I am working at learning entrelac knitting. Several kind people have posted tutorial help and I found the entrelac book on a discount book site. I also bought a book about learning to knit socks from that same site. While I have been knitting for probably 55 years, I've never tried socks and entrelac knitting is something I just learned existed a while back. This site is so much fun and so educational - and motivating! I am so glad to have found this site and to "meet" so many kind and helpful folks.
I think you should make a conscious effort to relax your body when you sit down to knit. First, take a slow, deep breath. Then drop your shoulders and shake out your arms. Then pick up your needles. Remind yourself that knitting IS fun and relaxing. Practice these techniques and practice knitting. I bet you will find yourself enjoying it more and that your knitting won't be quite so tight. Good luck!
I think it is just the intent and the fact that the person making the shawl is praying as they make it.
The following is from www.shawlministry.com:
Whether they are called Prayer Shawls, Comfort Shawls, Peace Shawls, or Mantles, etc., the shawl maker begins with prayers and blessings for the recipient. The intentions are continued throughout the creation of the shawl. Upon completion, a final blessing is offered before the shawl is sent on its way. Some recipients have continued the kindness by making a shawl and passing it onto someone in need. Thus, the blessing ripples from person-to-person, with both the giver and receiver feeling the unconditional embrace of a sheltering, mothering God!
It's beautiful. Is that a self-patterning yarn?
Gorgeous afghan! Do you mind directing us to the pattern? Is it knit all in one piece? Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for sharing all these sites for yarn. I am going to spend some time checking them out.
I wonder what the postage was for your mystery box. Thanks for the information.
Would you be so kind as to direct me to the pattern for the spring cloth? I have been knitting dishcloths in between other projects and find that to be quite satisfying. I like the way you were able to use up bits of leftover yarn to make that one. Thank you, Johanne
I like all your work. I wonder if you would be willing to let us know where to get the patterns for these items? As you have probably read, some of us are pattern addicts! I am particularly fond of the toddler hooded sweater. Thank you for sharing. Johanne
I'm sorry this happened to you. I imagine that the extra money spent while waiting for people to come is just secondary to the emotions of dealing with getting rid of your father's belongings. Unfortunately, there are people who do not think twice about their actions and the impact they will have on others. Finish up with clearing things out and try to let go of the bad feelings because they will only hurt you now. Know that we understand and hope that things improve for you. May today be the beginning of a storage-free life where you can use those extra monthly funds for something more enjoyable - like yarn and knnitting needles!
Oh no, Courier! I'm so sorry you broke your finger. I think God/the Universe is telling you to take care of yourself right now too! Prayers for a quick healing.
Sending prayers for your cousin, prayers for healing, for strength to deal with the cancer and treatment, and for peace of mind. Hugs to you both.
Tell your sister "Thank you for serving to keep us safe. It is appreciated." Thank you for sending goodies to your sister and her buddies.
Welcome from Willis, Michigan (between Ann Arbor and Detroit.) What part of Michigan are you from?
I, too, have been knitting all my life. I am committed to learning how to do the entrelac knitting this year. I just ordered a book about entrelac knitting and also one about how to knit socks. Those are two things I haven't done in all my years of knitting. Welcome to KP.