YoPyr4 week eleven update

WEEK ELEVEN!?! WHHAAAATT?

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This week was busy for me In the knitting and crochet world.

Take a look!

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Here is the Tunisian crochet washcloth I talked about last week!
It isn’t perfect, but I like it :)

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Here is another ‘toothless’ hat… Only this time to fit an adult head… I made it for a friend of mine. She is so excited to get it!

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This infinity scarf was sosososo fast. Chunky yarn, big needles, dropped wrapped stitches…. Quick gratification! It will be a gift for a teacher I think… Gotta start thinking about Christmas gift knitting, now that school is back in…

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These are cute and EASY crochet slippers. Need to made more if them… They are a great stash busting project, and just what I need for the craft shows ;)

And lastly… Remember the fingerless mitts I talked about last week? Yeah… Frogged them. Currently working in this…

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It will be a cowl… I love this alpaca yarn! And I am in a time crunch now… I need to be finished all these luxurious alpaca items just before the 27th of September. I can do it… I just need to stop being distracted by all the pretty things! Facebook, Instagram and Ravelry currently will be the end of me…

YoPyr4 week ten update

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So this week, I only semi-strayed from my YoP list some more… Only now that school has gotten back in, I feel the need to start working feverishly in YoP stuff more… However, I only semi-strayed because I did make bazaar-type crafts for the lady with the alpaca farm. Since lady weeks post, whe I pm rationed that I finished the cowl, I have also managed to make two hats and a head-band/ear warmer thing… And I have sent them off the the lady for her to sell… Now I am working with three skeins of the thinner fibre. Still alpaca, but more like socks weight… So I am starting out in making some fingerless mitts. Then I will probably do a scarf of or two, a pair of tech savvy mitts and another headband.

But here is what I made.

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This hat is cool as a long beanie slouch, or as a toque with a folded over brim… And it is crochet!

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This headband was super quick and so cute to make!

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This is a slouchy beret type hat.

Aside from the fingerless mitts that I have recently cast on, I have also been working on a cute infinity scarf that I will probably put away for a Christmas gift… Just don’t yet know for who. Photos of those two projects will be posted next week as well as a Tunisian crochet washcloth I am working on…

But there is this…

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I rolled the projects I made out of the three “Midas” skeins and put them back In the belly bands and passed them off to the daughter of the lady that owns the alpaca farm at church this morning…

Enjoy the rest of your awesome Sunday!

YoPyr4 week nine update

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Good afternoon one and all!

I am home and well rested from an awesome week on St Maarten!

The family and I had a great time. And what is better? I got some knitting done. And I have FINISHES to show.

First off… These…

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Quick and easy crochet slippers… To go towards the slowly accumulating pile if crafty things for Christmas bazaar season.

And this… A Lovely luxurious alpaca yarn cowl!

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It is made from yarn from a local(ish) alpaca farm in Ontario! I am making a few different items for the farm owner to sell at her shop. Apparently she has a higher demand for already made items, than skeins of the luxurious yarn!

I have started another project with this yarn and will likely finish it in the next day or so… So stay tuned!

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!