I am happy to be here today talking to all of my friends and family. I have had a very busy week but have managed to get some knitting done on the Log Cabin square.
Purple is completed and I am ready to start on the next 2 sides of black again. As you can see, it is getting bigger quite quickly. There are 60 stitches on the last purple side I knit. Because it grows by 10 stitches on each side, it is getting harder and harder for me to put the live stitches on just one stitch holder. It will even get a bit more difficult to use two of them as I get to the last color. Therefore, I ordered more stitch holders yesterday. I love these stitch holders
I worked on my Grainne shawl on Thursday morning but only got 1 more repeat of the lace pattern done on it. I am obsessed on getting the Log Cabin done and out of my house. I mean, come on.................it has been living here since 2011 and it is time for it to move on.
My local grand daughter's maternal grandma (Grammie) is still in town and we have been having so much fun. We have gone to lunch twice, been school shopping twice which led me into temptation. You see.................on the second school shopping trip, the child needed oil pastels for her art masterpiece class. The only place you can get those is a craft store. Since Hobby Lobby is directly across the street from Wal Mart, Grammie and I sucked it up and said we would take her there since she HAD to have those pastels right NOW.
Wouldn't you know it.....................Grand child found a clearance aisle full of discounted yarn. Grammie found enough to make an afghan for her family room. Now remember, I put on my YOP list, I am working through my stash this year. So of course I had that going through my mind as I was loading my cart up with 15 skeins of Soft Secret yarn. But you have to understand.................it was $2 off each skein. I do have a project planned for all of it too. It is not like it is just in my stash because it was on sale. Nope, I am learning that is a very bad idea. Let's take a look at what I have.
I have put the skeins together for each project they will be used for. Actually, each bundle is going to be used for a prayer shawl. The yarn is so darn soft and cuddly, it will be perfect for someone going through cancer treatments. Take a look at these lovely colors.
I even managed to get some manly colors. That is the one area our shawl closet is usually short of. I am trying to be more and more mindful of that too.
I was also gifted some yarn by Grammie. She also has quite a stash in her home in Washington State. She brought down quite a bit of yarn and gave it to our prayer shawl stash closet. Before she handed it to them, she allowed me to go through it and this is what I picked out.
The color in this photo does not do this justice. It is a very pretty blue and much brighter than what it shows here. It is an unusual cotton yarn and I think I will make a dishcloth with it There is 109 yards (100 meters) in it and I doubt that would be enough to do a dish towel. The fact that it has little knobbies on it makes me think it would be a good scrubbing cloth. It is a German yarn and I am very excited to use it.
I also grabbed this Bernat Pipsqueak:
Once again the blue is not showing up well. It is a true baby blue. I have 6 skeins total of these two colors. Three skeins of each one. This will become a lovely baby blanket for Hannah's House.
Hannah's House is another part of Maggie's Place. There are 5 homes here in the Phoenix Metro area and they all have different names but they are all part of the same ministry. One of them is attached to our parish. If you would like to read a bit more about them, here is a link. It is a home for unwed mothers to go to when they have no where else to go. While there, they are given parenting classes. The girls/ ladies continue in their education. If they have completed High School and have no job skills, they are helped with job training so they can support themselves and their child. Once their child is born they can stay at the home for 6 to 9 months while they find a job and get on their feet. If you would like to donate any handmade items, please let me know in the comments and leave me your email address. I will then email you my address where the items can be sent to and I will deliver them to Hannah's House. We accept;newborn booties, newborn hats, blankets, pacifier holders, and wash cloths. If you want to include a little card with the item, that would be super sweet too.
Grammie made a blanket for them. I will be delivering it this week to them.
Hubby is still in Las Vegas but will be home Wednesday. He left on Thursday and I had grand plans of doing a bunch or organizing while he was gone. So far all I have managed to organize is the deep freeze and the freezer attached to my fridge. I have also organized my list of what I want to organize. LOL I plan on being home all day today and on Tuesday also. Hopefully, I will get something done during those days.
I did finally make a loaf of Gluten Free bread. It was made in my new bread machine. It is OK. Next time, I will cut the kneading time down on it as it is still a little too dense. Gluten free does not need the kneading that other breads do. It tastes good though. I got the recipe from our nutritionist. I was most concerned with the taste as the first loaf I made tasted like saw dust. This one is much much better. I put a bit of butter on it and it was quite yummy. Hopefully, this will satisfy hubby's bread craving.
Until next time...............................happy crafting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!