Event: Happy Victoria Day Canada!

I have to admit I have been percolating a bunch of ideas.

Let me see, what first?

Remember these Yoga Socks for Sick Kids Yoga rehab program. Well I don’t like them! They are like standing on marbles,

Yoga Socks for Sick Kids Hospital rehab program

Yoga Socks for Sick Kids Hospital rehab program

so I am making up a more comfy pattern that can be easily sized up or down.

Namaste Yoga socks – for Sick Kids Hospital Yoga Rehab Program. (My design)

Namaste Yoga socks - and my new project bag. It reminds me of my first reader, guess that is a bit telling ;0)

Namaste Yoga socks – and my new project bag.
It reminds me of my first reader, guess that is a bit telling ;0)

I’ve also been motoring away on my latest Kal. Must finish by the end of the month!

Pretty Basic scarf – May Kal 

 At 201 stitches, starting the border.

At 201 stitches, starting the border.

Oh, and all you Canadians out there Happy Victoria Day!

Queen Victoria, the longest serving monarch in British history. Elizabeth will reign longer in a few months.

Queen Victoria, the longest serving monarch in British history. Elizabeth will reign longer in a few months.

FYI: For you non-Canadian types;

Elizabeth is also the Queen of Canada, as was her Great, Great, Grandmother, Victoria.

Canada is part of the Commonwealth of Nations (one of 16 nations Elizabeth is Queen of)

We are a sovereign state, with a Constitutional Monarchy.

Therefore we celebrate with a long weekend, and a few fireworks! 

We are taking a stay-vacation. Almost as good as a vacation, but you can sleep in your own bed with your books, knitting and kitties. Kitties don’t like it much, lots of hiding going on.

WIP List = 14

  1. Namaste Yoga socks
  2. Pretty Basic scarf – May Kal
  3. Raglan Baby Cardigan – Church fundraiser
  4. Untangled #4
  5. Without Moonlight #2 
  6. Buttermere #2 – ran out of yarn!
  7. EZ’s Baby Surprise Jacket – Fb/Kal almost done!
  8. Zuzu’s Petals
  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 done

WIPS 2015 = 13 + 1 = 14

FO’s 2015 = 23

Other FO’s (not fibre) = 14

Long-term Projects = 4

 Stash Used 2015 = 21

Yds of Handspun 2015 = 0

Sewing FO’s 2015 = O

Books 2015 = 7

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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Charity Knitting: Stitches to make the world a better place

knitting with cat

Spring has sprung in these parts, shorts and tshirts have been pulled out of winter storage and sandals are abroad in the land. The sun is shining and the cats are at the front door watching the kids heading off to school. 

Jack and Willow watching the kids go off to school.

Jack and Willow watching the kids go off to school.

The garden is coming up flowers too.

Tulips and Grape Hyacinths

Tulips and Grape Hyacinths

Meanwhile I have been working on a couple of Charity projects that my local LYS is sponsoring.

Yoga Socks – for Sick Kids rehab 

I leave a long tail when casting on. Weaving back and forth at each pattern repeat. Works for me! Knitting these magic loop.

I leave a long tail when casting on. Weaving back and forth at each pattern repeat. Works for me!
Knitting these magic loop.

Raglan Baby Cardigan (Top-Down)by The Students of Subway Academy II

A 6 month sized cardigan for the Church Craft Sale May 30th.

A 6 month sized cardigan for the Church Craft Sale May 30th.

6X6″ afghan squares or Ukrainian Orphanages 

One a week, to be delivered on Knit night. 2 so far.

One a week, to be delivered on Knit night.
2 so far.

FO: His Birthday Socks

Finished these beauties just in time for my sweethearts Birthday. Every year he asks for socks for Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Christmas. He doesn't always get them, but this is a special one so why not?

Finished these beauties just in time for my sweethearts Birthday. Every year he asks for socks for Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Christmas. He doesn’t always get them, but this is a special one so why not?

WIP List = 15

  1. 6X6″ afghan squares or Ukrainian Orphanages (2)
  2. Raglan Baby Cardigan – Church fundraiser
  3. Untangled #4
  4. Without Moonlight #2
  5. Yoga Socks – for Sick Kids rehab
  6. Be Simply Different Scarf
  7. Buttermere #2 – ran out of yarn!
  8. EZ’s Baby Surprise Jacket – Fb/Kal almost done!
  9. Zuzu’s Petals
  10. Cabled Hood with Pockets 
  11. Sea of Dreams Blanket
  12. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  
  13. Rose Harbour Shawl 
  14. My Fair Cardi 
  15. Simplicity Lace Scarf –  Kal/feb2015 almost done
  16. His Birthday Socks

WIPS 2015 =  13 + 2 = 15

FO’s 2015 = 16 + 3 = 19

Other FO’s (not fibre) = 13 

Long-term Projects = 4

 Stash Used 2015 = 19 + 2 = 21

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.

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!

Event: Christmas Craft Sale 2013

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Ya, shoulda been there, it was awesome!

St.Georges Anglican Church Christmas Craft Sale in Newcastle, Ontario last Saturday December 7, 2013 from 10am to 2pm. About 45mins east of Toronto on the Hwy 401.

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There will be tables full of handcrafted items, bake goods, and coffee and goodies. We are still fundraising for a Wheelchair Ramp into our church hall. We anticipate I will go up next year. Our Craft Group has been working on this special project for sometime. This is where a lot of my projects go :0)

Our Bake Table

Our Bake Table

Loads of Handcrafts

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and even more

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We were also selling some supplies :0)

Take and Donate

Take and Donate

All in all another successful sale of items made by a great group of ladies!

Having a cuppa and visiting. Then back to work!

Having a cuppa and visiting. Then back to work!

Watcha doin Wed: Sorry for the Radio silence

Sick gromit

Nothing major, been under the weather lately.

Northman Mittens – New project, I blame mrsmommy on Ravelry

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Buttermere Shawl Kal for Dec/14

More on this later :0)

Piles of Smiles Cowl

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Favorite Scarf Ever

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Shoulder Shawl

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Andy’s Capp #4 Finito!

Isn't my guy a cutie :0)

Isn’t my guy a cutie :0)

4 done, only 2 more to go!

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The Jar for November

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Psst! Only 3 more Saturdays till Christmas!

And I am also organizing a Craft Supplies table “Take and Donate” we have a lot of supplies that have been gifted to us over time. I am going to see if we can get  the 3 boxes of supplies down to 1.

The St.Georges Anglican Church Christmas Craft Sale

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in Newcastle, Ontario on Saturday December 7, 2013 from 10am to 2pm. There will be tables full of handcrafted items, bake goods, and coffee and goodies. We are fundraising for a Wheelchair Ramp into our church hall.  All are welcome.

Current WIP List – 13 + 2 = 15

 FO’s 2013 = 106 + 1 = 107

WIPS 2013 = 13 + 2 = 15

 Stash Used 2013 = 91 + 2 = 93

Sewing FO’s = 4 

Books 2013 = 37 + 2 =3 9

Thanks again for visiting,

cya next Friday :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  

FO Friday: It was a dark and stormy night!

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It was indeed a dark and stormy night, but the Canadian kids were up to the challenge. Trick or Treaters still showed up at our door. A good thing the diabetics in my house invested heavily in chocolate this year.

They even got some nut free candy :0)

They even got some nut free candy :0)

Well the Box is all packed to take to the St Georges Anglican Church Bazaar tomorrow. There will be lots of crafts, baking, and jewellry for sale and an excellent lunch, Coffee, tea, or Juice, assorted soups with sandwiches. It starts at 10am. The Church is at 250 Mill st, Newcastle Ontario, Cda. Everyone is welcome!

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What I’ve been working on

Andy’s Capp 3

This one might be for DS if he plays his cards right!

This one might be for DS if he plays his cards right!

Cabled Hood with Pockets

Past the half way point!

Past the half way point!

What’z really scary!

As you are aware, I have startitis which adds up to a few WIP’s.

What you may not know about me is that I read numerous books at once too! Maybe a few too many at the moment?

and 16 on the Koboglow. I don't always feel like reading the same book and yes I can keep track! The rest of my life is more linear.

and 16 on the Koboglow.
I don’t always feel like reading the same book and yes I can keep track! The rest of my life is more linear.

The votes are in, the polls are closed :0(  

Is anyone interested in a Sports Bra, Ladies Underwear, or Unisex Boxer Shorts Tutorial? I am thinking of making some and will record the process. Please list which you are interested in. So far there has been one vote for a Sports Bra. Anyone else want to weigh in? I will probably be doing an example of each. So I am going to try a poll to determine which to plan first.

Unisex Boxer Shorts Tutorial won. Don’t worry I will get around to the other two! I wanted to tell you how much I appreciated all the participation with this. It is really nice to get feed back.

Current WIP List – 11

 FO’s 2013 = 97

WIPS 2013 = 9 + 2 = 11

 Stash Used 2013 = 86

Sewing FO’s = 4 

Books 2013 = 35

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)

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

Psst! Only 8 more Saturdays till Christmas!

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