Sunday, October 27, 2013

A Prayer for Today (27/10/13)

God of faithful surprises,
throughout the ages
you have made known your love and power
in unexpected ways and places.
May we daily perceive
the joy and wonder of your abiding presence
and offer our lives in gratitude
for our redemption.

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

A Prayer for Today (20/10/13)

Holy One,
we lift our eyes to you in hope and awe.
Grant that we may reject all apathy of spirit,
all impatience and anxiety,
so that, with the persistence of the widow,
we may lift our voice again and again to seek your justice.

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Trip to Comrie

We went on a day trip to Comrie. Where's Comrie, you ask? Well, here's a map to show you (the pink star is Comrie, the red star is Edinburgh):

Honestly, the best part of the whole day was the train ride from Edinburgh to Bridge of Allan followed by the approximately 30 minute car ride from Bridge of Allan to Comrie. We saw lots of sheep which amused us greatly! And the river in Comrie was definitely beautiful.

Here's some pictures from the day:

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Happy 14th Birthday Damaris!

It's hard to believe that my little princess

is 14 years old today!

Happy 14th Birthday Damaris!
Mamma loves you muchly!

Here's some photos from our lunch with friends today for Damaris' first Scottish birthday! :-)

A Prayer for Today (13/10/13)

Wholeness of the sick and Home of the exile,
give us grace to seek the well-being
of those among whom we live,
so that all people may come to know
the healing of your love
and new voices join to give you thanks in Jesus Christ.

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

A Prayer for Today (06/10/13)

God, the refuge of wanderers and exiles,
the mother and father of the homeless,
you weep with those who are uprooted from their homeland,
and you suffer with those who exist without shelter and security.
Grant that your faithful love may reach out,
and that your healing mercy rise like the dawn
on all who are oppressed.
We ask this through Jesus, your Son,
who know hardship and died outside the city wall.

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Post In Which I Check In On Create for September

Nine months ago, I shared that my word for this year is create. I also shared some goals to go along with my word create. It's time to check in again.


~Design & publish at least six knitting patterns.
*Rescue Me, Chin Boy, and Show Me the Stars (Doctor Who Inspired Socks)
*Lola’s Ziga Zaga Scarf and Fingerless Gloves
*Catch the Rainbow Socks ~ published this month
*Baby blanket pattern is on hold. I need to reknit this still at a later date and then send to testers before publishing
*In the beginning stages of another sock pattern design which I hope to publish by mid to late November

~Knit enough pairs of socks that I can stop wearing store bought ones.
*Six pairs completed for me.
*And another pair on the needles.
*Plus one pair for a friend and a pair for Damaris and a pair of baby socks as a gift and a pair of my RMCBASMTS as a shop sample

~Knit my second ever sweater.
*Picked a pattern, bought the yarn, bought the buttons. Just need to begin the knitting.

~Knit at least six preemie hats to donate to charity.
*2 done. I've slacked on this and don't know if I'll finish this goal.
*Damaris also knit 2.
*All 4 were donated to charity before we left the US.

~Consistently journal.
*Haven't gotten started back on this, but blogging again regularly is somewhat filling that void.

~Continue keeping a list of the eucharisteo/gifts/joys/Thanksgivings in my life.
*Over #2450 counted.

Finished Projects
A Noble Autumnal Cowl ~ From the A Noble Cowl pattern by Emily Kausalik. Knit on US 6 (4mm) needles with Figgi Yarns Chic in the Henna Goddess colorway. I was sent this yarn to test and review by XenaKnits and fell in love with the color. Pink is still my all-time favorite but who doesn't love a gorgeous autumnal pumpkin orange.

Catch the Rainbow Socks ~ From my brand new design Catch the Rainbow Socks pattern by ME!!!! Knit on US 1.5 (2.5mm) needles with Knit Picks Felici in the Rainbow colorway. It seems that of late, so many of my fellow knitters are knitting up socks in a rainbow colorway. I got caught up in the rainbow loveliness and had to get some yarn of my own that would stripe up like a rainbow. As I debated what pattern to use to knit my rainbow socks, I decided that I needed a truly rainbow inspired stitch pattern to do the yarn justice. Thus, this pattern for Catch the Rainbow Socks was born. In all honesty, after seeing my test knitters’ finished projects, the truth is this pattern looks amazing with pretty much any self striping yarn. So grab a skein of self striping (Rainbow if you can) sock yarn and let’s see if we can Catch the Rainbow!!

Miss Martha Headband ~ From the Miss Martha pattern by Charlotte Dunning. Knit on US 6 (4mm) needles with Figgi Yarns Chic in the Henna Goddess colorway and a smidge of Cormo Fingering in the Grey colorway. I had just a bit of the yarn that I was sent this yarn to test and review by XenaKnits left over, so I knit up a quick little headband for me.

Current Works in Progress
*Rescue Me, Chin Boy, and Show Me the Stars (Doctor Who Inspired Socks) - Paire Trois ~ 1 sock completed and 2nd sock in progress

*Diamond Baby Blanket ~ a baby blanket for my new nephew due in January, 2014 in progress

*Stay Awhile Wrap ~ more yarn to test and review for XenaKnits, potentially a gift depending on how it turns out

2013 Projects To Date:
I thought it would be neat to keep a list of all the projects I knit during 2013.

Baby Blankets
*Baby Blanket for Baby Boy Busch (my own pattern design to be released later) ~ Completed 04/24/13
*Doctor Who Baby Blanket ~ Completed 06/02/13

Fingerless Gloves
*Hand Thingies for L #1 ~ Completed 04/20/13
*Hand Thingies for L #2 ~ Completed 05/03/13
*Hand Thingies #1 ~ Completed 06/11/13
*Hand Thingies #2 ~ Completed 06/14/13
*Lola's Ziga-Zaga Scarf & Fingerless Gloves (my own pattern design which can be purchased here) ~ Completed 06/20/13
*leethal Adventure Knit-a-long! Green Byway ~ Completed 08/04/13

*Tristan Hat for James ~ Completed 01/06/13
*Tristan Hat for Michael ~ Completed 01/09/13
*Rambled Hat for Wyatt ~ Completed 01/10/13
*2013 Top Down Preemie Hat #1 (my own pattern design available for free here) ~ Completed 01/11/13
*Camden Cap for Lola ~ Completed 01/13/13
*2013 Top Down Preemie Hat #2 (my own pattern design available for free here) ~ Completed 03/02/13
*Camden Cap for Momma W. ~ Completed 03/07/13
*Camden Cap for Damaris ~ Completed 03/10/13
*Camden Cap for Me ~ Completed 03/15/13
*Dallas Cowboys Hat for Dad W. ~ Completed 03/16/13
*Texas Flag Hat for J.R. ~ Completed 03/22/13
*Graham Hat for J #1 ~ Completed 04/16/13
*Graham Hat for J #2 ~ Completed 04/27/13
*Graham Hat for J #3 ~ Completed 05/08/13
*Mock Cable Baby Hat ~ Completed 05/16/13
*Graham Hat for the Hubs ~ Completed 06/24/13
*Drizzle Hat for Damaris ~ Completed 07/01/13
*leethal Adventure Knit-a-long! Orange Trail (Hat) ~ Completed 06/28/13
*Drizzle for Me ~ Completed 08/07/13

*Junction Shawl for Mom A. ~ Completed 02/27/13
*A Noble Autumnal Cowl ~ Completed 09/18/13

*Seamless Salomas Slippers for Damaris ~ Completed 08/11/13
*Seamless Salomas Slippers for Me! ~ Completed 08/13/13
*Seamless Salomas Slippers for Beth ~ Completed 08/15/13
*Another Pair of Seamless Salomas Slippers for Me! ~ Completed 08/08/13
*Another Pair of Seamless Salomas Slippers for Damaris ~ Completed 08/21/13

*Rescue Me, Chin Boy, and Show Me the Stars (Doctor Who Inspired Socks) (my own pattern design which can be purchased here) ~ Completed 01/01/13
*Mix Match Leftover Socks ~ Completed 01/03/13
*AfterThought Heel Socks ~ Completed 01/27/13
*Socks on a Plane for Katie ~ Completed 02/23/13
*Level Up Socks ~ Completed 03/30/13
*There and Back Again Socks ~ Completed 04/25/13
*Rescue Me, Chin Boy, and Show Me the Stars (Doctor Who Inspired Socks) - Paire Deux (my own pattern design which can be purchased here) ~ Completed 05/06/13
*Mock Cable Baby Socks ~ Completed 05/16/13
*Stripey Everyday Socks for Damaris ~ Completed 07/10/13
*Catch the Rainbow Socks (my own pattern design which can be purchased here) ~ Completed 09/28/13

*Baby Sophisticate Sweater ~ Completed 05/28/13

*Three Mother's Day Washcloths ~ Completed 04/28/13
*All Washed Up Washcloths for Me ~ Completed 05/19/13
*All Washed Up Washcloths ~ Completed 05/25/13
*All Washed Up Washcloths ~ Completed 06/08/13
*Doctor Who Washcloths ~ Completed 07/03/13
*Doctor Who Washcloths ~ Completed 07/06/13
*Leftovers Washcloth ~ Completed 07/07/13

Misc. Items
*Acequia Mini Sock ~ Completed 04/25/13
*Sarah Jane the Doctor Who Stuffie ~ Completed 06/05/13
*Dandy Sir Cephalopod #1 ~ Completed 06/21/13
*Dandy Sir Cephalopod #2 ~ Completed 06/26/13
*Dandy Sir Cephalopod #3 ~ Completed 07/13/13
*leethal Adventure Knit-a-long! Gold Route (Cup Cozy) ~ Completed 07/26/13
*Scotty the Knitted Frog ~ Completed 08/09/13
*Miss Martha Headband ~ Completed 09/28/13

As always, find all my completed projects plus what's currently on my needles on Ravelry:

And you can also find all my knitting pattern designs (those available for purchase and some freebies as well) on Ravelry: