Sunday, January 15, 2017

One Foot In Front Of The Other

One day at a time. One foot in front of the other. Remember to breath. Sometimes that's all we can do. That is all we are asked to do.

Pattern:  A Nice Ribbed Sock by Glenna C.
Yarn:  Paton's Kroy Socks, Bramble Stripes colorway
Needles:  size 1-1/2 (2.5 mm)

I have made several prayer shawls over the years. But these are prayer socks. For someone who is putting one foot in front of the other. Stepping out in faith.

Pattern:  Kid's Fruit Hat by Ann Norling
Yarn:  Rowan Wool Cotton
Needles:  size 6

And this is a happy knit---another new baby has arrived. I just counted today. I have made 43 baby hats in the last few years. My own grandchildren have gotten several each, but many, many have been gifts. They have been sent all over the country. What a fun way to welcome new babies.

I find I knit when times are hard and when times are happy. The rhythm of the needles soothes me. The focus on the pattern keeps my mind in gear. I'm knitting love and prayers into each stitch. It's good for me. It's good for the one I'm knitting for.



janie said...

I always enjoy your are kind of my mentor!

goodnightgram said...

Another beautiful sky photo. Goodness, the socks turned out wonderfully! I love the strips and the colorway. I wish the recipient all the best. And 43 hats? You are a knitting machine!. Such lovely gifts.

Mimi said...

Thank you, Janie. I always appreciate your comments.

Mimi said...

I love seeing this view of the sky first thing every morning. Cloudy days, rainy days, sunny days. It's all beautiful.

Angela said...

I feel sad that I don't know how to knit. I can do a few things in crochet. Those socks and baby cap are beautiful!

Mimi said...

Angela, there are beautiful crochet patterns. Check on Ravelry. (Free to join if you're not already a member.) And it's surely not too late to learn to knit if you want to. It's fun to do both. I have crocheted many an afghan over the years and they are still in use. Both knit and crochet are wonderful crafts.