Friday, 5 July 2019

Finish It Up Friday

I'm back already! 

One of our wonderful Syrian refugee families had a brand new little Canadian back in May so I whipped this up quickly. A little too quickly I see now, as I can see some places I could have been more careful. 
Welcome Naseem!

A young friend just graduated and his Mom suggested tools as a gift, but that seemed too generic for his friend Margaret to give him! So I "graffiti'd" up a tool box for him instead.  

I managed through the haze of my Mom's passing to get this and the next sweater knit up for my daughter's birthday a few weeks ago. I think the Weekender, as it is with all who knit it, going to be a new favourite for her. I am planning on knitting one for myself this fall. 

I so needed something quick and colorful to "cleanse my knitting palette" after all the grey and beige.  It was quick and rewarding as I am not much of a lace knitting fan so I think I did pretty well with it. It will certainly brighten up some cold winter days. 

Have a great weekend all, may be a while til I post again. I am deeply entering repainting the main floor of my house! 

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

WIP-lash Wednesday

It's been so long since I posted that I thought the best way to start is from now and work my way backwards.

I need to start with part of the reason for the long gap this time was the sudden loss of my Mom back in May. She was 94 so I guess it wasn't that sudden. She was not that well when I saw her at the end of March but was told she was on the mend. I know now that that was likely the beginning of what was the end. I realize it will take some time to be Ok with not having a Mom any more, but I am slowly working on it. 

So on with my current Works In Progress. 

I am FINALLY getting to post reno painting. This ceiling was repaired last August! A colour change will be happening as well, to better match the renos done in the kitchen. 

As for creative WIP's, there are plenty. Those two blouses hanging off the ironing board need to be altered. On the cutting table there is a tote cut out and a pile of fabric to make charity quilts for the fall. 

Not counting what is on the wall, there are two quilts sandwiched and ready to quilt and many FQ's laid out the make project bags to sell at the Christmas market in November

Oh and Miss Millie is FINALLY getting her label/hanging pocket and binding this week/end!

I am about the cast this baby on for a Stephen West Knit Along on Ravelry

And an almost completed cowl I hope to finish this week! 

I hope to be back for a catch up of FO's on Finish it Up Friday!