WIP Weds: Victoria Day long weekend

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We just had the Victoria Day Holiday weekend here in Canada. It was gorgeous, sunny, warm with a breeze, 26 degrees.

Victoria day

Just about everything is closed during holiday Monday, except the garden centres and coffee shops.

We planted the deck planters, Pink and white impatients, ivy, sweet peas, Bocas and some golden creepers. 

one corner of the deck, the other is the same. Except I planted some catnip for the kitties :0)

one corner of the deck, the other is the same. Except I planted some catnip for the kitties :0)

and the veggie garden.

This years garden plan

This years garden plan

DS topped up and planted the garden for me this year. He gets better at small scale farming every year.

DS topped up and planted the garden for me this year. He gets better at small-scale farming every year.

Then we had a humdinger  of a storm in the evening, don’t you love when nature waters your just planted garden?

Been working on my Kal – Carry along project for May

Sassy Summer Satchel

Jack inspection

Jack inspection

And another shrug for the church craft sale in June

Quick Knit Baby Shrug #3

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This is a great little pattern!

I was thinking… always dangerous! I go to numerous knitting and spinning events in warm weather. I decided to make something for these outings:0)

Cable Braided Necklace Cool!

This cable is not really cable knitting, it is made of two simple strips with eyelet holes - amazing!

This cable is not really cable knitting, it is made of two simple strips with eyelet holes – amazing!

Found on ravelry: Every now and again I see something a little off the wall  pimp your car by Florentine Going to yarn bomb DH’s car one day :0) 

 Current WIP List (15)

    1. Mile a minute afghan 1st crochet project 25% done  
    2. Sassy Summer Satchel  MayKal  Haven’t started yet
    3. Piles of Smiles socks a new pattern I am working on 40%
    4. Camellia shawlette – A wedding gift (due May 25) 5%
    5. Top Down Swing PulloverBoth sleeves done 80%
    6. Beryl BlanketLong term project  (60 hexs)
    7. Box of Boxes Blanket Long term project  (17 squares)
    8. Easy Peazy Shawlalmost 90%
    9. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry 80%

FO’s 2013 = 47

WIPS 2013 =  13 + 2 = 15

Used of 37 purchased patterns from Rav = 8 (29 to go)

Stash Used 2013 =  39

Books 2013 = 17

Thanks again for visiting,

cya Friday :0)

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

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WIP Weds: Canada, looking for warm weather here!

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Welcome back! The weather this week has been cold, rainy with some hail, yes hail! Only in Canada, in May, can you get a sunburn one day and frostbite the next! Things are supposed to improve in the next week.

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The Tulips and grape hyacinths have been glorious. The fellas have been working on the garden, weeding, mowing and preparing the veggie garden and planters. We are trying Corn Gluten on the lawn for the weeds. I am so glad I didn’t succumb to the garden centres lovely ready to plant flowers and tomatoes, must wait, must wait till May 21st, green thumbs are itching… I continue to sit inside where it is warm knitting, and watch gardening programs :0)

Meanwhile…

From Dawn Till Dusk shawlette / scarf   Almost done!

Hope to be finished by friday!

Hope to be finished by friday!

Piles of Smiles socks a new pattern

These are a travelling project. So they are progressing slowly.

These are a travelling project. So they are progressing slowly.

Quick Knit Baby Shrug For the Craft Sale next Month

The ladies in the Craft Group provided the cotton for this. We are all working on cotton projects for the summer sale.

The ladies in the Craft Group provided the cotton for this. We are all working on cotton projects for the summer sale.

Found on ravelry: Oma’s wanten by huizeStinesen I know this is not the season for mittens, however they do make a good carry along project and stashbuster!

Another useful tutorial: I have been looking at beading videos lately, this one is very good. Super Easy Cross Weave Bracelet by offthebeadedpath 

Blog visiting: A Glimpse into our life

 This weeks musical interlude:

Loreena McKennitt  Marrakesh Night Market Beautiful, eclectic, music

Prayers for Tim Bosmas family and friends, he was missing since May 4. He took two men out for a test ride of a truck he was selling, and never came home. Sometimes it is impossible to understand why people do what they do.

Current WIP List (15)

    1. Mile a minute afghan 1st crochet project 25% done 
    2. Quick Knit Baby Shrug for june craft sale 30% done
    3. Sassy Summer Satchel  MayKal  Haven’t started yet
    4. Piles of Smiles socks a new pattern I am working on 40%
    5. Camellia shawlette – A wedding gift (due May 25) 5%
    6. Top Down Swing PulloverBoth sleeves done 80%
    7. Beryl BlanketLong term project  (60 hexs)
    8. Box of Boxes Blanket Long term project  (17 squares)
    9. Easy Peazy Shawlalmost 90%
    10. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry 80%

FO’s 2013 = 36 + 6 = 42

WIPS 2013 = 16 – 1 = 15

Used of 37 purchased patterns from Rav = 8 (29 to go)

Stash Used 2013 = 34

Books 2013 =  16

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)

WIP Weds: Adding a few to the list…

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After last weeks craziness, I am hoping for a more restful week… The weather here in Ontario is lovely, and sunny. Good for sitting outside with a cuppa and knitting, while listening to Bach!

Need to move the fire pit and bring down the coffee table. My wireless works out here too!

Need to move the fire pit and bring down the coffee table. and my netbook works out here too!

The Boyz put up the awning and gardening season is about to begin :0)

From Dawn Till Dusk shawlette / scarf  deadline is coming fast!

The dark pink makers are the half way point, all down hill from there :0)

The dark pink makers are the half way point, all down hill from there :0)

Must be done by May 25th.

Mile a Minute Blanket This has been a delightful experiment!

Coming along nicely! I have another stripe ready to attach.

Coming along nicely! I have another stripe ready to attach.

 Sassy Summer Satchel  MayKal 

The ball on the lower right has much more of the centre green than appears in this picture.

The ball on the lower right has much more of the centre green than appears in this picture.

Piles of Smiles socks  a new pattern I am working on

Really makes plain old stripes dance!

Really makes plain old stripes dance!

Found on ravelry: OctoCrush Hat by Ellen Taylor. Nice summer sun hat

I have been enjoying reading other people’s blogs, I’m going to start linking to some you might enjoy too :0)

Blog visiting: Of Yarny Notions: Tales of a Nerdy knitter

Another useful tutorial: A Sock Surgeon’s Afterthought Heel Technique I frequently use this technique, or knit in a waste yarn so there are no ends to darn in!

This weeks musical interlude: The Best of Bach (this is a whole album)

And last but not least what am I reading?

The Golden Thread: A Readers Journey Through the Great Books            by Bruce Meyer

A wonderful overview of the seminal works of Western literature and why we still read them. I’ve read this several times and still find new insights. Just finished the Bible and am working on Homer’s Odyssey.

Highly recommend this to literature lovers.

Current WIP List (15)

    1. Mile a minute afghan 1st crochet project 20% done  
    2. Piles of Smiles socks  a new pattern I am working on
    3. Sssydney and friends two more to do
    4. Camellia shawlette – A wedding gift (due May 25) 5%
    5. Top Down Swing PulloverBoth sleeves done 80%
    6. Beryl BlanketLong term project  (60 hexs)
    7. Box of Boxes Blanket Long term project  (17 squares)
    8. Easy Peazy Shawlalmost 90%
    9. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry 80%

FO’s 2013 = 36

WIPS 2013 = 13 + 2 = 15

Used of 37 purchased patterns from Rav = 8 (29 to go)

Stash Used 2013 = 34

Books 2013 = 14 + 1 = 15

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)

FO Friday: Meet Sssydney!

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Here is Sssydney, I’m still working on his family…

Currently he ssslithering up a pencil, but he could wrap around just about anything.

Currently he ssslithering up a pencil, but he could wrap around just about anything.

These guyz work up really quickly!

Here is the Sydney snake and friends pdf

and Hubert the Briar Bunny has returned from his trip to the Yarn Challenge at the LYS

DH started calling him Hubert, he hasn't commented so I guess that's his name ;0)

DH started calling him Hubert, he hasn’t commented so I guess that’s his name ;0)

Knitting technique video link:  Emily Ocker’s circular cast on, I used this for both Sssydney and Hubert

Found on Ravelry: Frigging Princess by Anna-Lena Thiel This one just tickles my fancy :0)

Current WIP List (12)

I am starting to note how close to done my WIP’s are.

    1. Sssydney and friends one done a few more to do
    2. Camellia shawlette – A wedding gift (due May 25) 5%
    3. Top Down Swing PulloverBoth sleeves done 80%
    4. Beryl BlanketLong term project  (60 hexs)
    5. Box of Boxes Blanket Long term project  (17 squares)
    6. Easy Peazy Shawlalmost 90%
    7. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry 80%

FO’s 2013 = 29 + 1 = 30

WIPS 2013 =  11 + 1 = 12

Used of 37 purchased patterns from Rav = 8 (29 to go)

Stash Used 2013 =  33

Books 2013 = 12

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)

WIP Wed: Progress in the war on WIP’s

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The Soper Creek Yarn Challenge

My entry unveiled!

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another view of Briar Bunny

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The good news, my friend Frances Ivy won with her Jubilee vest by Cecily Glowik Macdonald. See it on Soper Creek Yarns on fb.

I continue to work away on my WIP’s list.

From Dawn Till Dusk shawlette / scarf  

Working on chart C, 2nd repeat

Working on chart C, 2nd repeat

Huston, we had a problem… Yes I had to frog from 1/2 way through chart B, transition between chart A & B run amuck! Back on track now finished 1st repeat of chart B. Life-lines! Lace weight is a pain when things start to go pear-shaped. Otherwise enjoying this project :0)

Ruffle Scarf 

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and started something new for the craft sale in June

I’m thinking up a new pattern Sssydney the Sssnake and Friends

Doing a whole passle of these guyz, they are blind right now, need to put eyes on. I rather like hoe the tongues worked out.

Doing a whole passle of these guyz, they are blind right now, need to put eyes on. I rather like hoe the tongues worked out.

Another installment of found on Ravelry: Sassy Summer Satchel by Tanya Thomann

This weeks musical interlude: THOMAS TALLIS, Spem in Alium, Motet for 8 Choirs, I Fagiolini/R. Hollingworth (composed in 1596)

Trent Durham Area Day of Celebration 2013 was last Saturday

here are the highlights…

Current WIP List (11)

I am starting to note how close to done my WIP’s are.

    1. Camellia shawlette – A wedding gift (due May 25) 5%
    2. Top Down Swing PulloverBoth sleeves done 80%
    3. Beryl BlanketLong term project  (60 hexs)
    4. Box of Boxes Blanket Long term project  (17 squares)
    5. Easy Peazy Shawlalmost 90%
    6. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry 80%

FO’s 2013 = 29

WIPS 2013 =  11

Used of 37 purchased patterns from Rav = 8 (29 to go)

Stash Used 2013 =  33

Books 2013 = 12

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)

FO Friday: One WIP down!

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Yay! Happy Dance!

Started June 10, 2012 – Finished April 3, 2012

Am conflicted about this project. It was a refreshing change from scarves. However it does not suit my voluptuous figure ;0) So it is going to the Craft Sale in June.

Am conflicted about this project. It was a refreshing change from scarves. However it does not suit my voluptuous figure ;0) So it is going to the Craft Sale in June.

Kelp Forest Shawl by karinknits designs

Found on Ravelry: Sophia’s Shawl Pattern after doing the last ruffle shawl I am interested in doing this half circle version. There is also an interesting stole version Triana Intrigue by Victoria Myers

Current WIP List (12)

I am starting to note how close to done my WIP’s are.

    1. Playful Stripes Cardiganby Alana Dakos (due Apr) 85%
    2. Camellia shawlette – A wedding gift (due July) 5%
    3. Top Down Swing PulloverBoth sleeves done 80%
    4. My Spring SocksMy design 98%
    5. Beryl BlanketLong term project  (60 hexs)
    6. Box of Boxes Blanket Long term project  (17 squares)
    7. Easy Peazy Shawlalmost 90%
    8. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry 80%

FO’s 2013 = 25 + 1 = 26

WIPS 2013 = 13 – 1 = 12

Used of  37 purchased patterns from Rav = 8 (29 to go)

Stash Used 2013 =  23 + 2 = 25

Books 2013 = 12

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)

FO Friday: Meet Maurice!

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DH spotted this little guy on Ravelry, and really liked him.

He chose the colour, and the eye. I wanted to make the happy smiling version and was voted down…

Voodoo you love me? 

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DH named him Maurice, apparently he is french :0)

So ugly he’s cute!

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Jack wasn’t as impressed

 Found on Ravelry: Colourwheel Cowl as most of you know, I am a big fan of Wingspan. this is a similar sort of thing.

Current WIP List (12)

    1. Voodoo you love me?
    2. Camellia shawlette – A wedding gift
    3. Top Down Swing PulloverBoth sleeves done
    4. My Spring SocksMy design
    5. Beryl BlanketLong term project  (60 hexs)
    6. Box of Boxes Blanket Long term project  (17 squares)
    7. Easy Peazy Shawlalmost
    8. Kelp Forest Shawlette very close to done
    9. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry

FO’s 2013 = 23 + 1 = 24

WIPS 2013 = 13 – 1 = 12

Used of 36 + 1 = 37 purchased patterns from Rav =  7 + 1 = 8 (29 to go)

Stash Used 2013 = 21 + 1 = 22

Books 2013 = 10

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)

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