Category Archives: Blog Posts – Finished Projects

One Month

One month until Christmas.  Where has the time gone?  We’ve been in our new home for seven months now.  Hard to believe.  And, soon it will be Christmas.  I started looking through the bins of Christmas decorations this week and although I got rid of many of them before we moved, I now realize there’s more to go.  Just too much stuff!  Still!

We’ve been to two local Christmas markets so far and two more to go.  The mobile trailer/shop is working well and for the markets so far, we’ve had decent weather.  I hope that holds for the next two.  Cold is manageable – long underwear and wool sweaters!  I just hope we don’t have rain or heavy snow for the next ones.  Even with weather concerns, it sure beats hauling and carrying everything inside to a small table.

I’ve been busy making new items for our next market.  One more special Christmas knitted item to offer!  I can’t help myself!  They’re small and quick and absolutely adorable.

Mini-hats and scarves to adorn that special bottle of wine!

Wine Bottle Toppers

There are loads of free patterns for these but once I got started, I realized the variations are endless.  No two the same suits me just fine.  As a knitter, I get to use up scraps of bits of yarn, experiment with different stitch patterns, and have a finished product in no time.  Perfect.

Now, we’ll see if they sell!

 

It’s Coming

Feels like winter is coming.  We’ve had below 0 Celsius temperatures and the ground was covered in a heavy frost this morning.  We haven’t had our heat on until these past few days.  With such a small and well insulated house, the sun and using the stove for meals have been more than enough to keep us warm.  But, it’s time.  Winter is coming!

I’ve been knitting hats.  Lots of hats.  Three so far and another one on the needles.  All are with our own Double Down yarn and my own pattern.  The patterns aren’t quite ready for the shop yet, but that’s coming, too!

The first was with our Heritage self-striping yarn.  It’s hand dyed specifically for socks, but surprise, surprise!, it works very well for a tuque as well.

heritage-tuque-completed

The second is just plain.  This one is the Watermelon Red colourway.

watermelon-red-tuque-completed

And the third is in preparations for Canada’s 150th Anniversary.  I’m happy with the maple leaf, but am going to re-do this one with slightly different spacing between the leaf and the lettering and maybe a bit more slouchy!

canada-150-tuque-b canada-150-tuque-c canada-150-tuque-a

Our first Christmas market is next week so I’m madly getting ready for that the next few days.  There will be lots of new Christmasy stuff as well as our usual yarns, soaps, and salves.