Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Blogger Friend School #23 {Flames of Passion}

For this weeks assignment I decided to take an idea from a fellow BFS'r.  I'd like a Yea or Nay in a comment if you'd be interested in passing along an idea or you can just email me.  This week I'm using an idea from Sombra at More Little Wilsons.  I do have plenty of ideas that I've written myself, but thought it would be fun if we did a round of BFS on the blogs that participate.

Sombra wrote, "I think it would be interesting to find out if some

of the other ladies have sunk their teeth into something new in the last

year or so, what are they enthralled with, what has claimed the fires of

their passion."  You can post pictures or as many things as you'd love to start doing for YOURself.  Make sure you include a favorite scripture.

Well, I don't have a picture, but I learned something new in the past year or so that I am really enjoying - knitting!  I tried to learn how to knit and crochet when I was around 10 years old, but couldn't figure it out.  Just over a year ago, some of us in the MOMS Club decided that we should learn how to knit, and one of the ladies did know some basics, so we started getting together and fumbling with our yarn and needles till we got the hang of it.  So now I love to knit!  Just a month ago, I even learned how to make cables by knitting a cellphone case of all things.  The pattern had one cable running up the middle, and being a small project, I was able to finish it in one day's work and learn the cable at the same time.  Right now I have two projects I'm working on - a blanket that will be put together from a series of six inch squares.  This is my "take along" knitting, because each square is small and doesn't require me to concentrate or count stitches and rows like some other things.  So I take it along with me and work on it at the kids baseball practices, or any time I am sitting and waiting.  The other project is a pillow cover that features cables and twist stitches.  Obviously that requires my full attention, so that one I work on at home, or when I get together with friends for the purpose of working on our knitting projects.  If I ever get either of those done, maybe I'll remember to share pictures! 

Two weeks in a row, I've chosen Scripture about the Wife of Noble Character! LOL  If only I could say all her virtues are in me...

She selects wool and flax

and works with eager hands.

~Proverbs 31:13

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the LORD, not for men.

~Colossians 3:23


MoreLittleWilsons said...

LOL, I have a few knitting projects that are waiting for my passion to come back! I hope my daughter fits the dress next winter.. I have shoulder seams and sleeves to do, and then the neck line finishing.. how silly that I can't just get'er done. One thing that's holding me back is I don't have DPN's in the right

bethanyrae said...

Sounds like fun! I learned to knit for the first time when I was pregnant with my first son after 2 miscarriages and had problems prompting the doctor to tell me to stay off my feet for 6 months. Don't be afraid to try the complicated looking blanket patterns. Once you can do the basic stitches, (is that what they call them?) the pattern makers can string them together into sequences that come out really beautiful and complicated looking. I really amazed myself! Of course, my first baby blanket turned out big enough to cover my own bed, I was so new at knowing how to size my stitches.....ha. But it was beautiful!

Have fun!!


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