Monday, August 1, 2016

What a Fantastic Week! Finished Projects and a Drawing --- come check it out!

So much happened this week that it's hard to try and remember it all.

My YOP (Year of Projects):

Mood Scarf - Started
Caress All Seasons Shoulder Wrap for DD
Baby blanket - Finished
Shawl for a friend - Finished
Design new Tunisian crochet shawl
Flurry of Foliage shawl
Volkswagen graph pattern for one of my BFFs - Started
Cancer hats using Cancer Charity Hat by Christins and others. Goal is at least 50 (great take along project).
Vest for DIL birthday - Started
3 projects from my Ravelry Library, including gifted baby blanket pattern
Use stash as much as possible for them.

I finished the baby blanket I've been working on. No pattern. I just winged it. It's nice and soft and I'm thinking maybe I'll have to use this same stitch pattern and make a little sweater and bonnet to go with it. I think I've got plenty of yarn. This might be a perfect set to donate to the local funeral home so I'll make the sweater and bonnet smaller.


I originally started this blanket in Tunisian and didn't like how it was turning out so I frogged it and used this stitch pattern instead.

I also finished my shawl and I started a vest for my daughter-in-law for her birthday.


It will be the perfect size once it's blocked -- just right to toss over your shoulders for a quick warm up or a beautiful accessory for your little black dress. It's a beautiful golden color made with Kristen Omdahl's alpaca yarn. It took nearly all of one skein. I think my friend will love it.

I started my mood scarf. Nothing very exciting to report there. I do love the Universal Uptown yarn. It's so soft and squishy. I think this scarf will end up really pretty. It's got all my favorite colors in it.


Its time for a drawing. Up for grabs is a Crochet Cardigan book. Brand new. Contains four lovely patterns.


Now, this wouldn't be much of a give-away if you didn't get a bit of yarn to go with it, right??? Well, included in this drawing are five skeins of THIS fantastic stuff:


It's Katia, Jaipur, yarn in this beautiful multi-color. It's 100% cotton and so would be perfect for any one of these cardigans.

All your need to do is become a follower of my blog and comment below. Next Monday I will put everyone's name in a hat and choose a winner. I'm happy to ship it internationally as well.

Last but not least I'm sharing with you a couple of doggy photos. Our friends' daughter is seriously ill and they had to fly to Baltimore to be with her. We took in their cute little doggy, Isabelle, for a week or so. This is Isabelle sitting herself up to the table for dinner. It just cracks me up.


Isn't she the cutest ever!!!!???? Poor Sparky. He is totally ashamed in the following photo. I found this cute dog collar accessory and it's caused quite a stir in the neighborhood when he's out for his morning walk. I'd like to have found a Republication one too but only the Democrat was available. Isn't it a SCREAM? 


Our VERY Republican neighbor said it's absolutely perfect because all Democrats want to be waited on and get everything for free. I am not saying that's true. Personally I'm a Republicrat. I vote for the person -- not the party. 

Have a great day and don't forget to sign up for the drawing.



18 comments:

  1. Yay, the post is showing up now. Beautiful projects!!! The shawl is just stunning! Such a cute dog :)

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  2. Your shawl is beautiful! Such lovely fibre stuff happening at your house. And the puppy at the table? Hysterical!

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  3. Great blog.
    Love the baby blanket, and your shawl is so gorgeous and will suit many an occasion to wear it.
    I had a good chuckle at Isabelle sitting up to the table for dinner. What a lovely character she is, patiently waiting there. Yes, Sparky looks suitably embarrassed.

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  4. The dogs photos are great. Love the scarf for your doggy. I am impressed with the blanket. I wish I knew how to 'wing it'. Your shawl is gorgeous and your friend is very lucky to have you in her life.

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  5. The dogs photos are great. Love the scarf for your doggy. I am impressed with the blanket. I wish I knew how to 'wing it'. Your shawl is gorgeous and your friend is very lucky to have you in her life.

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    1. I wing it all the time. Even when I have a pattern to follow I end up doing something different in it. Just the way I do things . . . sometimes I wish I could just "follow instructions" but that's just not me.

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  6. I love the blog and LOVE the 'hearty' sheep background. :) And what a generous giveaway! Someone will really enjoy those wonderful goodies.

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  7. You're doing well with the YoP - the baby blanket looks very pretty with that frilly edge. I've been trying to work out the stitch - looks like V st but something else every few rows ?? Really nice. The gold shawl would look stunning over a black outfit - I'm sure your friend will love it. That blue cardi in the giveaway book looks interesting and Katia yarn is lovely. Great giveaway. Always love seeing doggie pictures - Isabelle looks the real little lady sitting there at the table waiting for her dinner :) Poor Sparky ... LOL. Our dog is currently lying over one of the heating vents after a very quick trip outside for a potty break. Its only 9 degrees C here (48 deg F) brrrr. Can you blame him? Have a good week. xox

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    1. Thanks you, Dorothy. Wish you were here to enjoy our heat.

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    2. Thanks you, Dorothy. Wish you were here to enjoy our heat.

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  8. You are making such amazing progress. I love your doggie visitor. Obviously the little lady has impeccable table manners!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, Isabelle is quite the lady.

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    2. Thank you! Yes, Isabelle is quite the lady.

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  9. Wow such a lot of progress - well done. And puppy at the table - perfect!

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  10. Wow such a lot of progress - well done. And puppy at the table - perfect!

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  11. I love your mood scarf. I will have to make on of those someday.

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