Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Yarn Along~lots of Christmas Scarves and blankets...

On Monday my new needles came
and I had fun experimenting!
This was done on size 19 needles.
Made a looking nice few rows,
but was too loose for
the next baby blanket I want to make...
I am looking forward however to trying this needle
with a thicker yarn...

I started another scarf this week!
I will be doing lots of them
as I have 15 nephews and nieces!

This yarn is really fun to work with
though I find it a bit inconsistent,
as it seems to thin out at times.

I am also having fun,
surprisingly so,
at fixing things.
I got the best socks ever
from a friend and wore them so much
that they already needed to be darned.

I am also slowly fixing up a bunch of slippers
that my Oma made for us over the years
and that I have kept.

I still need to finish off my last dish cloth...

I experimented with the size 15 needles
and have decided to use these for my next
baby blanket.
I am using baby wool English Garden
for the next blanket.

And the first baby blanket is almost done!
I learned a lot while doing it
and look forward to doing another one...

I got a blue and multi-coloured
bands done and am on a pear coloured one again.

I am slowly finishing up two other scarves...
the orange one for my godson,
the green one is a Christmas gift...
I could not resist trying out my number 6 needles
and doing a tiny scarf :)
I am thinking it may be for a teddy bear outfit
or something like this...
I am still reading,
actually almost done,
with Madeleine L'Engle's
summer of the Great-Grandmother.
It's been a very engrossing read;
I read it years back but so many years ago
in my undergraduate years
and now I am about 8 years past my Master's degree in
Library Science
and dated and married Mr. Husband almost 7 months ago
so I come to her book at a very different time in
my life and find her descriptions of her family,
the many adventures, tragedies and events they
had and lived through
and of course,
noticed the words about knitting in the dark when
candles were too expensive
and making clothes out of old draperies and
ball gowns when poverty was a reality
to these intelligent, resourceful and well-educated women...
This week is Holy Week and Mr. Husband and I hope
to go to various services.
I am very thankful for all the prayers for my behalf
as I've still be recovering from the mono that came to me
this past February.
Can't wait for Pascha!
Won't you yarn along with us?


Michelle M. said...

Wow- I can't believe how much you are working on! The cowl I started is very time consuming, so I might need to start something simpler just to give myself a sense of completion on something.

I hope you'll be able to make it to some services. I am aiming for Holy Friday at this point. I am having a difficult time keeping anything down, so we'll see. :(

Praying for you!

E Helena E said...

Nice to see you here again! I love the colours of that first baby blanket. Praying for you and feeling your prayers at church also.

Reinventing Mother said...

I ordered the book from Amazon. Look forward to what appears to be a great read!

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

Goodness, you have done so much!

Melissa said...

Those are some seriously well-loved socks! Say the word and I will send you another pair!