WIP Weds: Top and Toes

Hello all! <wave>


Guess what I’ve been up to! It has been so warm around here, all the snow has melted off the front lawn. So much for living in the Great White North. I’ve decided to Spring clean in January…

I was looking at my Ravelry Queue and was shocked that it had 647 projects in it, so with a little trimming here and there I am down to just the essential 562 :0)

And Knitting!

Pure and Simple Top Down Swing Pullover by Diane Soucy

Working on the left sleeve, still to finish body and right sleeve.

Working on the left sleeve, still to finish body and right sleeve.

Toddler Tootsies (my design)

Toddler Socks for my 2yr blog anniversary :0)

Toddler Socks for my 2yr blog anniversary, gift pattern coming up :0)

Did you see this on Ravelry:   This week Modjeska Hat by Tracey Grzegorczyk  this pattern was on my queue wish list. texaspurlgurl generously gifted it to me last month. She noticed my Scrap Jar on Ravelry Radar and sent me this treat.  Hope to make it for DH soon.

Book of the week: Mr Darcy takes a Wife by Linda Berdoll

I have read this many times, a great continuation of “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen. This is the first of 2 books about Darcy and Elizabeth. I like how Linda Berdoll, depicted their evolving marrried relationship. I enjoyed this book so much, I purchased it for my new Ereader. Well worth it as I reread favourite books every few years. This is one of a few dozen, especially after reading “Pride and Prejudice”. (read recently)

Audiobook of the week: Persuasion by Jane Austen

Music Link: Fields of Gold Sung by Sting

FO’s 2013 =  3

WIPS 2013 = 9 + 1 = 10

Stash Used 2013 =  1

Books 2013 = 4 + 3 = 7

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: The Gift of Christmas all the way from Switzerland


Hey! My Pay it Forward from Marigold’s Loft arrived, all the way from Switzerland! What a delightful surprise, with all the stuff going on, thank you so much Natalie. They really made me smile!

Fingerless gubbies

Fingerless gubbies

I am keeping them in the pocket of my favourite coat, so I am wearing them everyday :0)

The bad news. Today I am at a major hospital in Toronto, MiL is going in for a tricky procedure to remove a giant gallstone, that was leftover after she had her gallbladder removed. Surgeon commented he had never seen one so large. We are all very worried about her. Last 3 times were no walk in the park! Think I will work on Wellengang / Swell scarf for her while I wait. She prefers me with her rather than her sons, no surprise there, lol. Here’s hopeing she will sail through it!

Well I continue beavering away on presents as deadline looms!

Picot edged baby blanket by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

Just turned the corner

Just turned the corner

Ruffle Scarf #6

Leaving this one for between christmas and new year as I am not seeing the person till then

Leaving this one for between christmas and new year as I am not seeing the person till then

Wellengang / Swell scarf by Christiane Stemberg

Motoring along on this, must be done before christmas eve

Motoring along on this, must be done before christmas eve

I highly recommend this one for self stripeing fingering yarn, it really makes the stripes dance :0)

Shawl Collared Cowl by Alana Dakos
Shawl Collared Cowl, planning stage, this one has to be done for BiL B-day New Years day.

Shawl Collared Cowl, planning stage, this one has to be done for BiL B-day New Years day.

Christmas Audiobook:

The Grinch that stole Christmas  part 1 and 2

by Dr Seuss (Read by Boris Karloff)

One of my favourite Christmas Carols:

The Holly and the Ivy King’s College Cambridge 2008

For other music links and other Audiobook links 

FO’s 2012 =  76

Patterns from my own Library = 6

WIP’s 2012 = 3 + 1 = 4

Stash used 2012 = 84 + 1 = 85

Beryl Blanket Hexes = 48

Books = 43 + 2 = 45

Thanks again for visiting,

cya on Friday.

WIP Weds and Friday’s at Tami’s

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WIP Weds: Squee! Look what came in the mail!

We had a great long weekend! Lots of food, friends and fireworks.  The weather has been glorious, between 28 and 34c, just a little cloudiness.

The real news! DH went to the  mailbox and happy dance, there was a parcel from Tami <wiggle with delight> I just love it! 

I was the one of the lucky ducks that won the Candy Skein Birthday draw!

Think, think, think, what shall I make?

The Parcel!

My picture just doesn’t do it justice, shades of Lucerne green to something close to Sea-foam green.

Looking for vote here, 465yds of delicious fingering, ideas welcome

2 more Untangleds to do, and someone bought 2 of my coffee cup sweaters, so two more to do of them too. Only 17 days to the fundraiser!

That’s another story, down to 2 organizers, myself and a friend Ratz! My darling guys have stept into the breach to give a hand setting up tables etc.

This event is for a much-needed ramp for wheelchair access to our Church hall. We forge on!

Kelp Forest Shawlette continues

Kelp Forest shawl

The monthly Jar report: started in March, so this is only the 4th month of scraps.

The Jar July 2012

Update Current WIP List

  • Untangled (8 of 10 done – 2 to go)
  • XL Coffee Cup Sweaters (6 of 12 done – 6 to go)
  • Kelp Forest Shawl (3/4′s done)

FO’s 2012 = 39

Patterns from my own Library = 5

WIP’s 2012 = 11 – 3 = 9

Stash used 2012 = 54 + 1 = 55

Stash Purchased 2012 = 68 + 3 = 71

Beryl Blanket Hexes =  48

Books = 19

And todays smile, willow trapped jack under the laundry basket then had a peaceful sleep, lol.

Jack in the basket

and Kitten vs floor mop, it was a titanic struggle. Not sure who won!

Take Care and cya Friday

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WIP Weds and Friday’s at Tami’s

FO: TGIF and Look, Look, Look!

Well the saga continues, MiL still in hospital. Physio has declared she needs a cane and home help, she gave them the business. “Sure I am unsteady on my feet, they operate on me, yank stuff out and then I don’t sleep, lots of pain and terrible food! You would be unsteady too!” she sniffed at them. They obviously don’t know who they are dealing with. The old MiL is alive and well, just in tired and in pain but getting a little better. lol

I have been making great progress with my Sprout Cardigan, doing a lot of knitting while visiting at the hospital most of the day. Almost finished sleeve one.

Sorry to say that this being a larger project I don’t have anything of my own to show, however Snapdragon AKA Emily Marett sent me a lovely package. With everything goin on around here (see weds post) I almost cried when I received this lovely parcel. Back in April, Emily put up a post about Paying it forward, so I put in my name and promptly forgot about it, with so much going on well you know. At the time she asked for my favourite colours and I sent this picture as inspiration,

Painting by Monet “Artists Garden at Giverny”

And this is what I received in the mail yesterday, just before heading to the hospital :0)

Pay-it-Forward Parcel :0)

And a lovely note!

A friendly note!

And in the parcel :0)

Parcel contained: Lovely note, 2 handknit Facecloths, A pattern for The circle cloth, and a greeting card kit.

The happy face cloth is delightfully soft and friendly!

Oh, and I received a gift from my computer geek DH too!

An intel USB Hub for my peripherals, now I can plug-in Ebook,Camera, cellphone and MP3 player (Just learning to use it!) to my netbook :0)

Well hopefully there will be better news on the family front next week, meanwhile I have knit therapy and a terrific parcel to play with, thanks Emily you’re a gem!

By the bye I am still accepting names for Pay-it Forward look here for details and leave a comment!

Our 28th Wedding Anniversary tomorrow!

I could not have married a sweeter guy, you should know deep down inside he is actually Antonio Banderos and I love him!

Update Current WIP List

FO’s 2012 = 26

Patterns from my own Library = 5

WIP’s 2012 = 7

Stash used 2012 =  39 + 1 = 40

 Stash Purchased 2012 = 57 + 3 = 60

Beryl Blanket Hexes = 46

Books = 17

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WIP Weds and Friday’s at Tami’s

WIP Weds: Pay it forward and preparing for new arrivals!

Still looking for participants in the “Pay it Forward” project. I am responding to 2 Pif’s at one time. So, I hope you will join me in spreading the warm fuzzies! The first 6 people to make a comment on my PiF post and then post the “Pay it Forward” on their blog, will receive a surprise parcel sometime in the 365 days following. If you have ever thought about participating in a swap and would like to bring cheer to someone you’ve never met (other than virtually). I invite you to join me and share your talent!

(I will actually be accepting six comments which represents,

three for each of the two “Pay it Forwards” I am responsible for.

Please note you will only be responsible for 3 projects for other people)

This week I have been busy working on “The Owlie Sleep Sack” for one of the many Babies due this spring and summer.

Owlie sleep sack

Oh and here is a glimpse at the Beryl Blanket I have been working on. I really like this project, easy to add to and good as a TV watching project!

As you can tell I like Lists!

Here is a new one… Challenges!

The Jar – This is a one year challenge. Get a jar and fill it with all your scraps, weigh it at the end of the year and make something to be stuffed with it! Prize for most inventive! Start today and end next April!

Use 12 patterns from your own library this year!

Join the “Pay is Forward” – giving is its own reward!

FO’s 2012 = 20

Patterns from my own Library = 5

WIP’s 2012 =  7 + 1 = 8

Stash used =  28 + 1 = 29

Stash Purchased 2012 = 32

Beryl Blanket Hexes = 40 + 4 = 44

Books = 14

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WIP Weds and Friday’s at Tami’s

TTFN see ya Friday <wave>

Snapdragon and Marigolds Loft Suggested a “Pay it forward” I’m in :0)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Paying-it-Forward (Times two)

Want some handmade goodness?

I saw this on Snapdragon crafts  and  Marigolds loft

I thought Emily and Natalie had a great idea,

and a great ideas should be shared.

(I will actually be accepting six comments which represents,

three for each of the two “Pay it Forwards” I am responsible for.

Please note you will only be responsible for 3 projects for other people)


So if you want to play, here’s how to join in:

  1. I will send a surprise gift to the first three commenters on this post. The gift will be handmade by me. It will be sent sometime in the next 365 days. It will be a surprise. We all love getting surprises in the mail, right?
  2. In your comment, tell me your two favorite colors (that will help me make an appropriate gift).
  3. To sign up and receive a gift, you must play along, too. Pay it Forward on your blog, by promising to make a surprise for the first three people who comment on the post.
  4. You must have a blog (that is updated, as I will blog stalk you to find the right gift for you).
  5. After commenting here, you must re-post this or something similar to your blog in 48 hours. If not, I will chose the next person who comments…
  6. And email your real name & address to spinnersyarn@live.com :0)

Looking forward to seeing who I get to send some joy to!


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