Dirghagama Baby Cardigan

Don’t worry, I can’t say the name of this pattern either.  

I did this super cute little cardigan from some yarn I had in my stash.  I love when you can do a project so pretty from one skein of yarn and you didn’t have to go out and buy specifically for it…it’s practically free! (Follow Dana logic here.)

I don’t know who it’s going to be for, but it is always good to have one ready to go. Babies pop out all the time, you know! 

Here are the deets: 

Pattern:  Dirghagama Baby Cardigan by Henriette Roued-Cunliffe

 Yarn:  Jeanette Sloan’s Chunky Baby Alpaca (so incredibly soft)

Colour:  Pink

Needles: US 11 or 8mm on a 24″ Circular

Knit for: A lucky little girl.

Next, I need to finish up a cowl for my mom and think about designing a new pattern. Married life has been very sweet so far and much easier than I anticipated, but we have been spending free time looking for new furniture and upgrading my old pots and pans..   We have been having some lovely meals with the new ones that I have recently acquired and I’m still learning tons of things about cooking from Masterchef Australia. I’m sure I will be posting about some more of my food adventures in the future as I start to experiment more in the kitchen. 

For now though, I think it is time for a quick nap or some reading…which usually leads to a quick nap.


Wedded Bliss

It’s been a few weeks, but I have returned to Vancouver after our wedding and we are having our first weekend together, and it has been a busy one so far, but also a great one catching up with friends. 

As for the wedding it was more amazing than I could have imagined.  Everything came together beautifully, and it was a really low stress day.  I even woke up and had some time to knit with my sister before we had to get our hair done at 11am.  I even went with my brother-in-law Tim and got my favourite blended latte.  I had enough ‘stamps’ to get a free drink and they also happened to be giving away samples of my favourite cookie, so it was a nice little treat.

Dave and I’s first look went well and we got in some good shots before the ceremony, which calmed our nerves.

The reception went over famously.  The food was great, the drinks were great, the dancing and photo booth were a blast and I think everyone had an awesome time. 

I think one of my favourite moments was the gift card toss we did instead of the bouquet and garter toss.  Our friends went crazy for the cards, which we tossed in socks.  Who wouldn’t want a gift card for an awesome dinner at Portland Craft or coffee and donut’s at 49th Parallel?  Both places that are on Main Street close to our home and where we love to go ourselves. 

Three days later and we were on our way to Ontario for another reception with my extended family.  It was a very busy few days, but it was so nice to catch up with so many people who we don’t get to see every time we come down.  Amazing to have everyone come to us!

We also got to spend time with my nieces and nephews who grow so much every time I see them.   Here are a couple of the stinkers with Dave and I.  Miss Ivry Troublemaker and Handsome Trent.

We had tons of kids activities at the Ontario reception, which was in my parent’s backyard, because there were about 30 kids that came, and we needed play space.  My parents tree house definitely got some good use… and it wasn’t just from the kids!

After dinner was done and it started getting dark, we lit some paper lanterns and let them off into the sky.  The kids and adults both loved this activity and we knew it would be special as, most likely, no one had experienced this before. 

After the Ontario event, we were off to California for a couple days of relaxing in the LA area.  We stayed in Newport Beach, about a block from the ocean, and did day trips to Santa Monica and San Diego, but also had two days to sit at the beach, check out the town and do some shopping.  It as a really great, relaxing trip.   

It is so nice to be back though and we are enjoying life together so far.  Now that the wedding is over it is time to refocus my life and think about how that is going to look over the Fall.  I’m thinking of joining a Kick Boxing class on Thursday nights and I’m trying to master some new cooking techniques and work on some new knitting projects.  I’m sure there will be more to come on those later, but for now, I need to get my butt in gear and get some things done around the condo.  Later!