Saturday, April 28
Friday, April 27
I acquired a new book, and from the looks of it, even a novice knitter like me can handle these projects.
A good "next step" in knitting. I haven't spoken to anyone who directly knit from this book, yet, but Amazon reviews this quite favorably.
If you come across any great pattern ideas, I would love to hear about them. I am always on the lookout for something a bit different. Especially for unique dishcloth patterns. :)
I was speaking on "tweaking" my blog, yesterday. One of the tweaks that I enjoyed most - that would be fun even for the newbie - is creating a "favicon" for your blog. A favicon is an Icon that shows up in your web address when your site or blog is viewed in its web window. It helps to create a personality for your blog and sets it apart from other sites. It is so simple to do! Why not try it yourself? Here is the tutorial for it :
This great little trick only takes a bit of time. Try it!
A busy weekend is planned for this family. Prom weekend. Boy, time passes in a flash. Did I say that before?
Don't forget to enjoy each moment. Be blessed today.
Thursday, April 26
These daylight hours are ever-lengthening and I love it. That is what we all crave. I mean, isn't it so much better knitting by natural (day) light, rather than by moon-light???
I am currently working on a couple of small projects. My mid-April knit along, being one. There has been a lot of talk about the p2tog tbl... and I can see where some might have a bit of trouble with that stitch. This stitch mostly impedes on my ability to knit quickly, as it takes much more time to grab those back purls. This stitch is a fabulous exercise on working on tension. I can't wait to see how this cloth works up. I have an advantage though, in peeking in on the finished cloth, since my group has long since completed this one.
Speaking of my group... did I tell you that I love my KAL? In fact I created an Icon just for that purpose - in support of the dishcloth KAL! What a desperate life I lead. :) So go ahead and steal it - if you too, love your dishcloth KAL!
This week my small obsession has been fine tuning my blog. I found the most wonderful tutorial - that even novice bloggers like me can follow. It is:
Wonderful advice on customizing your blog. Try it! Jim even will personally answer your questions. How can you do better than that? So be patient with me as I evolve the pages of Coming Unravelled.
I also want to send along a thank you to hakucho. She knit up a variation of a dishcloth pattern (which she originally wrote and I altered a bit) and featured it on her blog. Take a visit:
Thank you so very much, hakucho!
I 've gotta run. Busy day today. Although I would much rather stay here and play, I have to run to work. Afterwards, a track meet. I love watching my son run. Did I tell you how much I love to "Mom"? Well, I do. (Usually!) The time of parenting while the children are home is fleeting. I want to breathe in every moment.
Be well in your day.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on thine own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct thy paths.
Saturday, April 21
It has been a while! Life has calmed down a bit and so I am able to take a moment to catch up here. I have been busy knitting, too!
I finally purchased the Mason Dixon Knitting Book. If ever there was a great place to start the dual task of kitting and reading about knitting - it is here. What a fantastic book, combining instruction with life's bits of humor. The graphics in the book are wonderful! This is a book that you can pick up and read for small spaces of time without the need to remember where you left off. I highly recommend it! This is one book that I would love to carry in shop!
One of the first projects that I was able to conquer was the Mason Dixon six sided cloth. This is the cloth that I messed up on in the past. I finished it!
Here was my last attempt:
Here is the correct version:
Look Mom! No twists! I knit this using Peaches & Cream Pink Lemonade. What a yummy color combination. I placed an order on-line at http://www.elmore-pisgah.com/.
I was not disappointed. I can't wait to order again. I am finding more and more knitting sites on the web. A person could get lost for days at a time just on the knitting sites alone. Who cares if the dust mites are gathering around and the fur balls are blowing!
Here are some of the knitting blogs I have been visiting lately... and let me tell you. These are some very ambitious knitters. Maybe, when I grow up, I can be just like them! :)
Anyway... here they are:
That's all for now. I promise I will be back later. Hopefully yet today! Be blessed.
Lord, guide my steps today ...