YOP LIST 2023-2024

Sunday, November 6, 2016

YoP Week 19

 Happy Sunday everyone.  I have had a fantastic week and I have been busting at the seams waiting to tell everyone what has happened since I posted on Wednesday.

Thursday morning I was up bright and early to take my best friend to work.  She had had anesthesia the day before and was not allowed to drive for 24 hours.  It was conscious sedation anesthesia for an MRI (extremely claustrophobic) so it wasn't for surgery or anything like that.

After I dropped her off, I came home and baked a loaf of Artisan bread.  It is the easiest recipe ever.  Only 4 ingredients and let it rise for 8 hours, bake it for 30 minutes and ta-da, a gorgeous loaf of lovely homemade bread.

As soon as the bread was done, I was out the door for my new adventure I have been hinting at for the past week.  I joined the prayer shawl ministry at my church.  I was so excited.  I have been invited several times to join and always seemed to find a reason not to.  Well, that stopped this past week.  There is no reason I can not rearrange my schedule to make a 90 minute window for a little craft time. It was wonderful.  The ladies there are so sweet and kind.  They are from all walks of life. The lady I sat next to lives 2 blocks from me. How cool is that?

So, when I showed up at the session, I had a lapgan done to donate to the cause.

 I started this. I think about 3 years ago.  I hated the fiber I was using and decided it was long enough for a lapgan and just bound it off.  It will be just fine for someone that needs a little comfort.

Before I went to the meeting, I decided to  deconstruct this:

 It was a blanket I had started looming about 6 years ago. It is made with Lions Brand Homespun.  By the time I remembered to take this photo, I had already taken out 2 of the stripes.  I have not been able to work on it in years.  My father in law had watched me working the loom and asked if he could give it a try.  He picked it up and did several rows on it.  I was amazed.  After he died, I could never work on it again and decided the yarn could be used for prayer shawls for someone.  It was all ripped out and the yarn was caked up and given to the prayer shawl ministry.  The ladies were besides themselves with joy for homespun yarn.

Yesterday, I decided to attack another prayer shawl I had started in 2010.   I don't know what happened and why I didn't continue on with this one.

 I made the pattern up myself and it was a mindless knit.  I am glad I got it done.  That is another WIP out of my storage shelves.  

After each shawl is completed, we sew on the following tag and medal.

I already started another lapgan yesterday. It is a C2C blanket and it will be very masculine. I remembered how quickly the C2C baby blanket worked up so decided this would be perfect for someone to use while they are going through Chemo or just sitting somewhere and want a little warmth on their lap and legs.

It will take me a couple three weeks to complete that one, and that is fine.  Seems our pray shawl cupboard is full at the present time so no big hurry to complete at the moment.

Also this week, our Grand daughter that lives here in town, was in a play at her school.  The play was "Alice in Wonderland Jr."  What an adorable play and so well done.  She played Cheshire Cat #3.

She is the one on the far left.

And in this one, she is the one to the right of the three 'cats'.

Here is a better shot of her.  Love my new camera.  

It was not a huge production.  Some people played dual roles and they were all very good for being 5th through 8th graders.

Here is a shot of the entire cast.  Yup, that is it.  There were 21 kids in the play and I think there were over 30 roles.  Hubby and I totally enjoyed it.

This next week sees hubby going to the Dentist for some dental work (yuck) and also to the Doctor (primary care) to get some help with some aches and pains he has had for a few years and he is tired of trying to live with them anymore.  I will also be accompanying my friend to her neurologist appointment this week to find out the results of her MRI.  We are 98% sure she has MS but has been trying to find out if it is true or not for over 5 years and this is her 4th neuro!  Hopefully she will get a definite answer this time.  Either it is or it isn't. I feel for her.  It took 11 years for my RA to get diagnosed. (long story)  You get to the point where you think you are making it all up and it is just in your mind.  Not a good feeling at all.

That is about all for me this week.  I am teaching RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) today.  It is another one of my ministries I am involved in at Church.  This one is very dear to me, as this is the program I went through when I decided to become Catholic.  

Until next time........................Happy Crafting!


  1. Well what brilliant progress you have made and well done for going to your first craft meeting. Alice in Wonderland is an absolute favourite in our household.

  2. Children's memories are amazing, yeah? To play dual roles and know all of those lines. You've had one busy week! How lovely to connect with a great group of fellow crafters.

  3. How wonderful that you've finished two projects for the prayer shawl ministry and gave them some yarn they love! I look forward to hearing more as you knit alongside these people. It must be great to be able to easy attend things like this play your granddaughter was in. Good memories for you all!

  4. Brilliant progress, even if it involved repurposing yarn. As always you sound super busy, hope all goes well for your husband and friend.

  5. Brilliant progress, even if it involved repurposing yarn. As always you sound super busy, hope all goes well for your husband and friend.

  6. Well done with your ministry work and for finding ways to reuse wool and get some wips out of the way. Sounds like a great week all round. Hope your dh and friend feel better and get good medical care.

  7. That is so awesome you joined and are doing this. Nothing like taking what we love doing and turning it into helping others.

  8. So happy to read your blog. Lap blankets are wonderful. Your mission is meaningful and my husband joined RCIA years ago . Great to see people on their journey ! Love your Cat Granddaughter!


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