FO Friday: The Project Du jour

Current favourite knitting related picture. Very like my knitting spot, except the wallpaper and I never wear white pants ;0)

Current favourite knitting related picture. Very like my knitting spot, except the wallpaper and I never wear white pants ;0)

I may have to do a little essplainin here :0) 

My WIP list is currently at 11

A Sun Hat #3 

working out a technical glitch.

working out a technical glitch.

This baby is on the way as we speak. So this has to be finished ASAP!

Tweed Baby Blanket 

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This is for a baby due the end of June,

Simplicity Lace Scarf 

I managed a few rows on this too.

So why am I working on this and reading this?

Reading: Game of Thrones by G.R.R. Martin

My fellas have both read the books and I have seen some of the TV series. I thought it was about time. Excellent so far :0)

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. Sea of Dreams Blanket 85% done started Mar 9/13
  6. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  60% done started June 18/13
  7. Rose Harbour Shawl 85% done started Jun 28/13
  8. Butterfly’s shawl in blue – started Jan 30/14 Test knit
  9. My Fair Cardi Started Apr 8/14
  10. A Sun Hat #3  started Apr 11/14
  11. Simplicity Lace Scarf 

FO’s 2014 = 24

WIPS 2014 = 11

 Stash Used 2014 = 46

Ravellenic 2014 FO’s =  8

Yds of Handspun 2014 =

Sewing FO’s 2014 = 

Books 2014 = 13

Thanks again cya Friday :0)

I’m off to visit Tami’sthen on to my blogwalk

come join me in the blogpond :0

Wed: Been and Gone :0(

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Hey, the boy came home early from a 12 day business trip today! We spoiled him silly, Roast Beef dinner with all the trimmings, took him out to a movie, made him mow the lawn, and help plant the veggie garden. 

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And pull the old dry stocks from the Wild Flower/ Butterfly Garden along the back fence. 

In a few weeks will be gorgeous!

In a few weeks will be gorgeous!

Then this morning he is off on 10 day holiday with my parents to visit family in the States.  I really miss him when he is way.  He may be all grown up but I still text him to remind him to brush his teeth… makes him laugh. Hey I’m a Mom!

June 8, 2014 is International Yarn Bombing Day 

The options are endless!

The options are endless!

June 14-22, 2014 –  World Wide Knit in Public Day

Looks like my group will be knitting in public on the 18th 

And my Ravelry Carry Along Kal Forum has been busy voting for the next 3 great summer projects. Fun, and creative group II would highly recommend.

My 30th Anniversary and my 3rd 18th Birthday is also this month ;0)

One exciting month!

Toddler Tootsies! 

Well only one more pair to go.

Well only one more pair to go.

Beryl Blanket

63 + 4 = 67 Hexes

85 Hexes

FYI: An interesting artical on Picking up Stitches by Yarnharlot

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. Sea of Dreams Blanket 85% done started Mar 9/13
  6. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  60% done started June 18/13
  7. Rose Harbour Shawl 85% done started Jun 28/13
  8. Butterfly’s shawl in blue – started Jan 30/14 Test knit
  9. My Fair Cardi Started Apr 8/14
  10. A Sun Hat #3  started Apr 11/14
  11. Simplicity Lace Scarf 
  12. Toddler Tootsies! 

FO’s 2014 =23 + 1 = 24

WIPS 2014 = 12 – 1 = 11

 Stash Used 2014 = 45 + 1 = 46

Ravellenic 2014 FO’s =  8

Yds of Handspun 2014 =

Sewing FO’s 2014 = 

Books 2014 = 12 + 1 = 13

Thanks again cya Friday :0)

I’m off to visit Tami’sthen on to my blogwalk

come join me in the blogpond :0

Inspiration Monday – have you tested a pattern lately?

Test knitting!

because wool fixes everything

I’ve been lucky to snag some really great chances to test new patterns. I love test knitting, it’s such a great way to help out designers while scoring a free pattern! Remember over Christmas I test knit my Cascade Falls cardigan? Gorgeous cardi, free pattern, a bit of say in design…what’s not to love? I’ve test knit a few hats, bunny slippers, a scarf and now my newest test knit I’m casting on is abstract butterfly lace shawl

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Isn’t it pretty? I’m using an emerald green malabrigo sock yarn. I think. Decisions decisions!

If I’m ever feeling in a knit slump I like to peruse the test knit forums on ravelry and see if any tickle my fancy. I visited this morning and found all these great patterns available to test!

new growth shawl

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Such a great spine!

lagertha socks

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Based on Lagertha’s braids on ‘Vikings’. Love the show…

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WIP Wednesday- haruni for a great teacher

because wool fixes everything

Hello my lovelies! I apologize for my lack of posts since last week, I’m afraid life got away from me and pow…it’s Wednesday again! I feel like I blinked and missed it!
This was a much celebrated long weekend in these parts, the official kick off to summer weekends and yours truly enjoyed every fleeting second. There may have been onetwothree multiple bottles of wine drank to celebrate ye olde Victoria Day, haha! Not unsurprisingly, in related knitting news, I had to pull back 8 rows of lace on my current project….oups!
Let’s all say it together…don’t drink and knit lace!

Speaking of lace…tada! My modified Haruni is shaping up nicely! It’s the end-of-year present for my daughter’s fabulous kindergarten teacher. I hope she loves it!

Miles of stockinette went pretty quickly. I elongated the shawl from a typical triangle by increasing 4 stitches on the RS…

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Little socks for little feet

Welcome back! 

Grape Hyacinth

Grape Hyacinth

The weather has been lovely and the garden is full of flowers. 

Tulips and Grape Hyacinths

Tulips and Grape Hyacinths, Garden border.

Finished these over the weekend. 

Toddler Tootsies #3 

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and first one of #4 

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Simplicity Lace Scarf 

I managed a few rows on this too.

I managed a few rows on this too.

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. Sea of Dreams Blanket 85% done started Mar 9/13
  6. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  60% done started June 18/13
  7. Rose Harbour Shawl 85% done started Jun 28/13
  8. Butterfly’s shawl in blue – started Jan 30/14 Test knit
  9. My Fair Cardi Started Apr 8/14
  10. A Sun Hat #3  started Apr 11/14
  11. Toddler Tootsies! 
  12. Simplicity Lace Scarf 

FO’s 2014 = 22 + 1 = 23

WIPS 2014 = 12

 Stash Used 2014 = 44 + 1 = 45

Ravellenic 2014 FO’s =  8

Yds of Handspun 2014 =

Sewing FO’s 2014 = 

Books 2014 = 12 + 1 = 13

Thanks again cya Friday :0)

I’m off to visit Tami’sthen on to my blogwalk

come join me in the blogpond :0

How to Knit Lace – an introduction to lace knitting

Love the Lace!

Tin Can Knits

If you haven’t done it before, learning to knit lace takes some time, concentration, and practice.  But it is a skill that can be mastered by most knitters, so don’t let the complex-looking results scare you off!

At Tin Can Knits, Emily is the ‘lace queen’ and this spring and summer she will guide you through the basics of lace, and share some more complex techniques and tips!

WANT TO LEARN TO KNIT LACE ?

Join in and discover your love of lace! In the upcoming weeks we will share tutorials on:

– how to read a lace chart (and follow text instructions)
– how to work lace increases and decreases (yo, k2tog, ssk, sl1-k2tog-psso)
– choosing needles and yarn for lace knitting
– how to block lace
– troubleshooting and problem solving in lace knitting

Soon you will be casting on with confidence for a lacy cardigan…

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The week that was…

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Totally Crazy week!

Just since Wednesday morning!

Finish present for new Baby, Packing my son up for a business trip on very very short notice, Visitation, a Funeral Service and Reception, Knit nite at the LYS, an Impromptu lunch with pals,  Church committee meeting, and Exhaustion!

Finished Toddler Tootsies for Baby D 

I like to do little socks instead of a bow on baby gifts :0)

I like to do little socks instead of a bow on baby gifts :0)

And Sun Hat 

Number 1 of a few :0)

Number 1 of a few :0)

Still working on Hat for next Baby  

The most frogged project I have ever made!

The most frogged project I have ever made!

and socks with Birds eye heel flaps

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Well hopefully with DS out of town and DH concentrating on Dandelion extermination, I will have a quiet weekend…I hope :0)

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. Sea of Dreams Blanket 85% done started Mar 9/13
  6. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  60% done started June 18/13
  7. Rose Harbour Shawl 85% done started Jun 28/13
  8. Butterfly’s shawl in blue – started Jan 30/14 Test knit
  9. My Fair Cardi Started Apr 8/14
  10. A Sun Hat #3  started Apr 11/14
  11. Toddler Tootsies! 
  12. Simplicity Lace Scarf 

FO’s 2014 = 21 + 1  = 22

WIPS 2014 = 12

 Stash Used 2014 = 40 + 2 = 44

Ravellenic 2014 FO’s =  8

Yds of Handspun 2014 =

Sewing FO’s 2014 = 

Books 2014 = 12

Thanks again cya next week :0)

I’m off to visit Tami’sthen on to my blogwalk

come join me in the blogpond :0

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