WIP Weds: Soper Creek Yarns “Yarn Challenge”

It’s that time again “The Yarn Challenge” at Soper Creek Yarns. The parcel has been acquired, contained therein a list of the challenge rules and 4 balls + 1 optional zip ball. The Challenge commences!

First the rules:

The yarn: Berroco Weekend

Chocolate, Taupe, Teal, Rust, and Cream

4mm dpns, 2 1/4″ cardboard disc and + 2 somethings that would give away what I am making and my favourite tool.

I don't know what this is called, but it has a hook at one end and a cable needle at the other end.

The teaser

No more info till the great reveal March 20th 

Well see ya Friday, take care :0)

FO’s 2012 = 11

Patterns from my own Library = 3

WIP’s 2012 = 7 + 1 = 8

Stash used =  15

Stash Purchased 2012 = 13

Books = 11

Visit Tami’s blog, Keep Calm and craft onKnit happy and Yarn along for more really neat stuff!

OOh if you are having a bad day remember the 29th only comes every 4 years :0)

Happy Birthday to any Leap Babies out there!

Funny! What happened when 4 Old Ladies got in an accident.

Very Funny voicemail message of man witnessing accident while on the phone!

FO Friday: Knitting as Therapy

It’s friday again! I hope you are all well and happy. Life is a little complicated around here. However with knitting and reading, the world continues to turn, and the concerns of today will pass and leave lovely Finished Objects in there wake.

I continue to plug away on my “Abigail Vest

Arc mittens

Arc Mittens

by Peggy O’Grady

published in Interweave Knits Accessories 2011

Review:  Once I figured out what they where aiming for it was fairly simple to knit these. However I would not recommend them for fit, with all the shaping at the back of your hand they don’t really fit properly. I would also use M1R & M1L rather than RL1, LL1 shaping they recommend. Looks almost the same, less gathered, lays flatter.

Books: If you have read this

Then I highly recommend this!

Mr Darcy takes a Wife by Linda Berdoll

I have read several sequels to Pride and Prejudice, I think this is my favourite.

FO’s 2012 = 11

Patterns from my own Library = 3

WIP’s 2012 = 7

Stash used =  15

Stash Purchased 2012 = 12

Books = 11

Visit Tami’s blog, Creative Friday , 2012 stash challenge, and Wonderwhygal for really neat stuff!

WIP Weds: Use 12 patterns from my own library in 2012!

Hello all,

This last week I have been reflecting on projects past. Looking at my many books, magazines and knitting leaflets, it has come to my attention that the majority of my projects in the last year have been from the web. I have decided that it is time to make use of my own library! Yes I continue to buy magazines, pamphlets and knitting books.  So I am going to make 12 things this year from patterns I already have. So I have added a new list to my totals. To begin this project, I started to count AFO (Already Finished Objects) 2012,   1) Sue’s EZ Toe-Up Socks  2) Coffee Cup sweater #4

3) “Arc Mittens

 by Peggy O’Grady

published in Interweave Knits Accessories 2011

Mitten 1

I also continue to plug away on my “Abigail vest

Almost half way there!

FO’s 2012 = 10

WIP’s 2012 = 7

Stash used =  14

Stash Purchased 2012 = 12

Patterns from my own Library = 2

Books = 10

Hop over to Tami’s blog and Yarn along for more amazing stuff

Winterlearn, Spinning in the snow on Saturday Feb 18th.

Durham Handspinning Guild

Event: Winterlearn Feb 18, 2012

Gwen and I demonstrating handspinning in Newcastle

The first Handspinning event of the year, and a snow storm. We where delighted to find a nice warm spot in front of the fireplace at the Newcastle Public Library. We have demonstrated Handspinning at this annual event for several years. It was our pleasure to attend again this year. The snow storm in the morning made us think the attendence might light, however more families showed up than we have had for a few years. Gwen was showing the little ones how to spin on the spindle, and I used the spinning wheel.

A great time was had by all!

FO Friday: So what happened to winter?

I can’t believe it, this time last year my backyard looked like this

This year my backyard looks like this.

Winter Feb 2012

Irony is, posting this on my blog and having it snow all day saturday then turn sunny clear and white, now that’s irony!

 Wishing for spring, so my FO this week is an anticipation of Easter.

Yes a bunny!

Easter Bunny

FO’s 2012 = 9 +1 = 10

WIP’s 2012 = 7

Stash used = 13 + 1 = 14

Stash Purchased 2012 = 10 + 1 = 11

Books = 10

Hop over to Tami’s blog for more amazing stuff!

Just too funny, do all knitters sound a little like this?

“Sh*t knitters say”

This was sooo funny, seems like most knitters have said some of these things one time or another. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48Tx32hwJ28

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