Wednesday, August 31, 2016

WIP Wednesday 31 August 2016

Last WIP Wednesday in August - how did that happen? It's going to be a short one this week. Poor teddy got no attention at all, but Santa/elf went from here

to here.

Remember I showed you Snowy last week being helpful?

Well, Saturday night I went to Cynthia's for a craft night and look what happened there.

I don't know if Pepper thought it was his responsibility to uphold the traditions of catdom or he was mad because his human was crocheting dishcloths from a pattern in her head, so there was nothing for him to lie on. I can't win!

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.


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.


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%.