FO Friday: Work, Work, Work!

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Super busy!

I know it seems a little weird that I’m working on everything at once, but there is method in my madness. I am trying to get an assortment of small things ready in a short period of time. Some of these are good carry alongs, some aren’t.

XL Coffee Cup Sweater (2)

Still have to make a few more of these

Still have to make a few more of these

Drip Stoppers (7)

and

Cable Braided Head Band

Hahaha, this one was sold right off the needles :0)

Hahaha, this one was sold right off the needles :0)

Untangles (4)

I have one more of these to do.

I have one more of these to do.

 race for Life 2009 chemo cap 

Chemo Hat made from lovely Bamboo yarn.

Chemo Hat made from lovely Bamboo yarn.

And last but not least The Jar! 

5 months of scraps!

5 months of scraps!

Current WIP List (12)

    1.  Drip Stopper   (11 done)
    2. Untangleds (4) done)
    3. Mile a minute afghan 1st crochet project 25% done  
    4. Piles of Smiles socks a new pattern I am working on 40%
    5. Camellia shawlette – A wedding gift (due May 25) 5%
    6. Top Down Swing PulloverBoth sleeves done 80%
    7. Beryl BlanketLong term project  (60 hexs)
    8. Box of Boxes Blanket Long term project  (17 squares)
    9. Easy Peazy Shawlalmost 90%
    10. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry 80%

FO’s 2013 =  53 + 19 = 72

WIPS 2013 = 15 – 3 = 12

Used of 37 purchased patterns from Rav = 8 (29 to go)

Stash Used 2013 =  47 + 3 = 50

Books 2013 = 18

Thanks again for visiting,

cya Friday :0)

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

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WIP Wed: Up to my elbows in Alligators!

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First my 29th anniversary is this week, amazing my DH has survived intact, no knife wounds or bullet holes in either of us and we are still together. At 24 years old who would have guessed that he would be the one right decision I would make. He is still my sweetheart and I will love him forever :0)

The guys sleeping

The guys sleeping

My Brother is coming up from Wisconsin for a short visit, Yay!

My niece maybe coming with him, the rest of the family can’t get away.

Ok we are one week away from the craft sale at the church…

PANIC!

Things to do before June 8th!

More Drip stoppers 

Have make a bunch more

Have make a bunch more

More XL Coffee cup sweaters 

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Some Cable Braided Bracelets 

This cable is not really cable knitting, it is made of two simple strips with eyelet holes - amazing!

This cable is not really cable knitting, it is made of two simple strips with eyelet holes – amazing!

A few Untangleds 

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Very popular last year.

  • Make a bunch of signs
  • organize table layout for hall
  • organize supply table and silent auction
  • purchase balloons for decoration
  • organize Bake table and refreshment counter
  • Make 4 pans of breakfast squares…basically Rice crispy sq w/trail mix very popular
  • And numerous things I haven’t even thought of!
  • FIND VOLUNTEERS!

Basically pull my hair out, and run around like a mad thing, and loving it, sort of ;0)

And June 15th is another big Event to organize for, I am going to be hairless with no finger nails left! Lol

And my Birthday is in there somewhere too (June 21) what a month!

Did I mention I am also working on a race for Life 2009 chemo cap 

For a friend and knitting crony, who is having chemo. Buddies at knittin nite at the LYS are making her hats :0)

For a friend and knitting crony, who is having chemo. Buddies at knittin nite at the LYS are making her hats :0)

Currently reading: Evelina or the History of a Young Lady’s Entrance into the World is by Frances Burney It is one of the novels mentions in Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. This novel is epistolary, a series of letters, a style I enjoy.

 Current WIP List (14)

    1. Mile a minute afghan 1st crochet project 25% done  
    2. Piles of Smiles socks a new pattern I am working on 40%
    3. Camellia shawlette – A wedding gift (due May 25) 5%
    4. Top Down Swing PulloverBoth sleeves done 80%
    5. Beryl BlanketLong term project  (60 hexs)
    6. Box of Boxes Blanket Long term project  (17 squares)
    7. Easy Peazy Shawlalmost 90%
    8. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry 80%

FO’s 2013 =  53

WIPS 2013 = 12 + 3 = 15

Used of 37 purchased patterns from Rav = 8 (29 to go)

Stash Used 2013 =  47

Books 2013 = 18

Thanks again for visiting,

cya Friday :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0)

FO Friday: Getting ready for the Craft Sale

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Our Craft Group at St Georges Anglican Church in Newcastle, Ont, Cda, continues to raise funds for a wheelchair ramp into our hall that was built in 1856. This is the 3rd craft event our little group has done for this project. There are between 12 and 14 members in this group (with a combined age of 1050 yrs,) making a variety of things for the sale on June 8th.  This time we are trying something new, a Silent Auction, and a Craft Supply Table to sell odd balls of yarn, yardage and other notions.

Sassy Summer Satchel

Slightly modified this pattern, rather than sew the 2 wings together to finish, I k2tog as I did the last wing. I figured the base would be more sturdy.

Slightly modified this pattern. Rather than sew the last 2 wings together to finish, I k2tog as I did the last wing. I figured the base would be more sturdy if I knit them together as I went.

Quick Knit Baby Shrug #3

These work up fast and are rather cute :0)

These work up fast and are rather cute :0)

Cable Braided Necklace

17 eyelet version

17 eyelet version

 Drip Stopper

Modified from  Tea spout drip catcher by Becky Kiddlewhite  Cast on 15st  knit in the round for 14 rows  Cast off loosely.

Modified from
Tea Spout Drip Catcher by Becky Kiddlewhite
Cast on 15st
knit in the round for 14 rows
Cast off loosely.

XL Coffee Cup Sweaters

Only 6 more to do

Only 6 more to do

Tomorrow I gift away my precious From Dusk Till Dawn Shawl

16" x  68"  One last fondle before I wrap it up to go to the wedding shower on Saturday. It goes to a good home. I wish my cousin the Bride, all the happiness in her marriage that I have had in mine.

16″ x 68″
One last fondle before I wrap it up to go to the wedding shower on Saturday. It goes to a good home. I wish my cousin the Bride, all the happiness in her marriage that I have had in mine and Blessings!

Found on Ravelry:  Chemo Do-Rag (AKA Scarf) by Rae B. Creedle I’m going to make this for a friend who is having chemo

 Current WIP List (12)

    1.  Sassy Summer Satchel  MayKal  
    2. Mile a minute afghan 1st crochet project 25% done  
    3. Piles of Smiles socks a new pattern I am working on 40%
    4. Camellia shawlette – A wedding gift (due May 25) 5%
    5. Top Down Swing PulloverBoth sleeves done 80%
    6. Beryl BlanketLong term project  (60 hexs)
    7. Box of Boxes Blanket Long term project  (17 squares)
    8. Easy Peazy Shawlalmost 90%
    9. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry 80%

FO’s 2013 = 47 + 6 = 53

WIPS 2013 =  17 – 5 = 12

Used of 37 purchased patterns from Rav = 8 (29 to go)

Stash Used 2013 =  39 + 8 = 47

Books 2013 = 17 + 1 = 18

Thanks again for visiting,

cya next week :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0)

WIP Weds: Victoria Day long weekend

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We just had the Victoria Day Holiday weekend here in Canada. It was gorgeous, sunny, warm with a breeze, 26 degrees.

Victoria day

Just about everything is closed during holiday Monday, except the garden centres and coffee shops.

We planted the deck planters, Pink and white impatients, ivy, sweet peas, Bocas and some golden creepers. 

one corner of the deck, the other is the same. Except I planted some catnip for the kitties :0)

one corner of the deck, the other is the same. Except I planted some catnip for the kitties :0)

and the veggie garden.

This years garden plan

This years garden plan

DS topped up and planted the garden for me this year. He gets better at small scale farming every year.

DS topped up and planted the garden for me this year. He gets better at small-scale farming every year.

Then we had a humdinger  of a storm in the evening, don’t you love when nature waters your just planted garden?

Been working on my Kal – Carry along project for May

Sassy Summer Satchel

Jack inspection

Jack inspection

And another shrug for the church craft sale in June

Quick Knit Baby Shrug #3

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This is a great little pattern!

I was thinking… always dangerous! I go to numerous knitting and spinning events in warm weather. I decided to make something for these outings:0)

Cable Braided Necklace Cool!

This cable is not really cable knitting, it is made of two simple strips with eyelet holes - amazing!

This cable is not really cable knitting, it is made of two simple strips with eyelet holes – amazing!

Found on ravelry: Every now and again I see something a little off the wall  pimp your car by Florentine Going to yarn bomb DH’s car one day :0) 

 Current WIP List (15)

    1. Mile a minute afghan 1st crochet project 25% done  
    2. Sassy Summer Satchel  MayKal  Haven’t started yet
    3. Piles of Smiles socks a new pattern I am working on 40%
    4. Camellia shawlette – A wedding gift (due May 25) 5%
    5. Top Down Swing PulloverBoth sleeves done 80%
    6. Beryl BlanketLong term project  (60 hexs)
    7. Box of Boxes Blanket Long term project  (17 squares)
    8. Easy Peazy Shawlalmost 90%
    9. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry 80%

FO’s 2013 = 47

WIPS 2013 =  13 + 2 = 15

Used of 37 purchased patterns from Rav = 8 (29 to go)

Stash Used 2013 =  39

Books 2013 = 17

Thanks again for visiting,

cya Friday :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0)

FO Friday: Wedding gift Done!

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Took a hard fall yesterday, so today is not so good. I will probibly be much better after a couple of days. However the wedding shawl is done and a week ahead of time. I would happy dance if I could move :0)

From Dawn Till Dusk shawlette / scarf  

16" x  68"

16″ x 68″

A closer view

It's so soft, the silk and alpaca is awesome!

It’s so soft, the silk and alpaca is awesome!

Even closer

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(2) Quick Knit Baby Shrug (s) For the Craft Sale next Month

Finished 2 this week

Finished 2 this week

Tea Sprout Drip Catchers  These are for the craft sale

My mother is a china artist. I love this pot...No it doesn't actually drip :0)

My mother is a china artist. I love this pot…No it doesn’t actually drip :0)

Found on ravelry: for those with ebooks,

eReader Pillow Prop by Elizabeth Arundel

Another useful tutorial:  Italian cast on by oftroy

Blog visiting: Soper Creek yarns by Tina My LYS is expanding, Yay!

This weeks musical interlude: 

The Night Pat Murphy Died by Great Big Sea Another Cdn band

Current WIP List (13)

    1. Mile a minute afghan 1st crochet project 25% done  
    2. Sassy Summer Satchel MayKal  Haven’t started yet
    3. Piles of Smiles socks a new pattern I am working on 40%
    4. Camellia shawlette – A wedding gift (due May 25) 5%
    5. Top Down Swing PulloverBoth sleeves done 80%
    6. Beryl BlanketLong term project  (60 hexs)
    7. Box of Boxes Blanket Long term project  (17 squares)
    8. Easy Peazy Shawlalmost 90%
    9. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry 80%

FO’s 2013 = 42 + 5 = 47

WIPS 2013 =  16 – 3 = 13

Used of 37 purchased patterns from Rav = 8 (29 to go)

Stash Used 2013 = 34 + 5 = 39

Books 2013 =  16 + 1 = 17

Thanks again for visiting,

cya next week :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0)

Blogwalk!

This post needs moving up the queue :0)

Kittens with Mittens

Loads of links on My blogwalk :0)

Wednesday’s

Tami’s blog, Keep Calm and craft on,

What you doing Wednesday ,

  Whimsy Wednesdays

Us three by the sea and Yarn along

Friday’s

Tami’s blog Friendship Friday 

  Fibre Arts Friday Marigolds Loft

Natural Suburbia,

 I’ve made Friday    Small Things

 for more really neat stuff!

I am adding some interesting non linky blogs too

Will knit for Food

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WIP Weds: Canada, looking for warm weather here!

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Welcome back! The weather this week has been cold, rainy with some hail, yes hail! Only in Canada, in May, can you get a sunburn one day and frostbite the next! Things are supposed to improve in the next week.

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The Tulips and grape hyacinths have been glorious. The fellas have been working on the garden, weeding, mowing and preparing the veggie garden and planters. We are trying Corn Gluten on the lawn for the weeds. I am so glad I didn’t succumb to the garden centres lovely ready to plant flowers and tomatoes, must wait, must wait till May 21st, green thumbs are itching… I continue to sit inside where it is warm knitting, and watch gardening programs :0)

Meanwhile…

From Dawn Till Dusk shawlette / scarf   Almost done!

Hope to be finished by friday!

Hope to be finished by friday!

Piles of Smiles socks a new pattern

These are a travelling project. So they are progressing slowly.

These are a travelling project. So they are progressing slowly.

Quick Knit Baby Shrug For the Craft Sale next Month

The ladies in the Craft Group provided the cotton for this. We are all working on cotton projects for the summer sale.

The ladies in the Craft Group provided the cotton for this. We are all working on cotton projects for the summer sale.

Found on ravelry: Oma’s wanten by huizeStinesen I know this is not the season for mittens, however they do make a good carry along project and stashbuster!

Another useful tutorial: I have been looking at beading videos lately, this one is very good. Super Easy Cross Weave Bracelet by offthebeadedpath 

Blog visiting: A Glimpse into our life

 This weeks musical interlude:

Loreena McKennitt  Marrakesh Night Market Beautiful, eclectic, music

Prayers for Tim Bosmas family and friends, he was missing since May 4. He took two men out for a test ride of a truck he was selling, and never came home. Sometimes it is impossible to understand why people do what they do.

Current WIP List (15)

    1. Mile a minute afghan 1st crochet project 25% done 
    2. Quick Knit Baby Shrug for june craft sale 30% done
    3. Sassy Summer Satchel  MayKal  Haven’t started yet
    4. Piles of Smiles socks a new pattern I am working on 40%
    5. Camellia shawlette – A wedding gift (due May 25) 5%
    6. Top Down Swing PulloverBoth sleeves done 80%
    7. Beryl BlanketLong term project  (60 hexs)
    8. Box of Boxes Blanket Long term project  (17 squares)
    9. Easy Peazy Shawlalmost 90%
    10. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry 80%

FO’s 2013 = 36 + 6 = 42

WIPS 2013 = 16 – 1 = 15

Used of 37 purchased patterns from Rav = 8 (29 to go)

Stash Used 2013 = 34

Books 2013 =  16

Thanks again for visiting,

cya Friday:0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0)

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