Friday, August 12, 2011
My Shalom Cardi and a treasure in disguise
YES~! its finished...My Shalom cardi now hangs on my body. I wore it for the first time today. Buttonless but I could not resist. I have three thoughts here. One being that if I don't add sleeves, that I can start wearing it straight away. Two being, if I do add sleeves, I shall be wearing it in Summer its taken so long to knit and could take even longer!!! Three being, I don't have enough wool to finish it so, I am basically forced to stop. So , here I model my first cardigan I have ever made. I tried every which way to model it as Winter has given me an abundace of unwanted flab but PROUD... YES~!
Please take note of my overly large lemon..It's the first from the lemon trees in the orchard.
I have a little story to tell about this gorgeous old vintage curtain. A beggar came to my door not so long ago. It was a very cold Winters night. He was hungry and cold and desperate. He came wrapped in this dirty old curtain. So , we made a swap. I gave him a meal and one of my warm winter quilts amongst other things. He gave me the most beautiful linen vintage curtain I have ever seen ( very dirty indeed but I gave it a good scrub!) and I was left humbled and full of gratitude for my place here on Earth. Fortunate, warm, fed and loved....These lessons come in so many hidden ways. I am now left cutting up my beautiful linen vintage curtain to make a quilt for my Dear Mr Darcy and I to snuggle up with.
A happy day to you~