Wednesday, March 21

I Promise! I haven't forgotten my blog!

I really haven't forgotton about this place - Really! I have been busy knitting. I have several photos and a pattern or two to add soon. Just trust me on this one! My children are on spring break and they brought the camera with them. I, in turn, am doing without for now. I have learned so much, knit wise, though! I can't wait to share it with you. In the meantime, drop me a line. I would love to hear from you. And... I am always interested in a new and different dishcloth pattern.

Thank you so much for visiting.


I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.(John 10:l0)


Thursday, March 8

A Free Pattern - Just in time for spring

Check back soon. I will be posting this pattern.


Dish Cloth: Alpha Stripes

Simplicity in Color

A wonderful simple pattern which works on changing yarn color, the slip stitch and purling. Written for my 16 year old daughter who is learning these basic techniques. I wrote this for beginners but this bright cloth can make any kitchen cheerful!


Tuesday, March 6

Learning A Knitted Lesson - I should be really smart now!

Wow! I can scarcely believe that over a week has transpired since my last entry. I have been ill, struggling with one of my migraine headaches, followed by a severe cough. This has been lingering on for days, of course, worsening at night time. If this has not showed remarkable improvement by the weekend, I will need to go in and have a checkup. I rarely go in to the doctor. In fact, it is one of those things I dread. However, my 89 year old father is just recouping from bout of pneumonia thus it is the most wise thing to do.

Since my last writing here is where my stitches lie:

I was forced to abandon my Mason Dixon cloth on the circular needles. Too bad that it took me over 3500 stitches to realize that I had my work twisted! Now I have a beautiful figure 8 cloth, nearly complete. Ugh. Lesson: make sure that you check your work to make sure that your stitches are not twisted after your first round! Even if this cloth had to be abandoned, I was able to accomplish a few things:

  • Creating bobbles

  • Gaining knowledge on how to use circulars

  • My first attempt at using double pointed needles.

I also completed my first cloth using mercerized cotton. this past week. Actually, this started out as a cloth but ended up being a pot holder. Seems that I am learning lots of lessons this week.

I visited a couple of my local yarn "boutiques". I picked up a set of addi turbo circular needles. Although they are a brass needles with nickel plating, the join is ultra smooth and the cord is wonderfully supple. I would say that they are easier to work with than the bamboo circular that I used for my (clearing throat) figure 8 cloth.

I also managed to pick up a couple of other types of wooden needles. I had only used Clover Bamboo needles thus far. I purchased a pair of Brittanys and a few pair of Crystal Palace needles. They are both very comfortable needles. The Crystal Palaces seem to have a sharper point, which I can see would be an advantage when it comes to decreases. I like them all.

I also made my first purchase of yarn on-line. I visited Elmore-Pisgah and picked up several new (for me) colors of yarn to fight off my color fatigue. I can't wait to get them!

I last wrote just prior to our snow storm(s). We added over twelve inches to our total. Now I know that many, many people are ready to see that snow completely gone, come March, but I find that it refreshingly breaks up our remaining weeks before spring inches in. And now this up-coming weekend greets the time change and signifies longer days. I have been waiting an entire year for this!

And tonight is Idol Night!

Today I will be praying for all single mom's out there. And single dad's too. It is a tough and tiring job to be a head of the household. Even in the perfect situation raising children is difficult. Each and every day I thank the Lord for sustaining us. I want all of you to know that I am keeping you and your families in my heart.

Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a  moment, is working for us far more exceeding and eternal  weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

2 Corinthians 4: 16-18