FO Friday: My Blog is a Toddler!

It is my Blogs 2nd Anniversary January 22!

To Celebrate I have a gift for you Toddler Tootsies pdf

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These little socks are a great stashbusters, knit from the top-down they have a gathered toe. No grafting. Takes less than 22gms of sock yarn.

I also want to thank Natalie B. at Marigolds’ Loft for featuring my Sock Ball Cosies by Kerstin Geiger on her favourite Links on Thursday :0)

Music for your enjoyment: Rollicking Canadian East Coast Music

“The Night Pat Murphy Died” sung by Great Big Sea

FO’s 2013 =  3 + 2 = 5

WIPS 2013 = 10 – 1 = 9

Stash Used 2013 =  1 + 1 = 2

Books 2013 = 7 + 1 = 8

Thanks again for visiting,

cya Friday

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

come join me in the blogpond :0)

FO Friday: A really useful thing!

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Good Morning all!

Hey, 25,000 views! whoohoo!

I’ve had visitors from all over, from Australia to the Ukraine and even a visitor from Cyprus! The list of followers is growing too. Thanks for your support and validation! I will endeavour to inprove improve both my spelling and my content. My Blogs anniversary is coming up on January 22, watch for a treat!

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Meanwhile I continue to stashbust the little balls of leftover sock yarn in my stash tin!

I made 3 of these Yarn Ball Cosies. I tried the plastic mash ones, these are so much better!

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Yarn Ball Cosy

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I like to pull my yarn from the centre of the ball, needless to say this becomes a mess when the centre finally collapses. The Large one takes about 14gms, Small one about 12gms of fingering or sock yarn. I made mine 4″ long. The red one is a small ball the others are the large size.

Can you tell I really like these handy little cosies?

Can you tell I really like these handy little cosies?

Did you see this on Ravelry: I am going to start linking things I see on Rav that appeal to me and that you might have missed. This week A Better Bucket by Amy Swenson. Tina at Soper Creek yarns made this. It was so much nicer than the picture!

Book of the week: The Complete World of Jane Austen by Lauren Nixon

DH gifted this to me at Christmas. What an interesting little book, full of details, and snipets on Austens live and times, pictures of places that informed her work. The tidbits on fashion, her family and overviews of her works though brief, were interesting.

I would recommend it if you are a Regency fan and particularly of Jane Austen

Music Link: Watkins Ale – Music of the English Renaissance

FO’s 2013 = 0 + 3 = 3

WIPS 2013 = 9

Stash Used 2013 = 0 + 1 = 1

Books 2013 = 3 + 1 = 4

Thanks again for visiting,

cya Friday

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

come join me in the blogpond :0)

FO Friday: Twas the Last post before Christmas

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I have to admit I am hopeless about sending Christmas Cards!

So this year I am going virtual.

This will likely be the last post before New Years.

Merry Christmas

Happy news! MiL is no longer stoned (as my DH pronounced to his mother, always the good and thoughtful son that he is :0)

The ERCP procedure worked a dream, 3rd times the charm. She is free and clear of Gallbladder, stones and all for the first time since last January. Now she can actually enjoy Christmas dinner.                              The best Christmas gift for us all!

I have a sweet treat for you.

Here is a fast and super easy recipe for Mincemeat Squares

an old Christmas favourite from my mother’s family.

2 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs

1 1/2 cups Mincemeat

15 oz can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk

Mix ingredients together, Bake in well-greased 9″x 12″ pan

on 350F for 30 mins. Cool then Cut.

chop candied cherry and decorate top with a small piece.

I finish the Picot edged baby blanket

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It was a good fast and practical baby blanket to knit. I recommend this pattern. This basic blanket was lovely and warm on my legs as I knit it and will be a good stroller or car seat blanket. I used 2 balls of Northern Worsted, knitting the first ball expanding to the 1/2 way point and finished the 2nd ball reducing to the end.

During my travels Christmas Shopping, I hit the Dollar Store (a chain of stores in Canada, that has most items in the $1 – $2 dollar range, think up scale five & dime) to get some Christmas wrap and stocking stuffers. I lucked out!

Totally cat proof bags, till they learn to open zippers!

Totally cat proof bags, till they learn to open zippers!          Look all you wanta guys, Wahahaha!

This weeks Christmas audio book: A christmas treat my Dad used to read to my Brother and I.

Twas the Night before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore

More favourite Christmas Carols:

Coventry Carol by  Loreena McKennitt

And Amid the Winters Snow by Kings College Cambridge Choir

For other music links and other Audiobook links

FO’s 2012 =  76 + 1 = 77

Patterns from my own Library = 6 + 1 = 7

WIP’s 2012 = 4 – 1 = 3 (plan to start the year at 0)

Stash used 2012 = 85 + 2 = 87 (stunned by this total!)

Beryl Blanket Hexes = 48

Books = 45 + 1 = 46

All that remains to be said is,

I wish you all a Joyous and Merry Christmas,

and to you and ours a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

Thanks again for visiting,

cya Next Year

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

come join me in the blogpond :0)

FO Friday: Getting ready for Christmas

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Hello again! I continue to recover.

Not a very productive week.

Still working on my WIP’s, hope to get them done before the end of the year.

“Bombur’s Travelling Socks”.

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 If ya missed your The Hobbit Bombur’s Travelling Socks here it is.

With 11 days till Christmas I thought this would be a good read.

This weeks Audio book: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

The Story,  Merry Christmas enjoy!

   

Thanks again for visiting,

cya next Friday.

WIP Weds and Friday’s at Tami’s

For links to my blogwalk come join me in the blogpond :0)

FO Friday: If it’s not one thing it’s another!

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Well, this week has been a total disaster! Missed Craft goup, Knittin club, Physiotherapy, and looks like I will not be going to the St. Georges craft sale or church on Sunday. Since I married 28yrs ago, I have been sick 21 times at Christmas :0(

If you have an opportunity, stop by The St. Georges Craft Sale in on Mill st. in Newcastle Ontario Canada. It will be on from 10 – 2:00.  

So this is all I got done this week sniff!

Favorite Scarf Ever

Great pattern highly recommend it!

Great pattern highly recommend it! 6″ x 50″

Ruffle Scarf #4

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Ruffle Scarf #5

Only one more!

This weeks Audio book: North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

One of my favourites, written in 1855, along with “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen, this would be a must have on a desert island.

Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12,

13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24,

25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35,

36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45,

46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52 (of 52)

I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do!

FO’s 2012 = 73 + 3 = 76

Patterns from my own Library = 6

WIP’s 2012 = 5 – 3 = 2

Stash used 2012 = 81 + 3 = 84

Beryl Blanket Hexes = 48

Books = 41 + 1 = 42

Thanks again for visiting,

cya next Friday.

WIP Weds and Friday’s at Tami’s

For links to my blogwalk come join me in the blogpond :0)

FO Friday: Finally, the finish line! Almost!

Hello all, yet another busy week.

It began with the a visitors on Saturday, out of town Christening on Sunday, trips to the vet, craft group, physio, Advent study, and knitting lots of knitting.

The Ladies knitting and crocheting, I need to get a picture of the quilters too. This is the only photo I have, sorry girls.

The plans for the Craft sale are well on the way. The signs are up and ads are in the papers. The ladies are making last minute items, and arranging for baked goods. We are still raising funds for a wheelchair ramp into our 157 yr old church hall.

Saturday December 8th, from 10 – 2:00 at St Georges Church, Newcastle Ontario Cda. Please come if you can.

Fabulous Fake Fingerless Mitts

Made from stash with leftover buttons. The little straps don’t show very well.

This pattern was designed by and available at Soper Creek Yarns.

Frill Seeker scarves

 1, 2, 3 I have 3 more to do :0(

“Bombur’s Travelling Socks”.

This weeks Audio book: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4,

Part 5, (1 of 5)

FO’s 2012 =  69 + 4 = 73

Patterns from my own Library = 6

WIP’s 2012 = 4 – 4 + 1 = 1

Stash used 2012 =  77 + 4 = 81

Beryl Blanket Hexes =  48

Books = 40

Thanks again for visiting,

cya next week.

WIP Weds and Friday’s at Tami’s

For links to my blogwalk come join me in the blogpond :0)

FO Friday: Is it Friday already?

I don’t know what happened since wednesday,

life got in the way and I didn’t get done half of

what I intended. Even this post was a last minute

effort, for which I apologize.

 Blissful moss rib washcloth #2

 Blissful moss rib washcloth #3

This makes 6 so far.

Elfish Hat

Sorry to report that this pattern was a dud. I riped it out 3 times and modified measurements in an attempt to make it work. Maybe it will work for you, but I gave up and frogged it. :0(

“Bombur’s Travelling Socks”.

Still under construction, hope to have progress for you on wednesday.

FO’s 2012 =  67 + 2 = 69

Patterns from my own Library = 6

WIP’s 2012 = 4 – 2 = 2

Stash used 2012 = 75 +2 = 77

Beryl Blanket Hexes =  48

Books = 40

Thanks again for visiting,

cya next week.

WIP Weds and Friday’s at Tami’s

For links to my blogwalk come join me in the blogpond :0)

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