YoPyr4 update… Woo hoo!  2 weeks in a row ;)

This week saw little progress on anything knitted… A few more strips made for the blue poncho… A couple rows crocheted on the salmon pink shawl… That is it really.  I did however start a blanket buddy on Wednesday night and finished it off on Friday night as a quick gift for a baby I was meeting on Saturday.  

I did however enhance my fibre stash some after attending the 2015 Knitters Frolic yesterday…. 

 

A couple of skeins of Indigodragonfly yarn… On the left… The grey/green one is called “Don’t Blink” (apparently a Dr Who reference) and the multi-blue one is called “Like Lambs to the Frolic”. It was dyed specifically created for the Frolic, and from anything I can gather… It sold out quickly…

I also got some turtle purl yarns… They are skeined up into two hanks of equal measure for a pair of socks and one smaller skein to make solid toes, heels and cuffs… So cool.

I got some Hiya Hiya needles and some project bags.  I am also now the proud owner of a ‘YarnIt’.  A neat contraption for sure.

Never a disappointment at the frolic!  I can hardly wait until next year 😉

And before I go… A quick note… I was reviewing my YoPyr4 list just before sitting down to write this post and realized I am in pretty good shape.  Many of the things are done and those that are left… Well… We shall see.

The sweater for myself changed into a shawl… I will do a sweater again for myself… I just need to get my big project mojo back 😉

The patterned socks may not get completed this year, but I can totally see getting another pair of vanilla lattes started… The beanies for the TaeKwonDo teachers may carry over to the next list or dropped from it.

And the zombie quarrels?  They are still on my shelf, waiting for me to open them and get started…  They are calling for me to look at them – I just need to do it.  

Happy Sunday! 

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YoPyr4 update… OMG week 42!

I missed last week… And I can’t even remember why now. 

But here we go….

On Easter Monday I finished my shawl…and since then I have been a fairly monogamous knitter on the blue poncho (albeit it is crochet… But still…) 

Here is the shawl… I love it and can hardly wear it as an accessory next week to the knitter’s frolic in toronto! 

 

This morning I ran to Walmart for a couple thing I needed for Sunday school at church and I happened upon the recent issue of create knitting magazine.

I rarely buy magazine… But when I flipped to the back and saw the patterns in this issue… I was pleasantly surprised by the number of patterns I was immediately excited to knit… Beyond the one on the front cover! 

Here is a quick montage of the items that caught my eye… 

   

This is the cover that caught my eye… That crop sweater would be quick to make as it is done up in a bulky cotton yarn… I would probably make the body longer though… Not sure that cropped sweaters are my thing…

  

I am just really drawn to this one…

  

And this one too 😉

  

Just pretty! 

  

Gorgeous cowl

 

This has drop stitch rows in it…. I could handle that 😉

  

I love me a simple slouch hat! 

So there you have it…. Tones of inspiration… Likely guiding my YoPyr5 Initiatives….

Have a good sunday! 

   

 

Welcome back…. To me.

WARNING… whereas this is indeed a YoPyr4 post… I have many other things to chat about… As this is a catch up post as well.

Let me start off by saying… There are no excuses for my non-existence in the blogosphere these past few weeks.  None whatsoever.  

Over the last while I have had interviews for the next stages of per,aren’t employment with the school board I work for.  And I now have to anxiously wait until July or August to hear if “I made it” or not.  So I am anxiously awaiting that.

At the beginning of March I was up at the crack of dawn to log onto the toronto parks and rec website to register my two boys for camps for the summer.  In this venture I was extremely successful… I managed to secure spots for both boys at a local day camps for 9 out of 10 weeks this summer… As the 10 week we will be up at my mom and dads trailer resort in a housekeeping cottage… “Getting away from it all”

The 9 weeks of camp was a big weight off my shoulders… And what is even better… Is I didn’t have to pay anything!  The city has toronto has made a few of their community centres “priority centres” which means the programs that are offered there are FREE.  Same quality of programs as everywhere else just $0.00!! 

So now we get further into March… Where I find myself worki feverishly to finish off a sock monkey set for a friend of mine, who wants to purchase it for a friend of hers.

 

This is it pictured here… Still with eyes needed for the slippers and the head of the lovey blanket.  And some ends need to be woven in. 

At the start of  the March Break I thought I would be neat to cast on a shawl pattern I found on Knitty.com… With the idea I could start and finish it over March break… Well my body had other ideas.  I got terrible sick during that week and sleep most of the Tuesday and into the wednesday… So alas… The shawl did not get completed In a week.  And is still not completed to this day… As real life often gets in the way and is a huge barrier to my knitting (and crocheting) progress.

This is a photo of what it should look like when it is done… Which will be very soon I guess… As I only have 15 or so rows to go.

 

It is called WAVEDECK designed by Kate Atherly.

I did however, manage to make a cute little rib it sweater for a baby shower I went to yesterday… Yet stupidly forgot to photograph it.

This is a picture from the pattern… Which is easily found on Yarnspirations.com 

I also started a cute crocheted granny square-type of poncho.  It requires 64 squares and 4 half squares.  I have 12 done… So this is the picture of the one from the pattern.  It is a lion brand pattern.  

  

If you have read many of my blog entries in past… This is what you should know about me…I work with special needs children & I love my job.  This year I am in a school covering a maternity leave. Primarily my experience is with children on the Autistic Spectrum.  And I have been doing this kind of work for many many years.  

Last week was autism awareness week… And Thursday, April 2nd was world autism awareness day… Where people from far and wide were encouraged to wear blue to represent autism awareness.  My sons and I did… As we have in past… Yet this year I was lucky enough to be in the presence of and amazing staff at the school I am at who all participated in educating the students and the community of this neurological disorder all week.  The following are just a few photographs of the hallway outside the library.

  

This is a bulletin board display solely done by a grade eight student on the stertrum.  It is amazing.

 

 

And this is a TWITTER WALL where students and community members could write their thoughts and feelings about what they learned throughout the course of the week.

 

And this tweet stole the show… Right from the mind of the young man that created the bulletin board.  AMAZING.

MY APOLOGIES for so much of this post being less to do with knitting… But more to do with other things… But I felt it only fair to mention them all… As they are what has been keeping me from my knitting 😉

Before I go… Let me leave you with one last photo… The lights of my world… And life’s biggest distraction… My boys 😉