Sunday, November 17, 2013

YOP Sunday

Not too much handwork getting done with Thanksgiving company coming but I have done a few squares on my Ordinarily Extraordinary blanket like Dottie Angels.

 I'm sort of liking the shades of red and pinks and a cream in between maybe.  Something more monochromatic for a change.  I  might leave out that green square. I haven't found any doilies for the top of some of the squares so I may have to make some of my own or visit the Thrift Store.
  I have 2 new patterns  from Sandra over at Cherry Heart and these are for me for Christmas although whether they get done by then is yet to determined. She also has a 25% discount on the new patterns until the end of November.   A Debbie Bliss yarn order is going in today.  The pictures are the same yarn color but they don't look it.  I think the mitts are the more accurate color of the Duck Egg Blue but I'll be happy either way as I like both colors.   She is on Ravelry so you can download her patterns from there.  She has lots!



I promise there will be more to see after Thanksgiving.....I'm not having company for Christmas and I will be "home alone" so what better way to spend it than to curl up in front of the fire and do handwork, eat great Christmas food and watch the Hallmark channel?
I'm off to watch the Bear's game now...GO BEARS!!!! 

13 comments:

  1. I love seeing all the Christmas shows on TV. I like the looks of that mitts pattern. I like the green of the square. My eyes were immediately drawn to it. Sigh, I need to get my place in order as we're hosting for Thanksgiving as well.

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  2. You said it right: what better way to spend it than to curl up in front of the fire and do handwork, eat great Christmas food and watch the Hallmark channel? Well, I watch netflix but other than that!:)Good for you getting those new patterns, they both look lovely, can't wait to see whether the yarn will come out duck egg blue or grey!

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  3. I'm one of those people who watches Christmas movies in July, ha ha! We are still not sure if there will be gatherings here for holidays yet.

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  4. Sandra's patterns are really cute :) I hope you'll like the colours! It's always so sad when you find a project with THE PERFECT colour and then it's discontinued :(

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  5. Oh those mittens looks great. Hope your not overdoing it for Thanksgiving and when it gets here your able to enjoy your company. I really like those squares and think the odd dotting of a green one in it will look great.

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  6. I'm looking forward to all of the triologies on TV for Thanksgiving... the Godfather, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. I get a lot of knitting done around this time of year :)

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  7. I love watching Christmas movies too, Sam! The perfect time for knitting or crochet as well. I hope you get everything done in plenty of time for Thanksgiving so you can have a little rest before the celebrations too :)
    Wishing you a happy crafty week.
    Helen x

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  8. Yes indeed, I am looking forward to our winter break so that I will have more time to do things. Somehow work just really cuts into my free time. Ha! Your squares are coming right along. I want to do granny squares but can't even bring myself to get started though it's about the easiest thing I could do ... besides dishcloths and doilies. Just finished a candle jar cover. Doesn't require thought or a pattern. That seems to be what I need at the moment.

    Our anniversary was last month -- 19 years (21 together). Time keeps marching on. :)

    Best wishes, Tammy

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  9. Like I have always said you are one of the busiest people I know. Whose is coming for Thanksgiving at your house? I see you said you were getting ready for company.
    I know what you mean about going to the Doctor, when ever I come home from a doctor visit I feel like I can't eat any thing. I get over it pretty fast. Just not to much of any one thing is the way I see it. Probably wrong.
    Nancy Jo

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  10. My goodness.. you are always such a busy woman!!
    I feel like a slacker :)

    Love the new pattern books, such pretty projects.

    I wish I lived closer, I'd have you show me how to knit and crochet.

    Hope the rest of your week is awesome, my friend.

    K.

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  11. I love the detail in the scarf and mitts. I too don't mind the green square, I think it just stands out at the moment as it is all alone, when there are more it will blend in nicely!!

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  12. I love the detail in the scarf and mitts. I too don't mind the green square, I think it just stands out at the moment as it is all alone, when there are more it will blend in nicely!!

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  13. Love the cherry edging! I can imagine that on a lot of cute things. I just wandered over from Far Side's blog and it looks like we have some similar interests. I'll be back to visit again. You are smart to be prepared, but I don't need your emergency supplies!

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