Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summer Yarns











Quick post to share my knitting and reading habits of late. I finished the Alpinia - yay! I am really pleased with it too - a very sweet cardigan indeed. Today I crocheted a wee bag to hold my iPhone when I am walking the dog in this warm weather. For some reason, most of my summer clothes don't have pockets, and I am using the phone to take all my pictures just now, so I wanted a cross-shoulder bag so I can be hands-free. I just made up a rough pattern, which you can see on my Ravelry page. I tested it out tonight and it did the job perfectly.
My next project will be a hat for John, using this lovely blue Rowan merino silk. He starts his chemotherapy next week... better cast on soon.

I am re-reading Bone by Marion Woodman. It is a diary of her own cancer journey and it is a beautifully written reflection, quotes from poetry and literature - lots of Jungian imagery, which I love too. I read this many years ago, on holiday in Crete, and I was very taken with it. This time, of course, I have a different perspective, and I am getting so much nourishment from it.

I am joining in with Ginny for Yarn Along - do drop by and see what everyone else is up to. xx

12 comments:

  1. Love the sweater! The little bag will work just great for walks, I have a small bag I carry for the same reason. Thinking of you and your family. Blessed Be.

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  2. The sweater looks so cute, and so does your phone bag. I keep saying I am going to finally get a cell phone just so I can take photos, I think I am one of the few people who doesn't carry one.

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  3. Thinking of you and your family.....

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  4. The sweater is a delight perfect for this time of year and the little bag is adorable. I am about to make some bags to use some ribbon yarn I have that I didn't like when I started to crochet it for a scarf. Thinking of you and your family, hope all goes well for John.

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  5. The Cardi and bag are beautiful Jacqui. Thinking of you and the family Xx

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  6. What beautiful knits :). Thinking of you all in the coming weeks.

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  7. Stunning cardigan, knitted so beautifully. Perfect little bag, so colourful too.
    Sending love, {hugs} and prayers your way. xx

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  8. Great idea to make a bag for the phone, I also rely on my phone more and more for those quick candid moments. I still like the big camera and use it once a week but well....it's big. Love your finished sweater :)

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  9. Greeting Jacqui, Praying for strength and comfort, that our Lord will become your point of gravity, it can be overwhelming at times,( we found it so ) Have ordered BONES, no Amazon in South Africa but Kalahari have it in stock.
    Much love Tricia

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  10. Sorry typo error Jacqui BONE. xxx

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  11. Lovely sweater and a cute bag for carrying your phone. Sending up prayers for you all!
    xo ~Lisa :)

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  12. Just offered prayers for you and your husband. My father in law died of cancer two years ago, and we've had to walk this road with many friends. It is a hard, hard way.

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