Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Vancouver in Thom's Vestee

This is "Vancouver". He's from Canada, funnily enough! He's from Victoria, BC, but I don't think the name "Victoria" is very becoming to a boy bear. Yes, a boy. Can't you tell? :-P

Anyway, here he is modelling Thom's Vestee. I sewed the side seams together (that was agonising and I had to improvise) and it still needs blocking, but I wanted to see how the shawl collar sat and Vancouver was the closest teddy at hand ;-)

My tote arrived!!

After a disappointing experience with my first ITEIV pal, I was blessed by a knitting angel who made me another tote.

Here it is :)

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Vestee nearly done!

Here are the latest progress shots of the vestee I'm knitting for my little guy. I only need to knit the shawl collar which I'll be able to do in an evening no worries.

It hasn't been drama free and I've had to make some improvisations here and there but I'm SO happy with how it's coming together!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Photos of our new house

We are homeowners :-D
Thom, his nanny (my mum) and I went to the house this afternoon with a few boxes. I was able to snap some photos before the truckloads and boxes and furniture get delivered!

Out the front door, looking left.

Front door and entrance.

Looking right from the front entrance towards the carport.

Looking out the front door.

Side of house (dark and spooky!)

Backyard (dining room windows on the left).

Looking left our of the laundry door.

Backyard. White gate through to carport (dining room windows on the left).


Esuite (shower).

Ensuite (vanity and door through to toilet).

Hallway (front door behind me and Thom is heading into the bathroom/ensuite).


Looking right out of the laundry door.

Thom checking out his "friend" in our wardrobe door.

Thom IN our walk in wardrobe.

Main bedroom (with my back to the ensuite).

Main bedroom from doorway.

Ensuite (bath side).





Main bedroom.

Thomas checking out the lightswitch in the 3rd bedroom.

Third bedroom.

Thom's bedroom.

Thom inspecting ANOTHER lightswitch.

And ANOTHER! (in main bedroom)


Dining Room.

Looking into the laundry from the dining room.


Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The tote is ready to make a looooooong journey to Judy

I finally finished putting together my package for the ITE IV and it's ready to make a looooong flight to Judy's home in the US.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

The vestee is va-va-vrooooooooming along

I don't know what's happened to me. Perhaps I'm just becoming a faster, more efficient knitter? I've now finished the front and back of the vestee and I'm half way through the first sleeve. Woohoo! Thom will actually get to wear his jumpie THIS winter. LOL!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Vestee progress shots

I've finished the back of Thom's jumper. Here are the progress shots so far.