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Hiding a Multitude of Sin

Daddy and me at 3 months

Daddy and me

Let me explain the title of this post.  My daddy would often use this phrase to describe the benefit of things like heavy sauces and long overcoats!  This was not an original saying, obviously; it originated from the Bible.  If you knew my daddy, you would have guessed this, I’m sure.  Five years ago on this date, daddy left this world to the sweet sounds of supplication to the Blessed Mother by his ‘favorite middle child’.  (that would be me, y’all!)  May his soul and those of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace and may divine assistance remain with him.

I should have finished this post two days ago, but I was too cranky to write.  You all deserve better.

Back to the blog, and the title of the post.  I have been craving a pair of socks on the needles since I frogged my Cheese-head Socks (you can see why in my previous post.)  My intention is to do something a little different with each pair of socks I knit, and this latest WIP is no different.  After participating in Knit Stars 3.0, I was inspired by Arne and Carlos to try Norwegian knitting.  Norwegian knitting is done in the Continental style but with less movement between the yarn and your left index finger.  I can’t explain better than the fellas, so please check out their You Tube channel for a video tutorial (sooo worth it!). How to Knit – Basics of Knitting – Arne & Carlos.  


Hermione’s Everyday Sock

I chose a lovely yarn by the equally lovely Connie of ChileKnitz.  The color is Blue Jean.  The pattern I chose is the “Hermione’s Everyday Sock”.  Both offer the opportunity to practice skills and, in the case of the yarn, hide a multitude of sin!  I’ll admit, I have made a number of mistakes, and I have ripped out the heel at least 3 times.  To be honest, I don’t mind; I am continuing until I have a successful pair of sock.  This is a great learning experience.

Wanna know what else is a great learning experience?  Knowing my daddy!  I talked to him a lot this week.  I asked him about how to be a good spouse, a good parent, a good colleague and a good Christian, because I felt like I was struggling at all of them.  As in true daddy form, he was a man of few words!  What he did tell me was to turn to God and put my troubles at the foot of the cross.

Today’s Saint is:  St. Jerome Emiliani – he is the patron saint of abandoned children and orphans.  I wish all children could have a daddy like mine.  The world would be such a beautiful and gentle place for the young and young at heart.

Today’s beverage:  Makers Mark Bourbon on the rocks with a slip of lemon zest

Today’s sounds:  The Yarniacs Podcast.  Listen to it on Podbean!

Thank you for stopping by.

Hug a child today, if you have the good fortune (I did!!)

Until next time, may you have peace in your day.



13 comments on “Hiding a Multitude of Sin

  1. Jennifer says:

    Love to you Regina! ❤️🥃🧶

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ReginaMary says:

      I love you too!! 💕


  2. Katherine says:

    Well said. Thank you for putting my feelings from the week into perspective. Enjoy making your socks. I for one refuse to knit socks. K

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ReginaMary says:

      Oh, Katherine, I remember this about you! People either love or hate knitting socks! I love being able to work things out on a small project that no one really has to see unless I show them. That afterthought heel attempt, tho…


  3. My mother died a few weeks before my oldest started junior high. I miss turning to her for advice even though many years have passed.

    I love your quest to keep learning. I signed up for a year-long knitting skills program this morning.

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    1. ReginaMary says:

      That program sounds wonderful…tell me more. Do they offer one in motherhood? Hahaha


      1. I read about it on Mason-Dixon Knitting. It’s “Boost Your Knitting: Another Year of Techniques” offered by Arnall-Culliford Knitwear. While I’m familiar with many of the techniques, you can always pick up tips to refine your technique. I’m checking out the video you mentioned. Thanks for the tip.

        You’re on your own for mothering tips.

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      2. ReginaMary says:

        YES!!! I subscribe to their videos on YouTube. They are wonderful!


  4. That’s a great photo of you and your Dad. He looks really proud:)

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    1. ReginaMary says:

      Somehow, in spite of all my mistakes, he always made me feel like he was proud to be my dad.

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  5. Sheryl says:

    The photo of you with your father is wonderful You were adorable.

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    1. ReginaMary says:

      Those cheeks, tho! 🤣

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  6. Robert Messa says:

    I’m so freakin proud of my wife and truly impressed with the knitting community that is, you guize! You really have each other’s interests in your hearts and we need this today, all of this and every day. My drink: my wife’s love, in my tummy: the thought of what is to come thanks to her and to God. I asked her daddy to marry Regina and he told me “that’s a good idea”. I think it was a great idea. See you all loving her too, sets my day off just perfectly. Peace and love to all and have a great weekend!

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