WIP Weds: Canada, looking for warm weather here!


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.


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)


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)

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jenny
    May 15, 2013 @ 08:41:35

    If it’s any consolation in Ireland we’ve had glorious sunshine and hailstones in the same day!


  2. Janet
    May 15, 2013 @ 08:56:25

    Love your socks — gorgeous yarn and cute pattern.


  3. Carolyn
    May 15, 2013 @ 12:25:28

    The shawl looks really pretty, and the socks are cute! Weather isn’t much better here in Scotland though!


  4. kitenswithmittens
    May 15, 2013 @ 14:30:42

    Amazing woke up to thunder and lightning, freezing rain, it’s now 2:30 in the afternoon and 23 degrees… and people don’t believe in Climate Change!


  5. Karen
    May 15, 2013 @ 15:42:26

    Everything looks fantastic! The flowers are beautiful:) We have had a very late spring and just had frost warnings for last night. I’ve never been so happy to have procrastinated on planting the garden.


  6. Carol
    May 16, 2013 @ 11:44:59

    Your weather sounds like you are in Colorado; they have been having crazy weather there too. I sympathize with your gardening; we are at Lake Tahoe where we don’t get to plant until June!


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