WIP Weds: The Plan!


I have a plan! I’m going to work on one WIP everyday, and report the WIPs and FO’s on Fridays. My object is to get this list to a manageable size. First I have to track down all these little suckers. Like dust bunnies they’re everywhere. :0)

Note it will take 2 weeks to work through all my WIP’s


Rose Harbour Shawl 

Like this pattern. Making it to wear to the wedding I'm going to this summer.

Like this pattern. Making it to wear to the two weddings I’m going to this summer.


Eileen Dress

Just about done.

Just about done.


The Jar June 2013

The scraps since January 1st 2013

The scraps since January 1st 2013

Isla lace Pillowcase edge 24″ so far

This edge has to be done for an August wedding.

Making 2 lace edges to be done for an August wedding.


A Box of Boxes Blanket (18 + 3 = 21 sq)

I did 3 more large squares.

I did 3 more large squares.

I am getting as much as I can on each project in the day allotted. I am not going to start anything till I get a few off the list. Life may get in the way some days however I intend doing a few rows before bed on those days.

Meanwhile we have installed a new sock delivery system utilizing sock source, cat and destination (with cat treats)

Willow just tries to get the sock off. Jack comes bounding downstairs at the shake of the treats... I had forgot my socks upstairs and DH decided to make Jack useful.

Willow just tries to get the sock off. Jack comes bounding downstairs at the shake of the treats… I had forgotten my socks upstairs and DH decided to make Jack useful.

Current WIP List (14)

  1. Rose Harbour Shawl
  2. Eileen Dress 
  3. Isla lace Pillowcase edge 
  4. Box of Boxes Blanket Long term project  (21 squares)
  5. Beryl BlanketLong term project  (60 hexs)
  6. Easy Peazy Shawlalmost 90%
  7. Mile a minute afghan 1st crochet project 25% done 
  8. Pine Forest Baby Blanket 75%
  9. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry 80%
  10. Sea of Dreams Blanket 60%
  11. SPROUT – Growing Roots vest 60%
  12. Top Down Swing PulloverBoth sleeves done 80%
  13. Cozy Winter Shawl 85%
  14. Camellia shawlette –  5%

FO’s 2013 = 73 + 3 = 76

+ 81 Squares & Hexes

WIPS 2013 =  13 + 1 = 14

Used of 38 purchased patterns from Rav = 8 (30 to go)

Stash Used 2013 = 60

Books 2013 = 19 + 2 = 21

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: Poor Jack and Small favours

Good morning all!

Poor Jack is now 9 months old, and is on an overnight visit to the vets to be remodeled. He will return this morning. I always feel guilty about being a good cat parent, but in the long-term everyone is happier. Willow has totally enjoyed his absents as she finds him an awful pest.

The guys sleeping

Working on projects for the next Craft Sale at the Church, December 8. We are still raising money to build a wheelchair ramp into the church hall.

Frill Seeker scarf # 1

Ruffle Scarf

Ok, you’re not seeing things. I swore up and down I would never do one of these things! Well there is an older couple at church and she was very taken with a similar scarf at the church Bazaar. Her husband a very kind man asked me if I knew anyone that would knit her a red one for Christmas… what could I say?

And another for the Craft Sale

Frill seeker Twilight scarf

And another for the Craft Sale

Bernat Twist & Twirl scarf #3

Fabulous Fake Fingerless Mitts

Fabulous Fake fingerless mitts front and back

This pattern was designed by and available at Soper Creek Yarns.

“Bombur’s Travelling Socks”.

Bombur’s Travelling Socks, just about finished

 Toe-up, spiral toe, with after thought spiral heel. Knit 2” to 3” past the waste yarn insertion for the after thought heel. I worked the heel from the other end of the ball of yarn. Then continued to knit the leg to desired length or run out of yarn. Working from a 50gm ball, this assures that there is enough to finish the leg of the sock.

Purchased Picot edged baby blanket pattern from Churchmouse Yarns at Soper Creek Yarns last week.

This weeks Audio book: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, (1 of 14)

FO’s 2012 =  69

Patterns from my own Library = 6

WIP’s 2012 = 2 + 2 = 4

Stash used 2012 =  77

Beryl Blanket Hexes =  48

Books = 40

Thanks again for visiting,

cya next Friday.

WIP Weds and Friday’s at Tami’s

For links to my blogwalk come join me in the blogpond :0)

WIP Weds: OMG! How Bazaar, and Christmas is coming!

Good Morning all! It’s Wednesday yet again. Happy to report that “Harley” my Gio-bike has returned from the shop. So I am motoring around town again.

The weather is becoming cooler here in south central, Ontario, Canada. The Annual Apple festival was on Saturday.

(bet you can’t guess what the farms grow around here :0)

The trees have begun to turn. Autumn is in full swing..

The Annual Church Bazaar is at the end of the month and I am still in christmas present high gear (only 69 days to go).

Sorry, wee bit long today, lots to share!

Progress on my 3 wips:

October Socks:

October socks and current book “Mr Darcy takes a Wife” by Linda Berdoll – great follow-up to “Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen! (see review further down)

Drop Stitch Scarf:

Drop stitch scarf – truly yummy yarn! Sorry poor pic…

Oaklet Shawl:

Oaklet shawl with beads – about to but in the monofilament safety Line (8lbs fishing line) before starting the lace section of the pattern.

I bought “Nifty Knit Dishcloths” this week.

I plan to knit a facecloth, and gift them with a bar of soap in each stocking this year. Well that’s the plan!

Book this week: Mr Darcy Takes a Wife by Linda Berdoll

Ever wondered what happened after Pride and Prejudice? This is a really delightful read, evidence I am reading it again. Wickham and Lydia continue in their selfish ways. Jane and Bingley are very happy. Mrs Bennet would still try the patience of a saint! Elizabeth and Darcy are very much in love. Realize, Miss Austen probably wouldn’t have continued the book in this way as she was a maiden lady, born in 1775 and died in 1817. This book is a much more contemporary and intimate portrait than would be acceptable at the time. A totally delightful and slightly racy read.

Music: As promised Gregorian Chant. I think this the hymns of St-Hildegarde of Bigen, I hope you like it, it’s very soothing.

Webwalk: “23 weird but awesome knitted things” (think outside the box)

and finally a Willow break :0)

Her Willowness looking quite regal, she was fed up with all the Jack pictures and insisted on a portrait of furry purrrfection :0)

FO’s 2012 = 55

Patterns from my own Library = 5

WIP’s 2012 = 4

Stash used 2012 =  67

Beryl Blanket Hexes =  48

Books =  32

All the Best,

Take Care and cya Friday

WIP Weds and Friday’s at Tami’s

For links to my blogwalk come join me in the blogpond :0)


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