Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Yarn Along...

Feeling the need to do something small after crocheting several blankets I started a Linen Stitch Scarf this week.



Using Loops & Threads Woolike, double-stranded I'm enjoying experimenting with a variety of color combinations.   This is an almost lace-weight yarn so even double-stranded it makes a lightweight, but warm scarf.  I know...it's a simple thing.  But I was craving doing something more free-flowing - just to see where it takes me.  So far I'm liking it.

Of course, there's still my Arrowhead Afghan in a basket waiting for me to get back to it.  With the cooler weather we're having this week, it's actually a perfect time to pick it back up and work on it.

But my little scarf is calling me..

Small Things blog hosts a weekly yarn-a-long that showcases many other yarny creations. Check out the latest.

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I'm glad to say I finished and put in yesterday's mail a blanket I've been crocheting for a dear friend who's husband passed recently.  Bob and Eileen were an "older" couple when my husband and I met them at church over a quarter of a century ago - at the tender and respective ages of 25 and 20.  My, how time flies.  We're now probably a decade older than they were when they first took us, and a group of other young adults, under their wings.  I know it's a trick the mind plays on a person, but those seem like such innocent and carefree days now.

While that was a season with its own trials, the memories are sweet indeed.  I hope Eileen feels like she has a yarny hug when she receives this blanket - and that sweet thoughts of days-gone-by, and prayers said by many today bring comfort to her.






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14 comments:

  1. Such a thoughtful and beautiful gift, made with love.

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    1. When I saw the color I immediately thought of Eileen. I hope she likes it as much as I imagine she'll look lovely snuggle into it. ;^)

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  2. I've been crocheting with Loops &Threads, too. I really like this yarn and am on my fourth project using it. I love how lightweight it is....and the price!

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    1. Would love to see your projects, Darla. Do you have a blog?

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  3. I'm sure Eileen will love your beautiful and thoughtful gift !!! and receiving it by mail will double, if not triple the pleasure.

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    1. I hope so, Erica. I wish I could be there when she opens it. But then it wouldn't be a surprise.

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  4. Love to see the effects of the linnenstitch!
    What a great idea and how thoughtful of you to give your friend a comfortable blanket!

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    1. I fell in love with the crocheted Linen Stitch when I first saw it. So simple to do, but it makes a very interesting fabric, I think.

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  5. Your lavender piece has a beautiful stitch! And I like the colors in your scarf - are you thinking ahead, or is it fall where you are?
    Thanks for stopping by. :)

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    1. While we've be waking up to temps in the 40's and 50's this week in late May, I'm definitely thinking ahead. Like approximately 6 months. ;^)

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  6. nice work! using yarn to make beauty for others is such a gift! I appreciated your comment on my blog, thanks! will comment to it there. You have a lovely blog! God Bless!!!

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    1. Thank you, Elizabeth. To look around my home, one wouldn't necessarily know how much I love to crochet - most items end up being for someone else. I'm sure that's common for knitters and crocheters. Going now to check out your response to my response. ;^)

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  7. Lovely blanket and presented perfectly. Your colours are gorgeous.

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