Wonderful Weds: Cursed?

knitting with cat

More Facecloths for my Kal

All Washed Up (3)

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I’m enjoying this pattern, it is a project that is handy to carry along, and easy enough to knit while chatting.

Glamshell shawl 

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My Glamshell shawl is cursed! The border, 3rd time of tinking, This is a truly simple pattern that I decided to enlarge…It’s me! Resorting to safety lines, multiple safety lines! The last 20 rows are taking 60 rows to knit o_O 

Useful technique: Having knit myself into a corner on my shawl. There was no graceful way to join and darn in the ends on the new ball of yarn. I remembered a link from my Facebook Knitting Group on

How to Magic Knot / Weavers Knot

Foots First Sox  

Meanwhile I took a break to work on my oldest wip.

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Closer look at heel insertion line.

Closer look at heel insertion line.

Garden Report

The Garden Report: A little reshaping of Leopold’s foot to a more pond like shape. A visit to my favourite garden person at Rekkers, an arm load of lovely plants later… Presto! Leopold’s garden – 2 sedum stonecrop, 2 Dianthus, 1 Bellflower We are hoping for Butterflys 

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WIP List = 13

  1. All Washed Up  Kal
  2. My Favourite Top-Down Clog Socks
  3. Glamshell shawl started Jun 24/14
  4. Left over Cowl started feb 23/14
  5. Cabled Hood with Pockets Started Sept 27/13
  6. Foots First Sox My design Started Jul/11
  7. Sea of Dreams Blanket 85% done started Mar 9/13
  8. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  60% done started June 18/13
  9. Rose Harbour Shawl 85% done started Jun 28/13
  10. Butterfly’s shawl in blue – started Jan 30/14 Test knit
  11. My Fair Cardi Started Apr 8/14
  12. Simplicity Lace Scarf  
  13. Shazzas Bucket Hat for my June Kal group

FO’s 2014 = 29

WIPS 2014 = 13

 Stash Used 2014 = 54

Ravellenic 2014 FO’s =  8

Yds of Handspun 2014 =

Sewing FO’s 2014 = 

Books 2014 = 16 + 1 = 17

Thanks again, cya next week :0)

(Note for the summer I will only be posting on Weds.)

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

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Some Assembly Required

The Sundrops in my garden!

The Sundrops in my garden!

My Garden is coming along nicely. I am striving for a more Pottagerie, a mix of decorative  flowers and veggies. My bird bath died during last storm, has to be replaced.

Staked the Tomatoes and Peppers today, and weeded.

Staked the Tomatoes and Peppers today, and weeded.

Working on the lovely yarn my DS gave me for my Birthday. 

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I decided to make a Glamshell shawl. I was reading through the project notes on Ravelry and decided on adding three extra repeats before the border. I want this to be like a big warm hug from my Boy :0)

Love this pattern, I want to try it in Lace weight.

WIP List = 11

  1. Glamshell shawl started Jun 24/14
  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. Shazzas Bucket Hat for my June Kal group

FO’s 2014 = 27

WIPS 2014 = 10 + 1 = 11

 Stash Used 2014 = 52

Ravellenic 2014 FO’s =  8

Yds of Handspun 2014 =

Sewing FO’s 2014 = 

Books 2014 = 13 + 1 = 14

Thanks again cya next week :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0

Dramatic Renewal of Purpose

Renewal of Wedding Vows 

Our Wedding Day June 2, 1984. You must be getting tired of this picture, but I wanted to show the then and now :0)

Our Wedding Day June 2, 1984. You must be getting tired of this picture, but I wanted to show the then and now :0)

When we met with the Rector to discuss the service, he asked if we wanted to go with our own vows or to go with the new book of common prayer or the old. It seemed to me that we should use the service that we used 30 yrs ago as it has worked for us so far ;0) 

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We all met at St Georges Anglican Church at 1:00 pm on Saturday.

St. Georges Anglican Church, Newcastle, Ontario, Canada

St. Georges Anglican Church, Newcastle, Ontario, Canada

We were lucky that our original Best Man was available, and my son stood up with me as my Man of Honour. He and my father also did a readings. 

My Father and Son.

My Father and Son.

My boutique

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We adjourned to our home for a potluck BBQ, and celebration.

All and all a heart warming event shared with dear friends and family.

A lovely gift of flowers from dear friends who could not come.

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Also finished my sweethearts Clog Socks as an anniversary gift. 

Special feature: Simple texture design goes down the back of the heel.

Special feature: Simple texture design goes down the back of the heel. He really likes them :0)

I think we are good for another 30 years. Oh, my Husband and his friends are now referring to me as the 2nd wife…

WIP List = 9

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

FO’s 2014 = 26 + 1 = 27

WIPS 2014 = 10 – 1 = 9

 Stash Used 2014 = 51 + 1 = 52

Ravellenic 2014 FO’s =  8

Yds of Handspun 2014 =

Sewing FO’s 2014 = 

Books 2014 = 13

Thanks again cya Friday :0)

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

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Little socks for little feet

Welcome back! 

Grape Hyacinth

Grape Hyacinth

The weather has been lovely and the garden is full of flowers. 

Tulips and Grape Hyacinths

Tulips and Grape Hyacinths, Garden border.

Finished these over the weekend. 

Toddler Tootsies #3 

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and first one of #4 

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Simplicity Lace Scarf 

I managed a few rows on this too.

I managed a few rows on this too.

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. Toddler Tootsies! 
  12. Simplicity Lace Scarf 

FO’s 2014 = 22 + 1 = 23

WIPS 2014 = 12

 Stash Used 2014 = 44 + 1 = 45

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 Weds: A Very Happy Anniversary :0)

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DH and I bought a Dwarf Korean Lilac for our 29th anniversary. DS planted it for our gift. Neighbour saw him getting his picture taken and said “We’re having steak for dinner, I see your having ham” lol Lilac smells divine!

My DH declared his name is Leopold, my DS agreed... shrug?

My DH declared his name is Leopold, my DS agreed… shrug?

Close-up, wish you could smell this too!

They took me out to dinner too! Boy am I spoiled!

They took me out to dinner too! Boy am I spoiled!

My Brother made a special appearance from Wisconsin! So my Anniversary was perfect.

Back to knitting for charity! Time is getting short, only 3 days left.

Cable Braided Necklace for my Kal group

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XL Coffee Cup

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(5) tea toters

Making 6 of these.

Making 6 of these.

Piles Of Smiles Socks for my Carry along Kal forum on Rav

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Current WIP List (14)

  1. Mile a minute afghan 1st crochet project 25% done  
  2. tea toters last minute for the craft sale
  3. Cable Braided Necklace  for my Kal group
  4. Piles of Smiles socks a new pattern I am working on 40% Carry along Kal forum
  5. Camellia shawlette –  5%
  6. Sea of Dreams Blanket 60%
  7. Top Down Swing PulloverBoth sleeves done 80%
  8. Beryl BlanketLong term project  (60 hexs)
  9. Box of Boxes Blanket Long term project  (17 squares)
  10. Easy Peazy Shawlalmost 90%
  11. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry 80%
  12. SPROUT – Growing Roots vest 60%
  13. Cozy Winter Shawl 85%
  14. Pine Forest Baby Blanket 75%

FO’s 2013 =  72

WIPS 2013 = 12 + 2 = 14

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

Stash Used 2013 =  50

Books 2013 = 18

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: Victoria Day long weekend

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We just had the Victoria Day Holiday weekend here in Canada. It was gorgeous, sunny, warm with a breeze, 26 degrees.

Victoria day

Just about everything is closed during holiday Monday, except the garden centres and coffee shops.

We planted the deck planters, Pink and white impatients, ivy, sweet peas, Bocas and some golden creepers. 

one corner of the deck, the other is the same. Except I planted some catnip for the kitties :0)

one corner of the deck, the other is the same. Except I planted some catnip for the kitties :0)

and the veggie garden.

This years garden plan

This years garden plan

DS topped up and planted the garden for me this year. He gets better at small scale farming every year.

DS topped up and planted the garden for me this year. He gets better at small-scale farming every year.

Then we had a humdinger  of a storm in the evening, don’t you love when nature waters your just planted garden?

Been working on my Kal – Carry along project for May

Sassy Summer Satchel

Jack inspection

Jack inspection

And another shrug for the church craft sale in June

Quick Knit Baby Shrug #3

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This is a great little pattern!

I was thinking… always dangerous! I go to numerous knitting and spinning events in warm weather. I decided to make something for these outings:0)

Cable Braided Necklace Cool!

This cable is not really cable knitting, it is made of two simple strips with eyelet holes - amazing!

This cable is not really cable knitting, it is made of two simple strips with eyelet holes – amazing!

Found on ravelry: Every now and again I see something a little off the wall  pimp your car by Florentine Going to yarn bomb DH’s car one day :0) 

 Current WIP List (15)

    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 = 47

WIPS 2013 =  13 + 2 = 15

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

Stash Used 2013 =  39

Books 2013 = 17

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: Canada, looking for warm weather here!

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Welcome back! The weather this week has been cold, rainy with some hail, yes hail! Only in Canada, in May, can you get a sunburn one day and frostbite the next! Things are supposed to improve in the next week.

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The Tulips and grape hyacinths have been glorious. The fellas have been working on the garden, weeding, mowing and preparing the veggie garden and planters. We are trying Corn Gluten on the lawn for the weeds. I am so glad I didn’t succumb to the garden centres lovely ready to plant flowers and tomatoes, must wait, must wait till May 21st, green thumbs are itching… I continue to sit inside where it is warm knitting, and watch gardening programs :0)

Meanwhile…

From Dawn Till Dusk shawlette / scarf   Almost done!

Hope to be finished by friday!

Hope to be finished by friday!

Piles of Smiles socks a new pattern

These are a travelling project. So they are progressing slowly.

These are a travelling project. So they are progressing slowly.

Quick Knit Baby Shrug For the Craft Sale next Month

The ladies in the Craft Group provided the cotton for this. We are all working on cotton projects for the summer sale.

The ladies in the Craft Group provided the cotton for this. We are all working on cotton projects for the summer sale.

Found on ravelry: Oma’s wanten by huizeStinesen I know this is not the season for mittens, however they do make a good carry along project and stashbuster!

Another useful tutorial: I have been looking at beading videos lately, this one is very good. Super Easy Cross Weave Bracelet by offthebeadedpath 

Blog visiting: A Glimpse into our life

 This weeks musical interlude:

Loreena McKennitt  Marrakesh Night Market Beautiful, eclectic, music

Prayers for Tim Bosmas family and friends, he was missing since May 4. He took two men out for a test ride of a truck he was selling, and never came home. Sometimes it is impossible to understand why people do what they do.

Current WIP List (15)

    1. Mile a minute afghan 1st crochet project 25% done 
    2. Quick Knit Baby Shrug for june craft sale 30% done
    3. Sassy Summer Satchel  MayKal  Haven’t started yet
    4. Piles of Smiles socks a new pattern I am working on 40%
    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 = 36 + 6 = 42

WIPS 2013 = 16 – 1 = 15

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

Stash Used 2013 = 34

Books 2013 =  16

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)

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