Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday Chatter

Swatching: Georgia by Jane Richmond in "Calico Cat" (details to follow)

Today is Friday, but I honestly don't feel like sharing any queue enhancement. I love the thought of showing you all designs, but this week there hasn't struck me as anything I want to share. Sure, there have been inspiring designs, but right now doesn't feel like the right time to share them with you all!

So, I'm going to chat a bit. My week has been quietly productive for the most part - work 9-5 and then I did some sewing on Monday and Tuesday and Dallas came home on Wednesday.

I've been knitting away at a couple projects. I got my Radian Yoke by Wendy Bernard finished, as well as my Gemini by Jane Richmond - both finished and blocked, so they're ready for our vacation in a week.

It's also becoming fall very rapidly here in Calgary. We had rain all day Wednesday, and there's snow on the mountains that's not going to leave any time soon.

So, this weekend, we're going to go for a hike and then up to Drumheller for Dinosaur Provincial Park and the Royal Tyrell Museum. I'm excited about it, because I haven't been to either place since 2005.

Then we're going to be prepping for our trip, and it's going to be lovely. It is definitely time for a vacation, and this is our first "no-obligation" trip together, ever - we're only responsible to ourselves for ourselves. :)

Anyway. I hope you all had a lovely Friday! And I'll talk to you next week.

Katie =^..^=

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

What I've Finished Reading and What I'm Reading Wednesday


White As Snow by Tanith Lee

And Briar Rose by Jane Yolen

I just finished these in the past couple of days. Yolen's Briar Rose, a retelling set partially in modern times, partially in the Holocaust, is still one of my favourite fairy tale retellings (I've read it multiple times).

White As Snow by Tanith Lee was good, but not quite what I was expecting, and although enjoyable, I don't think I'll be reading it again anytime soon.

So, I've now moved onto:

13074864 Kingmaker, Kingbreaker by Karen Miller

Definitely on a fantasy kick right now. This novel is the omnibus so I didn't have to hunt down both books at different libraries. It's a bit more of a tome, however, so it will take me longer to read. The first bit has been enjoyable, though, so that's a good sign!!

What are you reading right now?

Katie =^..^=

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Finally, A Tuesday Chatter Again!

WiP: Puerperium Cardigan by Kelly Brooker Knit in Cascade 220 Heathers, Forest Green (leftover from Dallas's Emilien)     
Swatched for: Firefly Seeker by Cassandra Dominick; using the leftovers from my Gemini
Going to swatch for: Georgia by Jane Richmond; using my Meow Yarn! I'll post pictures soon. :)

FO: Radian Yoke by Wendy Bernard (photos of it, the itty-bitty baby cardigan, and the Gemini to come!)

So, on top of all the knitting I've been, I've also been hard at work on my sewing! If you saw the collage, that was the majority of what I've worked on, but I have also produced these owl box bags, which would be prefect for a small project, such as mittens, socks, or a shawlette:

box bags, nekozukiyarns, knitting project bags, WiP project bags

 I ended up completing and posting the kitty-cat bags, and now I'm going to settle in and work on the froggy notions pouches. 

I'm hard at work trying to find some craft fairs to be at, live and in the flesh, so keep your eyes trained on the Blog/Twitter/Facebook to find out the details!

In other news, I've read quite a bit recently, so I'll actually have a Wednesday post for you all about what I've been reading.

AND, hubby-to-be and I are going on vacation, so I will be offline the first part of October, but you'll hear all about it when I get back! (Hence the swatching - I need plane knitting!)

What have you lovely folks been up to lately? 

Katie =^..^=

Monday, September 16, 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013

A Check-In...With a Collage!

Sorry, folks! Super busy around here right now.

Just popping in to post a collage of the news items up on Sunday! Take a look, it's definitely worth the time. :)

I'll have more chatter before my hubby-to-be and I head on our trip October 1! Sorry for the lack of updates otherwise - I keep going to write more, and it just doesn't happen.

Hope you all are having a wonderful time!

Katie =^..^=