Smoky Mountain Colors

Friday, August 17, 2007

Christmas is on it's way

It's good to have friends that work in yarn departments. The girl who works in the yard department at the Hobby Lobby where I teach, showed me some new stuff. It wasn't even marked yet. In fact she was holding it in one of the boxes to be put out for me.

See me and her had been discussing some things I wanted to make as gifts for Christmas and when this yarn came in she held it for me. SWEEEEETTTT!

The red, beige and green will be wash clothes and hand towels that will be given with a long with a handmade bar of soap. (closer to Christmas I'll have pictures) I all ready have one washcloth made. LOL. You can see the beginning of it with the first ball of cotton up at the top. By the way I'm using blocks from the 200 Knitted Blocks book for my washcloths. That is one of the handiest books I have for quick ideas and patterns. I love it.

Now I have to decided what to make with the green and beige. I got that just because I loved the color. LOL.

Sad news, once again I have frogged the Black Purl sock. For some reason this damn sock is driving me nuts. I do believe though that I have found a pattern that will show the yarn off and still be fun to make. Not too complicated, easy to memorize and yet classy. Cross your fingers for me.

Just when I posted things were going good, things got crazy again. Ok stop laughing I can hear you. I know that you know exactly what I'm talking about. (it is a little funny) Seriously though I almost lost my new pup. You can read about on Gunther's blog. Gunther. And if that wasn't bad enough, one of the thorns in my flesh from earlier this year has raised "it's" head and started stirring again. But, it's all good, a pain in the butt, but it's still ok, because it's nothing compared to what the kids and I faced at the beginning of the year. And that just brought out the best in us. I will say that it is truly a shame that people take forgiveness as weakness.

Knitting again, has brought so much peace into my life. It has also brought some of the nicest woman you will ever meet. I can't imagine my life without them. They are such a precious gift. I am grateful for each of you.

Blessed Be


Anonymous said...

I read about T the other day and was saddened about your little guy. Hopefully all is well now.

Are you on Ravelry yet?

Anonymous said...

I am so jealous over the yarn I need to start chatting up the store employees!! love the colors they are perfect for christmas.
The Sock wellllll maybe put it away for a day or two and the pattern will be perfect that you chosen.

Hope things are better will scoot over to hear about your lil pup.

SandraTee said...

Oh I love the colors - I need to find some for my growing collection of knitted washcloths!

Knit Diva said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with for your holiday projects.. I hope T is doing better.. God love em'... Ü Doesn't knitting just wipe away all the yuckies in our lives...hehe