Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering Gods grace in its various forms.

1 Peter 4:9-10

Thursday, December 6, 2007

First Post

I'm so excited to have finally started my own blog! Sometimes I feel I have so much to say and nowhere to say it. So here it is...the first installment of ramblings from an anxious mind.
My current knitting project is my first pair of mittens. I'm not knitting them in the round, though, and the quality has suffered. The next pair will be in the round. I think it gives the mitten a more finished look. In any case, I modified a simple knitting pattern to knit a pair for my sister-in-law. She wanted very long cuffs to keep the cold from seeping in under her coatsleeves. She can either wear them long or cuff them up. Here is a picture of the completed mitten. Its mate is on the needle and I expect to finish it this weekend.

The thumb is a little off but I think with the next pair being knit in the round it will take care of the puffy thumb.

I'm also working on a cotton chemo cap for a community project I'm working on. I haven't named it yet but I want to do a small non-profit in my area of cool knitwear for cancer patients. I'm looking for knitters or other needlepointers to contribute to a basket of hats, mittens, scarves, wrist warmers, sleep hats, etc. for our local cancer treatment center. I've already knit up several hats and wristers and hope to have a small basket ready by January. I'm looking for year round projects. Items patients can wear at any time of the year, inside or out. I hope I pick up interested knitters along the way. I've written an article for my church newsletter and it was very well received. So far, no contributions though. Any ideas, anyone?

I'm also trying my hand at crochet. I used to do it many years ago and just a couple of months ago picked it up again. I learned how to do a very simple cap that I just love! I can also convert the hat into a simple bag but turning it upside down and chaining a strap to sling it over the shoulder. I made one for my 4 year old neice as a Christmas present. I've also been making bookworms like crazy! Complete with googly eyes and all! They are so much fun to do and I think will make some great gifts for the readers in my life.

LD has been such a good boy today. He's still getting into everything but that's the nature of a 17 mo old. He's into climbing and I have to be careful or he'll climb onto end tables and stand up clapping! The first time he did this I was so surprised I scooped him right up. He thought he was doing something great! Talk about adding to the anxiety level! Here's a pic of him before our first snowstorm this past weekend.

Next time I'll have to give a little background so y'all know what's made me this anxious person that I never thought I could be.

Ciao and happy knitting!

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