Friday, July 25, 2008

Updates

I've started working on Gertrude (the giraffe)!  Her body is done!  The increase are very visible because they are knit in front and back loop, but I think her dress should cover that up!  

Update on Ravelympics:  Several of you have asked in the comments if I am going to dye the Bare yarn I have picked out for my shawl relay.  The answer is no!   I want a cream shawl because it will be so versatile!.  But if I were going to do that, I could do the dying before the beginning of the games...it's called training!

On the needles this weekend....hopefully finishing the second lace merino sock!  Then I must work more on my Secret Prayer Sock Swap, not to mention Gertrude! :)

Knox getting comfy in the new bookcase! 

My Story:

Thank you all for letting me share my testimony with you!  God has worked mightily in my life and I expect Him to continue!  It is so comforting know that the Creator of the Universe is taking care of me and loving me!

DH and I plan to celebrate the 8 year anniversary of me being alive tomorrow by going out to dinner!  

Feel free to keep commenting through the 26th (but no new posts this weekend)  Monday I will announce the winner!

26 comments:

ashpags said...

Ooh, I can't wait to see the finished Gertrude! Have a lovely dinner with DH. =)

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Happy Alive-iversary! Have a wonderful celebration.

addictedtoknitting said...

Gertrude sorta resembles a balloon at this point. Cant wait to see her when she's done

caednkat said...

I really enjoyed reading your testimony. I know for me it's an easy thing to forget, that you have the creator of the universe watching out for you.
A friend of mine shared something last week that has become my new favorite phrase.
A girl in our small group was sharing that her father found out he had cancer and she was upset. Another friend said "You might have been surprised but God wasn't."
Isn't that a wonderful reminder. No matter what we are going through that has thrown us for a loop, God wasn't surprised. He was ready for it even if we weren't.
I hope you have a wonderful time celebrating your life!!!

Stacy said...

Oh, I can't wait to see Gertrude too! I *have to* work on the sleeves of my sweater this weekend.

Enjoy your dinner tomorrow - I will drink a toast to you this weekend.

KJo said...

Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful thing to celebrate, being alive!

Can't to see Gertrude. And a purple dress!

KJo

Turtle said...

Gertrude looks like she will be very cool, please do post when she is finished! Happy anniversary to life! Such a good story.

lynda said...

Happy "anniversary"! God is so good. Thank you for sharing you testimony.

Tiffany said...

I can't wait to see Gertrude!! Have a nice weekend. You deserve it.

Jennifer said...

Happy anniversary. Enjoy your weekend.

knittingpanda said...

I can't wait to see the finished Gertrude the Giraffe, I have been thinking about making that same pattern.

Awesome Mom said...

I can't wait to see your shawl. I have some laceweight alpaca from Knit Picks and I am trying to find THE shawl pattern for it.

ikkinlala said...

It looks like you'll have to find somewhere else to put your books!

Lovs2Knit said...

Can't wait to see Gertrude finished. I bet she's going to look cute. Have a great weekend!

Davene McBride said...

Yes, God is good and so very good to us. I will celebrate with you that you are alive and well- all to the glory of God! Praise Him!!
Love,Mom

Grace Yaskovic said...

congratulations on you Alive-iversary as kitten called it, Your story is awe inspiring, and oh my a knitted giraffe I can't wait to see it

Aunt Kathy said...

Have a wonderful dinner celebration

Michele said...

Your cat looks a lot like my cat!

Can't wait to see Gertrude. Happy anniversary!

smariek said...

Happy Alive-versary! Have a wonderful night out!

Abigail said...

Thanks for sharing your testimony. It is always encouraging to see how He takes care of his kids.

I agree with Addicted to Knitting.

Gertrude looks like a ballon...

Kenyetta said...

Such an amazing story! I hope you have a wonderful dinner this weekend!

Kenyetta said...

Such an amazing story! Thank you for sharing with us.
I hope you have a wonderful dinner this weekend!

Happyplace. said...

Thank you for sharing your amazing story. Hugs to you and your family for bravely trusting that things would work out!

selects wool and flax said...

That giraffe is going to be totally terrific ~ please share her with us as she grows!!! Happy Anniversary!

Wool Winder said...

I agree with a previous comment--I thought you were knitting a balloon at first.

Trudy said...

This is so funny...well kinda. Gertrude is my grandmother's name and I was named after her. Thank heavens my mother shortened it to Trudy, but I love my grandmother so much--I am glad I was her namesake!