The week that was

knitting with cat

Last week was super busy! First true signs of spring, I’m still recovering.

Last Wednesday morning I went to Craft Group at Church

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Working on Soapdish Ponchos/ Pot holders 

Dishsoap Poncho, dresses up a dishsoap bottle while drying.

Dishsoap Poncho, dresses up a dishsoap bottle while drying.

and Drip Stoppers for tea pots and wine bottles

Drip Stopper PDF.

Great stashbuster for leftover dishcloth cotton.

Great stashbuster for leftover dishcloth cotton.

and in the evening a Handspinning Demonstration at Farm Connections with the Durham Handspinning Guild.

Beth, Gwen and I getting ready to demonstrate for the public.

Beth, Gwen and I getting ready to demonstrate for the public.

More progress on Romney finger roving

Planning on Christmas mitts for the guyz

Planning on Christmas mitts for the guyz

Saturday, Bonnie and I headed for The Gathering in Port Hope Ontario Cda.

Wall to wall fibreholics, fibre fumes everywhere!

Wall to wall fibreholics, fibre fumes everywhere!

This was a Spin-in for the local Fibreholics. Some things followed me home.

Some hand dyed Romney wool, equal amount undyed Romney wool. A small spindle, heavy for it's size, 33gms. I have been looking for a plying spindle with a little more heft. Also a selection of cabled dk cotton for Icord projects.

Some hand dyed Romney wool, equal amount undyed Romney wool. A small spindle, heavy for it’s size, 33gms. I have been looking for a plying spindle with a little more heft. Also a selection of cabled dk cotton for Icord projects.

See posts for each event :0)

I’m also working on my carry along kal.

Without Moonlight bulky shawl, on Row 83

Without Moonlight bulky shawl, on Row 83

I have my purse project. 

I have some finishing modifications planned for this...think large button holes on finished edge!

I have some finishing modifications planned for this…think large button holes on finished edge!

and something to work on in the car. 

Be a Little Different Scarf, I started this on Sunday afternoon at the Knitting group meeting in The Fire House Bistro in Orono, north of us.

Be a Little Different Scarf, I started this on Sunday afternoon at the Knitting group meeting in The Fire House Bistro in Orono, north of us.

This week promises to be just about as busy, Dr. appointment, Craft Group, Knit Nite,  shopping and lunch with MiL and a possible lunch with guildiez. And I wondered why I was so tired last week?

WIP List = 14

  1. Be a Little Different Scarf
  2. Drip Stoppers – for church craft sale
  3. Without Moonlight shawl – Kal
  4. Dish Soap Poncho #2 – for church craft sale
  5. Buttermere #2 – ran out of yarn!
  6. EZ’s Baby Surprise Jacket – Fb/Kal almost done!
  7. Zuzu’s Petals
  8. His/Hers Socks 
  9. Cabled Hood with Pockets 
  10. Sea of Dreams Blanket
  11. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  
  12. Rose Harbour Shawl 
  13. My Fair Cardi 
  14. Simplicity Lace Scarf –  Kal/feb2015 almost done! 

FO’s 2015 = 9 + 2 = 11

Other FO’s (not fibre) = 13 

WIPS 2015 = 12 + 2 = 14

Long-term Projects = 4

 Stash Used 2015 = 15 + 1 = 16

Yds of Handspun 2015 = 0

Sewing FO’s 2015 = O

Books 2015 = 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.

 

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What’s up?

knitting with cat

Good morning all, I hope you all had a nice holiday weekend.

I am as busy as a one armed paper hanger today!

Our Wednesday morning Craft Group at Church, has decided that May 30th would be a good day for a Craft sale and tea.

This is number 3 of the 5 I'm making for the sale.

This is number 3 of the 5 I’m making for the sale.

Soapdish Poncho # 1 – finished!

Pattern from Soper Creek Yarns, designed by Tina Barrie

Makes a great potholder too! It can be left on the soap bottle to dry...

Makes a great potholder too! It can be left on the soap bottle to dry…

In the afternoon, I will be demonstrating Handspinning with the girlz of the Durham Handspinning Guild, at Farm Connections in Brooklin Ontario Canada at the arena. We are delighted to be invited again this year.

Clearing my bobbins.

Clearing my bobbins.

So I am getting things ready to go. I’ll post more after this event.

Meanwhile I am up to my eyeballs with Kals.

The Carry along Forum chose 3 optional projects this month.

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One down, the “Bring me with you Bagmy design.

Here is the Take me with you bag pattern Pdf. if you wish to make one for yourself.

I have moved on to the second choice

Without Moonlight” shawl

On row 49. Lovin this pattern!

On row 49. Lovin this pattern!

The remaining option, Edison shawl has been in my queue for a while.

Hope to get it done this month too.

designed by Lynn Di Cristina

designed by Lynn Di Cristina

I continue to work away on my facebook Kal – Fans of Elizabeth Zimmermann Knitting

Just about done!

Just about done!

EZ Baby Surprise Jacket. 

Another almost done.

Another almost done.

And almost finished my Be Simple scarf, thinking a row of large button holes along the edge to thread the tail through.

WIP List = 12

  1. Without Moonlight shawl – Kal
  2. Dish Soap Poncho #2 – for church craft sale
  3. Buttermere #2 – ran out of yarn!
  4. EZ’s Baby Surprise Jacket – Fb/Kal almost done!
  5. Zuzu’s Petals
  6. His/Hers Socks
  7. Cabled Hood with Pockets 
  8. Sea of Dreams Blanket
  9. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  
  10. Rose Harbour Shawl 
  11. My Fair Cardi 
  12. Simplicity Lace Scarf –  Kal/feb2015 almost done!

FO’s 2015 = 9 + 2 = 11

WIPS 2015 = 11 + 1 = 12

Long-term Projects = 4

 Stash Used 2015 = 13 + 2 = 15

Yds of Handspun 2015 = 0

Sewing FO’s 2015 = O

Books 2015 = 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.

I have a little list!

We have had loads of snow this week.

We have had loads of snow this week.

I have been rooting around through my Wip list and I think it needs a little reorganization and recategorization.  Object to have only one on the go, in each type of project heading.

Shawlette: Rose Harbour Shawl 

Really close to finished!

Really close to finished!

Shawl: Nothing on the go right now

Charity project:  Baby it’s cold outside cup cozy 

Two so far, for the church Christmas Craft sale.

Two so far, for the church Christmas Craft sale.

Child: Sea of Dreams Blanket 

Only 2 more repeats.

Only 2 more repeats.

Large project: My Fair Cardi 

Back finished, working on the fronts.

Back finished, working on the fronts.

Winter Project:  Left over Cowl 

4 of 8 repeats of fairilse design sequence.

4 of 8 repeats of fairilse design sequence.

Socks: My Favourite Top-Down Socks 

I am doing the inserted heels on these, then I will type up the pattern for sale.

I am doing the inserted heels on these, then I will type up the pattern for sale.

Gift Drawer Project: Isla lace Pillowcase edge 

About 8" to do.

About 8″ to do.

Scarf:  Cabled Hood with Pockets 

This scarf is for my son.

This scarf is for my son.

Simplicity Lace Scarf  

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WIP List = 9

  1. My Favourite Top-Down Socks 
  2. Left over Cowl started feb 23/14
  3. Cabled Hood with Pockets Started Sept 27/13
  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. My Fair Cardi Started Apr 8/14
  8. Simplicity Lace Scarf  
  9. Baby it’s cold outside cup cozy

FO’s 2014 = 50 + 2 = 52

WIPS 2014 = 9

 Stash Used 2014 = 78 + 1 = 79

Ravellenic 2014 FO’s =  8

Yds of Handspun 2014 = 313 yds

Sewing FO’s 2014 = 

Books 2014 = 31 + 1 = 32

Thanks again, cya next week :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0 

I also have a Ravelry shop and an Etsy shop!

Woohoo: Roses in Winter Boot Cuff!

I have to admit I have been busier than a only armed paper hanger on stilts! But I finally managed to get it together. 

Really pleased with these!

Really pleased with these!

Roses in Winter Boot Cuffs is finally done!

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and test knit. 

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Happy dance!

If you would like a copy of this pattern, as a Pre-Christmas treat use coupon code; willow42 on Ravelry and get 25% off!

(this applies to all my patterns to the end of December :0)

I am currently sorting out the pattern for

My Favourite Top-down Socks

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These were the inspiration “My Favourite socks”

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These are bottom up.

Hopefully ready for the New Year.

WIP List = 9

  1. Quicksilver Lace Shrug started Sept 5/14
  2. My Favourite Top-Down Clog Socks (Did a little work on these since last posting)
  3. Left over Cowl started feb 23/14
  4. Cabled Hood with Pockets Started Sept 27/13
  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 = 50

WIPS 2014 = 9

 Stash Used 2014 = 78

Ravellenic 2014 FO’s =  8

Yds of Handspun 2014 = 313 yds

Sewing FO’s 2014 = 

Books 2014 = 30 + 1 = 31

Thanks again, cya next week :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0 

I also have a Ravelry shop and an Etsy shop!

Sock Drawer Challenge!

Yes I have accepted the Sock Drawer Challenge, and it was a challenge! 

I took this picture after stuffing all I could into the drawer. Then socks started popping up all over, under beds, on feet, and in laundry baskets, lol

I took this picture after stuffing all I could into the drawer. Then socks started popping up all over, under beds, on feet, and in laundry baskets, lol

There are 30 pair in this photo, think I need a bigger drawer?

I challenge you to show off your drawer!

It’s been a while since I have posted, unfortunately I have been up to my ankles in alligators.  Lots of medical tests and other nasty stuff. The upside is lots of  knitting and reading going on here.

Will be available in Willows Pocket my etsy shop in November.

Available in Willows Pocket my etsy shop

and

Blue, green and purple

Blue, green and purple

and

Red, pink, orange

Red, pink, orange

and

Blue, pink, green

Blue, pink, green

Found at Willows Pocket Etsy shop

I have also been working on items for the St Georges Anglican Church, Newcastle Annual Christmas Craft sale.

A few pairs of toddler socks (my design)

A few pairs of Toddler Tootsies (my design)

and

A friend designed this dish cloth for Estelle Yarns, it hangs over your soap bottle to dry. I have knit 2 so far.

A friend designed this dish cloth for Estelle Yarns, it hangs over your soap bottle to dry. I have knit 2 so far.

and

Some nice person donated a big bag of "Boa" to the Church Craft group, a friend suggested Christmas Tree Garlands, 6 at 8ft each.

Some nice person donated a big bag of “Boa” to the Church Craft group, a friend suggested Christmas Tree Garlands, 6 at 8ft each.

I’m also putting together my pattern for “Roses in Winter Boot Cuffs” in preparation for Test knitting. 

Really pleased with these!

Really pleased with these!

So between this and that I have been a very busy bee.

WIP List = 9

  1. Quicksilver Lace Shrug started Sept 5/14
  2. My Favourite Top-Down Clog Socks (Did a little work on these since last posting)
  3. Left over Cowl started feb 23/14
  4. Cabled Hood with Pockets Started Sept 27/13
  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 = 37 + 13 = 50

WIPS 2014 = 9

 Stash Used 2014 = 65 + 13 = 78

Ravellenic 2014 FO’s =  8

Yds of Handspun 2014 = 313 yds

Sewing FO’s 2014 = 

Books 2014 = 27 + 3 = 30

Thanks again, cya next week :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0 

I also have a Ravelry shop and an Etsy shop!

WIP Weds: Knit night & The curse continues

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I hosted the Knit Nite Girlz Summer Edition last Wednesday, (10 plus 2 infants). What a great group! I particularly want to thank SH for finally getting the fire started, DH for making his delicious Oatmeal Apricot Cranberry Cookies and DS for setting up and putting everything away. By the Bye our knitting smells like smoke, thank goodness it’s washable.

My smokey Butterfly’s shawl  

Trying to get this as close to the end of the ball of Marble chunky as possible.

Trying to get this as close to the end of the ball of Marble chunky as possible.

a little tinking to have enough for the garter stitch edge.

Simplicity Lace Scarf  (25″) 

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I have been taking this with me when I go out

Glass sweatsuit  

(my design – will be published next week)

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The fair is coming up and I will enter it.

Glamshell shawl Blocked

Glamshell shawl 67x45"

Glamshell shawl 67×45″

Remember that shawl with the curse. It continues! Soaked it out in the wash, so I got a little distracted… what started as soak ended up being jean wash cycle, OH NOOOS! Rescued it from mechanical malling. Pinned it out on the kitchen table so I could keep and eye on it. Ok I’m human, so I needed to step away to the WC… one furry felon hanging from a hanging thread at the cast off, the other laying in the middle needing it like there was no tomorrow. Contemplating violin strings!

Being blocked

Being blocked

Began Little Varya for a friends 6yr old grandaughter.

Love the rolled cast on edge on this pattern.

Love the rolled cast on edge on this pattern.

WIP List = 12

  1. Little Varya Started July 29/14
  2. My Favourite Top-Down Clog Socks 
  3. Left over Cowl started feb 23/14
  4. Cabled Hood with Pockets Started Sept 27/13
  5. Foots First Sox My design Started Jul/11
  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. Butterfly’s shawl in blue – started Jan 30/14 Test knit
  10. My Fair Cardi Started Apr 8/14
  11. Simplicity Lace Scarf  
  12. Shazzas Bucket Hat for my June Kal group
  13. Glass sweatsuit Finished July 30

FO’s 2014 = 30 + 1 = 31

WIPS 2014 = 12

 Stash Used 2014 = 56

Ravellenic 2014 FO’s =  8

Yds of Handspun 2014 =

Sewing FO’s 2014 = 

Books 2014 = 18 + 2 = 20

Thanks again, cya next week :0)

(Note for the summer I will only be posting on Weds.)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0

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

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