Sunday, April 26

4 sweaters in one month

well it's hard for my to believe it, but I have knitted 4 sweaters this month, all of them the Flax pattern. Now all the grand kids have one... I hope to get a pic of them all together wearing their sweaters.

white one is for Liam, Blue one is for Jacob, and the red one is for Nate.

Friday, April 10

Favourite knits

Do you have a favourite knit? I do it's the Flax sweater. I love everything about this sweater, I just finished Julia's sweater, in fact I plan on knitting all the Grand kids one this year. Yesterday I casted on my 5th Flax, this one is going to be for Liam.
I have already separated for the sleeves and have 5" of the body done,
honestly these sweaters fly off the needles, it usually takes less than a week for me to make one.



Pattern Flax by tincanknits
 Size 6-8 years
 needle US 6 - 4.0 mm US 8- 5.0mm 
Yarn-less than 4 skeins Schachenmayr original Bravo=200 grams
 Colorway charcoal neon tweed

as you can tell from the photo old man winter doesn't want to leave the Island, we still have a ton of snow here just when it starts melting the temperature drops and we get a fresh layer of snow.

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Friday, April 3

Dylan's Birthday Sweater

I can hardly believe it but in 3 weeks Dylan will be 6 years old where oh where does the time go???
I've knitted him the Flax sweater for his birthday sweater this year he picked it out himself after seeing Julia's sweater.



Pattern Flax by tincanknits

Size 6-8 years Needle US 6 - 4.0 mm US 8 - 5.0 mm

Stash Yarn Red Heart Super Saver Heathers 2 skeins = 446.2 meters (488.0 yards), 282 grams

Colorway spa blue

Monday, March 30

For Julia

 finished Julia's Birthday Socks just a few months early, and pretty sure I'll give them to he right away before she gets a chance to grow out of them, I love this colourway reminds me of skittles :D





Pattern Child’s Ribbed Classics by Patons
Needle-US 2 - 2.75 mm
Yarn-1 skein 50 grams, Patons North America Kroy Socks Stripes
Colorway Mexicala stripes
Size 4 years

Tuesday, March 24

Gramps for Hubs

I finished the Gramps sweater for hubs, I'd planed on giving it to him as a retirement gift, but I just couldn't wait for him to have it.

He loves it and has worn it every day since. I made the M/L size it took just over 7 balls of Patons Canadiana  and 11 days to knit it.
I love the fit of this sweater, it's so his style, I'm considering knitting more... Cari said she'd buy the yarn if I'd knit her one, and you know I wouldn't mind having one for myself.

my project notes are on Rav if you want to check them out.

Saturday, March 7

what a winter...

it has been a such a long cold snowy winter, I was thankful for a little break from all the shoveling snow, and actually enjoy the snow, we took in the Jack Frost Children winter fest, that took place at the end of February.
The kids had the time of their lives at this place, and so did I. It was great to get out and enjoy the snow instead of complaining about it. with that said I hope we are done of the snow for this year... my poor back can't take anymore.










I thought this was a cool shot the boys are looking at me  through a huge block of ice


Helping to build an Igloo 

Julia is the one in the purple coat, she was beyond excited to meet Olaf !




Emmet  was a huge hit with the boys

 I got tons of knitting done in the last few months...I made 3 sweaters 3 pairs of socks lots of slippers and a few hats I don't think there was a day that went by that I didn't pick up the needles.

Birthday socks for Nate

Ribbed Socks for Kids by Susan B. Anderson

January Sox made for me but ended up living with Cari

Sock Recipe: A Good, Plain Sock by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee


February Sox

 
Sock Recipe: A Good, Plain Sock by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Another  gaptastic this one I got to keep!

GAP-tastic Cowl by Jen Geigley



Classic Cuffed Hat made in a white and pink 

Classic Cuffed Hat by Purl Soho



grandma slippers

My Grandmother's Slippers by Kathy North

Flax for Julia 

Flax by tincanknits

and I just had to make a Flax for myself 

Flax by tincanknits
   and I am not through yet,  I have a Gramps sweater on the needles that I am making for Julia, and just waiting for some yarn to come in so I can start on an adult size Gramps for hubs.

edited to add a picture of the finished gramps for Julia


Friday, February 6

{this moment}



{this moment} ~ A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. To see more, check out the comments on Soulemama

Thursday, January 1

My Christmas haul

I always feel so spoiled at this time of year and this year was no exception.

  Hubs gave me 4 pair of jeans and 4 tops and cash

 Kelli gave me a Coronation Street calendar and a blender so I can make  my smoothies  

 Cari gave me Mirasol Yarn Paqu Pura yarn and a set of knitpicks DPN's The Set Includes 6 needles per size. (2.00mm)(2.25mm)(2.50mm)(2.75mm)(3.00mm)(3.25mm)

So on boxing day I made myself a fruit smoothie and casted on the sockhead hat. the hat only took a few days to finish and I am so happy with the way it turned out.

This is going to be perfect for our long cold winter