WIP Weds: Almost Wordless Weds…

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A Box of Boxes Blanket (12 Boxes)

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Beryl Blanket (54 Hexes)

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Top Down Swing Pullover

Actual colour more indigo. Sleeve #1 done.

Actual colour more indigo. Sleeve #1 done.

My Spring Socks

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Current WIP List (10)

    1. Top Down Swing Pullover – One sleeve done
    2. My Spring Socks – My design
    3. Beryl BlanketLong term project
    4. Box of Boxes Blanket Long term project
    5. Easy Peazy Shawlalmost done
    6. Kelp Forest Shawlette very close to done
    7. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry

FO’s 2013 = 6

WIPS 2013 = 9 + 1 = 10

Used of purchased patterns from Rav = 34 – 6 = 28

Stash Used 2013 = 4

Books 2013 = 8

Thanks again for visiting,

cya Friday

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FO Friday: Declaration of War!

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Yes War has been declared!

Leftover SockYarn Bunny season is open!

Image courtesy: knittingpatterndepot.blogspot.com Thanks!

 

Beryl Blanket = 42 + 10 = 52 1/2 (Hexes Finished so far)

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There is a puff version on ravely, that didn’t appeal to me as much. I don’t think it would survive the boyz and the furry moths! Here is my first experiment with half Hexes to even up the salvage, at the bottom edge.

Box of Boxes Blanket = 9

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Just came to me one night as I was drifting off. I have odd balls of sockyarn leftovers I want to use up. The full squares are 5″ and quarters are 2 1/2″.

I have to find a project for DK, Worsted and Bulky yarn Bunnies next! Anyone with suggestions?

I finished the Modjeska Hat for DH late last night

Fits him nicely. He wares a rather large hat and he doesn't like ribbing, so I modified the pattern with a facing. It go very well with his winter coat.

Fits him nicely. He wares a rather large hat and he doesn’t like ribbing, so I modified the pattern with a facing. It will look good with his winter coat which is this green and black.

Found on Ravelry: My Fair Cardi by Julie Farmer

This freebie caught my eye sometime ago.

Music to knit by: Pachelbel’s Canon in D

Audio book for the day: Shakespeare’s Sonnets by William Shakespeare

Current WIP List (10)

    1. Beryl BlanketLong term project
    2. Box of Boxes Blanket Long term project
    3. Easy Peazy Shawlalmost done
    4. Kelp Forest Shawlette very close to done
    5. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry

FO’s 2013 = 5 + 1 = 6

WIPS 2013 = 10 – 1 = 9 

Used of purchased patterns from Rav = 34 – 6 = 28

Stash Used 2013 = 2 + 2 = 4

Books 2013 = 8

Thanks again for visiting,

cya Weds

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And Jack’s back in Jail again!

He goes to jail everytime he bugs Willow. He is spending less time in Jail, but he hides under the chair when he sees me get up, to but him in it :0)

He goes to jail every time he bugs Willow. He is spending less time in Jail, but he hides under the chair when he sees me get up, to but him in it :0)

List: Seen on Ravelry!

Ravelry is such a fund of patterns I decided to highlight some of my favorites! Life is too short to knit them all, but like any good Cookbook, it’s fun to gaze at and imagine :0)

WIP Weds: The Celebration Continues!

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The festivities continue! My 2nd Blogaversary was yesterday, 

Last Friday’s gift was Toddler Tootsies pdf  so today I have a 2nd present for you :0)

Micah’s Blanky

Great gift for a Baby Shower, or child’s birthday. At 24”x36” it is the perfect size for a crib, stroller, or a car seat.This comfy little blanket is knit from the bottom-up with Garter stitch borders and a flat edge stitch detail. Knit in worsted, so works up quickly. The lace design is worked over 4 rows with only 2 lace rows to remember.

Micah's Blankie

Micah’s Blankie

So on to my Works in Progress, it is Wednesday after all!

DH has been bugging for a new hat since DS pinched his. Truth is they both need a new one! Well I had been thinking about doing The Modjeska Hat that  texaspurlgurl gifted me last month. So here we go!

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I modified the pattern by making a facing rather than ribbed edge. Living in Canada, my fella prefers a double thickness over his ears.

I continue to work on what I have now dubbed my Christmas sweater!

Moved to box as it is getting too large for my bag, and my furry children were getting too interested in it.

Moved to box as it is getting too large for my bag, and my furry children were getting too interested in it.

It may not be done till next Christmas ;0)

I have been Spring cleaning or fresh starting would be more accurate.
In shuffling through my Ravelry pgs.

I realized I have purchased 34 patterns and have only made 6!

New List! I love lists they make me feel so organized!

Current WIP List (9)

    1. Beryl BlanketLong term project
    2. Easy Peazy Shawl – almost done
    3. Kelp Forest Shawlette very close to done
    4. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry
Audiobook I am reading while knitting:
Walden by Henry David Thoreau Read by Gord Mackenzie. I read this years ago, and found in it a call to simplification of life.

Book this week: The Warden by Anthony Trollope (Ebook)
I am so fond of The Barchester Chronicles Series I bought the Complete works of Anthony Trollope for my Kobo (only $2.88) There are books in this collection that are no longer in print, plus other writings and biography! This book is a particular favourite. The main character is such a nice little man and you really feel for him all the way through. Delightful, a classic worth reading!
Music offering: “Great Big Sea” was such a success last week here is
Old Brown’s Daughter beautiful  acapella.

FO’s 2013 = 5

WIPS 2013 = 9

Used of purchased patterns from Rav = 34 – 6 = 28

Stash Used 2013 = 2

Books 2013 = 8

Thanks again for visiting,

cya Friday

I’m off to visit Tami’s, then on to my blogwalk

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Thank you Bev for the size charts!

I am passing on these measurement lists that I found at Bev’s Country cottage blog

Hats: (newborn to Adult)

Newborns  Head Circumference 13″ – 14 ”  33-36cm; hat circ = 11.5″ – 13″ Hat height = 5.5 to 6″ 13-15 cm

Baby – 3 to 6 months   Head Circumference: 14″ – 17 ”  36-43 cm; Hat height= 6.5 – 7″ 15-18 cm

Baby – 6 to 12 months Head Circumference: 16″ – 19 ” 41-48 cm ;  Hat height = 7.5″  18 cm

Toddler – preschooler (12 months – 3 years) Head Circumference: 18″ to 20 ” 46 -48 cm; Hat height = 8″  20 cm

Child (3 – 10 years) Head Circumference: 19″ – 20 1/2″  48-51 cm; Hat height =8.5″  22cm

Pre-teens and Teens  Hat Head Circumference: 20 1/2″ – 22″   53 -56 cm; height 9-10″  25 cm

Adult Woman Head Circumference:  21.5″ – 22.5″  Hat height = 11″

Adult Man Head Circumference:  23″ – 24″  58.4 cm – 61 cm; Hat height = 11″-11.5″

Feet: (Premmie to Adult)

Foot Size Chart for babies

Preemies 1-2 lbs Foot Length 1″ – 1 3/4″  2½-4 cm

2-3 lbs
Foot Length 2″ – 2 1/2″  4-5 cm

3-5 lbs
Foot Length 2 1/2″ – 3″  5-7 cm

5-7 lbs
Foot Length 3″ – 3 1/2″  7-9 cm

7-9 lbs
Foot Length 3 1/4″ – 3 3/4″  9-10 cm (most needed size for newborns)

OLDER KIDS FEET For older kids and adults, feet vary so much in size, you will need to measure each persons foot to be more accurate.

3 -6  months Foot Length 4″ – 4.5″  10-12 cm

6 months – 1 year 4.25″ – 4.75″  12-13 cm

18 months – 2 years
Foot Length    4.5″ – 5.5″ 13-14 cm

2 years – 4 years
Foot Length  5.5″ – 6″ 14-15 cm

5-8 years
Foot Length 6” – 7″ 16-18 cm

12 years Foot Length 7″ – 8.5″ 18-21 cm

Adult  Woman Foot Length  8″ – 11″  20-27 cm (I wear a size 9.5-10 (European 42) women’s shoe and my foot measures 10.5″ 26 cm not standing on it.)

Adult Man Foot Length 10″ – 12″  25-36 cm (My son wears a 12.5 (European 46) shoe and his foot measures 11.25″ 27 cm  long not standing on it.)

I found this SOCK ANALYSIS CHART that lists so much information about sock sizes for all ages!

Sweater measurements: (2yrs to 14yrs)

Approximate Sweater Measurements- remember children vary in height and width but these are meant to be a guideline.  If you are making these for humanitarian causes, the sweater you make will fit someone:

Size in years:

Age 2-3:   Chest – 22″   Back neck to waist – 9″   Sleeve –  12.25 -13″

Age 4-5:   Chest –  24″   Back neck to waist – 11″   Sleeve – 15″

Age 6-7:   Chest –  27″   Back neck to waist – 12″   Sleeve – 16.5″

Age 8-9:   Chest –  29″   Back neck to waist – 13″   Sleeve – 17.5″

Age 10-11:   Chest – 30″   Back neck to waist – 14.25″   Sleeve – 18″

Age 12-13:   Chest – 32″   Back neck to waist –  15.25″   Sleeve – 21″

Age 14:   Chest – 34   Back neck to waist – 15.5″   Sleeve – 24″

Blankets:

Blanket Sizes (approximate) For preemies, blankets without ‘holes’ are best.

Small Preemie: 18″ – 20″ square 45 cm – 50 cm square

Medium Preemie: 20″ – 22″ square 50 cm – 56 cm sq

Large Preemie: 22″ – 30″ square 55 cm – 75 cm sq

Full Term Baby: 32″ – 36″ square  80-90 cm sq

Baby 30″ x 36″ = crib sized (6″ granny squares= 5 across x 6 down ~ 30 sq)

Children  42″x 48″  (6″ squares= 7 across x 8 down ~ 56 sq)

Lapghan often used in seniors homes 36″ x 48″ (6″ squares= 6 across x 8 down ~ 48 squares)
Adult Afghan (Will fit across top of bed)  48″ x 72″ = twin sized.  (6″ squares= 8 across x 12 down ~ 96 squares) Adult Double Bed  (Will fit across top of bed and over just a bit)  60″ x 84″ = full sized.  (6″ squares= 10 across x 14 down ~ 160 squares)

I recommend crocheting a double crocheted or shell crocheted edge around each blanket to finish it nicely. Most places that serve others won’t need these size mattress covers, but some of you might for family etc.  These are the actual mattress sizes though and not the blanket sizes.  You will need to make the blankets at least 6″ wider and longer so they fit over a person when laying on the bed.  In fact a foot larger would be more comfy!

Queen Mattress 60″ wide x 80″ long
Cal-King Mattress 72″ wide x 84″ long
King Mattress 76″ wide x 80″ long

 

FO Friday: My Blog is a Toddler!

It is my Blogs 2nd Anniversary January 22!

To Celebrate I have a gift for you Toddler Tootsies pdf

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These little socks are a great stashbusters, knit from the top-down they have a gathered toe. No grafting. Takes less than 22gms of sock yarn.

I also want to thank Natalie B. at Marigolds’ Loft for featuring my Sock Ball Cosies by Kerstin Geiger on her favourite Links on Thursday :0)

Music for your enjoyment: Rollicking Canadian East Coast Music

“The Night Pat Murphy Died” sung by Great Big Sea

FO’s 2013 =  3 + 2 = 5

WIPS 2013 = 10 – 1 = 9

Stash Used 2013 =  1 + 1 = 2

Books 2013 = 7 + 1 = 8

Thanks again for visiting,

cya Friday

I’m off to visit Tami’s, then on to my blogwalk

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WIP Weds: Top and Toes

Hello all! <wave>

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Guess what I’ve been up to! It has been so warm around here, all the snow has melted off the front lawn. So much for living in the Great White North. I’ve decided to Spring clean in January…

I was looking at my Ravelry Queue and was shocked that it had 647 projects in it, so with a little trimming here and there I am down to just the essential 562 :0)

And Knitting!

Pure and Simple Top Down Swing Pullover by Diane Soucy

Working on the left sleeve, still to finish body and right sleeve.

Working on the left sleeve, still to finish body and right sleeve.

Toddler Tootsies (my design)

Toddler Socks for my 2yr blog anniversary :0)

Toddler Socks for my 2yr blog anniversary, gift pattern coming up :0)

Did you see this on Ravelry:   This week Modjeska Hat by Tracey Grzegorczyk  this pattern was on my queue wish list. texaspurlgurl generously gifted it to me last month. She noticed my Scrap Jar on Ravelry Radar and sent me this treat.  Hope to make it for DH soon.

Book of the week: Mr Darcy takes a Wife by Linda Berdoll

I have read this many times, a great continuation of “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen. This is the first of 2 books about Darcy and Elizabeth. I like how Linda Berdoll, depicted their evolving marrried relationship. I enjoyed this book so much, I purchased it for my new Ereader. Well worth it as I reread favourite books every few years. This is one of a few dozen, especially after reading “Pride and Prejudice”. (read recently)

Audiobook of the week: Persuasion by Jane Austen

Music Link: Fields of Gold Sung by Sting

FO’s 2013 =  3

WIPS 2013 = 9 + 1 = 10

Stash Used 2013 =  1

Books 2013 = 4 + 3 = 7

Thanks again for visiting,

cya Friday

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