|Pattern for Lotus Leaf Scarf|
A couple weeks ago my patient hubby and I went into a relatively new yarn shop in The Dalles, OR called The Whole Ball of Yarn. Sisters, April Bachofner and Paulette Brook opened their yarn shop on East 2nd Street last December. They have a beautiful assortment of very nice yarn plus offer knitting, crocheting and spinning classes. No ladies, that's not spinning as in exercise class, it's using a spinning wheel to spin yarn:))) If you click on their link below you will see new yarn arrivals plus special sales.
|Four scarves on left made from Elsebeth Lavold's|
Silky Flamme` yarn. Top right made from Lion Brand
Homespun and bottom right made from Deborah Norville
Serenity Chunky weight yarn.
One of my daughter's dearest friends just had surgery this week so she asked me to make her friend a scarf in blue--just finished it this morning. Will mail it out today.
A scarf takes me about six hours to knit. I am not a speed knitter. While knitting I feel relaxed but productive. I knit everywhere--in the car (not while I'm driving), in bed, at meetings, while "watching" TV or a movie, while visiting with friends.
Recently I gave two scarves as gifts that were not appreciated:( At first my feelings were hurt but then I was reading an article by Belinda Acosta called "Changing the World in a Stitch" (Knit Simple magazine, Holiday 2010 issue) and she captured how I feel when I knit or crochet something for someone I love and I guess my "friends" missed the point. Belinda said, "Is there a better way to show tangible evidence of love than by knitting someone a pair of socks or mittens to protect them from the cold?" I would add scarves. So know this. If I knit you a scarf, it is my way of showing you I love you. Simple as that!
I am so thankful for each one of you who take your time to read my blog. One of my Thursday blogs will have to be on the enjoyment I get from writing this blog. Keep warm! Kat