Winter Olympics: Let the games begin!

Ravellenic Games 2014 

Team Canada

Team Canada

Events

For my Green Entries

Some sorting is necessary as I can only use a each project once in green events :0(

  1. Alpine Abode Enhancement ( coffee Cup sweater)
  2. Free Dance (Drip Stopper) 
  3. Hat Halfpipe (A toque fit for a Canuck, eh!)
  4. Mitten Moguls (O Canada Mittens
  5. Short-Track Shawls (?)
  6. 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
  3. Lace Luge (Buttermere Shawl, Woodland Sprite Bonnet )
  4. Nordic Colorwork Combined (A toque fit for a Canuck, eh!, O Canada Mittens, coffee Cup sweater
  5. Single-Skein Speed Skate (Another Pair of Mittens)
  6. Stash Skeleton (Buttermere Shawl and A toque fit for a Canuck, eh!, Woodland Sprite Bonnet, coffee Cup sweater ,Drip Stopper)

Lined up and ready

Couple of parcels have more than 1 project.

Couple of parcels have more than 1 project.

Pattern list: 7 in 17 days

First up!

coffee Cup sweater

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Then

Woodland Sprite Bonnet 

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 and

Another Pair of Mittens 

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I am using strategy here. All these patterns are multiple events. They are quick and easy :0)

Blog visiting:

Treehugger did a lovely post ” Don’t stop knitting! It keeps you healthy”.

The WIP’s List will be back after the Olympics :0)

Ravellenic 2014 wips = 7

FO’s 2014 =  7

WIPS 2014 = 11

 Stash Used 2014 = 24

Sewing FO’s 2014 = 

Books 2014 = 3

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)

Find me at my Etsy shop: Willows Pocket and on Ravelry.com 

WIP Weds: Getting Ready for Ravellenic 2014

With only two days to go to the Olympics

and the opening of the Ravellenic Games 2014. Maybe I should explain… I am a member of an online knitting group that is international, with a couple of million members. Each Olympics we run parallel games for knitters that reflect events that are happening at the games. The last time I participated was in 2012, it was such fun. I joined Team Canada and am making a run at 12 medals this time, in 17 days!

Team Canada

I’m on Team Canada

The events I plan to enter. I think most of this is possible for me.

These are doubling for LYS yarn Challenge as well as Ravellenic. Both are on at the same time.

These are doubling for LYS yarn Challenge as well as Ravellenic. Both are on at the same time.

For my (6) Green events

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  1. Charity Curling (Coffee Cup Sweater)
  2. Junior Ravellenics (Baby Hat) Woodland Sprite Bonnet
  3. Lace Luge (Shawlette Baby hat]8)Buttermere
  4. Nordic Colorwork Combined (Adult Hat)
  5. Single-Skein Speed Skate (Mittens)
  6. Stash Skeleton (Mittens)
Buttermere: Almost ready for the lace edge, woohoo!

Buttermere: Almost ready for the lace edge, woohoo!

Pattern list: 5 in 17 days

Everything is set: Patterns, yarns, needles, neat little parcels.

Meanwhile I have been entertaining myself reading and working on;

Book: Mr. Darcy’s Little Sister by C. Allyn Pierson Really good, I highly recommend it.

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Butterfly’s shawl test knit

and a new year for the Scrap Jar

January 2014, clippings from projects.

January 2014, clippings from projects.

Blog visiting: Fountly posted an interesting article on how and why she had a knitting related injury. I thought you might like to read it. Insightful and creative 🙂

WIP List = 11

  1. Buttermere  my Kal for Dec/13 (on hold for Ravellenic Games)
  2. My Favourite Scarf Ever  Started Nov 2/13
  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 started Jan 30/14
  11. Basic Yoke Baby Sweater 2.0 started Jan 29/14

 FO’s 2014 =  7

WIPS 2014 = 11

Ravellenic 2014 wips = 5

 Stash Used 2014 = 24

Sewing FO’s 2014 = 

Books 2014 = 2 + 1 = 3

Thanks again cya at the Starting line :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0)

Find me at my Etsy shop: Willows Pocket and on Ravelry.com 

WIP Wed: Progress in the war on WIP’s

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The Soper Creek Yarn Challenge

My entry unveiled!

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another view of Briar Bunny

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The good news, my friend Frances Ivy won with her Jubilee vest by Cecily Glowik Macdonald. See it on Soper Creek Yarns on fb.

I continue to work away on my WIP’s list.

From Dawn Till Dusk shawlette / scarf  

Working on chart C, 2nd repeat

Working on chart C, 2nd repeat

Huston, we had a problem… Yes I had to frog from 1/2 way through chart B, transition between chart A & B run amuck! Back on track now finished 1st repeat of chart B. Life-lines! Lace weight is a pain when things start to go pear-shaped. Otherwise enjoying this project :0)

Ruffle Scarf 

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and started something new for the craft sale in June

I’m thinking up a new pattern Sssydney the Sssnake and Friends

Doing a whole passle of these guyz, they are blind right now, need to put eyes on. I rather like hoe the tongues worked out.

Doing a whole passle of these guyz, they are blind right now, need to put eyes on. I rather like hoe the tongues worked out.

Another installment of found on Ravelry: Sassy Summer Satchel by Tanya Thomann

This weeks musical interlude: THOMAS TALLIS, Spem in Alium, Motet for 8 Choirs, I Fagiolini/R. Hollingworth (composed in 1596)

Trent Durham Area Day of Celebration 2013 was last Saturday

here are the highlights…

Current WIP List (11)

I am starting to note how close to done my WIP’s are.

    1. Camellia shawlette – A wedding gift (due May 25) 5%
    2. Top Down Swing PulloverBoth sleeves done 80%
    3. Beryl BlanketLong term project  (60 hexs)
    4. Box of Boxes Blanket Long term project  (17 squares)
    5. Easy Peazy Shawlalmost 90%
    6. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry 80%

FO’s 2013 = 29

WIPS 2013 =  11

Used of 37 purchased patterns from Rav = 8 (29 to go)

Stash Used 2013 =  33

Books 2013 = 12

Thanks again for visiting,

cya Friday :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0)

FO Friday: Hijinks at the LYS :0)

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The Yarn Challenge is on! Let the voting commence!

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Photo by Soper Creek Yarns

Take the time to come by and vote if you can, there are some amazing entries this year.  I will not be posting mine till the Challenge ends on April 13th, 2013. (yes it’s in there somewhere :0)

Last night we had “Knitting Night”. One of the ladies brought this cake that was made at a local bakery. Coffee and Cakes

Knitting is a piece of Cake!

had to share!

This week is a busy one, weds – Craft group, Thurs – Knit nite at the LYS, Fri – physio, Sat – Church conference, Sun – church and collapse!

Still, I have got some things done, much to my surprise!

 Playful stripes Size 2yrs

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Great stashbusting pattern! 2 balls of main colour, and 4 colours of odds and ends

Comfy Spring Socks – My latest pattern

Comfy, no fuss socks, super easy for the nonsock knitter!

Comfy, no fuss socks, super easy for the nonsock knitter!

This pattern is available on Ravelry :0)

Spring Coffee cup sweater #5 – another of my patterns

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This is a freebie here’s the PDF Spring coffee cup sweater #5

On Ravelry this week: Willow and Jack need one or two!

Knitted Bouncy Door Hanger Cat Toy by Sheila Ralston

Started a diet on Tuesday, so far so good! Though I really suffered looking at that lovely cake, I behaved myself and said “No Thank You” Did you know you can get an Skim Milk Cafe Latte? Had that instead!

Current WIP List (11)

I am starting to note how close to done my WIP’s are.

    1. Playful Stripes Cardiganby Alana Dakos Done!
    2. Spring Coffee cup sweater #5  Freebie available on Ravelry
    3. My Spring Socks My design available on Ravelry
    4. From Dawn Till Dusk shawlette / scarf  20% Done
    5. Camellia shawlette – A wedding gift (due May 25) 5%
    6. Top Down Swing PulloverBoth sleeves done 80%
    7. Beryl BlanketLong term project  (60 hexs)
    8. Box of Boxes Blanket Long term project  (17 squares)
    9. Easy Peazy Shawlalmost 90%
    10. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry 80%

FO’s 2013 = 26 + 3 = 29

WIPS 2013 = 14 – 3 = 11

Used of 37 purchased patterns from Rav = 8 (29 to go)

Stash Used 2013 = 25 + 8 = 33

Books 2013 = 12

Thanks again for visiting,

cya next week :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0)

WIP Weds: Yarn and Book tourism in Toronto

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On Saturday DH, DS, and I made for Toronto. The trip from here takes about and hour. After dropping DS off at “Adastra”, a sci-fi convention in the north of the city, DH and I headed down the Don Valley Parkway and into Toronto.

CN Tower downtown Toronto, Canada

CN Tower downtown Toronto, Canada

First stop Romni wools, where I adopted some poor lost wool and some other stuff…

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Then Bakka Phoenix Books specializing in Sci-fi and fantasy books, we liberated a few.

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Then off for lunch in Greek-town on the danforth, next stop The Sleuth of Baker Street bookstore, wonderful store full of detective and crime novels. Needless to say we did a little more liberating.

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On the way home we gathered up DS from the convention, one of our favourite authors Jim Butcher (Dresden Files novels) was speaking and darling DS brought us an autographed book and DH bought another book… “Ghost Story”

Basically Yarn and Book tourism in Toronto :0)

Meanwhile back at the ranch…

I continue to work on Playful stripes

2yr size in Dk

2yr size in Dk

and a new Coffee Cup sweater pattern

Jack being a little too helpful

Jack being a little too helpful

and The Carry Along Forums latest KAL

From Dawn Till Dusk shawlette / scarf by Tetiana Otruta

Sorry the picture is so fuzzy

Sorry the picture is so fuzzy

Current WIP List (12)

I am starting to note how close to done my WIP’s are.

    1. Playful Stripes Cardiganby Alana Dakos (due Apr) 85%
    2. Camellia shawlette – A wedding gift (due July) 5%
    3. New Coffee cup sweater
    4. Top Down Swing PulloverBoth sleeves done 80%
    5. My Spring SocksMy design 98%
    6. Beryl BlanketLong term project  (60 hexs)
    7. Box of Boxes Blanket Long term project  (17 squares)
    8. Easy Peazy Shawlalmost 90%
    9. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry 80%

FO’s 2013 = 26

WIPS 2013 = 12 + 2 = 14

Used of 37 purchased patterns from Rav = 8 (29 to go)

Stash Used 2013 = 25

Books 2013 = 12

Thanks again for visiting,

cya Friday :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0)

FO Friday: Oops, what am I doing?

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From Wednesday on, it was surreal, I have been all thumbs! I have never had this many problems in a row! (and my chicken pot pie was a disaster too!)

Yup, the Yarn Challenge continues and I am making progress sorta!

Had to reknit another ear… Oops!

One of these ears is not like the others

One of these ears is not like the others

Wasn’t paying attention

Woot! we have a contest winner!

Yes this is a bunny!  Karen at http://nothingbutknit2.wordpress.com/ wins my “Sue’s Boxes with a Twist socks” pattern

She chose this pattern :0)

She chose this pattern :0)

Sea of Dreams Blanket

6" is just about a whole diamond :0(

6″ is just about a whole diamond :0(

Oops small disaster missed a row 6″ back, with a little frogging I’m back on track. 

Camellia shawlette – A wedding gift

Camellia Shawlette - still casting on. With the way things are going I am taking this slowly.

Camellia Shawlette – still casting on. With the way things are going I am taking this slowly.

Began casting on. I am recalling how much I enjoy casting on lace weight yarn – Not! (383 st total!) Cast on 1/2 of the stitches, put it down for the night. Next day finished it off, then realized I was using different cast on method – Oops again! Start again grrrr!

Hopeing that next week things improve.

Current WIP List (13)

    1. Soper Creek Yarn Challenge
    2. Camellia shawlette – A wedding gift  
    3. Top Down Swing PulloverBoth sleeves done
    4. My Spring SocksMy design
    5. Beryl BlanketLong term project  (60 hexs)
    6. Box of Boxes Blanket Long term project  (17 squares)
    7. Easy Peazy Shawlalmost
    8. Kelp Forest Shawlette very close to done
    9. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry

FO’s 2013 = 22

WIPS 2013 =  13

Used of 36 purchased patterns from Rav =  7 = 29 to go

Stash Used 2013 = 19

Books 2013 = 10

Thanks again for visiting,

cya next week :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0)

WIP Weds: It’s a secret, more clues part 3!

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Yup, the Yarn Challenge continues and I am making progress!

Another Hint! Can you guess yet? Clue 3,

Clue 3

Clue 3

Clue 1, Clue 2, The readers that guess right win a prize!

Not a Poncho, little bag, or a tea cosy, keep guessing…

Woot! we have a winner!

Yes this is a bunny! Right this is the leg. Karen at http://nothingbutknit2.wordpress.com/ wins!

Sea of Dreams Blanket

This little blanket is for a silent auction fundraiser in June.

This little blanket is for a silent auction fundraiser in June.

Love the way this is working up, thanks for the inspiration mrsmommy a friend and a really talented knitter!

Camellia shawlette – A wedding gift

My cousin is getting married in July, so lots of time to make this.

My cousin is getting married in July, so lots of time to make this.

Lovely yarn!

Rereading:  Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart

A fanastical Quest, ala Princess Bride, set in ancient china. I read this many years ago. My son just finished it, so I thought I would read it again…Delightful! 

Position is everything!

Position is everything!

Jack ran out of naughtiness and fell asleep

Current WIP List (13)

    1. Soper Creek Yarn Challenge
    2. Dripping with Lace-Your First Knitted Lace Shawl -A wedding gift
    3. Top Down Swing PulloverOne sleeve done
    4. My Spring SocksMy design
    5. Beryl BlanketLong term project  (60 hexs)
    6. Box of Boxes Blanket Long term project  (17 squares)
    7. Easy Peazy Shawlalmost
    8. Kelp Forest Shawlette very close to done
    9. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry

FO’s 2013 = 22

WIPS 2013 = 11 + 2 = 13

Used of purchased patterns from Rav = 35 – 7 = 28

Stash Used 2013 = 19

Books 2013 = 9 + 1 = 10

Thanks again for visiting,

cya 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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