D is for……

                                                                 D is for Duffle Coat






            Pattern:  Duffle Coat by Zoe Mellor in Double Knits

            Yarn: Cascade 220 green 8903

            Needles: US size 7

           Start Date: January 2008

           Finish Date: 24th February 2008

*Waves white flag* Ok Jeanne, you win, I’m done with Moss stitch for a while!!! This project was getting very monotonous at the end, I just wanted it to be done but what a cute outcome.

I love this little duffle coat, and although duffle coats are supposed to have toggles I couldn’t find the right toggles. I found plain wood ones but nothing at all like the dark stained toggles I had imagined. Mum came down last week with some mini buttons, a miniture version of what I have stashed away for a special cardi. I placed them against the coat and it was instant love. I couldn’t have picked them out better myself. She only brought a card of 4 as she didn’t realize there were 8 on the coat so when we were out yesterday I popped in to Fabricville and got another card. An pleasant reminder from Missyvanee to hurry the frig up and finish it already *and no she didn’t say it like that :)* was all that was needed to pop those buttons on this afternoon and get some pictures taken. Sometimes all thats need is that gentle nudge for me to get something done. Thanks Missy!!

D is also for Drive

All you need to do is say the words “Wanna go for a Drive?” and tails are wagging like helicopters and paws are dancing all over the hardwood floors. No not Moose’s paws!


Molly and Boston’s of course. Molly is pretty low key and doesn’t dance about as much as Boston does on a regular basis but when you say Drive she is gone to the truck like a lightning bolt.  She runs from one side to the other wondering which side she’s gonna get in. She WILL push her way through Boston to get into the truck first, while poor Boston has some trouble getting his footing for the step up.

Molly is the console driver, she has to have her head rested on the console, close to dad of course, while Boston likes to look over my shoulder or rest his head on the bench seat and look at the cars behind.  They are our constant driving companions and I couldn’t ask for better.


We had another freezing rain/ice storm last night. My whole driveway is a sheet of ice, makes it hard for driving out of, especially since we have to drive up to get out. The dogs and I are headed off to mum and dad’s today, will be interesting driving I tell ya. Before I go though I wanted to show you all what I’m working on, we haven’t had many WIP pictures here lately.


First up is the Duffle Coat pattern from Double Knits by Zoe Mellor. I own two of her books already, and this one I found at the library this week. I was itching to cast on for this ALL week but there was another project I knew I needed to get done first. Then thursday night came, I closed at work on wednesday, was in for open the next day with 5 hrs sleep and needless to say was a wee bit grumpy that night. I didn’t end up going to hooking because I was just sooooo tired but I did lazy on the couch and end up casting on for this cutie with the cascade 220 I got while in Kansas last year. I’m knitting the 1-2 years size, its gonna be soooo darn cute!!!!


This is the knit I need to get finished. Its the second mitten of the Chevalier mittens I started a while ago and ran out of yarn??? Remember??? Well the lovely Pat messaged me and said she has the yarn, not the same dyelot but I was welcome to it if I wanted it. HECK YES!!!! So quick as anything she popped it in the mail and it arrived the next week. When it arrived I put the skein next to the already finished mitten and you could see the skein was had alot more yellow in it compared to the mitten. I realized I would just have to suck it up and show one hand at a time :) BUT I cast on and after a few rows into the cable pattern and put it side by side with the finished mitten again….. couldn’t tell the difference, NOT EVEN A BIT!!!!! WOOOO HOOOOOO!!!! Now I’m super excited to get this one done so I can’t sport my lovely non matching but no one will ever know mittens. THANK YOU PAT!!! YOU ARE A LIFE SAVER!! Oh and here’s a picture of the two together. Any idea they were different???


I’ll be revelling in cables all weekend :) Have a good one!