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Yarn : Lion Brand – Homespun

98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester

Bulky 5

Weight : 6oz/170g

Color : 375 Candy Apple

Needles : 10 US/6mm

Machine Washable/Machine Dryable.


I saw Amy crocheting a beautiful blue scarf today… her fingers were moving faster than my eyes could blink! πŸ˜€Β I hope to be that fast some day!!

The yarn was so soft and stretchy… I took to it immediately and went to Walmart & got the only red Homespun yarn available.


Lion Brand - Homespun Yarn #375 Candy Apple

I began knitting the scarf in garter stitch, casting on 16 stitches and knit to the end of the yarn which came up to 6 feet long! Here is Sanju Jaanu πŸ˜€ a dear friend, wearing my first knitting gift ever! Hope you loved it, hon! πŸ˜‰

Sanjeeda wearing my first knitted gift : a red scarf πŸ˜€

The feel & touch of this yarn is soooooo soft and snuggly warm! I think I’m going to knit a blue one for myself now! πŸ˜€


~Amy Brandon~

Met her first time… last year… as my daughter’s Girl Scout Leader. πŸ˜€

And as time passed by, I got to learn about the many facets of this fascinating & phenomenal Amy Brandon! πŸ˜‰

From what I’ve seen & what I know… she’s a wonderful wife & a great mom!!

She has inspired & encouraged my family & me to consider & pursue homeschooling for my daughter Nazu.

She is enormously talented… how many women can use sewing, quilting, knitting & crocheting needles so effortlessly & flawlessly??? 😯

She has a huge heart (and I don’t mean just literally!) πŸ˜› Really, her generosity and her kindness totally baffle me & humble me… I know it was/is hard for her to understand me, my moods & my mind initially, but she has always looked beyond my faults & mistakes and never ever treated me with the slightest discriminatory attitude. (Do remember that I live in Texas πŸ˜† )

There were times when I so badly needed to vent… she heard me out with patience and sent me home with her “purls” of wisdom πŸ˜‰

I feel so thankful to her for all of that…

But today, I’m even more grateful to her… because this day she will don on another role … and become my knitting teacher!!! Yay πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Thanx Amy, I owe you, Big Time, babe!! πŸ˜‰

And I pray, that God protects your sanity every minute you are with me πŸ˜† amen!!!

It’s no secret that I’ve always been fascinated by the craft of knitting.

InnumerableΒ times I’ve stopped in my tracks, and with complete awe & admiration, stared at these women clicking away their knitting needles so effortlessly.

I’ve even pestered one of my favorite knitters to teach me very early on. Guess who??? πŸ˜‰ Yup!!

Sept 2001, on my first visit to Canada, my cousin Abiha gave me a few lessons on “knit & purl” which were forgotten faster than the time I took to learn them! πŸ˜€

I luv’d the idea of pulling a thread this way n that… and being able to create something that was wearable! (my definition of knitting, haa!)

Anyhow, I didn’t go beyond this, back then. (Abiha, recognize it?! πŸ˜‰ ) And recently I found this pink yarn buried deep down in my yarn basket and lost somewhere in the darkness of my closet.

Yes, it’s time I made good use of it! πŸ˜€