WIP Weds: It’s Fall here in Canada


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.


 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: 


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  

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. terra
    Oct 02, 2013 @ 14:03:25

    Your Christmas projects are really lovely! I love the cables of the scarf! Have a good week!


  2. Minding My Own Stitches
    Oct 02, 2013 @ 17:24:56

    Sounds wonderful – having everyone around for Christmas! And it sounds like you’ve made a good head start on the crafting. Now THOSE are cables!!!


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