Limekiln Knits

Location: Huron County, Canada

Thursday, March 09, 2006


So much for PRONTO Ponchos!!

I haven't finished one yet! Not even the knitting part which is the easy part.
The putting together and fringe-ing will represent another Olympic endeavour.

But since the harlot is such a bad example - did you see all that stufff she has started? - I tried my hand last night at a Newfoundland Mitt pattern that I found after much searching on the internet.

BUT it only has a thumb - not the separate finger and thumb as in this picture. And the pattern is definitely not this lovely thing. The cuff is ribbed in only one colour. SO can you tell me how they did the two yarn thing here?

Remember I can't jazz-knit! I need it like - S-P-E-L-L-E-D O-U-T!

So if anyone knows Denise's sister's husband's mother in Newfoundland, will you post her pattern?! Otherwise, I may have to take a wee road trip to the Rock this summer in search of knitting patterns! I am serious.....

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Looks good! Feels good!

Now I'm racing to finish the ponchos pronto!

I already know where I am going from here!

Wait til you see the REAL Newfoundland Mitt I spotted yesterday!

Monday, February 27, 2006

As promised.

Took me a while today to arrange the photo shoot without both my friend and I looking like weirdos here at work!

I do do do so like it! Think I may wear it as a shawl however. Is it still called a clapotis then? Can I still eat croissants?

Am considering another - so you see it wasn't that bad! But it if hadn't been for the "team" of 4000, I probably would have packed it in without finishing once I figured out those stitches I never heard of before (tfb, ssk) and saw the pattern! But I think I like finished projects.....

I started a small project Saturday night. A child's poncho. For charity. I may even make two - for sisters. Will tell you more about the project in a future post - at present I am pretty sketchy on the details.

Am going to ask my granddaughter to make a gold star she can paste on my forehead everytime I finish one of my unfinished projects! I can't tell you how many - and I am afraid to count them. Stay tuned. Feel the energy!

Saturday, February 25, 2006

I DID IT!! Finished something for a change! Well, almost. I still have to thread in the loose ends and pull all the dropped stitches but it will be done this evening.

I cast off Thursday night around 9:30. Eyes were a lttle crossed and I was not sure what a purl was anymore! Had that experience once before in these "games" - think marathons can have that effect too! It is not euphoria I speak of, but the opposite when there is no flow, no "in the moment", when you seem to have forgotten how to do something you have done thousands of times!

But so close to the finish, you slog it on over the line! Here is proof. See no needles!

Thanks Steph for this wonderful idea. Let's do it every February just to get us through the month! Think maybe you should draw up a curriculum and issue a degree to distance knitters! Oh I am such a goody student-type!

Will post again Monday a picture of the ends-in and all the dropped stitches pulled. A camera and a computer are not items I have at home. Going to work has its benefits!

Saturday, February 11, 2006

One of my favourite quotes is by the historian Herodotus who observed that "Most things never happen at the right time and the rest never happen at all."

I would like to amend his observation to include those things that happen that are totally accidental - like this blog site for example!

We have my 11 year old granddaughter to praise or blame for this one. At the very least she is propelling her Grandma into the 21st century! Heck! like Thelma, I think I might just have a knack for this!

The inspiration for both of us was a Knitting Challenge and yesterday at the opening of the Winter Olympics in Torino we (4000 and counting across this big wide world!) took up needles and cast on. We must be FINISHED by the closing Olympic ceremonies on February 26. To find out more about this, check out

As soon as I can figure out how to post a picture of my "clapotis" and/or post the "team" buttons of my grandaughter, I will be back with more pithy name-dropping!

Check out Becca's site,