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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Starts, Finishes, and Next Project

 

Finished!  As we speak this is in the washer and will soon be laid out block/dry.  Then it can be gifted. to my great niece.  I decided this was softer and more appropriate then the multi-colored blanket.

More fun cocktail napkins!


Not a cocktail napkin, but should be.  Got a kick out of this meme, and thought you might as well.

Code Girls, a New York Bestseller, award winning book tells the riveting secret story of over 10,000 women who were recruited from all over America and taught how to break codes.  They lived in difficult situations and worked long hard hours under much stress.  The vow of secrecy kept their life saving efforts out of the history books.  With much detailed research, their stories are now being told.  A movie was also made from this book.  Highly recommend this book.  Once again the accomplishments of women in The Second World War have been brushed aside and need to be told. 
A photo from my back yard of the purple iris.  I have a large back yard and these beauties line all 3 fence rows.
Am continuing to work on this, but having added about 10 rows, it doesn't look any larger.


Will be casting this project on shortly.  Not the best picture, but I love the teal, gray, and purple mix.  This will be a tri-colored asymmetrical scarf.  I will cast on before finishing the above scarf, lol.

Exercise continues, will see how the monthly stats are for May.



46 comments:

  1. I love your iris. Such majestic soldiers.
    Isn't it wonderful that the forgotten/concealed stories of the work that women did (and do) is finally coming to light...

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    1. Yes it wonderful. For far too long woman's stories have been hidden. It's been a mans world, but...it's time to shine the light.

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  2. Gorgeous blanket and I am sure it will be greatly appreciated. I also love the colours you chose for your next project.

    God bless.

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    1. Thanks Jackie. I started the new project yesterday because the colors were calling out to me.

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  3. The Iris here are in bud. Coffee is on and stay safe

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    1. I always want to stretch the Iris season. They're just so pretty. Sipping coffee as we chat.

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  4. The ombre blanket is beautiful and will be much appreciated, I'm sure. It's good that women's stories are being told as women's voices and contributions have always been silenced throughout history. Your irises look stunning - they don't grow well in my garden, so it's lovely to see them happily growing in other people's.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. I wish I had more Iris's in lots of different colors; but then there wouldn't be enough room for my other plants. Thanks for kind words.

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  5. I like the colors of yarn for your next scarf! Very pretty mix! Those irises are so pretty!! I do not believe they grow here in Phoenix (probably too hot for them). I have heard of that book, Code Girls. Might have to see if our e-library carries it :)

    betty

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    1. Thanks Betty. Too bad you can't plant Iris there, but imagine you're right probably too warm.

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  6. Anonymous2:14 PM

    I love the purple iris. So pretty. Have a lovely day. Regine
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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    1. Please leave your blog url instead of anonymous, then it will be a live link. Plus your name.

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  7. I like your choice of yarn colors for new scarf. The iris are so pretty...a yard full of purple (my favorite color). That book...I've seen it and been tempted to buy it. Sounds like a keeper!

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  8. The yard really is pretty with all the purple. It's my favorite of the blooms I have. Thanks for the visit.

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  9. Wonderful flowers. Purple is such a beautiful colour too.

    God bless.

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    1. Thanks Victor, agree on the purple.

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  10. I've heard about the Code Girls. It's definitely on my TBR, which keeps growing!

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    1. I know what you mean about the list growing. I find one book and then 3 others are recommended.

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  11. Code Girls sounds interesting. I picked up a book at the library book sale about 2 women whose husbands are both soldiers (1943) and the book consists of letters they write back and forth. It's called Home Front Girls.
    If you lived close we could trade Irises since I have a few different coloured ones and I can't remember if I have a dark purple one. My very first one opened this week and it's pure white. I love it.
    The purple, teal and gray yarns are beautiful and make me think of Fall.
    Take care, GM

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    1. Wish we did live close and could trade some Iris's that would be fun. Making a note about your book, sounds like one I would enjoy.

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  12. What a wonderful gift for your niece, that lovely handmade blanket. Something to really treasure
    Our weatherman said it was going to be sunny this afternoon but we needed an umbrella

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    1. The weather has been odd all around it seems. One day hot, the next day cold and wet. Extremes.

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  13. Here I am.... back from my hibernation. =) Love the three colours of yarn for your new scarf. They will look fabulous together. I must search out that book. Sounds like an excellent read. Now for your irises.....quite simply gorgeous! How pretty your back yard must look. Your great niece will love her pretty blanket; such a beautiful gift!

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    1. Glad to hear you're back from hibernation! Thanks for the visit, good to hear from you.

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  14. The blanket is lovely, I'm sure your great niece will love it. It's amazing how stories from the war are still coming out all these years later, I'm sure there's so much about what went on during those years that we'll never know.

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    1. Right you are about stories we may never know; but, I'm thrilled we're learning about the roll women played and find it maddening that for years no one knew and the women involved never got the notice they deserved.

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  15. I will be adding your book recommendation to my To Read List. Thank you.
    Your iris is beautiful. Ours will just start to bloom in the next week.
    Goodbye May.. it went too fast.
    Carla

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    1. May really did go fast, too fast. Enjoy your Iris. As I type this response, I'm sad to say mine are now done.

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  16. I actually knew about the code girls of WW2 but was not aware of the book. My irises are a burgundy and yellow shade. We did not plant them; they are her3 from a previous owner.

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    1. Burgundy and yellow sound pretty. Happy to know you knew about the Code Girls, you're younger, did you learn about them in school history?

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  17. Hello,
    Thanks for sharing the book. Your flowers are beautiful, I love the purple color.. Your yarn colors are pretty too. Beautiful images.

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    1. Thanks Eileeninmd, appreciate the visit. My list of books keeps growing. I need to update my book shelf again.

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  18. Thank you so much for your comment. Oh, you have been so busy! Beautiful work. Lovely flowers too. All the best to a beautiful June!

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    1. Thank you CaitlinMegan. Hubby says keeping busy keeps me off the streets, lol.

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  19. I'm sure the Code Girls is a very interesting book. Our army and the Intelligence services are nothing without the contribution of the female soldiers and security members.

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    1. So agree, it's just such a shame that for years women's accomplishments have been unknown.

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  20. Code Girls sounds like an interesting read. The iris look so pretty and your knitting is lovely.

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    1. I really loved the book, hope you will too. Thanks for the visit.

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  21. Your Iris are gorgeous. And I love the beautiful tri-colored yarn!

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    1. I wish the Iris lasted longer, they're a real favorite. Next post I'll show you the tri-colored scarf. It's coming along nicely.

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  22. I am trying to master the granny square. Although, I am not sure I will perfect it. Such lovely projects you have going. And a great read too!

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    1. Granny squares are fun to make, if you don't change colors too much that is...otherwise you have too many ends to work in which is annoying, lol.

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  23. I agree - lovely color combination.
    I also admire your backyard irises.
    Happy June, Sandy.

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    1. Thank you Robyn, happy June to you as well. It's sure gone fast

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  24. Yay!! You finished another project. Nicely done. I also like your new additions to your cocktail napkin collection, Sandy.

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    1. Thanks for the cheer! Put the finished blanket in the mail yesterday.

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