It’s official. I am a Fair Isle-in fool!
I’ve done a little of this technique over the years and though I loved the look, it never “grabbed” me. My Bestie though, bless her little enabling heart, is a fan and because she is right about darn near everything, I had to try a few projects.
Some super cute Ravelry patterns and a workshop with Deb of Sheep’s Ahoy at the Ontario Needler’s Retreat last year and… Oop! There it is 😀
When I fall, it’s like all else in my life: Go big or go home!
So, the biggest fall was in love. First week of March, in defiance of my allergies and my oath to not have a pet again, a feral floof came across my FB feed and it was love at first sight. Followed by BIG love at first pet a few days later – if a feral comes right to you with head butts and purrs, you are bound to them forever 🙂
This is Gypsy, my heart-thief. Around three years-old, grey DSH, two litters of kittens by age two (poor baby, no chance to be a kitten herself), green eyes (like her mumma) and full of mischief ❤
There will be an update at some point soonish – kitty, major flood, daughter’s wedding, promotion at work… I can barely remember my name at this point!
Hope y’all are doing great and have had a wonderful summer 🙂 Cheers!
This is pretty much brilliant!
Somebody please make this for me!
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Source: Pretty bunny amigurumi in dress – Amigurumi Today
Eep! Started this post a week ago and never finished it either ~ Startitis is strong with this one! ~ Anyway, I’m not going to waste a perfectly good draft so here’s the beginning and I’ll pick up the thread pun definitely intended, further on.
I have a low-level version of this all the time but – holy crap! – it’s out of control right now.
I’m trying to maintain my usual circuit knitting method, going back and forth so that all is eventually finished but there’s just too much shiny in my queue and items I want to finish to take with me to Retreat in a few weeks.
My Starburst hat is finished, just need to buy some balloons to block it out to its proper Rasta dimensions, a Solace cardi, and a KeiB Design crochet project (for more ESK badges) and my Dulce de Leche, also poor, sleeveless Ruisseaux – so close and yet so far.
So, I’ve pretty much psyched myself out with my own nonsense and the perfect remedy for that? Start a crochet project of course!
I’m working on Kleine Blümchen, a lovely, filet-crochet shawl in some newly acquired (Shush now!) Malabrigo Sock on “Lotus”. It’s flying off the hook and I love it – can I say that? This one I’m keeping for me 🙂
So, Kleine Blümchen is finished and submitted for achievement points in the 2016 Yarnathon, the other projects are on a temporary hold while I try and sneak in one more points-worthy project: Aurora Borealis Scarf / Stole. It’ll then be time to start organizing and packing for Needler’s Retreat 2016. Woot! I can’t believe it’s that time again and am especially grateful to be participating this year as I’m going on scholarship. Feeling very fortunate indeed. Follows are the photos of KB Shawl and Frozen Lake shawl – finished for some time but just blocked. Poor Starburst hat is still not blocked but I did buy the balloons I need to block it properly and finish! 🙂
Kleine Blümchen Shawl:
Frozen Lake Shawl Details:
Better late than never 🙂
Although my branch came to Canada as Loyalists during the American Revolution, many Tuppers chose to stay and odds are very good, we be cousins!
I’ve been working away on my Tour de France KAL shawl, my friend Natalie’s lovely Gavrinis and loving it. I expect I should have Chart D finished this evening.
I swear this was the fastest year of my life!
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Wishing all of you the very best in the coming year
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Just a little note to let you know my Dad passed away last week. He had a long battle with CNS Vasculitis and it won the last round.
Things here are going as they should, busy with family things. Knitting keeps me sane as it always has. It was my Dad’s mother, my Nanny Tupper, who was the greatest influence and teacher when it comes to knitting, crochet etc.
Keeping up with posts here and on my poetry blog is more than I can manage right now but I’ll be back when things settle back and I find my footing again.
Take good care of you and yours.