Quotes for the Week


I’m pretty content with the lace edging on my Project Peace Shawl.  And yes that’s fresh snow.  And it makes for pretty photos. I have a ways to go before I finish.  I want this baby to wrap around me like a cozy blanket.  

I forgot to tell you that the sweet woman who told me to slow down at the barn,  also said, when the girth was too small for the horse,
It’s like putting a 32B bra on a 36DD woman…it ain’t gonna fit!” 

I heard another very sweet thing the other day.  Friends who have a yours mine and ours family, said, ‘In our house there is no STEP (as in step sister).  The only steps are in the stairway. We are all family here.”  


Instead of  the  Feather and Fan finish, I’m knitting a One ROW Lace border.  ( Yo, Knit 2 together, Knit 2 ) All the way across and back.  Very easy and peaceful knitting. 

I’ve also begun my March tradition of making Irish Soda Bread.  I couldn’t resist eating it .  It was so good.  It reminded me of my mom and my grandma in the best way.  My Nana would always say, when we came for dinner, “Theres nothing to do but eat!”  She put on a feast for every family visit.  It was her way of saying, I love you.  

Have a wonderful Wednesday!   OH, wait, one thing.  If you have been commenting, and I haven’t commented on your blog, please let me know.  There are a few of you who are so kind to comment and I haven’t found you yet.  Maybe you don’t have a blog and you just comment, which is lovely too!!



Author: compassionknit

I've moved from irisheyesknitters.blogspot.com to compassionknit.wordpress.com on Nov. 7 2016. It is still me! glad you found me

17 thoughts on “Quotes for the Week”

  1. Kathy, Hubs and I have a blended family. We have never used the word “step” for any of our family members. They are our kids and grandkids. Likewise, we are just mom and dad or grandma and grandpa. Why muddy the waters. Love is all that matters.

    With having lost my mom at Christmas I too am starting to pick up her traditions. It makes me feel much closer to her. I can almost feel her presence and hear her talking me through the process. Even though I cry while doing it……It makes my heart and soul sing.

    Play a bit in the snow for me. I miss the fresh clean snow and how quiet the world was while it fell. I don’t miss the bitter cold or the shoveling though lol.


  2. the shawl looks lovely, and that is a wonderful simple and pleasant lace you substituted. It will look gorgeous while wrapping you up in softness and warmth.

    One of my grandmothers used to put on a huge delicious spread for us all, and the other was up front about hating cooking, and she would just as soon order a giant sandwich. Years later I learned that the first grandmother also hated cooking. I feel badly that she thought she had to do the big spread, because though it was good, no one was there just for the food. We had just as much fun at big sandwich grandmother’s house. However – I got some lovely recipes from the cooking grandmother. I like them even if she didn’t!

    And I think I see comments from you on my blog, and I appreciate them!


  3. Love Irish Soada bread! Enjoy a slice for me, please…and the shawl is lovely, especially against the snow. Isn’t it kind of Mother Nature to provide that backdrop. Love the quote about the bra sizes; my solution: don’t wear one! ;-)).


  4. I’m with Honore, above (about the bra, not the snow!). That’s what camis are for.

    Thanks for the easy lace stitch finish. As a new knitter, I’m collecting all the tips I can.


  5. That shawl is going to be wonderful.. I adore the color of it and how it’s turning out. I’ve been wearing my pastel colorful shawl I finished last year, for the last few days, as it makes me feel Spring-y! But I need a hat to match. You’re lucky to have been able to spend time with your grandmothers.. our parents moved us to Oregon when when I was 4 and we never had the luxury of spending time with them and then they were gone. Very sad. ((hugs)), Teresa 🙂


  6. You inspired me to go find my Peace Shawl WIP, and I did. Guess what? It’s blue, too, but lighter than yours. What pattern are you using? (It looks different from mine.) I’ve been bad about blogging lately; the days just seem to speed on by. Hope you’re staying warm!


  7. Oh I like that blue shawl. I think that pattern is next in my queue. I love the idea about steps on the stairway instead on in a family. I have never made Irish Soda Bread. I might give it a try.


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