Friday, 28 August 2015

Friday Finish

I needed a quick baby gift for a shower at church so this week I whipped up these cute little hats. Each one takes me a day to knit.


Top left is a Flour Sack hat, right is an Accordion hat and the bottom one is a beret that I can't remember the name of!
The beret turned out more newborn size so it will be donated to the nursery at the hospital, where every baby born receives a hand-knit hat.
All three hats are from the great little book Baby Beanies

Yesterday was my 4 year blog-aversary and with 227 posts and and almost 46,000 page views from all over the world it has been a great ride. Thanks for continuing to visit and comment, I really appreciate it!

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Wednesday, 26 August 2015

WIP Wednesday

Making progress!
Two rosettes prepped and ready to sew.
Time has been taken out to quickly knit up a baby gift tho!


Rosette 5


Rosette 6

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Monday, 17 August 2015

Hexie-aholic update

I am so far behind on my Millefiore project!


This is April, Rosette 4, finally done! I do like it a lot more than I thought I would when agonizing over choosing fabrics back in June. 


All four together but not in their final positions on the layout.

I am done painting my sewing room but am awaiting delivery of new shelving, lighting and a second table for my second machine. In the meantime if I can resist casting on another pair of socks I will get the next one or two prepped and ready to sew. I hope that process will go a little faster as I have already chosen piles of fabric for the next three. May just need to add a few here and there from my stash. 


I joined Mad About Patchwork`s Cotton and Steel FQ club, which includes 6 shipments of 10 each of the line from this spring`s market. 
This is delivery one, love those sloths, such cool creatures we had the opportunity to see in Costa Rica last year. 

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Sunday, 9 August 2015

A Little Catch Up


Realized the other day that I finished this before vacation but forgot to share it with you. 
It is a wool wrap that I did take with me to Alaska and was happy to have it the chilly day we cruised Glacier Bay. It's the Yowza Weigh It Shawl 4 from Ravelry. I really enjoyed this knit, with lovely Miss Babs yarn in the Funny Papers colourway.



Just a few days late I finished my July shorties, and while the patterning was a bit challenging, they fit great. This is my second attempt at knitting socks two at a time with a much more satisfactory result this time. This pattern, Castaway Socks, is also from Ravelry. 


We were barely home from holidays when we decided to go camping over the long weekend. It gave me a chance to not only knit on my socks but get this round of Rosette 4 finished. 
I am just getting to the holiday pictures now but after that, nothing will be cast on in favour of finishing this rosette and moving on to 5! 


While camping at a new to us site, we went on this lovely boreal forest interpretive trail walk. Originally developed in 1994 by the local Junior Forest Rangers.


Was a lovely surprise to come across this towards the end of the trail. 
The campground manager said he had not seen any bears this season, but we sure saw evidence that they were around. 


And this loveliness is my current WIP! Finally, finally getting to the painting in my sewing room. The itch to sew is very motivating at this point!
I now have the ceiling painted and the first coat on all the walls, tomorrow will be the second coat and first coat on the trim. Tuesday will be the second coat on the trim. Back to work Wed/Thursday so Friday I will begin to put the room back together. 
Only to move on to painting the two other rooms after that!


Have a great week!