Frustration knitting and Prize winner!

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What do you do when you are almost finished a Kal and the yarn comes to the end in your hand?

Ratz!

 EZ Baby Surprise Jacket for my facebook group Kal. Ratz!

You knit one or two of these 

(2) XL coffee cup sweater, I'm doing about 1/2 dozen of these for our church craft sale.

(2) XL coffee cup sweater, I’m doing about 1/2 dozen of these for our church craft sale.

and more of this. 

Be Simple Scarf almost done!?!

Be Simple Scarf almost done!?!

and read some of this 

Totally awesome sequels to Pride and Prejudice. Just love the relationship that Linda Berdoll has envisioned.

Totally awesome sequels to Pride and Prejudice. Just love the relationship that Linda Berdoll has envisioned.

and wait for the LYS to open. 

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Picked up the needed yarn for my Kal 

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Oh, and I won 3rd place in the Soper Creek Yarns Challenge!

Bunch of great work! Congratulations everyone!

Bunch of great work! Congratulations everyone!

My effort!

My own design; Sanquhar cowl

My own design; Sanquhar cowl

WIP List = 9

  1. EZ’s Baby Surprise Jacket – Fb/Kal
  2. Zuzu’s Petals
  3. His/Hers Socks
  4. Cabled Hood with Pockets 
  5. Sea of Dreams Blanket
  6. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  
  7. Rose Harbour Shawl 
  8. My Fair Cardi 
  9. Simplicity Lace Scarf   Kal/feb2015 

FO’s 2015 = 6 + 2 = 8

WIPS 2015 = 9

Long-term Projects = 4

 Stash Used 2015 = 10 + 3 = 13

Yds of Handspun 2015 = 0

Sewing FO’s 2015 = O

Books 2015 = 4 + 1 = 5

cya next week :0)

I’m off on to my blogwalk

come join me in the blogpond :0 

I also have a Ravelry shop and an Etsy shop!

for my Literary blog, see Totally Austentatious.

Suffering from Startitis!

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Oh noz! I have itchy palms, itching to start something new! Someone stop me I still have…
– Zuzu’s Petals
– His/Hers Socks
– Cabled Hood with Pockets
– Sea of Dreams Blanket
– Isla lace Pillowcase edge
– Rose Harbour Shawl
– My Fair Cardi
– Be Simple Scarf
to finish!

Initially I opted to be responsible and finish my

Be Simple Crayon scarf!

Love how the self striping yarn is working in this.

Love how the self striping yarn is working in this.

But the urge was still there!

In an effort to control myself, I decided to work on 2 Kals that I’m a member of.

On Facebook: Fans of Elizabeth Zimmermann Knitting Group This months Kal is EZ’s Baby Surprise Jacket 

My modification: Centre double decrease.

My modification: Centre double decrease.

On Ravelry, The Carry Along Forum Kal is Horseshoe Lace Cowl by Sashka Macievich (not started yet, but imminent!)

Thinking maybe...

Thinking maybe…

This last week I finished 

This was my Carry along forum Kal for last month Be Simple Lace scarf.

This was my Carry along forum Kal for last month
Be Simple Lace scarf.

And my Soper Creek Yarn Challenge Contest project

Which I can't show you till all the votes are in. I can only tell you that it's Brown, gray and cream...and very nice ;0)

Which I can’t show you till all the votes are in. I can only tell you that it’s Brown, gray and cream…and very nice ;0)

Bunch of really creative entries! Voting ends on the 14th.

Bunch of really creative entries! Voting ends on the 14th.

WIP List = 9

  1. EZ’s Baby Surprise Jacket – Fb/Kal
  2. Zuzu’s Petals
  3. His/Hers Socks
  4. Cabled Hood with Pockets 
  5. Sea of Dreams Blanket
  6. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  
  7. Rose Harbour Shawl 
  8. My Fair Cardi 
  9. Simplicity Lace Scarf   Kal/feb2015 

FO’s 2015 = 4 + 2 = 6

WIPS 2015 = 8 + 1 = 9

Long-term Projects = 4

 Stash Used 2015 = 6 + 4 = 10

Yds of Handspun 2015 = 0

Sewing FO’s 2015 = O

Books 2015 = 3 + 1 = 4

cya next week :0)

I’m off on to my blogwalk

come join me in the blogpond :0 

I also have a Ravelry shop and an Etsy shop!

for my Literary blog, see Totally Austentatious.

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

WIP Weds: Soper Creek Yarn Challenge

Currently we are having sunny but really nasty cold weather. I am rebelling and put flowers along our driveway!

Currently we are having sunny but really nasty cold weather. I am rebelling and put flowers along our driveway! 6 to 8 weeks till spring in this neck of the woods :0(

Quick note today, I’m out and about for Ash Weds. Church, then the craft group, lunch with friends and off to Knit nite at the LYS. Busy, Busy! Have a nice day. Wishing you all the best through the Lenten Season. 

What a pleasant surprise! My Mittens won 2nd prize in the Yarn Challenge :0)

  O Canada Mittens 

 I’ve made a good start on my Left over Cowl

Chart 1 completed

Chart 1 completed

This is the Jar for Feb 2014

Feb 2014

Feb 2014

WIP List = 11

  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.  SPROUT – Growing Roots sweater 80% done started May 17/12
  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. Fanflower Fling  50% done started Jul 12/13
  9. Butterfly’s shawl in blue – started Jan 30/14 Test knit
  10. Butterfly’s shawl in red – Feb 14/14 Test knit
  11. Basic Yoke Baby Sweater 2.0 started Jan 29/14

FO’s 2014 = 14

WIPS 2014 = 11

 Stash Used 2014 = 34

Ravellenic 2014 FO’s =  8

Yds of Handspun 2014 =

Sewing FO’s 2014 = 

Books 2014 = 5

Thanks again cya Friday :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0) 

 

Ravellenic 2014 awards

Alpine Abode Enhancement (1)

Charity Curling (4)

Free Dance (1)

Junior Ravellenics (1)

Nordic Colorwork Combined (2)

Sidecountry Challenge (1)

Beading Biathlon (1)

Stash Skeleton (3)

Hat Halfpipe (1)

Scarf Super-G (1)

Lace Luge (1)

Single-Skein Speed Skate (1)

WIPs Dancing (1)

FO Friday: WIP list returns!

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Well The Olympics is over but the Soper Creek Yarn Challenge is still on till March 1 at noon. This is a regular event at our LYS.  We each purchase a parcel of the featured yarn, in this case 100gms of Briggs & Little 100% Canadian Wool. The Community is invited to vote for their favourite item.

The Challenge: Use both colours in your project (red/white). More yarn can be added if necessary.

My entry was my “Oh Canada Mittens” (bottom Left)

The Palms

The Palms

I’ll let you know how it goes!

Meanwhile I have been reviewing the WIP list!

My Favourite Scarf Ever  Started Nov 2/13 Frogged Feb 26/14!

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I decided life is too short to knit something I don’t like… Great pattern, Blah yarn 😦

Butterflies shawl in red – Feb 14/14 (Test knit)

Made a mistake while watching the Bobsleigh during the Olympics. After some frogging I'm back on track ;0)

Made a mistake while watching the Bobsleigh during the Olympics. After some frogging I’m back on track ;0)

and I spotted this on Ravelry and just had to do it!

Leftover Cowl by Wendy Johnson

My progress so far.

My progress so far.

WIP List = 11

  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.  SPROUT – Growing Roots sweater 80% done started May 17/12
  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. Fanflower Fling  50% done started Jul 12/13
  9. Butterfly’s shawl in blue – started Jan 30/14 Test knit
  10. Butterfly’s shawl in red – Feb 14/14 Test knit
  11. Basic Yoke Baby Sweater 2.0 started Jan 29/14

FO’s 2014 = 14

WIPS 2014 = 10 – 1 + 1 = 11

 Stash Used 2014 = 34

Ravellenic 2014 FO’s =  8

Yds of Handspun 2014 =

Sewing FO’s 2014 = 

Books 2014 = 5

Thanks again cya at the Finishing line :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0)

WIP Weds: Welcome to the finish line!

It’s over, but what great moments!

Congratulations Team Canada!

10 – Golds, 10 – Silvers, 5 – Bronze

Ravellenic Games is also over

Team Canada

Team Canada

Pattern list: 8 in 17 days

 Woodland Sprite Bonnet 

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Oh Canada Coffee Cup Sweater

I designed this for the Olympics - freebee people. Enjoy :0)

I designed this for the Olympics – freebee people. Enjoy :0)

Drip Stopper 

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A toque fit for a Canuck, eh!

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 Another Pair of Mittens 

This little nesting doll was a gift from my husband many years ago :0)

This little nesting doll was a gift from my husband many years ago :0)

 O Canada Mittens 

This is a double barreled entry. Ravellenic Games and Soper Creek Yarn Challenge :0)

This is a double barreled entry. Ravellenic Games and Soper Creek Yarn Challenge :0)

This one is doubling as my LYS 2014 yarn challenge entry. The yarn we are to use is Red and White too :0) 

The Palms

The Palms

 Worsted Wingspan

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Buttermere Shawl 

Finished preblocking

The WIP’s List will be back on Friday :0)

Ravellenic 2014 FO’s =  8

FO’s 2014 =  13 + 1 = 14

WIPS 2014 = 11 – 1 = 10

 Stash Used 2014 = 33 + 1 = 34

Yds of Handspun 2014 =

Sewing FO’s 2014 = 

Books 2014 = 4 + 1 = 5

Thanks again cya at the Finishing line :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0)

For my Green Entries 

  1. Alpine Abode Enhancement (Oh Canada Coffee Cup Sweater )
  2. Flying Camel Spin (Alchemy 100% Merino Handspun)
  3. Free Dance (Drip Stopper) 
  4. Hat Halfpipe (A toque fit for a Canuck, eh!)
  5. Mitten Moguls (Another Pair of Mittens)
  6. Scarf super G (Worsted Wingspan)
  7. WIPs Dancing (Buttermere Shawl)

For Purple Entries

  1. Charity Curling (Another Pair of Mittens, Woodland Sprite Bonnet, coffee Cup sweater, Drip Stopper)
  2. Junior Ravellenics (Another Pair of Mittens, Woodland Sprite Bonnet)
  3. Beadathon (Buttermere Shawl)
  4. Lace Luge (Buttermere Shawl, Woodland Sprite Bonnet )
  5. Nordic Colorwork Combined (A toque fit for a Canuck, eh!, O Canada Mittens, coffee Cup sweater, Worsted Wingspan
  6. Single-Skein Speed Skate (Another Pair of Mittens)
  7. Stash Skeleton (Buttermere Shawl and A toque fit for a Canuck, eh!, Woodland Sprite Bonnet, Oh Canada Coffee Cup Sweater  ,Drip Stopper, Worsted Wingspan

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