Monday, April 10, 2017

And a New Beginning/ Cozy Memories Blanket-Knit

Yup, I decided to use up some acrylic yarn that had been hanging around my yarn basket for..........a couple of years.  When I first started knitting, without knowing better of the quality and luxury of other fibers, I bought alot of acrylic yarn due to cost. If I had to pick 2 favorite brands from Joanne's or Michael or Hobby Lobby, it would be Hobby Lobby brands, I Love this Yarn and I love this Cotton. Also Caron Simply So Soft, and Lion Brand Hometown. The colors are gorgeous of all the ones if you are making something requiring solids.

However, I do love the Indie Dyed yarns the best and I have quite an accumulation of these as well in my stash.

But something drew me to start on another blanket. I'm still working on the scrap one but I will say I learned some things from it that I should do differently and this intrigued me along with "Robin's Egg" colorway of a Caron Simply So Soft brand as I looked through my stash this week.

This was my progress up until yesterday morning. I have since added 2 more squares on a drive to see my daddy until my shoulder couldnt take the pain anymore.

I'm really enjoying my Springy bee here. This is the only way I enjoy bees though.

I find casting on and connected the squares still a bit challenging but have improved somewhat.

I have a gazillion ends to weave in.

The lighter color gold did not even have the ball band on it in my stash but I am thinking its a Caron Simply So Soft as well.

The darker squares are called Honey/ Simply So Soft/ Caron.

The beautiful springy blue is Caron's colorwary Robin's Egg.

Spring is a time for fresh new colors. I dove into this but have a gazillion other projects including cross stitching projects on the  needles in progress.

I'm about to have shoulder surgery on Wednesday and have heard so many different stories of recovery, which some quite frankly scare me but I think the worse thing is I may not be able to knit or cross stitch for a few weeks.

I'm going to set up my needlework stand and have a project on the ready in the stand so that I may try to tackle left handed stitching only. Even if it's slow, it's something.

Honestly, I think later on knitting will help rehab my hands. We will see.

I wish it was not my dominant arm that will be out of service but I'm thankful I have an arm!

Thank you all for the prayers for my daddy. I went to see him yesterday and he is so much weaker. He just looks in my eyes and sometimes grimaces like he wants to cry. I talk to him, took pictures of me and him when I was about 6 years old and that was the only relief I saw in his face. He looked at me and I could tell by the top of his nose he was smiling inside. 

The situation with him is breaking my brother, my mother, and mine's heart and we again thank you for your much needed prayers and thoughts. Besides burying my son in 1985, this has been the second worst if not the same grief and heartbreak I've ever had. 

I read an Irish saying this week that deeply describes the feeling.

"Losing a father is like losing your umbrella in a storm"

and that my friends is how I feel because my daddy was my rock.


  1. Wow beautiful the colors x

  2. Thank you so much! I hope you have a great evening.

  3. Jennifer, I admire your courage in the face of so much heartbreak in your life. I'm sure that Mr. Darcy is a great help, but even more so is your faith. I'll continue praying for your dad, and for good results from your shoulder surgery as well.
    God bless you.

  4. Thank you so much. I hopefully will be typing with my left hand only ok and will work hard in physical therapy to rehab. He is a great help. Thanks a million for praying for my daddy. It means so much.
    Take care,

  5. Praying for strength and healing for you with your surgery and for your precious dad!

  6. Dearest Jennifer: I am so sorry about your Father, I hope you are doing well yourself emotionally, when I lost my Father a few years ago it was hard we were so close.
    I will pray for him and your Family.
    Love the colors of the yarn, lovely.
    Good luck on your shoulder surgery, it will not be bad if you do everything the doctor tells you, some people think they can go back to normal things, please take time to heal.
    I had to learn to stitch with my left hand many years ago, I can still do so even with my right hand being the dominate one.

    Have a Blessed Easter


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