WIP Weds: On The hunt for Erratas!

Yup, I am hunting the wild Errata, note there is a new category on my Blog.

Under “Categories“, “Book Reviews Knitting” are the “Erratas” (publishers corrections) I have found so far. Yes this is turning into an obsession. In future when I review a knitting book I will try to find any links to Erratas for you and make a link, there will also be a reference as to number of corrections, and what pages.  If I have reviewed a Knitting Book and you have the link to an errata  could you please add it to this page to assist others, thanks :0)

Note also I have added a page at the top of my blog for My Designs. I am doing a little blog cleaning and reorganization, to make it easier to navigate… comments appreciated.

Back to my WIP’s (for details see links to Ravelry.com)

Simple Ridges Shawl don’t like crocheted edges, as I don’t crochet! After much thought and graphing I came up with something satisfactory. Will post when completed!

Only a few more repeats to finish Cosy Winter Shawl My design

Roarin Cloche was ignored this week.

Immie Blanket remains in the footstool. Love the frost flower pattern.

Beryl Blanket too

Pine Forest Baby Blanket got a lot of attention this week.

 11 days and counting without stash enhancement

Starting to go through withdrawal.. 

For more “Works in Progress Wednesday” hike over to

Tami’s Blog and be amazed :0)

List of Shawls I would like to do

My list of want to does

Yes there are a few more for this list… maybe 12 shawls for 2012?

FO Friday: 2011 Fair entries are in (17)

The fair entries are in and now we wait for the results. I had planned to enter some baking, however with DH’s carless status, I didn’t want to impose on relatives to dive up to the fairgrounds a 2nd time to drop it off. I guess that will have to wait for next year.  Hope to get up this afternoon to see results. Sad to say that these are the worst results in over 20 years, oh well it is good to participate sigh…

Basket of things for the Fair (edge of hat on left)

Meanwhile here is the basket of entries.

  1. 56-12a Crib afghan (Micah’s Blanky) (Didn’t Place)
  2. 56-13 Tea Cosy  (Didn’t Place)
  3. 56-38 Shawl (Marella shawl) 4th
  4. 56-39 Scarf (Travelling Women) 4th
  5. 56-40 Cowl ((Silk Fountain cowl) 3rd
  6. 56-41 Baby Set, sweater & Bonnnet (5 Hour sweater) 1st
  7. 56-44 Cardigan child’s knit (Grandma’s little treasure)  (Didn’t Place)
  8. 56-49a Headgear knit (sorry no picture, but it is very nice :0)  (Didn’t Place)
  9. 56 50 Mittens or gloves knit (Inside outside upside down) 1st
  10. 56-51 Anyother knit garment (Zoey’s little party dress) 3rd
  11. 56-52a socks  (sorry no picture, but it is very nice :0)  (Didn’t Place)
  12. 56-52b slippers (2 needle slippers) 3rd
  13. 56-75 child’s stuffed toy (Maddox)  (Didn’t Place)
  14. 56-76a Doll Clothing knit (Barbie dress) 2nd
  15. 56-77 small novelty for Bazaar (Purple Monster chunk)  (Didn’t Place)
  16. 56-80 Handspun yarn (superwash Merino) 1st
  17. 56-85 An Artical from Handspun (Horseshoe cap 80/20 Alpaca/Merino) 1st

(3) 1st, (1) 2nd, (3) 3rd (2) 4th (1) 1st Show Special

Total Prizes $29.00

For more FO Friday visit Tami’s Blog,

 Thanks for stopping by take care cya next week!

List of Knitting Books Reviewed

Here is the list of Knitting Books I have reviewed so far…


  1. A History of Hand Knitting by Richard Rutt
  2. Reader’s Digest The Essential Stitch Collection by Lesley Stanfield & Melody Griffiths
  3. 2-at-a-time socks  Melissa Morgan-Oaks (see link for errata)
  4. Toe-Up 2-at-a-time socks  Melissa Morgan-Oaks (see link for errata)
  5. Wrapped in Lace: Knitted Heirloom Designs from Around the World By Margaret Stove (see link for errata)
  6. Mastering Color Knitting by Melissa Leapman (n0 erratas reported)
  7. Sock Knitting Master Class by Ann Budd (see link for errata)
  8. Knit Socks! 17 Classic Patterns for Cozy Feet by Betsy lee McCarthy (see link for errata)
  9. 400 Knitting Stitches Potter Craft (no erratas reported)


  1. 60 Quick Baby Knits from Cascade Yarns (see link for errata)
  2. 50 Fabulous Knitted Borders by Rita Weiss
  3. Knitting in Plain English” by Maggie Righetti
  4. 50 Fabulous Knitted Lace Stitches by Rita Weiss
  5. Charted Knitting designs: Third Treasury by Barbara Walker
  6. Cast On, Bind Off by Leslie Ann Bestor


  1. The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters by Ann Budd

7 Baby Sweaters in 2011

I am trying to keep track of 2011’s finished projects, so here is yet another list.

Seventh Baby Sweater in 2011 “Basic Cardigan” by Cabin Fever (find info here)

Basic Cardigan by Cabin Fever

Sixth Baby Sweater in 2011 “Basic Pullover” by Cabin Fever (find info here)

Fifth Baby Sweater in 2011 Yet Another “Simple Yoke Sweater 2.0” (based on the 5 hour sweater) pattern found here.

Yellow and White 5 Hour Baby Sweater with daisy buttons!

Fourth Baby Sweater in 2011 Another “Simple Yoke Sweater 2.0” (based on the 5 hour sweater)

Blue and White 5 Hour Baby Sweater

Third Baby Sweater in 2011 “Simple Yoke Sweater 2.0” (based on the 5 hour sweater)

5 Hour Baby sweater 3 in 2011

Second Baby Sweater in 2011 “Grandma’s Little Treasure” again my own design can be found here.

Grandma's Little Treasure 2 in 2011

First Baby Sweater of 2011was my own design “feathers and fans for Baby”

Here is the Pattern

Feathers and Fans for Baby 1 in 2011


Knitting: 109 items – Finished in 2011:0)

I am trying to keep track of dones and not dones this year so here we are :0)

      1. Travelling Women Shawl (1 of 11 shawls for 2011) *fair*
      2. Celeste Shawl (2 of 11 shawls for 2011) shelly
      3. Marella Shawl (3 of 11 shawls for 2011) *fair*
      4. Cable Cardigan (zzz)
      5. (2) Mystery afghan square #1 (Kal)
      6. Silk Fountain cowl *fair*
      7. Lazy Katy scarf (frog)
      8. (2) Mystery afghan square #2 (Kal)
      9.  *XL coffee cup sweater    (my design) Free pattern on this site
      10. (5) Petal Lace Hats
      11. Baktus scarf (4 of 11 shawls for 2011)
      12. Whislter Hat
      13. Brimness shawl (wip)
      14. * Not so Sad Sacs  (my design)
      15. Monster Chunks *fair*
      16. Maddox *fair*
      17. (11) Hamsterbeans
      18. (2) Mystery Afghan square #3 (Kal)
      19. * Feathers and Fans for baby   (my design)
      20. (6) Saartjee’s Booties
      21. * Knit by the Dozen Socks  (my design)
      22. (2) Tea cosies
      23. Ear Flap Baby Hat
      24. Mystery Afghan squares ( Kal) (frogged)
      25. * Ripples of laughter socks  (my design)
      26. * Grandma’s Little Treasure Cardigan  (my design) *fair*
      27. * Inside Outside Upside down mittens #1  (my design)
      28. * (5) Warm little feet (Baby socks in 3 sizes)  (my design)
      29. Yasmin shawl (frogged)
      30. Potato Chip Scarf (frogged)
      31. * Inside outside upside down mittens #2 (Kal)  (my design) *fair*
      32. * Take me with you bag  (my design)
      33. * (2)Water bottle sweater  (my design)
      34. * Sue’s EZ toe-up Socks  (my design)
      35. (2) Daisy Bookmarks
      36. * Because I love you Cellphone sweater    (my design)
      37. *Ashley’s Blanky  (my design)
      38. * Ebook Sweater  (my design)
      39. * Caitlin’s Blanky  (my design)
      40. Oaklet Shawl (5 of 11 shawls for 2011)
      41. * 4 pc. Commuter set (lg & XL Coffee Cup Cosy/ Water Bottle Sweater/+ Cellphone cover)  (my design)
      42. (2) Leafy washcloths
      43. * Micah’s Blanky  (my design) *fair*
      44. Striped 5 Hour Baby Cardigan & Hat green/cream
      45. Striped 5 Hour Baby Cardigan & Hat denim/white + Hat
      46. Striped 5 Hour Baby Cardigan & Hat Yellow/white + Hat *fair*
      47. Sue’s EZ Toe-up Socks   (my Design) For my niece
      48. Tea Cosy for the Fair *fair*
      49. Handspun Merino for the fair *fair*
      50. Little Party Dress  (my design) *fair*
      51. 2 needle slippers *fair*
      52. Handspun Horseshoe cap *”Finished handspun artical for fair”*
      53. Immie Baby Blanket
      54. Barbie party dress *fair*
      55. Another XL Coffee Cup Sweater  (my design)
      56. Basic Baby Pullover
      57. Who Hat
      58. Christmas Sock – Light Foot by Red Bird Knits
      59. Thing 1  & Thing 2 Hats
      60. Warm Collars in 4 yarns in Bulky, Aran, Worsted, Dk (my design) 
      61. Zig Zag scarf
      62. Basic Baby Cardigan
      63. Child`s mittens
      64. Basic Baby Hat 
      65. *XL Coffee Cup Sweater 3  (my design)
      66. 198yds of Heaven Christmas – Omie 
      67. Turn a Square Hat
      68. Gingko leaf shawlette  Christmas -Mom
      69. (6) Colorwork christmas balls 
      70. Turn a Square Hat  
      71. Saartje’s Booties Christmas – Hellen
As you see for many of these I knit more than one.

2011 Reading List: 45 Books

A little late but better than never here is my reading list 2011:

  1. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen (Jan)
  2. In the Teeth of the evidence – Dorothy Sayers (Jan)
  3. Age of Innocense – Edith Wharton (Jan)
  4. Secrets of a summer night (1)  Lisa Kleypas (Feb)
  5. It happpened one autumn (2)  Lisa Kleypas (Feb)
  6. Devil in Winter (3)  Lisa Kleypas (Feb)
  7. Scandal in Spring (4) Lisa Kleypas (Mar)
  8. Wallflower Christmas (5) Lisa Kleypas (Mar)
  9. Breaking Dawn – Stephanie Meyer: I have read this one several times and really enjoyed it! (May)
  10. Quick Bite (1) – Lynsay Sands: Totally fiction. Funny and delightful, a series about a family of immortals, this is also a revisited book (May)
  11. The Golden Thread – Bruce Meyer: This is non fiction. Traces the great works of literature (May)
  12. The History of the Wife – Marilyn Yalom: Nonfiction. Really excellent examination of the role of the wife throughout history and around the world (May)
  13. Love Bites (2)- Lynsay Sands: book 2 in series, have read before, I am a fan of this author. Highly recommended as summer reading! (May)
  14. Single White Vampire (3)- Lynsay Sands: Ok I am on a L.S. thing at the moment. I’m reading them all again as Darling gave me the latest for anniversary. This one is one of my favourites. Poor man ends up at a romance convention, he has a shortage of bagged blood and will not bite anyone. His editor comes up with a plan. (June)
  15. All New 17th ed. Uncle John’s Slightly Irregular Bathroom Reader. (June)
  16. Tall, Dark and Hungry (4)- Lynsay Sands: Wedding plans go terribly wrong for the couple from previous book, brother steps in to save the day. Things get worse and worse, but needless to say there will be more than one wedding. (June)
  17. A Bite to Remember (5) Lynsay Sands: Ok what to you do if you’re an immortal who can’t use blood banks, due to a genetic condition, have to live with that. Someone begins to sabotage your businesses and things escalate, you need a detective… (June) I like this one it’s a good summer read.
  18. Bite me if you can (6) Lynsay Sands: Lucian is one off the original immortal, he has become old, cold, and borded with life… until an innocent gets dropped in  his lap and he has to help her to adjust to her new life. (July)
  19. The Accidental Vampire (7) Lynsay Sands: Evi is a Vamp just trying to make a living after a holiday accident left her an immortal. Her moral friends decide that they need to find her a mate as they are getting older and she will be left alone. They place an advert that invites single immortals to town to meet her. They are determined to find the right mate for her.  (July)
  20. The Readers Digest Essential Stitch Collection by Lesley Stanfield & Melody Griffiths (July)
  21. Vampires are forever (8) Lynsay Sands:(July)
  22. Love Letters: An Anthology by Antonia Frazer: I enjoy reading letters between historical figures. There was a time when letter writing was an art. (July)
  23. The Pemberley Chronicles: A Companion Volume to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, a novel by Rebecca Ann Collins. Book 1 (July)
  24. Toe-Up 2-at-a-time Socks by Melissa Morgan-Oakes (July)
  25. Vampire Interupted (9) Lynsay Sands (July)
  26. The Women of Pemberley: A Companion Volume to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice” a novel by Rebecca Ann Collins. Book 2 (Aug)
  27. 2-at-a-time socks by Melissa Morgan-Oaks (Aug)
  28. Life in a Medieval Village by Francis and Joseph Gies (Aug)
  29. Netherfield Park Revisited: A Companion Volume to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice” a novel by Rebecca Ann Collins. Book 3 (Aug)
  30. Ghost Story by Jim Butcher Book 13 of the Dresden Files (Aug)
  31. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  32. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
  33. The Rogue Hunter (10) Lynsay Sands (Oct)
  34. The Immortal Hunter (11) Lynsay Sands (Oct)
  35. Lover Unleashed (9) J.R. Ward (Oct)
  36. The Renegade Hunter (12) Lynsay Sands (Nov)
  37. Born to Bite (13) Lynsay Sands (Nov)
  38. Hungry for you (14) Lynsay Sands (Dec)
  39. The Reluctant Vampire (15) Lynsay Sands (Dec)
  40. The Bite before Christmas (16) Lynsay Sands (Dec)
  41. Mr & Mrs Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two shall become one (1) Sharon Lathan (Dec)
  42. Scarlett (sequel to Gone with the Wind) by Alexandra Ripley
  43. Loving Mr Darcy (2) Sharon Lathan
  44. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (an old favourite!)
  45. Under a Vampire Moon (17) Lynsay Sands

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