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!

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WIP Weds: The Celebration Continues!

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The festivities continue! My 2nd Blogaversary was yesterday, 

Last Friday’s gift was Toddler Tootsies pdf  so today I have a 2nd present for you :0)

Micah’s Blanky

Great gift for a Baby Shower, or child’s birthday. At 24”x36” it is the perfect size for a crib, stroller, or a car seat.This comfy little blanket is knit from the bottom-up with Garter stitch borders and a flat edge stitch detail. Knit in worsted, so works up quickly. The lace design is worked over 4 rows with only 2 lace rows to remember.

Micah's Blankie

Micah’s Blankie

So on to my Works in Progress, it is Wednesday after all!

DH has been bugging for a new hat since DS pinched his. Truth is they both need a new one! Well I had been thinking about doing The Modjeska Hat that  texaspurlgurl gifted me last month. So here we go!

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I modified the pattern by making a facing rather than ribbed edge. Living in Canada, my fella prefers a double thickness over his ears.

I continue to work on what I have now dubbed my Christmas sweater!

Moved to box as it is getting too large for my bag, and my furry children were getting too interested in it.

Moved to box as it is getting too large for my bag, and my furry children were getting too interested in it.

It may not be done till next Christmas ;0)

I have been Spring cleaning or fresh starting would be more accurate.
In shuffling through my Ravelry pgs.

I realized I have purchased 34 patterns and have only made 6!

New List! I love lists they make me feel so organized!

Current WIP List (9)

    1. Beryl BlanketLong term project
    2. Easy Peazy Shawl – almost done
    3. Kelp Forest Shawlette very close to done
    4. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry
Audiobook I am reading while knitting:
Walden by Henry David Thoreau Read by Gord Mackenzie. I read this years ago, and found in it a call to simplification of life.

Book this week: The Warden by Anthony Trollope (Ebook)
I am so fond of The Barchester Chronicles Series I bought the Complete works of Anthony Trollope for my Kobo (only $2.88) There are books in this collection that are no longer in print, plus other writings and biography! This book is a particular favourite. The main character is such a nice little man and you really feel for him all the way through. Delightful, a classic worth reading!
Music offering: “Great Big Sea” was such a success last week here is
Old Brown’s Daughter beautiful  acapella.

FO’s 2013 = 5

WIPS 2013 = 9

Used of purchased patterns from Rav = 34 – 6 = 28

Stash Used 2013 = 2

Books 2013 = 8

Thanks again for visiting,

cya Friday

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FO Friday: The crazy week that was

Welcome to the traveling road show that is my life. It has been nuts. I must be out of my mind. I am somewhat physically challenged and becoming exhausted. But I have had fun. :0) My weeks are never this busy and next week is going to find me home recovering, hopefully. Amazingly I actually got some knitting done! 

This last week included visits to;

Saturday: Ribfest for an afternoon with friends and an early supper

Sunday: Church, and lunch out with family

Monday: Visiting with Parents (Dad is recovering with broken ankle) then over to MiL’s (recovering from surgery) for a visit

Tuesday: OT  appointment (for MiL), 4 hr knitting Lesson (given by me), Dr. appointment for DH, Dr. appointment for DS, with me for bad news, (my 21 yr old son, was told he is diabetic)

Wednesday: Posting WIP weds, Church Craft group, then an evening at Soper Creek Yarns for Knitting Club

Thursday: Physiotherapy, First music in the park 2012 in the evening

Friday: Posting FO Fri, Skin Dr. appointment for me, then a movie with my niece (her choice)

I anticipate sleeping in the car on the way home lol.

With all this going on I had time to make these, took no time at all :0)

Presenting “Untangled”

Perfect gift for that hard please teen! Untangled!

This was a super, turbo fast knit! Uses leftovers. I used 2 – 4mm cable needles on leftover Dk yarn. There is no doubt that I will be making a bunch if these.

Untangled #2

Untangled #2 made with leftover Berroco Comfort Dk

They’re a great carry along project. I am making them for a fundraiser, so our Church hall will have a ramp for wheelchair access. 

All you need is:

And

Any weight of yarn will do, I used Dk with 4mm dpns (cable needles)

I have begun using a bobbin to control the unknitted portion of the cord. A darning needle, a couple of little dabs of super glue and no more tangles! I really like them, the colours are actually much richer than my little old camera could capture :0)

And the day ends with a Bang!

Meet “Lucky Jack” who was a surprise adoption today. 5 of us went out to the adoption place and he was personality on 4 legs. Willow is not impressed, understatement!

A typical Tuxedo cat markings.

He is so little, he doesn’t register on the scale :0)

Update Current WIP List

  Temporarily zzz items will go back on the WIP list after the Craft Fair. I am an organizer, and I have a table, so I’m filling out my inventory. All my proceeds are going to the project.

I am looking for small projects that are not size limited, like sweaters etc. Something innovative that is unusual and will appeal to a wider audience.

Suggestions are very welcome!

FO’s 2012 = 26 + 2 = 28

Patterns from my own Library = 5

WIP’s 2012 = 10 + 1 = 11 – 6 zzz = 5

Stash used 2012 = 42 + 5 = 47 counting Kelp

Stash Purchased 2012 = 61 + 4 = 65

Beryl Blanket Hexes = 46

Books = 18

Take Care and cya next week

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WIP Weds and Friday’s at Tami’s 

WIP Weds: Road trip to “The Gathering” in Port Hope Ont Cda

As promised on Friday, my report on The Gathering in Port Hope. Boy was it fun!

Lots of fibre, lots of spinners, and friends :0)

The bonus, DH came along and enjoyed the treats, not so much the fibre. He did look around with me, which I rather enjoyed. Very tolerant man, even encourages the fibreholic somewhat, and admired purchases with appropriate noises.

Superwash merino blend 4 oz

Mohair blend from Wellington fibre 250gms (luscious)

Orange fingering been looking all over for this colour

You know it is a good book when you buy a second copy Oops

I recommend this book, anyone want one? lol

Here are some more pictures straight from Port Hope Ontario Cda

The Gathering April 2012

The Gathering April 2012

This is my WIP, almost done! More info here

Afternoon Tea shawl

Update Current WIP List

FO’s 2012 = 19

Patterns from my own Library = 5

WIP’s 2012 = 10

Stash used =  26

Stash Purchased 2012 =  31 + 1 = 32

Books = 14

links this week, on my blogwalk :0)

Tami’s blog, Keep Calm and craft on, Knit happy  

What you doing Wednesday

Creative Friday Fibre Arts Friday I’ve made Friday

Fibre on Friday Marigolds Loft The magic onions

Show your stuff Whimsey Wednesday

and Yarn along for more really neat stuff!

If you would like to be included in my Blogwalk please post your blog name and where abouts, link under the Blogwalk page so others can find you too :0)

Well TTFN, see ya Friday all being well.

Current to do List :0)

I am going to update this list on a regular basis to keep track of what I am working on because 1 project is never enough! As these items are completed they will be moved to the “This years Finished stuff” Page

  1. Walk to Shetland – Test knit
  2. Soper Creek Yarn Challenge
  3. Because of Love Beret –  Carry along Forum
  4. Small Lace Bag – Carry along Forum
  5. Abigail Vest
  6. 3 Tams (C)  (2 of 12 hats in 2011 / 7 of 12 in 2012)
  7. Pine Forest Baby Blanket ( 12 in 2012)
  8. Cosy Winter Shawl (12 shawls in 2012 / 12 in 2012)
  9. Beryl Blanket (on going project)
  10. Immie Blanket (12 in 2012)
  11. Roarin Cloche (12 hats in 2012)
  12. Hill Walker Socks (12 in 2012)

updated 02/02/12

WIP Weds: Totally PO’d

In the last year I have knit about 2 dozen “Coffee Cup Sweaters” 3 free patterns found here. Kept 2 for me, someone has pinched them! Can’t blame willow, she doesn’t drink coffee.  It is below zero here in Canada, so I have to get busy and knit some more. Here is the beginning of #4 the newest version!

Coffee Cup Sweater # 4

Meanwhile here is the latest “Work in Progress” list because one project is never enough!

Roarin Cloche

1) Roarin cloche  not much done lately, not really a fan of felting have been putting it off. ( made from stash 1 ball)

Immie Baby Blanket

2) Immie Baby Blanket Just love this, but a little to complicated to do at the moment (Made from stash 3 balls so far)

Beryl Blanket

3) Beryl Blanket hexs = 38 Still plugging away on this one adding hexs as I finish fingering projects (made from stash – odds and ends)

Pine Forest Baby Blanket

Pine Forest Baby Blanket

This one is on a spring deadline, so I have to get to work on it! Currently 20 repeats. (made from stash – 2 balls so far)

Cozy Winter Shawl

5) Cozy Winter Shawl This one is my own design, hope to finish and release in Feb, only 2 more border repeats to go! (made from 3 balls of stash)

6) Sue’s Hill Walking Socks 

Toe-up socks, in developement. Anyone want to test this for me? Contact me and we’ll talk :0) (made from stash – 1 ball)

As you can see I have a few things on the go!

FO’s 2012 = 3

WIP’s 2012 = 6

Stash used = 6

Stash Purchase = 3

Books = 5

See ya Friday, Take Care all. Visit Tami’s Blog for more WIP’s

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