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!<

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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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YoPyr4 week one update

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Good Morning!

Happy sunny day to you. This week saw very little progress on YoPyr4 items. This is how much I have done in some socks…

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But I had a couple of diversions.

I have a friend that wants to learn to crochet, so she can make a Christmas-y afghan for her self. She wanted it to look like mint candies. And I found a pattern, recently released by Red Heart, but it is HARD, even for a seasoned fibre artist… Interlocking crochet, in the round. O. M. G. !!! Apparently there. Is an instructional video being released by the Crochet Crowd on Thursday… I may have to wait and try again then… Because I then have to teach HER how to do it! However, I did try something else… In hopes she would want to scale down the difficulty…

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This is a cute little African flower hexagon. I like it!

And I made this….

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One of those super quick and super easy all-in-one sweaters – it is for my best friends daughter. Her birthday party is next week… So we are all set.

I can hardly wait to read other posts from YoPyr4 bloggers!

Until next week, happy knitting!