Yarn Along – Taking Turns


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

This past month I organized my WIPs, those presently I’m most interested in knitting, in a topless box right by my chair. I began to knit rotating from one project to another, making some progress, ripping some because stitch count was off and I couldn’t figure out where, enjoying the variety and actually finishing one (it’s a Christmas gift, don’t tell my girls they would be shocked).

The finished – Emily’s cowl – it’s not blocked so the edges are curling. I really like the way the Zauberball, blue/black shading and the Cascade Heritage silk, lime green, contrasted, yet worked together.

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I’ve spent the most knitting time on Moss Garden Shawl. I’ve started the second skein of yarn and am on the 6th repeat of eight. Looking closely today before taking a picture I found this second skein is generally lighter than the first. sigh. My quandary do I rip back and re-knit using two skeins to blend in the lighter one or just leave it? I already know the answer, I can’t leave it this way. I wanted a coffee look for a coffee loving friend and the colors will be perfect if blended.

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I think a round knitted afghan is one of the best baby gifts. I started this one in April and ‘little boy’ was a year old on June 28. My needles put up a hue and cry – that boy needs his afghan! What my needles don’t understand is that it has 104-109 for the past 5 days. I got busy on the afghan anyway and now have 7 of the 12 sections done. I take about one and a half to two hours per section, so it will be done this week, I hope.

july 3   yarn along 010Squint. . . Can’t you see the waves?

WendyKnits Summer Mystery Shawl 2013 is delightful to knit. Since I’m sharing my knitting time with others, this shawl is not as far along as I would like. Peeking at the ‘spoiler’ pictures, I’m going to love my finished shawl.

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Apothecary’s Daughter by Julie Klassen is the ‘paper’ book I’m reading. I saw this book on some one’s blog (sorry don’t remember whose), now it’s my turn to read it. I’m listening to Die Trying, a Jack Reacher story by Lee Child. Jack Reacher is all the storybook heros rolled into one.

Many knitters/readers can be found here.

Links are to my Ravelry notes.

July 3, Today’s thought – Suitcases of Guilt

March 29-30  YP cabin trip 033Sticky notes on the cross list sins
the Blood of Christ cleansed from our hearts.
The pile of bags represents the burdens we carry, good and bad;
Christ says “Come unto me . . .”

Good Morning

Matthew 11:28-30
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. KJV

Do you carry a load of guilt?
So many do.
If our spiritual baggage were visible, you know what you’d see?
Suitcases of guilt,
bulging with binges,
blowups, and compromises.
The kid with the baggy jeans and nose ring?
He’d give anything to retract the words he said to his mother.
But he can’t.
So he tows them along.
The woman in the business suit that looks like
she could run for Senator?
She can’t run at all.
Not hauling that carpet bag wherever she goes.
So what do we do?

In Psalm 23:3 David said it like this, “He leads me in the paths of righteousness.” The path of righteousness is a narrow, winding trail up a steep hill. At the top is a cross. At the base of the cross are bags, countless bags full of innumerable sins. Calvary is the compost pile for guilt. Would you like to leave yours there as well? Max Lucado

Matthew 11:28-30
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.] Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls. For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good–not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne. Amplified Bible

Casting the whole of your care
[all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all]
on Him,
for He cares for you affectionately
and cares about you watchfully.  Amplified Bible
1Peter 5:7

What is weighing you down. . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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