SP 7 reveal… oh and yes- I suppose this IS a knitting blog… sorry!

My SP 7 SPOILER— has been revealed! She is the brilliant- and quite wonderful Jersey Knitter!

http://jerseyknitter151.blogspot.com/

She has been nominated BEST SP7… mostly because she managed to locate and send me Holz and Stein Circs….( I still think It was a Jersey Knitter Mob connection— but can’t confirm…) and perfect yarn in each pkg- along with sweets. That’s the best for me!

My final pkg offered soft and yummy pink silk/mohair blend by SRK! And a Sweet Marzipan Lamb… and chocolates- which I ate on the way to Bay City this weekend for the MOPS Simulcast!

In the pics- you can see- that on the SAME day- I bought some of the new Debbie Bliss Silk— in pink- to make a summer weight Kiri. I cast on already—- the silk is gorgeous, smooth as — well ,duh- SILK I suppose!

I plan on using the silk/mohair with beads on the border…. but will have to experiment with that— we’ll see.

There are also some quick jnit- SLOWWWWWWW to felt Fiber Trends “Ballerina” slippers. I “borrowed” the rose pattern from Nicky Epsteins new felted bags book. The slippers were slow to felt— (like 6 washings so far…) because of a gauge issue. Well- because I subbed in a chunky weight yarn I’ve been wanting to try— “Ironstone” in a pretty charcoal gray. (pattern is for worsted wt) Then left the stitch cout the same- with out changes….. these puppies were HUGE. I mean HUGE even for felting projects.

Any way—- I’ll probably put them thru one more cycle— since I have tiny feet. then they should be fine. They will be perfect for cold mornings—- and should be durable— since they are like 1″ THICK!!!!

The roses are in Lambs Pride worsted— in a really great Purple.

Other updates-

The Simulcast was great-

My 10 minutes with the Mentors- went great. In the pics you can see Noah’s contribution to my talk. I ASKED him to dirty a mirror.

Funny- when I ASKED him to make something dirty—- he quickly lost interest.

I also had a clean mirror.

I opened with a challenge- to help me with some spring cleaning… (some one should do that at my HOME…. BTW;) I asked for someone to try to clean the ” Noahed” Mirror.

Noah had finger painted it with cherry syrup—– then I dusted it with flour—- and used the blow dryer to DRY it on.

It was NOT coming off.

I then talked about how we sometimes feel like we should “have it all together” (or at least make it look like we do—) when we mentor at MOPS. I challenged them—- do you spend all your time trying to clean up a dirty mirror? Is it possible— that God can shine thru us even BRIGHTER another way?

Then, I took out a cleaner- but still dirty mirror…..

I bashed it with a hammer. (I’m a pretty Hands’ on kind of speaker… the more “senses” you can involve- the better the recall- of what has been taught!) This one was sound, ight— touch- and even cherry – smell… ()

(No worries—- the back was COVERED in layers of packing tape…..(thanks Mike- BTW!)

I then, dimmed the lights again, and shined a flash light on the broken mirror.

Re-fracted- and reflected light- twinkled and bounced around the room. I then shined the flash light on the dirty- but attempted to clean mirror— light reflected- minimally.

I read the following scripture:

2 Corinthians 4
Treasures in Jars of Clay

1Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. 2Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. 3And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,”[a]made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
7But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.

I challenged the Mentors— not to try to be so “perfect”— but to allow God to shine thru our weaknesses— to be vulnerable— share our imperfections, our struggles—- and our failures— that His grace- shines all the more brightly- thru our “Brokeness”.

The talk- was called:

Breaking the Mirror— Mentoring with Authenticity.

Anyway— thats’ what’s been happening around here!

more later-

Dear Jesus— I love you- and thank you for the priviledge of serving you by taling to the Mentors— they are an incredible grop of women… I pray that your word- would constantly be growing and challenging—- that they would love the MOPS Moms— with love that comes from you— amen!

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Click the link to see the acorn twine holder— I ordered to hold a ball of YARN!!!!!

Way cute to knit from— and should do nicely at keeping pretties clean…..

BTW- missie- don’t order one— (i ordered 2! )