Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Yarning Along...


...with Ginny at Small Things.

Such a clever girl, that Ginny. I admire so much of her work -- her pictures, her knitting, her crafts...it all looks so beautiful, doesn't it?

So, joining Ginny, I'm posting my current project. After finishing several hats and a neck gaiter, I'm back to Rachel's scarf. I put it down for a while, and then I took it in the car the other day and when I picked it up to work on it, I found one of my beautiful Harmony needles snapped in half. I really almost cried. I suspect a teenage boy may have snapped it in a fit of anger, but he denies, and so I'm stuck with a broken needle and a big question mark. I really hate stuff like that. I ordered a new pair this morning and will have to wait to finish the scarf. I have plenty of rosaries to keep me busy in the mean time.

The pattern is here (Easy Drop Stitch Scarf under Free Patterns in the sidebar) and the yarn is Manos silk blend in woodland.

My read(s) is for the class I'm starting tonight to study Louis de Montfort's True Devotion to Mary. The class will help prepare me for a Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary and that is the title of the second book shown.



  1. I almost couldn't finish this post because I was so upset for you that your Harmony needle broke! I LOVE my Harmony needles!
    I think I would be able to take in all the grace from St. Louis De Montfort if I did it within the context of a study, reading it on my own starts to pull me under and I find myself needing to come up for air. His writings are that powerful and good though, worth making the effort to understand them as best you can!

  2. That scarf is SO pretty, Barbara! But I am sorry to hear about your needle =(

    I think a class on the True Devotion to Mary sounds fabulous. I have started it and stopped it so many times ...

  3. You'll never regret True Devotion. It has changed my life and the way I respond to everyone/everything in a better way - God bless your journey.

  4. That book is on my shelf, just haven't been ready for it yet. Your scarf is beautiful!
    And, I have been meaning to tell you, I stopped by your blog one evening and Seth heard George Winston's music and insisted that I order his forest cd to get the walking on air song :) thank you, we've been enjoying it!

  5. appledapple -- it was very upsetting, as you guessed. Trying not to be too attached to things...at least it was replaceable!

    The first class went beautifully. Father went through a lot of scripture which is the background for our (Catholic) devotion to Mary.

    Thanks, Sarah, I know I will benefit greatly.

    I am so glad to have a devoted priest to go through it with me. Though not much in the book is new for me, the depth of the class will make it so much more...more. Know what I mean?

  6. Your scarf is just lovely.
    God bless!

  7. Thanks, Leila. I confess that I was coveting that beautiful red/multi colored yarn in your stack of knitted items. Pretty! And the blue...lucky recipient of that item!

  8. I first want to tell you how sorry I am about your needle. Last year I was working on a scarf and my needle tip came off! By the time I picked it back up I had to rip it all out because I could not figure out where I was in the pattern. The good news in all that is that they were Harmony needles and when I called them to get a replacement, they were free! Last week I was knitting along and I was using a new pair and one snapped! Again when I called they replaced it for free. I have loved Knitpicks because they stand behind their products. I love your yarn choice and the pattern is so lovely! Happy knitting!

  9. Gorgeous, gorgeous scarf, love the yarn and thank you for the free pattern, love those :) We have been consecrated to Mary through True Devotion for several years now and I always cherish our renewal preparations (for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception). Praying your class is edifying and blesses you all :)

  10. love louis de montfort.
    and that scarf/yarn.
    boys are so attracted to knitting needles, aren't they?
    i can't tell you how many times i've "found" mine in the toy basket.
    and my knitting...falling apart. coming undone.
    no mercy.

    have a blessed weekend dear barb!
    happy knitting!

  11. That is the prettiest scarf---love the colors and the pattern. I want to try it.

    We did the Total Consecration a few years ago, but we're not good about renewing it.

  12. I can almost feel how soft that yarn must be! Beautiful work.

    I made the Consecration to Jesus through Mary many years ago, but feel that it would be good to do it again as I have journeyed through so much since then. I hope that you will enjoy the class.

  13. I just checked out that yarn Web site. The color of Woodland looks so different on your blog than on theirs. I wonder why ... Anyway, how many skeins did you order for the scarf? And do you find it is a "quick" knit. I'd like to make one for my mom, but I need something that I won't get "bored" with. And that will knit up fairly quick. Because I've been knitting a lace scarf for too long. It was supposed to be a b-day gift for a friend back in May. I'm only 1/2 way done! LOL


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