Saturday, April 26, 2014

Camping/Sailing Fever

Last Summer while on a camping trip we shared with about 80 other die-hard, fiberglass camper lovers....Mr. and I won a 2 hour sail on a beautiful 68 foot Schooner.  Since then, we've been talking and planning about having our own sail boat one day.  So a couple of months ago we decided to sell our "Big Boler" camper and get a smaller fiberglass camper.....AND A BOAT!

Last week the plan came to fruition...with the sale of B-17, our beloved big boler...


We were able to purchase a Trillium 4500 that is in excellent shape...




It may look a little tatty now, but since it's in as good a shape as it is, the work is all superficial and a matter of personal taste.  I will of course be posting the "after" pics once we get her all dolled up in her party dress, but for now, you'll have to settle for this teaser....



We did get our boat as well, more news on that will follow in future posts as we haven't had time to take any pictures of it yet.  I can tell you that it's a 1979, Catalina 22.  It is in good shape also, and like the camper, needs a little love.  Mr. and I are very excited about both of our new toys and are looking forward to Summer evenings around the campfire and Summer afternoons on the ocean.  Now if we can just get some more Spring like weather it would be a help :)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mittens

This week is all about Mittens.....


...and I put the Granny Triangle Bunting together for the front window....


...took another armful of goodies to Rose Cottage Antiques and Gifts in Summerside as well.  What have you been making?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Playing Hooky

I've taken a wee break from knitting because that darn "Granny Fever" has hit me again.  It came on all of a sudden and hit me like a sack of wet cats (I'm assuming that a sack of wet cats is very heavy, although I've never actually experienced one).  I couldn't help myself...with hook in hand I started to envision delightful squares being made into over-the-shoulder bags...wait!  Didn't we do that 40 years ago!!!  Ah, who cares, it's a timeless classic and a throw back to decade that shaped me as a child.



Just needs an I-chord strap to pull it all together.

But the madness hasn't ended with 70's Granny Bags....

Last year I enjoyed watching Lucy at Attic 24 making Granny Triangle Bunting.  Well, I thought it would be a good idea to have a string of these adorable triangles hanging the the store window.



I figure a dozen triangles should do it so that only leaves me 2 more.  They are quick to make, they're great stash busters (especially for the little leftover bits) and they should add a lot of colour to my store front.

If you would like the pattern for these, click on the Attic 24 link above and it will take you to Lucy's triangle blog post, it's a beautiful blog, full of colour and crochet.

Happy Hooking! :)