Yarn Along: Blessed Hope

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African Violet, by Kevin Klell

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”    Luke 2:11

May the blessings of love, joy, peace, grace, mercy and compassion find their way into your homes and into your lives and rest upon you and your loved ones.

This is a wonderful time of the year for knitting.  I hope that you are able to finish up all of those last-minute projects and try to resist those urges that come along to cast on something quick and easy and then you find yourself stressed out trying to finish them or frustrated that they did not get done in time.

I have learned not to worry about giving people their knitted gifts on a certain date, instead I now try to have more of a time period.  I learned this lesson the hard way when trying to finish up a large blanket that was a gift and I thought I could plow my way through and be done, no problem; yeah right. 🙁  I ended up having severe arm pain for about 6 months after this silly ambition!!  So this was a wise lesson learned and I try to keep my attitude light and peaceful when it comes to my knitting…No Worries 😉

Knitting

I am “solely” 😉 focused on finishing up several pairs of socks!  (sorry couldn’t resist the pun~hee-hee)

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I finished this sock the other day and plan on casting on the second one this afternoon, this is a pair of socks for my son’s girlfriend Michelle.  I found this yarn back in the springtime and knit a pair for my son Kevin.  The colors are a perfect match to their university colors at ASU.

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The next pair of socks are for my husband, I just love these colors, the green next to the brown reminds me of Andes mint candies, which so happens to be one of my husband’s favorite candies.  My husband is the chocolate lover in our household, and let me tell you-he LOVES chocolate, any and all types of chocolate!

The yarn that I am using for Michelle’s and my husband’s socks is by On-Line, Supersocke in the cottage colors.  This yarn is a 6-ply yarn, 150 grams with 410 yards in each skein and I love knitting with it.  The colors are nice and warm and I will have enough left over from each pair to make 2 pairs of low cuff socks like the Rose City Rollers.  Although it looks like this yarn has been dis-continued which is to bad because I think it is a great deal.

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The last pair of socks that I would love to finish up by this weekend are for my son’s friend Sean, he is like a second son to us and we just love him.  The yellow in the yarn is more of a neon than what is showing up in the picture above and I have enjoyed knitting with this color combination and so has my husband.  He even mentioned he would like a beanie in the gray and lemon grass colors, I was totally shocked because he is very conservative with his colors, so I just might get that knitted up for him soon.  😉

All of these projects can be found on my ravelry page.

I off to join Small Things and Frontier Dreams to see what everyone else is creating.

Until next time, have a blessed day.

Deanna

 

 

All pictures & content belong to Deanna Klell, thanks.

 

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