Thursday, May 21, 2009

Knit in Public Day (KIP)

Okay so here is the scoop on KIP in Moncton.

Hosted by Cricket Cove
June 13th,2009
10am until 3pm
In front of City Hall, Moncton, NB
If raining then in the Lobby of the Blue Cross Building (if that changes I will let you know)
What to bring:a beverage(although there are a lot of restaurants handy), a project to work on, or you can work on the preemie hats that will be going to both our local hospitals, something to sit on, a friend or two or 50.

What is KIP about. Check out the KIPwebsite.

Cricket Cove has chosen two preemie hat patterns to work on. These hats knit up fairly quickly. I knit the 3 needle one in 45 minutes on DPNs,which is very quick for me as I dislike using DPNs. I knit Michelle's in about an hour but I was using a worsted weight cotton-acrylic blend on 3.25mm. I imagine using the baby sport weight yarn and the required needle size I probably would have finished faster.Download the patterns and knit,knit,knit those hats and bring them along with you.Here are the pattern links:

Bev's Preemie 3 Needle Cap

Michelle's Preemie Hat to Match

You are of course more then welcome to knit any preemie hat that you desire with any of your stash. Cricket Cove will be supplying a limited amount of copies of the patterns and yarn. As I am winding the yarn into manageable sizes it will be available on site on the 13th of June. I hear there maybe a few prizes given away as well.For more information drop into Cricket Cove at 303 Mountain Road
Moncton, NB. Open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm, or call 384-7290.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Knitting at Read's

Oops! Due to the holiday weekend Read's closed at 6pm tonight the 18th so we will be meeting there on Wednesday night the 20th of May at 6pm.Bring whatever you are working on, relax have a cup of coffee, browse the books and magazines and share your enthusiasm with fellow knitters.See you there.
AKA Cindy

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Made in Mexico

Okay so I have been back from Mexico for 10 days now and I am overdue for posting.We had a wonderful time at the Palladium Colonial resort on the Mayan Riviera.It was very sunny and hot.The beach was glorious and yes I am peeling.That is right for like the 2nd time in my life!!Let me just state that we saw no evidence of the swine flu while we were there. This was our 3rd trip to Mexico's Mayan Riviera and our 2nd to this resort. The last time we were at the Palladium was in 2003. Any guesses what Pandemic was going on then? You guessed it, it was SARS. I told DH that we will not be visiting any Palladium resorts again. Big sigh of relief from the rest of the world.

I did manage to do some knitting while I was there.I tend to get up fairly early so I knit before the rest of my family would wake up. I actually finished the Drooping Elm socks at by Christie Pruitt. So that was what was made in Mexico. I knit my pair out of Sisu yarn and I used Magic Loop. They are pictured below.

Prior to leaving I stopped at L.K. Yarns in Halifax,NS and picked up some yummy sock yarn. The day before we left I received my ball winder from Knit Picks and made a mess of a skein of yarn that I tried to wind from the back of a chair. Ever done that? Yuck! So I was off to Cricket Cove ASAP after getting back and purchased a yarn swift. I am so glad I went because,drum roll please, Cricket Cove in Moncton is hosting a Knit in Public Day! Yeah!! That is right fellow knitters on Saturday, June 13th, 2009 Cricket Cove invites all Moncton and area knitters to join them and participate with knitters the World over and knit in public..I am so excited by this.The plan is to knit on preemie hats for the local hospitals but I am certain you can knit whatever you want.Please check back often as I will be posting the details as they are made available to me.

Monday night we met at Read's and had a great time. We will be meeting again on the 18th at 6pm.See you there.