YoPyr4 week eight update

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Not much to update, other than I finished my socks! And I have worn them a couple times already!

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So I am happy that I got them off me needles!

While crazily packing for vaycay, I also made this…

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It is a crocheted cowl/hat. I like them very much. I am trying to make some for a craft bazaar I will be in, in early December…

And remember the crazy thought of me making winter hats while on vaycay?
I rethought this when I received these…

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I have been asked to make some knitted items from these lovely skeins for the lady who owns the alpacas to sell at her shop (on her alpaca farm). I will be paid for me time in skeins of alpaca yarn! Everybody wins ;)

So that is it for this week. As I finish writing this post from my hotel room, let me leave you with a couple of pics!

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These boys of mine are just chillin’!!

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YoPyr4 week seven update

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Such a busy non-knitting week. No finishes… Just some progress on the second pair of socks. I WILL finish them In The next day or so…. I have to… I want them OFF my needles before I go on vaycay next Saturday…. Going to st Maarten and probably going to take winter hat knitting… Kind of backwards huh?

Anyway… Here is my progress…

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Must go read other blogs!

YoPyr4 week six update

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This week has been busy and productive in the knit and crochet front…

Made another hat… This time a minion hat… And I sold it right away. A good friend often contacted me on Facebook and wanted it. And I am about to cost on another toothless hat… This time to fit an adult… And I will be posting it to Nova Scotia.

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I also made a dishcloth and a doll blanket using the corner to corner technique – I am messing with a couple of ideas to have this style of dishcloth at my craft bazaar table in December… Ironically… My sister in law wants a bunch too…

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Lastly I had to make a hat for me… A bought this amazing skein on NORO Kirara yarn a while ago and it was calling me from the depths on my yarn stash… It wanted to be a slouchie beanie to add to my collection in the fall…. I can hardly wait to wear it proudly! I love the way it turned out.

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Progress is coming a long steady on my second pair of socks… And I have motivation to finish them sooner rather than later because I want to start that toothless hat! As well as many other yummy projects I have I waiting… More minion slippers… They are in demand actually…

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I must go settle in an continue on those socks! Have a lovely evening…

YoPyr4 week five update

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Wow… Week five! Crazy.

I have great YoP accomplishments this week!

Just take a look!

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These two hats are for my sons, for this winter.

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This one is for my younger son… There is not a pattern for it… I saw a picture of a crocheted version online and i kind of winged it from there…

The character is “toothless” the ‘night fury’ dragon from the How to Train Your Dragon 2 movie.

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This one it for my older son. And would you believe it is crochet! It is a free pattern by Bernat… ‘Ribbed Hat’ for crochet and it is a men’s hat.

It is quite thick and warm. He needed something a little more mature and trendy this year as he is headed into Grade 7 (OMG)

And lastly I did these little slippers… Nothing special. Just toddler slippers.

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Looking ahead, I hope to finish the other pair of vanilla latte slippers this week and start the soles to some ballet flat slippers (pattern by coco knits)

Happy Sunday one and all!

YoPyr4 week four update

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Hello! This post is a little later than normal for me because this weekend just never had a dull moment. However, I did start making a dent in my YoPyr4 list!

I started the hats for the boys… But ran into a snag…so am starting again… Likely this evening.

But I did finish these evil minion slippers for my older son…

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So now both my minions have minions on their feet.

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I also made this cute little basket… Not fully YoPyr4 compatible, but I am counting it, as it will hold my YoPyr4 WIPS…

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Need to get serious on bazaar crafts… More slippers I think… The minion ones maybe… And I am trying to design some “how to train your dragon 2″ night fury slippers also.

I am also thinking I need to make a couple of cowl hats… Hats that can turn into a cowl with the pull of a Pom Pom. They would be good for bazaar things.

Now I am just thinking out loud… When I really should be getting to reading other blogs!<

YoPyr4 week three update

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Good Sunday morning!

Looking out my window as I write this post, and all I see is cloud and rain. Great day to stay inside, write blog posts, read blog posts and knit! Good thing I am already doing that ;)

Anyway… I have exciting news. I finished the colourful socks! They are awesome… See?

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I love love love them! And they were super easy to make. Using a so 2.25 needle was an experience though… I am used to 4, 5 and 6 sized needles. It was slower going for the socks, but it was so worth it.

I am now onto these ones…

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They will be ankle socks and so soft and luxurious. Berraco comfort sock yarn is amazing.

Then I will have to cast on a not so plain patterned sock. I am thinking of tackling a patterned sock with eyelets and cables and stuff…

But I also have to make a dent In Slipper knitting for a Christmas bazaar I am participating in. I am starting to get that feeling in the pit of my stomach that tells me to “knit all the things”

I usually get that way after I finish a biggish project… And socks qualify as biggish.

Must go surf the net for fun patterns..
Happy Sunday!

YoPyr4 week two update

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This past week was SO FAST! And SO BUSY!

I stayed pretty WIP-monogamous this week… Working hard to finish off the brightly striped socks. My feet want to wear them… With sandals ;)

I just need another day or two to finish them.

One would think that I would have finished them this past week… Since half way through the week my hubby and I had a pleasant surprise… His parents took both of our sons away for two nights to a trailer for a mini vaycay!

But it is hard to knit like a crazy woman when the hubby and I seized the opportunity to have a date night… And taking knitting to an all-you-can-eat buffet is virtually impossible…. But I did get to go to the knit night the second night at my LYS… So awesome… So needed!

These followed me home though…

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Yup… You see correctly… One is already caked properly for two at a time socks on magic loop ;)

But I have put the yummy yarn away… At to not be tempted… Because that happens.

But this is what I have done on the funky brightly striped socks…

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Just the foot and toe shaping of both socks left to go ;)

Before I go.. Let me leave you with a photo of my monkeys… They are my biggest distracter when if comes to my knitting. That aside, they bring my such joy and I marvel in their awesomeness always… Even when they drive me crazy…

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