Your greatness is not what you have, it's what you give.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Scarves and shawls and slippers, oh my!

A few finished items went into inventory this week. Barbara did a beautiful job of knitting and blocking this lovely cabled wrap. I think she told me it was a free pattern on the Lion Brand site. Her stitch definition and tension was perfect.
 Last week you saw "Audrey" laying around and blocking. This week she is working hard at keeping me warm. This is something I knitted for myself but I have a scarf and a cowl on the needles for donation, so don't look at me that way! LOL!
 Kathleen is working on a shawl using a colorful acrylic and she will be adding some rows of solid colors too. I can't wait to see it next week.
 Barbara is working on a chenille scarf using the Mistake Stitch. It's really pretty and very soft.
 Kathleen made the matching hat and scarf with the promise of a pair of matching mittens to come next. Nice job, Kathleen!
And Liz dropped off a pair of warm, cozy slipper socks.
 Beth and Carole hunted through a new batch of yarn that was donated to us. It was one of those "Being at the right place at the right time" experiences. I went to Trumpet Hill Yarn Store on Sunday to look for a button and decided to sit and knit awhile. A very sweet lady named Patty came in and started asking about where could she find a group to whom she could donate some yarn that was given to her by her friend Monique. Robena looked at me and the rest is history. Thank you Patty and Monique, if you're reading this. The yarn is beautiful and we all have ideas swimming in our heads for what we will make with it.
 Beth finished a Sock Monkey she made for a relative's birthday. Isn't he cute?!!!
 And this double knitted, two sided scarf. It's beautiful!
 Carole finished this lovely Holden shawlette. You might remember seeing her binding it off last week.
 The bind off row consisted of many, many, many picots in the row. She was glad was that was finished!

I visited my chiropractor today and there is a plaque on the wall in his office that I see every time I visit. It puts into words what I feel in my heart and I wanted to share it with all of you.
This is the true joy of life, the being used up for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.
I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live.
Life is no "brief candle" to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for a moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations....George Bernard Shaw

Take your splendid torch and shine it everywhere!


AlisonH said...

I love the quote! And I particularly love all the beautiful knitting, and the fact that the person giving the yarn got to see you and that it would be put to good use.

Kathleen's yarn is exactly what the skein I learned to knit on looked like in 1969. Fond memories.

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