Happy New Year 2014!

Happy New Years all!

For info on the past year there is a short note on my last post

Well it has been an active year.

As I look back on my New Years Resolutions for 2013, I am stunned by the number of things I finished this year.

In 2011 – 105, 2012 – 78,

2013 – 112 It’s been a good year!

Update on New Years Resolutions for 2013

 

#1 I will Complete 7 WIP’s that have been sitting around. Done!

#4 I will make ALL items for the Church Bazaar and craft sales from stash! 98% success with this one!

#7 I am counting making my studio usable as a minor success. However the Guyz tidied the house for Christmas and the a lot of stuff has disappeared and 4 laundry baskets are missing, I am guessing where… back on the 2014 list!

#8 I will complete one handmade gift for each of the 11 people that will be joining us Christmas 2013 Woohoo total success!

All the Andy's Capps and 2 scarves.

All the Andy’s Capps and 2 scarves.

And my niece in her “Piles of Smiles Cowl

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#9 I will make my DH and DS each a Hat Another success!

This years Resolutions!

  1. Success!
  2. I will knit both sweater patterns my DH gave me for Christmas 2012! One is almost done
  3. I have given up on organizing my stash, instead I will parcel up 13 projects with pattern,  stash yarn etc that I will make this year! Ok this sounded like a great plan, and yes I did parcel up 13 projects ready to go…still there nothing happened. Going to add one more for 2014…
  4. Success!
  5. I will not replenish my stash as it deminishes unless DH approves  (update this lasted for 20 days last year) I am going to see how long I will last this year!
  6. Goal this year, significant stash reduction! Again!
  7. My studio will be dumped out and made into a haven for Knitting, sewing and scrapbooking! Well it is a mess, but a usable mess!
  8. Total Success!
  9. Success Woohoo!
  10. Last fibre related resolution, I will spin more. I have been spinning a little more, and started sewing more this year too. (see resolution #7)

Added Resolutions for 2014

  • Of the 14 wips I am starting the year with if they are still on the list next New Years, they get frogged!
  • I am going to invest in Shelving and containers and organize (sort of ) my stash.
  • I will join Fibreholics anonymous (Just kidding :0)
  • I am going to reinstitute The Plan: I will cycle through the list of wips one a day till this list gets to a more manageable size!
  • I am going to use more none virtual patterns, I have loads of knitting books, magazines and patterns I should use them!

Total of 10 Fibre Resolutions for 2014, we will see how this goes :0)

The Jar 2013

The Jar Dec 2013  I fill this jar with scraps trimmed from my knitting each year. This year 63gms, (2013 it was 40gms).

The Jar Dec 2013
I fill this jar with scraps trimmed from my knitting each year. This year 63gms, (2012 it was 40gms).

In the spring I will put it all in an onion bag and hang it outside for the birds to use for nest building.

I begin 2014 with WIP List = 14

  1. Buttermere  my Kal for Dec 
  2. Shoulder Shawl  v2 started Nov 14/13 
  3. Northman Mittens  Started  Dec 2/13
  4. My Favourite Scarf Ever  Started Nov 2/13
  5. Cabled Hood with Pockets Started Sept 27/13
  6. Iced Cardigan  Started Oct 1/13
  7. Foots First Sox My design Started Jul/11
  8.  SPROUT – Growing Roots sweater 60% done started May 17/12
  9. Top Down Swing Pullover 98% done started Jan 1/13
  10. Sea of Dreams Blanket 75% done started Mar 9/13
  11. Mile a minute afghan – crochet 50% done started Apr 24/13
  12. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  52% done started June 18/13
  13. Rose Harbour Shawl 75% done started Jun 28/13
  14. Fanflower Fling  50% done started Jul 12/13

 FO’s 2013 =  112 (34 more than 2012)

WIPS 2013 = 14 (7 more than 2012)

 Stash Used 2013 = 99 (11 more than 2012 and I just might have invested in a little more fibre in 2013)

Sewing FO’s = 4 (4 more than 2012)

Books 2013 = 42 (6 less than 2012)

Thanks again for an interesting and eventful year, It wouldn’t have been the same without you.

cya next year :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  

Merry Christmas: 4 more sleeps :0)

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Wishing you all  very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

Still working on a few last minute odds and ends. The Boyz are baking, the Furry children are napping, and I am writing to you, and contemplating the gifts that need wrapping. This has been a busy year, my son graduated University, and promptly went back to college. He also managed to become bionic, having a titanium collar bone installed after a very nasty break running for the bus on his way home from his first day of work. The Job is going splendidly despite the rough start. My Husband and I continue to do well. I am still waiting for some medical tests, but they are in no hurry so we will take this for a good sign. Jack and Willow continue to live the lives of riley, napping, eating, cuddling and getting into trouble. We were pleased to attend two weddings this year.  We also attended my Aunt’s  funeral, she will be greatly missed.

This year has been full of knitting, some sewing and many fibrey events with my dear fibreholic friends. What fun! All that remains for me to say is thank you for your interest and support. I have enjoyed this years Blogging and hope you will come back next year to see what mischief I can get into.

Northman Mittens 

These are my holiday project, I am just put-putting away on them, no hurry :0)

These are my holiday project, I am just put-putting away on them, no hurry :0)

Buttermere  My Kal for Dec most likely finish in Jan

Almost ready for the lace edge, woohoo!

Almost ready for the lace edge, woohoo!

Last Minute Mittens 

Little something for a friend I will be seeing in the new year :0)

Little something for a friend I will be seeing in the new year :0)

Current WIP List = 12

 FO’s 2013 =  112

WIPS 2013 =  15 – 3 = 12

 Stash Used 2013 = 99

Sewing FO’s = 4 

Books 2013 =  41 + 1 = 42

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: 1 Saturday till Christmas!

Christmas fire

It’s been a rough couple of weeks, still very wobbly and trying to keep up. The guyz have been great. Got a bit done since last Wednesday, funny since I feel like all I’ve been doing is reading my new book. Well only a few days left, need to get back to work!

Andy’s Capp #6

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All 6 are done!

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Tina at my LYS  is doing a little decorations Kal on Facebook

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Soper Creek Yarns this is the link

Shoulder Shawl 

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Buttermere  my Kal for Dec

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Northman Mittens 

Still have to do thumbs and lining. I began reading "A Discovery of Witches" by Deborah Harness

Still have to do thumbs and lining. I began reading “A Discovery of Witches” by Deborah Harness

 Christmas Music: Handel’s Messiah

Current WIP List = 14 + 1

 FO’s 2013 =  109 + 3 = 112

WIPS 2013 = 14 + 1 = 15

 Stash Used 2013 = 96 + 3 = 99

Sewing FO’s = 4 

Books 2013 =  40 + 1 = 41

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: Only 5 more presents to go!

Christmas fire

Sadly, this Wednesday finds me doubled over with back pain. I am stretched out on a heating pad and high on pain meds. I am supposed to go to Christmas lunch with the Craft group ladies today. If DH can take me in my wheelchair I may go otherwise I am stuck… Meanwhile my hero has photographed my efforts this week. He is always there when I need him! Thanks Sweetheart!

Andy’s Capp #5 – finished!

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Andy’s Capp #6

Just the peak to finish

Just the peak to finish

Northman Mittens 

Love this pattern!

Love this pattern!

Shoulder Shawl 

A few more inches on this

A few more inches on this

and the  Piles of Smiles Cowl  PDF is now available.

Christmas present, I will be publishing the pattern soon :0)

Christmas present, I will be publishing the pattern soon :0)

I am gifting this pattern to you for Christmas, super fast, one 50gm 145yds dk yarn. Great last minute present!

Bye the Bye, The Craft Sale was a great success!

Just one of our tables!

Just one of our tables!

Here are some pics.

Current WIP List = 14

 FO’s 2013 = 108 + 1 = 109

WIPS 2013 = 14

 Stash Used 2013 = 93 +3 = 96

Sewing FO’s = 4 

Books 2013 = 39 + 1 = 40

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  

2 Saturdays left people!

Event: Christmas Craft Sale 2013

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Ya, shoulda been there, it was awesome!

St.Georges Anglican Church Christmas Craft Sale in Newcastle, Ontario last Saturday December 7, 2013 from 10am to 2pm. About 45mins east of Toronto on the Hwy 401.

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There will be tables full of handcrafted items, bake goods, and coffee and goodies. We are still fundraising for a Wheelchair Ramp into our church hall. We anticipate I will go up next year. Our Craft Group has been working on this special project for sometime. This is where a lot of my projects go :0)

Our Bake Table

Our Bake Table

Loads of Handcrafts

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and even more

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We were also selling some supplies :0)

Take and Donate

Take and Donate

All in all another successful sale of items made by a great group of ladies!

Having a cuppa and visiting. Then back to work!

Having a cuppa and visiting. Then back to work!

Fab Friday: Christmas Craft Sale

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Just a reminder: St.Georges Anglican Church Christmas Craft Sale in Newcastle, Ontario on Saturday December 7, 2013 from 10am to 2pm. About 45mins east of Toronto on the Hwy 401.

There will be tables full of handcrafted items, bake goods, and coffee and goodies. We are fundraising for a Wheelchair Ramp into our church hall. We anticipate I will go up next year. Our Craft Group has been working on this special project for sometime. All are welcome. This is where a lot of my projects go :0)

Piles of Smiles Cowl 

Christmas present, I will be publishing the pattern soon :0)

Christmas present, I will be publishing the pattern soon :0)

My Design started Nov 14/13 Finished Dec 3/13

Northman Mittens 

With the assistance of the Knit Night Ladies finally chose colour for the lining

With the assistance of the Knit Night Ladies finally chose colour for the lining

Andy’s Capp #5 

Still have to knit the peak, then one more!

Still have to knit the peak, then one more!

Shoulder Shawl another couple of inches…

More progress, and yes I love this yarn! It reminds me of crayons :0)

More progress, and yes I love this yarn! It reminds me of crayons :0)

Current WIP List – 15 – 1 = 14

 FO’s 2013 = 107 + 1 = 108

WIPS 2013 = 15 – 1 = 14

 Stash Used 2013 = 93

Sewing FO’s = 4 

Books 2013 = 39

Thanks again for visiting,

cya next Wed :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  

Watcha doin Wed: Sorry for the Radio silence

Sick gromit

Nothing major, been under the weather lately.

Northman Mittens – New project, I blame mrsmommy on Ravelry

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Buttermere Shawl Kal for Dec/14

More on this later :0)

Piles of Smiles Cowl

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Favorite Scarf Ever

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Shoulder Shawl

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Andy’s Capp #4 Finito!

Isn't my guy a cutie :0)

Isn’t my guy a cutie :0)

4 done, only 2 more to go!

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The Jar for November

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Psst! Only 3 more Saturdays till Christmas!

And I am also organizing a Craft Supplies table “Take and Donate” we have a lot of supplies that have been gifted to us over time. I am going to see if we can get  the 3 boxes of supplies down to 1.

The St.Georges Anglican Church Christmas Craft Sale

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in Newcastle, Ontario on Saturday December 7, 2013 from 10am to 2pm. There will be tables full of handcrafted items, bake goods, and coffee and goodies. We are fundraising for a Wheelchair Ramp into our church hall.  All are welcome.

Current WIP List – 13 + 2 = 15

 FO’s 2013 = 106 + 1 = 107

WIPS 2013 = 13 + 2 = 15

 Stash Used 2013 = 91 + 2 = 93

Sewing FO’s = 4 

Books 2013 = 37 + 2 =3 9

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  

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