I did finish another pair of socks, made with Knit Picks Stroll Tweed in the Thirst Heather colorway. I used the Hermione pattern again. I really like that pattern as it gives the sock texture and some grip so the leg isn't always falling down.
I made some mittens for the school children this week. Four pair....
I made Miss Piper a hat to go with the rainblow wristwarmers I made her last week. She wanted a pom-pom so I got out my Clover pom-pom maker and made my second ever pom-pom. I think I'm addicted to them. Those little gadgets make them so easy to make.
The girls are becoming my knitting companions. Whenever I'm home and in my chair, both of them are sitting with me. I really am enjoying having them here. I've always loved both of them and I've missed having an animal sit with me. Chloe is too big for a lap dog! Frannie (14) is on the left and Amelia (16) is on the right. Sweet girls. I feel terrible when we are gone to the lake because they are truly "people" cats. At least with us. The minute a stranger walks in the door they become ghost kitties! I can't find them even when I look. As soon as the door closes behind the visitor when they leave, both are right back with Dennis and I.
There really isn't a lot happening right now. I've just been staying inside, watching podcasts on utube, some Netflix and knitting mittens! It seems like a waste of summer, but this darn smoke is awful. Then I feel terrible for complaining because there are so many people losing everything from the fires. I have also been spending a lot of time in prayer. There are so many concerns right now throughout the world. I am grateful to have the luxury of time to pray for others. Many times, as I knit and feel the yarn run through my hands, I pray for the person that will be wearing the item I'm making. I think of the prayers woven through each stitch and hope the recipient will know that someone cares about them.
I hope each of you also know that I also care about each one of you. If any of you would like me to pray for you, please feel free to send me a private email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would be honored.
This was my Mom's favorite Bible verse. I think of it often.
"I lift up my eyes to the mountains-where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth." Psalm 121:1-2
another favorite of mine,
"Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends." John 15:13
I hope I would do this if it were required of me.
Have a wonderful weekend my friends and BE SAFE!