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  

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  

WIP Weds: The Plan is back!

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Some more Autumn in Canada!

Country church north east of the town I live in.

Country church north east of the town I live in.

Well The Plan is back after a little rest.

Recap: As of July 3,2013, the plan is to work on one WIP everyday, and report the WIPs and FO’s on Wednesdays and Fridays. My object is to get this list to a manageable size, I’m thinking 7 is a good number. I am currently at 8 + 2 non list projects (Monthly Kal and Christmas knitting)

Back in January I started with the New Years resolution 2013.  I began the year with 7 WIP’s. Note that #1 on the list was “I will Complete 7 WIP’s that have been sitting around”, of the original list only 2 remain! Over the intervening period my WIP list got up to 17 and now I’m back down to 8. Last year I completed 78 projects, this year I am already at 94!

Oct Kal for the Carry along forum on Rav: Iced 

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Christmas knitting: Cabled Hood with Pockets for DS

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Saturday: Pine Forest Baby Blanket  Done, the oldest wip! Woohoo!

Fist Pump, Happy Dance, my oldest wip! Done! Woot!

Fist Pump, Happy Dance, my oldest wip! Done! Woot!

 Jan 11/12 – Oct 6/13 (28″ x 32″)

Sunday: 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)

Monday: 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.

Tuesday: 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!

It’s a miracle! I had a hell of a day and this still got a bit of attention.

Is anyone interested in a Sports Bra, Underwear, or Boxer shorts Tutorial? I am thinking of making some and will record the process if you are interested. Please list which you are interested in, on the comments section of the blog and I will organize something.

Current WIP List (7 + 2)

  1. SPROUT – Growing Roots sweater 60% done started May 17/12
  2. Top Down Swing Pullover 98% done started Jan 1/13
  3. Sea of Dreams Blanket 75% done started Mar 9/13
  4. Mile a minute afghan – crochet 50% done started Apr 24/13
  5. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  52% done started June 18/13
  6. Rose Harbour Shawl 75% done started Jun 28/13
  7. Fanflower Fling  50% done started Jul 12/13
  8. Pine Forest Baby Blanket   Done started Jan 11/12 – Oct 6/13 
  9. Mr Bunnstible  Done started Sept 17/13 – finished Sept 26/13
  10. Ruffle Scarf   Done started Dec 3/12 finished Jul 7/13
  11. Cozy Winter Shawl   Done started Dec 1/12 – finished Jul 11/13
  12. Eileen Dress  Done started Jun 21/13 – finished Jul 11/13 
  13. Easy Peasy Shawl – Done started Jul 14/12 – finished Jul 17/13
  14. All about love shawlette   Done Started Aug 3/13 – finished August 17/13
  15. Calimetry Started Sept 6/13 finished Sept 6/13

 FO’s 2013 = 94 + 1 = 95

WIPS 2013 = 8 – 1 = 7 (+ 2)

 Stash Used 2013 = 79 + 3 = 82

Sewing FO’s = 4 

Books 2013 = 32 + 1 = 33

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)

Find me at my Etsy shop: Willows Pocket 

and on Ravelry.com  

FO Friday: Autumn is colourful here.

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On Wednesday I showed you a little of the beginnings of Fall in this part of Canada. Here are is another picture.

Near Solina, Ontario Cda

Near Solina, Ontario Cda

 Oct Kal for the Carry along forum on Rav: 

One top-down cardigan with 4 sleeves lol!

One top-down cardigan with 4 sleeves lol!

Iced Ok I am officially changing my name to ” Holly Golightly” Rofl.
Got to 200st with 4 sleeves, one sweater! Some frogging required!

DH is far more amused than is healthy for him!
Mulligan!

Try again! Same Cardigan this time with the more conventional 2 sleeve option :0)

Try again! Same Cardigan this time with the more conventional 2 sleeve option :0)

Christmas knitting: Cabled Hood with Pockets for DS

21" so far, only 46" to go, then the Hood part.

21″ so far, only 46″ to go, then the Hood part.

My latest creation: Button, Button Eye Glass Beaded Bling Cord

Useful cord/chain for Eye Glasses, I liked the one I made for myself thought I would make a few more for sale.

Made of an assortment of white vintage buttons and white glass pearls. Really fiddly to make, but something different and recycled!

Made of an assortment of white vintage buttons and white glass pearls, 27″. Really fiddly to make, but something different and recycled!

The Plan is going to get some attention next week!

Current WIP List (8 + 2)

  1. Pine Forest Baby Blanket 50% done  started Jan 11/12
  2. SPROUT – Growing Roots sweater 60% done started May 17/12
  3. Top Down Swing Pullover 98% done started Jan 1/13
  4. Sea of Dreams Blanket 75% done started Mar 9/13
  5. Mile a minute afghan – crochet 50% done started Apr 24/13
  6. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  52% done started June 18/13
  7. Rose Harbour Shawl 75% done started Jun 28/13
  8. Fanflower Fling  50% done started Jul 12/13  
  9. Mr Bunnstible  started Sept 17/13 – finished Sept 26/13
  10. Ruffle Scarf   Done started Dec 3/12 finished Jul 7/13
  11. Cozy Winter Shawl   Done started Dec 1/12 – finished Jul 11/13
  12. Eileen Dress  Done started Jun 21/13 – finished Jul 11/13 
  13. Easy Peasy Shawl – Done started Jul 14/12 – finished Jul 17/13
  14. All about love shawlette   Done Started Aug 3/13 – finished August 17/13
  15. Calimetry Started Sept 6/13 finished Sept 6/13

 FO’s 2013 = 94

WIPS 2013 = 8 (+ 2)

 Stash Used 2013 = 79

Sewing FO’s = 4 

Books 2013 = 32

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)

Find me at my Etsy shop: Willows Pocket 

and on Ravelry.com  

WIP Weds: It’s Fall here in Canada

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The leaves are beginning to change, and the weather has been lovely. The air smells like nature is getting ready for bed. Our local farmers market is full of produce.

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 We have started the count down till Christmas. My Brother and his family will be with us this year, so I am also thinking of gifts for 8  people. I have started by looking at my WIP list, and I am also looking in my Ravelry queue for ideas.

I have 3 people over 78yrs, 4 people over 45yrs (1 already looked after) and 3 people between 18 and 23yrs (1 already looked after) Total people at Christmas dinner this year will be 10 people, it’s been 2 years since we have all been together for Christmas!

Christmas knitting: Cabled Hood with Pockets for DS

The actual colour, slate grey

The actual colour, slate grey

It’s been 20yrs since I did any real cabling. I want to thank my friends Shazam and Tina for the assistance with the foundation row.

This photo shows the cable better.

This photo shows the cable better.

This Sept Kal for the Carry along forum on Rav: 

Balls up! 

Just under the wire! Both done for Sept Kal.

Just under the wire! Both done for Sept Kal.

Moving on to Oct Kal for the Carry along forum on Rav: 

Iced

Making this shawl collar chunky sweater for Oct.

Making this shawl collar chunky sweater for Oct.

The Jar for Jan/Sept 2013

About an inch and a half left to fill...

About an inch and a half left to fill…

I’m recycling my vintage glasses! Brass frames, they were expensive frames back then. I bought them to wear with my business suits, briefcase and high heels. They are 25yrs old, cat chewed arm, scratched up, and missing a nose pad now. Happy Camper, I was actually looking through the buffet for something else, found almost ready to expire coupon and my old glasses that were not fit to donate to charity! Don’t know how they survived my medical retirement, all the moves, spring cleaning and purges to be reborn!


Using my mad negotiation skills, got the price from outrageous $109.00 plus tax to recycle them to $40.00 flat, for reading glasses lenses, then I  pulled $50.00 gift card from  my pocket told her to keep the change. lol
New/old improved Brass framed reading glasses… Priceless, and they are recovering the chewed ear pcs and installing new nose pads.

Assorted buttons that are really to small to be used from my button Jar :0)

Assorted buttons that are really to small to be used from my button Jar :0)

To celebrate I invented a new eye glasses chain made of buttons. The lighter side of the me that was, and has been reborn after cancer and career change :0)

Current WIP List (8 + 2)

  1. Pine Forest Baby Blanket 50% done  started Jan 11/12
  2. SPROUT – Growing Roots sweater 60% done started May 17/12
  3. Top Down Swing Pullover 98% done started Jan 1/13
  4. Sea of Dreams Blanket 75% done started Mar 9/13
  5. Mile a minute afghan – crochet 50% done started Apr 24/13
  6. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  52% done started June 18/13
  7. Rose Harbour Shawl 75% done started Jun 28/13
  8. Fanflower Fling  50% done started Jul 12/13  
  9. Mr Bunnstible  started Sept 17/13 – finished Sept 26/13
  10. Ruffle Scarf   Done started Dec 3/12 finished Jul 7/13
  11. Cozy Winter Shawl   Done started Dec 1/12 – finished Jul 11/13
  12. Eileen Dress  Done started Jun 21/13 – finished Jul 11/13 
  13. Easy Peasy Shawl – Done started Jul 14/12 – finished Jul 17/13
  14. All about love shawlette   Done Started Aug 3/13 – finished August 17/13
  15. Calimetry Started Sept 6/13 finished Sept 6/13

 FO’s 2013 = 92 + 2 = 94

WIPS 2013 = 8 (+ 2)

 Stash Used 2013 = 77 + 2 = 79

Sewing FO’s = 4 

Books 2013 = 32

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)

Find me at my Etsy shop: Willows Pocket 

and on Ravelry.com  

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