Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Knitting!

I am thrilled to report that both my kidlets are on the mend! Well, Lolo is still teething and Julian is still 2 years old, but at least there are naps again and that means there is knitting again! And not a moment to soon, I was really in need of some yarn therapy ;0)



I finished Lolo's Get Ziggy (the blue thing ;0) and then put it aside a bit to knit a winged heart tattoo! A what? A tattoo! I wanted to come up with a cool Valentine's day project when the idea struck (perhaps it was a Miami Ink commercial?) and naturally I had to put everything else aside for days while I spent countless hours trying to come up with the right decrease sequence for the perfect heart shape. And the right cast-on, cast off combination for the 'ribbon'. And the right font for the writing. Then it occured to me that I was perhaps falling off my rocker and since I couldn't figure out how to do the wings anyway, I put it down too and sought out something fun to do with the kids...



Turns out that my little town turned the big 4-0 this weekend and being the cool town young family town that it is, the City put together a 40hr winter carnival starting with an evening fireworks display, snow sculptures, fire jugglers, an iglootheque pulsing with dance and techno oldies, and even a bon fire set up by our local fire department. After a few weeks of being cooped up in the house with sick kids, this was just the thing! The weather was fab, our neighbours brought along some coffee and doughnuts to round out the experience, and the kids delighted in being out at night! Julian actually thought it was halloween since that's the only other time he's ever been for a walk after dark. LOL!

The best part, we left our house on foot at 7pm and we're back home to tuck in the kids by 8:30pm. Extra bonus: half our kids fell asleep in the stroller on the walk back home so we got to skip the sometimes tedious bedtime routine and Stephen and I got to snuggle up on the sofa together to watch a movie.

While I knit ;0)

17 comments:

  1. Anny I love the heart tattoo. I am sure you will have to publish a knitting book soon since you design so wonderful things. I am so glad too that the kidlets are starting to feel much better, and what a great way to spend the night watching fireworks in the snow.

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  2. I'm so glad your kids are better! I open all the blogs I read in different tabs (and I do this shamefully often) and every time I had to close the tab with their sick faces in it, I felt so bad for them (and you!) and hoped they were all ok. So from someone you don't know, I'm really glad your kids are ok! I was getting worried.

    Oh, and nice knitting :)

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  3. I'm thrilled to hear your guys are getting healthy and you're getting some sanity time again! :-) Love the tattoo... Will it be available to those of us with significantly less talent than you? ;-)

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  4. Anny, seriously, that tattoo is WAY cool! Glad the kinder are feeling better.

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  5. Love the slideshow! And the "tattoo" heart is too cool. I'm glad everyone is on the mend.

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  6. Was getting worried. You have not been this quite. So glad to hear that the kids are better. Love the heart tattoo. What a wonderful slide display.

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  7. That does it.

    I am officially a stalker.

    It started with "Get Ziggy"...My Brother's first baby is due in May and Get Ziggy is a must. (unpatiently taps fingers on desk) and the knitted heart tattoo (big sigh = true love) Brilliant stuff.

    Your boys are so adorable and glad to hear they are feeling better. Nothing worse than sick babies. Heartbreaking.

    Thanks for such inspiring work...Now off to attempt heart tattoo. (wish me luck!)

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  8. Ahhh ... I love the one-eye peek!

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  9. I love the heart tattoo! It is one of the cutest things I've seen in a long time. Glad to hear things are getting back to normal there :)

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  10. That is an awesome knitted tattoo! Hope you don't mind if I add the photo to my blog: www.victoriasrighthip.typepad.com/

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  11. Kristen8:51 AM

    The heart tattoo is just fab! Beautifully done. Glad your loved ones are better.

    My sister has several tattoos and I love to knit her things... would you consider posting the pattern so we can knit valentines for our inked loved ones?

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  12. i- I recently starting knitting and LOVE reading your blog- you do beautiful work- I was wondering how I could get your "buddy bag" pattern as I know several little girls who would LOVE those little bags with the finger puppets- Thanks
    Rebecca-
    cannonsc3@gmail.com

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  13. Lovely as usual! And this why I tagged you with the You Make my Day award! Hope the kids can enjoy the snow and the nice sun this weekend!

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  14. I love the heart tattoo....

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  15. I LOVE that little heart -- and am glad everyone is feeling better.

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  16. I found this site randomly through a google search, just wondering if you are willing to share the pattern....

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  17. Anonymous9:26 PM

    Hi Anny, Can you please tell which brand of yarn you used to knit the heart tattoo? Thank you.

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