Autumn has arrived!

My guy at 1yr old

My guy at 1yr old

It was on this day 24 years ago, my DS hit the atmosphere.

He has grown into a fine young man in spite of us.

Wishing him a very Happy Birthday, and many more!

In celebration of the season, I am doing a super secret coupon code for 25% off on both my Etsy shop and my Ravelry shop.

Visit Willows Pocket Facebook page Please Like, Coupon code is amongst the more recent posts.

Sadly I don’t think I am going to get my Kal done this month. However the book is almost finished. 

Quicksilver Lace Shrug 

Book: Mr. Darcy and the Secret of Becoming a Gentleman by Maria Hamilton

Book: Mr. Darcy and the Secret of Becoming a Gentleman by Maria Hamilton

I have also had a run on Flashy Earbud Sweaters in my Etsy store. 

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So I’m busy making more.

 My Birch Leaf  is coming along nicely. 

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But I can honestly say this is the Ball that never ends!

Wishing you and yours a happy week till we meet again :0)

WIP List = 12 

  1. Quicksilver Lace Shrug started Sept 5/14
  2. Flashy Earbud Sweaters started Sept 23/14
  3. Birch Leaf started Aug 18/14
  4. My Favourite Top-Down Clog Socks 
  5. Left over Cowl started feb 23/14
  6. Cabled Hood with Pockets Started Sept 27/13
  7. Foots First Sox My design Started Jul/11
  8. Sea of Dreams Blanket 85% done started Mar 9/13
  9. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  60% done started June 18/13
  10. Rose Harbour Shawl 85% done started Jun 28/13
  11. My Fair Cardi Started Apr 8/14
  12. Simplicity Lace Scarf 

FO’s 2014 = 34 + 1  = 35

WIPS 2014 = 9 + 3 = 12

 Stash Used 2014 = 60 + 1 = 61

Ravellenic 2014 FO’s =  8

Yds of Handspun 2014 = 313 yds

Sewing FO’s 2014 = 

Books 2014 = 25 + 1 = 26

Thanks again, cya next week :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0

KW Knitters Fair!

The Kitchener Waterloo Knitters fair in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada 

One  aisle of this very busy event

One aisle of this very busy event

Two Auditoriums of fibery goodness! 

I apologize that I didn’t take more pictures, too busy shopping :0)

Kept bumping into knitting friends from far and wide. Had to travel 2hrs to see Shelagh who lives a few blocks away from me lol

Kept bumping into knitting friends from far and wide. Had to travel 2hrs to see Shelagh who lives a few blocks away from me lol

Saw some really great patterns, bought this one.

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Hue and Value, can be purchased on Ravelry.

What I toted home with me!

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Four balls 50gm in fingering for fairisle sock knitting and a ruler needle gauge.

Books

The Pattern Companion Knitting,  Cabin Fever: Need a circular yoke?, The Very Easy Guide to Fair Isle Knitting by Lynne Watterson,        Gloves by Susette Palmer

Unfortunately I haven’t been doing much knitting since the partially successful removal of a few finger nails.

Warning: don't start moving around furniture at 3am. Wait till the fellas get up in the morning... Trust me on this!

Warning: don’t start moving around furniture at 3am. Wait till the fellas get up in the morning… Trust me on this!

I am knitting at 1/4 speed, and I keep getting killed playing Might and Magic IV :0(

But I am eating through my stack of books, so there is an upside! TTFN

WIP List = 9 

  1. My Favourite Top-Down Clog Socks 
  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. My Fair Cardi Started Apr 8/14
  9. Simplicity Lace Scarf 

FO’s 2014 = 34

WIPS 2014 = 9

 Stash Used 2014 = 60

Ravellenic 2014 FO’s =  8

Yds of Handspun 2014 = 313 yds

Sewing FO’s 2014 = 

Books 2014 = 23 + 2 = 25

Thanks again, cya next week :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0

Fair fun!

Well I had a great fair this year! 

We demonstrated Handspinning and Knitting on Sunday.

This is last years pic as I forgot my camera. Gwen was ill and couldn't come and it was nice and warm, so no sweaters. Otherwise everything is the same ;0)

This is last years pic as I forgot my camera. Gwen was ill and couldn’t come and it was nice and warm, so no sweaters. Otherwise everything is just the same ;0)

5 -1st prizes 

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 4 -2nd, 2 -3rd, 1- 4th, 3 honorable mentions 

I didn't include the non-winners in this photo

I didn’t include the non-winners in this photo

1st – Dress socks 

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

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

1st Hat 

Andy Cap

Andy Cap

1st Mittens 

Front and back

Front and back

1st Boot Cuffs (other knitted)

Really pleased with these!

Really pleased with these!

1st Handspun skein 

Handpainted superwash Lambswool "Mixed Gladioli" from Alchemy Fibre Designs

Handpainted superwash Lambswool “Mixed Gladioli” from Alchemy Fibre Designs

2nd – Glass sweatsuit 

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3rd – Shawl 

Glam shell Shawl

Glam shell Shawl

3rd – Socks work 

Toddler Tootsies

Toddler Tootsies

2nd – Handcrafted jewellry 

Bracelet

Bracelet

2nd – Artical Handspun 

100% wool

100% wool

And I won a $30.00 gift certificate from my LYS, for most points!

All in all lots of fun!

And the Funniest blog post of the week! Lol 

WIP List = 9 (doing a little list trimming)

  1. My Favourite Top-Down Clog Socks 
  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. My Fair Cardi Started Apr 8/14
  9. Simplicity Lace Scarf 

FO’s 2014 = 34

WIPS 2014 = 9

 Stash Used 2014 = 60

Ravellenic 2014 FO’s =  8

Yds of Handspun 2014 = 313 yds

Sewing FO’s 2014 = 

Books 2014 = 23

Thanks again, cya next week :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0

Getting ready for the Local Country fair

It’s that time of year again! It always sneaks up on me. 

The Orono fair is a local tradition. I have been entering for more than 20yrs.  This is an awesome little country fair that has not changed much. Everthing from pies, and handcrafts (including Handspinning) to Goats, Cows, and Sheep. There is also a midway for the kids.  

Here is the Events Schedule 

This year I am entering 14 items, (handed in today) 

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Socks Dress – Anniversary clog socks

Socks Work – Baby socks

Shawl/wrap/shrug – Glam shell shawl

Scarf – Buttermere shawlette

Cowl – Warm Collar 

Cardigan Adult – Iced Cardigan

Headgear – Andy Cap

Mittens – Northman Mittens

Any other knit garment – Boot Cuffs

Small novelty item suitable for Bazaar – Glass sweatsuit 

Something new from something used – Headband

Handspun Skein – Superwash merino 

Handpainted superwash Lambswool "Mixed Gladioli" from Alchemy Fibre Designs

Handpainted superwash Lambswool “Mixed Gladioli” from Alchemy Fibre Designs 213yds lace weight

Handcrafted Jewellry – Bracelet

Artical created from Handspun – Piles of Smiles cowl 

100% wool

100% wool – 100 yds

Will provide most pictures when things come home :0)

WIP List = 9 (doing a little list trimming)

  1. My Favourite Top-Down Clog Socks 
  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. My Fair Cardi Started Apr 8/14
  9. Simplicity Lace Scarf  
  10. Head Band for fairfinished
  11. Piles of smiles Cowl for fair – finished
  12. Linus scarf – Frogged, (decided I didn’t like it)
  13. Little Varya Started July 29/14 child too big for this sweater Frogged
  14. Shazzas Bucket Hat for my June Kal group -frogged (decided I didn’t like it)

FO’s 2014 =32 + 2 = 34

WIPS 2014 = 12 – 3 = 9

 Stash Used 2014 = 57 + 3 = 60

Ravellenic 2014 FO’s =  8

Yds of Handspun 2014 = 313 yds

Sewing FO’s 2014 = 

Books 2014 = 21 + 2 = 23

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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