The Kniterati’s

Today was a wonderful knitterly day! This morning I met up with some wonderful local knitters to drink tea, knit and talk all things yarny!

From left to right Areli aka KnittyPants, Kim and of course Heidi.

Check out A’s rocking socks, I adore her shoes!!! Kim was sporting a lovely hand knit scarf and socks while Heidi had on her yummy Noro scarf. What was I wearing???? NOTHING knit!!! Not a dang thing!! Think it was too early in the morning for me to think about what knit to wear.

I worked on my Junipers while sipping tea and maybe talking a little too much because I had to frog my second mitt and start over but it was worth it!

I should be done these fairly soon if I keep focused on my chart. I can’t wait to adorn them with the cutest little leather look buttons I found.

Until we meet again kniterati’s!!

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Disappointment and Ecstatic Excitement!!!

Holy crap WHERE DO I START??????

Well lets start with…..

The Disappointment: The house we were all set to buy failed the water test miserably so we have decided to go no further with it. We now have on month to find a place to live :(

The Estatic Excitement : Upon finding out that the house was a no go, Moose hopped back on MLS to see if there was anything new on the market that we hadn’t yet looked at. Welllllllllllll there just so happened to be a house with 30 acres in the area we had orginally been looking for land in. The pictures didn’t really do it for us but we thought hey 30 acres of land is a nice little chunkie we may as well go have a look. I got home from work and off we went straight away to see it.  It’s set in a pretty secluded area *obviously when its on 30 acres huh*, back off the road, fantastic view of the valley, its 1000 ft elevation up there, its just altogether EXACTLY what we were looking for. The house was surprisingly VERY nice inside compared to what the pictures show. We of course will want to make it ours and put our own touches to it but right now its perfect to move into. Soooo before we left our agent we had put an offer in. It was weird cause we both walked in and BOTH said WOW I love it! We got walking around and I swear I could have moved in right then and there, all my ties to the house we just sold had been cut instantly, I’M IN LOVE!!!! I don’t want to get my hopes up just in case but HECK MY HOPES ARE ALREADY UP!!! I couldn’t even sit down to read blogs last night OR knit I was too wound up! Prayers and finger crossing and whatever else you do would REALLY be appreciated on this one, I don’t even want to think what i’ll be like if we don’t get it.

I’m sure you were wondering how Heidi got along with all that sock yarn huh!

Here she is with her favourite of the bunch, and if it wasn’t MY favourite too I probably would have given it to her but I LOVE THAT YARN! I’m waiting for a special pattern to pop up to knit it into. Although Heidi and I have only had three knitting dates so far, it is VERY safe to say that we like the EXACT same things lol Very weird but I think its good. We buy the same patterns and then find out after the fact that we both have then, we both love tweedy green yarn, and green yarn in general hahah I have no problems knitting the same patterns and picking the same yarns that just means we both have seriously good taste :) We joked about having to call each other before church to make sure we are not wearing the same thing. You can see in the picture Heidi’s first sweater, its the cabled cardi from Knit 1 spring mag 2007, when she told me she found a pattern for her first sweater I laughed and said I bought that mag for the same pattern! GO FIGURE!

Our summer time visitors are back:

I love these little guys soooo much, even though they do tear apart our garbage and leave it all over the deck. Sock seems to not mind them, she’ll sit and watch them, then paw at the window as if she wants to go out and play with them. I think really she is saying *Geez, you guys sure do look like me but from the looks of those black circles around your eyes, I think you need to get more sleep* I hope the new owners are nice to the little guys!

As you can all see, Sock has no problems catching up on her sleep. She’s found a nice mix of wool and alpaca to bed down on while I try to find out what the heck I did with my spray bottle so I can block that sucker!

I have been working on a secret knitting project, I’m about half way through and I’m loving every minute. Maybe you’ll get a sneak peak next post. I’m off to bouce around the house, hopefully I’ll hear something before I go to work!

Excitement!

Well today is an exciting day here at Celtic Cast On…. its KNITTING DAY!!! Finally I get to sit down and just knit away my cares, and not by myself mind you, Heidi’s coming over to join me. Heidi hasn’t been a knitting for very long but she’s hooked 100%, obsessed, lives breaths and dreams yarn… just like the rest of us. I’m soooo glad my knitting friend is in so deep, with us!!! Today though is a special day for Heidi, I’m going to be introducing her to sock yarn!!! She already knit her first pair of socks with 100% wool but before she jumps off the deep end into the yummy world of sock yarn I told her I’d show her what she’s in for and this way she can pick a brand she’d like to start with. I’m excited to show her my stash as it has grown to a fair amount in the past year. She’ll have plenty of skeins to oogle over, here’s a little sneak peak for her.

She’ll also get to thumb through the yarn books in my collection too, and i’m sure she will be adding a few key ones to her wish list. I was a little worried of what Jon *Heidi’ husband* might think of me if she comes home raving about all the sock yarn and books she’d want to buy so I thought I’d give him fair warning. Click HERE to see the email I sent him and his reply!!

Heidi’s daughter Faith just started a blog. She’s 10 years old and a fabulous little knitter. Go on over and welcome her to the Knit blog community!

Here’s a little something I whipped up last week.

ok ok I didn’t whip that up. It was actually gifted to me. See tomorrow is my boss’s last day of work before she is transferred. The other day she came in with this on, I grabbed her arm and said oohhhhh I want your jacket!!! She explained how she’d had it since she was 19, well that was more than 20 year ago now. It is still in great condition, just needs a little bath. Yesterday she said she wanted me to have it as it was too small for her anyway. There are some peep holes showing under the arms were the sewing broke but that is easily fixed, I can’t wait to wear it!

My bro emailed me pics the other day of a new addition to the family

This is Loki! He’s only a few weeks old and I’m dying to go up and see him. He’s oohhh sooo cute, I need to find a little something to take to him.

I’ll have some knitting pics later today!

OH MY I FORGOT TO ADD!!! We have had an offer accepted on another fixer upper, so pending the water test the house will be ours at the end of the month :) That is all!