Charity Knitting: Stitches to make the world a better place

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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.

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Frustration knitting and Prize winner!

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What do you do when you are almost finished a Kal and the yarn comes to the end in your hand?

Ratz!

 EZ Baby Surprise Jacket for my facebook group Kal. Ratz!

You knit one or two of these 

(2) XL coffee cup sweater, I'm doing about 1/2 dozen of these for our church craft sale.

(2) XL coffee cup sweater, I’m doing about 1/2 dozen of these for our church craft sale.

and more of this. 

Be Simple Scarf almost done!?!

Be Simple Scarf almost done!?!

and read some of this 

Totally awesome sequels to Pride and Prejudice. Just love the relationship that Linda Berdoll has envisioned.

Totally awesome sequels to Pride and Prejudice. Just love the relationship that Linda Berdoll has envisioned.

and wait for the LYS to open. 

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Picked up the needed yarn for my Kal 

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Oh, and I won 3rd place in the Soper Creek Yarns Challenge!

Bunch of great work! Congratulations everyone!

Bunch of great work! Congratulations everyone!

My effort!

My own design; Sanquhar cowl

My own design; Sanquhar cowl

WIP List = 9

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

FO’s 2015 = 6 + 2 = 8

WIPS 2015 = 9

Long-term Projects = 4

 Stash Used 2015 = 10 + 3 = 13

Yds of Handspun 2015 = 0

Sewing FO’s 2015 = O

Books 2015 = 4 + 1 = 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.

Suffering from Startitis!

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Oh noz! I have itchy palms, itching to start something new! Someone stop me I still have…
– Zuzu’s Petals
– His/Hers Socks
– Cabled Hood with Pockets
– Sea of Dreams Blanket
– Isla lace Pillowcase edge
– Rose Harbour Shawl
– My Fair Cardi
– Be Simple Scarf
to finish!

Initially I opted to be responsible and finish my

Be Simple Crayon scarf!

Love how the self striping yarn is working in this.

Love how the self striping yarn is working in this.

But the urge was still there!

In an effort to control myself, I decided to work on 2 Kals that I’m a member of.

On Facebook: Fans of Elizabeth Zimmermann Knitting Group This months Kal is EZ’s Baby Surprise Jacket 

My modification: Centre double decrease.

My modification: Centre double decrease.

On Ravelry, The Carry Along Forum Kal is Horseshoe Lace Cowl by Sashka Macievich (not started yet, but imminent!)

Thinking maybe...

Thinking maybe…

This last week I finished 

This was my Carry along forum Kal for last month Be Simple Lace scarf.

This was my Carry along forum Kal for last month
Be Simple Lace scarf.

And my Soper Creek Yarn Challenge Contest project

Which I can't show you till all the votes are in. I can only tell you that it's Brown, gray and cream...and very nice ;0)

Which I can’t show you till all the votes are in. I can only tell you that it’s Brown, gray and cream…and very nice ;0)

Bunch of really creative entries! Voting ends on the 14th.

Bunch of really creative entries! Voting ends on the 14th.

WIP List = 9

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

FO’s 2015 = 4 + 2 = 6

WIPS 2015 = 8 + 1 = 9

Long-term Projects = 4

 Stash Used 2015 = 6 + 4 = 10

Yds of Handspun 2015 = 0

Sewing FO’s 2015 = O

Books 2015 = 3 + 1 = 4

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.

World Wide Knit in Public Week?

June 14-22, 2014 –  World Wide Knit in Public Day 

I am chronicling my outings this week

On Tuesday June 17th we gathered as a little group and knitted, crocheted and chatted at Coffee & Cakes, a local coffee shop. 

My favourite local cafe

My favourite local cafe

I finished

Special feature: Simple texture design goes down the back of the heel.

Special feature: Simple texture design goes down the back of the heel.

On Wednesday June 18th another little group gathered at Roses coffee shop. 

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Worked on

My pink bamboo scarf

My pink bamboo scarf

Thursday June 19th Music in the Park 

The Tricotresses ;)

The Tricoteuses  😉

Our Friday gathering 

At Roses Cafe again

At Roses Cafe again

Friday June 20th a little Yarn Crawling at my LYS  more on this weds.

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And Saturday my Birthday!

Sending you a virtual slice of cake :0)

WIP List = 9

  1. Left over Cowl started feb 23/14
  2. Cabled Hood with Pockets Started Sept 27/13
  3. Foots First Sox My design Started Jul/11
  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. Butterfly’s shawl in blue – started Jan 30/14 Test knit
  8. My Fair Cardi Started Apr 8/14
  9. Simplicity Lace Scarf  

FO’s 2014 = 27

WIPS 2014 = 9

 Stash Used 2014 = 52

Ravellenic 2014 FO’s =  8

Yds of Handspun 2014 =

Sewing FO’s 2014 = 

Books 2014 = 13

Thanks again cya next week :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0

WIP Weds: It’s secret!

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Well one Challenge is over Cast on Mania results, and the next begins!

What am I making?

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It’s a secret!

It’s March and the fifth annual Soper Creek Yarn Challenge 2013 sponsored by my LYS.

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Bye the bye just love the yarn this year “Cascade 220 Superwash sport”, lovely soft, beautiful stuff!

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Here’s the first hint :0)

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Current WIP List (11)

    1. Soper Creek Yarn Challenge
    2. Top Down Swing PulloverOne sleeve done 
    3. My Spring SocksMy design
    4. Beryl BlanketLong term project (2 hexs for Cast on Mania)
    5. Box of Boxes Blanket Long term project (2 Box for Cast on Mania)
    6. Easy Peazy Shawlalmost
    7. Kelp Forest Shawlette very close to done
    8. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry

FO’s 2013 = 22

WIPS 2013 = 10 + 1 = 11

Used of purchased patterns from Rav = 34 + 1 = 35 – 7 = 28

Stash Used 2013 = 19

Books 2013 = 9

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)

WIP Weds: Jar update, and Remember those Pookies?

The Jar challenge started March 2012

Lets see your jar!

I plan to weigh my snipits to see how much yarn I trim off in a year.

The Jar in April

Delightful surprise! The “Pookies” were popular at The Yarn Challenge.

Prize winning Pookies!

Thanks for all that voted, and thanks to my guys who chose this pattern for me to knit :0)

Still working on “Linen Stitch Scarf” 

The Linen Stitch scarf and Horseshoe Cowl

The April “Carry along Forum” projects have been chosen

Horseshoe cowl and Afternoon Tea 

Current WIP List

By the by New pattern available this week!

Sue's Celebration Socks - Fireworks for your feet!

Sue’s Celebration Socks: Easy Bosnian Toe-up socks with shortrows heels! Tame your wildest variegated yarn!

FO’s 2012 = 17

Patterns from my own Library = 4

WIP’s 2012 = 8 + 2 = 10

Stash used =  23

Stash Purchased 2012 =  23 + 3 = 26

Books = 14

links this week, on my blogwalk :0)

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

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!

Well TTFN, see ya Friday all being well.

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