September 29th YoP update

Not a hugely productive week with knitting. I was otherwise distracted by the huge undertaking of getting the beginning of year BBQ and meet the teacher night executed at the boys’ school.

Now that that is over, I can set my sights if being a little more productive on the knitting front this week.

I did manage to complete the left and right front panels of the baby pram sweater I wrote about last week.


Now I just need to get through the back, 2 sleeves and a collar.

As a healthy diversion from the sweater, I also began making another yarn bowl. It hasn’t been as fast as the first one I made. Thinner yarn. But it is sturdy!


Yes it is brown. But I quite like it… I am thinking of adding some pink trim.

Another thing I did this week was check out the grand opening of a Michaels very close toy home. I usually have to drive for 20 to 30 minutes to get to one… But this one was only about a 7 minute drive away!

They have some grand opening specials. For fibre enthusiasts… They have the Loops and Threads IMPECCABLE yarn on sale for $1.99 a ball.

Yes this yarn is 100% acrylic… But for hats and mots for two rough and tumble boys… I am ok with that.

With the stage they are at, the nicer and more luxurious the fibre is, the less likely I am going to make them something with it ๐Ÿ™‚


This pile cost me $30 Canadian and is destined for many kid-friendly projects in the future… And maybe even some yarn bowlz!

Happy knitting!


September 22nd, 2013 YoP update

Hang on to your seats everyone… This photo-packed YoP update is about to begin!

A short time ago I posted about a few different patterns I was test-knitting for and just recently one of the pattern writers sent me a not that she had published her patterns.

Imagine my excitement when I realized that I would have amazing things to share and post about this week! Rachel Richardson recently published this pattern.

Here is a picture of the one I made!


And she also published this pattern.

And here is a picture of the one I made!


So other than these two items… Which I finished quite a while ago… I did finish two other things this week and started a third…

So here it goes…

I finished the scarf! Your can find the pattern here.

And here is the picture of my FO


Last night, I started this really neat pattern I found on Ravelry. It is called a Yarn Bowlz. Like those clay ones you can buy at knitting shows but crocheted out of yarn…. The pattern is here.

And here is a picture of my FO.


Lastly… Here is the most recent project I started… There is not much yet… But sometime soon, this


Will look something like this (only white)…


It is the jacket from the free pram set pattern brought out by Bernat. You can find that pattern here.


I think I remembered everything… It has been a fairly busy week… One notable thing though… I think I am going to frog this hat…


Yes it is the hat that is to go with the awesome scarf I finished this week… However I now look at the hat and don’t think that it is all that awesome… Now that I am well versed in the cable pattern for the scarf, I think I will be able to transfer it well into a hat… I will get to that soon… Maybe after I am done the pram jacket and the bonnet and booties I will be making to go with the jacket. A coworker asked me to make it for her unborn niece/nephew and I would like to get it done sooner rather than later… As well as plot through some Christmas knitting (less than 100 days until Christmas! Eek!!).

Anyway… I will leave you with that lovely thought and run back to my knitting ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a good day!

September 15th 2013 YoP Update

Not a big update this week. Now that school is back in full swing, this week was very busy with other (non-knitting) obligations.

I have however managed to get half of a scarf completed for my niece… To match the hat from last week. I have other items in waiting to start, but I am trying really hard to not get caught up in start-itis.

If I work really hard at it… The scarf can be done by this evening.

Here is a picture of the scarf so far…


Happy knitting!

September 8th 2013 YoP update

Wow… Here we are again. Another YoP update!

With school back in this past week… Knitting went a lot slower than in past weeks… Although I did manage to finish a hat as part of a Christmas gift for my 12 yer old niece.

She asked me ages ago to make her a hat and scarf set (with mittens) for Christmas this year. And it had to be lavender. I guess when you are 12, you are very sure about what you want ๐Ÿ™‚

The pattern I used for the hat is heavily modified from the pattern shown here.

Here are a couple of photos of it.



This is my first attempt at making a Pom Pom. Not sure that I love it… But I have time to perfect it.

Once this hat was completed… I got right to work on the scarf… Where I am following the pattern exactly as it is written, although I went a couple of sizes up in needles, because I wanted the scarf for my niece to be squishy-er.

Here is a picture of what it looks like so far…


I must be getting faster at my knitting and crocheting projects… It feels like I have completed so much so far this year… And a cool thing? People are approaching me more and more to create something for them! I love doing that kind of thing… I must just learn to pace myself and not take too much on.

Any way.. I must go to sleep soon. It is technically early Sunday morning… But I have yet to turn in for the (Saturday) night!

Have a good knitting week everyone!

September 1st 2013 YoP update

Welcome to my September 1st 2013 Year of Projects post!

With the last week of summer now behind us… I have been extremely busy getting ready for the kids to go back to school!

Very little knitting has been done this week ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

However. I am almost done my secret test knit for Kate Atherley. You can find her blog here

For her test knit I chose the most awesome fibre. A sock yarn from indigodragonfly and it has THE BEST colour way name I have ever seen… It is called SARGASM. An amazingly vibrant shade of purple.

I am very excited to finish this test knit… And for the nod to make it known. The process has not been without its hiccups… But as I reflect on the whole thing… I realize that the possible challenges were within me and not the pattern itself… Whereas I do think of myself as an advanced knitter… I sometimes struggle with abbreviations within patterns. But often middle through.

It is all a learning process I suppose… And I am happy to be well emerged within it!

Happy knitting and until next time!