It's been a busy month and a bit for us!  We had a great Christmas but everyone got sick! :(  
 
The "I've been a good girl" Christmas went well! Congrats to Lynda Raindrop1963 on winning the amazing prize from our sponsors.  Thanks to The Wacky Windmill and Slipped Stitch Studios for giving away a great prize!  By the way, I forgot to mention Lynda choose the Hitchhiker pattern as her $5 or less pattern on Ravelry from me.

Check out The Wacky Windmill's review I wrote on my blog

Finished Knits
All my Christmas knitting was done expect for give a hoot mittens for my sister and the cabled dress for my niece

2 aprons for my DD and niece the pattern can be found at Sew Liberated!  Along with some other great tutorials!

Tangled Knits
Mittens for my sister - I currently don't have a pattern in mind.  Any suggestions?
  • Yarn: Noro - Silk Garden colour 272
  • Needle: US8 5mm
  • Yarn: Cascade Heathers 220 colour 9453
  • Needle: US7 4.5mm
Spinning
Not sure I'm loving drop spindling.  I'm going to keep trying but so far I'm not that great!  If you have any suggestions on how to enjoy it a bit better, please let me know.  Spinning wheel instead?  Looking for tutorials - check out The KnitGirllls and Knitabulls


Knit Picks



Shawl my by my mommy - Azzu's Shawl by Emma Fassio.  I'll try and get photos up tonight!

Three Irish Girls Sock Yarnista December Club- Finley Fingering 380 yards Bony and Blith 

My Wish List
Yarn clubs - let me know what you LOVE!  I want to join more!!!


Next Knits

Whippoorwill by Carina Spencer with my January Three Irish girls club
Mens sock for the hubs (no pattern picked out yet)

Thanks
To everyone that's joined my group and especially for those who have stopped by the forums and introduced your self!  It's great getting to know everyone!  Be sure to stop by and say Hi!


Seriously?  This is incredible!
So this is a bit late and I'm very sorry for that!  The "I've been a good girl" Christmas list went very well but I didn't follow through with a few of the things I had promised - including show notes! :( I'm very sorry!  The holidays sort of took over and then my entire family was sick!  It was horrible!

So now lets leave that behind us and talk about something deliciously yummy! The Wacky Windmill!  As you know The Wacky Windmill was a wonderful sponsors of the first annual  "I've been a good girl" Christmas list and gave away a choice of mixed batt or a lovely skein of yarn to the lucky winner.  Just in case you were wondering the winner choose a skein of hand spun yarn! :) 

The Wacky Windmill Studio is a one woman operation located in Southern Alberta run by me - Kim Ward.  The name was inspired by the many wind turbines that tower over the landscape in this part of the province.  I offer a variety of hand dyed fibers, and yarn.  I also sell spinning batts and handspun yarns all in a fun selection of colours.  I am in love with all things wool and really enjoy finding new and creative ways to dye yarn and fiber.  In addition to selling fibers I love to work with them as well.  I knit, crochet, spin and weave.  As you may already know, fiber arts are fantastic fun and a great stress reliever.  Working with fiber has become a part of my day, everyday and I love it!

The Wacky Windmill can be found on etsy at www.thewackywindmill.etsy.com, and you can also find me on Ravelry as TheWackyWindmill, where I also have a group by the same name.

BEAUTIFUL!
I love recognizing "local" companies (she's a few provinces away but still Canadian) and was very excited when I found her etsy shoppe.  I have yet to purchase anything but trust me I have a queue! :)  I am planning on purchasing something to spin.  I am still just learning to spin on a drop spindle, so far it's not going as well as I hoped, but that's a different blog post altogether.  I am hoping to order some "nice" fiber to try rather then the cheaper stuff that came with the spindle.  And trust me, The Wacky Windmill will be where I purchase it.

Oh yeah and a bit more enabling - she also has a  fiber and yarn club!  Do you like the TV show "Big Bang Theroy"?  If so this fiber or yarn club is for you!

The Bangerino Fibre Club is for all folks who love the TV show "The Big Bang Theory." Each month The Wacky Windmill will be offering a Big Bang related colorway which will only be available to club members. All packages will contain a 4 oz. fibre braid of a merino or a merino wool blend. Packages will also contain SWAG related to the theme for the month.
You can also find this on her Etsy shoppe!  LOVE!

Kim had great customer service when I contacted her regarding the Christmas List and was very eager to help. So please make sure you check out her etsy shoppe, buy something nice - there's lots trust me! :)  Kim also is on Ravelry and can be found under the name The Wacky Windmill or in her Ravelry group and she can also be found on Twitter!  She always has new pretties in her shoppe so make sure you check back often!

So pretty!
Thanks so much Kim for helping with our very first "I've been a good girl" Christmas list and I hope we can work together again in the future.  I promise next year to be more organized!

I will also be featuring the other shop that helped out with the "I've been a good girl" Christmas list and come back next week sometime for a bit about Slipped Stitch Studios another FANTASTIC Etsy shop


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