Yarn Along — Socks and a Shawl and Hats


On Wednesday’s knitters go to Ginny’s to 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.

sept122012 002Blocking so all the beauty of Noro could be seen
Jan 25 blocking shawl  noro2

Having cold feet, I pull on my favorite wool socks……….with thread bare heels.
I stumbled across a pattern on a blog that looked easy.
I shortened the leg and in three days I had new socks.

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I frogged the old socks,
cut out the bare strands
and wound into cakes,
ready to be reknit into my favorite wool socks.
Jan2513 sox yarn cakes

A little hat knit from sock yarn that makes me seem so talented.
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A KAL hat with Stitched Together, February 3 is the targeted finish date.
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I’ve been listening to Marie Bostwick’s A Single Thread, A Thread of Truth, A Thread So Thin( this is where I am) and Threading the Needle series, a quilt shop, new friends and caring for one another even when they make hard to do so.

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January Joy Dare, 1st-17th

Being thankful is a big deal to me.
I am joining many people who will be making a list of the things for which they are thankful. I’ve been listing but not posting. Hopefully today and the 31st will catch up January.


Gift heard: Christmas carols one more time
Gift heard: ‘I love you’ from the Farmer
Gift heard: bird song in the night
Gift outside: winter roses
Gift inside: a heater
Gift on a plate: ceasar turkey sandwich with cranberry sauce
Gift overheard: the engine of my car starting right up
Gift overheard: lesson on FOCUS
Gift overheard: lesson on whole hearted service
Gift old: songs of praise, I sang as a child
Gift new: start to walk daily
Gift blue: rug on the floor before the door
Gift I’m reading: God’s word chronologically
Gift I’m making”: hats for little friends
Gift I’m seeing: God’s will for me in a new light
Gift in your bag: my keys
Gift in your fridge: Ceasar salad dressing
Gift in your heart: desire for Christ’s compassion for people
Gift from people you love: the Farmer repairing the trailer for our trip
Gift from people you love: Grandson Kyle’s thanks for lunch, gum, used books, and young carrots, “It’s been fun!”
Gift from people you love: Uncle Bob “this is her hand” – but I still lost.
Gift held: my knitting needles
Gift passed by: our trailer being readied for our trip
Gift sat with: the Farmer and Uncle Bob playing ‘May I’
Gift sweet: maple bar with a good cup of coffee
Gift just right: homemade meat loaf
Yellow Gift of fresh mercy: sunshine, warming the cold, like God’s word warms my soul
Yellow Gift of fresh mercy:flower on a new to me coffee cup – reminding me that God promised seasons would follow one another according to His plan
Yellow Gift of fresh mercy: Golden corn eaten in a dinner with in-law family that I didn’t have to cook, although I did dry the dishes
Gift above: Mt Shasta, snow covered raising above the Redding area
Gift below: even pavement beneath my feet
Gift beside: the Farmer walking beside me during many years of marriage
Gift about me for which I am grateful: my ability to knit and sew
Gift about me for which I am grateful: my ability to organize and plan
Gift about me for which I am grateful: I am content
Startling gift from God: Psalms 22:24

For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted;
neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.

Startling gift from God: God answers before I call
Startling gift from God:Lamentations 3:22-23

It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed,
because his compassions fail not.
They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

Gift worn: my ‘muted jazz’ shawl
Gift given away: my time to visit with Velma
Gift shared: Velma’s laughter at a funny picture of herself
Gift bringing laughter: ducks playing on the river
Gift bringing prayer: a burden for a young prodigal girl
Gift bringing quietness: blessed quietness of being home again

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