YoPyr4 week twenty-one update

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Early early blog post here…

Good week for fibre things….
Still knitting the green infinity scarf from last week….

Earlier in the week I finished these….

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There isn’t a pattern for it, because I just made it up as I went along… Lucky that I was able to make two that are fairly similar…

On Monday… I also took on a test crochet hat pattern on a Ravelry group… And I started it and finished it this week…

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I love it. It is very pretty… And the red heart unforgettable yarn really helps with its prettiness.

This week I was fortunate to attend a knit night at my local yarn shop. Mit was there that I made great headway on my green infinity scarf and the test crochet hat.

While I was there I was looking for an alpaca yarn. Different from the ones that I have the knitting with some September from the local alpaca farm! A girlfriend of mine saw the white fingerless mitts I made out of the local alpaca farm yarn and asked if I would make her a pair. naturally I said okay. This particular friend is amazing, as she deserves all the pretty things! While browsing the shop, and falling in love with all of the fiber, I found this…

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It is made by diamond and is a luxury Alpaca sport blend. It is so soft! And in one evening… I was able to create these for her…

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She will be getting them later today and she is so excited! The best part? Is that I was able to make them almost identical to the white pair I made earlier in the week! no pattern. Just from my head.

Anyway, that is all for now! Have a great Sunday.

YoPyr4 week nineteen & twenty

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Hello and huge apologies for missing last week. I didn’t have a lot to post about and I was feeling very unmotivated in the world of blogging…

So this week will be a recount of all of my yarn lovelies of the past two weeks…

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Last time I blogged, I mentioned that this cowl/infinity scarf was done… Well now it is really done… Ends woven in and everything!!

And remember that brown circle that I thought was destined to be a hat similar to the blue one I posted a picture of? Yeah… That didn’t happen… Not enough yarn… So poof!

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A head band! It is cute enough…

The there are these things…

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This knit cowl is amazing. I really like it….

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And there is this hat… A test crochet for Justine Walley again. I love her stuff… And have made many hats for family and friends from her designs.

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Then there is this cute little number… A simple headband, just darling!

So with all of this yarn-y flurry… I now have these on my needles…

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The fibre is the last of the alpaca yarn I am working with for the lady at the alpaca farm… And I particularly love this one… It is soft and fuzzy. And this wee little WIP is destined to become for fingerless gloves that will match this…

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And then I have this in my needles…

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It will be a simple YO K2tog cowl/infinity scarf for a friend.

Whew!!! That is it! For now… Until next week :)

YoPyr4 week eighteen update

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Hello everyone! And welcome to the other side of Halloween… Otherwise known as christmas crafting madness in my life. I am Okish for gifts, but not as far as I would like to be… Sound familiar?

However, I did finish off a few cool things this week…

Like this for my Halloween costume..

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It is a wig/hat… I was a doll…. And I am pretty pleased with the way the wig/hat turned out!

I also just finished off this…

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A soft and luxurious cowl, infinity scarf that looks way better in person than in this picture.

Without hesitation, I started right in to the next project with the same fibre….

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A neat hat designed by Justine Walley on Ravelry…

This is her hat she originally designed. Click on the picture, And it should take you to the pattern Page on ravelry

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I hope to have this hat finished off… Soon. I have other projects I would like to get to… Especially with the new year coming! I have already joined this cool event on Facebook, via the “addicted to sock knitting” group I joined. It is a knitting socks from existing stash event. More info can be found out about it HERE.

Naturally, I have my skeins of sock yarn already caked up and ready to go. The next step is to purchase some paper bags, put one skeins of pre-caked yarn in each bag, staple it up and hand the whole lot over to my hubby, who will then label each bag, January through December. I am quite excited. I think there will be a pattern available each month to use too… But I am a happy girl with my vanilla latte socks. Especially since 11 out of the 12 skeins of sock yarn I own are variegated or self-striping…. The one solid skein may be the only exception… But I may event head straight to a sock pattern by Kate Atherley that I have been dying to tackle.

Theses are my sock yarn cakes.

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Come on 2015!!!

yoPyr4 week seventeen update

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This week has seen a couple things finished.

Using the remainder of the yummy alpaca yarn from the hat I posted about last week, I made this cowl,

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For gifts, I made to Queen Elsa wigs/hats one kind of fits me and the other one is constructed for a little girl with a size three head. There is not a specific pattern I folled… I just looked at other ones I had seen made online and winged it as best I could.

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I am pretty pleased with myself.

Currently I am making myself a cabbage patch doll wig to wear to work on friday for Halloween. I will be a doll this year :)

Additionally I continue to work through the stash of Alpaca yarn. A few more skeins and I will be done…

Speaking of Skeins… look what I got on Saturday at the Creativ Festival!

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I got a swift! Now, when I use my ball winder, it is SO MUCH EASIER!

This is a photo of the haul I got at the Creativ Festival.

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It was a great outing and I am very pleased with my stash addictions additions!

One of the neatest things I have seen recently is this cowl.

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And lucky me! I found a copy of it for purchase at the festival! I very rarely buy paper patterns anymore – so this was a big treat :)

must continue to get this day started! Lots to do…

YoPyr4 week sixteen update

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Happy Sunday morning to one and all! This post will probably be short, as all I did was finish one item this week and there isn’t enough progress on anything else to photograph properly.

I finished this hat.

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It is made with a wonderfully bulky alpaca yarn from the alpaca farm that I am knitting and crocheting things for. When I can afford it, I will be buying more of this specific yarn for myself. I am madly in love with it.

I am thinking that I will have lots of yarn-y goodness to photograph for next week as I will be going to the Creativ Festival next Saturday where I will be surrounded by yarn treasures and many other crafts!

I have been teasing myself by looking at Rhinebeck photos on Instagram all weekend and have made myself more excited then ever for the Creativ Festival next weekend… Even though they aren’t the exact same kind of thing… I am excited anyway.

Looking forward to catching up with other bloggers today!

YoPyr4 week fifteen update

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This isn’t like me… A day late with my post. But I have a decent(ish) reason. It is thanksgiving this weekend in Canada and today is holiday Monday… And it feels like a Sunday ;)

Other than going to church, I am doing all the Sunday things… Laundry, having the boys put away their clean laundry, double checking homework assignments, having the boys set out their clothes for the week, getting lunches and snacks ready for tomorrow, enjoying the amazing quiet solitude of the house and knitting! Yep… All Sunday-type things… And it is Monday… So I am late with my post…

This week was all a flurry with birthday celebrations for my now six year old little man, and prepping for the 30+ people we had coming to our house for a thanksgiving feast on Saturday…

The beginning of the week saw my young man turn six… SIX!!! Full of confidence and ready to take on the world.

This is the cake we got him from Menchies…

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It was amazing. I highly recommend it!

Then as we were having 5 or 6 kids from class come over Friday evening for a kiddie birthday party, we were also prepping veggies and other thanksgiving feast goodies.

And with all the craziness that has been this weekend, you know what I managed to do? Finish this adorable little headband with the white alpaca yarn I showed off last week.

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And because today is so amazingly relaxing and quiet, I started the next project right away… Taking a break from alpaca and onto this…

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It will be a lovely cowl… This cowl actually…

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It is a really easy knit and not at all mind numbing… Great for mindless knitting… Which I sometimes need, when life gets too busy…

YoPyr4 week fourteen update

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I managed to get a couple of things finished this week! I am super happy about that ;)

These fingerless mitts…

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They are quite lovely and I imagine will be quite warm!

Then there is this cowl…

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I love it. The pattern is super easy and the yarn is super warm! And these chilly October days make me think more and more about cozy warm knits!

Last night I cast on this…

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It will be a gift for a girl that OWNS the Alpaca that yarn came from so cool…

But that is all I am afraid. I must get my butt in gear to make quick projects for this craft fair I want to join up for… Thank goodness next weekend is a long weekend here in Canada… It is our thanksgiving… So I am thinking I will get some good knitting time in… Fingers crossed!