WIPs: Carry Along Projects for February

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I have been a member of the Ravelry.com Carry Along Forum since 2012. Each month we make a list of projects and vote for the 3 that everyone likes best. You can knit whichever one, two or three you like. The only criteria; must be free on Ravelry, and hopefully small enough to take with you on your travels.

This month I have opted to do 2 of the 3 Kals.

Be Simple Variations Scarf

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and

Bandana Cowl

Thinking this might make a nice Christmas present.

Thinking this might make a nice Christmas present.

Both of these came from stashed yarn!

Since 2012 I have completed 30 KALs with this group of great people!

The scrap Jar for 2014 ended up being 58gms!

The Jar 2014 dec 58gms 2013 - 63gms 2012 - from Mar to Dec 40gms

The Jar 2014 dec 58gms
2013 – 63gms
2012 – from Mar to Dec 40gms

January begins the new Scrap Jar for 2015

Slow start for January!

Slow start for January!

WIP List = 8

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

FO’s 2015 = 3

WIPS 2015 = 8

Long-term Projects = 4

 Stash Used 2015 = 5

Yds of Handspun 2015 = 0

Sewing FO’s 2015 = O

Books 2015 = 3

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!

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What more Socks!

Sock washing

The question arises; can anyone knit too many socks?

Over Christmas my hands began to shake and I noticed an uneasy feeling when reaching into my purse, something was missing! I always carry a small parcel with a pair of socks in progress. Between Christmas and New years, I finished up both pairs that I had been making.

My Favourite Top-down socks

These worked up just as nice as My Favourite Toe-up socks.

These worked up just as nicely as My Favourite Toe-up socks.

and

Knit by the Dozen Socks. Note the Kermit the Frog toes, heels and cuffs! Modification: Inserted heel rather than Short row in the original pattern.

Knit by the Dozen Socks. Note the Kermit the Frog toes, heels and cuffs! I feel very happy wearing these babies!
Modification: Inserted heel rather than Short row in the original pattern. Magic looped.

I developed this idea last year; that one pair was not enough! So now I work on one fancy pair and one plain pair. The plain pair are knit when I am with my fibreholic friends. The fancy ones are just because ;0)

His and Hers Socks both my design 

Custom Socks: Bosnian Toe-up with inserted heel

Custom Socks: Bosnian Toe-up with inserted heel

These are the same pattern 

Ryan Cowl – Jan/Kal 

Finished object #2 for 2015!

Finished object #2 for 2015!

WIP List = 7

  1. His/Hers Socks
  2. Cabled Hood with Pockets 
  3. Sea of Dreams Blanket
  4. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  
  5. Rose Harbour Shawl 
  6. My Fair Cardi 
  7. Simplicity Lace Scarf   
  8. Ryan Cowl – Jan/Kal

FO’s 2015 = 1 + 1 = 2

WIPS 2015 = 7

Long-term Projects = 4

 Stash Used 2015 = 3 + 1 = 4

Yds of Handspun 2015 = 0

Sewing FO’s 2015 = O

Books 2015 = 3

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!

My Literary blog, see Totally Austentatious.

Long-term Projects

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Why Long-term projects; why?

Great way to use up leftovers that are laying around!

Also an old friend to plug away on when nothing else appeals.

Enormous on going project; that no one in their right mind would tackle, and the knowledge that someday you can feel a little smug about having finished it!

These are mine!

Sanquhar Cowl – Dk 

Left over Cowl – Fingering 

4 of 8 repeats of fairilse design sequence.

4 of 8 repeats of fairilse design sequence.

Box of Boxes Blanket – Fingering 

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Beryl Blanket – Fingering 

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Note that I knit a lot of Socks and Shawls, so I have bunches of leftover fingering. Larger amounts (25gms) become Toddler Tootsies Socks, and what remains finds it’s way into these long-term fingering projects… 

I am planning to add a Bulky and a worsted project to this list in the near future. 

Oh and here is this months Carry along forum Kal

Ryan Cowl 

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Slow progress

Slow progress

WIP List = 6

  1. Ryan Cowl – Jan/Kal
  2. Cabled Hood with Pockets 
  3. Sea of Dreams Blanket
  4. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  
  5. Rose Harbour Shawl 
  6. My Fair Cardi 
  7. Simplicity Lace Scarf   

FO’s 2015 = 1

WIPS 2015 = 6

Long-term Projects = 4

 Stash Used 2015 = 3 

Yds of Handspun 2015 = 0

Sewing FO’s 2015 = O

Books 2015 = 1 + 2 = 3

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!

Autumn has arrived!

My guy at 1yr old

My guy at 1yr old

It was on this day 24 years ago, my DS hit the atmosphere.

He has grown into a fine young man in spite of us.

Wishing him a very Happy Birthday, and many more!

In celebration of the season, I am doing a super secret coupon code for 25% off on both my Etsy shop and my Ravelry shop.

Visit Willows Pocket Facebook page Please Like, Coupon code is amongst the more recent posts.

Sadly I don’t think I am going to get my Kal done this month. However the book is almost finished. 

Quicksilver Lace Shrug 

Book: Mr. Darcy and the Secret of Becoming a Gentleman by Maria Hamilton

Book: Mr. Darcy and the Secret of Becoming a Gentleman by Maria Hamilton

I have also had a run on Flashy Earbud Sweaters in my Etsy store. 

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So I’m busy making more.

 My Birch Leaf  is coming along nicely. 

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But I can honestly say this is the Ball that never ends!

Wishing you and yours a happy week till we meet again :0)

WIP List = 12 

  1. Quicksilver Lace Shrug started Sept 5/14
  2. Flashy Earbud Sweaters started Sept 23/14
  3. Birch Leaf started Aug 18/14
  4. My Favourite Top-Down Clog Socks 
  5. Left over Cowl started feb 23/14
  6. Cabled Hood with Pockets Started Sept 27/13
  7. Foots First Sox My design Started Jul/11
  8. Sea of Dreams Blanket 85% done started Mar 9/13
  9. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  60% done started June 18/13
  10. Rose Harbour Shawl 85% done started Jun 28/13
  11. My Fair Cardi Started Apr 8/14
  12. Simplicity Lace Scarf 

FO’s 2014 = 34 + 1  = 35

WIPS 2014 = 9 + 3 = 12

 Stash Used 2014 = 60 + 1 = 61

Ravellenic 2014 FO’s =  8

Yds of Handspun 2014 = 313 yds

Sewing FO’s 2014 = 

Books 2014 = 25 + 1 = 26

Thanks again, cya next week :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0

Wonderful Weds: Cursed?

knitting with cat

More Facecloths for my Kal

All Washed Up (3)

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I’m enjoying this pattern, it is a project that is handy to carry along, and easy enough to knit while chatting.

Glamshell shawl 

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My Glamshell shawl is cursed! The border, 3rd time of tinking, This is a truly simple pattern that I decided to enlarge…It’s me! Resorting to safety lines, multiple safety lines! The last 20 rows are taking 60 rows to knit o_O 

Useful technique: Having knit myself into a corner on my shawl. There was no graceful way to join and darn in the ends on the new ball of yarn. I remembered a link from my Facebook Knitting Group on

How to Magic Knot / Weavers Knot

Foots First Sox  

Meanwhile I took a break to work on my oldest wip.

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Closer look at heel insertion line.

Closer look at heel insertion line.

Garden Report

The Garden Report: A little reshaping of Leopold’s foot to a more pond like shape. A visit to my favourite garden person at Rekkers, an arm load of lovely plants later… Presto! Leopold’s garden – 2 sedum stonecrop, 2 Dianthus, 1 Bellflower We are hoping for Butterflys 

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WIP List = 13

  1. All Washed Up  Kal
  2. My Favourite Top-Down Clog Socks
  3. Glamshell shawl started Jun 24/14
  4. Left over Cowl started feb 23/14
  5. Cabled Hood with Pockets Started Sept 27/13
  6. Foots First Sox My design Started Jul/11
  7. Sea of Dreams Blanket 85% done started Mar 9/13
  8. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  60% done started June 18/13
  9. Rose Harbour Shawl 85% done started Jun 28/13
  10. Butterfly’s shawl in blue – started Jan 30/14 Test knit
  11. My Fair Cardi Started Apr 8/14
  12. Simplicity Lace Scarf  
  13. Shazzas Bucket Hat for my June Kal group

FO’s 2014 = 29

WIPS 2014 = 13

 Stash Used 2014 = 54

Ravellenic 2014 FO’s =  8

Yds of Handspun 2014 =

Sewing FO’s 2014 = 

Books 2014 = 16 + 1 = 17

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

WIP Weds: 1 Saturday till Christmas!

Christmas fire

It’s been a rough couple of weeks, still very wobbly and trying to keep up. The guyz have been great. Got a bit done since last Wednesday, funny since I feel like all I’ve been doing is reading my new book. Well only a few days left, need to get back to work!

Andy’s Capp #6

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All 6 are done!

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Tina at my LYS  is doing a little decorations Kal on Facebook

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Soper Creek Yarns this is the link

Shoulder Shawl 

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Buttermere  my Kal for Dec

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Northman Mittens 

Still have to do thumbs and lining. I began reading "A Discovery of Witches" by Deborah Harness

Still have to do thumbs and lining. I began reading “A Discovery of Witches” by Deborah Harness

 Christmas Music: Handel’s Messiah

Current WIP List = 14 + 1

 FO’s 2013 =  109 + 3 = 112

WIPS 2013 = 14 + 1 = 15

 Stash Used 2013 = 96 + 3 = 99

Sewing FO’s = 4 

Books 2013 =  40 + 1 = 41

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)

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

 

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  

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