up next is a pinwheel sweater for my neighbour Emily. I got my yarn from elann this week and can't wait to get pinwheeling. I might start it tonight so that I can get gauge issues figured out and get it advanced enough that I am comfortable bringing it on the train tomorrow morning.

Have a good week everybody!

15 comments:

  1. It looks great!

    I love Julian's expression! Too cute.

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  2. that blanket is adorable! I love it. Congrats on finishing in time!

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  3. What a beautiful blanket! I love how you personalized it for your son. I may have to copy you. :)

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  4. The blanket is fabulous. That's one lucky boy. I betcha he'll hang on to that one forever.

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  5. I love that blanket, and your finishing techniques are so good too. Julian looks cute eating profiteroles. I cant wait to see what little nursery rhyme characters end up on the blanket.

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  6. Oh, my god, it's beautiful. What a lovely heirloom it will be.

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  7. What a great blankie! Cute little guy, too!

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  8. The blanket is beautiful. Something he will treasure always, I'm sure. :)

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  9. Great finish to your [ongoing] blankie for Juian. He'll treasure it for sure. What a cute half-frozen look he's got!!

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  10. The blanket looks awesome. The suspense of waiting to see what you come up with in the nursery rhyme department will keep all your faithful readers on the edge of their seats for weeks (ok, I can't speak for all of us....I'll be at chair's end). as

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  11. the blankie looks AMAZING, as if anything less would be possible. i think not. perfection! and the sentiment is beautiful. julian is a lucky little boy!
    got my pinwheel yarn today as well, maybe tonight...

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  12. Your KWC blanket is FABULOUS!!! love it!

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  13. What a wonderful blanket! :)

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  14. Anny,

    Just checking in from the library at the new place...no Internet until the 19th (uggh!). The blanket is absolutely beautiful...the color selection is just lovely and the message makes it extra special.

    Hopefully I'll be up and blogging soon. Everything is going wonderfully!

    love,
    r

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