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today I celebrated my 80th birthday and it brought to mind a very happy m
bunch of memories years ago I met a young lassie on kp digest after seeing she was from a home town I had left many eons ago eventually after many exchanged emails And my husband passing I went home for a time to meet her and bonds bigger than blood hold us together last year she threw a surprise birthday for me and has always loving messages so grow well kp digest knowing your yarn holds many people together
Iâm almost to the buttonholes on this BSJ and am convinced it looks very girlish. Am I wrong? When I make buttonholes,I only made them on the correct side for the gender.
What a hoot!
A good neighbour asked if I could make her an owl doorstop. I searched and searched but couldn't find a knitting pattern I liked, so my owl is completely my own creation. A very enjoyable knit and I'm a bit sad to see him go!
Had to Pay Duty! Yikes!!!
I ordered some Addi FlexiFlips, for myself and to give as gifts. The supplier was in the US. They were back ordered, no worries, but when the parcel arrived today I had to pick it up at the (Canadian) PO and pay $30 duty on the $128 US price.
Maybe the secret is to keep the value under CAD $100...I don't know. It was a surprise.
Now I get to try them out, yay.
Small cats. K
Many of you know and support my challenge to make a cat a day for a year using the Beans the cat pattern and DK yarn.
I was looking for something today and came across a bag of DMC no 4 cotton I was given some years ago. There are about 150 of them in various colours, no really bright ones though.
I decided to see what it would look like if I used the same cat pattern but knitted on smaller needles. One skein just did the bottom half and there was a small amount left from the second skein.
The photo shows the larger ones I am doing daily and the two cotton ones.
Might be a project for next year, what do you think?
I very very busy with my babies everyday and even have less time to sleep. While I still love knitting so much.
Now my second baby is 8 month old. And recently I design a bonnet and name after him. It is my first time to design something for baby. I am quite satisfied with it. Now pics come~~
Mermaid Blanket - Original (k)
This is for my granddaughter.
I made notes as I went along, but there is no pattern.
Being of short attention span, I didn’t want this to take twenty years so I used a size 13 circular needle with worsted weight yarn held double. I used one strand Hobby Lobby Sugarwheel (in Saturday Sundae colorway), held together with a strand of encore worsted. I had the encore in my stash in colors that closely matched those in the Sugarwheel, and the Sugarwheel was 30% off so I brought this baby in at $9.98.
The fact that I just happened to have matching yarn in five different shades might make a sane person wonder if perhaps my stash is a wee bit out of control. I, on the other hand am of the school that one simply cannot have either too much wine, or too much yarn. I used about 1 2/3 skeins of Sugarwheel and about half each of the five complimentary skeins of Encore. I’m not at liberty to say how much wine was involved.
I measured this for a three year old. It’s a very good thing that I am not an architect or carpenter because it came out well, a bit big. I have a sneaking feeling that my granddaughter won’t be out-growing this prior to graduation (high school graduation, not kindergarten). I wonder if I can present this as a “mermaid sleeping bag” with a straight face.
Blanket before tail attached
I have received quite a lot of requests to make a pattern for these. Most of the people requesting them said they couldn't do Aran knitting, and could I make something a bit easier. So this is what I came up with. No pattern yet.
What is on my table right now
New crochet squares on my table now.
Have a lovely weekend, ladies!
Shades of Green
This is my latest Kep. I used three different shades of green and a yellow yarn. Thus the title. I love knitting keps and now creating my own designs from the many different motifs out there. Working up my courage to knit with three colors in the same row.
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