Fab Friday: Another Butterflies Shawl

Friday

Things are getting a little dull around here.  In an effort to perk things up I am going to start my Friday posts with a teezer, a quote or a picture. The first person to identify where or what it is gets… Drum roll please, a pattern from my Ravelry Shop! Ya, I know cool ah :0)

The Game Question #2: Who said this?

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

Last Fridays winner was chrisknits, the right answer was “Peter Pan” :0)

Please contact me with your choice from my Ravelry shop.

Butterflies Shawl in Bulky My design (version 2)

This pattern is now available at my Ravelry shop for a very reasonable consideration ;0)

Bright red and cushy!

Bright red and cushy!

I like how it curls up around my neck

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I am thinking this could be a gift for a friend that is in 4th stage cancer.

Live Simply posted about making your own Homemade Laundry soap. Must give this a try 🙂

WIP List = 11

  1. Tweed Baby Blanket  Started Mar 7/14
  2. Left over Cowl started feb 23/14
  3. Cabled Hood with Pockets Started Sept 27/13
  4. Foots First Sox My design Started Jul/11
  5.  SPROUT – Growing Roots sweater 80% done started May 17/12
  6. Sea of Dreams Blanket 85% done started Mar 9/13
  7. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  60% done started June 18/13
  8. Rose Harbour Shawl 85% done started Jun 28/13
  9. Fanflower Fling  50% done started Jul 12/13
  10. Butterfly’s shawl in blue – started Jan 30/14 Test knit
  11. Basic Yoke Baby Sweater 2.0 started Jan 29/14
  12. Butterfly’s shawl in red – Feb 14/14 Test knit Finished Mar 26/14

FO’s 2014 =16 + 1 = 17

WIPS 2014 = 12 – 1 = 11

 Stash Used 2014 = 36 + 1 = 37

Ravellenic 2014 FO’s =  8

Yds of Handspun 2014 =

Sewing FO’s 2014 = 

Books 2014 = 5

Thanks again cya next week :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0

WIP Wednesday- when good gauge goes bad

Another great installment!

because wool fixes everything

Aka: spruce cowl, take two.

You guys remember my pretty spruce cowl , right?

Well. I finished the first skein! And Russian joined the second skein!
…then I went to knit night and re-saw my inspiration spruce cowl knit by a friend.
And it was squishy
…like a marshmallow.

My spruce? This full skein and a bit of rather gorgeous berroco vintage knit and knit (and knit) during some intense hockey games? And ringette games? And ballet classes? And swimming lessons? (Which, actually, all happened in one week, I might be being a wee bit overly dramatic)

Ya, that’s the one. It was neither squishy, not marshmellowy. Where did I go wrong?

Well my dears, I did a simple thing wrong. I knit my vintage to the gauge on the tag. Not the gauge of the patterns. Ugh, rookie mistake!
I couldn’t bear to frog all that work right away…

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Wordless Wednesday

knit art 7

Merry Go Round Scarf

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Foots First Sox

Almost finished sock one

Almost finished sock one

WIP List = 12

  1. Tweed Baby Blanket  Started Mar 7/14
  2. Left over Cowl started feb 23/14
  3. Cabled Hood with Pockets Started Sept 27/13
  4. Foots First Sox My design Started Jul/11
  5.  SPROUT – Growing Roots sweater 80% done started May 17/12
  6. Sea of Dreams Blanket 85% done started Mar 9/13
  7. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  60% done started June 18/13
  8. Rose Harbour Shawl 85% done started Jun 28/13
  9. Fanflower Fling  50% done started Jul 12/13
  10. Butterfly’s shawl in blue – started Jan 30/14 Test knit
  11. Butterfly’s shawl in red – Feb 14/14 Test knit
  12. Basic Yoke Baby Sweater 2.0 started Jan 29/14
  13. Merry Go Round Scarf Kal Started Mar 14/14 finished Mar 23/14

FO’s 2014 = 15 + 1 = 16

WIPS 2014 = 13 – 1 = 12

 Stash Used 2014 = 35 + 1 = 36

Ravellenic 2014 FO’s =  8

Yds of Handspun 2014 =

Sewing FO’s 2014 = 

Books 2014 = 5

Thanks again cya next Friday :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0

Friday: New Game!

Things are getting a little dull around here.  In an effort to perk things up I am going to start my Friday posts with a teezer, a quote or a picture. The first person to identify where or what it is gets… Drum roll please, a pattern from my Ravelry Shop! Ya, I know cool ah :0)

First lines of which book: “All the children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up and the way Wendy knew was this.”

Hill Walking Socks My design

I hope to have this pattern available soon :0)

I hope to have this pattern available soon :0)

What am I reading? Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart

Totally delightful! A ancient China that never was. Number 10 Ox and Master Li, who has a slight flaw in his character set out to save the children of Ku-fu. I read this many years ago, it’s like visiting an old friend.

WIP List = 13

  1. Old Shale Scarf Kal Started Mar 14/14
  2. Tweed Baby Blanket  Started Mar 7/14
  3. Left over Cowl started feb 23/14
  4. Cabled Hood with Pockets Started Sept 27/13
  5. Foots First Sox My design Started Jul/11
  6.  SPROUT – Growing Roots sweater 80% done started May 17/12
  7. Sea of Dreams Blanket 85% done started Mar 9/13
  8. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  60% done started June 18/13
  9. Rose Harbour Shawl 85% done started Jun 28/13
  10. Fanflower Fling  50% done started Jul 12/13
  11. Butterfly’s shawl in blue – started Jan 30/14 Test knit
  12. Butterfly’s shawl in red – Feb 14/14 Test knit
  13. Basic Yoke Baby Sweater 2.0 started Jan 29/14
  14. Hill Walking Socks My design Started Jan 20/14 Finished Mar 20/14

FO’s 2014 = 14 + 1 = 15

WIPS 2014 = 14 – 1 = 13

 Stash Used 2014 = 34 + 1 = 35

Ravellenic 2014 FO’s =  8

Yds of Handspun 2014 =

Sewing FO’s 2014 = 

Books 2014 = 5

Thanks again cya next week :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0

Ripley’s Aquarium Buy One Get One FREE Admission Offer on until April 30, 2014

So much to see in Toronto, Canada :o)

The Bargain Hunting Momma

Since the Ripley’s Aquarium opened to much fan fare last fall, I have been searching high and low for discounts, coupons, deals of any kind with no success. I assume that they are busy enough and don’t need to offer any discounts as the place is selling out regular basis so perhaps in a year or two, these might start being offered. So be patient my friends… BUT imagine my suprise when I discovered this deal being offered until April 30, 2014.  

If you are plum reward member through Chapters/Indigo you can now take advantage of this offer.. You do need to purchase a special book about the Aquarium to get a Buy One Get one FREE Admission Offer, so I still think it’s worth it.

The book costs $12.24 and the adult admission is $29.95 so you are still saving about $15 off so you can consider the…

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The post in which we all *squee* in girlie delight

Wishing I had a little Ballerina, I gotta boy which is good too :0)

because wool fixes everything

My baby girl has made all my girl momma fantasies come true.
Adorable and sweet- check
Brilliant (obviously)- check
Loves pink- check
Loves tutus- check
Loves sparklies- check
Loves ballet – check check check!

As a redhead, pink is like the holy grail for me. I love it. It makes my heart pitter patter. I tried to wear it a few times as a kid…any fashion is cute under 6. After that, yikes. I have some unfortunate pictures of a nine yr old me, in a pink leisure suit, with pink glasses, and a really bad hair cut. *shudders*. Thankfully I embraced my ginger status and put aside the pink. Good decision!

So now I have this smart, gorgeous, blonde little bundle of pink loving ballerina, so what else could I do but outfit her in the best pinks the yarn world has to offer!

Exhibit A. Her ballet shrug!

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Why so many WIPs you ask?

A really smart looking car, lol

I am weird, I know. I like having a bunch of WIP’s on the go at once. Usually between 12 and 15 projects. I suspect that most of you are horrified by such a large number. I like to have a half dozen books on the go too.

  • Very satisfying when a bunch of stuff gets polished off all at once.
  • If something is boring me I can change gears and pick something else out of the pile.
  • I also like having and assortment of difficulty levels and big and little projects.
  • Small, simple projects are good for toting around to my assorted craft groups. The simpler the better to chat with. 
  • Lots of projects on the go is inspiring to me.
  • Things drop off and get added on, something’s go on hold or need a rethink and/or redesign.
  • I never really have to wonder what to do next.
  • To me knitting is a Journey not a destination :0)

Left over Cowl

Knit this on St Patrick's Day :0)

Knit this section on St Patrick’s Day :0)

Old Shale Scarf – This is my Kal for March

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Tweed Baby Blanket for Baby 1 of 5

After a lot of thought, I decided to go with denim, lime and winter white.

After a lot of thought, I finally decided to go with denim, lime and winter white.

Inspiration:

I read this earlier in the week and wanted to share this with you.

45 Life Lessons Written by a 90 yr old Woman

WIP List = 14

  1. Old Shale Scarf Kal Started Mar 14/14
  2. Tweed Baby Blanket  Started Mar 7/14
  3. Left over Cowl started feb 23/14
  4. Cabled Hood with Pockets Started Sept 27/13
  5. Foots First Sox My design Started Jul/11
  6.  SPROUT – Growing Roots sweater 80% done started May 17/12
  7. Sea of Dreams Blanket 85% done started Mar 9/13
  8. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  60% done started June 18/13
  9. Rose Harbour Shawl 85% done started Jun 28/13
  10. Fanflower Fling  50% done started Jul 12/13
  11. Butterfly’s shawl in blue – started Jan 30/14 Test knit
  12. Butterfly’s shawl in red – Feb 14/14 Test knit
  13. Basic Yoke Baby Sweater 2.0 started Jan 29/14

FO’s 2014 = 14

WIPS 2014 = 13 + 1 = 14

 Stash Used 2014 = 34

Ravellenic 2014 FO’s =  8

Yds of Handspun 2014 =

Sewing FO’s 2014 = 

Books 2014 = 5

Thanks again cya next Friday :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0

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