Saturday, August 30, 2014

Holiday Weekends

Another week gone by and I finally finished my little cushion. I used my neon Caron yarn
and you don't realize how neon they are until you have it outside. It's still cute and
super colorful. I used it at work yesterday and does the trick.

I could of used a wider stuffing pouch inside but I could always add to it.

I treated myself to some new yarn. Not a generic one either. Something I can
make a garment with.  I read about this type of yarn in my book series 
I've been reading. Cascade Yarn Ultra Prima. Of course I got too eager to 
unwind it and tangled it all up.  I spent my friday night detangling. 
For the other skein, I looked up on You Tube how to properly unwind to 
get it ready for my yarn winder. Learn by mistake I guess.

Last weekend I finished this section of my English Paper Piecing 

I'll end with a beautiful sunset we had this week. 

Happy Labour Day weekend to American and Canadian friends.
It's the iconic weekend where summer seems to end, but not officially.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Granny Love

With the start of my new job, I'm finding I am sitting even more at my desk.  It's paperless so we do have the chance to walk to the fax machine as before.  So I decided I needed to make myself a nice
little cushion for the back.  So far, my grannies are made, joined and bordered.  Now I'm working on the back part. I'm quite happy with it so far.  I'm using my neon Caron yarn colours with black.

Next project may have to be a mouse wrist rest. 

Happy Weekend All!

Saturday, August 16, 2014


      I have started my new job and training is coming along.  I only have brought my crochet with me one day.  I was used to an hour lunch previously but here I only have a half an hour.   Not a lot of time left after you prepare your lunch and eat to crochet.  There is another crocheter at work that I have come across so far.  

     So far this is my works in progress. A few blankets, shawl and motifs.

Motif making.

I did this quick little sewing project up from Dog Under My Desk tutorial.
Super easy, super quick and super useful.

Have you heard of Lily Bloom bags?  They are super adorable.  I got myself one
recently from E-bay. I have seem the line in one store here but not a style I liked.   
They are Eco friendly as they are made of recycled plastic bottles.

The weather has been interesting around here lately.  Mid August, a lot of rain then
cooler spells.  Cooler I don't mind, mid-70's are perfect for me.

Me at a park.

Sky after a storm.

Anyway, have a good weekend all.  Keep Calm and Crochet On.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Small progress

This week I've worked on my blanket border.  I've managed to do 3 more rows, white and blue.
I'll keep going with a border until I'm happy with the size and colours.

This week I've just been doing a bit of this WIP a bit of that WIP, you know a few rows
here and there on whatever on the go.  Like my lovely ripple here:

I went for a lovely bike ride the other day.  I finally put my mini bunting on
my basket. I still have to finish my seat cover.  

Well happy weekend all.  It's a long holiday weekend here in Canada.