Friday, November 23, 2012
Project Pink Scarf...
Here is a project I feel strongly about supporting. Vicki who makes the most amazing knitted nests is gathering pink scarves for one year. Here is her blog post for you to check out for further details.
So while my friend Sandy was visiting recently I was showing her my nest from Vicki that Mr. C bought me. Sandy is rather new to knitting and is creating her new little granddaughter the most beautiful and complex sweaters. I told Sandy about the Pink Scarf Project as Sandy herself is a breast cancer survivor. She immediately told me she had some pink yarn at home and would mail it to me so I could knit a sweater to donate. This photo shows the yarn and Sandy's sweet note.
When I opened the box I literally swooned at how gorgeous this yarn is. When I came round I thought...how in the world does anyone knit this variety of threads, yarns, ribbons and such. I am not good at knitting. Grandma tried but I just didn't get it very well. When I made a mistake it was too hard to "un-knit". So I gave up like most young folks would do. I did keep at the crocheting Grandma taught me. Oh how I wish I would have paid more attention and learned knitting from her.
So off to the local yarn shop I went. Here is my yarn all wound into a ball. I felt so guilty as the shop was busy that I bought some new needles too. After all they did wind it for me without charge. I also learned that the yarn label suggests which size needles to use. Oh yeah, who knew?!!
I looked at this little ball of beauty and wondered how am I ever going to knit this. Hmmm...curiosity got the better of me and I began my task. The Knitting for Dummies book helped me remember how to cast on. With lumps and bumps I managed to get a few rows knitted. Do I ever feel proud. After all I promised Sandy I would try to knit and if that failed I would certainly crochet the scarf. And there is no rush!
I just love this photo. The simplicity of the yarn ball with the beautiful handcrafted wooden knitting needles and my little beginning rows. With my confidence building I will persevere and hopefully show you progress along the way. I am keeping this scarf simple as the yarn will be the star of the show. Thank you very much Sandy dear for sharing in this lovely project.
Our weather has cleared and today we have some sunshine. For this entire next week it is predicted to be sunny and beautiful.
No crazy Black Friday shopping for me. I am more of a gatherer throughout the entire year. Mr. C and I will be going to our little town today and enjoying some local artisans sales. I have something special I am hoping to acquire. We will also support one of our local churches. They have a fun little craft sale each year. But the best part...the little church ladies prepare lunch for all to enjoy. For a very small fee we can have a sandwich, hot cider or tea and a piece of home-baked pie. Sit at comfortable tables and rest from a busy morning of shopping. I am treating Mr. C today as he will be happy to have a break from shopping.
May you each enjoy the beauty of this holiday season. Stay in the moment and remember to breathe.
Creative Hugs to all...