Yarns Sold and Told has recently received a simply wonderful, gorgeous yarn called Sanibel that is 42% cotton and 58% viscose. It has a beautiful shimmer, a lovely drape and comes in great spring colors. Marilyn used this wonderful yarn to make a cowl that would be perfect for the upcoming summer months. I can just picture this green cowl paired with a short sleeve t-shirt. Who says Cowls are for winter only?
As I am sitting in my daughter’s home, I am watching her children eating lunch at the kitchen table. This very beautiful, high quality table was purchased and used by my grandmother many, many years ago. Five generations have enjoyed this table!!
At the same time, I am sitting on the couch reading a book to Emily’s youngest daughter, Audrey, while snuggled up in a blanket which I knitted several years ago. This blanket was crafted from very beautiful, high quality Encore yarn from Yarns Sold and Told. How fun to think that something I created might last for as many generations as Grandma’s kitchen table.
“Make Time for Yarn Every Day” – That is the quote that Knitting Daily uses each day at the end of their television show. I just love this quote although I must say that I already do make time for my knitting each day. Regardless of how busy I may be or even how tired I am, there is always enough time and energy to knit even if the project needs to be a simple garter stitch pattern.
I also knit year around. I love all the wool and wool blend yarn and usually make a blanket each winter and then look forward to all the spring cotton yarns to enjoy all spring and summer. Just as I love living in a climate where the weather changes throughout the year, I love living in a place where I need to change yarns throughout the year. See, I don’t just make time for yarn every day, I make time for knitting with different yarns, the entire year.
Anytime we discover that someone we love is having a crisis, we always want to do something, anything to help the situation. When we first received the phone call from our son, Patrick, that our daughter-in-law was in labor ten weeks before this grandson’s due date, I immediately began to start making a huge pot of soup for Connor and Abraham to take back to Overland Park for all my children.
Just as providing a pot of soup gave me a way to provide physically for this family, I knew as a grandmother I needed a knitting project made especially for this dear child. I had been working on a cotton baby blanket made from Cotton Supreme Splash yarn. As I was close to the halfway point on this labor of love and continued to knit it while caring for Taycee after Baby Chase arrived in this world, I finished it just before Taycee and I went to see our little 3 pound boy. While I realize Chase may not need this blanket today, this grandma needed to knit this blanket!