Wednesday, May 21, 2014

FOR THE LOVE OF PURPLE

At any given moment, a knitter was
always knitting with at least two yarns:
one that was the actual fiber, and
another that was an invisible thread,
the essence of the knitter, that accomplished
every stitch. A wish held and sustained
with clarity of mind while knitting would
somehow wend its way into the fabric,
and later when the fabric became a
sweater or a hat, that wish would
materialize.

~ The Wishing Thread
    Lisa Van Allen














I finished my Orchid Sunday
evening and then immediately
got my iron and ironed away. It
was so much fun to iron my
knitting, something I never
thought I would do. I love this
shawl, the color, the design
and the cost, it cost less than
$10.00 in crochet thread to
knit.

My Mike has a cousin who is due
with a wee little girl any day now
and I wanted to knit her a little
something so I cast  on Puerperium Cardigan
and then I will be knitting Ginny's
New Born Hat to go with it.
Truthfully there is nothing so
sweet as baby knitting.

I'm still reading The Wishing Thread
and enjoying it.

Joining Ginny.






36 comments:

  1. Wow, that shawl is gorgeous Tracey! Always a joy to knit for babies :) Have a wonderful day!

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  2. All your prayers and good wishes go into those beautiful dainty baby garments. How precious that you are able to share your joy of knitting with a wee little one :) ... your shawl looks beautiful! mari

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  3. Purple is my favorite! Lovely shawl you've created.

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  4. WOW!!! That is drop dead gorgeous!!! (and toes to match!!! hee hee!!!!)

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  5. the shawl turned out perfectly, Tracey ~ I'm excited the blocking instructions worked :)

    I love today's quote ~ thanks for sharing it! Melissa

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  6. Lovely shawl! I love the color of your shawl and your toes!

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  7. Wow, I am so impressed, the shawl is a sheer delight. The quote was beautiful.

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  8. Beautiful shawl, and there's nothing better than knitting for babies!

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  9. That quote! That shawl! Those purple toes! Love it all!

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  10. Breathtaking! I love everything about your shawl: the pattern, the color, and the fact that it cost $10 to make.

    Knitting for babies is the bestest--I agree. ♥

    That quote from The Wishing Thread is wonderful. I especially like how nicely it goes with your photo of the wildflower with the silken spider thread attached--perfect!

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  11. that is a beautiful shawl. So delicate and a lovely colour. Actually, everything about my visit here is lovely - the quotation from The Wishing Thread, the quotation from Edward Everett Hale, the ocean photo in your header, reading your about ... so glad I found my way to clover seven! And oh I wish I had a little babe to knit for - that cardigan is so dear.

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  12. That shawl turned out beautiful!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE that color!! Happy Knitting!

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  13. The shawl is stunning!!! I haven't accepted the challenge of knitting with yarn so fine. You are giving me courage! The Wishing Thread is on my bedside table. I alternating it with another at the moment.......magazines!

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  14. Your shawl is beautiful. You had me hooked with your post title. Purple is my favorite color. I can't believe the shawl is made with thread. Wow. I put The Wishing Thread on my to read list.

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  15. that shawl is gorgeous!!!
    so much pretty purple...

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  16. Gorgeous shawl and I do so love the purple! I've knit a cotton cardigan that I ironed and it was great fun to not be blocking it.

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  17. Beautiful shawl! I love the matching toes too. The quote from the book is very moving. I think I will add it to my wish list. My MIL and daughter knit and we enjoy sharing books so it would quite possibly be enjoyed by many readers in the family. ( I knit three of Ginny's baby hat this past fall. It's quite enjoyable to knit.)

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  18. Tracey - don't we get to see you wearing the beautiful shawl that you spent so much time making?! It looks fantastic - so many stitches! And what a coincidence - I just finished a Beyond Puerperium cardigan for my little babe - I made it short sleeve. Its drying now - pictures to come soon! Another blogger I follow is also knitting the Puerperium - great minds think alike!

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  19. What a beautiful shawl! And you take the BEST pictures, out there in nature :-)

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  20. Your purple toes made me smile. :)

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  21. Beautiful shawl and gorgeous colour!

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  22. Tracey, the shawl is gorgeous and you definitely can't beat the price. Love your purple nail polish and your sandals.

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  23. Beautiful shawl. The colour looks perfect.

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  24. Love the photo with your purple toe nails...awesome. Your shawl is beautiful...you must have so much patience.

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  25. oh so beautiful shawl you knitted and how
    thoughtful of you to knit for the baby.

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  26. Beautiful shawl...beautiful colour...

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  27. How did you know purple was my favorite color? Beautiful projects, thanks for sharing.

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  28. I love that quote about the wishing thread, what a lovely idea. Your shawl is beautiful, what a wonderful shade of purple!

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  29. purple used to be my favorite color (a left over from my Donny days as a girl...ha!). Your shawl is simply gorgeous, Tracey! my toes are currently blue... loving all the color available at the drugstore these days! :)

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  30. that shawl is lovely. such great drape. i bet it feels heavenly. and you know how much i love baby knits. i could knit them all the time. i just need more babies to knit for.

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  31. That is beautiful Tracy! I just love it.

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  32. What a fabulous quote! It's so true. And this shawl is lovely. And in crochet thread? I slowly creep away from that weight.

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