A bunch of knitted fun

Pictures or it didn’t happen? Well, these things happened, and I hadn’t taken pictures.

This is from the summer, only I never got around to photographing it. It’s called “Faberge” and it’s far more beautiful in person than you can imagine.


I went for the black/teal with copper beads to get a verdigris and steampunk feel. I really like how it turned out.


Using last year’s birthday yarn, I finally made a Silk Garden Scarf. This is breathtaking in person, and I love it, love it, love it. People stop me to admire it.


A pair of Evenstar fingerless gloves. Can you find the miscrossed cable? I figured no, and I didn’t drop back twenty rows to fix it. Mistakes give it character. No, really.


Two “Irish Hiking Hats” for the homeless ministry. More on that in a future post.

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And then this, which is also a prayer request. We found out one of my husband’s relatives was diagnosed with leukemia. She’s in her early teens. Please pray for them. As for me, I’m not good for much in the world, but I can knit. Since she’s undergoing the kind of chemotherapy that takes your hair, I offered to knit her a chemo cap. Her grandmother suggested it be pink. Everyone else suggested it be soft, lightweight, draw attention to the face, and cover the hairline. I found this pattern on a chemo cap website:

IMG_2665Now the day before we found out about this young lady’s diagnosis, I’d received a gorgeous skein of Silk Garden Light as a gift. I wasn’t sure what to do with it since it’s a DK weight, but I knew a project would turn up. The next day, after we heard about her diagnosis and I went looking for hats, I knew why God had worked it out that I got given ths particular skein.

You’ll notice it’s not pink.

IMG_2646But it’s like a rainbow, and it’s so bright, so cheerful, so sweet. I hope she loves it.

Please pray for this young lady as she begins a two-year series of treatments, and also for her family.


  1. nantubre

    Good job! You are so talented. Prayers in progress for your friend and family. God’s timing is perfect.

  2. Febr12

    All of this looks great! But I am completely in love with that shawl! I’ll see if I can find the pattern on Ravelry. You did a wonderful job 🙂

    1. philangelus

      The pattern is here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/faberge I fell in love with that shawl the first time I saw it, but I didn’t have the courage to start it until I stumbled on a knit-along the designer was hosting. 🙂

      1. Febr12

        Many thanks for sharing!!