Charity Knitting: Stitches to make the world a better place

knitting with cat

Spring has sprung in these parts, shorts and tshirts have been pulled out of winter storage and sandals are abroad in the land. The sun is shining and the cats are at the front door watching the kids heading off to school. 

Jack and Willow watching the kids go off to school.

Jack and Willow watching the kids go off to school.

The garden is coming up flowers too.

Tulips and Grape Hyacinths

Tulips and Grape Hyacinths

Meanwhile I have been working on a couple of Charity projects that my local LYS is sponsoring.

Yoga Socks – for Sick Kids rehab 

I leave a long tail when casting on. Weaving back and forth at each pattern repeat. Works for me! Knitting these magic loop.

I leave a long tail when casting on. Weaving back and forth at each pattern repeat. Works for me!
Knitting these magic loop.

Raglan Baby Cardigan (Top-Down)by The Students of Subway Academy II

A 6 month sized cardigan for the Church Craft Sale May 30th.

A 6 month sized cardigan for the Church Craft Sale May 30th.

6X6″ afghan squares or Ukrainian Orphanages 

One a week, to be delivered on Knit night. 2 so far.

One a week, to be delivered on Knit night.
2 so far.

FO: His Birthday Socks

Finished these beauties just in time for my sweethearts Birthday. Every year he asks for socks for Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Christmas. He doesn't always get them, but this is a special one so why not?

Finished these beauties just in time for my sweethearts Birthday. Every year he asks for socks for Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Christmas. He doesn’t always get them, but this is a special one so why not?

WIP List = 15

  1. 6X6″ afghan squares or Ukrainian Orphanages (2)
  2. Raglan Baby Cardigan – Church fundraiser
  3. Untangled #4
  4. Without Moonlight #2
  5. Yoga Socks – for Sick Kids rehab
  6. Be Simply Different Scarf
  7. Buttermere #2 – ran out of yarn!
  8. EZ’s Baby Surprise Jacket – Fb/Kal almost done!
  9. Zuzu’s Petals
  10. Cabled Hood with Pockets 
  11. Sea of Dreams Blanket
  12. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  
  13. Rose Harbour Shawl 
  14. My Fair Cardi 
  15. Simplicity Lace Scarf –  Kal/feb2015 almost done
  16. His Birthday Socks

WIPS 2015 =  13 + 2 = 15

FO’s 2015 = 16 + 3 = 19

Other FO’s (not fibre) = 13 

Long-term Projects = 4

 Stash Used 2015 = 19 + 2 = 21

Yds of Handspun 2015 = 0

Sewing FO’s 2015 = O

Books 2015 = 5

cya next week :0)

I’m off on to my blogwalk

come join me in the blogpond :0 

I also have a Ravelry shop and an Etsy shop!

for my Literary blog, see Totally Austentatious.

Finishing bee!

knitting with cat

A day of mild celebration!

Yes I sometimes actually finish stuff!

Without Moonlight Shawl (Kal)

I am delighted with how this turned out.

I am delighted with how this turned out.

Be Simple Scarf 

This is a lot brighter than it appears. getting to be my favourite scarf for my Royal blue overcoat

This is a lot brighter than it appears. getting to be my favourite scarf for my Royal blue overcoat

Untangled #1 / Untangled #2 / Untangled #3

Intangled (3)

And the artical of the week, by 

7 Tips for Knitting Garments During Weight Fluctuations and Growth Spurts

WIP List = 13

  1. Be a Little Different Scarf
  2. Drip Stoppers – for church craft sale
  3. Dish Soap Poncho #3 – for church craft sale
  4. Buttermere #2 – ran out of yarn!
  5. EZ’s Baby Surprise Jacket – Fb/Kal almost done!
  6. Zuzu’s Petals
  7. His/Hers Socks 
  8. Cabled Hood with Pockets 
  9. Sea of Dreams Blanket
  10. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  
  11. Rose Harbour Shawl 
  12. My Fair Cardi 
  13. Simplicity Lace Scarf –  Kal/feb2015 almost done 
  14. Without Moonlight shawl – Kal 
  15. Be Simple Scarf 
  16. Untangled #1
  17. Untangled #2  
  18. Untangled #3

FO’s 2015 = 11 + 5 = 16

Other FO’s (not fibre) = 13 

WIPS 2015 = 13

Long-term Projects = 4

 Stash Used 2015 = 16 + 3 = 19

Yds of Handspun 2015 = 0

Sewing FO’s 2015 = O

Books 2015 = 5

cya next week :0)

I’m off on to my blogwalk

come join me in the blogpond :0 

I also have a Ravelry shop and an Etsy shop!

for my Literary blog, see Totally Austentatious.

FO Fri: It’s that time of year again…

FOfriday

Well today is my birthday. Pardon me if I don’t divulge my age, I can only say that the numbers add up to 8 (ok I’m not 80!) ;0)

My teaser from Friday, a Useful Umbrella Cord

Useful Umbrella Cord PDF Happy Birthday gifty!

Unfortunately no one won the prize this time, watch for the next contest! I still have a nice prize I want to send someone :0)

I have 2 Golf Umbrellas, so I made one for each.

I have 2 Golf Umbrellas, so I made one for each.

I made one for my Burgundy Brolly

Unfortunately I can't leave it on my umbrella, as the furry children can't leave them alone.

Unfortunately I can’t leave it on my umbrella, as the furry children can’t leave them alone.

and this one for the Blue one

????????????????????I’m posting this pattern on Ravelry this weekend :0)

Super easy and useful, freebie

I am also working on Pillowcase Lace edging for wedding presents

(2) 2" x 40" Very happy with these.

(2) 2″ x 40″ Very happy with these.

Finished two of these Flutterby lace edgings, washing the pillowcases before application.

Harley is my electric Geobike, first time out every season is a nail biter for me, till I get used to him again. We made it all the way to knitting nite at the LYS on Wednesday night. We both arrived safe and sound. DS came and picked him up so I wouldn't have to drive home in the dark, with headlights ;0)

Harley and I are finally on the road again. 1st time out each season is always a nail-biter till I get used to him again. We made it all the way to Knitting Nite at the LYS on Wednesday night. About a 20 minute trip. We both arrived safe and sound. DS came and picked him up so I wouldn’t have to drive home in the dark, with headlights. I should add the sun had not set…lol  ;0)

Current Book: Absolution by Murder by Peter Tremayne

This is the first book in the Sister Fidelma series. Reading it on my Koboglo. Very good so far.

Current WIP List (12)

  1. Useful Umbrella Cord Making 2 of these
  2. Flutterby pillowcase lace edgings (2)
  3. Mile a minute afghan 1st crochet project 25% done 
  4. Piles of Smiles socks a new pattern I am working on 50% 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 = 68 + 4 = 72

+ 77 Squares & Hexes

WIPS 2013 =  14 – 2 = 12

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

Stash Used 2013 = 56 + 2 = 58

Books 2013 = 18 + 1 = 19

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: Wedding gift Done!

FOfriday

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

???????????????????????????????

(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: Declaration of War!

FOfriday

Yes War has been declared!

Leftover SockYarn Bunny season is open!

Image courtesy: knittingpatterndepot.blogspot.com Thanks!

 

Beryl Blanket = 42 + 10 = 52 1/2 (Hexes Finished so far)

DSC02708

There is a puff version on ravely, that didn’t appeal to me as much. I don’t think it would survive the boyz and the furry moths! Here is my first experiment with half Hexes to even up the salvage, at the bottom edge.

Box of Boxes Blanket = 9

B

Just came to me one night as I was drifting off. I have odd balls of sockyarn leftovers I want to use up. The full squares are 5″ and quarters are 2 1/2″.

I have to find a project for DK, Worsted and Bulky yarn Bunnies next! Anyone with suggestions?

I finished the Modjeska Hat for DH late last night

Fits him nicely. He wares a rather large hat and he doesn't like ribbing, so I modified the pattern with a facing. It go very well with his winter coat.

Fits him nicely. He wares a rather large hat and he doesn’t like ribbing, so I modified the pattern with a facing. It will look good with his winter coat which is this green and black.

Found on Ravelry: My Fair Cardi by Julie Farmer

This freebie caught my eye sometime ago.

Music to knit by: Pachelbel’s Canon in D

Audio book for the day: Shakespeare’s Sonnets by William Shakespeare

Current WIP List (10)

    1. Beryl BlanketLong term project
    2. Box of Boxes Blanket Long term project
    3. Easy Peazy Shawlalmost done
    4. Kelp Forest Shawlette very close to done
    5. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry

FO’s 2013 = 5 + 1 = 6

WIPS 2013 = 10 – 1 = 9 

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

Stash Used 2013 = 2 + 2 = 4

Books 2013 = 8

Thanks again for visiting,

cya Weds

I’m off to visit Tami’s, then on to my blogwalk

come join me in the blogpond :0)

And Jack’s back in Jail again!

He goes to jail everytime he bugs Willow. He is spending less time in Jail, but he hides under the chair when he sees me get up, to but him in it :0)

He goes to jail every time he bugs Willow. He is spending less time in Jail, but he hides under the chair when he sees me get up, to but him in it :0)

WIP Weds: The Celebration Continues!

tami_wip

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!

M

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: Is it Friday already?

I don’t know what happened since wednesday,

life got in the way and I didn’t get done half of

what I intended. Even this post was a last minute

effort, for which I apologize.

 Blissful moss rib washcloth #2

 Blissful moss rib washcloth #3

This makes 6 so far.

Elfish Hat

Sorry to report that this pattern was a dud. I riped it out 3 times and modified measurements in an attempt to make it work. Maybe it will work for you, but I gave up and frogged it. :0(

“Bombur’s Travelling Socks”.

Still under construction, hope to have progress for you on wednesday.

FO’s 2012 =  67 + 2 = 69

Patterns from my own Library = 6

WIP’s 2012 = 4 – 2 = 2

Stash used 2012 = 75 +2 = 77

Beryl Blanket Hexes =  48

Books = 40

Thanks again for visiting,

cya next week.

WIP Weds and Friday’s at Tami’s

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

Previous Older Entries

pastordawn

21st Century Progressive Christian Pastor

magpiyoga.wordpress.com/

My Life Off and On the Mat

kittenswithmittens20

Prevously known as Kittens with Mittens

#onlyinClarington

Clarington Tourism

woolgatheringwithbetsy

Indulging in the delights of spinning, dyeing and weaving, soap making and gardening

Work Even

An American Knitter in Bulgaria

Kindles and Wine

Readers. Drinkers. Reviewers.

The Cozy Knitter

beautiful handknits

Moments of Peace

Enjoying the little things in life.

stickgirlknits

Fashion and Hand Knits

alikelylass

Knitting, crochet, food, motherhood, and other general musings in my Likely Life.

Mlissabeth's Musings

six word stories, small stones, haiku, and other poems

reWOLLuzza

ReWOOLutionary Knits