Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tending my yarn garden...



Digging deep into the bottom of my knitting bag, I brought a few old friends out of hibernation this week. That, my friends, is the jade hitchhiker I took with me in July thinking I'd be knitting away during all those miles of travel across the US...and the other project is a pair of Perfect Fit Newborn Socks I cast on somewhere early this summer. Ravelry notes here and here. :)  While digging I also discovered my Tea Leaves and thought, "you poor thing!" Sigh. One simply cannot do it all! Sneaking a minute here and there to knit a few stitches is pure bliss these busy, busy days...I'll take what I can get. I still hope to finish the Tea Leaves in time for my 50th this fall, so feel free to cheer me on!

Practicing Hospitality continues to be an inspiring read -- when I can find the time to read it. A page here, a paragraph there will have to do. But in this busy season of life I'm in, I am truly appreciating the encouragement to pursue hospitality as a means of taking my eyes off of myself and casting them on to another. Considering how I can meet the needs of others rather than simply focusing on my own.

So how's your yarn garden blooming? Please share in the comments and join me at Ginny's!

 Happy knitting!


~Lisa

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29 comments:

  1. hospitality is so important! Cheering you on!!! :)

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    1. Thanks for the cheering, Elizabeth!

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  2. *cheers for knitting* I am so in love with that green. I might have to see if I can get hold of it over here.

    I think my yarn garden is overproducing as Ravelry just informed me that I have created my 98th project!

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    1. It is a gorgeous green! madelinetosh, just so you know. :) 98th project? wishing I could knit that fast...I am so slow!

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  3. nothing wrong with digging deep. I find I am remotivated to blitz through the project. Love the deep green :)

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    1. knitting motivation is a very good thing. :)

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  4. I have a few of those same projects and I am trying very hard to not cast anything else on until they are off the needles. Now if I can just stay away from Ravelry.

    I will be turning 50 this year too, in September, it seems 1963 was a great year!

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    1. My 50th isn't 'til near the end of October, but there it is, out on the horizon just waiting for me... I'm excited about it, though! 1963 was indeed a good year!

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  5. I love knitting shawls at the minute, I love the colour of yours and really want to do the Hitchiker, soon. X

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    1. Hitchhiker makes a good "visiting" knit as the only part you really have to pay much attention to is the jagged edging. :)

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  6. Your projects are always beautiful! Sometimes a few rows here and there add up a lot faster than we think.

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement and kind words, my friend! I'm feeling like the little engine that could... :)

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  7. i like the way you refer to your 'yarn garden'; it seems mine is just full of weeds at the moment; I need to do some serious weeding when I get home!!! I must look into that book....focus on giving? sharing? i'm intrigued.

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    1. It is a good read, Steph. You'll have to let me know if you pick up a copy. :) Happy "weeding!" :)

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  8. that shawl yarn is wonderful. such a great colorway

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  9. love that pattern, enjoy the finishing!

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  10. Hitchhiker was one of my favorites to knit. And no - we cannot get it all done!

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  11. I'm sure you can get it done, even in just those precious snatches of knitting time. Can't wait to see it! I love the color of your Hitchhiker.

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  12. I like the thought of tending the yarn garden :-). I have Hitchhiker in my queue.

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  13. I know what you mean about bringing our projects out of hibernation. Right now, I am doing a hat for son #1...leaving for college this weekend requires it :) m.

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  14. Looks like a fun read...sometimes a paragraph can speak volumes :)
    Love the color way in your green shawl,

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  15. I like you have so many ongoing projects, and limited time and energy levels to get things done, but we'll get there in the end. Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog.
    Clare x
    http://summerhousebythesea.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. I'm cheering! Busy seasons sound so familiar ~ I'm glad you unearthed a few hidden projects. It's good to sit and knit. I'm quite sure it refreshes the heart and soul!

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  17. I'm cheering you on! I love the color of the hitchhiker! Hopefully things will be a little less busy for you in the Fall so you can get a little knitting in more often!

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  18. I love how you refer to it as your yarn garden! I just received a new pattern in the mail and now I"m torn between wanting to cast on for that one or continue with my sweater project which has been in hibernation all summer. Oh the decisions. Thanks for stopping by my random thoughts today.

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  19. Your hitchhiker is a wonderful color. Mine is knitting up so fast.
    'Cheering you on' from france.

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  20. I love that Jade colour, so beautiful. Your books sounds intriguing...i might have to have a peek at that one if I can find it around here!

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  21. I love the tea leaves! I knit a tiny one for my daughter last spring and one day I would love to knit one for me! You can do it!!

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  22. Your projects are lovely!

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