Friday, December 1, 2017

Four Boys and a NL Girl Episode 31 Podcast

I'm fighting a cold so please excuse the husky voice!

My first FO is another of Helen Stewart's Ice River Hat (paid pattern on Ravelry) in a single ply, 100% merino locally hand dyed yarn by Kumi Soddart. I also mentioned that I bought a fingering weight merino in the same colour way that I intend to knit into Helen Stewart's Knitvent 2017 Land of Sweets Cowl (paid pattern on Ravelry). Still need to put the pom pom on that hat!

My second finished object was a little snowman ornament that I made at the St. John's MFRC (Military Family Resource Centre) at craft morning on Wednesday.

Finally, I showed off my rug hooked wonky row houses mounted on wood for a local Christmas Craft Fair coming up this weekend.

I introduced you to Madison, our foster beagle dog through the Beagle Paws organization. We are having great fun with her!

Next was showing you the BFF Cowl that Victoria (from the Victoria Knits podcast) and I are knitting for the Pen Pal KAL hosted by Lucky Jenny Knits, Jenny and Paws for Stitches, Candy. It is due by December 31, 2017!!! We each knit a half to exchange and then another exactly the same to keep.

Then I talked about two December KALs that I'm going to be involved with. The first is the "A Canadian Afghan, Eh! Pillow KAL" with the lovely ladies from the Fibre Friends podcast, Caroline, Louise and Adrienne. Everyone is welcome to join in! I purchased the book for this KAL as I want to knit the Canada flag block. However, the 'Eh' square for the pillow is available from GC Designs on Ravelry for $6 ($1 off when you use the coupon code PODKAL) if you want to knit that 14" square pillow.

This December, I am also going to knit with the Project Peace KAL on a DK weight shawl designed by The Healthy Knitter's Christina. This is a paid pattern on Ravelry (only $3 which is donated to one of three organizations) and the concept is to work on the project each of the first 21 days of December, ending on International Peace Day on December 21st. I'm using a white Debbie Bliss Cash-merino for the project.

A HUGE thank you for all the support during the forced break I had to take from podcasting due to depression. I'm feeling much better now, thank you!


A Mid Century crochet kit from Kaleidoscope City as a treat for me for under the Christmas tree. The box contained a lovely project bag, a number 3 crochet hook with handmade clay handle, two small styrofoam balls for the ornaments, the pattern and four gorgeous mini skeins to complete the ornaments.

My next bundle was from Prairie Dye Studio - stitch markers and a gorgeous cashmere/merino/stellina sparkle colour way Silver Bell skein. BEAUTIFUL!

Knit Picks had a sale and I purchased two balls of Candy Shop and two balls of Punch Bug Felici sock yarn. I also purchased three books: "Toasty Toes: Socks for all Seasons," "Soctacular" and "Merry Knitmas."

I also did some cross stitch patterns from The Cottage Needle on Etsy. 2017 Santa from Prairie Schooler and three Hands on Design patterns: Wreath Houses as well as two Chalkboard Ornament patterns in the 'Be Jolly, Be Merry and Believe' kit and 'Glad Tidings, Great Joy, Good Will to All" kit. I also purchased some 32 Count Belfast linen in 'Gunmetal'.

Again, thanks so much for all of your support!

Patty XO

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