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Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Bunny has hopped away.

Hello guys today is May the 2nd! Can you believe that?? Wow what a fast year this has been. I would love to say that I have been knocking projects out of the park but then I would be lying. I have been quite the busy bee dealing with family things, sick kiddos and new kittens.. yep new kittens :)


**Errata from video- I got the Lornas Laces not 50% off but I did get it shipped $10 after shipping discount and Rewards.
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The Finished Objects:
Bramble Owl Softie
Pattern by: Sonya Philip
Needle: Us 8
Yarn: yarn is from the kit.

~Watch video at     to see how to figure up yarn amount used.

Works in Progress:
Mom's Moonshadow
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Needle Us 7
Yarn Ella Rae Cozy Soft

JayWalker Socks 
Pattern by Grumperina
Needle US 1
Yarn Desert Vista Dyeworks Murder on the Orient Express

Cross Stitch
1.Star Wars Trilogy From Cloudsfactory (digital download) https://cloudsfactory.net/star-wars.html
2.Charka Mandala from Stitch People (Ebook and Book for) https://stitchpeople.com/products/chakra-mandalas

New to the Stash
HedgeHog Fibres in the Potluck color bought from Yarns by HPF
Lorna Laces from www.JimmyBeans.com in the Newt's Suit
Lion Brand Mandala www.lionbrand.com/mandala-yarn.html

Bags I showed
www.etsy.com/shop/BagsByAwesomeGrannie
www.erinlanebags.com
www.chickenbootsusa.com

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Episode 19 The things I got done and the ones I am working on.







Works in Progress:

Knitted Knockers
Pattern www.knittedknockers.org
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima
Needle: US 4
www.knittedknockers.org

Jaywalker Socks
Pattern: Jaywalker by Grumperina
Yarn: Desert Vista Dyeworks Murder on the Orient Express
Needle: US 1 

Sophie's Universe
Pattern Sophie's Universe by  Dedri Uys
Yarn: worsted weight acrylics that I have (scraps, some passed down etc.... see project notes which the yarn names and colors and what row I used them on) 
Hook: US H 8 mm

Eastaboga in the Fall
Cozy Memories Blanket 
Its a Red Hot Labor Day Shawl 

Cross Stitch
Star Wars Trilogy by CloudsFactory


Finished Things: 

Mrs.Fitz' Mitts by Julia Salzer

In your dreams unicorn by Ilaria Caliri

lalylala 4seasons CHRISTMAS Xmas by Lydia Tresselt

Easy Nine Patch by Vicki Mikulak
Used for the www.projectamigo.org   Here is the link from the post I wrote about them http://yarning4asmile.blogspot.com/2017/02/project-amigo.html.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Project Amigo


Have you heard of Project Amgio? I had never till the first of the year when they contacted my local yarn store Yvies asking if any of the patrons would be interested in making squares.

Project Amigo is a non profit organization that supports students from Colima, Mexico, so that they can create their own educational opportunities and better their quality of life. They have a need for 6 inch squares that will be used for afghans that will be distributed to poor families of the students in Mexico who are being sponsored by Project Amigo.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Finishing Things up before the Year comes to an End.





Kiss Checks Hat
Pattern: Kiss Checks by Stpehen West
Yarn: Lornas Laces Shepherd Sport in the Dark Side color
Needle: US 2 2.75 mm
Notes: cast on 128 st for a 8x8 pattern

Ritenour Hat
Pattern: Ritenour Hat by Polly Hammond
Yarn: Lornas Laces Shepherd Sport
NeedleUS 2 2.75mm
Notes: Us 2 Cast on 124 stitches

Wee Snowman #1 and #2
Pattern: Snowman Family by Jesie Ostermiller
Yarn: Feza Yarns Capri in 431 blue, 410 white.
Needle: US 1.5 2.5 mm

Peiskos Hat ~ Test Knit 
Pattern: Peiskos by Alicia Plummer
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky in Grasshopper, Whiskey Barrel and Esoteric
Needle: US 6 4 mm and US 9 5.5mm
Notes: I had to us the 6 with the rib and adjusted my cast on to accommodate another pattern repeat. I then knit a row before starting the hat and used the US 9.

His Auburn Hat
Pattern: Katahdin by Kate Gannon Osborn
Yarn: Juniper Moon Farm Findley DK in 9 Tiger Lily and 6 Rappahannock
Needle: US 4

Knitted Knockers
Pattern www.knittedknockers.org
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima
Needle: US 4

Donner in DK
Pattern: Donner by Lena Skvagerson
Yarn: Feza Yarn Softie in color 347
Needle US 2

Wild Thing
Pattern: Wild thing by Susan Claudino
Yarn: Highland Handmades Green Ash Worsted in Minos, Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo in Sand Bank and Yarn by Homeplace Farms in greens.
Needle: US 5 3.75mm
Notes: did my horns in the sand to make them stand out.

Works in Progress:
Eastaboga in the Fall
Cozy Memories Blanket 
Its a Red Hot Labor Day Shawl 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Winners are...


Thank you everyone again for entering. I am so sorry I could not see the comments to draw yesterday. We did not get phone/internet service back to late afternoon. I hope everyone has weathered the storms and the wild fires. You all have been in my thoughts and prayers.

I had almost 30 entries to the giveaway! As soon as the winners contact me I will send the books out. If you were not a winner I hope you keep an eye out on my blog for future giveaways. If you want to order a book of your own or read the review you can find the information here. http://yarning4asmile.blogspot.com/2016/11/deck-halls-20-knitted-christmas.html


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Congratulations to the winners Deborah Wilt Rav ID DeborahWilt and Elle1031


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Thank you!

I just wanted to pop in and say Thank you to all that entered my giveaway and visited my blog. The contest ended last night at 12:01am. We had lost power yesterday afternoon around 7 pm and it was not restored to almost 10 today. We still do not have internet or home phone so I am writing this in the school pick up line. We had some big tress blow down, limbs etc but are fine. We have been preparing for another round of storms to hit this evening. I hope we do not lose power again but we are in an area that is not a  priority. I can not pull up my blog at home due to the lack of cell phone reception in my area but as soon as our internet and phone are restored I will drawn two winners from the list of comments. Thank you again for checking out my blog. I hope you and your family weathered the storm and the fires well and praying for all.