Sunday, January 24, 2010

NORO Striped Scarf

I think I've mentioned here before that I like to knit "in color". I just love a bright contrasting kaleidoscope and Noro Yarn is generally a great experience in its visual effects.

I started making this simple, but brightly colored scarf for Sister Cathy before Christmas. Life is busy ; lo it has taken too long to finish it!

I found the idea for this scarf on Jared Flood's blog: Brooklyn Tweed. It is a simple 1 x 1 rib pattern. (K1,P1 through every row using 2 colorways of fiber. Change colorways every 2 rows. The edge is very neat if you slip the first and last stitch of every other row - i.e., row number 2 of every color change.)

  I used Noro Kureyon for this scarf in colorways 102, 74, and 220.

I love watching the different color combinations emerge!

I hope someone else will enjoy this quick knit!!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Saturday , January 9, 2010

Last Saturday was a day of joy and sadness for our family as we witnessed the Baptism of our precious grandbabies - Annette Claire and Thomas Lee. The ceremony in Aiken at St. Mary's Help of Christians was very special. It was a wonderful occasion for our families to be together as we participated in the beginning of the twins' spiritual journey. The babies were "little angels" and extremely happy during their first visit to church. Not a peep did I hear!
Their godparents are David's sister, Julie, and Ashley's brother, Philip Jr. We enjoyed a wonderful little celebration at Ashley and David's after the Baptism.
Later that evening, we were so saddened to receive news of Philip's mother's passing. GaGa was devoted to her family and a wonderful role model for all of us. Philip says she could get her dander up, but she always seemed very calm and reserved to me. She will be missed sorely by all her family and friends.
Here's a snapshot of a quick kiss under the mistletoe last Christmas!
We are all very grateful for the wonderful support of family and friends during this sad time. We have been comforted by thoughtful cards, beautiful flowers, delicious food, and many words of comfort. Many thanks to everyone!