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!

January 30, 2011

Learn to Crochet - Check

Yes, the first of my New Year's Resolutions can be checked off.

Thankfully my New Year's resolution wasn't to become proficient at crochet! but just to learn it.  :)  And I did that.





I do plan to practice and try a pattern other than a dishcloth so that I can try the Single Crochet and Double Crochet as well as be able to follow a pattern.  I did start a small piece and I know I made some mistakes so I'd like to be able to learn how to identify what I've crocheted so I know how many Double Crochets I've completed.

And so I have lots to learn!

Here you can see the first piece where I learned how to get started and the sc (single crochet) and dc (double crochet) and hdc (half double crochet) so that we could try a pattern for a "Mile a Minute" afghan sampler.

Next we started a dishcloth out of cotton and I think I got the hang of that. I did a few rows and then started my afghan sampler.  No photos of either of those, sorry.  :)  Maybe next time.

Thanks so much to the Crochet Club of London for this workshop!  I know I have a friend who'd love to attend if you hold another, and I know Maureen has a friend who'd love to come too!  Please, book another Learn To Crochet workshop date!

January 26, 2011

Wednesday Wonder - Waiting Song

Waiting Song
Theresa Sokyrka


Another one of my favourite songs by this wonderful artist.

January 22, 2011

Day Tripping: Muscedere Vineyards - A Wine Tasting Experience


A Wine Tasting Experience
We started with the 2008 Sauvignon Blanc on the right.
Second from the right is the 2007 Unoaked Chardonnay.
In the centre is the 2009 Rose.
Second from the left is the 2008 Pinot Noir.
The far left is the 2008 Baco Noir Reserve.



January 21, 2011

Giveaway at JenniferSquires.com - WIN Lake Erie #9


Click the photo for details!

Jennifer Squires launched her newest photograph - Lake Erie #9 - this month.

It's amazing!

As are ALL of her photos.

This is your chance to own one - free! - by taking part in her blog giveaway.

January 19, 2011

January 08, 2011

My Girl Guides of Canada Trefoil Cup Cozy pattern

My Girl Guides of Canada Trefoil Cup Cozy pattern was included in the Winter 2011 issue of the Canadian Guider magazine!

I am sure I suggested that my email address be included in case anyone knitting the pattern had any questions, but it wasn't published. 

So, if you're knitting the pattern, and you have questions, contact me here or through my etsy shop!