Ps 91 (NKJV)

3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and from the perilous pestilence.4 He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day,6 nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

"Y" is for...

Ordinary Lives. From a 2 z 4 u & me


"What? Yarn?" you say. Yep, yarn.

I've made a few things in my time. This is probably the one I'm most proud of - up to this point.

My husband is a long-standing Pittsburgh Steelers fan and I made this scarf for him several years ago.

Right now I am making a scarf for my nine year old. He wanted an University of Alabama (Roll Tide) scarf for Christmas. (That sounds like a seriously wrong sentence, but it is grammatically correct. I think. Ugghhh!!!)

I asked him exactly what he wanted and then I went online and looked at scarves, which are few and far between, that had the Alabama name and colors. White was not an option - he is nine afterall. So we chose gray and Alabama Red. He wanted a red background with gray words - Roll Tide. 

But I couldn't settle for that. NO WAY! So I did a little more research and consulted another Alabama fan. Did you know that you can knit two sides at the same time? It's called double knitting. You can view a video on youtube if your interested in finding out more.

My colors are red on one side and gray on the other. But that wasn't enough either. I KNEW I could do the writing (see above Steelers scarf), so I have worked it out on graph paper. And reworked it out on graph paper. And worked it a third and fourth time. I had to do the same for the above scarf too. Trial and error are the best teachers.  :)

So here's how it's going to look:  Gray side says ROLL TIME (in red); Red side says ALABAMA (in gray). I'm only partially done so no pictures yet. I did have to undo twice. The first time I realized my "R" was backwards and possibly upside down.  LOL Thus the need to go back and rework my design. The second time I purled when I was supposed to knit and knitted when I should have purled. Sigh, it does happen.

I am on a roll now, and I have another (quieter) request for one just like it from my fourteen year old. I told him I didn't know if I'd have time - but I will make time. SHHHHH!!! Don't tell him. I want it to be a surprise.

Have you ever made anything with yarn? Maybe just have a favorite something made with yarn (and with love)? Tell me about it.

As always - under HIS wings,


  1. I never did learn how to knit but I do crotchet. I've made lots of scarves and some mittens and hats. I also like to make dish rags and I've made some afghans. This winter I'll probably get busy again. :) I don't think I'd be able to knit. At one point I asked my MIL to teach me but that never happened and now it's too late :(

    Make sure you show us pictures when you're finished! It sounds AWESOME and magical! Knitting on both sides? Wowsa! I'm most impressed!

  2. I LOVE yarn! I enjoy crocheting and knitting, but my favorite project is using yarn as doll hair on the cloth dolls I make. I love yarn and yet I didn't even think of using yarn for my "y" post. Odd. So glad you thought of it!

  3. Thanks Laury. I hope it finishes as well as it's going right now. Have you ever tried to "write" on your crocheted afghans? I'm considering a wall hanging (way in the future), but I think it might be too big knitted.

    Rita - I would love to see a picture of your cloth dolls. I bet they're beautiful.

  4. That's really cool! I used to crochet and it still awes me that you can create an article with a strand of yarn!

  5. Oh my goodness, Ginger! I bow to your incredible crafting ability! My daughter can crochet like a madwoman... I however, am an abject failure with yarn! I'm really liking all the new ideas for making things with recycled thrift store sweaters! : )

  6. Barbara - God created us awesome to be able to come up with stuff, didn't He? To Him be the glory. (just think, who'd have thunk to take the fur from a sheep and spin it around to make thread or yarn, just weird)

    Niki - everyone has different talents. Something you might be good at, might drive me nuts and baffle me. :)


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