Good Morning all you fibreholics. Have you finished your Christmas preparations? I am almost done! The biggest thing I had to do was for Mom. Tah Dah… for more info look here.
16 Dec 2011 3 Comments
09 Dec 2011 7 Comments
and the Gingko Shawl for my mother is almost completed.
Meanwhile I have finished my Christmas gift for you
Merry Christmas, I hope the season brings you all that you deserve and more!
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02 Dec 2011 3 Comments
Winter has arrived, we had major flurries on Weds. and it is getting cold enough to wear the winter, winter coat as opposed to the fall coat or the winter coat. We also have a basement, upstairs, and an up-upstairs. Did I ever tell you we are a bit of an odd family? Well back to the preparations for Christmas. This will be the first year MiL will come here for Christmas eve dinner (my DH is of german extraction) at 85 yrs she has finally passed the torch to us, as BiL in not kitchen friendly. DH is taking great pleasure planning and replanning the festive dinner for his Mom. On Christmas day it will be dinner with my parents (I am of english extraction). It is amazing how well it has worked out over the years, never any conflict over who to go to when at Christmas, and we have always lived close enough to make the trip to each house a pleasure. My brother is not so lucky as SiL’s family is in the states so we only see them for Christmas every other year, and this is not the year… I always miss them when they don’t come up from Wisc.
Well, here are the promised Christmas Decorations, beware they are really addictive!
25 Nov 2011 4 Comments
Finished the 198 yds of Heaven for MiL, had only a golf ball size ball of yarn
left. This was a totally delightful pattern to knit. My only complaint is that, it really is a bit small (approx 46″ x 22″)
If I had more yarn I would probably had done a few more repeats. However MiL is a good 6″ shorter than I am, to the proportion should be fine. The actual colour is deeper.
Currently reading a Pulitzer Prize winner. A rather absorbing examination of the development of civilization. Why some cultures took off and why others did not. Puts a whole new perspective on 3rd world countries vs the 1st world. Starts in prehistory, with human migration. You don’t have to be a scholar to enjoy this thought-provoking book.
Beryl Blanket hexagon count for this week so far 19
Well, have a delightful weekend, if you have time visit Tami’ Blog
18 Nov 2011 6 Comments
Finally finished the Christmas Sock, miracle of miracles before Christmas! Will be presented stuffed with small presents.
Look here for details.
Not really impressed with the gusset instructions, basically there were none!!!! This is not a pattern for a beginner it is not clear! The charts are good but, I would give this pattern a poor rating otherwise. Experience required. However I have to admit, I am delighted with the end result.
Pattern: Light Foot from Red Bird knits
Knit on 4.5mm circ in Kertzer Northern Worsted.
Well that’s all for this week. Visit Tami’s blog for more FO Fridays.
11 Nov 2011 2 Comments
Well it’s friday again! All in all a fairly productive week. Finished my Baby Hat , Mittens and designed a little scarf, for the Christmas craft sale and rounded the corner so to speak on the Christmas sock. I have been on a reading jag so the house is a bit of a tip. One has to have priorities, lol.
We are going on an adventure this weekend. As some of you know hubby has had some challenges this summer, that brought our lives to almost a stand still. Things are getting back to normal… thank goodness, so to celebrate we are going into Toronto to the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum). Yes we are geeks! It has been a while since we have visited this world class museum. Hubby, myself, our DS and his GF (who is also a little geeky) plan to enjoy the exhibits then go to the “Old Spaghetti Factory” for supper.
Well for more Fun Friday projects check out Tami’s blog.
Thanks for stopping by and have a nice weekend.
04 Nov 2011 2 Comments
The leaves are turning, colours that never look so good in knitting and spinning.
I live east of Toronto, Canada, on Lake Ontario. The weather here in the fall alternates between cool, wet and cool sunny. Fall only lasts a couple of weeks around here, leaves will probibly be gone by next week. If you missed it, wednesday I posted the pictures of the Bazaar.
Finished Baby Cardigan From Cabin Fever Basic Sweater, Size 9 months, on 5mm, used Kertzer Northern Worsted (Black), Red Heart supersaver (Fall). 5 buttons.
Finished the “Zig Zag Scarf” by Tina Berry, 5mm, used SMC Northern Worsted.
The Garage and front door is done! I wondered if they could be finished before the weather turned cold and white.
Well, that’s it for now. Have a good weekend.
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28 Oct 2011 6 Comments
Woot, capering around, dance, bottom wiggle!
Count um 4 done! It only took one month.
Presenting “Warm Collar in 4 yarns” (Dicky) the pattern is now available on Ravelry.com Enjoy!
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Thanks for stopping by, have a nice weekend!
21 Oct 2011 5 Comments
On WIP Wed I showed you the developing selection of dickies/collars whatever…
Well another one hits the dust! I think, so far it is may favourite. Purple and blue are my colours of choice. I plan to make a Roarin cloche to match. However the furry moth managed to unzip the knitting bag and nibble the skein! I now have 3 balls of varying sizes to make my hat.
Under interrogation she insisted she was at the store buying cat food. DH and DS said they saw her there.
She is very lucky that she is cute!
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14 Oct 2011 3 Comments
It has been a wet week here in Ontario Canada. Needless to say the garage is still not painted. However the boys are happy enough to put it off.
As mentioned on Wednesday I have finished another Dicky. This one is in Aran weight yarn, Cascade 220 on 5mm needles.
I have noticed that some of you have been recording what you have been reading and have decided to share my current book too.
The Rogue Hunter by Lynsay Sands, this is number 10 of 16 in the Argeneau Series about an immortal family of vampires. This author has a wicked sense of humour. I have just purchased the most recent book and have enjoyed rereading the the previous ones in preparation to read the new ones. If you want to view my reading list for 2011 look here.
For more more FO Friday pop over to to Tami’s Blog and see what others have been making this week. Thanks for visiting and come back soon :0)