Thursday, October 22, 2015

Welshies love Dragons

Welshies love all dragons, especially red ones. I started this back in March, but it was always too big for my liking. Finally, I restarted with a finer yarn and I am happy with the result. Once a month I join a group of wonderful ladies who make and donate chemo caps in memory of a woman named Liz.
I first heard of them through my friend Sandy, back when Carl was in the hospital in 2013. I made and donated some monster hats for children at that time.
My personal goal was to make 12 unique hats styled for children in 2015. This is my donation for October's get together. This is my 15th hat for this year.
My hat was photobombed by the cat, Whisper.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Information on "Róisín Dubh" Shawl

The pattern for the shawl in the previous post is available on Ravelry.
Then I used the edging from this pattern:

There are project notes on my Ravelry page here:

Thanks for the comment, It is much appreciated.

 Had to share this wonderful picture on this chilly Canadian autumn morning.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Róisín Dubh (Black Roses) Shawl

Kicking off the month of October by finishing off another project. I knit the body of the shawl from June to July 2014. Then I started the edging on the shawl  Aug 2014, knit some more in Dec 2015, then more in Jan 2015, put it aside, back at it in July 2015, finally in September I said, " I have to finish this." Ta Dah!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Doll Making

I have been making dolls for the Feel Better Friends Project. More information will follow. in the mean time go to
for Skyla Rose, she wanted a princess.

for Alejandra

for Faith

Designing a mermaid. A special request.

Caps for cancer kids


Oscar & Slimy

Ice Princess

Princess Rose Petal

Princess Buttercup
Some of the chemo caps I have made lately for children. The crowns are crochet from cotton and stiffened with a mixture of 50% white glue and 50% water. I tied them on with ribbons so they can be removed.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

She's baaack!

I have been away for far too long. Something happened and most of my pictures disappeared from the blog. I have no idea why but will try to reconstruct some of them.
I have been tremendously busy over the past year with the Feel Better Friends Project.
More on that later.
Suffice it to say. I am going to be posting at least once a week from now on. I have some patterns and ideas to share.
To those of you who have hung around, thank you for stopping by and checking up on me.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Training mode

It's that time again for the armchair athletes to challenge themselves through the Ravelry "Ravellenic Games 2014" Too bad we had to change the name, the new one is quite a mouth full.
I finished this shawl the end of December and so far this month I have knit 2 small  neck wraps.
Here ...
and here...
and I managed to crochet another Sir Knight Helmet.  
So I think I am just about ready. I may try another neck wrap between now and the opening ceremony.
Crazy Canadian that's me. Team Canada Go!

This is the pattern I am going to  knit for Sochi

Andrea's Blütenpracht ... Pomp of Flowers

The pattern can be found here:

Did I mention I am also taking a couple of university courses online at the same time?  I figure I can knit and watch lectures at the same time. 
Now that life has resumed a little more normal pace I hope to post more often and share my projects, my ideas and maybe even some lace patterns I am planning. 

Knit on....

Monday, November 25, 2013

Still knitting

Time has flown by and I have been remiss in my posts. So much going on in life these days besides knitting. Here is a start from last year.
Moc a socks, I knit for a charity bazaar. I think I got 8 pairs knit for this year. More pictures later and yes they have beads. Just wait till you see the others.
My brother and sister in law were headed to Wales last spring. I had to make them a wee red dragon to ride in  the car. He has become their travelling companion. His latest trip was to Graceland.
Mini sweaters for the Christmas tree

Just love my "Maple Shawl" Knit with Twisted Fibre Arts Evolution Yarn, Muse 50% silk 50% merino. The pattern is called "Blight." Of course it has beads too.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Stitches Midwest 2012

The hotel service was "platinum," the classes were excellent everything was above what I expected. The market place was very exciting. As a registered attendee we had first peek on Thursday evening. When the doors opened it was like a "cattle drive," as my husband described it, as we poured through the doors.
That's me in the green jacket.
Friday was the session on designing skirts and the meet the teacher's luncheon.
omg there I am again!

Nicky Epstein at our table.
The Student Banquet was delicious and it was a treat to have Antje Gillingham at our table her ruffled skirt design was gorgeous.
Contrary to what many believe, as I talk a good fight, I find getting up in front of hundreds of people is very intimidating. The ladies at my table talked me into entering the Student Fashion show based on the number of knitter's who had commented on my shawl in the hall when we were waiting to enter the banquet room. My heart was pounding and my knees were shaking but I did it!! ... and loved it.. lol
MMario Knits, Queen Anne Lace, Misti alpaca lace weight yarn.

I went to the PJ party Sat evening but I was so pooped and there was no where to sit I gave up and went to bed.
Franklin Habit and bear.
merino and silk laceweight, couldn't resist the mug
You should have seen me trying to be nonchalant as I lugged my carry-on to the plane. "What, this bag? it is as light as a feather?" Did you know that yarn is duty free? Need I say more?
some linen + more linen ... ooooo

recycled blue jeans yarn ... ahhhhh
yarn bowl for stranded projects or for two on the go at once @.@
I waited 15 years to go to Stitches and it was everything I hoped it would be. To all the lovely knitters I met, thank you, it was wonderful spending time with all of you.
Four days surrounded by like minded fiber enthusiasts and praise given and received by ones peers was very gratifying. Strike that off my bucket list!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Next Up On The Needles

Lycaena Helloides

Primo Lace 1,000 yd skein

Butterfly Wings Shawl by Ray Whiting (Ruth Park for Knitivity) I want to use some beads just trying to decide where to incorporate them into the pattern.
detail of shawl knit by Linda Jo Park (mother of the designer)