In Karrie's memory there are a few things going on. You can find out more details in her KnitPurlGurl Group on Ravelry -
In recent days she had been crocheting snowflakes as ornaments for her families tree, as all of their ornaments were lost in their last move. So knitters are reaching out to her family and knitting and crocheting up a blizzard of ornaments for their tree. To show our support, love and appreciation during this very difficult time.
There is also a KAL - Coffee with Karrie in which you can knit any of Karrie's shawl patterns in remembrance of her spirit and talent. Many of these patterns have been gifted, as Karrie was also the instigator of the Random Act of Pattern (RAP) where Tuesday is a day to randomly gift a pattern to a friend or to anyone on Ravelry.
I hope to take part in both of these, I was gifted Karrie's pattern Crosswords at the Coffee Shop from Dawn of Wolfe Farms Podcast during RAP Tuesday. I just need to find yarn. I also need to buy some appropriate yarn & hooks to make a snowflake or two. So look for both of these on my needles/hooks in the near future.
In my personal life - we have made (and I use "we" loosely as really it's Spyros who is doing most of the work) quite a lot of progress has been made on the Granny Flat! The shed is mostly completed, a new roof on both the garage & the shed, it's been gutted & re-wired, plumbing roughed in, the internal structures are up, walls are insulated (I did that!), drywall should be going up tomorrow...we're moving. We may just be in by Christmas like we had hoped to be!
|This is when our loft bed was put up. The roof is on.|
So I finished up my Sadlers Wells by Ella Austin which I am did in the Average (60sts) size on my 3.75mm HiyaHiya Sharp Interchangeables. I used Pear Tree Supersoft 8ply in a lovely aqua colour! These are a gift and will be shipped out soon!
Haven't touched my spinning...
I have received a few things since last I posted!
I was RAPed the Crosswords at the Coffee Shop by KnitPurlGurl from knittinwolf of Wolfe Farms Podcast and also Ceramic Flowers by Mademoiselle C from calsters. Thank you both!!
The Yellow Hobbit the Worsted that the mitts above are knit from, and the fingering you see pictured in the Autumn Socks colourway.
|The Yellow Hobbit Yarn|
|Friday Studios Fiber Arts|
Now, I know I said I don't buy a lot often - and I realized why I have been buying a bit more lately. I don't have my stash! I packed it all up, all of my needles & yarn that I loved and my mum shipped it to me a couple of days after I left Canada to come here. That was around Sept. 15th. That box is still NOT here which is freaking me out a little, and I don't have yarn for many of the items in my queue. I miss that box of yummies!
Well I am on Level 3. I have skipped a day or two here or there, but I am adding it to my total of 30 days. I unfortunately still do not feel like it's making any difference to my body. I do notice that it gets easier as I continue on a level, so surely my fitness is improving - and that is great! However, I also want changes to the way that I look and my clothing fits!!
Nothing new on the docket here!