Friday, January 22, 2010

Head, Shoulders ...

I finished my scarf for Craft Hope Project 6 and had a bit of yarn left so I thought I would make a hat too. Want to keep 'em warm ... it's the mother in me ;-)

Just as I got to the brim of the hat - I ran out. Good excuse to have to go to AC Moore I say. One for you ... two for me ...

For the scarf I used the woven stitch. I got the idea from Mary Grace's great tutorial. I chained 23 with an I hook and got to painting the town red. I followed the original pattern for the Durango hat (except with an I hook) but there is a very cute modification found at Simple Beans.

The yarn is Patons Sheltland Chunky Tweeds - Deep Red. Easy to work with which made this project even more enjoyable.

One thing that kept running through my mind while making these was this verse:

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6

I hope that this verse will touch a cord with the student who receives the scarf and hat I made. They have had more of their share of heart ache in their short lives (they are foster children who have beat the odds and made it to college). I hope they will feel wrapped in the love of a stranger and more importantly, the love from our Heavenly Father ... from their head, shoulders, and well yes, knees and toes too ;-)


Ruth said...

It looks great. I just noticed this project and I am going to buy some red yarn and get busy.


~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

I do the same thing....One for you, one (or two) for me. You're a good egg Adrienne -- maybe our scarves will meet someday, on some campus. Yours turned out great.

Kerry said...

So gorgeous and warm looking too.
Your words at the end of your post were beautiful:-)
I wish i wasn't such a slow knitter - i'd make a scarf too.

Paula said...

Beautiful quote, Adrienne. I know the student that recieves your scarf and hat will feel the love. Maybe my scarf will meet yours and Jolly Bee's as well!