FO Friday: Wedding gift Done!

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Took a hard fall yesterday, so today is not so good. I will probibly be much better after a couple of days. However the wedding shawl is done and a week ahead of time. I would happy dance if I could move :0)

From Dawn Till Dusk shawlette / scarf  

16" x  68"

16″ x 68″

A closer view

It's so soft, the silk and alpaca is awesome!

It’s so soft, the silk and alpaca is awesome!

Even closer

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(2) Quick Knit Baby Shrug (s) For the Craft Sale next Month

Finished 2 this week

Finished 2 this week

Tea Sprout Drip Catchers  These are for the craft sale

My mother is a china artist. I love this pot...No it doesn't actually drip :0)

My mother is a china artist. I love this pot…No it doesn’t actually drip :0)

Found on ravelry: for those with ebooks,

eReader Pillow Prop by Elizabeth Arundel

Another useful tutorial:  Italian cast on by oftroy

Blog visiting: Soper Creek yarns by Tina My LYS is expanding, Yay!

This weeks musical interlude: 

The Night Pat Murphy Died by Great Big Sea Another Cdn band

Current WIP List (13)

    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 = 42 + 5 = 47

WIPS 2013 =  16 – 3 = 13

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

Stash Used 2013 = 34 + 5 = 39

Books 2013 =  16 + 1 = 17

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: Hijinks at the LYS :0)

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The Yarn Challenge is on! Let the voting commence!

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Photo by Soper Creek Yarns

Take the time to come by and vote if you can, there are some amazing entries this year.  I will not be posting mine till the Challenge ends on April 13th, 2013. (yes it’s in there somewhere :0)

Last night we had “Knitting Night”. One of the ladies brought this cake that was made at a local bakery. Coffee and Cakes

Knitting is a piece of Cake!

had to share!

This week is a busy one, weds – Craft group, Thurs – Knit nite at the LYS, Fri – physio, Sat – Church conference, Sun – church and collapse!

Still, I have got some things done, much to my surprise!

 Playful stripes Size 2yrs

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Great stashbusting pattern! 2 balls of main colour, and 4 colours of odds and ends

Comfy Spring Socks – My latest pattern

Comfy, no fuss socks, super easy for the nonsock knitter!

Comfy, no fuss socks, super easy for the nonsock knitter!

This pattern is available on Ravelry :0)

Spring Coffee cup sweater #5 – another of my patterns

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This is a freebie here’s the PDF Spring coffee cup sweater #5

On Ravelry this week: Willow and Jack need one or two!

Knitted Bouncy Door Hanger Cat Toy by Sheila Ralston

Started a diet on Tuesday, so far so good! Though I really suffered looking at that lovely cake, I behaved myself and said “No Thank You” Did you know you can get an Skim Milk Cafe Latte? Had that instead!

Current WIP List (11)

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

    1. Playful Stripes Cardiganby Alana Dakos Done!
    2. Spring Coffee cup sweater #5  Freebie available on Ravelry
    3. My Spring Socks My design available on Ravelry
    4. From Dawn Till Dusk shawlette / scarf  20% Done
    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 = 26 + 3 = 29

WIPS 2013 = 14 – 3 = 11

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

Stash Used 2013 = 25 + 8 = 33

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: Good Friday and Easter Sunday!

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It is Good Friday and I’m off to church again. As I will not be posting tomorrow, I will take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy Easter!

It has been a busy week, what with Holy Week, knitting and the various groups I belong to. However I did manage to finish my 

Feathers and Fans for Baby Cardigan (my rav pg)

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It knit up even faster than I remembered! About two days of constantly interrupted knitting :0)

And an Easter Bunny button.

And an Easter Bunny button.

The Pattern can be found here Feathers and Fans for Baby Cardigan

Current WIP List (12)

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

FO’s 2013 =  24 + 1 = 25

WIPS 2013 =  13 – 1 = 12

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

Stash Used 2013 =  22 + 1 = 23

Books 2013 = 11

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)

WIP Weds: The Celebration Continues!

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The festivities continue! My 2nd Blogaversary was yesterday, 

Last Friday’s gift was Toddler Tootsies pdf  so today I have a 2nd present for you :0)

Micah’s Blanky

Great gift for a Baby Shower, or child’s birthday. At 24”x36” it is the perfect size for a crib, stroller, or a car seat.This comfy little blanket is knit from the bottom-up with Garter stitch borders and a flat edge stitch detail. Knit in worsted, so works up quickly. The lace design is worked over 4 rows with only 2 lace rows to remember.

Micah's Blankie

Micah’s Blankie

So on to my Works in Progress, it is Wednesday after all!

DH has been bugging for a new hat since DS pinched his. Truth is they both need a new one! Well I had been thinking about doing The Modjeska Hat that  texaspurlgurl gifted me last month. So here we go!

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I modified the pattern by making a facing rather than ribbed edge. Living in Canada, my fella prefers a double thickness over his ears.

I continue to work on what I have now dubbed my Christmas sweater!

Moved to box as it is getting too large for my bag, and my furry children were getting too interested in it.

Moved to box as it is getting too large for my bag, and my furry children were getting too interested in it.

It may not be done till next Christmas ;0)

I have been Spring cleaning or fresh starting would be more accurate.
In shuffling through my Ravelry pgs.

I realized I have purchased 34 patterns and have only made 6!

New List! I love lists they make me feel so organized!

Current WIP List (9)

    1. Beryl BlanketLong term project
    2. Easy Peazy Shawl – almost done
    3. Kelp Forest Shawlette very close to done
    4. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry
Audiobook I am reading while knitting:
Walden by Henry David Thoreau Read by Gord Mackenzie. I read this years ago, and found in it a call to simplification of life.

Book this week: The Warden by Anthony Trollope (Ebook)
I am so fond of The Barchester Chronicles Series I bought the Complete works of Anthony Trollope for my Kobo (only $2.88) There are books in this collection that are no longer in print, plus other writings and biography! This book is a particular favourite. The main character is such a nice little man and you really feel for him all the way through. Delightful, a classic worth reading!
Music offering: “Great Big Sea” was such a success last week here is
Old Brown’s Daughter beautiful  acapella.

FO’s 2013 = 5

WIPS 2013 = 9

Used of purchased patterns from Rav = 34 – 6 = 28

Stash Used 2013 = 2

Books 2013 = 8

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)

FO Friday: So what happened to winter?

I can’t believe it, this time last year my backyard looked like this

This year my backyard looks like this.

Winter Feb 2012

Irony is, posting this on my blog and having it snow all day saturday then turn sunny clear and white, now that’s irony!

 Wishing for spring, so my FO this week is an anticipation of Easter.

Yes a bunny!

Easter Bunny

FO’s 2012 = 9 +1 = 10

WIP’s 2012 = 7

Stash used = 13 + 1 = 14

Stash Purchased 2012 = 10 + 1 = 11

Books = 10

Hop over to Tami’s blog for more amazing stuff!

FO Friday: Remembrance Day

Today is Remembrance Day, take a moment to pray for the lost lives, military and civilian that have shaped our world. Grieve just for a moment at the waste on both sides in war and peace keeping.

Well it’s friday again! All in all a fairly productive week. Finished my Baby Hat , Mittens and designed a little scarf, for the Christmas craft sale and rounded the corner so to speak on the Christmas sock. I have been on a reading jag so the house is a bit of a tip. One has to have priorities, lol.

We are going on an adventure this weekend. As some of you know hubby has had some challenges this summer, that brought our lives to almost a stand still. Things are getting back to normal… thank goodness, so to celebrate we are going into Toronto to the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum). Yes we are geeks! It has been a while since we have visited this world class museum. Hubby, myself, our DS and his GF (who is also a little geeky) plan to enjoy the exhibits then go to the “Old Spaghetti Factory” for supper.

Baby Hat, mitts and scarf

Well for more Fun Friday projects check out Tami’s blog.

Thanks for stopping by and have a nice weekend. 

FO Friday: Autumn in Canada

Well Autumn is almost over.

The leaves are turning, colours that never look so good in knitting and spinning.

I live east of Toronto, Canada, on Lake Ontario. The weather here in the fall alternates between cool, wet and cool sunny. Fall only lasts a couple of weeks around here, leaves will probibly be gone by next week. If you missed it, wednesday I posted the pictures of the Bazaar.

Sadly these will be gone soon

Finished Baby Cardigan From Cabin Fever Basic Sweater, Size 9 months, on 5mm,  used Kertzer Northern Worsted (Black), Red Heart supersaver (Fall). 5 buttons.

This worked up surpisingly quickly

Finished the “Zig Zag Scarf” by Tina Berry, 5mm, used SMC Northern Worsted.

The Garage and front door is done! I wondered if they could be finished before the weather turned cold and white.

Well, that’s it for now. Have a good weekend.

Stop by Tami’s blog for more FO’s

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