Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Decemberist, Fun with Friends, and Good Advice...


The 2017 knitting has started on a roll!  Ha!  Two weekends in a row I've finished shawls... big shawls.  This one was quick because of the size of the yarn and the needles (though I do find it hard on my hands to use such big needles).



The pattern:  The Decemberist by Melanie Berg (all info here).


It is BIG. BOLD. And, SUBSTANTIAL!  I love it!



Along with the knitting, there's been fun with my golfing buddies!  Last Tuesday the SUN finally came out and we could hardly wait to soak it up!  It's sunny now, too... guess where I'm heading.  ;) (yes, I'm the one whose head is turned turned talking).


My Beloved and I enjoyed Sunday Gospel Brunch at LOVE and WAR in TEXAS with framily (friends who are family) then enjoyed soaking up more sun on the deck for the rest of the afternoon!  Good times.


This is a piece of good advice... I remind myself, too.

Wishing a wonderful week to my peeps...

blessings ~ tanna

19 comments:

Christine said...

Love, Love, Love, the BIG bold shawl.
(is that a Lynx?)

Good advice, let it go! Thanks!

Linda said...

Oh my...you sure are a good knitter Tanna!!
Love that big chunky shawl...so cosy, I am sure.
Good for you getting out there and golfing...such a great social sport.
I took lessons years ago...I should have stuck with it!!
We are getting some light snow today...at least we had some sunshine yesterday...
enjoy your week...
Cheers!
Linda :o)

podso said...

That shawl looks amazingly cozy as well as beautiful. I'm glad the sun has come out there. Here too and our sky is so clear and blue--with stars visible at night, which doesn't always happen here. Good quote at the end. Less stress for us too, when we "let it go."

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'm envious of your knitting skills! The new shawl is beautiful. Thanks for sharing the quote, it's a great reminder. Enjoy your day!

Laurie said...

Love the shawl, Tanna! I'm thinking of making a couple for Christmas gifts this year. I've never been able to hit a golf ball, to save my life. Lol! I was always a tennis girl.

Bonnie said...

Tanna, I see you are still knitting away, playing golf and I am so glad you are blogging.
Just now read an old post of mine and read the comments and decided to click on yours. Last time I did that you hadn't blogged anything new in a while. Of course, I meant to email you but didn't. You look as good as ever!
It is hard to visit as many blogs as I would like to but you were always special to me.
Great to hear from you. I've got to catch up on your past posts.Blessings to you today! Bonnie@livingwiththanksgiving

Nonna Rose said...

Gosh, I am so glad you are back!! I love this shawl, I think I will tive it a try. Have a blessed week.

karen said...

gorgeous shawl!!! I love the size and the lace edging :)

La Table De Nana said...

It is absolutely beautiful Tanna.It is beyond Mme that at one time you did not knit.To me it looks as if you were born with knitting needles in your hands.
Fun to enjoy the company of good friends.And very wise wise words...have a great week Tanna.

Tricia Buice said...

Oh how I miss the sunshine! Glad you got out with friends to play on that beautiful day. Your shaw is gorgeous. I have an old, long sweater that is "substantial" and I don't know how I would get through a winter without it. Sunday Gospel brunch sounds perfect :) Have a fantastic day Tanna!

Amy at love made my home said...

What a beautiful shawl! The big yarn and big needles make a big impact in a great way don't they!

Susan Sevig said...

Beautiful shawl and VERY substantial. Glad the sun is shining for you.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a gorgeous shawl! Such a beautiful design and it looks nice and warm.

I love that advice--it is not always easy to do, but in the long run it is healing and helps one focus on the right things instead.

Enjoy the sunshine, Tanna, and thanks for bringing some my way today!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Your shawl is awesome. You always make such pretty things. Keep those knitting needles going girl, you are doing good work. :)

Wishing you a day filled with much joy sweet friend.

((hugs)) and blessings always.

Pammy Sue said...

Good advice for sure. Your shawl is GORGEOUS! That color is so you. I love it. It's nice to have a substantial shawl to wear sometimes. Most don't really do much to keep you warm, but they're pretty to look at when they're so delicate. It's always good to have framily!

Amanda said...

Was that last quote for me? ;-) I sure did need the reminder this week. Love that shawl!! I wore one of my birthday ones (the tassels) last weekend and loved it!! =) XOXO

Cranberry Morning said...

That shawl! How gorgeous! I really need to get back to knitting. I have a baby sweather about 3/4 finished and got busy with other things. I'm afraid it will have to go to a different baby now. :-( Good advice at the end of your post. Life is too short to hold grudges or to let someone else's words weigh you down like a millstone. Blessings.

Sandra @ Thistle Cove Farm said...

Visiting from Dewena...LUV that big shawl...it's fabulous! I've not been in a knitting mood lately...this might shake me out of it. I knit and use a lot of shawls...one for every room so I'm never caught chilled.

steph said...

talk about wrapping yourself up in a big hug!!! Love that shawl!!!

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