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I had a bit of startitis this weekend, so I’ve got a few things to share for Yarn Along/Crafting On this week.

Started another pair of socks for Grandma for Christmas.  She’s getting to that age where it’s hard to find her presents.  She really doesn’t need things.  But she loves my knitting socks, so socks it is.  I really like this yarn, not a surprise since it’s Berroco and the same brand I use for Colin and Ella’s thick socks.  I’m thinking of ripping these out and just making a plain sock.  The pattern is getting lost in the colourway.

I started a pair of black socks for me.  I’m definitely going to rip these ones out.  For some reason the math has failed me and they are too loose.  That’s half the point of making my own socks -to have them fit properly.  I might actually use this yarn to make me knee socks with the Ceilidh pattern.

Then I decided I needed to knit a project bag for my knitting projects.  It fits nicely in my purse.  I used some of the leftovers from Ella’s afghan.

And of course, a new project bag requires a new project.  So I started a new pair of knee socks.  These are just plain knitting because it’s a funky stripey yarn that sort of looks like snowflakes.

I think that’s it for the new projects this week.  Oh yeah, I didn’t show you Grandma’s last pair of finished socks.  I took the picture without the flash and the colour is better.


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Wow, yesterday was crazy.  Cooking everything at home and then getting it down to my SIL’s for supper.  But so worth the trouble.  Our BIL was so happy to get some real food after having to eat hospital ‘food’.  I think it perked him up having company too.

For Crafting On/Yarn Along I finally finished Ella’s socks .

Just waiting for some sunshine so I can sew in the black ends.  I need to give in and get bifocals because my eyes are starting to interfere with my knitting and sewing.  They are a lot more neon in real life.  I’m almost done Mom’s other socks but didn’t bother to pull them out for a picture.  I’m sure they will be done by next week, so I’ll show you then.

In the big lead-up to Thanksgiving there wasn’t much time for gratuitous reading, but I did read a bit more of the “Crazy Ladies

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Knitting Progress?

Not too much knitting progress this week

On Friday we had some wild weather blow through the Valley.  Luckily we just got some wind and rain.  But an hour down the highway 6 tornadoes ripped through the Ottawa-Gatineau area.

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A bit of progress to share this week for Yarn Along/Crafting On.  I’ve lucked out and the Pembroke library has started a knit night.  It’s Mondays while Ella’s at Pathfinders.  Now I won’t have to sit in the car in the cold all winter.  Last week I was the only person, but this week there was a nice group, including my friend Karen.

I’ve started the ribbing on Grandma’s socks.  I’ve nearly finished Ella’s one sock (need daylight to do tubular cast off in black) and I’ve got the second one started.

I gave up on the Mary Lincoln book.  It just kept bogging down and wasn’t fun.  I’ve got too many other books to keep reading that kind of book.

I did enjoy my next Kindle book

It’s fiction based on real people and what happened to them during and after the Titanic.

This one is sort of a biography set as fiction.  I’m not too far into it, but it’s good.  It’s funny, he just finished talking about school and the ‘odd’ teacher.  She was always reading them real books and studying nature, etc and I’m like ‘Ha! The ‘weird’ teacher is a Charlotte Mason teacher!  Just like Ella’s curriculum.

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Not too much progress for Crafting On/Yarn Along this week.  I even had my knitting girlfriend up for an afternoon, but we talked too much to knit -ha ha.

Grandma’s socks (my purse knitting) are progressing slowly.  And a bit more work on Ella’s sock too.

I’m currently reading this one:

It’s alright, though it gets a bit slow when they start going on about the politics.  I’m not sure I’m going to finish it.

I finished last week’s book:

It was a fairly light read, but quite enjoyable.

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You may have noticed there was no Menu Plan Monday.  You won’t find one today either.  I’ve given up!  Don’t worry, likely just this week.  We’re back under a heat warning (they say 42C today) and Colin is getting busy with his seed cleaning.  It’s hard to know who will be around to feed and what we’ll want to eat while melting.  I am more than ready for the humidity to be gone.  Everything is damp, the furniture, the pillows, paper, etc.  Yuck.

For Yarn Along and Crafting On this week I have a finished project and a new one.

Finished Grandma’s socks.  They are so soft and squishy.  The colour still looks funny in the picture.  The top pair are for Ella.  She loves the bright colour but it’s Regia yarn so it’s a little scratchy.

Grandma had a check up with the respirologist in Renfrew last week.  We went with her so Ella could get some online time.  I walked past a display of books and found a new one -yeah I know, don’t judge a book by it’s cover but that’s what caught my eye.  This week I’m reading a real book!  Set during WWI, it’s a fairly light read, but I’m enjoying it.

Jennifer Robson, the author is from Ontario and even went to the University of Western Ontario.

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Not too much to share for Crafting On and Yarn Along this week.  Still too hot for knitting. I did pull my ‘purse knitting’ out and got the heels turned on Grandma’s socks.  Yesterday even my hands were sweating, so no knitting at all.

I don’t know why I had such a hard time getting a not blurry picture of the socks.  Maybe it’s the pattern of the yarn?  Oh well, this is the best one of the bunch.

One thing with all this heat, it makes for good reading weather.  The latest book on my Kindle is A Fifty-Year Silence.  It was really good.  It’s about a woman’s search to find out what happened to her grandparents.  They survived the war just to break up and never speak for the next fifty years.  I really suggest this one the next time Kindle has it on sale.

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