Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Yarn Along and An Upcoming Surprise!









I'm sorry about the quality of the pictures.  I had to take most of these at night and with my iPad.  Crazy long day:(((

My Honey Cowl is complete and I love it!  It is not huge or thick which is more comfortable for me.  I don't like tightness around my neck, but I do like warmth.  I used a Mad Tosh yarn I have had for a long time, since my first year of knitting 8 years ago. I'm going to start another one because I can see this is going to get a lot of use this winter.

Do you notice my new blocking mats and pins?  These are so cool!  Made by Knitters Pride they are the easiest blocking pins to use.  Just position your item where you want it and push the pin into the yarn and then mat.  I'm going to order a second set:))

I pulled this UFO out of the basket.  It is the Aranami Shawl I started almost 2 years ago.  This alpaca is so soft and if it wasn't for the picking up of all those stitches it would already be finished.  My goal is by the end of February!

If you love Pride and Prejudice like I do you will love Longbourn. This is the story of the below stairs staff and their relationships to the family.  Beautifully written and captivating.  I can't put it down.

If you're remember, my blogging friend Elizabeth DeHority is the inspiration for Drawstrings.  Elizabeth has stage 4 triple negative breast cancer and is fighting the toughest battle of all.  I received this message from her over the weekend.


I'm so very sad.  This mother is the epitome of giving and is constantly serving others even though it is she who we should be taking care of.  She and I are conspiring though to offer another opportunity to reach out to those orphans and less fortunate she loves so much.  Elizabeth has dyed a very special hank of her own handspun yarn and is also knitting a pair of socks with it.  As soon as she completes the pair it will be in the mail to me along with the hank of yarn.  I am going to then match that yarn to fabric for a one of a kind bag.  All three will be offered in a raffle!

The actual date is not set.  I'm working with Ginny to make this fabulous for Elizabeth.  But stay tuned!  It will be awesome:))))))



20 comments:

  1. You are such a beautiful person, inside and out. I'm praying for Elizabeth.

    Your cowls are gorgeous.

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    1. You are too kind! Thank you for your prayers:)

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  2. sending up prayers to you and your friend.

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  3. Oh my gosh I didn't know about Elizabeth. I will be praying for you all during this time.

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  4. What a truly amazing and selfless thing you and Elizabeth are doing, I will be keeping you both in my thoughts.

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  5. I have followed Elizabeth's journey for quite some time and continue to pray for her.
    I love seeing the photo of you modeling your cowl, you are stunningly beautiful Wanda.

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    1. You are way too kind Tracey:). Prayers Re so appreciTed!!

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  6. Love your projects...all of them, Steph. I've been away for a while and have missed so much! Will add Elizabeth to my prayers. :) xo Lisa

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  7. Your honey cowl is just lovely, and I thank you for that book recommendation! It sounds wonderful to this Jane Austen devotee. Prayers for Elizabeth.

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    1. You will love the book and thank you for the prayers!

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  8. Prayers for Elizabeth!

    Your cowl is beautiful. I am somewhat envious of that blocking set! I don't have anything like it, and sure could use it!

    If you're interested, I'd love to have you link up at my Yarn Fanatic Party. http://philwife.blogspot.com/2015/01/yarn-fanatic-party-18.html

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  9. that shawl looks amazing!! Elizabeth is in my prayers....may God give all of you peace.

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  10. Keeping Elizabeth in my thoughts and prayers! The cowl looks lovely on you! Wonderful colorway!

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  11. Lovely cowl! So sorry to hear about your friend.

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  12. I am so sorry to hear about your dear friend. Your cowl is beautiful and I'm sure it's so warm and cozy to wear this winter.

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