" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???

The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth." Isaiah 40:28

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10

Jesus said,
"For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

But if you do not forgive men their sins,
your Father will not forgive your sins." Matthew 6:14,15

Saturday, October 9, 2010

A PURPLE finish !

This week seemed to be composed of one waiting room after another.......

Pap smear, mammogram, welcome to medicare exam, flu shots

......so, I was very pleased that I had prepared some "take-along" work. 

Waiting for the pap smear, the nurses were kidding each other that I was going to finish the persimmon quilt, as I had to wait SO LONG.

But, no, I just got a little of the center done.  Everytime I thought about starting to quilt, I was afraid that they'd call my name, and I'd have so much to put up, what with the snips and the thread spool, and the thimble, and, of course, the hooped quilt, that I procrastinated.   Then, sure enough, I'd start to quilt, and they'd call me.   I highly recommend it, if you don't have time to wait......going ahead and actually quilting, I mean.  It'll either get you in quicker or you'll get a lot done.......you win either way.

After that experience, I started taking the knitting.....it was much quicker to pick up and work,  only having to get out the instruction sheet occasionally to mark my progress.

Thusly, with some home-time night-knitting thrown in, I have finished the shawl. 

It turns out that I had changed the stitch pattern for the one that I made myself,.......well, actually, both shawls I've made are changed from the original pattern........anyway, I thought that I was making this with the same changes as before, but I didn't. 
So it looks a bit different.  
See how the cream one is balanced, knittily, (my own word !) on each side of the row of holes?)  I really like the pattern that resulted this time too, though, but I wish that I had felt like making it from superwash wool, like my cream one.  This is RedHeart, and the acrylic yarn has a springiness, as opposed to the nice drape of the wool.  It's kindof like a polyester batting as opposed to a cotton one. 


  1. I like how both of the shawls turned out! I would have a hard time deciding which to make. They look lovely.

  2. oh goodness these are beautiful. you do such an amazing job. nice modeling too

  3. Beautiful shawls! Much prettier than the ones the stores are selling! I love the colors.

    May all your tests come back with good news!

  4. Ohh those shawls are so pretty! I couldn't even tell there was a difference until you said there was one! Those are simply beautiful, as usual :)

  5. Dolly, your shawls are lovely! The lace pattern really shows up on the cream one. I started a shawl something like that but got confused. It was supposed to be started from the bottom up or something. 'or something' does describe it for me quite well..lol! And yes, I did take the picture of my grandsons down, I always worry about staying anon. Sounds like you really had a busy week at the Dr.s'. I'm glad for you that your grandchildren are coming! Have a happy time..I just know you will.

  6. I love them both, great work! My favorite is the cream one just because I have a thing for wool, I just love how it feels, so cozy:)


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