Some Assembly Required

The Sundrops in my garden!

The Sundrops in my garden!

My Garden is coming along nicely. I am striving for a more Pottagerie, a mix of decorative  flowers and veggies. My bird bath died during last storm, has to be replaced.

Staked the Tomatoes and Peppers today, and weeded.

Staked the Tomatoes and Peppers today, and weeded.

Working on the lovely yarn my DS gave me for my Birthday. 

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I decided to make a Glamshell shawl. I was reading through the project notes on Ravelry and decided on adding three extra repeats before the border. I want this to be like a big warm hug from my Boy :0)

Love this pattern, I want to try it in Lace weight.

WIP List = 11

  1. Glamshell shawl started Jun 24/14
  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. Simplicity Lace Scarf  
  11. Shazzas Bucket Hat for my June Kal group

FO’s 2014 = 27

WIPS 2014 = 10 + 1 = 11

 Stash Used 2014 = 52

Ravellenic 2014 FO’s =  8

Yds of Handspun 2014 =

Sewing FO’s 2014 = 

Books 2014 = 13 + 1 = 14

Thanks again cya next week :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0

Busy baby knitting!

More Baby knitting :0)

because wool fixes everything

There is nothing quite like welcoming a new baby to the family! I’m lucky enough to be aunt to a plethora of munchkins, including a new arrival down in Australia. I’m tickled blue! Of course babies have their own timelines, and I’m a procrastinator, which means I had to knock out baby’s present ASAP!

Enter….the Puerperium Cardigan.

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Knit in DK on 4 mm needles, this newborn size flew off my needles!

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The pattern calls for 7 buttons all down the side opening, but since I am oh-so-awesome at math I only bought six. Nothing for it but a bit of modification, and because really, who wants to do up 7 buttons on a squirmy newborn anyways!

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This is sirdar’s baby bamboo, and while I love the finish product, I have a heck of a time keeping this slippery yard in equal tension and oh my word it takes forever…

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Yarn Crawling fun!

knitting with catWhat fun!

My friend Bonnie and I went on the 2nd Annual Durham Ontario Yarn Crawl. Visiting 5 Yarn shops in one afternoon.

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My Treasures! 

I was a little naughty ;0)

Yes, I was a little naughty ;0)

Here are the 5 yarn shops we visited.

Soper Creek Yarn (my LYS)
80 King Street West
Bowmanville, Ontario

1 of 4 balls that I think would make nice Winter tights

1 of 4 balls that I think would make nice Winter tights Totally awesome shop!

Wool Queen
182 Simcoe Street S.
Oshawa, Ontario

Cotton summer socks and colourful winter socks.

Cotton summer socks and colourful winter socks. Has changed management since I was there last. I like the selection at this shop.

I also found a chain counter

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Wool on William
5 William Street W.
Oshawa, Ontario

This is a new shop, small but interesting. Bought these to make Ducks for the church Bazaar

This is a new shop, small but interesting. Bought these to make Ducks for the church Bazaar

and

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Myrtle Station Wool
9585 Baldwin North
Brooklin, Ontario

This colour way has been dicontinued, I like is so much I picked up 4 - 50gm balls

This colour way has been dicontinued, I like is so much I picked up 4 – 50gm balls. This use to be my go to LYS, until Soper Creek opened.

Never Enough Wool
26 Water Street
Port Perry, Ontario

Never been to this shop before. Just love the colours of this sock yarn, comes with spool of stablizing thread in middle of ball. I would not make a special trip to this shop, but would stop if I was in the area.

Never been to this shop before. Just love the colours of this sock yarn, comes with spool of stablizing thread in middle of ball. I would not make a special trip to this shop, but would stop if I was in the area.

What am I working on?

Shazzas Bucket Hat for my June Kal group

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DS surprised me with a yarny Birthday present.

Lovely soft fingering that will become a shawlette, I think...

Lovely soft Purple fingering that will become a shawlette, I think…

He knows what Mom likes 🙂

My parents treated me to more Austenatious reading 

The Annotated Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen and The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen by Syrie James

The Annotated Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen and The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen by Syrie James

WIP List = 10

  1. Left over Cowl started feb 23/14
  2. Cabled Hood with Pockets Started Sept 27/13
  3. Foots First Sox My design Started Jul/11
  4. Sea of Dreams Blanket 85% done started Mar 9/13
  5. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  60% done started June 18/13
  6. Rose Harbour Shawl 85% done started Jun 28/13
  7. Butterfly’s shawl in blue – started Jan 30/14 Test knit
  8. My Fair Cardi Started Apr 8/14
  9. Simplicity Lace Scarf  
  10. Shazzas Bucket Hat for my June Kal group

FO’s 2014 = 27

WIPS 2014 = 9 + 1 = 10

 Stash Used 2014 = 52

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

World Wide Knit in Public Week?

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

I am chronicling my outings this week

On Tuesday June 17th we gathered as a little group and knitted, crocheted and chatted at Coffee & Cakes, a local coffee shop. 

My favourite local cafe

My favourite local cafe

I finished

Special feature: Simple texture design goes down the back of the heel.

Special feature: Simple texture design goes down the back of the heel.

On Wednesday June 18th another little group gathered at Roses coffee shop. 

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Worked on

My pink bamboo scarf

My pink bamboo scarf

Thursday June 19th Music in the Park 

The Tricotresses ;)

The Tricoteuses  😉

Our Friday gathering 

At Roses Cafe again

At Roses Cafe again

Friday June 20th a little Yarn Crawling at my LYS  more on this weds.

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And Saturday my Birthday!

Sending you a virtual slice of cake :0)

WIP List = 9

  1. Left over Cowl started feb 23/14
  2. Cabled Hood with Pockets Started Sept 27/13
  3. Foots First Sox My design Started Jul/11
  4. Sea of Dreams Blanket 85% done started Mar 9/13
  5. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  60% done started June 18/13
  6. Rose Harbour Shawl 85% done started Jun 28/13
  7. Butterfly’s shawl in blue – started Jan 30/14 Test knit
  8. My Fair Cardi Started Apr 8/14
  9. Simplicity Lace Scarf  

FO’s 2014 = 27

WIPS 2014 = 9

 Stash Used 2014 = 52

Ravellenic 2014 FO’s =  8

Yds of Handspun 2014 =

Sewing FO’s 2014 = 

Books 2014 = 13

Thanks again cya next week :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0

Dramatic Renewal of Purpose

Renewal of Wedding Vows 

Our Wedding Day June 2, 1984. You must be getting tired of this picture, but I wanted to show the then and now :0)

Our Wedding Day June 2, 1984. You must be getting tired of this picture, but I wanted to show the then and now :0)

When we met with the Rector to discuss the service, he asked if we wanted to go with our own vows or to go with the new book of common prayer or the old. It seemed to me that we should use the service that we used 30 yrs ago as it has worked for us so far ;0) 

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We all met at St Georges Anglican Church at 1:00 pm on Saturday.

St. Georges Anglican Church, Newcastle, Ontario, Canada

St. Georges Anglican Church, Newcastle, Ontario, Canada

We were lucky that our original Best Man was available, and my son stood up with me as my Man of Honour. He and my father also did a readings. 

My Father and Son.

My Father and Son.

My boutique

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We adjourned to our home for a potluck BBQ, and celebration.

All and all a heart warming event shared with dear friends and family.

A lovely gift of flowers from dear friends who could not come.

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Also finished my sweethearts Clog Socks as an anniversary gift. 

Special feature: Simple texture design goes down the back of the heel.

Special feature: Simple texture design goes down the back of the heel. He really likes them :0)

I think we are good for another 30 years. Oh, my Husband and his friends are now referring to me as the 2nd wife…

WIP List = 9

  1. Left over Cowl started feb 23/14
  2. Cabled Hood with Pockets Started Sept 27/13
  3. Foots First Sox My design Started Jul/11
  4. Sea of Dreams Blanket 85% done started Mar 9/13
  5. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  60% done started June 18/13
  6. Rose Harbour Shawl 85% done started Jun 28/13
  7. Butterfly’s shawl in blue – started Jan 30/14 Test knit
  8. My Fair Cardi Started Apr 8/14
  9. Simplicity Lace Scarf  
  10. Clog socks – for DH as Anniversary gift

FO’s 2014 = 26 + 1 = 27

WIPS 2014 = 10 – 1 = 9

 Stash Used 2014 = 51 + 1 = 52

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

Preparing for Tomorrow

Anniversary

This Saturday I am remarrying my sweetheart all over again! 

Our Wedding Day June 2, 1984

Our Wedding Day June 2, 1984

It’s been 30 yrs and we are going to Church to renew our vows, in the presence of god and our friends and family.  Followed by a Pot Luck BBQ in our backyard. I will post pictures on Wednesday. 

Sorry, I don’t have much to say fibre wise, but I am a tad busy today running around grocery shopping, house cleaning and organizing.  It’s crazy around here. Both my guyz are helping, thatz why it’s crazy around here ;0)

Inspiration Monday – peeping tom edition

Yes! Inspiring :0)

because wool fixes everything

One of my favourite parts of ravelry is watching what my friends are doing. I am a nosy nosy girl, so seeing not only their projects, but also what they are ‘favouriting’ is so much fun! Nothing better than a quick peak to see what’s been catching everyone’s eye lately 😉

Wanna see?

Celtic Cast on Faved blue macaw, which it turns out was a test knit. It’s freaking gorgeous and I totally faved it too!

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danskknit Faved up in the air, this adorable cap with the to-die-for button! Yum! (And yeah, I faved it too, lol)

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brokenhallelujah Faved wild berries. Stop my feet from dancing! Gorgeousness! I love this! Totally in my favs AND queue now!

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shawnamay Added pics to her finished project, leafy baby blanket, and it’s beautiful! I love the leaves

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willow4 Queue calendulas, which is just divine. Beautifully airy, what a…

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