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I’ve been working on Belinda’s sweater some more.  I’ve got the sleeves separated out and am working on the body.  I definitely like the slightly thicker yarn.

I got some new ‘dish cloth’ yarn from Knit Picks and couldn’t resist whipping up a couple new face cloths.  I really love the Knit Picks Dishie, especially their multi-coloured yarns.  It knits up so much nicer than the Bernat cotton I can buy locally.

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After 6 years of hosting Yarn Along, Ginny has decided to stop.  I guess we’ll have to join up with Nicole at Frontier Dreams for Keep Calm Craft On Tuesdays.

We had such a great time in Toronto I actually didn’t get a lot of knitting done (Grandma’s ‘new’ car is awkward for knitting).

Worked a bit on my poncho.  I wish the Knit Picks Wool of the Andes were a little softer.  At least I used the really soft Galileo for the neck -I’m not sure I could wear it otherwise.

I’ve also got my socks started.  The unfortunate part is I have to do them one sock at a time.

I also did some negative knitting:

I finally had to admit that the sweater for Belinda just wasn’t going to work.  I really don’t know what the designer was smoking when she decided you could knit a sweater at  sport gauge with fingering sized yarn.  It was so fine, nearly shawl-type fine!  It was also going to need blocked every time it got washed and my sister just isn’t that kind of housekeeper.  Belinda picked out a new colour in the Brava Sport yarn.  It’s a new colour so we have to wait for it to be released.

So, what did I do this weekend instead of knit?

Comic con of course!  Ella is Nurse Joy from Pokemon.  She takes care of any injured Pokemon.  Ella looked so good that she got stopped a number of times to take pictures and she received lots of compliments.

The convention centre is always so hot I decided to wear my hair up.  I really should have taken a picture because it looked pretty cool.  I wore my Steampunk outfit again -we were very under-represented this time.

Look who we found!  Ella was so pleased because the father in line after us asked Ella to stay in the picture with his daughters.  Ella could barely contain herself.

One tuckered out girl!  We like to go Sunday morning for the show.  We’re usually done by the time everyone else turns up.

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I don’t have any real projects to show you guys this week for Yarn Along.  I have a couple ‘to-go’ projects bagged up and ready for the weekend.

Working on a pair of knee socks for me.  They will have snowflake patterns up the sides.

I’ve also got everything ready for a cool poncho that I’ve wanted to work on for a while now.  I’ve knitted a number of things by Mary Gildersleeve before and I love her work.

I’m sure I’ll have lots to show you next week.

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A day late for Yarn Along this week again.  We ran over our 20 GB again this month.  We really need the ground to thaw so we can get the ‘better’ internet (50 GB).

I’m “done” the Gnome mittens.  As you can see I still need to do ends, but I need some decent sunshine/daylight first.  I was bored so I made a few more new face cloths too.

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Happy St. David’s Day!  Dad’s family are Welsh (Rees), though they have been in Newfoundland since about 1620.  The Parry side of Mom’s family are Welsh too, though they were missionaries and so were usually born in ‘foreign parts’.  I was going to make Welsh cakes today, but this cough is still taking up all of my energy.

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I have found the energy to start knitting again.

The Gnome mittens are chugging along.  I think they are adorable.  I think they would make a fun pattern on a pair of felted mittens too.

Ella got spoiled at her birthday party with 2 Ever After High Dolls.  Kitty Cheshire and Raven Queen (daughter of the evil queen).  Well of course, they need some new dresses.  So here’s the one I’m making for Raven.  Not sure why it’s upside-down??

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A few things to share this week for Yarn Along.  First I’m happy to say our new neighbour came over to help Colin again with shoveling the barn roofs.  He is so tired this week with all the snow moving and fighting off a cold (I’m losing that battle -blech).

Last month for my A&S meeting with the SCA group I needed a project.  I needed something to last all day, that would look impressive enough, but wouldn’t take a massive amount of concentration so I could chat too.  So I started some petticoat lace.

The pattern is called Esquivel Lace and is from the book The Lacy Knitting of Mary Schiffmann (so much lace so little time).  It is based on a bobbin lace example from 1842.  It’s  very easy pattern to remember.  I need about 3 yds.

I have a friend who is obsessed with gnomes.  I happened upon a pattern for gnome mittens so of course I shared it with her.  No surprise, she loved them.  But she’s a newer knitter and doesn’t feel confident to do fair isle.  She is also an amazing photographer.  Remember when I won the free photo shoot?  Maureen is the one who did all the fabulous pictures.

I wanted to get some new pictures done of Ella but as usual cash is hard to find some days.  Luckily, Maureen loves to trade.  So I’m making her some gnome mittens and she’s going to take pictures of my beautiful girl.

I also finally got a picture of Ella wearing her new scarf, though not outside because she ‘didn’t need it’.

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A day late because we ran out of internet for the month.  Boy that was a long 2 days -ha ha.  We really need to find a better internet service provider.  I have discovered we can’t use any of the companies that have DSL over the phone lines.  Apparently, Bell hasn’t updated out phone lines and they can’t do it over the old lines.

Remember the ski-doo?  Well, Colin is finding it much too cold (even with a hat) so I whipped him up a balaclava (Elizabeth Zimmerman of course).

I made the ‘body’ of the hat a little longer.  He’s enjoying it today even just out in the yard because it’s -30 C with the windchill.

We are loving reading The Hobbit!

I forgot to tell you about a surprise present Colin got for us for Christmas.  He was really ticked because Home Hardware didn’t get any in until a few weeks ago.

 BUT it doesn’t come with the special sugar and that sugar was on back-order until TODAY!  Luckily the candy floss machine works with regular sugar (coloured and flavoured of course).

YUM!

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