r-anne-dom : a place for me (anne) to leave random blog posts.
Such as:
..knitting, sewing, and other random activities pursued
..Girl Guides of Canada : yep, Guiding Lives Here
..the 4 shops on Etsy : one features quality handmade items; the second has lots of patterns, & crafting supplies; the third is stocked with Vintage; and the fourth is guiding flowers.
Enjoy the r-anne-domness!

February 28, 2010

Caribbean Memories

The ocean ... waves of blues, turquoise and greens.

I checked out the websites and saw that I was able to bring my knitting needles along on the plane - great, I thought! and I picked out a pair of straight needles that I could part with, just in case.
;-) ... I knew I had several pairs in this size.

At the airport, we discovered that they needed to go into checked luggage. [sigh] So much for knitting on the plane!

Instead, I knit while sitting in the almost-sun. It was fairly cloudy but who knew that you could get a burn through clouds? Yes, you can.

So here are the dishcloths that I knit while on vacation. As I prepare the photos, I'll be adding these Caribbean Memories dishcloths to my Etsy shop.

This dishcloth was knit on the last day there - while the dark clouds threatened rain and the ocean turned darker shades of blue with just hints of turquoise and green ... ... and that's why I added a strip of variegated colour to the middle of this cloth. It's one of a kind!

Oh, and these photos were snapped on the stucco half-wall of the hotel staircase (not in the sand as they may appear).

Watch for all of these dishcloths to be available at ennadoolf.etsy.com!

February 22, 2010

Thinking Day and 100 Years of Girl Guides

And quoting the words of the Chief Commissioner of Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada:
"It’s World Thinking Day 2010, a time to show our support for girls and young women around the world. The WAGGGS global theme for World Thinking Day 2010 is girls worldwide say 'together we can end extreme poverty and hunger'.

For Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada Members across the country, Thinking Day is a special time to take pride in belonging to an organization which enables girls to be confident, resourceful and courageous, and to make a difference in the world."
Chris Burton, Chief Commissioner
The 64th London Guides will be making a difference by donating to assist Girl Guides in Haiti.
If you'd like to help as well, please click the Donate button to visit our JustGiving page.
2010 is also a celebration of 100 years of Girl Guides!
Help us celebrate!
Girl Greatness Starts Here!

February 14, 2010

2010 Vancouver Olympics Medal Count

Thanks to Vancouver2010.com for this great widget.

February 12, 2010

Fair Isle Mittens to match the Tam

I made a pair of fair isle mittens to match the tam I made last month!

Remember the tam ...

The tam was my first attempt at fair isle knitting so I thought I'd jump right in and use part of the fair isle pattern and put them on mittens!

The hat is now owned by my mom ... and I've sent the mittens to her as a surprise! I hope she likes them!

February 09, 2010

Teams on Tuesday - Vintage and Supplies

Vintage Market Team on Etsy
If you love vintage, this is your place to shop!

Click here to search for the "vmteam" tags to find lots of great vintage items!

My shop - Vintage And Such - is a member of this great team.

Etsy Supplies Street Team

(aka Team ESST)

Need supplies for your artistic endeavors?
Need patterns?
Need inspiration to create?

Check out the Team ESST shops, including my shop - Patterns And Such - by searching for "team esst" for all your crafting supplies.

February 08, 2010

Put That in the Rearview Mirror

Has anyone heard this new catch phrase?
"Put that in the rearview mirror"

It refers to something you want to put behind you, or finished projects. aka FOs in knitting terms.

I heard it today. I rather like it today. I wonder how soon I will tire of it?

Like "too much on my plate" - I was tired of that one the first time I heard it!

I wonder what other new catch phrases are popping up this year?

Here's a FO (finished object) from my etsy shop.