WIP Weds: Happy Halloween all!

Happy Halloween everyone.

Photo: :)

Just too funny not to share lol

Andy’s Capp Two, – Done!

Both sizes: smaller 9 1/2" larger 11"

Both sizes: smaller 9 1/2″ larger 11″

4 more to go!

Oct Kal for the Carry along forum on Rav: Iced 

This is going to be a hang over into next month. The collar is just eating the yarn, and going on and on!

This is going to be a hang over into next month. The collar is just eating the yarn, and going on and on!

Getting ready for the Church Bazaar on Saturday

Did some beading.

Cross weave Bracelets

Cross weave Bracelets

and raided the button Jar for these

These are fiddly but fun

These are fiddly but fun

and a second one,

Roses, Pinks and a little burgundy

Roses, Pinks and a little burgundy

and one more

Violets and purples

Violets and purples

If they don’t sell look for them on Etsy next week.

The last opportunity to vote. vote here!

I’ll let you know on Friday what it will be

Is anyone interested in a Sports Bra, Ladies Underwear, or Unisex Boxer Shorts Tutorial? I am thinking of making some and will record the process. Please list which you are interested in. So far there has been one vote for a Sports Bra. Anyone else want to weigh in? I will probably be doing an example of each. So I am going to try a poll to determine which to plan first.

Current WIP List (7 + 2)

 

 FO’s 2013 = 96 + 1 = 97

WIPS 2013 = 7 (+ 2)

 Stash Used 2013 = 84 + 2 = 86

Sewing FO’s = 4 

Books 2013 = 34 + 1 = 35

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)

Find me at my Etsy shop: Willows Pocket 

Psst! Only 8 more Saturdays till Christmas!

and on Ravelry.com  

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FO Friday: Andy’s Capp

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When I was a kid we had the Andy Capp comics around the house.

Andy’s Capp  I think I captured the essence of Andy’s Cap

DH loves it and has declared it's his. Too bad it was a Christmas present. Have to make another one :0)

DH loves it and has declared it’s his. Too bad it was a Christmas present. Have to make another one :0)

 Looking on Ravelry I couldn’t find something similar, so I came up with this. I saw something similar on a vintage pattern, knit on straight needles. I tried to keep to the spirit of the old pattern with a bunch of more modern  modifications, knit in the round, not as floppy resized and changed the needles to tighten the finished fabric…

Another view: He says this makes him look English. Quite and achievement since his parents were German and Czech :0)

Another view:
He says this makes him look English. Quite an achievement since his parents were German and Czech :0)

Andy’s Capp Two, DS will likely filch this one

A nice Chocolate Brown

A nice Chocolate Brown

Only 4 more to go after this one!

Weds 10:52pm – News Flash! Just posted Andy’s Capp on Ravelry

I have to admit I’ve been naughty this week. I dug out Diablo 2. The country side is now safe for settlers in several districts. Nothing relieves stress like a little chainsaws and pixies  :0)

The polls are still open till the end of the month, vote here!

Is anyone interested in a Sports Bra, Ladies Underwear, or Unisex Boxer Shorts Tutorial? I am thinking of making some and will record the process. Please list which you are interested in. So far there has been one vote for a Sports Bra. Anyone else want to weigh in? I will probably be doing an example of each. So I am going to try a poll to determine which to plan first.

Current WIP List (7 + 2)

 FO’s 2013 = 95 + 1 = 96

WIPS 2013 = 7 (+ 2)

 Stash Used 2013 = 82 + 2 = 84

Sewing FO’s = 4 

Books 2013 = 34

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)

Find me at my Etsy shop: Willows Pocket 

Psst! Only 9 more Saturdays till Christmas!

and on Ravelry.com  

WIP Weds: Andy’s Cap and Willowspocket

tami_wipNot much to say this week, waiting for a date for some medical tests. Doing a lot of knitting, and reading.

Andy’s Cap my design

I tried another pattern and didn't like the Tam part of the cap, So invented my own.

I tried another pattern and didn’t like the Tam part of the cap, So invented my own.

Busy getting ready for Christmas in WillowsPocket on Etsy

Made a bunch of Knitters Chatelaines

I made one for myself and decided to make a few more for the shop. I ended up making 5 different types.

I made one for myself and decided to make a few more for the shop. I ended up making 5 different types.

I’m reading through the Argeneau Family series by Linsay Sands again.

Makes me laugh everytime. Currently on “Tall Dark and Hungry” Book 4.

I posed a question to my readers:

 Is anyone interested in a Sports Bra, Ladies Underwear, or Unisex Boxer Shorts Tutorial? I am thinking of making some and will record the process. Please list which you are interested in. So far there has been one vote for a Sports Bra. Anyone else want to weigh in? I will probably be doing an example of each. So I am going to try a poll to determine which to plan first.

The polls are still open till the end of the month, vote here!

Current WIP List (7 + 2)

 FO’s 2013 = 95

WIPS 2013 = 7 (+ 2)

 Stash Used 2013 = 82

Sewing FO’s = 4 

Books 2013 = 34

Thanks again for visiting,

cya next Friday :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0)

Find me at my Etsy shop: Willows Pocket 

Psst! Only 10 more Saturdays till Christmas!

and on Ravelry.com  

FO Friday: Dramatic renewal of purpose!

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I am posting the current condition of all my WIP’s to keep myself honest and get myself back on track. Like a dieter at a buffet, I keep trying to convince myself that a little of this and that will not add up.

Current WIP List (7 + 3)

1) SPROUT – Growing Roots sweater started May 17/12

Definite progress, working on body and button bands before I finalize sleeve length. Just love the Heathered Purple, closest photo to true colour :0)

Definite progress, working on body and button bands before I finalize sleeve length. Just love the Heathered Purple, closest photo to true colour :0)

2) Top Down Swing Pullover started Jan 1/13

DH gave me the yarn and pattern for Christmas last year feels great! However this is the last all stocking stitch sweater I will ever do! Borrrring! Little education in pattern buying before next Christmas for DH.

DH gave me the yarn and pattern for Christmas last year feels great! However this is the last all stocking stitch sweater I will ever do! Borrrring! Little education in pattern buying before next Christmas for DH.

3) Sea of Dreams Blanket – started Mar 9/13

Really nasty day with stuff happening all day. Got just a bit done on this, a miracle!

This is even more gorgeous in person!

4) Mile a minute afghan – started Apr 24/13

4 + 2 = 6 strips Was July last time this got some attention.

4 + 2 = 6 strips
Was July last time this got some attention.

5) Isla lace Pillowcase edge – started June 18/13

Didn't get much done on this. That was back in August!

Last worked on this in August!

6) Rose Harbour Shawl  – started Jun 28/13

3 more chart repeats to go, far more impressive when stretched out. August too.

3 more chart repeats to go, far more impressive when stretched out. August too.

7) Fanflower Fling  started Jul 12/13

A few more rows and I will begin the lace portion.

A few more rows and I will begin the lace portion.

Oct Kal for the Carry along forum on Rav: Iced 

Started the Collar

Started the shawl Collar

Christmas knitting:

Cabled Hood with Pockets for DS (29 1/2″)

Long enough to wrap around a mug :0)

Long enough to wrap around a mug, Half way there :0)

and

 Andy’s cap for the Guys on my list (1 of 4)

Making largest size

Making largest size

For the readers among you. I am a fan of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

If you haven’t read it here is an article with 11 reasons why you should!

 I posed a question to the Wednesday readers last week:

 Is anyone interested in a Sports Bra, Ladies Underwear, or Unisex Boxer Shorts Tutorial? I am thinking of making some and will record the process. Please list which you are interested in. So far there has been one vote for a Sports Bra. Anyone else want to weigh in? I will probably be doing an example of each. So I am going to try a poll to determine which to plan first.

The polls are still open till the end of the month, vote here!

Current WIP List (7 + 2)

 FO’s 2013 = 95

WIPS 2013 = 7 (+ 2)

 Stash Used 2013 = 82

Sewing FO’s = 4 

Books 2013 = 34

Thanks again for visiting,

cya next Friday :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0)

Find me at my Etsy shop: Willows Pocket 

Psst! Only 10 more Saturdays till Christmas!

and on Ravelry.com  

WIP Weds: Christmas Knitting in full swing

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Lots and lots and lots of Pumpkins at the local farms.

Lots and lots and lots of Pumpkins at the local farms.

Oct Kal for the Carry along forum on Rav: Iced 

Started the Collar

Started the Collar

Christmas knitting: Cabled Hood with Pockets for DS (29 1/2″)

Long enough to wrap around a mug :0)

Long enough to wrap around a mug :0)

New Project: Andy’s Cap 

Using Vintage Chunky

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I posed a question to the Wednesday readers last week:

 Is anyone interested in a Sports Bra, Ladies Underwear, or Unisex Boxer Shorts Tutorial? I am thinking of making some and will record the process. Please list which you are interested in. So far there has been one vote for a Sports Bra. Anyone else want to weigh in? I will probably be doing an example of each. So I am going to try a poll to determine which to plan first.

The polls are still open till the end of the month, vote here!

Current WIP List (7 + 2)

 FO’s 2013 = 95

WIPS 2013 = 7 (+ 2)

 Stash Used 2013 = 82

Sewing FO’s = 4 

Books 2013 = 33 + 1 = 34

Thanks again for visiting,

cya next Friday :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0)

Find me at my Etsy shop: Willows Pocket 

and on Ravelry.com  

Happy Thanksgiving!

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FO Friday: Deadlines and a Poll

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Wishing all my Canadian readers a Happy Thanksgiving Weekend :0)

Autumn rose, we thought this rose had died last winter. It hasn't done much this summer. There are 3 more buds waiting to bloom.

Autumn rose, we thought this rose had died last winter. It hasn’t done much this summer. There are 3 more buds waiting to bloom.

This week has been a complicated. Medical tests are at best inconclusive and I have been feeling like Pooh! More tests to come. Having had issues in the past, I am rather philosophical about it, I believe in distraction therapy.  If it wasn’t for knitting, blogging and reading I would be in a funk.

I’ve decided to concentrate on things with a deadlines and planning my next photo tutorial. I also have a question for you, so I created my first poll.

Oct Kal for the Carry along forum on Rav: Iced 

I am currently working on the collar. Going to be a favourite sweater.

I am currently working on the collar. Going to be a favourite sweater.

Modification: Added 10 rows of garter stitch at bottom of the body, and intend to do the same to a longer sleeve. Started and frogged the collar, I didn’t like the cast on edge.

Christmas knitting: Cabled Hood with Pockets for DS (29 1/2″)

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Loving this pattern, who would have thought? I have not been a fan of cables. Trying to convince DS that a scarf without hood is more useful. No success :0(

I posed a question to the Wednesday readers:

Is anyone interested in a Sports Bra, Ladies Underwear, or Unisex Boxer Shorts Tutorial? I am thinking of making some and will record the process. Please list which you are interested in. So far there has been one vote for a Sports Bra. Anyone else want to weigh in? I will probably be doing an example of each. So I am going to try a poll to determine which to plan first.

Current WIP List (7 + 2)

 FO’s 2013 = 95

WIPS 2013 = 7 (+ 2)

 Stash Used 2013 = 82

Sewing FO’s = 4 

Books 2013 = 33

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)

Find me at my Etsy shop: Willows Pocket 

and on Ravelry.com  

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