Friday, July 22, 2011

A Family Re-Union

The two have never become one,
And were never meant to be.
One needs their own life, in spite of the others.
As well as one or two, so do three.

Their lives are llike climbing roses,
Each separate vines yet intertwined.
When one branches out on a different path,
The others must adjust their climb.

And so is it not the way of this world?
Our lives intersecting like lines on a map.
Yet we aren't given an established direction.
Moving in an unpredictable race of infinite laps.

I am not one, but many.
I evolve from events I've endured.
The past, my foundation, keeps me grounded.
The future, my fruition, not ignored.

And you must be who you are.
One to others, someone else to me.
All relationships constantly developing.
Dependent connections providing stability.

So, yes, the two have surely become one,
Weaving in more threads throughout time,
Creating a chord of combined strands
Tangled and strightened in an unbroken line.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

For the Babies

These are charity blankets given to the local hospitals for new parents to use when taking home their babies.  I love combining the colors of the yarns to make each one unique.
Most of the time I use a pattern already written and add my own flair.  Once and a while, I make up my own pattern as I go.  I love seeing it all coming together.

Monday, July 11, 2011

An Easy Crocheted Skinny Scarf

Rhonda, at the Dollar Store Crafts blog, made a really cute scarf that she called "The World's Easiest Crochet Scarf" .   The scarf is made with left-over yarn, and all you need to know is how to do the chain stitch.  She showed a scarf she had made using 15 strands of  yarn chains, and one using 24 strands of yarn chains.  She also commented about  being excited to wear them in the fall.

Well, I didn't want to wait 'til fall!  I have seen many patterns for skinny scarves in crochet magazines, and decided I would use less strands and be able to wear it now, to add a little color to a plain tank top.  I used worsted weight yarn in a variegated blues and pinks, a variegated pink, a maroon, and a turquoise, a light weight yarn in turquoise, and chains of variegated pink, dark pink and dark turquoise size 10 crochet thread and a maroon fun fur.  I made chains that were about 9 ft long, and tied them all together every eight inches using an overhand knot.  It was fun and easy, and I am very happy with how it turned out.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Mesh Scarf and Bracelet

Even on vacation I can't stay away from my yarn and hooks.  I had a skein of this yarn, and decided to make a scarf to match the yellow top and turquoise Capri pants I have.  I even had some left over yarn, and made this bracelet with it.  

We are at the Barbershop Harmony Society International Contest in Kansas City, MO.  I found this sleeveless polo shirt that says "Life is a song."  I thought they all went together perfectly. :)