Monday, November 19, 2007

Commute Knitting

I have decided that I will knit or crochet everyday on my way to and from work. I mentioned before, that I have a 50 minute train ride each way, and it's amazing how much Ican get done during that time.

I knitted each of my grandsons a winter cap. I still have to make the lining from the beige fleece (shown below). They should stay nice and warm in these caps.

I have also started the "Huckleberry Ascot". This is such a cute project. I think I first saw this on Adrienne's blog and it grabbed me. I should have this done by the end of the work week (which is Wednesday afternoon - YAY!!!).

My plan is to knit/crochet all fall and winter long. I hope to put a huge dent in my yarn stash.
Here are the yarns I hope to use during the month of December while riding on the train.

The red wool will be knitted and felted to make a bag.

The taupe baby bamboo is going to be an infant/toddler dress.

The blue demin suede will be baby mocassins (sp?).

The pink suede will be baby booties

The purple and grey cotton is for a girl's hat and scarf set.

The multi-colored yarn will be my first pair of socks.

Monday Meditation

And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25

We need each other now more than ever before. With so much turmoil in the world, we need to be able to go to each other for love and support. Keep in mind sometimes love means correction, and we should be able to get that from our brothers and sisters in Christ. I know there are some who will say coming together as a body of believers is not necessary. But that is so not true. We need to come together to encourage, exhort and reprove one another. We even need to provoke (urge, push, persuade) each other to do what's right. Often times a close relationship needs to be in place in order to do that king of encouraging. Go and do all that the Lord has commanded you.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Picture Day

I was finally able to get some pictures uploaded. Gray/blue skirt and top.

I made the top from this old Vogue pattern. I think its probably out-of-print now. The top is fully lined and fits great. The stitching at the side really accentuates the waist.

The skirt is made from M5194. I haven't hemmed it yet, but I was excited about showing it. I didn't have to line this skirt because the fabric is pretty heavy. Speaking of the fabric, it has gorgeous embossed flowers throughout. I like this skirt because it's kind of full, but not too full, and has a flirty swing.

This is what's next-a jersey knit dress. I found this fabric at JoAnn's. It was regularly $14.99 per yard. But it was on clearance for $7.00 per yard. I just happen to be in the store when they ran a 30-minute, unadvertised 75% off all clearance fabric. So I got this fabric for less than $2.00 per yard. Don't you just love getting a bargain?

I have completed knitting two caps for my grandsons. I just need to make fleece lining to put in them. I should have photos soon.
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Busy Busy Busy - No Pictures Today

I have accomplished a few things since my last post (almost two weeks ago). I have knitted two hats for my grandchildren (two more to go). I have finished a beautiful silk top and polyester skirt for myself. I will be posting photos soon - hopefully tomorrow. I need to make a couple of minor adjustments to my granddaughter's crocheted skirt and vest. I think I will make another similar set for one me my neices.

I received my HotPatterns Flippy Skirt pattern from Sewl Sista #1 (Nikia). Thank you again for the wonderful and generous gift. I ordered the HotPatterns twin set to go with the skirt, and I plan to make that outfit over the Thanksgiving weekend. I will keep this post pretty short, since I don't have any pictures to break up some of the text. I don't want to bore my friends.

Monday Meditation

And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day. Acts 23:1

Wow! What a wonderful thing to honestly be able to say: that we have no guilt, no regrets, no true accusations of wrongdoing against us, etc. You may remember Paul (who used to be Saul) had committed some terrible wrongs against the Church, however, after his conversion and his close encounter with the Lord Jesus he developed a new walk. After walking with Christ and following after Him, Paul knew he had been forgiven of all past sins and he lived with a clear conscience. We can all live free of guilt and shame no matter what horrible things might be hanging in our past. When we accept Christ and His forgiveness we are to make the same proclamation as the Apostle Paul.

A few scriptures to peruse: Proverbs 28:1; Acts 24:10, Acts 24:16; Romans 2:1; II Corinthians 1:12