YoPyr4 update…. Too long! 

Much apologies to all…. I have been so very delinquent in my regular posting of my blog… In fact… According to my last post… I missed all of february.  Eek.

It has been a very busy month… So much so that I am really looking forward to spring break in two weeks.  I always look forward to them… But this year more so than normal I think.  

On the crochet and knitting front I have managed to do a few things…. But am not certain at this minute if I have finished much of anything…. 

I made these, but I think I posted them already… I just really like them… 



And I have made a sock monkey hat… Another pair of minion slippers, sock monkey booties… A baby sweater and am currently trying to finish a baby sweater that will coordinate with the sock monkey hat and booties… Sadly…  No proper photos though…. I am hoping to get my butt in gear and have a really awesome post next week… 

YoPyr4 week 28, 29 and 30 update.

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So January has pretty much come and gone and this is my first post since January 4th. Getting back into the swing of things with work and school for the kids… Proved a lot more taxing than anticipated.

Thus making my productivity in knitting and crocheting slim to none… I finished this hat… For the crochet crowd January Challenge.

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It is cute. And a co-worker of mine LOVES it.

I made a few more minion slippers for a mother at my sons TaeKwonDo school. Her kids loved them!

And now I have this still on my needles… But the pair are almost complete!

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Then I can turn my sights onto the monthly sock challenge I have joined on Facebook…. With a week to go… I don’t think I am going to have them done in time…. But I will do my best and am pretty sure I will have lots of time at the beginning of February… Which I will chat more about next week ;)

YoPyr4 week twenty-seven update

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Now that the excitement on the new year has passed and I have gotten the children mostly organized for back to school tomorrow… I can sit down to write this post….

I tinkered a bit with my YoPyr4 list some… Found that I accomplished a bit more than I thought I had, so far! With holiday knitting out of the way, I have switched my focus to a lot of things for me…

Even though there has not been any progress on the sweater for me, the socks are coming along well….

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The pattern is “Vanilla Latte Socks”. A free pattern on Ravelry. It is by far my favourite no-pattern, sock pattern.

However these socks need to get finished… I have been emailed the Ja Harry sock pattern for the Facebook knit from stash along and it is stressing me out some that I haven’t started it yet…. However… It is only the 4th of January… And I have all month to make them…

I have all my knit from Stash yarn pre bagged… My husband ra did ,y wrote the months in the bags, so each month will be a surprise as to what yarn from my stash I am working with….

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I am also working up this hat… A free pattern from Yarnspirations… Mikey from the Crochet Crowd has posted it on the crochet challenges site… Again, something I have joined with the hopes of keeping up with…

This is the photo from The pattern of the hat…

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And this is how far I am along with it…

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You may have noticed these cute little zipper pouches Ina couple of my photos…

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They are from the dollar store and I love love love them for project bags, as I can see partly through them and I have a metal binder ring attached to them, so I can hang them from arms of chairs etc when I work on my projects.

On a related/unrelated note… I am also doing a photo-a-day challenge on Instagram. It is a Knitty and crafty one! Look up the hashtag in the photo below and join in! It is only the 4th of the month… You could catch up ;)

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YoPyr4 week twenty-six update

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Even with all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, I still have managed to get this blog post together!

Over the last week I participated in a Knit-a-long! And made this cozy cowl/wrap/poncho thing… I was so proud of it, I wore it to church for the family service on Christmas Eve.

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On Christmas Day, I made another Toothless Dragon hat. It is for a friend of mine. She is very excited.

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I took huge advantage of the Michaels Boxing Day sale on Friday… In Canada, there is/was a bunch of yarn on sale and Friday had a coupon for 25% off the entire purchase, including sale items! So awesome.

At Michaels I bought enough Caron simply soft yarn to make myself a sweater. The pattern I am following will make me a sweater that should look something like this…

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And because working on a sweater isn’t enough on its own (hahaha), I cast on a pair of socks. Because I am making them ankle socks, I am already at the heel flap.

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I love making Two at a Time Socks, top down… Don’t you?

Now to go visit other blogs ;)

YoPyr4 week twenty-four and twenty-five update

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These weeks are flying by! And I seem to have missed last week. Just as well… Life has been very busy.

I finished the black and white cowl…

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I also finished the Santa hat…

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I made a cute little penguin…

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Made two more pairs of these fingerless mitts…

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And this beard… For my older son who was Joseph in this mornings Christmas Story skit at church…

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And now I am working in a pair of socks… As I am finding it digfficult to not dive into this pile of sock fibre goodness… As they have all venn bagged up and are waiting for the new year…. As I am joining a sock KAL on Facebook.

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And I have joined this mystery KAL on Ravelry in a group called Laura’s Workshop. Group members are emailed a portion of the pattern each day. It started this past Thursday…. And so far I am call caught up… Currently working in today’s clue.

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This week is sure to fly by… Even though I am off for two weeks…. Just hope to find lots of time to knit and crochet!

YoPyr4 week twenty-three update

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Super quick update today, as the family and I are about to head out for the day.

I finished the red cowl and the bad piggie hat.

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I also started and finished a black cowl…

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And this really bright hat… It will be for another child that I work with.

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Currently I wam working on yet another infinity cowl…

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And a “Santa hat” of sorts…

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The inspiration for this hat comes from The Big Bang Theory television show. The character Penny, as worn one like it in past Christmas episodes on this amazing show.

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I am coming along quite nicely with various different items…

Have a good Sunday!

YoPyr4 week twenty-two update

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Welcome to the month before Christmas Craziness!

I have quite a bit to show today… So get ready…

Since last post I have finished these…

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More fingerlessmitts! They have gained in popularity amongst my circle of friends and I find I am making more and more of them. These are the latest ones…

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Sorry for the terrible photo… But this is the green infinity scarf I was working in. It is done… And is in the hands of its very happy owner.
It was so simple… Knit two, YO, K2tog to end, knit last stitch… Then purl a row. The whole scarf is like that.

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This is a crochet infinity scarf I made out of the Bernat Blanket yarn… It is amazing and so fast to make.

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Using Bernat Baby Blanket yarn I made these slippers, and some loops and Threads Impeccable in grey for the Pom poms and trim. Super squishy and soft!

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These mitts were made to match a hat that I had a photo of from a friend of mine. The garter stitch allows them to be super stretchy length wise… And I have to go back and alter the thumb. It is too small. That shouldn’t take too long.

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This infinity scarf is a WIP and is being constructed in similar fashion to the squishy brown one earlier in this post …. It is being made with Bernat Softee Chunky – so It should be done in a few more rows.

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This is the inspiration for my other current WIP… A bad piggie hat for a ,title guy I work with at my job….he will love it.

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And this is how far I have gotten so far… It has been ripped back at least three times already… So I am getting pretty frustrated… But I will persevere. And it will look smashing when it is finished.

So that is all for now. We are putting up the Christmas tree today, so I must get going….