Sunday, April 13th, 2014 YoP update

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Happy Sunday morning one and all!

Today’s update is not full of FO’s but rather little girl giddiness and excitement that I am but 80 or so rows away from casting off my sleeves of my sweater!

Using the same idea as two at a time socks (where you knit both socks at once on a long circular needle) I am making both sleeves at the same time… So I can be certain that they will be the same length!

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Here is a not so exciting photo of the sleeves, to give you an idea of the detail on them. The 11 stitch pattern repeat that was done for the entire body of the cardigan, runs right up the centre of the sleeves… The stitch markers help to tell me where to do the pattern :)

I am confident this will be a finished object by this time next week, and with any kind of luck I will have “fashion show” photos to share ;)

Remember last week when I showed a part of a test item I made? Well it just so happens the designer is amazing and has given me permission to show all of it.

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Here she is! My version of Rose Burrow…. Originally created by the ever so talented Ruth from My Spare Moments. You can find her on ravelry too…. Fairywool is here handle.

Being highly critical of myself I am not loving the fact that I did not get the head of my Rose as round as the original version… But I am quite in love with it anyway.

Anyway… If I am to get these next 80 rows done, I should get off line…

Sunday, April 6th, 2014 YoP update

Welcome back! Here we are again!

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These weeks appear to be going by faster and faster and FASTER!

I often find myself engaged in conversations reflective of this e-card these days,

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Does anyone else have this luxury? I find it hilarious personally.

Anyway… On towhy you are really here…. My progress…

I did finish a project yesterday, but since it is a test pattern, I am still waiting for permission from the designer to post it on this blog. But I can give you a teaser.

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Also, I am making awesome progress on my flippant sweater. With 2 weeks to go, I need to focus on just that (said no knitter EVER!). It sounds crazy, but I am going to try..

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I love visiting all kinds of other blogs on sundays, so I am off to do that again now!

Happy knitting and crocheting! >

March 30th, 2014 YoP Update

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Not huge gains made in the world of knitting and crocheting for me this week I am afraid… I don’t even think I worked a row or two on my Flippant sweater :(

Lots of other diversions, unfortunately. The change in weather has my spirits up but my two darling sons are crazy right now. Which is sometimes entertaining, but not always.

I have been working on a secret project, that I am destined to have finished sooner rather than later… although this week I had to reconstruct pieces of it more than twice, and that for me is frustrating.

Round 2 of Nerd Wars, Tournament 10 wrapped up on Friday and round three begins on Tuesday. I am hoping that I have a chance to get at some of the projects I have planned for this impending round… The sweater NEEDS to get finished and I would like to keep up my flawless record so far in this competition.

I love seeing other peoples progess on their blog entries today. Must go keep looking at them!

Happy Sunday!

March 23rd, 2014 YoP update

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With the kids back into school full time and me back at work, I am quite surprised at myself as to how much I got completed on my flippant sweater this week! Isn’t it amazing when you don’t let any other WIPS taunt and tease you while they wait their turn in your WIP basket?

Ideally this sweater is to be completed by April 28th. I would like to see it be finished by Easter weekend. I have about 4 weeks.

I know I can do it…

This is what is looks like now!

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Have a great knitting Sunday!

March 16th. 2014 YoP update and 52 weeks of granny

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With March Break now over, I start thinking about the next holiday weekend (Easter) and all the lovely knitting things I could work on then… Since this March Break was way busier (with my children) than I had originally anticipated… Whereas much knitting and crocheting was done, I did not manage to finish any objects… I am so very close to a couple though… AND my flippant sweater is getting longer everyday! A few more rows and I will be able to split it up into front and back pieces. That will be exciting. My goal is to have this sweater finished for the Knitters Frolic at the end of April. Totally doable, I just can’t cast on anything else in the mean time. Hahaha. I will try not to.

If you live in the Toronto area, or can foresee yourself taking a day trip here… Your should try and get to the knitters frolic… It is amazing.

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Follow THIS link for more information!

Happy knitting everyone!

Sunday, March 9, 2014 YoP update and 52 weeks of granny

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Here we are again! And I am posting on time!! Amazing.

Not lots completed this week. Finished the crocheted portion of this.

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It will be a cute dress for my youngest neice.

Along with that project, I submitted two more projects for Nerd Wars on ravelry

Here are pics of them

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This is a crocheted corsage. It is cute. And took no time to complete! I like the button in the middle.

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And this is a bandana for an autism service dog puppy. It is cute and I have a puppy in mind for it.

I continue to work on my blue sweater for myself and I Have to complete two more hats for the nerd wars.

Lots going on and much headway to be made this week in the knitting world – as we are on Spring break ;)

March 3rd, 2014 YoP update. Short and sweet

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Not so much to report this week… Like no FO’s. None.

But I have made progress on this…

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Here is where I am… Literally only five inches done… I much make this my priority… I want it done!

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I love this sweater. I will have other nerd wars things to blog about too. But I am still deciding on them for round 2

Have a good week!