Midnight Crocheter

Crocheting, Knitting and any type of yarn-crafts or needlework that tickles my fancy. Some personal blogging too.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Little ones

Check this kid out.

Yep, that's my Lucas! And a spaz at that one. He's so funny these days. We call him a "zouzouni" in Greek, which means a little bug/insect....something that skittles around and squirms around & into things. Basically, someone who can't sit still.

Here's an adorable picture of my sister, Leah, and my eldest son, Demetri. The two basically worship each other. Their relationship is just so precious.

These photos were taken on July 9 while visiting Leah's & Jamie's cottage (my sister & her hubby). (Thanks for the pics, Jamie!) It's a beautiful place on Lake Rosseau in the Muskoka region of Ontario. Definitely worth the 2 1/2 - 3 hour drive from Toronto. To see the rest of the pictures, click here.

On a crochet note, I haven't gotten anything done since we returned from our vacation. Correction. I tried working on a couple of rows on Patricia's poncho the other day, but I found 3 errors in the previous row and put it down. Didn't want to deal with it at that time. Will be working on it again during the drive to Stoney Lake tomorrow evening. I'm hoping to finish it this weekend and enjoy a peaceful weekend with my family away from the city.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Talented friends

Here's something catchy to get you through hump day!

My dear friend, Stashaholic, came up with this cool little yarn rendition of a Steve Miller song. Click here to read and sing aloud!

Warning (and don't say I didn't warn you): you may be stuck humming or singing this tune in your head all day! :-)

Monday, August 01, 2005

Diamonds in thread

I just realized that I never posted a pic of the final product from my posts of March 31 and April 4. Well, here it is...the Alaskan Diamonds doily. I'm very proud of this one. It was for a small doily exchange that I run on Happyghan. However, I'm now contemplating making one for myself, even with the bloody picots (Sally, I may just use your suggestion next time). The name of the booklet/leaflet is "One-Day Doilies" by House of White Birches. BTW this doily took me around 4 days to do. Figures. :-)

Back Again!

Hiya all. I'm so sorry it's been so long...life has been keeping me....well let's just say that I was hanging by a very thin thread until this past week (I'd say around size 100, kidding). I returned to work from my maternity leave on April 25 (the same day as my baby's first birthday ironically & trust me, not by choice), we moved into our new home in May, went through major training & transitions at work as well as major transitions here at home, and so much other personal garbage that it all kept me from keeping up with all my other interests. Thankfully we were away on vacation from last Monday July 25 until today. This vacation tore away at my stress and helped me feel like my old self again (I even got lots of crocheting done!), until of course we arrived back home and my gut started to feel all tight again.

That said, this vacation did us all good. DH (Gus), Demetri, Lucas and me, at my parent's trailer for a week in a wonderful trailer park on beautiful Stoney Lake. I grew up on this lake every weekend of every summer from the time I was 7 until around 20 or so. I love it up there. I really appreciate it so much more now than I did as a teenager, when I was dragged up there each weekend when my friends were having other fun in T.O. Now I fully appreciate its peaceful atmosphere and it's also so nice to get away from the city. The name of the park is Pilgrim's Rest. Appropriate, isn't it? If you ever feel like getting away for a weekend or longer, and you love camping & nature, this is definitely the place to be.

Well, off to bed soon but not before some well deserved self-pampering before I hit the office and its madness again tomorrow. A nice toe-polish and an eyebrow cleanup (can't go back looking like a bush-pig) will do the trick. 'Night all!