Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Pink Scarf Completed...
If you follow Vicki's blog you have seen and read about her many philanthropic endeavors. I saw this last October and knew I would participate. I thought I would wait until after the holidays so things would be less hectic. Then my dear friend Sandy came to visit. She is new to knitting and creates amazing little sweaters for her new granddaughter. I am not good at knitting. While visiting our local yarn shop with Sandy I picked up a pair of knitting needles and some display yarn and it felt good in my hands. Hmmm...I will knit my scarf to donate.
Sandy is also a breast cancer survivor and told me she had some pink yarn she wanted to donate for me to knit. When she returned home the yarn was mailed to me. When I opened the package I was blown away. So gorgeous and soft and interesting and beautiful I just couldn't put it down. Then I saw the price Sandy had paid for this one skein of yarn and it was far more than I could have ever spent. I felt grateful and blessed to be able to knit a scarf to donate to someone battling breast cancer. Thank you Sandy...I love you! Thank you for inspiring me to knit and thank you for donating this lovely yarn.
With my little "Knitting for Dummies" book, some new fabulous handmade wooden needles (they are heaven in my hands) and the gorgeous skein of pink yarns I began my journey.
I love this photo as it resembles the zen quality that knitting is for so many. My Grandma loved to knit. She tried to teach me but I just got too frustrated. Now I wish I had paid more attention and learned from her.
My knitting skills are not up to the complexity of this yarn and all the different bits and pieces but I stayed the course and focused on my task at hand. After all I made a double promise...myself to Vicki's project and to Sandy to knit this yarn into a scarf.
I am proud to say the scarf is completed and there is no yarn left over. I barely had enough to finish off my binding row (thank you little "Knitting for Dummies" book for showing me how to bind off). This scarf is very artsy and I love it. The edges are not equal as the yarns are thick and thin and in between. The little knots that tied the bits together actually add to the artful look and feel. They are too short to weave in so I left them to add dimension.
I will be wrapping this along with a note from Sandy and myself to send to Vicki. I can truly say this scarf was created with love and healing hugs and hope for the recipient.
I pray that so many of you stay warm in spite of your freezing temperatures. In the news today I saw an amazing view of a burning building that firefighters were dousing with water that froze immediately creating a beautiful but very sad ice sculpture. It is raining lightly here. Mr. C and I have spent two days raking and picking up leaves and pine needles which we delivered to the local yard waste dump today. It feels good to get some yard clean up done. There is always plenty more for us as the seasons come and go. We do live in the forest and are surrounded by hundreds of trees. We are also beginning pollen season and the symptoms have begun...Ah-Chooo!
Valentine's is in full creative swing and I am enjoying seeing what you are making.
I also really enjoyed all of your comments on my last post of clutter. It seems we have lots in common while being creative. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...