Sunday, February 17, 2019



Greetings all you faithful readers.  It is still dark outside here.  That is the perfect time to do an update, right?  So let's get to it.

There was a finish this week!  WOOHOO!

Another "To the Point" shawl for the prayer shawl ministry.  This was a VERY difficult one for me to work on.  I am not a lover of the color green.  Seldom will you find me wearing anything with green in it.  Even though everyone says I look splendid in green, it is not hanging around in my closet or anywhere in my home.  That being said, I know there are people out there that LOVE green and why should I not make something they will love.  There is a small amount of green left in my stash which will be made into more shawls.  It was given to me (thank you Linda) so I will not let it go to waste.   The best thing about this is super soft and snuggly.  Of course it is an acrylic, but I am not a yarn snob.  If it feels nice, I will use it!

There is another half finish.

The "Car Socks".  I could not get a splendid photo this morning with it being dark outside.  Trust me when I tell you the toe is purple and hot pink!  

OK, this is a better shot.  Thank goodness for photo editing on my computer!  Anyway, I still have 52 foot rows to do and then 20 toe rows to do to finish sock #2.  My goal is to have it completed by next Sunday's update.  I have been asked what yarn I am using.....This is Diversity by Plymouth Yarn in the colorway Fruity.  A joy to work with, no wool, machine wash and dry and wears like iron!

The other finished item this week is...................the Moogly "Simple Home Basket" made for my DIL's bday.

It is about 11" in diameter and 9" deep.  She loves it!

There will not be another one made anytime soon.  This was so hard on my hands!

There was a new project cast on this past week.

"Summer Flies" shawl.  It has been in my library for ages as has this yarn.  The yarn is Blue Heron Rayon Metallic.  Yes, I know, there is green in this.  But there is also purple and lots of sparkles, so it makes it ok to have.  There is a different ending to this shawl than is printed on the original pattern.  It is called "My Version of Summer Flies".  I am going to be using that ending as I like the looks of it much better than the original one.  

That sums up my crafting week.  There were more dishcloths made but will post those photos at the end of the month.  What are you working on craft wise?

Tomorrow is a holiday here in the US.  Presidents Day, complete with parades and closing of all government offices.  I don't know how many parades will take place, seeing as the weather around the US is pretty crazy right now.  Lots of snow, rain, wind and just plain cold all over this year.  There was even snow in Hawaii last week!  We have been having rain on and off for the past few weeks.  Our temperatures have been about 15 degrees below our normal.  My heater is still running and normally by the middle of February I have my windows opened during the day for the lovely fresh air.  Not this year!

Not much else going on here.  We have a memorial to go to this afternoon for a friend of ours who passed away last month.  Seems like the dark colors in my closet are getting a lot of use lately.  Hopefully, this will be the last one for a while.

OH!!!!!!!!!!!! I knew there was something else I wanted to know.  In my midweek post (Don't think many of you follow except on Sundays) I asked if any of you have a die cutting machine like a Cricut or Silhouette.  If so, which one, how often do you use it, what do you mostly use it for, would you recommend the one you have or a different model?  

Until next time................happy crafting!

PS:  To see what others are doing in YOP, check out this link!



  1. I love green but I can't wear it. The shawl is gorgeous and perfect for St. Patrick's Day! I'm going to get some of that sock yarn and make socks for the grands I think. Can I use that measurement tool like you have and just go by their shoe size? Isn't that what that tool is for? Those socks are so cool! I know what you mean about certain crochet projects being hard on your hands. What a lovely pattern and yarn for your new shawl. I am curious about a Cricut too and will look forward to the answers! It's cold here too....not usually this cold here this time of year either. Stay warm and enjoy your knitting!

  2. Ooohhh that yarn for your new shawl is sooooo nice, so I am really looking forward to seeing how that progresses. I don’t know anything about Di cutting so unfortunately can’t help. Hopefully someone will. How crazy is the weather this year!

  3. lovely new finish and the socks are delightfully cheerful during this month of February. Sorry you have a memorial to attend -

  4. Well, I sure didn't see those colors coming... But you know - I like! They are very happy socks. I think the green shawl is very pretty. I don't tend to wear or decorate with green either, but I do like to look at it. The shawl is going to suit someone perfectly.

    The basket looks great, and I'm glad to hear DIL loves it. I'm sorry, though, that the yarn was so hard to work with. Glad you were able to see it through.

    Summer Flies is a pretty shawl, and your yarn is gorgeous. That will be fun to watch grow. I hope you have a good week, Marsha!

  5. I love the To the Point shawl but then I like green but I can see how others might not. For instance I love yellow but would never wear it next to my face as I just can't carry it off. Is that a self striping sock yarn? I love how the stripes are working up in it. The yarn for the new shawl, Summer Flies, is just gorgeous. I can't wait to see more of that as it grows. I hope you have a good week Marsha.

  6. What a solid way to use up your green yarn in your stash and fun socks; you are making great progress on them. I like the basket too and can understand how it was hard on your hands. Ppl who don't knit nor crochet always assume those two crafts are interchangable for us when they're not.


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