What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Yarn Along





It took printing out the graph 7 times and then gluing the repeats in order on a piece of construction paper for me to finally get the colorwork of this bonnet right.  I wisened up after the 6th or 7th try and too many times ripping out  rows (and rows) of stitches.  (I am slow learner, apparently.)  I have finished the colorwork portion now so I am hopefully optimistic that it will be smooth sailing from here on out and that I might even get this project done before it is too small for Ineke.  

I decided that I would absolutely not start any more projects until I get rid of some (or all) of my WIPs lingering in baskets by the couch.  And then I saw two pesky remnants of yarn that kept tangling up in my project yarn so I whipped up an earwarmer for Corynn with them.  Nothing fancy- just something to get those yarn bits out of the basket.  Of course, then Adele' thought she might need an earwarmer too-so she has put in an order for one as well...rainbow colored.

  Then I got to thinking I might like to make a few festive dishrags to give to a few galpals for Valentine's Day.  This one is awfully cute.  Putting off the WIP's for a week wouldn't hurt, surely.  I can focus on them next week. ;-)

I'm reading We Didn't Know They Were Angels by Doris Greig.  It is a book about Christian hospitality on loan from my mother several months ago.  She has asked about it a few times so I think I had better set aside my other reads for the time being and focus on getting this book done.  Like yarn things, I also tend to have a pile of different books I am working on all at the same time.

 It seems like my life right now might lack a bit of....focus.  ;-)

5 comments:

Kelly Ramstack said...

I had that same goal of finishing my WIPs before starting another project but then I lost one of my dpns for the cowl I was working on. Argh!

Love the bonnet! I've been a fan of it ever since the designer first posted pics of her little girl in it on her blog.

...they call me mommy... said...

All your WIPS are lovely, Rebecca....putting that book on my list! :)

Ulli said...

I love a good yarn blog post!

Vermont Grand View Farm said...

I love your color work! I remember the first time I knit a hat with color work...mine did not look as nice as yours!

Elise said...

So many gorgeous creations! I love the knitted design :)