Monday, September 13, 2010

I have been needle felting! I love it! I bought a beginners kit about two years ago in a wonderful yarn shop in North Carolina call "Knitting Addiction." I set it aside and finally, this summer, I took it out and gave it a try. I am addicted! I love to knit, but it takes a while to complete a knitting project. I can complete a needle felting project in one night. I know what I'm giving as Christmas gifts this year.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

I finally finished my brown shawl! I started this shawl exactly one year ago. I was knitting it to wear to my nephew's wedding. I knitted it every spare moment for two weeks before the wedding. I worked on it for five hours straight as we drove from NJ to Washington, DC. I worked on it whenever I could steal some time in the hotel. An hour before the wedding I realized that although I could finish knitting the shawl, I would not have enough time to weave in all the ends. Unfortunately, there weren't enough ends to look anything like fringe. My husband then informed me that I probably wasn't going to need it because it was 90+ degrees and very humid outside. So it went back into the knitting bag. There is sat for a months. But every time I wore the brown dress I was making it to go with, I thought, "I've got to finish that shawl." Well, tonight, one year later, my husband and I are going out to celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary and I am wearing the brown dress and the hand knitted shawl. Despite the fact that at 7:30 P.M. it is 79 degrees. I hope it's cold in the restaurant.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Prayer Shawls

I love to make Prayer Shawls. Sometimes, while I am knitting, I know who the shawl is going to and I am able to pray for that person's special needs. Other times, I do not know who will receive the shawl just yet. I like to have one on hand ready to go when needed. Then I pray to God to bless the person He has intended to receive the shawl. If you are interested in knitting prayer shawls go to . If you want to know more about knitting or crocheting prayer shawls I highly recommend the book Knitting into the Mystery. There are so many people who are in need.
I also like to make Prayer Shawl Pins. My grandniece, Samantha, helped me make the one above.