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Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Straight after work today I got in the car and drove to the pharmacy to stock up on cold medicine.  You just know when a cold is hitting, and today is that day for me. So before I'm laid up and useless, here are my WIP's this week:

Almost done with the body of my Baby Cables top. Still love it. Can't wait for the sleeves.

And because I finished my crochet scrap blanket, I had to cast on another project. This is Saffron, by Elena Nodel. It is a lovely cardigan with a rippled edge. So this is 1 of 2 that I will need to complete so each of my daughters can have one. Yes, they picked the pink yarn, which is less salmon looking than in my late-at-night-picture shows it to be.

Now I'm going to lie down and contemplate the pain of swallowing. And perhaps think about knitting a quick hat for the school scarecrow, because apparently he needs a bit of spruce up. Take care everyone!!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Scrap Blanket

Ever work on a project you didn't expect to like and then didn't want it to end? That's my scrap blanket. It is wonky (I really don't get crochet apparently) and I love it still. It has made me so happy, this blanket, that I'm sad it is done. However I AM excited I can now use it, and so are the girls:

The pattern is free on Ravelry.

Sad girl because her sister is hogging the blanket. Shouldn't have made me smile, but it did.

Also, I wanted to share these fun stained glass cookies. Pretty much just sugar cookies with the centre cut out and boiled sweets melted inside them. A hit at the kids disco this week.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Working on a favorite

Well here we are at WIP Wednesday once again! I've been pretty faithful to my Baby Cables top, and I'm almost ready to divide the sleeves. Progress isn't fast, I'm still trying to adjust to my complete lack of knitting time now that I'm working full time again. I like working, but I still long for the days when I could knit to my hearts content. I do so love the weekend. 

When my brain is too tired to follow a pattern I work on my scrap blanket. I'm glad to be making progress on that too. As an added bonus, it keeps me warm as I work on it as the days grow colder. I love a multi-function project! How will I know when it is done? Well my scrap pile is rapidly dwindling!

It isn't the prettiest thing ever, and I think that makes me love it all the more. This one is already earmarked for the comfy chair in my craft room. Motivation to get it done!

I wish you happy crafting and pleasant weather! Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Hello! I can't believe it is May already. Time has been flying as a rapid rate. I've been having a great time working on my Baby Cables top, even though about 17 rows in this happened:


I know, you can't tell what the problem is, but there is a twist. How long have I been knitting? Years. I should certainly know better than to wait 17 rows to make sure I don't have a twist when I joined in the round. Ah well, live and learn. I was actually perfectly happy to start over, as now I know what I'm doing, and I got to fix the stitch that was bothering me way back in row one. In all honestly, row 1 and 2 of a project are my least favorite.

I've made some good progress since then, and I've moved past where I was when I ripped it out. Things are looking better.

Does anyone else sit in front of the computer and knit? I watch shows, chat to my family. It is where my favorite knitting chair lives, and the place I knit most often

This was us at the weekend. I was sewing the dog a new bed (the bluish-teal thing) and cleaning out the craft boxes. The girls were helping (ha!) by beading and knitting. 

That's all from me for now, Happy Crafting! 
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