Monday, January 27, 2014

Coats, Planes and Needles!

The coats have found their rightful owners and are being sent via mail today.
Thank you Mary Dyck, (administrative assistant at Bethany Chapel, Calgary) 
for solving the mystery of the coats. Facebook alerted her attention to the blog title.
Mary will be receiving a copy of the Celebrations book.
She was quite excited to know that she would receive her own copy,
  as she had purchased many copies as Christmas gifts, but did not own one herself.

 So what happens when you are on a plane and you find yourself knitting.
but realized you forgot a stitch marker.  A stitch marker is an enclosed hole, which can 
mark when you need to increase a stitch or mark the beginning of a row.
Well I began desperately searching for something to mark my row.
In my pocket I found a know what I mean, isn't it for garbage?
Or would it be referred to as an emesis  pouch?

 I created my own marker by tearing off the twist tie and it worked perfectly
while we were cruising at an altitude of 40,000 feet.
When there's a will, there's a way.
It worked perfectly.
Here's a collection of some of the items that I have been knitting over the past months.
Anything from scarves, to cowls, toques, booties and blankets.

I always vowed to myself that when I retired from my work outside of the home,
I wanted to take up a hobby.
And I quickly chose knitting, and began classes in our own community.

"Knitting is clothing made in spare moments, or round the fire, whenever women gathered together... It's something to celebrate-clothes made in love and service, something women have always done.” 

If I stitch fast enough does it count as an aerobic exercise?


  1. Love this article. Recently I wondered if knitting needles were allowed on airplanes. I guess so. Not sure how that compares to nailclippers. Oh well. Lovely knitting you've done there. I might take up that hobby soon too in a few years.

  2. So happy about the coat story ending so well! Love all your knitting. I'm all thumbs in that department! :)

  3. have been knitting up a storm when you aren't climbing those stairs! There was a time right after 9/11 when knitting needles were not allowed on aircraft...but I could bring my crochet hook. Glad they are letting you fly with your 'weapon of choice' these days!

    I'm looking forward to seeing you in your new/old coat soon!

  4. I admire anyone who can knit and with such gorgeous results! - my daughter knits constantly - standing sitting, driving, flying, - even while walking down the street. I've tried on 3 occasions to learn and failed abysmally each time. Good for you that you learned so quickly is all I can say.

  5. Aerobic knitting! Yes!
    I've been known to slip off my wedding ring and use it for a stitch marker in a knitting emergency.
    Your knitting is beautiful and I'm impressed that you are working on entrelac--not my favorite method.
    Knitting is clothing made in spare moments--I love that--may I quote you?

  6. Oh Marg - your knitting is beautiful!! I have the simplest of simple projects on the go and can't seem to master that. I'll keep trying. So glad you solved the coat mystery.

  7. I'm glad the coat mystery ended well. Your busy hands have created some wonderful keepsakes for your loved ones. That is a gift I can't claim to have. Maybe some day after retirement.....

  8. Your knitting projects are very lovely, Marg! Good job!! and of course, knitting is counted as aerobic, you aren't sitting still, are you ? smile.... Can you knit and climb the mountain stairs at the same time ?
    I watched a lady in the front pew at church knitting away last Sunday morning ...

    So happy you got your own coat back !!

  9. Wow. Marg - you have really come along with the knitting! I am seriously impressed! I love the cables! It's good to know that your coat came home - what a funny experience that was.

  10. Incredible knitting!!! Marg


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