Yarn Along #3

 

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First Day of Fall 2015

Well another Wednesday has found us and the month of September is almost over.  Today is Yom Kippur, “Day of Atonement”, today is considered the holiest day of the year in Judaism; a day of solemnity and joy.  Yom means “day” and Kippur means “ransom, redeem”; put together they mean “to atone by offering a substitute”.  The meaning for Christians; Jesus Christ our “High Priest” is our scapegoat and has redeemed us from our sins to make us holy once more in the eyes of Father YAHWEH by the offering of his own blood.  “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.”  John 10:11.  Thank you, Jesus…

Today is also the first day of Fall, it is my favorite time of the year and it seems to  be the favorite for a lot of others.  The last 2 days have been cool and rainy, we received almost an inch of rain, which is wonderful.  It is amazing what the rain does for my plants, if only the water that came out of the hose was rain water, that would be pretty awesome.  I know that our plants would thank us!!

I am joining Ginny and everyone else over at Small Things for her yarn along.  I just love to see everyone’s creativity and I am always inspired.

My Knitting

I have several knitting projects that I would like to share today, my first one is my Father-in-law’s socks.  Last year for his birthday I gave him his first pair of knitted  socks after he asked me, “Why do you knit socks?”, meaning socks can be bought by the bag full, right?  Well let’s just say I have made a true convert, his birthday is in November and by April, he had already worn holes in his “favorite pair of socks”!  Even I was shocked, he wore them everyday and washed them out every night.  So these will be for Frank and I am giving him this pair “just because”.

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My second project that I am working on is a scarf, the color is a deep sapphire and the yarn has been in my stash for quite a few years.  This year I have been trying to use some of the yarn that has been waiting patiently for my love.  This is a very easy and fun pattern.  I think it would be a good one for a new beginner to try for a first time lace project.  I might keep this or it might become a gift.

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I did finish my socks for my husband’s co-worker Cindy, they were one of my favorites!  I am such a sucker for the color turquoise and yarn that mimics fair isle.  I also matched them up exactly, I usually don’t need to do this for myself, but I thought she might want them to match.

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All my projects can be found on my ravelry page.

My Reading

I started a new book titled Becoming Odyssa: Epic Adventures on the Appalachian Trail, by Jennifer Pharr Davis.  A young college graduate is drawn to the Appalachian Trail and all of its 2,175 miles.  My husband and I are backpackers and the idea of thru-hiking is dream that one day we would like to attempt.  I just started reading it and the beginning is well written.  This is a true story and I am reading it to my husband before we go to bed.  He is a full time student and he works full time and has no time to read for fun.  So instead of me reading for myself, I thought I will read it to him and we can both enjoy the story. It is quite entertaining, we have had a few good laughs and I think anyone would enjoy it.

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I hope that you have a blessed day, until next time,

Deanna

 

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  1. It’s so wonderful when you can read with your spouse. Often my husband reads our book to me so that I can knit a bit more on all the presents and other things I’m working on.

    I did want to say that your FIL sounds like a true knit sock convert. Such people always “deserve” more hand knits. It’s so nice to give a present to someone who loves it and cares for it. I knit for all, but it really warms the cockles of my heart when a knit is so loved.

    1. Hi Melissa, I just love to hear that there are other couples who love doing for each other, especially those simple loving things, especially when I see so many married couples that just don’t seem to “like” one another. My Father-in-law, is one of the greatest people that I have had the privilege of knowing and he totally earns his socks ;-).
      Deanna

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