Back to Baby Knitting

Well, baby season is coming to a close. Only two more babies to go. Happy to report the first 3 Moms and babies are all healthy and well.

A Sun Hat #3 

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Tweed Baby Blanket 

Icord edge adds a nice touch. I'm about 1/4 way round.

Icord edge adds a nice touch. I’m about 1/4 way round.

Remember June 8, 2014 is International Yarn Bombing Day

and lastly an article you should read

Six Words You Should Say Today to someone you love :0)

WIP List = 11

  1. Tweed Baby Blanket  Started Mar 7/14
  2. Left over Cowl started feb 23/14
  3. Cabled Hood with Pockets Started Sept 27/13
  4. Foots First Sox My design Started Jul/11
  5. Sea of Dreams Blanket 85% done started Mar 9/13
  6. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  60% done started June 18/13
  7. Rose Harbour Shawl 85% done started Jun 28/13
  8. Butterfly’s shawl in blue – started Jan 30/14 Test knit
  9. My Fair Cardi Started Apr 8/14
  10. Simplicity Lace Scarf  
  11. Clog socks – for DH as Anniversary gift
  12. A Sun Hat #3  started Apr 11/14 finished June 5/14

FO’s 2014 = 24 + 1 = 25

WIPS 2014 = 11 + 1 – 1 = 11

 Stash Used 2014 = 46

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

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Hey, the boy came home early from a 12 day business trip today! We spoiled him silly, Roast Beef dinner with all the trimmings, took him out to a movie, made him mow the lawn, and help plant the veggie garden. 

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And pull the old dry stocks from the Wild Flower/ Butterfly Garden along the back fence. 

In a few weeks will be gorgeous!

In a few weeks will be gorgeous!

Then this morning he is off on 10 day holiday with my parents to visit family in the States.  I really miss him when he is way.  He may be all grown up but I still text him to remind him to brush his teeth… makes him laugh. Hey I’m a Mom!

June 8, 2014 is International Yarn Bombing Day 

The options are endless!

The options are endless!

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

Looks like my group will be knitting in public on the 18th 

And my Ravelry Carry Along Kal Forum has been busy voting for the next 3 great summer projects. Fun, and creative group II would highly recommend.

My 30th Anniversary and my 3rd 18th Birthday is also this month ;0)

One exciting month!

Toddler Tootsies! 

Well only one more pair to go.

Well only one more pair to go.

Beryl Blanket

63 + 4 = 67 Hexes

85 Hexes

FYI: An interesting artical on Picking up Stitches by Yarnharlot

WIP List = 12

  1. Tweed Baby Blanket  Started Mar 7/14
  2. Left over Cowl started feb 23/14
  3. Cabled Hood with Pockets Started Sept 27/13
  4. Foots First Sox My design Started Jul/11
  5. Sea of Dreams Blanket 85% done started Mar 9/13
  6. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  60% done started June 18/13
  7. Rose Harbour Shawl 85% done started Jun 28/13
  8. Butterfly’s shawl in blue – started Jan 30/14 Test knit
  9. My Fair Cardi Started Apr 8/14
  10. A Sun Hat #3  started Apr 11/14
  11. Simplicity Lace Scarf 
  12. Toddler Tootsies! 

FO’s 2014 =23 + 1 = 24

WIPS 2014 = 12 – 1 = 11

 Stash Used 2014 = 45 + 1 = 46

Ravellenic 2014 FO’s =  8

Yds of Handspun 2014 =

Sewing FO’s 2014 = 

Books 2014 = 12 + 1 = 13

Thanks again cya Friday :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0

WIP Wednesday- lush update

because wool fixes everything

I’ve been working surprisingly faithfully on three big WIPs this past week. Surprisingly for me anyways, as there is nothing more alluring to me than a great hat pattern. Oh-la-la I get weak in the knees. Nothing like a good hat to cure what ails you! But I have resisted, I have persevered, and I have some nice results for my efforts!

Beauty #1… The ever gorgeous Lush cardigan. She’s been on my needles since May of last year, and I have finally buckled down and put some mileage on her!
After months of black hole body stockinette…the bottom is bound off!

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And hark! It’s one completed arm!

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There is nothing I love more than a malabrigo rib. It’s simply glorious, yes?

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I’ve got the second arm underway, and all day long to knit (other than feeding and entertaining children. But I’m damn good at playing babies and crash…

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WIP Weds: Last weeks disasters finally sorted out

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Hope you all had a Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

Well the Soper Creek Yarn Challenge entry has been finished and delivered! Will post pics and link when challenge ends.

More on that later.

All the little disasters of last week have been sorted!

Sea of Dreams Blanket

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24″ x 18″ so far, great pattern.

Camellia shawlette – A wedding gift

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Finally finished casting on, after a poor start! We’ll see if I recommend this pattern as I get further into it…

Found on Ravelry: Just love these little guyz! Voodoo you love me?by Susan Claudino. I love what KnittinOn did with this pattern.  Liked it so much bought it and making a few.

The guys like the X for one eye and a button, yuck! I like the smiley one...

The guys like the X for one eye and a button, yuck! I like the smiley one…

I am making them for my fellas.

Current WIP List (13)

    1. Soper Creek Yarn Challenge – Done, will post pics and links after challenge ends.
    2. Voodoo you love me?
    3. Camellia shawlette – A wedding gift
    4. Top Down Swing PulloverBoth sleeves done
    5. My Spring SocksMy design
    6. Beryl BlanketLong term project  (60 hexs)
    7. Box of Boxes Blanket Long term project  (17 squares)
    8. Easy Peazy Shawlalmost
    9. Kelp Forest Shawlette very close to done
    10. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry

FO’s 2013 = 22 + 1 = 23

WIPS 2013 =  13 – 1 + 1 = 13

Used of 36 + 1 = 37 purchased patterns from Rav =  7 = 28 to go

Stash Used 2013 = 19 + 2 = 21

Books 2013 = 10

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 & FO Friday: I’m Back!

I hope all you Canadians out there had a lovely “Thanksgiving”

I’m back! Well at least on my feet. After some excellent care from the people at Bowmanville Hospital, my Family Doctor and Bowmanville Physiotherapy, I am feeling better than I have in some time. No more wheels! I am still taking it slowly and carefully. My heart felt thanks for all the kind wishes and support from everyone here and on fb.

The upside of being stuck in my chair on and off for 4 weeks,

read 5 books,

and have 3 Christmas presents in production.

October Socks – my design

October Sock with Spiral toe and after thought Spiral heel

for my darling son, who held me while I was weeping in emerg

Drop Stitch Scarf by Christine Vogel

This is part of the Knit along forum for Oct. I think this will be for my BiL

Oaklet Shawl by Megan Goodacre

This is part of the Knit along forum for Oct. I knitted this for the first time in May last year. I’m thinking number 2 will be for someone special. It’s a secret :0)

I have been wiki-walking my way through my favourite music on you-tube. Have you heard of “The Celtic Women“? Here is a concert, really worth a listen! In the middle of the concert there is an aria that is incredible, Lascia ch’io pianga Aria from Handel’s opera “Rinaldo”, performed by Hayley Westenra. Not my usual music. I will start linking something once a week if you like… amazing what you can find :0)

FYI: Watch for the newest promotion at the grocery store!

Get one kitten in your case of bottled water :0)

Jack in the Box (6 months old) and still cuddly!

FO’s 2012 = 55

Patterns from my own Library = 5

WIP’s 2012 = 4

Stash used 2012 =  67

Beryl Blanket Hexes =  48

 Books =  27 + 5 = 32

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)

Stuart McLean, One of Canada’s best kept secrets!

A few years ago a dear friend gave me a CD of Stuart MacLean’s “Odd Jobs”. I was a convert. This man is a storyteller with the most marvelous sense of humour!

1) Toilet trainning the cat Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 (so funny I cried!)

2) Dave meets Morley  Part 1 Part2

3) The jock strap

4) Christmas at the Turlington’s Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

5) The First Day of School Part 1 Part 2

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