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I have a new project to share for Yarn Along/Crafting On.   We just found out that one of Ella’s favourite teachers at swimming is having twins!  So I’m whipping up a couple of Baby Surprise Jackets (and likely bonnets).

I’m not a fan of putting babies in green.  But it was Grandma’s idea and she was buying, so I guess it’s green.

Remember back in 2014 when the hair dresser chopped all my hair off instead of just the 10 inches for the donation?  And then the happy day in 2017 when it was finally long again?  Well, here’s today’s picture.  It’s fresh from the shower, so this is the length before it shortens with the bit of curl I have now.  This length is called ‘classic’, basically ‘butt-length’.  I now have to be careful when sitting down.  I think I may let it keep growing and see how far I can get.

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Yarn Along/Crafting On a little late. Somehow yesterday got away from me.  Oh well, this week’s progress isn’t that exciting.

Just about to the armpits on Mom’s sweater.  Though I’m beginning to worry about the amount of yarn left.  I’ll have to make it do because I like the firmness of the ‘material’.  I don’t want it any stretchier.

I got a couple of books for Christmas, but right now I’m reading a school related one.  It’s called Know and Tell and it walks you through the narration process.  It’s something we’ve been weak at over the years.

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I’m not sure what this says for the rest of the year, but the first Yarn Along of 2019 is mostly ‘un-knitting’.

Grandma’s sweater went from basically done to a bunch of balls of yarn.  She’s been having trouble with her shoulder (physio finally, now that holidays are over) and she had such a struggle getting into the sweater.  I think the ‘hand’ of the sweater is too loose/soft/stretchy for her.  Also the sleeves didn’t fit her biceps well at all.  So I sucked it up and ripped it all out.  Now what?  Elizabeth Zimmerman to the rescue again (plus sale on yarn at Michael’s).  I’m making her a fair isle cardigan with Elizabeth’s magic percentage formula.  That lets me make a sweater at any gauge and any size.  I decided on a fair isle because I don’t think I have enough of the ‘black’ for a firmer sweater.  This way I bought some grey and variegated purple to do the pattern work.  I may add some at the bottom too.

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Hey look a Yarn Along/Crafting On post -and it’s not socks!

It’s the impossible to photograph sweater for Grandma!!  I forget which filter I used on my phone to finally get a decent picture.  I think I’m just about done the body and ready to start the bottom edge, then on to the sleeves.  Not sure it’s getting finished before Christmas.  Good thing Grandma doesn’t mind a present on needles.

I was going to show you what I made for my swap partner, but somehow I forgot to take any pictures.  Not sure how that happened.   I made her a sock baggie with some of the blue from Ella’s afghan.  I also made a small flurry of snowflakes like these.  I made a small shawl -good for tucking in a winter coat.

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A couple of things for Crafting On/Yarn Along:

Did I show you the progress on Mom’s sweater after I ripped out all the patterned body part?

Sorry for the too much flash.  I was trying to get the pattern to show up.  It’s a charcoal colour, but with a black base, not grey like in this picture.  I really need to start doing some focused knitting.  I hate giving half-made presents.

Ella having book club every Monday morning is really helping my purse knitting.  First sock is done, just finishing up the casings/bind off at the top.  I love making socks.

I know I haven’t mentioned it this fall, but I hope you all have been working on your Christmas countdown preparations.  I’m behind on the cleaning, but I’m done shopping (I think) and have lots of ideas ready for the Advent season.   Don’t forget, this Sunday is ‘Stir-Up Sunday‘, get all your ingredients ready for your Christmas pudding and cakes.  Follow the link to grab my recipe or just to see my adorable little helper.

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I don’t know why I can’t remember when it’s Monday.  Maybe I should start making these posts on Sunday and scheduling them?  Oh well, here’s what’s for supper this week.  Colin’s still combining so, lunches are hit and miss.  Uncle Dennis continues deer-less, so that means Grandma’s still in Bowmanville.

Monday:

crock pot tenderloin and potatoes

Tuesday:

Danish goulash

Wednesday:

baked chimichangas -from freezer

Thursday:

leftover goulash

Friday:

baked sweet & sour chicken

Saturday:

breakfast for dinner -Ella home so egg/dairy free

Sunday:

dairy free meatloaf 

 

What’s cooking at I’m an Organizing Junkie?

I’m not really doing much new knitting.  But I’ve picked up Grandma’s sweater again.  I had to do some negative knitting because I couldn’t figure out where I was 😦  So I started the body over again with a better lace pattern.

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OK, I’m not sure what’s up with this week.  Somehow I managed to forget about Monday and Tuesday.  So I guess it’s a catch up day today.

Monday:

Crockpot Thanksgiving dinner -using a turkey quarter.  Colin said it was the best turkey ever, but doesn’t know if that’s because of the recipe or the turkey -it’s ours

Tuesday:

New England corn chowder

leftover turkey

Wednesday:

perogie in my Actifry 

vegetarian pot pie -I’ll use chicken broth and Ella milk of course

Thursday:

sandwiches

shipwreck casserole -looks interesting, I’ll do it in the oven.  I don’t really like CP potatoes

Friday:

leftover casserole

leftover pot pie

Saturday:

breakfast for dinner -not eggs because Ella’s home this weekend since Grandma is in Bowmanville babysitting Great-Grandma so Uncle Dennis can go hunting  🙂

Sunday:

honey garlic chicken wings

Go check out what’s cooking at I’m an Organizing Junkie

 

I do have some projects to share for Yarn Along.  I got some purse knitting work done.  My sock is almost to my calf.  I also did a bit of work on my pillowcase lace.  Of course, I’m working on a few things for my swap partner too.

 

I’m even behind with the Halloween pictures.  This is the very first year that Ella has done all the pumpkin gut work.  She figured out that my wooden spatula can do most of the work for her.  She then used the ladle to scoop out the guts.

Ella drew the face of Innuyasha, her new favourite manga show.  Luckily the pumpkin wasn’t too thick this year, so I let Ella do the carving.

Daisy’s not so sure…

Pathfinder enrollment last week too.

Ella’s a school girl vampire.

I guess that’s about it.  Of course, the menu is just ‘ideas’ since it’s combine season and we never know when Daddy will need lunch in the field or come home for supper.  How’s your week going?

 

 

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