Monday, November 25, 2013

Winter 'Selfies'

Hi! Hope all is well with everyone! Sorry for the delay on the knitting update! 
My selfish knits are on their way....I have already been wearing my mitts for the past couple weeks, and had finished my hat for the -20 weather. I am anxious to get the chunky, blue infinite scarf done-it's going to be so cosy! I'm doing the scarf in the brioche stitch, which I love-it creates a thick, warm, stretchy fabric.
The hat took forever...I knitted it in 1x1 ribbing on size 3's...and then towards the end realized I wasn't going to have enough of the MC to finish with, so I decided to use the left over yarn from the mitts, and I actually really like the outcome a lot. 
{A side note}: When I was in the yarn shop searching for the fibers and colors I wanted, I almost went with a rose-pink for the scarf...I'm glad I took my time and chose the blue....but I still kinda wish I had a pink infinite scarf....maybe next year?? I'm so attracted to the color pink. It seems the older I get though, the less likely I am to take a bold color choice regarding my wardrobe. Is that normal? 

In case you're interested here is the free pattern for the infinite scarf, (or as they call it: 'wrap/cowl') I'm knitting my scarf on size 7's rather than 9's. 
If you have a Ravelry account, here is the free pattern for the mitts. I chose to knit mine in the classic and lovely garter stitch. 

For those of you who are curious about the large stuffie that I still have in the works...I haven't forgotten about it. It's just taken the back burner for the time being. Priorities-making sure I survive my second winter in Canada. :P  

Monday, November 18, 2013

Canada, My New Home

It's been a long year of patience, patience of the unknown, but today the sun broke through the clouds, (literally...for a short bit, hehe) it is official, I'm a permanent resident of Canada! {Sigh} What. a. day. I tell yah-such a relief. Some big changes are in store, a new start. I now can apply for my health card, and SIN(equivalent to a social security number). I can start job hunting, possibly as early as next week! 
I can't explain this overwhelming feeling of joy, and gratefulness that I am feeling. I am one happy girl. :D 

Cheers! To new beginnings! xo 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Hey!! Sorry for the MIA! It's been a busy few weeks. I just got back from the prairie lands-It was such a great visit helping my sister-in-law out with the babes and kiddies. Hehe, got lots of snuggles in, and lots of sweet-yummy baby smell...mmmm, seriously, there is nothing like the smell of a newborn baby. Yeah...I got a bit of the baby blues now. :P 
It was a wonderful time, that went by so incredibly fast...too fast. Mama and the babes are doing great! So thankful that everyone is healthy and doing well. 

During my busy visit, I still found time for some knitting. I made the twins each a pair of winter mitts. I meant to snag a picture of them to share with you, but I literally finished the last mitt the night before heading back home. With the rate those boys are growing, I hope the mitts last them through this winter! :P 

So, in Manitoba is gets much colder quicker than it does here in Ontario. I realized I need to scurry in knitting myself some warmer knits for this fast-approaching Canadian winter. Nope, I am still not used to the cold weather out here. I'm learning that the trick is all in wearing the proper gear before heading outside. I'm already half done with a pair of mitts, then a warmer hat, and, of course, a girl needs her, I think adding another warm cowl to my closet is very necessary(that will make a total of 2 cowls) not ridiculous, right? 

It's rare that I do any selfish knitting...I'm kind of excited...OK, a lot excited...I get to actually wear my finished product! Yay!