Monday, October 31, 2005

it was a good weekend

knitting and other odd thoughts

Good morning. I actually had knitting time this weekend. As there had been an equipment problem in DH’s section on Friday, he had to come to work Saturday evening to try and get caught up. Somehow, I still do not know how, he talked me into coming with him. So for 4.5 hours, I sat with him as he printed things, chatted and knitted. I was able to get the 4th piece done on the bulky sweater (from Knitting magazine) and the raglan yoke started. If I get some good knitting time at home, I should finish it this week.

Zechariah 4:7 “What are you, O mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground. Then he will bring out the capstone to shouts of 'God bless it! God bless it!’”

Friday, October 28, 2005

What Jesus did.

When I read this segment this morning, I knew I wanted to share it with you. Thank you Jesus for doing all of this for us.

Isaiah 53:1-12 - Who has believed our message? To whom will the Lord reveal his saving power? My servant grew up in the Lord’s presence like a tender green shoot, sprouting from a root in dry and sterile ground. There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance, nothing to attract us to him. He was despised and rejected--a man of sorrows, acquainted with bitterest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way when he went by. He was despised, and we did not care. Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God for his own sins! But he was wounded and crushed for our sins. He was beaten that we might have peace. He was whipped, and we were healed! All of us have strayed away like sheep. We have left God's paths to follow our own. Yet the Lord laid on him the guilt and sins of us all. He was oppressed and treated harshly, yet he never said a word. He was led as a lamb to the slaughter. And as a sheep is silent before the shearers, he did not open his mouth. From prison and trial they led him away to his death. But who among the people realized that he was dying for their sins--that he was suffering their punishment? He had done no wrong, and he never deceived anyone. But he was buried like a criminal; he was put in a rich man's grave. But it was the Lord’s good plan to crush him and fill him with grief. Yet when his life is made an offering for sin, he will have a multitude of children, many heirs. He will enjoy a long life, and the Lord’s plan will prosper in his hands. When he sees all that is accomplished by his anguish, he will be satisfied. And because of what he has experienced, my righteous servant will make it possible for many to be counted righteous, for he will bear all their sins. I will give him the honors of one who is mighty and great, because he exposed himself to death. He was counted among those who were sinners. He bore the sins of many and interceded for sinners.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Only 10 WIP!!

Good morning. Now that the contest entry is done, (go to to vote), I am not sure what to knit on. Speaking of WIP list, with the frogging session I had a while back and the FOs, it is now down to 10!!! I think at the highest earlier this year it was at 19. I want to start my poncho – worked from the top down, cable down the front, wool-ease thick and quick. I am making the needles for the neckline as I could not find size 11 or 13 DPN. DH has been a real help with this. They are ready for the finish coatings. If I finish my sock, then I can start the poncho with a clear conscience. And then there is that new lace bookmark (would be a good Christmas present) and it goes on from there. Sounds like the WIP list may be growing again if I let it. I started the decreases for the toe on my sock. I should finish it today, providing I get the chance to work on it. When that gets done, it will mean that my only portable project is the mindless fuzzy scarf.

It is cold here. At work, I have arrived to frost on the ground both yesterday and today. I have not noticed it at home yet.

Sterling has gained a new nick name this week – Hairy Houdini. He has found at least 2 ways to get out of the yard and it only takes him about 1 minute to flee. At least there is 10 acres before he gets to someone else’s yard. Looks like we will be having a fence fixing session this week.

Isaiah 50:7 Because the Sovereign Lord helps me, I will not be dismayed. Therefore, I have set my face like a stone, determined to do his will. And I know that I will triumph.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

finished stuff with pictures

I have the pictures of the SIL shawl. It is just a simple triangle shawl. Of course Sterling had to get his nose in the picture. Speaking of Sterling. I have attached a picture of him in his coat. He had been out in the snow for a while when this was taken. I think I need to make him one that covers his legs since he gets so much stuff on them. And yes, this picture was taken in Texas. The final picture is the purse I made from landscapes yarn, you know the stuff they say will felt but does not.

Isaiah 46:3-4 I created you and have cared for you since before you were born. I will be your God throughout your lifetime--until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005


knitting and other odd thoughts

The SIL shawl is finished. The pictures are in the camera and I should have them to show tomorrow (I took them last night but forgot to download them to the pc).

Isaiah 40:4-5 - Every valley shall be exalted And every mountain and hill brought low; The crooked places shall be made straight And the rough places smooth;The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, And all flesh shall see it together; For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

Friday, October 14, 2005


Good Friday to you all. I am on row 107 of the SIL shawl. That means only 5 more increase rows, 8 border rows and the fringe. I foresee a finished object in my near future. I need to work on Edgar - It is my portable project, so I can work on it when I am about. The shawl has to be worked on at home only now as it is so bulky now.

Do any of you tat? Do you needle tat or shuttle tat? Is there much difference in the finished product of the two? Ever since I inherited my great aunts tatting shuttle (at least I think it was hers) I have wanted to learn to tat. I think she is my inspiration for wanting to learn lace, since she did some wonderful knitted and crocheted as well as tatted lace. I know that if she had been around when I was ready to learn to knit, I would have turned out a much better knitter and would have been knitting lace a long time ago.

I may be getting a new watch this weekend. My watch has been loosing time on a regular basis. The battery was replaced a few weeks ago and that did not seem to help.

Isaiah 40: 28 - 31 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005


Howdy. I managed to do 5 rows on the SIL shawl yesterday. The rows keep getting longer since it is a triangle shawl. Should be able to finish in a few more sessions. I have to work on it at home now as it has gotten too large to be comfortably portable. I also did a few rounds on my sock yesterday. My goal is to finish 2 projects before I start another one. But in order to do that, people (like - a shell lace bookmark) will have to stop sending me links to things that are so cute that I start thinking about what I want to make them out of. How do you think it would look in a nice bright green?? Or would black or hot pink be better?? My WIP list is now at 13, and I want it to be back to the single digits, so I cannot start one more thing till I finish something. Can you tell I am trying to convince myself???

I guess I need to go and knit…

Till later.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005


I have joined a group to encourage me to finish the WIP I have started.

Ups and Downs

What a weekend. I actually had time to knit Friday night, and am on row 94 of 125 of my SIL shawl. Saturday we worked on our rental house. Boy was I sore by evening. Sunday was church. On our way to the home group Sunday night, we had not even gone past 3 houses and we noticed that the car was wobbling and sounded horrid. We had another flat tire! By the time we got back under the carport, it was off of the rim. The front tire on the same side is still leaking air, so we switched cars and went on to group. DH had to go another direction Monday and could not take care of the tires. I was able to go to work as a friend loaned us a vehicle for the day. So we had to make another trip to get tires fixed, which made last night quite hectic. Both of the tires on the driver’s side had nails in them, but are now fixed. It was really nice to get my car back this morning. No knitting yesterday.

I did get a chance to go to the book store and gaze at magazines. They had a new one (I think the name was Get Creative) that was really neat. It would really be a good one if someone was trying to learn the basics of knitting. It is an all around craft magazine, and this issue was focusing on knitting. If I read the info right, it is a fairly new mag.

I am making myself some size 11 and 13 DPN, but have not had a chance to work on them at all. I had hoped to do that over the weekend, but did not get that far. I may try to work on them tonight if it looks like DH wants to get more sleep.

The best way to go past the basics is to find a pattern and just do what it says. That is how I did my first sock. That is how I did my first sweater. You can do it!!

Philippians 4:13 For I can do everything with the help of Christ who gives me the strength I need.