Yarn Along – Just one or two more, please. . .

On Wednesday’s knitters go  to Ginny’s and Tami’s and share all the wonderful projects being worked on, finished, frogged, cried over, and learned from.  they also tell what they are reading and  a little of the storyline or provoking thoughts.  I think it is great. So many books, knitting ideas and hints on how to make knitting more enjoyable.

This is not my fault!
I was just pursuing Facebook checking in on the world and Babetta, at my FYS,
Babetta’s Yarn and Gifts, posted she was joining Nelkin Designs Blog: Trapeze Mystery KAL.
I looked, I pondered, I ordered the pattern.
This is my second mystery with Laura Nelkin. The first was way beyond my abilities, although I made a valiant effort.
She says this one isn’t as difficult.   hummmmm.

I’m using Jagger Spun, Zephyr Silk/Wool, 50% Chinese Tussah silk and 50% Merino wool, Color: Lady Slipper, lot 1147. I have two 630 yard skeins, I’ll be holding the yarn double.

I will not begin to tell you how long it took me to get to this point. I worked and worked with the wool/silk, then finally got out some worsted yarn so I could see the stitches and have something substantial with which to knit. I figured out the pattern, it wasn’t really that hard just fiddly, got my fingers retrained to work with doublepoints again and knitting is going smoother. My Ravelry project page.

I have had Cowry Shell Shawl on my to do list since I saw it in Interweave Knits Accessorues, 2011. Right after I saw the pattern I did the first 96 rows  – that makes one scallop – and liked it a lot. I wanted soft, smooshy yarn with good stitch definition.  I admit I am a yarn snob, but knitting this in Red Heart Soft, 100% acrylic, in Wine (looks Christmasy Red to me), is meeting all my expectations.  It will be such a warm cozy shawl this winter.

Looks like I’m ready to put this shawl on circular needles.
I hope I can find an empty size 6.

I’m listening to The Nazi Officer’s Wife by Edith Hahn Beer with Susan Deworkin.

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August 22, Today’s thought — What To Do? Part 3

I apologize for the goof in the post. I fixed it, thank you.

“I don’t think there’s anything on this planet that more trumpets life than the sunflower. For me that’s because of the reason behind its name. Not because it looks like the sun, but because it follows the sun. During the course of the day, the head tracks the journey of the sun across the sky. A satellite dish for sunshine. Wherever light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will find it. And that’s such an admirable thing. And such a lesson in life.” ~ from the movie Calendar Girls (2003)

Good Morning

“He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8, NKJV).

The one question I most often hear people ask is, “What does the Lord want me to do?” While those who ask this question are typically looking for some specific answer about some specific issue or decision — the answer God gives tends to be more comprehensive.
Over the past two days we’ve looked at two of the three directives given by the prophet Micah in response to this question. Today we finish by looking at the third. The first was to do justly, the second was to love mercy, and now today we are told to…..

Pride has no place in the presence of the Lord,
nor in the service we render unto His name.
Pride will never do justice,
for it only seeks its own.
Pride will never show mercy,
because it delights in oppression.
Pride will never walk with God,
for it sees itself to be equal to the Most High.
Thus, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

Humility is the God-given self assurance that eliminates the need to prove to others the worth of who you are, and the rightness of what you do. It is the freedom to be yourself before God, and before others.

Humility is the result of being in total agreement with the Lord. “Can two walk together except they be agreed?” (Amos 3:3).
If you will agree with God and submit to His will for your life, He will make you a man or woman of justice and mercy; clothed with humility! And He will anoint you with His grace. His power and ability will use your limited resources in His unlimited ways. Even if all you have is two fish and five loaves of bread—there is going to a banquet in your sphere of influence!

Whatever you decide to do with your life, and wherever that decision may take you — be sure that these three things are true of you in every place and situation — you do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.

Trust God for your day. . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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