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Monday, August 22, 2016

IHSW August 2016


It was IHSW this weekend (and I forgot to post Friday evening - sorry!) and I managed to get a bit done. That's in spite of my helper(??)!


The sweater was here when the weekend started


and the front is now finished!!


Now comes what I call the icky bits, adding the collar and doing the seams.

Santa/elf was here


and is here now.


Not a lot of growth, but every little bit helps, right?

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

WIP Wednesday 17 August 2016


It's Wednesday again! How does it happen so soon?

I got in some needle time, so I was pleased. I want more of course, but what else is new? Last week the sweater was here


and this week it's here.


I only have 2 more rows until I start shaping the neck, but I took some of my knitting time to turn this


into this.


Makes me feel much better if nothing else.

Santa/elf didn't get a lot of love, but he went from here


to here.


Second arm and hand to come!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

WIP Wednesday 10 August 2016


Well, I finally started feeling better this past weekend so there was a bit of stitching which made me feel SO much better. Here's where I got to.

Last week the sweater was here


and this week teddy has his 4th paw and about half his head.


Sorry his head looks so scrunched, but if I smooth it out the stitches fall off the end of the needle and that will not do at all.

Last week Santa/elf was here


and this week he has the beginning of a torso.


Felt good to have a needle, any needle, in my hand again.

Monday, August 8, 2016

The Tenuous Shoehorn Blog Party


It's the day for the blog party, Summer version. Check out Jo's blog to find all the participants.


Summer means flowers




and a smile.


Summer is holidays where you see beautiful scenery


(just outside Jasper, Alberta)


(New Brunswick's famous Reversing Falls)

and unusual sights.


Giant cows,


the world's largest axe and


the world's largest lobster.

Celebrate summer!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Some Fun In Blogland


There are a couple of events going on in blogland you might want to be part of.

First


Jo at Serendipitous Stitching is having a summer blog party - check it out here. The rules are simple - August 8 do a post and show off a piece of stitching that relates in some way to summer holidays. Then go to Jo's blog and leave a link so we can all visit.

Second


There's a giveaway happening at Nancy's blog Victoria Motto Sampler. Her birthday is coming up August 14 but she's giving away the present. Check here for all the details, but the rules are simple - you must be a follower and you must put a comment on the post I've linked you to. It's worth checking back to Nancy's blog regularly as she does a LOT of giveaways.

No WIP Wednesday post this week - I've been sick again this past week and still not back to 100%.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

WIP Wednesday 27 July 2016


I know, I know, I'm 2 weeks behind, but I've been sick, sick SICK and I'm still coughing, hacking and blowing my nose what feels like every 20 seconds. Really tired of living on soup (which I normally love) and Buckley's (which I have never loved) but it works the best for me. I haven't even done much stitching! However, enough moaning and I'll show you what I have managed to do.

The last time you saw Orin's sweater it was here


and it is now here.


Sorry, not the best picture, but teddy just needs the rest of paw #4 and his head, then I can shape the neck and finish the front.

Santa/elf was here the last time I posted


made it to here last week


and is here now.


I can start his body as soon as I stop coughing!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

It's IHSW This Weekend!


It's that weekend again!


I'm really looking forward to having a stitchy weekend - I've felt very short changed the last couple of weeks - my needle may rust!

Don't know what I'm talking about? Pop over to Random Ramblings, check it out and join in the fun. You have official permission to take the third weekend of every month, hermit yourself away and stitch!