Monday, June 15, 2015

YOP Week #50


Oh my!  Only 2 more weeks until this year of projects is over!  I can't believe this year went by so fast!   I am all about "finishing", packing and clearing out but I managed to work on a few things this week.
 My Hudson Bay socks are coming along beautifully and looking just like I hoped they would......
 I also "finished" hand tying Uriah's quilt and today I'll remove the basting pins then it will be on to the binding which I will have to research as it has been a while.  I started out using a tapestry needle and it broke and was difficult to use and hard on my hands using DK weight yarn so I switched to a chenille needle and that was much easier and faster in the long run.
Since I plan on moving this year, I will probably stick to finishing all my past YOP projects but then I was going through some books to pack or get rid of and I came across this old book.......
I thought for sure the patterns would be outdated and not anything I would care for much but was I ever wrong!  You know how I love blankets and moving up North I am going to need them for sure! LOL!  So you might be seeing some of these on my list for next year........
here's a combo of crochet, knitting and wool squares....everything I love!
I love this medallion granny square.........
a granny square doll blanket......
a sampler knitted blanket.  I love these types of blankets...........
A log cabin crocheted blanket....LOVE!
another granny square pattern.....you can never have enough of these....
I managed to do some "retro" baking over the weekend too.....apricot fold-overs (I make the dough and filling one day and then roll out, fill and bake the next day).....it's from my old BH&G cookbook.  I'm not very good at the folding part and I tried several different techniques but regardless they all tasted wonderful! LOL!  If anyone has made these and knows how they're supposed to look please let me know.  Mine look more like little egg rolls.
It's starting to feel like summer here......hot and humid and the girls are smart......they take naps when it starts heating up.......(I couldn't get a picture of Nitty or Grace)...here's Annie but she can't close her eyes because she's on daytime guard duty while Nitty sleeps (she has the night shift)
This little one has figured out how to climb into my favorite rocker......
That's all for this YOP week!
Happy Trails!



23 comments:

  1. Ah, more stripey socks!! They are gorgeous. Love the sound of your apricot foldovers, and the blankets look great.

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    1. I know....those blankets are calling me! LOL!

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  2. Great socks!
    Looks like a book full of fun projects, and warm and cozy blankets... perfect for when you move to your new place.
    I've never made apricot fold-over cookies... they sound delish.
    Beautiful job on the blanket that you made. It will be well received and well loved, I'm sure.

    ~K.

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    1. I'll post the recipe later this week. There's actually cheddar cheese in the dough and the only sugar is in the filling.

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  3. Oh I like that log cabin crochet blanket...I can't wait until you do the project...maybe I will yarn along with you! Looks like Mr Peeps is doing good. I love those socks they are turning out great!! :)

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    1. The log cabin is one of my "favs" too. I could send you the pattern when I get some printer ink. They sent me the wrong type for my printer. I probably won't be doing it for awhile....after September. Mr. Peeps goes to the vet tomorrow for her shots and then she will be joining the rest of the family. She's already hissed at Nitty. She's brave when she has that glass door between her and the girls. Poor Nitty....she gets so much rejection I think she has a complex now. I think we will all have our hands full as she is climbing now! LOL!

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  4. I love the striped socks you're making...it looks like a miracle to me when it turns out so neat! lol And I love the quilt. I may get brave soon and try to piece together a quilt of squares. I have lots of fabric and need to use it on something I can enjoy. Have a good week my friend. Stay cool! Hugs, Diane

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    1. I love to see your sewing projects. You are much craftier than I am !

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    2. I guess you are super busy this week! I was thinking about you this morning and just wanted to wish you a Beautiful Sunday! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  5. Aw, that last photo is the best! How fun to be the mommy of that adorable feline.

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    1. She's "out and about" the house now wreaking havoc but so fun to watch! Just like a toddler....runs around like crazy and then crashes! LOL!

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  6. The Hudson socks are fabulous and your tied quilt will be so loved. I just know it. :-). I always say I'm not starting another project and then guess what? I start another project. I think the crochet log cabin in your pictures is my favorite. Love your furry kids too.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. The log cabin is my favorite too! Farside was talking about a CAL and I think that's great but I can't do it now but come September I will be hopefully be up North for a long, cozy winter of knitting and crochet! LOL!

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  7. Those socks look great, I love the stripes and how they are forming. Yum apricot turnovers, I'm not sure how they are supposed to look but once they taste delicious, that's a result I'd say. I love those blankets, each so different to each other, I think the log blanket one may just be my favourite.

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    1. Everyone loves that log cabin blanket. CAL coming in September.....I'll let everyone know for sure after I've moved although you can all feel free to "carry on" without me of course. Can you believe I have turned into such a knitter? I can hardly believe it myself. Of course, I am not nearly as good as you...designing your own patterns but if it wasn't for all the support I probably would have given up! Thank you!

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  8. I love that log cabin crocheted blanket. That dog and kitty look so content.

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    1. CAL for the log cabin coming in late September!

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  9. Love the sampler blanket- that is so pretty, and so are the others. You are quite talented! Your furbabies look pretty cozy.

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    1. Hi Terri! thanks for stopping by! I'm not sure about talent but persistence...yes! LOL!

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  10. Love all the blanket patterns - those old patterns seem more homey, don't they?

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    1. Yes, very homey and I was really surprised when I looked through that book!

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  11. It certainly sounds like you are determined now to make the move happen, yet you still manage to create. Good luck with everything. I love blankets of mismatched and mix n match. Gives it such character. Have a great Wednesday. Tammy

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    1. Yes, I am determined. I'm not getting any younger and I don't have all the details worked out but if I do my part I am hoping everything will come together just fine.

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